Performing Arts

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

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.

Spring Hafla

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Join us for a day of Music and Dancing! Classes on ME Dance, History & Garb will be held from Noon to 6 pm. The feast will be buffet style of Middle Eastern delights open from 6 – 8 pm. A dance exposition is planned for the dinner hours with an open hafla from 8 –10:30 pm. Live music will be provided for the open hafla. Musicians always welcome.

Lion's Lodge
641 Silver Lake Avenue Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio)

Freezing Our Haffla Off!

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The Barony of White Waters invites you away from the heat of the desert to: Freezing Our Haffla Off! Saturday March 10, 2007

Site opens at 9am closes 9pm

Central Christian Church
418 W. Franklin St.
Elkhart, IN 46516

NOTE: Site has no elevator, classes upstairs, common/dancing downstairs.

If you are interested in TEACHING, please contact lady Zafirah (Sarah Neverly) at sarah_neverly@netzero.net. Location:
Barony of White Waters (Elkhart, Indiana)

Midwinter's Dance

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A day of feasting and merriment awaits you in our hall on the 27th of January 2007 at St Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal Church in Severna Park, Maryland.

Our Baron and Baroness call on all artisans to come display their wares. From those of their subjects, they will be choosing their champion, but competitions and displays are open to all. In addition, we plan to have gaming, singing, instrumental music, as Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Severna Park, Maryland)

Warwick Consort to perform in St. Paul

On Tuesday February 6, 2007, the Warwick Consort will present a concert of renaissance music at Olivet Congregational Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota. The concert will also feature the Terpsichory Courtly Dance Troupe.

Bard of Ansteorra Chosen in Tournament of Wit

HL Gerald of Leesville attended the Ansteorran Eisteddfod on January 6 and offers a detailed reported of the competition.

Radio for SCAdians

THL Wynne of Atenveldt has announced a radio/internet show of music related to SCA activities. "For those of us who can listen to the radio at work, and even better if you have the internet, Phoenix College has acquired an internet radio license and yours truly has procured an hour for music."

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Bigger and Better than Ever

The Estrella War Bardic Concert Series- Bigger and Better than ever! Join us Sunday night at the Grand Court Pavilion for two incredible concerts!

Shakespeare's Church Has Leaky Roof

The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.

Winter Oasis

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First, this is THE Middle Eastern/belly- dancing/all you can eat/all you can dance/all you can drum wonderful event that is one of the cornerstones of Unser Hafen! We have classes in beginning belly dance, Asian-infused belly dance, and a multi-hour Hafla! We will also have wonderful classes such as Middle Eastern Personas, Turban Wrapping, Arabic Alphabet, and the art of Henna! Or, if you just want to eat and eat and eat and eat and eat...you are definitely in luck! Bring your feast gear, because we will have a glorious feast consisting of lamb, meat wrapped in pastry, pilaf, couscous, a flatbread bar, haroset, an immense array of vegetable delicacies including carrot tzimmes, stuffed dates, baklava and ...? And if this inspires you to try your hand at cooking, we have a class on the Culinary Quest of the Middle East. If you've already been inspired to whip up a delicacy, we will greatly appreciate anything you wish to pass. (We do request that you bring an ingredients card with your dish, so people with allergies do not put themselves in harms way.) You may also wish to note that this is a wet site for those above the age of 21, so please feel free to bring anything that you have made! Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)

Saturday Night Fever III

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Pack your instruments and dancing shoes and come to the third dance and music weekend offered by the Shire of Meadowmarsh. This event is especially for all those who enjoy dancing and learning new dances. Often there is not enough dancing at events, so we have created a weekend only for music and dance. We have hired the best dance teachers and musicians, so don't miss your chance to dance until your feet get blisters. Location:
Shire of Meadowmarsh (Duedelsheum, Germany)

Bard of Caid Competition at Caidan 12th Night

The second Bard of Caid competition was held at Caidan 12th Night on Saturday January 6, 2007. THL Eilidh Swann shares her photos from the event, and from the Bardic Competition.

Arn Hold Masked Ball and Bardic Competition

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On the heels of Twelfth Night and Christmas, but just in time to relieve that Estrella pre-event pressure comes the Arn Hold Masked Ball and Bardic Competition! This year, the theme is TOYS!

