Performing Arts

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

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in Washington, D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, under the direction of Timothy Kendall, will present two performances of "DuFay: A Concert of Sacred Polyphony by the Preeminent Master of the Early Renaissance" on May 31 and June 1, 2008 in Washington D.C.

Pictures from Northshield's Bardic Madness

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares photos and memories from Bardic Madness XVIII which took place April 25-27, 2008 in the Shire of Mistig Waetru.

"Forbidden Pennsic - the (Filked) Musical" pokes fond fun at the event

Shlomo Korobeinik reports that the Known World Players will be presenting "Forbidden Pennsic - the (Filked) Musical" at Pennsic XXXVII. Lord Shlomo is the author of the musical/comedy.

[ATE] Ered Sulabration

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Baron Christopher and Baroness Miana would like to invite you to the 2nd annual Ered Sulabration! To be held on May 10th in the forested lands of Flagstaff at Bushmaster Park. Join Their Excellencies and populace of Ered Sul in the refreshing mountains away from the searing heat of the valley to spend a day in games and activities for the whole family.

There will be hard suit and rapier competitions. A warrior auction will precede the combat so bring your coin purses and bid on your favorite champion. Prizes will be awarded to the sponsor whose warrior bests the day. Proceeds from the auction will go to support the "Higher Word," Ered Sul's Baronial newsletter. There will be dancing around the maypole to bring the world back to right again along with games and activities for all ages. What would an Ered Sulabration be without a bardic competition? Dust off your old favorites or bring something new and be a part of the open Bardic challenge! Location:
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)

Known World Players announce change of schedule

THL Tyzes Sofia, founder and managing director of the Known World Players, has announced schedule changes for the company.

Texas Renaissance Festival Cast Auditions

The Texas Renaissance Festival, the nation's largest, most acclaimed renaissance themed park, seeks interactive character actors and specialty acts for its 2008 Performance Company. Auditions will be held on Saturday, May 3, and Saturday, May 10, 2008.

[ART] Venture the Silk Road

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Merchants, soldiers, horsemen, princesses, monks, courtesans, artists and thieves alike had to survive during their travels across this ancient route. Many adventures were had and many tales were told. If your persona was to make the journey, how would you dress, hunt for your meals and tell your story? In other words, how would your persona live daily life while on caravan?

Their Excellencies invite you to display and demonstrate your Location:
Barony of Arnhold (Mountain Home, Idaho)

[LOC] King Salamander and Isabella's Birthday Bash

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On the weekend of the 10-11th May we are holding the King Salamander and Isabella's Birthday Bash and Camping event.

It will be held at Crossroads Medieval Village site near Yass and if you don't feel like camping we can provide some accommodation with the populace. The event will be filled with collegia at this stage on: cooking feasts in earth ovens (Baron Bastian de Grosse), pottery making (Master Alex the Location:
Shire of Torlyon (Yass, New South Wales)

Bagpipe Major at UC Riverside

Serious pipers will want to know that the University of California, Riverside is offering a degree program in Bagpipes and Scottish Drumming. The program is being chaired by Ian Whitelaw, considered one of the best pipers in the western hemisphere.

[GLE] Forest Maiden

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A call goes out for all noble fighters to take part in a Heroic Tourney and vie to claim for their consort the title of "Forest Maiden".

The snows have melted; the sweltering heat has yet to arrive. It is time for a Pilgrimage.

The Shire of Blackmoor Keep welcomes you to Northern Spain where, in a tradition dating back to the 8th Century, Santiago de Compostela is the destination of pilgrims. Location:
Shire of Blackmoor Keep (Pineville, Louisiana)

[NOR] Ages of War

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The Shires of Silfren Mere and Heraldhill present Ages of War: The Great Italian Wars 1494-1559 23-26 May 2008 at the Mower County Fairgrounds in Austin, MN

Armored Combat, Rapier Combat, Archery, A&S Competition, Bardic Activities, Classes, Equestrian, Feasting, Youth Activities

Mower County Fairgrounds
700 12th St. SW
Austin, MN 55912

Fees & Registration
Adults arriving: Location:
Shires of Silfren Mere and Heraldhill (Austin, Minnesota)

Lute Society presents Summer Seminar 2008 in northeastern Ohio

The Lute Society of America will present "Summer Seminar 2008: The Journey Continues" from June 22-28 at Case Western Reserve University near Cleveland, Ohio. The seminar includes classes, concerts, lectures, and lute lessons.

