Performing Arts

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

[EAS] Sleepy's Challenge

description:
Greetings unto the Populace of our fair Barony. Come to The Northern Keep for a camping weekend of archery by day and song by night.

Saturday: Range opens 9am - Intro courses, Royal Rounds, small tournament geared towards next year's archery championship, free shooting. 5pm - Range closes. (Open to all who wish to learn and play). Much revelry around the campfire after dinner. Sunday: 9am - Range Opens for Royal Rounds until 1pm. The site is Location:
Barony of L'ile du Dragon Dormant (Ste-Emilie-de-l'Energie, Quebec)

Web site offers SCA-focused video clips

What happens when medieval living history meets a modern concept like YouTube™? SCA-video.com offers linked and locally-hosted video clips with an SCA-centric focus, ranging from serious and useful to outrageously funny.

"Forbidden Pennsic" charms lords and ladies at Pennsic 37

The Known World Players brought Pennsic 37 to a humorous end with the premier performance of "Forbidden Pennsic", an original musical comedy based on the annual "Forbidden Broadway" from the modern world.

[AET] Bards and Bows

description:
The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the new Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 6, 2008. This event will be held at Camp Amahami, 434 Page Pond Road, in Sanford NY. This is the same beautiful site where Barony Wars is held.

The site opens at 8:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 9:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up. To encourage you to arrive early to enjoy the full day's activities, there will be a pancake and egg breakfast for a small charge from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)

Ancient FM

Those who enjoy medieval music will want to check out Ancient FM, a website which will offer live streaming music on WinAmp or iTunes.

Fools to gather at Pennsic War!

Sophia the Orange reminds all fools and followers of fools that the annual Pennsic Fools Parade will take place Tuesday August 5, 2008 at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome!

Kaamelott: sacred intervals

The strict codes of medieval sacred music are parodied in this hysterical video posted on YouTube. King Arthur, Sir Bors and a monk trade theories on music with unexpected results. PG-13 for language.

[OUT] Here There Be Dragons

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Is Pennsic out of your realm of financial possibilities? Instead of going East, why not go North? The Shire of Plattefordham offers you a last chance to slaughter to your heart's content before the summer ends. Hardsuiters, archers, fencers, litter the ground w/ your dead ("Wait, I'm not dead!")! Bards, slay the audience w/ your clever tongues! There will be torchlight tourney, a ford battle, a castle battle (we have an archer's tower...), and so much more! Bring the kiddies -- we have a playground! Location:
Shire of Plattefordham (Glenrock, Wyoming)

Music in the stone

Researchers Paul Calamia and Jonas Braasch of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered something interesting about stone pillars from Hindu temples dating to the 7th century: they can be played.

Queen Branwyn invites practioners of the Bardic Arts to perform at Pennsic

Fridrikr, Sylvan Bard of the Kingdom of Aethelmearc, reports that Her Majesty, Queen Branwyn is a lover of the bardic arts and invites "Bards, jongleurs, story-tellers, skalds, and others of the Bardic persuasion, to visit Aethelmearc Royal Encampment in the evenings at Pennsic to ply their trade!'

Masquerade Medieval to hold audtions for "A Man for All Seasons" at Pennsic

Master Lorcan Dracontius of Bhakail reports that Masquerade Medieval will hold auditions for a production of A Man for All Seasons to be presented at Pennsic 38.

[NOR] Village Fair

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Welcome! Come join the Barony of Castel Rouge for a relaxing weekend of Marshal Feats and Heroism, Archery, Arts and Sciences Classes, and of Feasting, Revelry and a Celebration of Friendships and a Baronial General Fundraising Raffle.

