Performing Arts

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

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

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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

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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.

Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival seeking re-enactors

David J. Brunelle, Heritage Co-ordinator for the Nine Mile Portage Heritage Festival in Barrie, Ontario, has announced that the festival is seeking re-enactors, artisans and entertainers for this year's festival which will take place September 21-22, 2007.

Quad War

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The plains of Avacal roll with sounds of impending ... Quad War! What a way to play! Everybody wins!

The earth will rumble with the forces of The Coronets and Their Heirs. Choose your team! Display your pledge with a heraldic tile. Undecided? Even the odds - it'll make the contest more fun!

Gather in the heart of Avacal where we beat swords and drums fanning the flames of war and merriment. Partake in activities to entertain everyone: Location:
Barony of Myrgan Wood (Marsden, Saskatchewan)

Darth Scotland

OK, you'll see anything on YouTube. This time it's "copinated" offering his rendition of "Star Wars"... on the bagpipe...

Muppet Vikings: In the Navy

From the last Muppet show: 30 Muppet Vikings sing the Village People classic In the Navy. It just had to happen!

Klash of the Kelts

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Flaming Sky presents Klash of the Kelts, May 19, 2007.

Site:
Ecole secondaire publique l'ODYSSEE
480 Norman St.
North Bay, ON Site

Opens: 10 am - 9 pm

Site Fee: Donation.
Feast: Adult $14.00, Children 6-12: $7.00, Free for children under 6.
Make cheques payable to "SCA Inc. - Flaming Sky"

The Activities

  • How to make a great kilt in 15 minutes (no sewing required) Location:
    Flaming Sky (North Bay, Ontario)

Staging Wagner's 'Tristan and Isolde'

"Staging Wagner’s 'Tristan und Isolde' is a notoriously treacherous proposition," begins Matthew Gurewitsch, as he examines many different versions of the story which have appeared on stage.

"A Pocket Full of WRY!" at Potrero War

Come join us at the spring Potrero War, Memorial day weekend (Sunday, May27th, 2007, 7:00 PM till 9:30 PM) Sunday evening, come down to the open ramada, merchant central for "A Pocket Full of WRY!" The Seventh Potrero War Family Bardic Concert!

Da Vinci Music Decoded

An Ex-Royal Airforce Codebreaker and his son claim to have unlocked the mystery of symbols on the Rosslyn Chapel.

Bards in Space: Video Game to Teach Kids About Shakespeare

This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.

Dragonsspine’s Champions

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Dragonsspine’s Champions is fast approaching. Are you ready to compete (or bet on the competitors)? Are you ready to celebrate the 21st birthday of the Outlands (an auspicious age indeed)? Come join us for a weekend of fun and good times as Dragonsspine seeks it’s Champions for the coming year!

The festivities open Friday with general mayhem amongst the Rapier fighters and betwixt the Heavies for fun (and to perhaps size up the Location:
Braony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, CO)

Brot, Wurst und Spiele II

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Welcome back to a weekend with good bread, crispy sausages and even more thrilling games! The Shire of Aventiure invites you again to our summer event in Luebeck-Koecknitz. Come and take part in a weekend full of tricky riddles, challenging contests and funny play!

Site
Bau- und Geschichtsspielplatz Roter Hahn, Pommernring 58, 23569 Luebeck-Koecknitz.

Site opens on Friday 18:00 and closes Sunday 14:00. Location:
Shire of Aventiure (Lubeck, Germany)

Feast of St. Pyre

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Drop your heavy burdens and travel to Logan, Utah to celebrate with the Shire of Côte du Ciel as we observe the feast day of our venerable and flammable patron, Saint Pyre. A source of warmth and light to those around him during his lifetime, and especially at the end of it, Saint Pyre's feast day is celebrated with mirth, merriment, and a distinct lack of seriousness.

