Performing Arts

Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.

[ANT] Seagirt Yule

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As the chill of winter creeps upon us, it is time to seek warmth. Seagirt Yule will warm your toes and hearts with food, entertainment, dance, games and much more! Their Excellencies of the glorious Barony of Seagirt, Ming and Elina, extend their welcome to travellers from afar, and those already familiar to Seagirts warmth.

The gathering shall be on December 6th from 4pm and not extending past midnight. Luxton Hall will be the place located at: Location:
Barony of Seagirt (Victoria, British Columbia)

[WES] Beaconsgate Boar Hunt

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Come and join the Province of the Mists for our annual holiday celebration.

The holidays are coming, and so is the Annual Beaconsgate Boar Hunt. We will be at our traditional site, Camp Herms. In addition to the Hunt during the day, we will have many activities within the hall (dancing, singing, music, games) for non-fighters and tired fighters. Please plan to bring something for your lunch if you are coming on site early. Location:
Province of the Mists (El Cerrito, California)

[DRA] Feohte of Broders

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The wind from the east has brought ships from our brother Principality in the north and with them comes war to Insuale Draconis. Nordmark now tries to invade ID; the Viceroy will not allow this to go unanswered. The Viceroy calls all warriors to make ready and rally to defend ID!

Come and enjoy the 1st official war in ID between the two Principalities. This war promises to be fun for all, with war points being given for heavy fighting, A&S competitions and light fighting. Support your Principality and then participate in the bardic circle and enjoy the merry making to complete a great war! Location:
Insuale Draconis (Norwich, England)

[WES] Three Rivers Yule

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Not going to Boar Hunt this year? Missing those old time Yule Revels? Let's make 'em come alive again! On December 13th come bring your banner to display and join us in that spirit to make merry at the first Three Rivers Yule Revel, hosted by the Shire of Betony Wood.

We plan to have games, a contest or two and even some good old country dancing! We are also actively looking for entertainers! If you juggle, sing, tell stories or even perform Location:
Shire of Betony Wood (Fair Oaks, California)

Collegium Cantorum to perform in Washington DC area

Britton reports that Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present "Pirchon (or, 'Pete of the Street')", a concert of Renaissance Sacred Polyphony by Pierre de la Rue (c.1452-1518) on November 15 and 16, 2008 in the Washington D.C. area.

Historic Corrie's concert to be released on DVD

Advance orders are now being taken for a DVD of the 21st Anniversary Concert of the celebrated Scottish folk group the Corries. The concert was recorded by the BBC in 1981.

Sacred sounds in New York City

The Church of St. Mary the Virgin recently rang with the sounds of choral polyphony when the Tallis Scholars, led by Peter Phillips presented a program of Spanish Renaissance music as part of Columbia University's early music series. Allan Kozinn of the New York Times has a review.

[ATL] Winter Solstice: Mongols, Mayhem, and Murder

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Good friends, on this day in the fall of 1274 on the island of Tsushima (off the coast of Japan), we are about to witness historic events. The Mongols are prepared to invade Japan, and the negotiations and banquet today are an attempt to forestall the invasion. A wealthy Japanese lord has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight all guests!

In honor of the attendees, the feast will feature courses of Mongol and Chinese cuisine, in addition to Japanese. Unfortunately, these important negotiations are destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul! But this is more than a stage play, and you dear friends are more than honored guests. We are counting on you to answer the age old questions “Whodunit?” and “why”? At the end of the afternoon, each guest will be asked to fill out a sheet of paper describing their interpretation of the mystery, and who the culprit(s) is(are). After evaluating the detectives’ work, the murderer(s) will be hauled off in chains to face the Emperor’s Justice, and the detective who solved the crime most correctly will win a prize. Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

"Forbidden Pennsic" DVD and CD now available

The production DVD and the soundtrack CD are now available for the Known World Players' premier of Forbidden Pennsic, performed at Pennsic 37. Lord Abel Frölicher has a brief review of the newly-released DVD.

Radio station's Halloween special features SCA musicians

Radio host Melinda LaFevers, known in the SCA as Melandra of the Woods, hosts a weekly folk music show on radio station KVHU, sponsored by Harding University. This week's show will feature the talents of several "current and former SCA bards" and will be broadcast on the web as well as on the air.

[NOR] Project Day

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Border Downs Project Day: Norse Poetry and Prose Edition

WHO: You! Me! Them! Everyone!
WHAT: Project Day, with a focus on norse poetry and prose
WHERE: Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD

Take your best route to the section of South Grange Ave that sits between 26th and 33rd streets. Look for the SCA sign. There will be a big parking lot, so park there, then head into the building with the bright blue on the front. That is the Commons. Once you are inside the Commons, head to the right, past the mailboxes. When you reach the end of the mail boxes, take a left down that hallway and you will be on site! Look for the SCA signs once you have hit the right area of Grange. Location:
Shire of Border Downs (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

Prop and costume sale at New Jersey theatre October 25, 2008

On Saturday October 25, 2008, the Shakespeare Theatre Of New Jersey will open its doors for a sale of costumes, props and masks in an effort to raise money for the Theatre's educational and artistic programs.

