Performing Arts

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

"Pathfinder" Scheduled for September Release

Pathfinder, a new Viking adventure saga starring Karl Urban of Doom fame, is scheduled for worldwide release September 8, 2006. The film speculates on the Norse place in North American history.

Today in the Middle Ages: June 29, 1613

The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.

Pillage on the Plains III

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Shire Eagle, in association with House Aylekeepe and Clan Darkwood, invite you to Pillage on the Plains III: Gathering of the Tribes. We return to Gibson's Plantation View in Tallassee, Alabama on October 6-8 for a great weekend of fighting, classes, feasting and fun! Make your plans to attend now....

Event Stewards:
Lord Alywin Watkyns watkijm@auburn.edu Location:
Shire of the Eagle (Tallahassee, Alabama)

Woodland Romp IV

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I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to the Freehold of Skerjastrond's camping event Woodland Romp IV, sponsored by Darkstone, July 21-23, 2006.

In the manner of Master Geoffrey Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," we are hoping for an eclectic group of travelers; whether bard, warrior, pilgrim, bard, noble, yeoman, or more bards to share their tales of journeys past and present. The event is intended to be a Location:
Freehold of Skerjastrond (Gwinn, Michigan)

"To the West" Captured for Posterity

At the recent Investiture in the Principality of the Mists, Martin of Rivenstar captured a performance of To the West on video and has posted it online.

"Shakespeare Book of Lists"

Author, teacher and consultant for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Michael LoMonico, has posted an online companion to his book, The Shakespeare Book of Lists which looks at the playwright's life, work and times through a collection of lists.

Middle East Feast

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The Barony of Twin Moons of the Kingdom of Atenveldt (Phoenix, Arizona) would like to invite you to experience the Middle East with us. We are holding our annual Middle East Feast on Saturday August, 19, 2006.

For those who have never attended, this is a day long, indoor event with drumming, dancing, merchants and a huge menu of Middle Eastern Food. You are encouraged to bring rugs, pillows, low coffee tables, drums, drapes so that the hall has an Eastern feel, and you have a place to lounge. All these elements go together to create a spectacular, one-of-a-kind event that is a great tradition in our lands Location:
Barony of Twin Moons (Phoenix, Arizona)

Mongolia Honors Genghis Khan with Rock Opera

This year Mongolia celebrates it's 800th anniversary. One of the events honoring the country's rich history is a rock opera about Mongolia's most famous citizen: Genghis Khan.

Mid-Realm Bardic Madness VIII: The Song of the Sea

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Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.

This year's Bardic Madness will take place on November 11th, 2006. Our hosts will be the Barony of Brendoken (most of NE Ohio). Many thanks go to all of them for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year. Our theme will be the sea and all that lies within it. Location:
Barony of Brendoken (Smithville, Ohio)

Nordwache 23rd Anniversary

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The Barony of Nordwache invites the populace of Caid to join us for the celebration of our 23rd Anniversary at the exact center of California, North Fork!

Autocrat:
Michael of Boulton
sekim@myway.com

Location:
North Fork Recreation Center
33507 Road 230
North Fork, CA. 93643

Directions:
From Hwy. 99. Fresno: Take Highway 41 north to Road 200 (from the 2nd stop light on Hwy 41 [i.e. Hwy 145] it is 8 miles to Road 200.) Turn right on Road 200. Travel 18 miles on Road 200 to North Fork. Once in North Fork Road 200 turns right into Road 230, turn left at the sign for the Recreation Center, Road 230 will dead end at the site. Location:
Barony of Nordwache (North Fork, California)

An SCA King In Camelot: Duke of Caid plays King Arthur on stage

Scott Farrell, known in the SCA as Duke Guillaume de la Belgique, will portray King Arthur in a San Diego, California, production of the musical Camelot. The production runs July 8 through July 16, 2006.

Storvik Post Pennsic Revel

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As we return to our homes after a long summer campaign, the sounds of war fade and the sounds of merriment grow. Laughter replaces the battle cry as the populace of Atlantia gathers to celebrate the glories of Pennsic in an atmosphere of frivolity and fun.

The glorious Barony of Storvik invites you to an evening of enjoyment at its traditional Post Pennsic Dessert Revel. This year's theme is "Fun and Games," so come out and play some games! You may already know that cribbage and chess are period, but have you ever played Nine Men's Morris (featured in the most recent Tournaments Illuminated), Fox and Geese, or Hazard? Bring your cards, dice, board games, and toys. Weather permitting, you can try outdoor ball-and-stick games in the small, woodsy glen (no martial activities). Veteran game players are encouraged to teach the rules and strategies to new contestants of all ages. Location:
Barony of Storvik (Adelphi, Maryland)

St. Vitas' Dance Weekend

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St Vitas' dances back to town. There will be two days of all kinds of dance and dance related classes.

ST VITAS' DANCE WEEKEND
Politarchopolis
5-6 August 2006

The competition dances for the Bal d'Argent will be taught! Come and get ready for Lochac's premier dance event!

This year there will be music classes as well!

And of course we will also have a Feast and Ball on the Saturday night. Location:
Politarchopolis (Lake Tuggeranong, ACT, Australia)

Re-enactors Turn Brimfield, Illinois into "Olde English" Village

Various re-enactment groups will converge of Jubilee College in Brimfield, Illinois June 17-18, 2006 for Olde English Faire. Those participating include the Society for Creative Anachronism, the Order of St. Sebastian, the Knights of the Silver Sword and Shattock Schoole of Defense.

