Performing Arts

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

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)

Throwing Down the Bardic Gauntlet

Lady Chiara da Montepulciano, Royal Bard to King Brion of the East, has issued a challenge to the royal bards of the Known World to match her talents with a bardic offering at the Pennsic War.

Bardic Madness Photos Online

Viscountess Elashava bas Riva, Northshield Kingdom Seneschal, recently visited South Dakota where she attended Bardic Madness. She shares her memories and photos.

Feast of St. Hildegard of Bingen

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Come join the Canton of Falcon Cree as we venture to Germany between the years 1098 and 1457 to celebrate the accomplishments of two great Germans: St. Hildegard of Bingen and Hans Talhoffer.

The Feast of St. Hildegard will be held at the verdant Camp Wabak, (36 Camp WaBak Rd. Marietta, SC 29661). The site features a lovely, shaded field with plenty of space for period pavilions and merchants. Gentles interested in merchanting should contact Lord Gospodin Pavel Rurik Chyorni Lebedov in advance for details (Ryan Matthews, anoanar@yahoo.com or 864-232-4310 no calls after 9pm please - baby in house). Location:
Canton of Falcon Cree (Marietta, South Carolina)

Northshield Bards Catch the Eye of the Media

Roger Larsen, of the Huron (South Dakota) Plainsman, offers an informative look at SCA life in the Kingdom of Northshield as he covers a recent Bardic event presented by members from throughout the Kingdom.

University of New Mexico to Host Medieval Lecture Series

The University of New Mexico's Institute for Medieval Studies will host Medieval Innovations: How the Middle Ages Changed Western Culture, a series of six lectures and a concert, Monday, April 3-6, 2006 on the university's main campus in Albuquerque.

Singers Sought for Lilies War

H.L. Brice Le Raton from the Barony of Forgotten Sea in Calontir will be directing the Lilies Known World Chorus at this year's War. He is seeking singers to participate.

Spamalot Returns to Chicago

Beginning in April, Monty Python's Spamalot, the hit musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, will return to Chicago. The show runs April 19-June 4, 2006.

Storvik Performer's Revel

On Saturday, March 18th, 2006, the long-hallowed Performers' Revel will take place in its traditional location in the vasty halls of Caer Bear. The theme of the event is as it has always been - this is a revel of performers, by performers and for performers, and as such, all who attend must contribute one performance for the delight of your fellows. But Fear Not! "Performance" casts a wide net. There will be singing and dancing and poetry and story-telling and the playing of instruments and jokery and juggling and dramatic presentations and anything else that you can make a case for as a Performance Art! Novice performers are especially welcome!

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/