Performing Arts

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

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)

Trio Mediæval to Perform in Cleveland

The medieval music group Trio Mediæval is scheduled to give a performance at Trinity Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio on November 15, 2006. The concert is sponsored by the Cleveland Museum of Art and will begin at 7:30 pm.

Silver Hammer XXXIII

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The Barony of Thor’s Mountain presents Silver Hammer XXXIII

October 20-22, 2006 ~ Big Ridge State Park, Maynardville, TN

No particular theme this year, just lots of food, fun, and fighting fit for all…

Feast: “The Marriage of Henry VIII & Catherine of Aragon” combining sumptuous dishes of 16th century England and Spain. During the feast we will hold our annual contest for the Bard of Silver Hammer. Please prepare an original filk to participate. Planned Activities Include: Tourney of the Silver Hammer (Heavy), Rapier Tourney, with War Practice to follow. There will also be an A&S Competition, Children & Youth Activities, Live Weapons, Games, and Dancing as well as drumming by the fire. Location:
Barony of Thor’s Mountain (Maynardville, Tennessee)

World Music Festival Comes to Madison, Wisconsin

The world comes to Madison, WI September 21-23, 2006 in the form of the World Music Festival. The event will feature a variety of music from South America, Scandinavia and the Middle East.

Clan Tynker Performs at Pennsic Video

Fans of the performance troupe Clan Tynker will want to tune in to a YouTube video of the group taken at Pennsic 35.

Photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006

Ciar and Eilidh have posted photos from Kolfinna's Festival of the Rose 2006 which took place recently in the Kingdom of Caid.

An Tir Kingdom Bardic Championship

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Their Royal Majesties and the Barony of Dragon's Laire invites one and all to witness the contest to determine the next Kingdom Bardic Champion! Entries shall be judged individually on Saturday and conclude with an audience appeal performance on Saturday evening. Please join us on Sunday to witness the final portion where those with the highest Saturday scores will compete for the Championship and the next Kingdom Bardic Champion shall be declared! Location:
Barony of Dragon's Laire (Bainbridge Island, Washington)

SCAdian Musicians Perform in Powell River

Members of the local SCA chapter in Vancouver, British Columbia participated in a musical evening at Powell River's Boxwood Cottage garden recently where they presented a program of medieval music.

Lords & Ladies, Welcome Aboard the Floating Ren Faire!

For those who want the Middle Ages with all the comforts of a cruise: Mirth & Merriment Aboard The Carnival Miracle!

Bard of The Mists Competition

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Time has a way of passing swiftly. For those of us who are have not marked it's flow, be now aware of how fleet it's passage. The Bard of The Mists Competition is September 9th! The victor shall become the 25th Bard of the Mists.

Much entertainment and merriment is planned. As well as a Feast, with delicacies from the Silver and Silk Trade Routes.

In honor of the occasion, the theme piece will have two themes. Use Location:
Principality of the Mists (Santa Clara, California)

Raid on the Mountain

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Western Keep is holding Raid on the Mountain in Brookings as a local one day event, NOT our regular weekend camping at Hole in the Mountain campground at Lake Benton, MN. This event is to prepare and authorize fighters for Cecil's Siege (Fall Coronation in Vermillion, SD). We will meet on the south end of Hillcrest Park, in the elementary school parking lot next to the shelters. We will have heavy weapons and light weapons, but no throwing or archery since we're in city limits. The park has a playground area for children, modern plumbing, and is connected to the city aquatics park (one day pool pass is $3.00 per person, which gives you access to showers and snack booth). Location:
Shire of Western Keep (Brookings, South Dakota)

Papers by Re-enactors Sought for 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies

The organizers of the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies, which takes place May 10-13, 2007 at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, have announced that they are seeking papers from re-enactors for this year's conference.

Grendel: the Opera

Grendel, a new opera from Tony Award-winning director Julie Taymor, opened recently at the Lincoln Center Festival. Based on Beowulf but told from the monster's point of view, the opera is sung in Old English by the humans while Grendel sings in contemporary language.

Pennsic Fools' Parade!

Feeling foolish? If so, join the rest of the performers, acrobats, musicians and other crazies for the annual Pennsic Fools' Parade Tuesday, August 15, 2006!

Known World Players announce performance of Wakefield Cycle for Pennsic 2007

Press Release: The Known World Players are proud to announce their most ambitious project to date for Pennsic 2007: a selection of ten to twelve plays from the Wakefield Cycle, to be performed on pageant wagons in authentic medieval style.

Known World Players feature comedies, reunion for Pennsic XXXV

The Known World Players, a performing arts troupe, have big plans for Pennsic War this year, including a seven-year reunion and productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and Gammer Gurton’s Needle.

Slay the Dragon 2006

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The Humble Shire of Vogelburg cries out once again for a Champion. The evil dragon once again terrorizes the populace of Vogelburg call forth all brave warriors to champion our cause. Call on the Artisans to try and placate the beast with there beautiful works of art. Bards come and sooth the savage beast.

For information on classes and other things go to http://www.vogelburg.org/ Location:
Shire of Vogelburg (Pineville, Louisiana)