A Village Fair: A Celebration of Friendships
Hosted by: Barony of Castel Rouge
Start Date: 8/29/2008 Thru End Date: 9/1/2008 as XLIII (43)

Ukrainian Park Camp Location:
Barony of Castel Rouge (Gimli, Manatoba)

[ATE] Chocolate Revel

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Once again our explorers have braved the wilds of the New World to bring back that wondrous delicacy – CHOCOLATE!!! Due to our continued and deepening friendship with a small and extremely secretive tribe, the Oompah’s, you will be able to taste chocolate in as way that no others across Europe have yet been able to produce. The Oompah’s are the only ones to have uncovered the secret of sweetening the cocoa bean. Location:
College of Brymstonne (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

[ATE] Middle East Feast

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Since the birth of the honorable Barony of Twin Moons, our Noble Barons have been linked to the legend of the Grail. These Noble Barons have joined in the quest for the grail but have been unsuccessful. Our current Baron, Baron Thomas, has been privy of new information and clues linking the Grail to the lands of the Middle East. Baron Thomas has picked up his sword to become one of the Crusaders and, as this missive is being penned, is marching off to join the King in this noble battle and to follow up on his newly found information concerning the elusive Grail. Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Fountain Hills, Arizona)

[AET] Children's Event

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Children of the Knowne Worlde unite! This event is dedicated to you! No standing on the sidelines and watching the adults play, it's your turn! There will be Youth Boffer, A&S, Heraldry and Bardic Competitions, as well as classes/activities for all ages! There will be a modest dayboard throughout the day, and no feast. AND, because they were SO WELL BEHAVED last year, under your direct supervision we will allow your parents and guardians to accompany you throughout the day. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Camillus, New York)

[LOC] St Vitas' Dance and Music Weekend

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Spring into two days of classes on all sorts of music and dance with a Feast and Caroso Ball on Saturday night. Lunches provided. Massage Therapist in attendance!

For Members and College Members. Full Weekend: $35, 1 Day + Feast & Ball: $24, F&B only: $19, 1 Day only: $10. Non-Memb. Add $2, If Not Booked Add $5 if feasting or $1 per lunch if day only. Contact Steward re Family/Helper/Hardship prices. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Greenway, ACT)

[EAL] Autocrat's Day Off XIX

description:
The Canton of Caldrithig presents: Autocrat's Day Off July 11-13, 2008.

Site:
Murphy's Point Provincial Park,
R.R. #5,
Perth, Ontario
K7H 3C7
(613) 267-5060

Site Opens: 4pm on Friday July 11th
Site Closes: 12 noon on Sunday July 13th.

Event Steward:
Lady Aelswitha (or 'Withe) of Caldrithig
organismism@gmail.com Location:
Canton of Caldrithig (Perth, Ontario)

Highland Foorde Renaissance Festival educates public about the Middle Ages

"It's not about entertaining, it's about educating," said Sherri Fabic, a member of the Barony of Highland Foorde, about the recent Renaissance Festival hosted by the group at Hager House in Hagerstown, Maryland. Reporter Joshua Bowman of the Herald-Mail was on hand for the story. (Photos & video)

Bards shine in Salesberie Glen

The bards held the day at the recent Performers Revel South in Salesberie Glen (Salisbury, North Carolina), with musicians, poets, storytellers and dancers showcasing their arts. Sara Gregory of the Salisbury Post had the story. (photos)

Inside a theater costume shop

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel takes online visitors inside a theater costume shop in a video called "Ever Wonder?"

Ealdormere: the Movie!

Once upon a time.... in a Kingdom to the North.... a group of re-enactors in their late-night Pennsic cups devised a drinking game wherein real-life actors were cast as SCA members in a very fictional film. The result: Ealdormere: the Movie!

Renaissance armor at the Folger until September 2008

The Great Hall of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. glints with Renaissance armor as the library presents the exhibit Now Thrive the Armorers: Arms and Armor in Shakespeare June 5 through September 9, 2008.

[ATL] Stierbach's Baronial Birthday

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Come One and All to celebrate Stierbach’s Tenth Baronial Anniversary! Like the finest of Atlantia’s wines, each year brings exciting new flavors to experience cultivated in the terroir of tradition and past experience. Share with us the marking of a new year and vintage of Stierbach in our Society.

