Performing Arts

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

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.

Martin Scorsese to Develop Medieval Movie for Paramount

Martin Scorsese has signed to direct a screen version of Eric Jager's book The Last Duel: A True Story of Crime, Scandal and Trial by Combat in Medieval France.

School of Scottish Studies offers folklore and song

The School of Scottish Studies in Edinburgh, Scotland has created a website to share historical songs and traditions about the country. The downloadable contents are categorized by subject.

Chau Daddy!

Hip hop artist Baba Brinkman has found inspiration for his music in an unusual place: the works of 14th century English poet Geoffrey Chaucer.

Celtic music presents unique challenges to audio engineers

The December 2006 issue of Live Sound International, a trade journal for professional audio engineers, explains that instruments such as bagpipes require special care in microphone placement, mixing, and equalization, and that many audio engineers used to working with rock bands need to learn new skills for "the wonderful world of Celtic music."

Singing sheep send seasonable sentiments

The Baarmy Sheep of the Lake District in Cumbria, England have garnered so many hits on the Cumbria Tourism's website with last year's Christmas songs that the organization was forced to offer a free download.

Estrella War offers something for everyone

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXIII, has released a "short" list of activities that will take place at the upcoming War.

Jour d'Amour

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On behalf of the Incipient Shire of Drakenmere, we would like to extend a special invitation to all performing artists in Meridies to attend Jour d'Amour (Weekend of January 26-28) at Indian Springs State Park in Jackson, GA. The theme of the event is the "Venetian Carnivale," and thus we wanted to have a special emphasis on performing arts. We have arranged most of the day in the main hall to be set up solely for performing arts (Poetic Oration, European Dance, Middle Eastern Dance, Instrumentals, and Vocal Performance--if you have a question about where your performance might fit in, contact us, and we'll work something out). Location:
Incipient Shire of Drakenmere (Jackson, Georgia)

Dragons come to Springfield Museums

Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism will be on hand December 26-30, 2006 when the at the Springfield Museums in Springfield, Massachusetts present a Medieval Faire.

Twelfth Night Coronation

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The Barony of Dragon's Laire welcomes all to witness the Coronation of Crown Prince and Crown Princess, Sven Fallgr Gunnarsson and Signy Oksendahl, the Heirs to the Their Royal Majesties Amalric Blackhart and Caia Snowden as They take Their rightful places upon the Sable Throne of An Tir at the Twelfth Night Coronation, January 12-14, 2007.

In addition to welcoming the successors to the crown of An Tir, festivities will include: Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Ocean Shores, Washington)

The Rede of Sarnac

Master Aaron Faheud Swiftrunner of the Stone Keep has written this touching tribute to Count Sir Sarnac, who passed away earlier this week in Ealdormere.

Caerthen 12th Night

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This event will showcase the best of Caerthe. Our Guilds, Artisans and Fighters are some of the best in the Kingdom. It's time to bring all of our finest together in 1 place, throw in some games and it is to be the most glorious event ever had in our fine Barony. Pomp and Circumstance, Heraldry and carnival style games, merchants galore, heavy & light fighting, archery (yep archery), A&S and Bardic. Location:
Barony of Caerthe (Denver, Colorado)

Academy of St. Julian

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Saint Julian, the patron saint of minstrels and wandering musicians, was known for offering hospitality to weary travelers. This winter, in the same tradition, the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands welcomes you in from the cold for a day of music and dance!

This event will be a music and dance schola, featuring classes on a variety of musical subjects, as well as dance instruction. In addition, there will be musical performances including an appearance Location:
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)

Pitt Students Gather for "Medieval Experiences"

Sarah Kaufman of the Pitt News learned much about recreating the Middle Ages recently when she paid a visit to members of the Pitt Medieval Interest Group and the Society for Creative Anachronism as they gathered for a fighter practice on a November afternoon in Pittsburgh.

A Freshman at Bardic College

SCAtoday.net reporter and bard Ursula the Widow recently attended the Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks' Collegium in the Kingdom of Ealdormere, her first large bardic event. She shares her experiences in a special report.

Performers shine at Midrealm Bardic Madness

On November 11, the Middle Kingdom's "Bardic Madness" event attracted performers not only from the Midrealm but also from as far away as Northshield, Ealdormere, and Aethelmearc. SCAtoday.net's own THL Milica of Varna, ever the consummate Chronicler, was there with her camera.

Atlantia Kingdom Twelfth Night

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The winter winds are blowing and the festival season is here. Their Royal Majesties Ragnarr and Anneke invite you to join them in Their Twelfth Night Celebration, to be held in their Canton of Charlesbury Crossing. Join us for dancing and celebration to welcome in the New Year.

Site: St. Anne's Catholic Church, 3635 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209.

Site Restrictions: Beer and wine only are permitted. Period Location:
Canton of Charlesbury Crossing (Charlotte, North Carolina)

Mistress Signy Dimmridaela Wins Harp Championship

Baroness Signy Dimmridaela, OL (Tracie Brown) won the 2006 U.S. National Scottish Harp Championship, held October 21, 2006 at the Stone Mountain Highland Games in Atlanta, Georgia. She also won the championship in 1987 in Alexandria, Virginia, and placed third in the 1985 All-Ireland harp competition in Listowel, County Kerry.

