Performing Arts

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

Sword and Board: a Tavern Event

The Shire of Vilku Urvas is hosting "SWORD AND BOARD - A TAVERN EVENT" on June 23-25, 2006 in Deer River, MN.

Sir Steven MacEanruig, founding member of the SCA, enters halls of Valhalla

Steve Henderson, known in the SCA as Sir Steven MacEanruig, was at the backyard party in 1966 that was the genesis of the Society for Creative Anachronism. On March 8, 2006, Sir Steven left us for the next world.

Mayfaire IX

The Shire of Cúil Choluim (Columbus, IN) invites you to the first annual Mayfaire Artisans Row. Mayfaire IX is May 5th - 7th, 2006, at the Johnson County Park. The site is large with sufficient room for artisans to camp with their booth if desired.

Feast of Fools, Venetian Nights

Let the merriment and splendors of a night in Venice during Carnival lure you to the fair Barony of Dragonsspine and the College of Tygre's Keep.

Green Dragon Tavern Seeks Musicians for Gulf Wars

Marion, Leoncina da Susa, Proprietess and Entertainment Coordinator for Gulf Wars' Green Dragon Tavern, is seeking musicians to play at Gulf Wars 15.

Rencester's Celebration of Spring

A caravan has arrived from the far reaches of the Known World, come and see the treasures that it brings. The College of Rencester, in the Barony of Tir-y-Don, would like to open its doors and invite all such travelers and curiosity seekers to celebrate spring in her fair halls. For your leisure: A tourney of rapier and a tourney of armoured combat. A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song. A light lunch, free with site fee, and a feast of dishes from inspired by the Silk Road. Dancing Arts & Sciences Activities: A&S competition in items relating to the Silk Road, on-site poetry contest, and travel-inspired story or song.

Arizona Renaissance Festival Works Magic on Visitors

Current and former SCA members join forces with Ren Faire actors to entertain the public at the Arizona Renaissance Festival & Artisan Marketplace which runs weekends through April 2, 2006 in Tuscon.

Atlanta Pipe Band to Hold Concert

Bagpipe enthusiasts in the Atlanta, Georgia area will want to mark their calendars in anticipation of a concert by the Atlanta Pipe Band "a leading show and competition band in the south," according to their website.

Canterbury Faire to Leave Kent County, Washington

Due to decreased attendance, organizers of the Canterbury Arts Festival in Kent, Washington, better known as Canterbury Faire, have decided to drop the Faire from their schedule.

Foolish Mortals! Medieval Jesters and Mummers

Dame Aoife was feeling foolish this week, and offers this week's Links as a resource for the medieval artistry of jesters and fools.

Blackwater Keep Defender

Are you a pansy, a dandy, or is your liver gilded? Do you need to stay indoors with air-conditioning at 68 degrees? If you answered "Yes," then you should stay home, because men and women who are tougher, stronger and better than you will ever be, are incapable of completing our competition. Remember just stay home and try not to over tax your frail and weak constitution. Last year over 50% of our contestants dropped out due to heat and or exhaustion! If on the other hand, you crave a challenge, long for the struggle of combat and desire to test your fortitude; come vie for Blackwater Keep Defender. P.S. We will feed you till you pop, if you are so inclined.

March Madness

Shed your prim and proper exteriors for a brief time and let your wild sides run with abandon. Now celebrate our safe passage through winter with the sounds of merriment, the clash of swords, rapier blades flashing in the sun and more silliness than anyone can possibly stand as we fight against boredom and mundanity.

Festival of Foolishness

From the Shire that never takes itself too seriously comes the Festival of Foolishness! Come celebrate the giddiness of the end of winter and explore all things foolish, silly and peculiar.

Border Skirmish III:Griffins vs Dragons

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The gentles of the Barony of Caer Anterth Mawr and the Shire of Ravenslake are very excited about this years’ camping event. We have planned many activities. The site is the same as last year and it absolutely beautiful.

