Performing Arts

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

[WES] Mists Fall Investiture

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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

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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

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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

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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

http://eastwatch.org/aof/index.php

Directions Location:
Shire of Eastwatch (Burton, Ohio)

[ANS] Seawinds Defender

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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)

Photos from Mists Bardic 2007

Martin of Rivenstar has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Bardic Championships in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).

[LOC] Canterbury Faire

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Imagine the scene: 150 or more gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by. Location:
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)

Sir Ian McKellen stars in "King Lear"

Sir Ian McKellen, known for his role of Gandolf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, will take on a new role when he appears as the title character in Shakespeare's King Lear.

[ANT]Kingdom of An Tir Twelfth Night

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Their Majesties of An Tir invite one and all to join Them in celebrating this most glorious of holidays, Twelfth Night hosted by the beautiful Barony of lion's Gate January 11-13, 2008.

Event & Site Information
Address:
Aston Pacific Inn Resort Hotel & Conference Centre
1160 King George Highway
White Rock/South Surrey, BC, Canada

Check-in begins at 3pm, Friday Jan. 11, 2008. Location:
Barony of Lion's Gate (White Rock, British Columbia)

[AET]Fasching with AEthelmearc Fall AEcademy

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The Barony of Endless Hills invites you to join us as we celebrate the Carnival of Fasching, the German beginning of the fifth season (Holiday Season). We are pleased to include AEthelmearc's Fall AEcademy. This grand celebration will be held on Saturday, November 3, 2007 at Rectory St. Patrick's Church (Parish Center), 521 Northumberland Street, White Haven, PA 18661. Event hours are 9am until 9pm. Location:
Barony of Endless Hills (White Haven, Pennsylvania)

Falling Leaves

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You are invited to join the borough of Felding at our annual Falling Leaves event on Saturday, October 20th, 2007.

Tentatively planned daytime activities include fencing, thrown weapons and hurley. Please note our new outdoor location of Severance Green (directions below). Merchants are welcome, but are requested to please contact the autocrat in advance. A few tables will be available, but outdoor seating will be very limited, so please bring chairs or blankets Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Wellesley, Massachusetts)

Blackmore's Night to tour US

The Renaissance Store's website includes tour information for the rock/folk band Blackmore's Night, "a magical experience that will transport you to a joyful land of enchantment."

Tourney of the Yellow Rose

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The Proposed Shire of Radburne wishes to invite one and all to the Tourney of the Yellow Rose. Venture forth to the shores of the Red River to celebrate honour, chivalry and friendship.

Arrive for a light lunch at the hour of one in the afternoon on Saturday the 17th day of November ASXVII at Dragon Hill. Spend the afternoon in the pursuits of target archery, learning or teaching others to dance and the Location:
Proposed Shire of Radburne (Dubbo New South Wales)

Darter's Pennsic photos

Darter the Chronicler has posted photos from Pennsic 36.

Clovenshield Brass Band entertains at Pennsic XXXVI

meliketrolleys has posted a video clip on YouTube of the Clovenshield Brass Band playing on the battlefield before the river battle at Pennsic XXXVI.

Bards and Bows

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The Damp Dragon Inn has moved! The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle welcomes all back to the new Damp Dragon Inn for Bards and Bows on September 8, 2007. This event will be held at Camp Amahami, Page Pond Road (no number), in Sanford NY. Gentles who attended the Spring Crown Tournament in May will remember this beautiful site. The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 10:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean up. Location:
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)