Performing Arts

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

[MID] Qaina

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The Barony of Brendoken presents Qaina: a Middle-Eastern dance and music event March 29, 2008.

Site: Tadmoor Shrine Center
3000 Krebs Dr.
Akron, Ohio 44319

Time: 11 am - 11 pm.

Activities:

  • Classes
  • Show
  • Dinner
  • Hafla

Fees: $15 in advance for SCA members $18 in advance for non-SCA members $17 at the door for SCA members $20 at the door for non-SCA members Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Akron, Ohio)

[EAS] Fools Of Gotham

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Come to Gotham and play the foole! Rumor has it that our good King John will be visiting soon, looking to make a King's Highway ("I heard it was a hunting lodge!" "SHHHSHHHH!!!!!!") RIGHT ON TOP of Gotham!! All hands are needed to travel to Gotham--er, to travel to OSTGARDR-- to play the foole for the king's Tax Collectors, to disport themselves in foolish pastimes and games (including a Foolish Archery Shoot; it will be safe--we're fools, not idiots 8), to tell and hear foolish tales and songs, and to partake of a Foolish Feast in which nothing is as it appears. Location:
Crown Province of Ostgardr (Huntington, New York)

[WES] Court of Love

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Fyne and Goode Folk, all! Be it knowne that the Canton of Borderwinds doth invite you to our annual Court of Love, honoring our Lady of Love and Beauty, Lady Gillian Trenowyth, and her Courageous Knight, Viscount Sir Leohtulf of the Silver Hills, our Lord Protector! Join us for a day filled with tourney fighting and a night of feasting and playful revelry!

DATE: Saturday, February 23rd, 2008 Location:
Canton of Borderwinds (Grover Beach, California)

Steppes/Elfsea 12th Night photos

Caelin on Andrede has posted an album of photos from the recent 12th Night event in the Baronies of Steppes and Elfsea.

Choral sounds from the Male Choir of St. Petersburg (Russia)

A video on YouTube features the Male Choir of St. Petersburg, Russia, an a capella choir of 25 singers who will be making their American debut in 2009.

[CAI] Festival of the Rose

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Are you or your group CAID's next Bardic Idol? Be you Dancer, Drummer, Singer or Performer of any Stripe, Come and impress the masses (and our judges)!

You say you have a talented Warband, an Entertaining Household, or a Barony that rocks? Come to Festival of the rose, and strut your stuff (ahem, family safe, please.) Bring home the trophy for your area! Think of it as a musical Melee! Bring on the singing Pirates, the Viking Marching songs, and the Sea Shanties! Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Lancaster, California)

[EAS] Bellringers

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Winter is upon us, cold winds blow from the north, the sea is grey, the forests are bare, and the creatures of the wild sleep in their burrows. Gentles huddle in their homes and dream of warmer times.

It is in this darkest of seasons that warmth and friendship are most needed.

To lighten your hearts and fill your bellies the Barony of Carillion is once again proud to present our annual Baronial gathering known as Bellringers. Location:
Barony of Carillion (Barnegat, New Jersey)

Bard of Caid competition photos online

Eilidh Swann reports that her photos from the 3rd Annual Bard of Caid competition, which was held recently at Caid's Kingdom 12th Night, are now available to view online.

Stanford professor helps to preserve Gregorian chant

Stanford University Professor William Mahrt has dedicated his life to the study and preservation of Gregorian chant as director of the the St. Ann Choir of at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Palo Alto, California.

Caid 12th Night Photos

THLady Eilidh Swann has uploaded photos from the third Bard of Caid competition, held Saturday January 5, 2008 in the Barony of Dreiburgen (Hemet, CA).

