Performing Arts

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

Party down with Wolgemut

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.

Mists Bardic

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. Location:
    Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara California)

Trimaris Revel

We're having a REVEL just for the fun of it!!

August 3-5, 2007

2307 NW 121 Ave Gainesville, FL 32609

Food for the Weekend $8.00
Plenty of Tenting Space


We've opened up our home to the friends we know and to the friends we've yet to meet. The theme for this revel is "Back to Basics" which means that we are extending a special invitation to people who are new to the SCA to come and learn this organization from the ground up. But we can't do it all alone! So we are also inviting everyone else to come and help show the new comers what you have learned. We'd like to have people come and teach classes in anything you'd like, but keep it geared toward the new comers. And that's just during the day!! Night time is when we get to cut loose and party late into the night! Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Gainesville, Florida)

Border Clash

For many moons, Pyromelody has slumbered. She has recently been awakened to the winds of change and her borders are in need of protection. She places a call to all fighters and fencers to come to her aid at Border Clash.

Pyromelody and her populace in Hinterland invites one and all to join them at the gorgeous site in Bridgeport Nebraska the weekend of August 10, 11, and 12 for a weekend of Location:
Shire of Hinterland (Scottsbluff, Nebraska)

Happy anniversary to the SCA Choral Music List

The SCA Choral list turns five years old this month. The email list is for all SCA choirs and choir directors and has pointers to available period pieces (text and music), all freely available for download.

Pennsic Bards Books

Michael Alewright and Brion Enkazi have announced that the Pennsic Bards by Day and Bards by Night books will once again be available to track bardic activities at the War.

Hafla Videos from Outlands "Glory" Event

Lady Jinan has posted videos from the hafla held at the recent "Glory" event in Outlands.

Meridian Grand Tournament

Have you been looking for a day of pageantry to show off all those fancy items you've been working on all year? Are you looking for some of the best heavy fighting this Kingdom has to offer? Do you want to be able to sit under your day shade and have food brought around to you and have entertainers to entertain you, all while you get to watch your friends hit each other with sticks? Then here's the event you've been waiting for!! Location:
Shire of Owl's Nest (Blountsvill,Alabama)

St Vitus Dance and Music Weekend

Politarchopolis will be holding the St Vitus Dance and Music Weekend, on the 11th & 12th of August 2007.

Come and join us for two days of dance and music classes, with lunches and afternoon tea provided, and a feast and ball from 6pm on Saturday.

Event Time: 10am - 11pm Saturday, 10am - 4pm Sunday
Event Site Address: Tuggeranong Seascouts Hall, Mortimer Lewis drive,
Greenway, Canberra, ACT, AUSTRALIA. Location:
Barony of Politarchopolis (Canberra, ACT)

Heather Dale's concert schedule

Canadian folksinger (and SCAdian) Heather Dale has released her concert schedule for July-August 2007.

Lonely Mountain Defender

Lonely Mountain Defender draws nigh and the Shire of Drygestan invites one and all to the green, cool meadows of Drygestan.

Graduation Flats
Forest Road 289,
Los Alamos, NM 87544

Site Times:
Site opens Thursday at 12:00 pm and closes 5:00 pm Sunday

Site Fee:
$20.00 for adults (ages 17+) Location:
Shire of Drygestan (Los Alamos, New Mexico)

Lusty Month of May in Meridies

Eirikr shares photos from the Lusty Month of May 07 event which took place recently in the kingdom of Meridies.

Kingdom Bardic Championship

Greetings unto the populace of An Tir, especially those whose passion tends towards bardic pursuits and the performing arts. The fifth Kingdom Bardic Championship (KBC) will be held this year on September 22th-23th.

The event will be split between two sites, just blocks away from each other, in Everett, WA

Saturday's festivities will be at:
Trinity Episcopal Church
2301 Hoyt Ave Location:
Kingdom of An Tir (Everett, Washington)

Crosston Performing Arts Fete 2007

Music, dance, theatre, singing, storytelling, and more! If they performed it, then chances are that you'll see it at Crosston's Performing Arts Fete. Crosston will host a day of dance (with instruction) along with singing and revelry for all to take part in. In the evening, we'll take some time to have a light meal in the form of a period potluck before we get back to the festivities (and we hope you're hungry!). Location:
Shire of Crosston (Santa Clara, California)

WestDragonshire Summer Tourney

Join us for our Ancient and Honourable Midsummer Tourney, Come and take your ease, Fight if you so please, eat drink and be merry in such way as Is pleasant to you.