Be prepared to shine and dance in the playful atmosphere of a period toymaker's workshop. Watch the playthings come alive as YOU become part of every child's fantasy. Revel in a hall of lifesized toys and toys in the making, enjoy a Location:
Barony of Arn Hold (Middleton, Idaho)

Dragonsspine Candlemas and The Consorts Tourney

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As the far off and distant drums of WAR call to us, many are left to wonder…..Who will plant our crops, take care of our cattle and raise our children while we are away? Who do we trust to pay our ransom should we be in need? Who among our peoples will be left to carry on as the glorious fighters of the Outlands go off to WAR? As any fighter will tell you, those we leave behind are as important as those who fight next to us. Location:
Barony of Dragonsspine (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

Devil's Music in the Vatican

Rock and roll music will represent Hell in a new opera based upon Dante's medieval epic, The Divine Comedy. The composition by Monsignor Marco Frisina will premiere in Vatican City.

A Market Day A Birka

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The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to the XVIII annual Market Day at Birka. It will be held this year on January 26-27, 2007 at the Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, NH.

With last year's great success on Friday night, we will again open the Gates that evening from 7 – 10pm for check in. There will be shopping and a Pre-Revel then in addition to our usual Saturday schedule of events. Merchants, in the Exposition Center side, are offered the opportunity to open for business. Merchants, Friday is not required. Detailed information for merchants regarding this will be available on the web site (). Location:
Barony of Stonemarche (Manchester, New Hampshire)

Quintavian Hafla

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Greetings from the Shire of Quintavia, we once again open our doors for our Hafla Celebration. We invite you to bring your rugs, pillows, dancing shoes, musical instruments, a warm smile, and join us for an evening, day, and evening in the middle east. Come, dance, sing, tell stories, rest, recline, eat, talk with friends, make new ones, and just enjoy yourself. So pack up your dance belts, rugs and musical instruments and journey to Quintavia for a relaxing day of relaxing, laughing, singing, stories and music. Middle Eastern and Indian style Dancing, Drumming, and Jamming. Come to dance and drum, or just to hang out, socialize, and watch! Location:
Shire of Quintavia (Millbury, Massachusetts)

Festival of the Rose

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Come one, come all, and play your part in the celebration of Caid’s 58th Queen! The Barony of Dun Or is privileged to host the Festival of the Rose in honor of Queen Fa’izah.

Our theme of the day is All the World’s a Stage – and our focus will be on performance art. (Though not to the exclusion of other art forms!) While there will not be a tournament, demonstrations of period martial arts are Location:
Barony of Dun Or (Antelope Valley, California)

BMDL Baronial Twelfth Night

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As the cold winter has put nature to sleep, Yuletide brings forth the promise of days growing bigger and the grass awakening from its deep slumber. All and all a perfect time to come and rejoice with the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands on its celebration of the Twelfth Night! Their Excellencies, Alonzio and Tatyana will hold their Baronial Court and her Excellency will also choose her Bardic Champion. There will be performances from the Debatable Choir, the Debatable Consort and I Genisii, dancing, a pillow fight (which has now become a 12th night tradition!), an A&S display (run by THL Odriana vander Brugghe, email at odriana@gmail.com) with a Yule theme, a fencing tournament, children activities, our Silent Auction and much more to be scheduled! Location:
Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Bardic Madness XVII: Food & Foolishness!

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Mark your calendars now for the very first 48-hour sleepover Bardic Madness! Come all ye bards and bardic fans for an event full of noncompetitive challenges, classes, and bardic fun! Bardic Madness celebrates the bardic arts: poetry, song, story, and more. Watch the event website for a list of challenges and classes.

Location: Camp Webb, N1875 21st Ave, Wautoma WI

Challenges will take place Saturday, but additional activities may take place Location:
Barony Caer Anterth Mawr (Wautoma Wisconsin)

King's and Queen's Rapier Championships

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Come enter the tourney run by Don Jean-Paul Justen Casse and Doña Marion del Oakes, which will decide the next King's and Queen's rapier champions.

There will be space for League of Rapier Academies challenges.

There will be space for pick-up bouts for everyone including those who haven't authorized yet. Loaner gear will be available.

Dance and drum at the Middle Eastern dance and drum courses. Location:
Barony of Carolingia (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

Hymns and carols of Christmas

Douglas D. Anderson has created a website of ancient Christmas music "to preserve the rich history of Christmas carols and hymns which might otherwise be lost." The site includes both lyrics and MIDI files of the music.