[EAL] Skraeling Althing 12th Night

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Their Sufficiencies, the Marquee and Marqessa of Boldt Castle, and their Mainlander Friends, the Canton of Greyfells, invite one and all to participate in the celebration of Skraeling Althing Baronial 12th Night, on the 12th of January 2008. Doors open at noon and will close no later than 10pm. It shall be an evening of enjoyment with friends, food, fun and laughter sufficient for all. There is a theme, which shall become apparent, Location:
Canton of Greyfells (Kingston, Ontario)

[NOR] Bardic Madness XVIII

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I am proud and happy to announce that Bardic Madness XVIII will take place on the weekend of April 25-27 in Phelps, WI, hosted by the Shire of Mistig Waetru in honor of their 20th anniversary, and co-hosted by the Shire of Skerrjastrond! Details are sketchy at this time, but you can expect all the fun, challenges, and inspiration that have become legendary at Bardic Madness. The site is a K-12 school in Phelps, WI. Location:
Shire of Mistig Waetru (Phelps, Wisconsin)

Bronze Sword Festival in Great Britain

Join bronze sword enthusiasts from all over the world for a 4-day event in celebration of sword-making when the 2008 Sword Festival takes place September 5-9, 2008 in Bodmin moor, England.

Traditional and Folk Music Hour radio program begins January 5, 2008

Melandra of the Woods has announced that she will host The Traditional and Folk Music Hour on KVHU 95.3 FM beginning January 5, 2008 at noon.

[WES] Fantastic Fairytale Fete V

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The Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, AK) is pleased to announce the fifth annual celebration of tales from all cultures!! Traditional games and contests from the previous events will include: the potluck dishes with the best fairytale pun/ connection to a traditional tale and best documentation; best bardic rendition of a traditional tale; and Rapunzel's hair braiding.

New activities this year will include the Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavlok Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

[GLE] Winter Wonders XXII

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It is the 12th Century. The Civil War in England continues between those who support Stephen and those who support Maud. In the end Henry, Maud's son, will start the Plantagenet line. The little town of Ardanroe, of no strategic location in the great battles, has opened its gates for the Winter Faire before the Lenten season starts. All are welcome to compete for prizes and favors from this secluded town on the Welsh border. Location:
Shire of Ardanroe (Doyline, Louisiana)

[NOR] Quest For Camelot

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The Kingdom of Northshield and The Shire of Schattentor Invite you to Quest For Camelot May 15-18, 2008

The Nemo Guest Ranch in Nemo S.D. nemo@nemoguestranch.com

Come to the Black Hills this spring and join us in our Quest to make Camelot live again!

At Quest for Camelot, the New Kingdom of Northshield defends its borders against the incursions of the Outlands, Calontir, and Artemesia. Location:
Shire of Schattentor (Nemo, South Dakota)

Weather doesn't hamper fun at Bardic Madness South

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva of Northshield recently braved the weather and traveled south for Bardic Madness South which took place December 15, 2007 in the March of Loch Morrow (Macomb, IL). She reports and shares photos.

Peter Jackson to produce The Hobbit

After much deliberation, Peter Jackson, the Academy-Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, has partnered with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios to produce the Tolkien prequel: The Hobbit.

[MID] Festival of Maidens 35: Þorrablót III

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It's time again to come together in mid-winter, enjoy the warmth of friendship & eat questionable food as Würm Wald Presents FESTIVAL Of MAIDENS 35: ÞORRABLÓT III

Saturday 19 January 2008

Historic Lincoln Hotel 209 South Broadway • Urbana, IL 61801 Come Join Us for the Usual Mayhem and Fun! Site Opens 9 am • Site closes 12 midnight

Make checks payable to SCA--Würm Wald Location:
Würm Wald (Urbana, Illinois)

[MID] Middle Marches Baronial Twelfth Night

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The Barony of the Middle Marches is pleased to invite all gentles to Middle Marches Baronial Twelfth Night: A day of Dancing, Feasting and Bardic Revelry!

January 19, 2008, A.S. 42
10:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Hilliard Presbyterian Church
3600 Leap Rd
Hilliard, OH 43026

Site fees: $6.00 per gentle over age 12, $3.00 for children 6-12, Free for babes in arms. Family fee maximum is $18.00 (does NOT include the $3.00 per person non-member surcharge, if applicable) Location:
Barony Middle Marches (Hilliard, Ohio)

[ATL] Bright Hills Baronial Birthday

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Tis the drear, dull, cold Winters day. It seems Winter shall never end, Spring never arrive and yet...wait...what is that Sound? Why, tis a harp song, perhaps a lark, no...a far distant voice, raised in song. Whatever could possess someone to come out into the cold just to sing?

