Performing Arts

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

Midrealm's Bardic Madness photos online

Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle has posted photos from the recent Midrealm Bardic Madness X on the Northshield website. The photos include participants from the Midrealm, Northshield Calontir and Atlantia.

[MID] 2009 Twelfth Night Masque

The Canton of Hawkes Keye & The Marche of Norborough Are happy to announce The 2009 Twelfth Night Masque & Baronial Artisans Championship 10 January 2009 10:30 - 22:00 at the Christ's Disciple Church in lovely Fairfield Ohio.

[AET] Ice Dragon 2009

As the end of October nears , we can feel the Ice Dragon's breath upon the lands of our beloved AEthelmearc. With each rush of it mighty wings we can feel the great winds. Soon our lands will be covered with the ice and snow that The Ice Dragon brings with it. Aye, winter can be beautiful, but the hope of Spring is always on the edge of our thoughts. After a winter of indoor events, fighting and fencing indoors, and all that comes with those long winter months we will all be looking forword to Spring and the passing of the Ice Dragon from our lands.

[NOR] Border Downs Yuletide Revel

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The people of Border Downs would like to invite you to come and celebrate with us this coming Saturday, December 6th for our annual Yuletide shindig.

We've got some really neat stuff planned, including:

  • A wicked awesome feast done by Lord Ajax Theron Marius. The theme is Feast of the Ages: Bound by Cheese. There will also be a day-board.
  • A Walking A&S competition! Walking A&S is a great way to show off the Location:
    Border Downs (Sioux Falls, South Dakota)

[LOC] Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast

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Unto the populace of Lochac does Mordenvale extend its invitation to join in on our 2nd Annual Rhythm & Brews Tourney and Feast.

Come along for a Rose Tourney to honour the time old court of love in a spectacular St Valentine's boast of chivalry and prowess.

Settle in for an evening of entertainment from the bawdy to the harmonic - this year the Grogs wish any who may to challenge last year's winners, the Morris Dancers. Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Kariong. NSW)

[OUT] 12th Night: The Reconquista

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Leave behind the cold winter of the Outlands and for one evening come to the sunny climate of Spain to celebrate with the Barony of Caerthe the Twelfth Night tradition.

At the end of the 15th century, Spain sat on the brink of her most wondrous chapter in history, the Siglo de Oro, or Golden Age. The year 1492 was perhaps the most decisive in the history of Spain. King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile had realized their goal of reuniting Spain with their triumphant entry into Granada. Of course, this was also the year that Christopher Columbus, sailing under a Spanish flag, left for the Americas. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Brighton, Colorado)

[CAI] Dreiburgen Yule

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The Barony of Dreiburgen invites you to join us at our Yule Celebration on Saturday December 6, 2008

** Donation Raffle - Bring an item to donate for the raffle. In the spirit of the season our raffle proceeds will be donated to the 2 SCA members that were affected by the Montecito Tea Fire. As you should have heard by now, 2 of our own are in the hospital with serious burn injuries and have lost their home. Please be generous. ** Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Yucca Valley, California)

Traditional & Folk Music Hour features SCAdian musicians

Melandra of the Woods (Melinda Lafevers), Producer and Host of the Traditional and Folk Music Hour reports that the latest program features SCA-connected musicians and groups. The program aired November 29, 2008, but is available online by clicking on "original article" below.

[ANS] Central Regional 12th Night 2009

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Come join the groups in the Central Region in Celebrating Carnivale! January 3, 2009

Delight yourselves in the visions of Italy during this magnificent season. Enjoy the sounds of our wandering performers or compete to be the Kingdom Bard in the Eisteddfod!

Test your luck at our period gaming tables!

Autocrats:
Sior Tomas Niallagain
Sir Hrafn Olaffson Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Arlington, Texas)

[CAI] Lyondemere Yule

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Come join our barony as we end the year with merriment and laughter. Get there early and enjoy lunch and the annual LyonBard Competition. Buy your ticket(s) for the chance to be named Lord or Lady of Misrule,who will 'reign' over the evening's feast. Or just enjoy a showcase of farces, a humorous feast, a joyous revel, and the company of our populace.

  • Lunch: The barony will provide a modest lunch buffet... Location:
    Barony of Lyondemere (El Segundo, California)

[MER] Jour d'Amour IV

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Hello! Once again the Shire of Drakenmere presents its homage to love at our fourth Jour d'Amour, this year with a focus on Persian Romance. As part of the festivities we will host the third Iron Garb competition!

In the Iron Garb competition, teams of up to four people compete to create an entire outfit in one day. Each competition has a different focus or theme that is revealed the morning of the competition, and at the end of the day Location:
Shire of Drakenmere (Flovilla, Georgia)

[ATE] Barony of Atenveldt Yule

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Come ye one, Come ye all to the Barony of Atenveldt Yule. Show your pride in your Barony by wearing the Baronial Colors of red and white. Festivities will include games, music, singing and dancing, door prizes.