Pre-1640's Shakespeare folios to be digitized

The Bodleian and Folger Libraries are combining efforts to create digital copies of "all 75 editions of William Shakespeare's plays printed in the quarto format before the year 1641." The folios are the closest copies to Shakepseare's own in existence.

[AET] 13th Annual Siege of Glengary

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Last summer was a time of great hope in the Shire of Sylvan Glen. After months of intense negotiations and diplomacy, we had reached an agreement with our long time enemy, the Barony of Highland Foorde in the Kingdom of Atlantia. We entered into an alliance with our former nemesis with the goal of ridding our respective lands of the bold and brash brigands menacing our highways and byways.

In the fall, we marched onto the field of battle to Location:
Shire of Sylvan Glen (Hedgesville, West Virginia)

[EAS] Sommer Draw

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The Shire of Quintavia and the Barony of Bergental are pleased to once again join efforts and talent to produce a quality event that will appeal to the young, the old, the new and the experienced by offering a wide program of martial activities, a sampling of evening entertainments, a lovely site, bounteous hospitality, and all the rough pleasantries of a traditional camping event.

HEAVY WEAPONS -- Come one, come all! Sommer Draw will host both spear and melee tournaments, featuring innovative as well as traditional formats, with prizes to be given out. Inspections and authorizations will begin promptly at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, with the tournaments starting around noon. Our site boasts fine fields for your favourite martial activity. Rest assured, there will be plenty of fighting for all! Should you have any questions, please contact our heavy Marshal-in-Charge, Lord Arik Coer du Luttrere (contact info below). Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Greenfield, Massachusetts)

Latin hip-hop highlights Festival of the Classics

"Odi et amo. Quare id faciam, fortasse requiris/ Nescio, sed fieri sentio et excrucior" ("I hate and I love. Why do I do it, perchance you might ask? I don't know, but I feel it happening to me and I'm burning up.") sings Ista, a German rap group that uses Latin verse in its performances.

California SCAdians learn about life in the Sault

California natives Ed and Kim Slone are moving to Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario where they hope to pursue their SCA interests. Linda Richardson of the Sault Star caught up with them at the recent “Passport to Unity” event designed to welcome new residents.

[MER] Dreamstone Tourney XXIX

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The People's Barony of Bryn Madoc invites one and all to Dreamstone Tourney 29 to be held on April 18-20, 2008 at the large group camp at F.D. Roosevelt State Park near Pine Mountain, Georgia.

ACTIVITIES
Their Excellencies Bryn Madoc invite you to Their Tourney to determine the new Champion of the Dreamstone. Other challenges await warriors and artisans alike. Come and join us for a weekend of fighting, food, and frivolity! Location:
Barony of Bryn Madoc (Pine Mountain, Georgia)

[ANS] Elfsea Springfaire

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It is my pleasure to invite you all to Elfsea Springfaire the weekend of May 2, 3 and 4, 2008.

We have many wonderful things planned. We will be holding our competitions to choose our Titled Artisan and Titled Bard. We also have the honor of hosting Guardian of the Gauntlet.

Not an artisan, rapier fighter or bard? It matters not! We also will have heavy fighting scenarios, archery shoots and a Chirurgeon class Location:
Barony of Elfsea (Hillsboro, Texas)

YouTube clip wins recording contract for Cistercian monks

Executives from Universal Music were "blown away" after hearing the voices of monks singing in a Cistercian monastery near Vienna, Austria on a YouTube video clip. The record producers had been looking for a group to record Gregorian chants, which have become popular.

[TRI] Tourney of the Rose Goes to India!

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The Varangian Guard have long been settled on the western shores of India. Wanting to participate in the events surrounding these competitions they sent out a call through the routes, through all the lands clear back to Scandinavia and bid to host the Tourney of the Rose, in a far and exotic place.