We are surrounded on three sides by a lake where there is a beach for swimming. There is a hill with trees that adds to the fun of the fighting field. We will again be sponsoring heavy, light and children’s combat and archery. There will be A&S classes and activities and merchants selling their wares. Location:
(Lakemoor, Illinois)

Library of Congress Adds Western Music Collection

Laura Gottesman, Reference Specialist for the Digital Reference Team of the Library of Congress, has announced a new addition to the library's Music Division: The Rosaleen Moldenhauer Memorial: Music History from Primary Sources: A Guide to the Moldenhauer Archive.

Drachenwald Coronation Photos Online

Falko von der Weser has posted photos from the recent Coronation of Cadogan and Eufemia in the Kingdom of Drachenwald.

Estrella Bardic Concerts: Now with 20% more Heather Dale!

“True Thomas the Storyteller

Estrella War XXII Grand Ball

This year Estrella War XXII is proud to announce that they will be hosting their annual Grand Ball in conjunction with a Fourty Year Anniversary Celebration of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

Details about the Ball, as well as the event itself may be found at: http://www.estrellawar.org/

True Thomas the Storyteller

This is the home page of a professional storyteller, known in the SCA as Lord Thomas Whitehart, who works Faires (museums, schools, etc.) and promotes Storytelling and the Bardic arts within the SCA.

Neil Gaiman's Beowulf

Popular graphic novel and science fiction writer Neil Gaiman is working on an animated version of Beowulf featuring the voices of Anthony Hopkins, Angelina Jolie, Brendan Gleeson, and John Malkovich.

Actors and Actresses Wanted for the Acadiana Medieval Faire

The organizers of the Acadiana Medieval Faire 2006 will be holding auditions for actos on February 4, 2006 at the Lafayette Public Library in Lafayette, Louisiana.

Known World Bardic College & Cooks Collegium

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The 4th Bi-annual 'Known World Bardic College and Cooks Collegium' has been approved by Society and will be hosted by the Kingdom of Ealdormere on the October 6-9/2006 (Fri-Mon) long weekend in Acton, Ontario, Canada (a short 40 min ride form the Toronto Airport.

We will have 80 beds available, as well as full meal plans for the weekend, and day rates... (and are arranging good rates at local area hotels) Location:
Kingdom of Ealdormere (Acton, Ontario, Canada)

Early Music Online

Looking for an online source that plays medieval music? Check out Treasury of Early Music, a classical program hosted by Jorge Salazar.

A Contest Extraordinaire! A Bardic Challenge at Estrella

Be It Knowne That their Excellencies Rhys and Edine of Atenveldt Do Hereby Formally Challenge The Knowne World To...A Contest Extraordinaire!

Dunstan le Heryngmongere Named Royal Bard of Atlantia

Syr Justus de Tyre reports that Dunstan le Heryngmongere has been named Royal Bard of Atlantia.

War of the Wings

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This October 20-22 the Barony of the Sacred Stone will be hosting the War of the Wings against the Barony of Windmasters Hill. It will be held at Elchenburg Castle in the beautiful hills of Elkin, North Carolina. Come witness and participate in the glorious battles. Enjoy tales, songs, dancing and good company. There will be castle battles, woods battles, grand melees and torchlight tournaments for both heavy and rapier. Location:
Barony of the Sacred Stone (Elkin, North Carolina)

Skraeling 12th Night

Let it be knowne that the Skraeling Althing 12th Night shall be held on January 21st 2006. Come to the Royal Canadian Legion Westboro Hall, at 389 Richmond Rd, in this the Canton of Caldrithig for fun and frolic.

Master Alexander de Seton Named Midrealm Bard

At the recent Bardic Madness Event held in Indianapolis, IN, Alexander de Seton was named the Midrealm Kingdom Bard.

Rudolph in Latin

Slightly late, but still fun, a musical rendition of "Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer" - in Latin!

1st Annual Renaissance Festival Performer Awards

Marc Gunn and Kristen Roger have announced that the Renaissance Festival Podcast will sponsor award presentations for the best Renaissance Festival Performers. Those interested may vote online until January 15, 2006.