We Return to the parish of Holmbury St Mary, in Surrey

Site: Holmbury St Mary WI Hall, in Surrey
It's a splendid little village hall, with a fine Pub just up the road, and Nice woodland adjacent.,144476 Location:
WestDragonshire (Holmbury St Mary, England)

11th Annual Syr David Martin Failsworth Memorial Storming of the Great Gate Fight Practice

The "Shire-right-now-but-someday-soon-maybe-when-we-grow-up-or-figure- out-who-to-bribe-we-might-get-to-be-a-Barony-like-Ben-Dunfirth" of Trinovantia Nova presents: The Eleventh Annual Syr David Martin Failsworth Memorial Storming of the Great Gate Fight Practice - Pot Luck - and Pool Party

The Shire of Trinovantia Nova is proud to celebrate the memory of the 10th Prince of Ealdormere, Syr David Martin Failsworth, who was Location:
Shire of Trinovantia Nova (London, Ontario)

Spartans on a plane

OK, it's out of our time period and politically-incorrect in so many ways, but oh, is it funny! 300 Spartans on a Plane!

Glory X

Coming soon to a mountain site near you -- THE SEVEN PATHS OF GLORY!!!

Yes, it's once again time to flee the summer heat and take to 7,000 feet of gorgeous, wooded altitude. This year, Glory brings you a seven-fold quest -- an opportunity to win renown and wow your friends with your multiple talents. If you can tread the Path of Strength (heavy fighting), the Path of Steel (fencing), the Path of the Arrow Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Buford, Wyoming)

Known World Players seeking sponsors

The Known World Players are seeking SCA groups, households, and individuals who are interested in supporting the Players' upcoming production of plays from the Wakefield Cycle at Pennsic 2007.

Hautbois teaches history through music

Hautbois is an English musical duo that teaches history through music from the Middle Ages up through the 1940's.

"Awesome Talent with Bagpipes"

Street musicians carry their craft to the edge with a performance caught on YouTube of some drummers and a piper who can really play!

Pictures and video from Jararvellir's Fools' Moot

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva shares memories, photos and VIDEO from the recent Fools' Moot in the Barony of Jararvellir (Northshield).

Acadiana Medieval Faire Casting Call

The Acadiana Medieval Faire will hold an open casting call on August 12, 2007 in Lafayette, Louisiana. No prior experience is necessary.

Journey Down the Silk Road

This is a day where the folks from the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism, ( and the folks from the local Middle Eastern style dance and music community can come together and share a day of fun in the sun!!

Saturday, June 16, 2007
2:00 PM

The Oxford's Farm
747 Verdant Lawn Ln
Charlottesville, VA, 22901 view map Location:
Shire of Isenfir (Charlottesville, Virginia)

Gregorian Chant how-to manual

Alban St. Albans reports that he has released the first part of a manual on how to sing Gregorian Chant.

Istanpitta to return to Pennsic 2007

Istanpitta Early Music Ensemble will again be performing at Pennsic this year.

Casual Camping Weekend in Radburne

The Proposed Shire of Radburne is planning a Casual Camping Weekend in August. The site will open at 3pm on Friday 10 August and close at appoximately 1pm on Sunday 12 August.

For those of you unfamiliar with Dubbo's location (we have the Western Plains Zoo), we are approximately 400km west of Sydney, approximately 362km west of Newcastle and approximately 450km north of Canberra.

There will be a Soup Kitchen on the Friday evening and a Simple Camp Feast on the Saturday evening included in the price (to keep costs down campers will need to bring food for the rest of the time - we can provide a supply run to town on Saturday if needed. BYO alcohol). Location:
Proposed Shire of Radburne (Dubbo, New South Wales)

Costumed extras needed for music video

Brian Thompson has announced that a number of people in armor are needed as extras for a music video to be shot in the Calistoga, California area the weekend of June 16 and 17, 2007. The band Killswitch Engage is to play a cover version of Dio's "Holy Diver."

Thatsa Mare

Looking for a different event experience this month? Why not drive up to the Shire of Mare Amethystinum in Thunder Bay, Ontario (north of Duluth following Hwy 61). While the camp site is fairly primitive, you need only bring your tent and some water. Our hospitality will do the rest.

Some reasons to visit:

  • free site fee
  • loads of friendly hospitality
  • free hearty "medieval" breakfast Location:
    Shire of Mare Amethystinum (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Pennsic Exhibition Website

At the last two Pennsic Wars, Master Kirk Fitzdavid and Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon have led a crew of artisans (mostly from Calontir) and set up an unofficial A&S road show in the middle of the merchant area.