The day's activities will include a heavy tournament, the traditional carrot-nosed melee, in which one lives only so long as one's carrot remains intact, a jovial round of light-hearted rapier activities, an A&S competition, and dancing. Location:
Shire of Côte du Ciel (Wellsville, Utah)

Marian of Heatherdale announces Amphisbaena Project

In her April 2007 newsletter, recording artist Heather Dale (Lady Marian of Heatherdale) reports that the Amphisbaena Project, a website to allow "independent recording artists who create original works or interpretations that celebrate historical life up until the Renaissance era," will soon be ready.

New Dance activities at Pennsic

Mistress Judith of Northumbria, Dance Coordinator for Pennsic 36, has announced that this year's War will feature some new dance activities including a "Dance Fling" in the Market Place, a Midnight Madness dance procession, and an "Egg Sale."

"For Those Who Face the Flooding" available for order online

Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville reports that the compact disc For Those who Face the Flooding created to aid victims of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, is available to order for US$11.50.

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War

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Join the Marche of Alderford as they host "discussions" between Their Excellencies of Brendoken and the Middle Marches. After last year's collaboration to fend off the Duchy of Lozengy, there's the matter of whether or not taxes are owed .

Melee at Roswell: A Very Civil War
(That's our story and we're sticking to it)

In the Barony of Brendoken
July 13-15, 2007
B&A Primative Weapons Club Location:
Marche of Alderford (Roswell, Ohio)

Flame Tree Ball

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As has been the custom, the College of St Malachy and its surrounding shire of Adora being blessed with many young people of most excellent grace and vigour, do we hold the Flametree Ball each year, a most entertaining evening of song, dance, food and merriment to the delight of all who attend.

And so, on Saturday 26th May A.S. XLII (2007), do we propose to once again open our doors and entreat all who would join Location:
College of St Malachy (Bulli, New South Wales)

Loreena McKennitt begins world tour

Canadian folk singer Loreena McKennit, best known for her ethereal mix of Celtic and Middle Eastern themes, began the North American leg of her world tour April 15 with concerts in Toronto. The tour began in Europe in March and will continue throughout North America until late May.

Luca Pacioli's card tricks

A book of Renaissance card tricks, number puzzles and illusions written by Luca Pacioli, Franciscan monk and best friend to Leonardo da Vinci, has been discovered in the vaults of the University of Bologna in Italy.

Pirates invade New Orleans

Shiver me timbers! Lock up yer daughters! The pirates are coming to New Orleans for the first ever Pyrate-con April 20-22, 2007.

Northshield's Bardic Madness photos online

Lady Mechthild zur Drachenhoehle, erilar has posted photos from the recent Bardic Madness and Artful Hare events which took place in the Kingdom of Northshield.

SCAdians and academics unite for Medieval and Renaissance Evening

Medieval sights and sounds were the order of the day recently when Lynchburg College (Virginia) presented its annual Medieval and Renaissance Evening complete with handsome knights in armor, lovely ladies in long gowns and clever bards. Christa Desrets of the Lynchburg News-Advance has the story.

Beltane Coronation

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Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of their heirs. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the west with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

Site Directions
Beltane will be held at the Marie Hill Ranch, 43700 Highway 128, Cloverdale, CA 95425.

Make your best way to Hwy 101. from the South: go north on Hwy 101 to Cloverdale, *take the Hwy 128 WEST/ Boonville exit. Follow Hwy 128 for approximately 12.5 miles. The site will be on the right side of the road. from the north: travel south on Hwy 101 to Cloverdale, follow from * above. Location:
Shire of Wolfscairn (Cloverdale, California)

Quintavia's Bardic Bar-Room Brawl

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Come to picturesque Quintavia for a Spring Day of bards, dancing, fencing, thrown weapons, feasting and fun!

Bards come sing a song or tell a tale we will have a day of sharing and practice for the evenings festivities. Dancers come and twirl around the beautiful tavern fair. Those who prefer to throw things, like axes and the like will have space outside for thrown weapons competition. Also plenty of room for gaming! Bring your favorite period games and teach us how to play! There will also be a ‘serf’ auction where you can bid to have your own personal servant for the feast in the evening. Location:
Quintavia (Bolton , Massachusetts)