Performing Arts

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

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)

Birthday of the Black Prince - CANCELLED

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Noble Gentles, join the Barony of Black Diamond in true 14th century fashion as we celebrate the Birthday of Edward, the Black Prince of Wales. The day will consist of contests of arms, mounted games, archery and a wide assortment of arts and sciences.

Martial Activities: There will be a heavy tourney, rapier tourney and archery shoots throughout the day as well as mounted games. Contact luther_josephus@yahoo.com for information. Location:
Barony of Black Diamond (Bland, Virginia)

Ragnarok VIII

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Join us for the season's first camping event. Activities will include: Heavy fighting, Fencing, Archery, Youth Combat, Bardic goodness and A&S classes. Fishing is also permitted on Lake Belwood, pursuant to the laws of Ontario (bring a fishing license).

Camp Bellaleo
860 8th Line
Fergus, Ontario

Site fee per day:
$7 per adult 16+ (maximum $25 for weekend)
$4 for children 5-15 (maximum $12 for weekend) Location:
Barony of Ramshaven (Fergus, Ontario)

Trimaris Memorial Tourney

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You are invited to witness a Grand Tournament to select Heirs to their Royal Majesties by Right of Arms! There will also be the Champion of Trimaris Lysts, Rapier Lysts, Archery Competition, Poet Laureate Competition, Children's Activities, and much, much more!

4H Camp Ocala
18533 Nfs 535
Site Opens at 4:00 pm Friday and Closes at 11:00 am Monday
Registration opens with site & closes 3:00 pm Sunday Location:
Barony of An Crosaire (Altoona, Florida)

East Kingdom Coronation

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Come One Come All! The Barony of Bergental and House ICOD are proud to invite you to attend the Coronation of Gryffith and Aikaterine. With the generous help of many friends, we are planning a gala day in celebration of our new monarchs. The site is magnificent, from the stained glass and stone arches in the sanctuary to the fireplaces in the parlors and the simple Tudor feast hall. This beautiful church hosts an annual Boar's Head Festival and is the perfect setting for modern medieval activities. Location:
Barony of Bergental (Springfield, Massachusetts)

Aquaterra All Champions Pictures Online

Piers the Deaf shares a chronicle and a photo album from the All Champions event held recently at the Barony of Aquaterra, in An Tir.

Fool's Revel

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Fools rush in, Fools rush out…but not fast enough it seems! Come join us in the foolish revelry of the coming spring on Saturday April 14th. Help us choose the new reigning Fool of Winter’s Gate; celebrate our fighter’s prowess as they compete for the title of Champion of the College of St. Boniface; eat, drink and be merry!

Activities include a competition for Silliest Garb (use any materials but Location:
Barony of Winter's Gate (Fairbanks, Alaska)

Drinking songs for the Roman "Apres Slaying Party"

What if...after the Roman senators had killed Julius Caesar on the Ides of March, they had a blow-out party, complete with Roman drinking songs? Robert Krulwich speculated on NPR's March 15, 2007 Morning Edition program.

Thomas Whitehart to be featured on Weekend America

Caidan storyteller THL Thomas Whitehart, also known as True Thomas the Storyteller, will be featured in the Saturday March 17, 2007 edition of Public Radio's Weekend America. His segment will cover Irish lore and storytelling.

Fantastic Fairytale Fete

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Fantastic Fairytale Fete, sponsored by the Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (previously known as Pavlovsk Gavan) Saturday, March 31st at the Buskin River Beach House.

Fees: $15 ages 12 and up ($12 for members), $8 ages 6-11, 5 and under free. Off-island guests will be provided with crash space and transportation. Please confirm arrival/ departure dates and times as well as any classes you plan to teach asap to tamfogle@gci.net Location:
Incipient Shire of Pavel Gorod (Kodiak, Alaska)

Beltane Collegium

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Join the Shire of Hrafnafjörðr (Ravensfjord) as we host our Spring Collegium. Hot beverages will be provided. This is a wet site with drinks that can be bought in the bar through your Autocrat, and her assistant. No one else is allowed in the bar to buy drinks or hangout. No liquor is allowed to be brought from the outside into the building. We will be having a finger food pot luck that will be held through the whole Collegium. We will be ending the evening with a Bardic Practice so, please bring your song books and instruments to join in. Location:
Shire of Hrafnafjordr (Kenai, Alaska)

Collegium Cantorum to perform in D.C.

Collegium Cantorum, a musical group that "specializes in large forms for small choirs and draws most of its repertory from the masterworks of medieval and Renaissance Europe," will present two concerts in the Washington D.C. area on March 31 and April 1, 2007.

Discussion list for SCA bards

The Yahoogroup SCA_songbook gives bards, bard wannabes and performance junkies a chance to share songs and ideas online.

Stonemarche Baronial Tax Court

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Fellow members of Stonemarche, pay heed. The time has come once again. Their Excellencies, Don Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Signora Maria Pagani, Baron and Baronessa Stonemarche, invite their subjects to bring forth and present to them taxes due.