Fighters, come fight in the Torchlight Tourney, sponsored by Lady Elena, to benefit the Sole della Notte Fund. This fund is to pay for the lights at Encanto Park for fighter practice. Should the need to Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona)

Baroness TSivia placed on vigil for Pelican

Their Majesties Etain au Naval and Valfreya Greenspeare recently called Baroness TSivia bas Tamara v'Amberview, O.L., veteran Chirurgeon and Bard, into Their court to be placed on vigil for the Order of the Pelican.

[ATE] Tavern Tourney

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Join your brothers (and sisters) in arms at the Tavern Aurelius for a day of food, drink, contest, and celebration. Yes it is time for Tavern Tourney. Huzzah!!

In Ascalon on Christmas Eve in the year 1169, the Christian army has just returned from their second defeat in Egypt. The Hospitallers were part of that army and, of course do not really have the Christmas spirit. Michaelis Aurelius, a trader that often does business with the Hospitallers, has put together a Christmas Eve party to cheer his friends. Wanting to include all of his friends, Michaelis and his lovely wife Kateryn, also invited the Templars who refused to go with the army to Egypt and are often rivals with the Hospitallers. While discussing the party, with the Grand Masters of each order, an argument arose as to which was more in the Christmas spirit, the Reindeer of the Germans or the Gnomes of the French. Come join Michaelis party and support your order by showing your spirit. Are you a Templar displaying your Antlers or are you Hospitaller showing your pointed ears or gnomish garb. Come let us eat, drink, and be merry Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Chandler, Arizona)

[OUT] Caer Galen Midwinter

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On this 13th day of December, 999 Anno Domini, Their Excellencies of Caer Galen, Bjarki and Asta, cordially invite you to join them in celebrating winter in its most festive fashion!

This year, we celebrate our Midwinter alongside the Dnieper River, in the beautiful seat of the Rurikid rulers, Kiev. The delegation from Constantinople has come up to visit the Kievan Princes, as well as various envoys from Scandinavia to conduct trade negotiations. Location:
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)

[WES] Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet

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The Champion and Lady of Golden Rivers invite you to join them as they celebrate the founding of Golden Rivers. Enjoy an auction, singing, story telling as we sample foods that are from not one, but several countries in Western Europe!

Site: Carmichael Park Community Clubhouse
5750 Grant Ave
Carmichael CA 95608

The hall opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 10 p.m. This is a DRY site. Location:
Province of Golden Rivers (Carmichael, California)

[LOC] Rowany Yule

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It's the 13th of December, 19 B.C. and the sundial in the Rowany forum reckons its 2 hours past midday. The Romans under Augustus have finally completed their conquest of the Iberian peninsula, your home and the home of your ancestors. But you just don't care! Your part of the peninsula fell to the Roman war machine over 100 years ago and, besides, your not going to let the news spoil your enjoyment of the afternoon's entertainment. Location:
Barony of Rowany (Silverdale, New South Wales)

[ANS] Stargate Yule

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Please join the Barony of Stargate as we celebrate our 35th Anniversary with our annual Yule Celebration. The Barony will also be choosing their A&S and Bardic Champions.

The Norse have opened their longhouse and invited Ansteorra to celebrate the day with feasting, friends, and mirth. This year's Yule theme is based on the Myth of Mistletoe.

Site Info & Fees
St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church Location:
Barony of Stargate (Houston, Texas)

[ATL] Winter's Welcome Revel

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As the Yuletide approaches, we gather with friends and celebrate the season with music, games, dance and a lavish afternoon feast.

Arts & Sciences Activities:
Performances will be held throughout the day. If you'd like to compete for Kingdom Bard at 12th Night, use this event as your dress rehearsal! Please contact Lady Millicent Chandler (millicent.chandler@gmail.com) if you are interested in performing. Location:
Barony of Ponte Alto (Falls Church, Virginia)

Syr Loric Silvestris winner of Gleann Abhann Crown Tourney

Magdalena reports that Syr Loric Silvestris, fighting for Mistress Diana of the Isles, was the winner of the recent Crown Tournament in the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann.

[EAL] Wassail

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The Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog presents Wassail! Come decorate our hall for the season and enjoy festive customs and traditions from different SCA time periods and cultures.

Saturday, November 29, 2008
9am to 10 pm
Tavistock Memorial Hall
3 Adam St.
Tavistock, ON
N0B 2R0

Site Fee: $8 | Children 5 and under: Free | Children 6 to 12: $4
Non-member surcharge (where applicable): $3 | Kingdom Tax: $1 Location:
Canton of Bryniau Tywynnog (Tavistock, Ontario)

[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.