Performing Arts

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

Mobile Renaissance Faire invites SCA participation

BlackAdder has announced that SCA members are invited to attend the Mobile Renaissance Faire November 17-18, 2007 in Mobile, Alabama. SCA members in garb may attend for free with a valid membership card, and merchants are offered a discount on vending fees.

Pirate U.

Are you a pirate who feels unappreciated? Perhaps you need a degree from St. Augustine Pirate University where you can complete "the course of study [in which] we will assist you in the reaffirmation of your knowledge by recognizing your achievements with the granting of a diploma in your chosen field of Pirateology."

[ANS] Battle of Three Kings

The Shire of Rosenfeld Presents Battle of Three Kings Normans & Saxons & Vikings, Oh My!? Hawkins State Park, November 2-4, 2007

Master Godwin Alfricson as King Harold II (Harold Godwinson)
Baron Ainar Magnusson as Harald III Sigurdsson of Norway (Harald Hardrada)
Duke Inman MacMoore as Duke William of Normandy

War Points will be awarded for the following:

  • Chivalric Melees Location:
    Shire of Rosenfeld (Hawkins, Texas)

[ANS] Stargate Yule and Kingdom Dance

Please come join us at Stargate's Yule Revel on December 1st! That is a different weekend than it has been in the past, so be sure to mark your calendar! The theme this year is a late period English Country Christmas. There has been a rumor that Father Christmas will be there!

Have you been naughty or nice? He's making a list and checking it twice! Will you get coal, or something better? Search your soul, maybe write Location:
Barony of Stargate (Houston, Texas)

[ANS] Defenders of the Rose III

The Order of the Rose in Ansteorra, with the gracious assistance of the Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands present: November 9-11, 2007 Defenders of the Rose III

A weekend of tournaments will be hosted by the Order of the Rose to choose our Defenders of the Rose in

  • Archery
  • Chivalric Combat
  • Equestrian
  • Performance Arts
  • Rapier Combat
  • Static Arts Location:
    Shire of Emerald Keep and the Shire of the Shadowlands

[EAS] Fall Crown Tournament

The Barony of Concordia of the Snows is honored to be the hosts of this year's Fall Crown Tournament, to be held on the Third day of November in the year 2007. The festivities will commence at the Midway Fire Dept. Grove and Banquet Hall, 1956 Central Avenue, Colonie, NY 12205. The feast will feature the culinary delights of our own Lady Deirdre O'Rourke. And as is tradition in our Barony, there will be a side board provided. Location:
Barony of Concordia of the Snows (Colonie, New York)

[WES] Jingles Feast

The Province of Southern Shores would like to invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us at our Jingles Feast.Come and enjoy a Spanish Renaissance feast prepared by Anna Serra. Games and classes will be offered from 11AM until the start of the feast. We will also have our famous silent auction with many wonderful items to bid on.

We will have a number of competitions during the event. There will Location:
Province of Southern Shores (Palo Alto, California)

[ANS] Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

The Canton of Dragonsfire Tor Invites you to Eisteddfodd and Yule Revel XVI

December 15, 2007
Glenrose, TX
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St

Come and revel in the Canton of Dragonsfire Tor with Kingdom Bardic competition, DFT's A&S competition, feast, friends and spirits.

A potluck will be served, so bring your favorite dish to share. Site fees: * Adults: $8.00 * Children 13-18: $4.00 * Under 12: Free; No family cap. Location:
Canton of Dragonsfire Tor (Glenrose, Texas)

[EAS] Fall Harvest

The cold northern winter is near upon us, and from the battlements of the keep at Ile du Dragon Dormant glad tidings are sounded. A message is sent to all the neighboring lands - Ile du Dragon Dormant will again celebrate the last days of fall with a feast of rare kind.

This harvest festival promises to be no simple affair. Mistress Hawise and her staff slave for hours preparing an all day feast, jesters and dancers Location:
Barony of L'Ile du Dragon Dormant (Montreal, Quebec)

[MER] Silver Hammer Tourney

The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer Tourney October 26-28, 2007

Come join us at Big Ridge State Park to celebrate the fall with our traditional Silver Hammer Tourney.

