Performing Arts

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

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.

Winter Oasis

The Barony of Unser Hafen presents Winter Oasis.

Crosston Dance Ball 2006

Do you love period dance and are eager for a chance to dance the night away? Are you new to dance and want to give it a try? Do you have 12th Night garb that didn't quite get finished in time for 12th Night? Then this is your big chance to realize your dreams: come to Crosston Shire's annual Dance Ball and show off your finery while learning and performing popular period dances. A day of dance instruction led by our fabulous dance instructors will be followed by a sumptuous one-course feast prepared by Lady Chiara la Trombottiera, and an evening of dance to the sweet tunes of our wonderful live musicians.

Shakespeare Film Festival

Set your Tivos! On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Turner Classic Movies will hold a 24-hour-long Shakepeare film festival beginning at 6:00 am (EST).

"Spamalot" to Begin North American Tour

The musical hit "Spamalot" is scheduled to tour beginning with Boston in March. The show is based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

Blue Dragons

The Blue Dragons are a Middle Ages reenactment group that specializes in theatrical combat techniques. They provide instruction in the use of various medieval weaponry, and their programs are open to both men and women.

Highland Bagpipes from PVC

Looking for the perfect hand-crafted Christmas gift? How about a set of homemade bagpipes made from Naugahyde and PVC plumbing pipe.

Leslie Fish to Perform at Estrella Bardic Concerts

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Autocrat for Estrella War XXII, has announced that Estrella XXII will feature both Family Bardic and Bawdy Bardic Concerts. Filk favorite Leslie Fish is scheduled to perform.

Are you feeling funny? Medieval humor

Aoife's Links this week brings us a fine cure for the Wintertime Blues, with links full of the humor (not the humours) of the Middle Ages.

Globe Theatre's Mark Rylance on Farewell Tour

Mark Rylance, the artistic genius behind London's Globe Theatre, is planning to leave his position as Artistic Director. His vision to rebuild the Globe and produce period plays there has been rewarded with great success.

Rivenoak Yule

Gentle reader, rejoice in the knowledge of the Rivenoak Yule feast I now offer to you: The hall for the Rivenoak Yule Feast on Saturday, December 10th will now open for attendees at 4:30pm, when some simple country dances will be taught until 6pm.