Music, storytelling, juggling, theatre, and similar artistic endeavors.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-25 08:20
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.
Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, Illinois)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-24 16:37
Martin of Rivenstar has posted a gallery of photos from the recent Bardic Championships in the Principality of the Mists (West Kingdom).
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 18:26
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.
Barony of Southron Gaard (Waipara, New Zealand)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-20 16:43
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 15:13
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
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.
Barony of Lion's Gate (White Rock, British Columbia)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 14:30
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.
Barony of Endless Hills
(White Haven, Pennsylvania)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-19 14:26
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
Barony of Carolingia (Wellesley, Massachusetts)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-13 18:18
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."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-11 10:32
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
Proposed Shire of Radburne (Dubbo New South Wales)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-11 09:54
Darter the Chronicler has posted photos from Pennsic 36.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-10 06:36
meliketrolleys has posted a video clip on YouTube of the Clovenshield Brass Band playing on the battlefield before the river battle at Pennsic XXXVI.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-09-06 19:03
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.
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle (Sanford, New York)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-09-05 15:39
It began with the Celtics, who called it Samhain. In 43 A.D. the Romans conquered the Celts, and incorporated their traditions with Samhain into a two-day celebration known as Feralia and Pomona. In the 8th century, the Christian Church replaced the Roman celebrations for their own, All Saint’s Day... however, two centuries later, the celebration was called All-Hallows Eve, and the day afterwards, All Souls Day.
Canton of Harrowgate Heath (Winchester, Ontario)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 16:01
Their Excellencies Carrick and Katherina of Caer Galen invite you to join them as they visit the Sultan of Malwa, Nasir ud Din, in his capital city of Mandu, often called Shadiabad, the City of Joy for a day of exciting events and fabulous food.
The year is 1505 AD, and the city of Mandu is renowned
through out India as a place of learning, beauty and
art. The famed book Ni’matnama “The Sultan’s Book of
Barony of Caer Galen (Longmont, Colorado)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 08:40
Shire of Riviere Constelle presents Rendezvous at the Bridge -- XVIII
September 21-23, 2007, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, Indiana
Featuring: William Marshall style heavy weapons tourney, fencing tourney, many A&S Classes, adult and youth populace-vote A&S competition, coursing of the Queen's greyhounds, bardic circle, dancing, Harald Hardraada Pinatas for children and children-at-heart, breakfast, lunch & feast.
Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 13:01
Come enjoy a day in the cool, grassy Pine trees of Flagstaff!
When: Saturday, September 15th. 10 am – 5 pm.
Where: Thorpe Park, 191 North Thorpe Road, Flagstaff, AZ
Why: Highlands War Fundraiser
How much: $6 (plus $3 non-membership fee). Youth 6-17 $4.
Hardsuit and rapier fighters, come for the crazy fun one-person and
two-person mixed weapons tourneys. Barrier battles, battle circle,
Barony of Ered Sul (Flagstaff, Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 15:14
As the current champions of al-Barran have given much of their time and blood to defend this great barony and its people, it is time to allow such battle-hardened veterans to retire with honor. Let new champions rise to see to the defense of our great Baron and Baroness and the populace! Their Excellencies invite one and all to Champions of al-Barran!
Champions of al-Barran
Barony of al-Barran (Stanley, New Mexico)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-27 07:04
Eirikr has posted photos from the recent RUM in the Kingdom of Meridies on the SmugMug website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-23 15:10
Mistress Maysun al-Rasheeqa, Minister of Arts and Sciences for the Kingdom of Meridies, has announced that photos and videos of entries, both static and performance, in the recent Kingdom A&S Competition are available to view online.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 15:41
We going to be focusing on jousting and getting ready for the Sept 29th
Demo in Hartsville, SC. Any and all welcome to attend.
1-3pm Heavy Fighter Practice-we need all the heavy fighters we can get
(Robert the Banished-MIC)
2-3:30 pm open arena for horse warm-ups (first part will be great
opportunity for horses to see and become accustomed to heavy
Canton of Cyddlain Downs (Effingham, South Carolina)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 15:22
It is my extreme pleasure to extend unto you an invitation to what I'm sure will be an event not easily forgotten. As some of you are aware, we are just now marking the twentieth year of existence for the Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne. In recognition of this most auspicious occasion, we are having a celebration in the form of a Warcamp between the days of August the Thirty-First and September the Second, A.S. XLII.