Washington Early Music Festival Features Italian Theme

Residents of the Washington D.C. area may want to immerse themselves in music of early Italy by attending concerts that are part of the Washington Early Music Festival. The festival runs June 2-25, 2006.

Zaid and Louise New Heirs to Cynagua

Elinora O'Connor reports that Zaid was the victor of the recent Coronet in the Principality of Cynagua in the Kingdom of the West. He was inspired by Louise.

Holy Prophets IV: Crusading for Cash

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Hunters home once again presents holy prophets on June 10, 2006 at Brandy Springs Park in Mercer PA. This time the theme is crusading for cash. There will be a Heavy weapons tourney and a fencing tourney - both of which are wagering events. There will be an A&S competitiion entitled: "My father went up to the Holy Land and all i got was this lousy..." so use your best imagination to come up with the entries and the documentation. Location:
Shire of Hunter's Home (Mercer, Pennsylvania)

A Call to Arms

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Here in the Shire of Hartstone, A call to arms has been sounded! We invite you to join us June 2nd thru June 4th at the Dansville Fish and Game Club (Former site for our Fall Events). The populace gathers, to hone their skills, and enjoy the company of friends, old and new by firelight. Our Autocrat, the Lovely Lady Anna Dillon invites you to come for the day, or stay for the weekend, as it pleases thee. Location:
Shire of Hartstone (Dansville New York)

Gladiator: The Musical?

We know Russell Crowe can sing rock music, but how would he measure up in a musical version of Ridley Scott's Gladiator?

Today in the Middle Ages: May 26, 1583

William and Anne Shakespeare's firstborn child, Susannah, was baptized on May 26, 1583.

Sting to Release Album of Lute Music

Rock musician Sting, known for his wide range of interests, will release an album of John Dowland's lute music sometime in the fall of 2006.

Unser Hafen Champions

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Fighters, Fencers, Archers, Artisans, and Bards... ~Come cheer the Champions of Unser Hafen!~ Tournaments will be held in Equestrian, Archery, Heavy Fighting, Rapier, Arts and Sciences, and Bardic for the new Champions! While all are welcome to compete, The Champion in each category belongs to a member of Unser Hafen. However, don't let that deter you from competing as there will be a prize for the best champion from outside our fair Barony! Location:
Barony of Unser Hafen (Fort Collins, Colorado)

A Challenge to the Knowne Worlde in honor of Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa

Siobhan Medhbh O'Roarke of the West Kingdom has issued a challenge to a quest of learning, in loving memory of her recently-departed namesake, Mistress Siobhán ní hEodhusa.

Today in the Middle Ages: May 18, 1593

On May 18, 1593, just days before his death, playwright Christopher Marlowe was arrested on charges of atheism.

Thatsa Mare XI

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Thatsa Mare XI: Our Exchequer is Cheap and Won’t Give Us a Pence Event! FREE! Camping Event held in the Shire of Mare Amethystinum

Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, at 5800 Mapleward Road.
June 9, 10, 11, 2006.

Activities include but are not limited to; Fighting – Marshals needed, contact Autocrat to volunteer. Saturday Bowl and Bread Breakfast, Pot Luck Dinner Feast, Bellydance Instruction Class of all levels – bring your bellydance scarf – drummers welcomed! Scavenger Hunt, Trading Circle, Cob Oven building class (pending), Bardic Events sponsored by Shire Youth, Raffle and more fun in the sun! Location:
Shire of Mare Amethystinum (Thunder Bay, Ontario)

Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards III

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Here ye now both song and tale of gallantry once more in the wide vast hills of the Shire of Coppertree at the Champion of AEthelmearc Tourney/Jugglers, Tumblers, and Bards III, June 16-18. In this our third act, again we call the performers back. Singers, tale-spinners, dancers and even mime come once more for a wonderous time, as the kingdom's finest fighters compete to be the Champion of AEthelmearc! Location:
Shire of Coppertree (Utica/Rome, New York)

University of Wisconsin Whitewater to Sponsor Early Music Festival

Lord Wulfric reports that the University of Wisconsin Whitewater will hold its annual early music festival June 2-4, 2006 in Whitewater, Wisconsin.

Today in the Middle Ages: April 23, 1564

The most famous writer in the English language, William Shakespeare, was born on April 23, 1564.

Music for Sant'Iago

On Saturday May 6, 2006, the Medieval Women's Choir at St. James Cathedral in Seattle, Washington will present Music for Sant'Iago (St. James), a concert of music and stories "associated with the famous pilgrimage route to the shrine of Saint James."

Bards' Night & Cooks' Workshop

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We will have a weekend of music and food on the weekend of the First of July in Shurdington in the Shire of Mynydd Gwyn. Our Bards Night celebration will be managed by Lord Acarin St Cyr, and the cooking workshop will run courtesy of Master Kit, once known to the Isles as Lady Mariella ( ormsweird@gmail.com ) ... Please contact them for details of bardic classes and how the cooking workshop will operate. Location:
Shire Of Mynydd Gwyn (Shurdington, England)