Listen close, my friend, tis the sound of Bright Hills bards and musicians tuning up for our annual Baronial Birthday gathering. Come, join us as we have some fun indulging in a Feast of Fools day! Location:
Barony of Bright Hills (Manchester, Maryland)

[ATL] Yule Revel

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And the running of the deer Well... it's a night event: there's no actual organ; and the only deer will be in the stew. But we'll have a choir if we have to kidnap gentles at random. It's all part of the diversion that will be the Barony of Storvik's Yule Revel.

We will be offering a wide variety of amusements for your delight. Besides the aforementioned kidnappings and caroling, there will be: dancing; various contests; a decidedly bardic-friendly atmosphere; and a general warmth and light to drive the dark away. Arts & Sciences Activities: A space will be made available for those wishing to display their period desserts. There will be a gaming contest, a riddling contest, and a dessert contest (both for period and non-period desserts). Musicians and performers are welcome. Location:
Barony of Storvik (College Park, Maryland)

[MER] Saltare 2008

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Come dance the night away with the Shire of Loch Cairn as it hosts Saltare! There will be classes all day and dancing all night! Other activities include a Midde Eastern Hafla, various contests, Hors D'heuvres during the evening and more!

Henry Horton State Park
4358 Nashville Hwy
Chapel Hill, TN.

Accomadations are available at Park Inn located at Henry Horton State Park. There are 72 rooms including 4 suites with kitchenettes. Each unit has 2 double beds. All rooms are carpeted, air-conditioned, and equipped with TV's and phones. For reservations call 1-866-836-6757, ask for the SCA, reservation code 1840, we have a block of rooms reserved at a special rate but the rooms will be released on December 1, 2007 so reserve NOW! Location:
Shire of Loch Cairn (Chapel Hill, Tennessee)

[AET] Feast of the Seven Deadly Sins

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See sins, swashbuckling and spice at the Feast of The Seven Deadly Sins as the Barony of Delftwood celebrates the Silk Road on February 16, 2008! Come join us at a site not visited in many years, May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Church in Dewitt, NY, where we will offer you a variety of pleasures from the Near and Far East including a hoffla, a Japanese tea ceremony, a Japanese dayboard, and a Feast starting in China and working westward to Europe through the removes. Location:
Barony of Delftwood (Dewitt, New York)

[MID] Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On!

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If music be the food of love – play on! The Marche of Alderford proudly presents The Masque of Courtly Love XII: Play On! February 23, 2008

9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720

New larger site ~ more list space ~ heavy and rapier fighting ~ spacious populace lounge ~ three tracks of classes ~ theatre and bardic performance opportunities ~ Brendoken baronial court ~ additional feast places ~ Medieval Science Fair. Location:
Marche of Alderford (Canton, Ohio)

Pennsic Wakefield Cycle photos online

At Pennsic XXXVI, the Known World Players presented four plays from the Wakefield Cycle, a series of mystery plays from the late Middle Ages which were originally presented by guilds. The photos were taken by THL Milica of Varna at one of the stations where the plays were presented.

Richard III deconstructed

British actor Sir Ian McKellen delves into Shakespeare's Richard III's most famous speech in a video clip on the Stagework website.

[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 very first 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. Be refreshed by period beverages of the alcoholic and Location:
Barony of Mordenvale (Kariong, New South Wales)

[EAS] King's and Queen's Bardic Championship

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The Shire of Anglespur, the Jewel of the East, is pleased to host this year’s King’s and Queen’s Bardic Championship! Bards, Singers, Musicians and Storytellers from all over the East Kingdom are invited to come and share their talents in this illustrious competition.

The Bardic Competition is to be divided into three rounds. Please note that the theme of the event is "Heroes of the Empire," and Their Majesties wish to hear songs, tales, and poems of the East Realm's greatest men and women. Also we would remind the bards that Their Majesties will be basing their decision on all three rounds. Location:
Shire of Anglespur (Hoosick Falls, New York)