Friday Night:
From Master William McNaughton:
The Autocrat of this year's Silver Hammer has asked me to produce some kind of performing arts on Friday Night. I wish to announce a performing arts "Thing." Bring your songs, your stories, and your dances, and your playlets. I will be awarding prizes at my whim and setting categories at random, depending on who turns out. The competition will be in an open format. Documentation will give you a bonus, but is not required. Location:
Barony of Thor's Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

Medieval music manuscripts online

Genevieve la flechiere, of the Kingdom of Drachenwald, reports the discovery of a blog (mainly in French) dedicated to medieval illuminated manuscripts and, in particular, music manscripts.

[WES] Mists Fall Investiture

Come witness the investiture of the new Prince and Princess of the Mists! Investiture will be followed by a 16th C. Ottoman feast cooked by Urtatim bint 'abd al-Karim al-hakam al-Fassi. Come enjoy dishes eaten by the Sultans, including a tangy meat ball soup, chicken with fruit, lamb with herbs, Turkish "ravioli", several colors of rice, bulgar wheat with chestnuts, and an array of sweets.

Site Information Location:
Principality of the Mists (Sebastopol California)

[LOC] St Catherine’s Fair

Come one and all to St Catherine’s Fair!

29th November to 2nd December 2007, Motu Moana Scout Camp Blockhouse Bay, Auckland, New Zealand

The year is 1357 and St Catherine’s Fair is visiting Scotland.

We gather on Thursday evening for good food and good company. On Friday there will be archery and war fighting. All are invited to witness the marriage of Æsa Hrolfsdottir and Androu le Greyn and Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Taiko drumming in Pittsburgh

The Asian Studies Center of the University of Pittsburgh will present Japanese Taiko Drumming on Saturday October 13, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. in the Assembly Room, WPU. The concert is free and open to the public.

Collegium Cantorum to present concerts in D.C. area

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group which "specializes in 'large forms for small choirs' and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe" will present a pair of concerts in the Washington, D.C. area November 3-4, 2007.

SCA storyteller offers free download of book

Outlands resident Guernen Cimarguid has offered a free download of Storyteller in Adobe Acrobat™ format on the Tre Gwernin blog.

Masters of Defense pictures online

Cassair reports that photos from the recent Masters of Defense Tourney which took place recently in the Barony of Lochmere, Kingdom of Atlantia, are now available to view online.

Medieval Baebes live in concert

TSivia reports that the Medieval Baebes, a London-based, female vocal group with a "reputation of reviving ancient text and song and turning historical fantasy into reality for the pleasure of modern audiences" will be performing in the Columbus, Ohio area October 13-14, 2007.

[AET] Rhydderich Hael Baronial Investiture

The populace of the Rhydderich Hael announces the election of a new Baron. THL Caleb Reynolds has been chosen as successor to Their Excellencies Baron William Freskyn Murray and Baroness Katherine Kiersey, and we wish to celebrate the passing of the Coronet.

The investure of our new Baron will take place on Saturday, December 15th, 2007, at the Universal Unitarian Church at 6320 Main Street, Williamsville, New York 14221. Site opens at 9:00 AM, and closes at 10:00 PM. Court begins at 10:00 AM. Location:
Barony of Rhydderich Hael (Williamsville, New York)

Mists Bardic photos online

Gelis of Balweary reports that he has posted an album of photos from the recent Mists Bardic event in the Kingdom of the West.

[MID] Afternoon of Fun

Happy All Hallows Eve! Come and join the fun! Fun, food and prizes for all! We are planning a GREAT SCA Event. Come and help us celebrate All Hallows Eve!!!

  • Rapier And Heavy Combat
  • Archery Shoots All Day
  • Youth Boffer
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Drummers and Dancers Welcomed

Directions Location:
Shire of Eastwatch (Burton, Ohio)

[ANS] Seawinds Defender

The Shire of Seawinds invites you to join us as we choose our next defenders in the fields of chivalric, rapier, archery, arts & science, and bardic.

