Performing Arts

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

[WES] All Hallow’s Eve

Come one and all and join the Barony of Eskalya to celebrate the Eve of All Hallow’s!  There will be fighting, revelry, and perhaps a few tricks and treats.

[ART] Crown Tournament

Here ye, here ye! Unto our wondrous populous of these sovereign lands of Artemisia, the time is nigh for their Royal Majesties to decide upon their rightful heirs to our most glorious kingdom! Long live the King! Long live the Queen! May their reign last forever!

[OUT] Warders of the Western Gate

Their Excellencies Estevan & Emily, Baron & Baroness of Fontaine dans Sable bid you greetings & invite one and all to this year's Warders of the Western Gate!!!!!

[MID] Bardic Madness XIV

December 1, 1292, was a good day for John Balliol - his first full day as King of Scotland. But less than four years later, after constant humiliations at the hands of the English, he was defeated in battle and abdicated. The arms of Scotland were stripped from his surcoat, giving him the abiding nickname of "Toom Tabard" - "The Empty Suit".

[WES] Newcomers' Feast

The Shire of Pavlok Gorod invites one and all to attend the Newcomers' Feast: "A Simple meal in Medieval England."  Savor the flavors of fish days, flesh days, and sweets. Activities include: classes, an exhibition of rapier combat, with entertainment during the feast. 

[WES] Mists Bardic

Do you ever wish a feast could come with marvelous ongoing bardic entertainment? This one will! Come gather in the feast hall to witness (or participate in) the battle of wits and words, of story and song that will determine who the next Bard of the Mists shall be. You won’t be bored!

Pennsic Beowulf

 Bo Vanderberg reports that he has posted an album of photos from the production of Beowulf, the Road Show, presented at Pennsic 41. The photos are available on his Flickr website.

[LOC] St Catherine's Faire

Ildhafn's premier annual event. We expect this year to be particularly well-attended as we will have the pleasure of the presence of Their Majesties, Henri and Beatrice. Book early to avoid disappointment.

[ATL] Coronation of Vladimir and Kalisa

Darkness looms in Atlantia, as the time for a new Tzar has come. Sadly for the people, transitions of power at this time are rarely peaceful. The next in line for the Throne is not clear cut.  Factions maneuver trying to gain support for their candidates.

[MER] Crossroads of Art and War

Join the Shire of Owl's Nest for a weekend of higher level classes and training in combat, coursing, and the arts and sciences!

[MID] Harvest Days

Please join us September 7-9th as the Marche of Winged Hills proudly hosts TRM Savaric & Juliana’s Tournament of Chivalry at our Harvest Days

Godai Katsunaga winner of Known World Poetry Competition

Lady Katarzyna Witkowska reports that a winner of the Knowne World Poetry Competition was chosen at Pennsic 41. The winner was Lord Godai Katsunaga of Atlantia.

[LOC] Summer Lark

A weekend of fun and frolicking with lots to do, including Dancing Collegia and Questing, Archery and maybe Fencing, we may even do a bit of singing, pack boots 'cause at midnight we'll be walking.

[AET] A Little Song - A Little Dance

The Barony of Thescorre invites one and all to "A Little Song - A Little Dance" on October 27, 2012, at the United Methodist Church of North Chili, 2220 Westside Drive, Rochester, NY, 14624.

[WES] Debardchery

The Shire of Cloondara invites you to attend its annual archery and bardic tournament.

Match your skills against the best archers in the Known Worlde
Bid on your favorite archer & win fabulous prizes
Compete for the Title of Bard of Cloondara. Present a poem, song or story onthe following theme: Robin Hood

[DRA] Turnier des Herzwaldes III

The Shire of Vielburgen in the Barony of Knight´s Crossing in Germany invites you to the Turnier des Herzwaldes III (Tournament of the Heartforest III).

[LOC] Tower and Fountain Tavern

The Tower and Fountain Tavern will open again, with rapier and heavy tourneys during the day, and entertainments and feasting during the evening.

The Golden Stag Players present: The Alexandrian Tapestries

Lovers of Commedia dell'Arte will want to view The Alexandrian Tapestries, a video of a performance presented by the Golden Stag Players in the Kingdom of the West.

[OUT] Caer Galen Defender

The cold winds of Autumn blow across the western peaks of Caer Galen. The milky eyes of Her Champions begin to peer into the mists of time in search of worthy successors to relieve them of their duties. They dream of resting their weary bones and returning  to their loved ones; but with their charge not yet complete they must find the next individuals capable of becoming the new Champions.

[WES] Purgatorio

Their Majesties invite one and all to come and bear witness to the coronation of Their Royal Highness' Roger and Zanobia. Come celebrate the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts & sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, and archery.

"Medieval Play" challenges fortitude of the audience

“We have a long way to go before this is over, so don’t get too excited,” says St. Catherine of Siena at the beginning of the second act of Kenneth Lonergan’s Medieval Play at the Signature Center in New York. Ben Brantley of the New York Times has a review.

Top ten Ealdormeran songbook available online

Former Bard of Ealdormere, Justinian Clarus, Uncle J, reports that a songbook of the Top Ten Songs of Ealdormere has been posted on his website and is available for download in PDF format.

Scholar discovers "missing link" in early Gregorian chant sources

Researchers have long believed that no manuscripts of early Italian Gregorian chant survived, but Holy Cross professor Daniel DiCenso believes he has found the Monza manuscript, a source dating to the mid 9th century.

Music tent at Pennsic's Artisans' Row August 6

Juliane Bechaumpe, Cordinator, Artisans' Row Music Tent for Pennsic 41, reports that there will again be music to delight the ears of those visiting the Row.

[ATL] Southern Atlantian Archery Day VI

Over the last several years our intrepid, wayfaring brother (called "Bubba" in a beloved child's dialect) has come home to bring us many archery challenges and stories.  This year he brings us tales from Scotland. 

[ATE] Barony of Atenvedlt Anniversary

Hear Ye Hear Ye. The Barony of Atenveldt is having a birthday. Come celebrate our upcoming 43rd birthday on Saturday, September 22, 2012.

Luxury home once birthplace of opera

Paolo and Gabriella Mazza of Florence, Italy combined a work project with a new home when they purchased La Camerata, as the 3,444-square-foot (320 square meters) theater, believed to have been designed by Renaissance architect Filippo Brunelleschi. (slideshow)

[OUT] Clann Wars

Get your Shakespeare on at Clann Wars. There will be fighting, laughing and even a bardic or two. If you don't have fun at this event you are doing it wrong.

[LOC] Politarchopolis' Fields of Gold

One of Lochac's premier fighting events Fields of Gold will be a chance to show your prowess and courage in whatever disciplines you choose to participate.

[ART] Coronation

Their Royal Highnesses Timmur and Saige invite One and All to attend an Extravagant Celebration Honoring the Best in Artemisia.