What is Tax Court? It's a chance for all of Stonemarche to show off what they are best at, be it fabric or food, illusion or illumination, dance or Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Merrimack, New Hampshire)

March is "Play the Recorder" month

Remus Fletcher of the Kingdom of AEthlemearc reminds us that March is "Play the Recorder Month," and that March 11, in particular, is "Play the Recorder Day."

Canterbury Tales Event

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Welcome good gentles and come rest yourself from your long winter's Journey at the "Chanticleer" Tavern. Where you can regale your fellow pilgrims and travelers with tales from far off lands as you enjoy our hearty tavern fare prepared by our own Margaret Makafee. If you wish just to pass a quiet day, there will be a selection of Tavern games you can play, or you might just sit and enjoy listening to the tales Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Bards and performers welcome at Gulf Wars XVI

Ihon Vinson macFergus, Deputy Minister of Arts & Sciences for Bardic and Performance for the Kingdom of Ansteorra, has announced that this year's Gulf Wars will feature several bardic and performance opportunities.

Vision of the Twelve Goddesses

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"The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses" is an early 17th century masque, written by Samuel Daniel, was originally commissioned by Queen Anne in 1604 in honor of James I ascension to the throne.

Vision of the Twelve Goddesses
A Masque: Presented by the Barony of Carolingia
Saturday, March 17, 2007
10 Am - 6 PM

First Church in Cambridge, 11 Garden Street

The Masque will be performed by Carolingian dancers and directed by Duke Vissevald Selkirkson and Countess Mara Tudora Kolarova Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

War College and Fine Arts photos online

Martin of Rivenstar has posted his photos from two events which took place recently in the West Kingdom: Western War College and the Esfenn Feast of Fine Arts.

SCA Bard Publishes In-Persona Stories

G.R. Groves joined the SCA over a decade ago, and her experiences in that organization and her travels abroad inspired her to write a first-person fictional account of the travels of a Welsh Bard in the Middle Ages. The book has now been published online and in print.

Calling all voice heralds!

Lady Ysabel de Lille of the Kingdom of Artemisia has announced that she has created a new discussion list for Voice Heralds in the Kingdom, but also reports that she welcomes voice heralds from outside Artemisia.

Mid Summer Tourney

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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.

Friday June 29- Sunday July 1

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. Location:
Westdragonshire (Surrey, England)

Irish Feast & Ithra

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On April 7th, the Shire of Rivers Bend and the University of Ithra invite you to Irish Feast & Ithra!! This event will be held at Shekinah Christian Center in Longview, WA. Irish Feast & Ithra has a pirate theme this year!

Bardic, A&S competitions, and children's equestrian activities will also be performed throughout the day. For the most up to date event information, please go to the Shire website: Location:
Shire of Rivers Bend (Longview, Washington)

Middle Eastern Potluck and Dance Party

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Greetings! Please join me in Dragonsspine on Saturday, February 24th to rid yourself of the winter doldrums. Bask in the warmth of good friends, stuff your mouth and belly with delicious food, share your best "No ****, there I was . . . " Estrella War stories, and dance and drum to your hearts content.

There is no site fee but please bring food to share for the potluck feast (Middle Eastern / Mediterranean food is suggested, but any and all fare is Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Heraldic Collegium

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Once again it is time to gear up for the tourney season and we invite any and all of you who have an interest in voice heraldry to come out and join us.

The topics included will cover: Pronouncing Names, Calling fights on the field with Field Practicum, Roundtable on Philosophy/History/Little Things, How to Arrange Court, Timing Court, Basic Faking a Ceremony, Court Practicum. There should be lots here for the beginner all the way to the expert herald. There was a great turnout for the January meeting at 12th Night and we hope to see you all the next day in Berkeley and the monthly meeting as well as at this fun-packed Collegium. Location:
West Kingdom College of Heralds (Suisun City, California)

Open A&S Faire at Gulf Wars

Mistress Jennet of Tewkesbury, MoAS for the Kingdom of Gleann Abhann, has announced that this year's Gulf Wars will feature an Open Arts and Science Faire.

Renaissance Festival Awards announced

Renaissance Festival podcast has announced the winners of the 2nd annual Renaissance Festival Awards. The winners were selected by Renaissance faire fans.

"The populace hath done spoken!"

Inspired by Asrune's post on a Celtic music forum, Lady Fionnghuala na Lamh-Bann, of the East Kingdom, set out to find "the most overplayed/ oversung songs that you hear CONSTANTLY around the SCA campfires", and surveyed the populace at large to find out which songs made the most people cringe in horror.

Performers wanted for Estrella War

Are you going to Estrella War, and do you perform as a musician, entertainer, singer, storyteller, poet, juggler, or bard? If you said 'yes', then the Open Arms Bardic Hall invites you to come and perform at the stage located in Merchants row.