Come feast with us on exotic foods and enjoy exotic aromas as we bring you to the distant land of India. Location:
Shire of Sea March (West Palm Beach, Florida)

[OUT] Crossroads

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On May 22-26, the Canton of Hawk’s Hollow bids welcome to summers warm return and beckons all to gather with them at the Crossroads, otherwise known as the Quint Valley Fairgrounds in Byers, CO. (a brisk 30 minute drive east of Denver). Travelers, who hear the Crossroads call, shall be treated to more carefully crafted, hand-tooled event excitement than ever before. Cantons will clash, dice will be cast, tournaments fought, battle scenarios and equestrian prowess wrought. Feasting, bardic and classes too. Listen and prepare, for the Crossroads are calling you! Location:
Canton of Hawks Hollow (Byers, Colorado)

[WES] Beltane Coronation

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Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the west with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

Beltane will be held at the Marie Hill Ranch, 43700 Highway 128, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Site Hours: Site opens at noon on Friday, closes at 4pm on Sunday. Merchants will be allowed in starting at 10 am Friday. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

[MID] Spring Crown Tournament and the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition

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The Barony of Fenix is proud to host The Spring Crown Tournament of the Middle Kingdom and the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Competition!

This will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Drawbridge Inn and Convention Center! This is a lovely site with reasonable room rates, restaurants, a tavern, a nightclub, and a lovely pool complex onsite.

Saturday will be a day of the best arts and sciences of our Kingdom on display for competition. There will be A&S roundtable discussions! There will be rapier combat! There will be a Scribal Meet-and-Greet! Location:
Barony of Fenix (Fort Mitchell, Kentucky)

Medieval "Popcorn"

A group of medieval musicians get down at the Spectaculum Medieval Festival in Hamburg, Germany with a rousing rendition of the song "Popcorn."

[GLE] Athenaeum

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Athenaeum: an event in three tracts, Costuming, Accessories, Performing Arts

April 18-20, 2008

Hosted by Tor an Riogh
At the Henry S. Jacobs Camp in Utica, MS.

A&S Display for feedback and populace approval. & Laurel and Artisan Social hosted by the order of the Silver Lamp.

Goddess Tournament hosted by Company of St. Catherine’s please contact Duchess Mary Grace of Gatlin for more information. Location:
Shire of Tor an Riogh (Utica, Mississippi)

[ATL] Hidden Mountain Hafla

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Celebrate the four years of dedication that our Baron and Baroness, Guillaume and Rowen, have given to Hidden Mountain. Join us for the Hidden Mountain Hafla -- a grand middle eastern style party featuring middle eastern music and A&S. A sideboard of delicious food prepared by Hidden Mountain's youngest head cook, Amanda Rebellina will be served all day. The fighters will have one more opportunity to test their skills and to honor Baroness Rowen and Baron Guillaume. Location:
Barony of Hidden Mountain (Harleyville, South Carolina)

Actor Paul Scofield dies at 86

The theatre and film world is mourning the death of British actor Paul Scofield, best known for his role as Sir Thomas More in the classic A Man for All Seasons. Scofield was 86 years old. Audrey Woods of the Associated Press wrote his obituary.

[ATE] Last Crusade: The Siege of Atenveldt

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Come join the Barony of Atenveldt as we relive the glory and honor achieved during the 3rd Crusade by Richard and Saladin and their armies.

On Saturday there will be a series of melee battles following the progress of King Richard the Lionhearted against Saladin during the 3rd Crusade. Along side the hardsuit battles, will be the Rapier soldiers whose scenarios will mirror and assist those of the Location:
Barony of Atenveldt (Buckeye, Arizona)

[ATL] A Day in the Middle East

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The Barony of Dun Carraig invites you to return to another day in the Medieval Middle East. There will be the usual drumming, dancing and enough fabulous food & drink to keep all attendees happy throughout the day. We are also being graced by Her Majesty’s presence this year!

Where:
Mt. Zion United Methodist Church
27108 Mt. Zion Church Rd
Mechanicsville, MD. 20659

Location:
Barony of Dun Carraig (Mechanicsville, Maryland)