[WES] Yule Feast

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The Barony of Rivenoak proudly invites you to sample the delightful culinary artistry of Padraig Mathmathuna. Their most benevolent and gracious Excellencies Baron Gwyn & Baroness Lori have commandeered a sumptuous five course Welsh feast to tantalize the senses!

We will have dancing, singing, & much merriment! There will be a "Celebration of Winter" table decorating contest as well (points Location:
Barony of Rivenoak (Oroville, California)

[WES] Fall Baronial Coronet Tourney of the Far West

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After some false starts, the new NEW date for the Fall Coronet Tourney of the Far West has been set. November 16, 2008.

When: Baronial Coronet tourney will be held on Sunday the 16th of November, 2008.
Who: Vale de Draco will host. The Baroness and Baron of the Far West Katherine and Noe will autocrat.
Where: The site will be in central Tokyo, at Tintagel, near Mejiro station. Directions are below. Location:
Vale de Draco (Tokyo, Japan)

[ANT] Harvest Celebration VII

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Come and celebrate with the Shire of Ambergard as we rejoice at our bountiful harvest and to honor King Owain and Queen Wrenn the rightful rulers of the greatest kingdom in the knowne world, An Tir.

The Ambergard Culinary Guild will as always prepare a sumptuous feast to show our bounty. We are looking for minstrels, story tellers and such to entertain and amaze us.

The site is the Ephrata Recreation Center located at 112 Basin Street, Ephrata, WA. The site will open at 3 pm and close at midnight. Serving will begin at 6:30 (tentatively). Location:
Shire of Ambergard (Ephrata, Washington)

[WES] Mists Bardic

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Feasting season is upon us and now is the time that we join in warm company to listen to poem and song as we bear witness to the competition for the next Bard of the Mists.

The site will open on Saturday November 8 at 10 a.m. for set up with competitions beginning at 1 pm.

The competition this time will consist of the same traditional five rounds:

  • First: A period piece. Location:
    Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

[MER] Viking Games

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Disappointed that the Beijing Olympics have come and gone? Craving more sporting competitions? Want to ogle more sweating athletes glistening in the sun? ant to play with weapons that double as sporting equipment?

If you answered yes to any of the questions above, do we have the event for you!

The Barony of Bryn Madoc proudly presents: Viking Games
October 17-19, 2008

Camp Daniel Morgan Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Rutledge, Georgia)

[CAI] Baroness' Bardic and Birthday Banquet

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Milords and ladies, all are invited to join in the festivities as Lyondemere raises their goblets to their beloved Baroness Angelina Nicolette de Beaumont at this, the first Baroness' Bardic and Birthday Banquet Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Prepare for an evening of bardic, revelry, gaming, bardic, dancing, feasting, and maybe some bardic thrown in for good measure. This early evening event will start off with a "beginners welcome" open bardic circle. You say you prefer to spend your time on a good game of chess or backgammon? Tables will be set up for play and some games will be provided. But if you have a favorite Tarot deck or would like to challenge someone to the new period game you just learned, feel free to bring it along. Other creative games are being invented to increase the revelry and social time. I'm not making any promises but "Gondola Races" anyone? Location:
Barony of Lyondemere (Los Alamitos, California)

[AET]Fasching

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Fun, Festivities, Fabulous Performances and Fantastic Feasting? Are these the type of things that interest you? Come celebrate the start of the Fifth Season with the Barony of Endless Hills at Fasching! This year the event is located at the Wright Township Firemen’s Association Hall located at 477 S. Main Road in Mountain Top, Pennsylvania. The site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.

The activities planned for the day is an array of Performing Arts to include a Bardic Competition, Dancing, Silver Tongued Devil, and Theatrical performances. There will be a prize tourney, weather permitting, for both heavy & rapier fighters. Armor inspection will start at 10am. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (Mountain Top, Pennsylvania)

[AET] Fifth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium

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Greetings, all, from the autocrat and staff of the upcoming Fifth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium! Below are supplemental announcements related to the event. We hope that you will forward this message far and wide, so that it will be of best service to all who may benefit.

MARK THE DATE! November 7-10, 2008 at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (15 minutes from Cooper's Lake). Updated announcements and class listings will be posted on our web page, www.cooksandbards.aethelmearc.org

Location:
Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA

[MER] Harvest Moon

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Come join us as we celebrate the Harvest. Friday evening there will be a Bardic Circle and Traveler's Faire. Come eat and tell us your tales, or sing us a song.

