The Open Arms Bardic Hall
Bardic A&S Classes
Row bards, storytellers, musicians, dancers, singers and entertainers of the
Knowne World will gather at the Open Arms Bardic Hall. Come and marvel as these
talented performers dance, sing a haunting song of love, tell stories of Norse
Gods or play a lively tune on a fiddle. Join
in and clap your hands as you sing loudly to a familiar tune. Become a part of the bardic community as you
learn about the craft in the Bardic A&S Classes. Bring a friend, spend an
afternoon and enjoy listening to song and stories filled with mirth, courtly
love and tales of lore.
that enter be Welcome!"
Friday ~ 1pm – 4pm* & 7pm-9pm
Scheduled & Impromptu performances *please
check posted schedules for performances
1:30 – 2pm ~ Colette la trouvere
2pm ~ Songwriting in the SCA – part 1 – by Lady Colette la trouvere
7PM – 9PM - Open Bardic Jam/Informal
instruments, musicians & performers are welcome to join
What is now referred to as “Jamming” is a very period
technique. Most music was learned from one performer to the next without
written music. Musicians would gather to play music and someone would start
with a piece of music that they had learned or created and everyone else would
jump in and add the rest. Variations of melodies as well as the most popular
tunes would become standardized and eventually written down. But, even today,
jamming and creating a onetime unique piece of music, harmonies and variations
is as fun and rewarding as it was in period.
(All levels are welcome ~ no prepared pieces
Saturday ~ 10am – 5pm*
Scheduled performances every half hour! *please check posted schedules for
10am – 11am ~ Beginning Recorder for the Village Idiot – by Lady
Margaret Inghean Domnaill
11am ~ Songwriting in the SCA – part 2 – by Lady Colette la trouvere
12:30 – 1pm ~ Angharat Goch
1pm-3pm ~ Caid Choir rehearsal
3 – 3:30pm ~ Colette la trouvere
are posted daily in front of the Open Arms Bardic Hall and updated until all
times are scheduled.
are a performer, troupe or household and would like to schedule performance
while at Talon Crescent War, please contact THLady
Belasset de Casal Drago at
Open Arms Bardic Hall, located in Merchant’s row.
encourage new performers as well as those with a small repertoire to come and
grace the stage.
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