Performing Arts

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

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)

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.