Shire of Ar n-Eilean-ne (Foxtrap, Newfoundland)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 14:53
Miss Pennsic? Great Western War? Highlands War? Never fear…the drums of war are upon us still… Can you hear them? They call to you to come join the Baronies of Tir Ysigthr and Mons Tonitrus in the Kingdom of Atenveldt for Southern Crusades IX – Swords vs. Scimitars.
Whether you're a fighter, artisan, merchant, youth, bard, archer or
dancer, there is something here for you! New and exciting events are
Barony of Tir Ysgithr (Winkelman, Arizona)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 14:47
The Canton of Stowe-on-the-Wowld and the Barony of Rowany are pleased to
present Galileo's Gazing (aka The Stargazing Event)
*When: From 0930 ,Saturday 13th of October to 10am Sunday 14th.
Glenworth Valley Horse Riding
Peats Ridge, NSW, Australia.
Lattitude 33°24'10.70"S Longitutde 151°11'35.17
Canton of Stowe-on-the-Wowld and the Barony of Rowany (Peats Ridge, New South Wales, Australia)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-08-20 13:39
The Citadel of the Southern Pass invites all combatants to a passage of arms along side the banks of the Rio Grande! Come prepared for displays of pageantry and feats of arms.
Site opens: Friday, October 5, 2007 12:00 Noon
Site closes: Sunday, October 7, 2007 5:00 pm
Location: Caballo Lake State Park, Riverside Campground , Truth or Consequences, NM
Site information: Site is wet. Quiet hours begin at 10:00 pm and will be enforced. Pets must be on leash and controlled.
Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-08-18 11:09
Bryn Gwlad’s fall harvest has been bountiful. Come and share in our celebration September 28-30th 2007
There is a small village with clear water, friendly locals, open land with which to run your horse and list. There is plenty of area near town for the musicians and entertainers to roam. This area is protected from the elements by mighty pecan trees making it a pleasant spot for a Fall Harvest Celebration. There will be a great procession into town to show the good bounty that is Bryn Gwlad . Baron Thomas will set a fine table on the green serving feast under the watchful eye of Baron Niklas and his staff.
Barony of Bryn Gwlad (Coldwater Canyon, Texas)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-08-17 10:19
The Bloody Baron of Elfsea, Armand Dragonetti, has issued challenge to the
readiness of the warriors of the Barony of Bonwicke and the whole of the lands of the Western Region.
Even now, Baron Armand gathers his forces to come and test the mettle of the
west, with the hopes of laying claim to the vast farmlands that lie between
the Shires and Barony of the Western Region.
Whichever side you find most just, the time to prepare is nigh. Gather your gear,
Barony of Bonwicke (Sweetwater, Texas)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-16 17:42
Greetings one and all! The Shire of Schattentor would like to cordially invite everyone to a weekend of fun, fighting, and just good ole relaxation!
Come join us over Labor Day weekend for Revel in the Vale!
When: Site opens Friday 8/31/07 at 9:00 and closes Monday 9/3/07 at noon
15925 Deerview Road
Piedmont, SD 57769
Site fee: Ages 14 and up - $3 per person… Ages 13 and under - free
Shire of Schattentor (Piedmont, South Dakota)
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-29 07:23
The Performers and Entertainers Guild of the Kingdom of Lochac is a guild "dedicated to the promotion, encouragement, learning and performance of bardic, theatrical, instumental and all other entertainment arts within an SCA context," with an amazing website.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-07-26 07:37
The popular band Wolgemut will return to the Pennsic War with a slate of activities including a concert on Saturday August 4 and daily dances in the marketplace.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-07-23 13:20
Come join us for a delicious feast and beautiful bardic performances as we choose the next Bard of the Mists. The site opens at 10:00, and the competition starts at 1:00. Between rounds there will be opportunities for dancing.
This year the competition will consist of the same traditional five rounds:
- First round: A period piece.
- Second round: A piece in a period style.
- Third round: Bard's Choice. This year the piece should be in praise of Laurels, either the entire Order or a particular Laurel or Laurels.
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara California)