Site:
Prince William County Fairgrounds, 10624 Dumfries Road, Manassas, VA 20112. Site opens Friday, June 27th at 4pm and we need to be offsite by noon on Sunday. This is the same site as our Holiday Faire. Please note that the site is DRY Location:
Barony of Stierbach (Manassas, Virginia)

[OUT] Quest for Valhalla

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The Norse Gods have come to life and are running free through the green hills of al-Barran.

In the ways of the old there will be much to do this summer weekend. A QUEST like no other has been planned for all to enjoy. For those who are all about the fighting there will be a Rapier Tournament, Heavy Tournament as well as an Archery Tournament just in case you thought there would be nothing to do. Along with questing, fighting, and much revelry, there will be a most wondrous feast Saturday evening that will leave no one hungry. There will also be a delicious and helpful brunch served Sunday morning. Please contact the food coordinators below with any allergy concerns. Location:
Barony of al-Barran (Tijeras, New Mexico)

Wanted: CDs by SCA musicians

Melandra of the Woods, host of the Traditional and Folk Music Hour, is looking for SCA musicians to feature on her program.

[ATL] Kingdom Archery Championship

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The thundering hooves of the Mongolian Empire draw near! Join in their whirlwind of chaos to conquer the Knowne World. We invite you to display your prowess with bow and arrow, and plunder the day away. This will be a kingdom-level event to choose the new Kingdom of Atlantia Archery Champion.

It is a weekend-long event with archery, feasting, and a bardic circle. The Championship will take place at the Baltimore Bowmen club. Enjoy Friday Night travellers’ fare to benefit the Bright Hills Youth Archery program. Saturday will include a continental breakfast, and there will be a dayboard provided to refuel between shoots. The day’s end will bring a sumptuous feast prepared by Duke Valharic, followed by a bardic circle to entertain and recount the day’s events: “No s*@#, there I was, just me and my yak . . .” Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Glen Arm, Maryland)

[WES] Valhalla Day on the Green

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Join us for a resurrection of Valhalla Day on the Greenwith some of the old games and some new ones! Fighting: ship to ship team list, holmgang, axe and shield list, spear list.

Games: bear pit wrestling, spear throwing, tug-of-war, ship races, oar dancing.

Arts: Viking haiku, riddles, storytelling, period style clothing contest, Hollywood style clothing contest.

The park is tree shaded and grassy and runs along the river, nice Location:
Province of Silver Desert (Sparks, Nevada)

[TRI] Trimaris Coronation

description:
The Barony of An Crosaire Proudly Presents The Coronation of Thorstenn II and Zephyrine II August 28 - September 1, 2008

4H Camp Ocala
18533 Nfs 535
Altoona, FL 32702-9119

Site Opens at 4:00 pm Friday and Closes at 11:00 am Monday

Registration opens with site & closes 3:00 pm Sunday There will also be Heavy Weapons Lysts, Rapier Lysts, Youth Combat, Archery Competition, Troubador Laureate Competition, Children's Activities, and much, much more! Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Altoona, Florida)

[ATE] Barony of Twin Moons Baronial Birthday

description:
The Barony of Twin Moons celebrates their "Sweet 16th Birthday" on June 21, 2008. Come and help us enjoy the party.

LOCATION: John Calvin Presbyterian Church, 1130 E Broadway Rd, Apache Junction, AZ 85219

FEES:
ACCEPS is now available for pre-payment of all fees, go to http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php

The event can be accessed under "Kingdom of Atenveldt" -> "Barony of Twin Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Apache Junction, Arizona)

Summergate members offer glimpse of the SCA

Eilidh Swann reports that members of the Canton of Summergate (San Diego, California) in the Kingdom of Caid explained the wonders of the SCA for videographer Bill Wechter from the North County Times when he visited Summergate Anniversary. The video is available online.