We have planned a Middle Eastern themed event that is sure to please!

HL Eleanor Elizabeth Caley is serving up a fabulous middle eastern evening feast - served in proper Persian style while lounging on the ground with pillows. Breakfast and lunch will also be provided and Location:
Shire of Seawinds (Benavides, Texas)

Crossroads at Canterbury: Basking in the Glow

Peregrine recounts a wonderful day spent with members of the Shire of Quintavia in the Eastrealm at Crossroads at Canterbury, an event "inspired by those famous tales of Chaucer's."

[WES] Golden Rivers Anniversary Banquet

Join the populace of Golden Rivers in celebrating the start of the holiday season. Mark your calendars for Saturday, November 24th, for an evening of feasting and merriment. The theme this year is “Dining De Medici” which will include numerous savory dishes from Italy that will make your mouth water.

Besides the food, there will be other activities to enjoy that will include singing, the performance arts, and the occasional Location:
Province of Golden Rivers (Sacramento, California)

[WES] Selviergard Yule

The Barony of Selviergard invites the Knowne World to celebrate the joyous season of Yule with us. There will be much feasting and fun, including the annual Rock, Paper, Scissors contest, which will decide the Lord and Lady of Misrule!

There will be a heavy combat and a rapier tournament to appoint two Holly Lords/Ladies who will have the privilege, along with their consorts, of attending Feast at the Table of Misrule, which will sit Location:
Barony of Selviergard (Chugiak, Alaska)

Beowulf in performance

Benjamin Bagby offers a performance of the Anglo-Saxon classic epic Beowulf accompanied by a six-string Anglo-Saxon harp.

[WES] West Kingdom 12th Night A.S. 42

The Royalty of the West and the The Barony of Westermark cordially invite you to attend Grand Coronation Festivities January 4th-6th, A.S. 42 (2008) Doubletree Hotel San Jose

Gates open Friday January 4th from 4pm-10pm and Saturday January 5th from 8am.- 4pm

We are planning many activities for the Week-end, from Friday on, including:

  • A “Wandering Entertainment” Competition - Any interested entertainers, contact the committee Location:
    Barony of Westermark

[ATL] Winter Solstice: Murder in the Dead of Winter

Good friends, on this day in the year 1547 in Venice Italy, you are cordially invited to join us for a wedding celebration! The well-to-do family has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight, prepared by His Grace Duke Lucius Aurelius Valharic. Unfortunately, this happy day is destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul!

But this wedding is more than a stage play, and you dear friends are more than celebrants. 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 King's Justice, and the detective who solved the crime most correctly will win a prize. Location:
Barony of Sacred Stone (Winston-Salem, North Carolina)

[DRA] Summer's Last Stand III

It is that time again. Lady Autumn has returned to hold the peace between Lady Summer and Lady Winter. However, everyone knows that the seasons must change - it is just a matter of when. The Stronghold of Nebelwald invites you to join us as we prepare for the battle that will determine how much longer summer will last.

This seasonally-themed event should find something for everyone - use your wits, might, and/or creativity to earn points for your season. Participants can earn points by taking part in the Mythical Quest, Best Seasonal Recipe, Bardic Competition, and Most Seasonal Mask, as well as a variety of seasonally-themed heavy and light tourneys. There will be a chance to take part in classes, display A&S projects, and/or simply enjoy visiting with friends. Be sure to come prepared for the Masked Feast and Ball where contest winners and Seasonal Change will be announced! Those interested in entering a recipe, teaching a class, or portraying a Lady (enter season Location:
Stronghold of Nebelwald (Schmidmuelen Germany)

[MID] Bardic Madness IX: Myth, Legend, and Tale

Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.

This year's Bardic Madness will take place on December 15th, 2007. Our hosts will be the Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, IL). Many thanks go to all of them for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year. Our theme is inspired by some great period myths, legends, and tales and how they change from the latter to the former. Location:
Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, Illinois)