Sting's Lute Performance from the "Today Show" on YouTube

A clip from musician Sting's recent performance on the Today Show has been posted on YouTube. The singer was plugging his new album of 17th century Elizabethan songs for lute by John Dowland.

"Machiavelli" Now Off Broadway in NYC

Machiavelli, a new play by Richard Vetere, has opened off Broadway in New York City. The comedy has been called "snappy, surprising, stimulating, and all together satisfying" by critics.

Yule - Barony of Ildhafn

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The festive season is rapidly approaching and as such, the Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, NZ) invites one and all to come celebrate Yule with us.

When: Saturday 16th December, 4pm to Midnight
Where: Avondale Lions Hall, cnr Great North and Blockhouse Bay Rds, Avondale, Auckland

Cost: Members $12.00 if paid by Sun 3rd December (last day of St Caths) or $15.00 if paid at the door Location:
Barony of Ildhafn (Auckland, New Zealand)

Toys For Tots

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Once again it is that time of year that we, the Shire of Arrows' Flight, do call upon the most noble and chivalrous folk of our great kingdom. We invite you to join us this day and show all the honor and generosity of our most noble society. The year is 1400 and we are somewhere in Greece, and it's Christmas Day. For days now everyone at the castle has been busy preparing the special food dishes to be served that night in the Grand Hall. All the castles rooms and halls have been cleaned and decorated in preparation for this special day and now all are waiting for the arrival of you, our guests and friends, so the fun and games can begin. Location:
Shire of Arrows' Flight (Spanish Fork, Utah)

Freeze Off XIX

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It is a day for fighting, friends, fun and of course, feasting! Come join us for the XIX Annual Freeze-off Tournaments and Banquet. This year we will be enjoying a Hungarian Banquet with a decadent dessert buffet, with classes and merchants, contests and so much more.

Tournaments
Our Annual Heavy Tournament will, of course, feature everyone's favorite "Wacky Weapons". Come watch fighters as they choose their attack and

St. David's 30th Year Celebration

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Come one, come all! Join in the merriment as the College of St. David celebrates its 30th anniversary! We'll have Prize Tourneys for both heavy and fencing fighters, Bardic Competitions, and Artisan's Row for A&S and merchant display - all in a festive indoor/outdoor picnic setting on the lovely UC Santa Cruz campus. Bring food and an appetite, musical instruments (preferably ones you can *play*), dancing dogs, period games, and anything else to add to the fun. Location:
College of St. David (Santa Cruz, California)

Vinhold's All Hallows Feast

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Please join us at St. Mary's Episcople Church at 3rd Street in Napa on October 14th at 2pm (**Site opens at 1pm for set up**). Feast tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations may be made by contacting the autocrat, Aureellia de Montfort, at aureellia@gmail.com

There will be three contests: subtleties, cordials, and the Bard of Vinhold competition! The current bard, Torvaldr, has declared our theme to be "Love". Location:
Barony of Vinhold (Napa, California)

Dreiburgen Anniversary

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Greetings to one and all! The Barony of Dreiburgen invites all good gentles to join us for a festival of frog frenzy in celebration of our 32nd Anniversary.

Site fee: $5.00 with proof of membership, $8.00 non-members; Children 6-12 $3.00; 5 & under are guests of the Barony. $20.00 maximum per family. Make checks payable to: "SCA, Inc./Barony of Dreiburgen." We are sorry, but merchants are not allowed Location:
Barony of Dreiburgen (Riverside, California)

Last Chance

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Greetings unto the populace of An Tir! Enjoy the day watching (participating in) as the combatants vie in the areas of Archery, Thrown Weapons, Youth, and Equestrian to become the new Dragon's Laire Champions! The Captain of the Dragon's Laire Rapier Musketeers will also be determined.

There will also be heavy fighting, A&S classes of glass bead making and scribal arts, a Arts and Sciences display, Ladies Tea with bardic Location:
Dragon's Laire (Port Orchard, Washington)

Gathering at Oakheart

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Come, the populous of Calontir and help to settle this deep rooted Scottish feud between the Clan Davidson and the Clan Macpherson. This Feud has gone on long enough! We will need both Lords and Ladies alike to help us come to a decision.

Activities include but ate NOT limited to

  • A Tavern Brawl
  • Interactive A&S Events (Think A&S Olympics)
  • Bardic Competition
  • And much, much more! Location:
    Shire of Oakheart (Republic, Missouri)

Fall Anniversary Party and Midlands Retreat

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Join Baile na Scolairi in celebrating their 21st anniversary (yep, we’re finally legal!) with their traditional Halloween revelry. Fighter, Fencer and Archery practice on Saturday afternoon. Other activities as/if interest develops. We’re open to bardic, arts and sciences, pumpkin carving ... just to give some idea. Bring your own supplies. Interested in leading a class? Please email so we can get the word out and have an appropriate space available for you. Location:
Shire of Baile na Scolairi (Minonk, Illinois)