The Autocrate and the Knight's Marshall have their heads together planning new games for the fighter's and the populace. Single and unaccompanied fighters will be AUCTIONED, the first tourney requires the assistance of a lady. So Ladies bring your purse. Location:
Shire of Thorngill (Cullman, Alabama)

[WES] Harvest Colligium

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Hear Ye Hear Ye As the Echoes of Summer Fade We are Rolling out the Welcome Mat of Colored Leaves, and Welcoming you to the Shire of Hrafnafjordr where we will be holding a Harvest Colligium attended by her Highness Prinzessin Elisa on Saturday and Sunday Nov 1st & 2nd at the Kenaitize Elder Center in Kenai, Alaska (1000 Mission Ave.)

We will have classes both days, and at this time some of the classes available will be Period Dance (taught by Her Highness), Metal Smithing, History of Period Illumination, Silk Ribbon Rose Making, Round and Flat Braid Kumihimo Braiding, Viking Wire Knitting, On Hands Cooking Class Making Period Stuffing, and a Special Bread Pudding, Team Amazing Brain Games, Beginning games like Mancala, Backgammon, Cribbage, and a few others to be announced, Small Wood Breakdown Table, History of the Roman Coliseum Games. Depending on schedules we will possibly have Period Shoes Working From Your Last to Leather, and Naalbinding, The Making of Miniature Trebuchets, and then a Marshmallow Fight to see how they work, and Chain Maille From Scratch. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

[DRA] Yule Ball

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In the lush and verdant fenland of the Eastern marches of Insulae Draconis, from whence of old the seafaring Danes and the fierce Angles did make war on Albion, peacefully now dwell the loyal and gentle folk of Flintheathshire.

These fine folk have bethought themselves to invite one and all to their hearth to escape the cold and to light up the dark with laughter and music and feasting, to join them in their ancient festival of Yule at The Bidwell Centre in Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk from Friday the 12th December at 1700 closing on Sunday the 14th December at 1300. Location:
Flintheathshire (Thetford Forest, Southern Norfolk, England)

[ANS] Axeman V

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The Canton of Skorragarðr Hosts Axeman V November 14 - 16, 2008 at the Will Rogers Scout Reservation, Cleveland, Oklahoma

The day will offer fun and merriment to all peoples of Ansteorra and many questions will be answered on this day. Who will be The Axeman of Skorragarðr? Who will be our next Rapier Champion? There will be a grand archery competition to determine the next Archer of Skorragarðr, as well as, as thrown weapons championship. In the grand feast hall, there will be an Arts and Science competition and after the sun kisses the horizon we will gather round the fire to determine our Titled Skald. Location:
Canton of Skorragarðr (Cleveland, Oklahoma)

[ART] Artemisian Crown Tournament

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Crown Tournament, by which Artemisia's line of succession is determined, shall be held at the Cache County Fairgrounds in Logan, Utah, on October 11, 2008, hosted by the Shire of Cote du Ciel.

This is a beautiful site that has a feast hall and kitchen, a manicured green area for fighting, an outdoor covered barbecue area, bathrooms, and a large indoor hall that can be used for running multiple erics simultaneously in the case of inclement weather. There are numerous trees on site, and the area is both spacious and relatively secluded. Location:
Shire of Cote du Ciel (Logan, Utah)

[OUT] Raven's Faire

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The Incipient Canton of RavenHyrst presents... RAVEN'S FAIRE, a one-day medieval faire at the Douglas County Fairgrounds - Kirk Hall, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock, CO 80104 Saturday, October 4, 2008, 11 am - 5 pm

Bring the entire family to this one-day medieval faire with activities and fun for all ages!

Compete in a game of skill and chance known as "The Barter Game." There will also be a special added component to the Barter Game - a Location:
Incipient Canton of RavenHyrst (Castle Rock, Colorado)

Song fest in Winter's Gate

Baron Khevron has posted a video of Lady Clover singing Feasting Day by Tania Opland at the Captaincy event in Winter's Gate (Alaska) on YouTube.

Videos of archers, battles and entertainers from Pennsic 37 online

THL Cetach Fitzgibbon of the Shire of Hunter's Home has posted several videos from Pennsic 37 including archery, battles and entertainers around the marketplace.

Computers create sound of ancient harp

The ASTRA (Ancient instruments Sound/Timbre Reconstruction Application) project has produced the sound of a Epigonion, a wooden string instrument similar to a modern-day harp. This is the first time that this ancient instrument has been heard by modern man.

Melee at Roswell photos online

Lady Catriona Fionnaghal nic Elphinstone known as Ceit has posted two albums of photos from the recent Melee at Roswell event hosted by the Marche of Alderford (Middle Kingdom). The photos include Their Highnesses' Royal Court and a performance by I Verdi Confusi.