I just wanted to thank all my wonderful musicians for an overwhelming
successful debut this weekend. I had such an incredible time, and without
you, it wouldn't have happened at all! I'd also like to thank the autocrats of St.
Golias Feast Day, and of the Esperanza Tournament for the opportunity.
For those who didn't attend, we played at St. Golias Feast Day this past
Saturday (Oct. 4), for the after-feast court dancing. Most of the feasters
stayed to dance, with instruction from the gracious Lady Barbara.
The music was provided by THL Asha, who plays the flute and the dumbek
(sp?), Lyneya del Filde, who plays the clarinet, Lady Melody Shaw, who
plays the recorder and tin whistle, Lindsey, who plays the guitar, and
directed by myself (Lin Shiao Mei), on the violin.
We played the al-Barranian Pavane (Belle Qui Tiens Ma Vie), Hole-in-the-
Wall (have the rest of you gotten that tune out of your head yet???), the
Official Bransle (Toss the Duchess), Gathering Peascods (the Male-Bonding
song), the Maltese Bransle, and Quen Quer Que.
Then, as if one event was not enough, we hurried back to al-Barran on
Sunday (Oct. 5) to play at the park for the Esperanza Tournament. After
playing for the performing court dancers for a while, Baroness Fermina
requested attendees to join her in the list field to dance to Gathering
Peascods. The circle of dancers filled the list field! I must say, that I really
like the effect of the armour clanking added to the male-bonding!
As can be expected, we are all happy, but exhausted, so our next practice
will not be until Sunday, October 12, at noon (Fighter Practice Park).
Lady Lin Shiao Mei of Ali Shan
Kindred Crafters, Barony of al-Barran & College of St. Golias
Kingdom of the Outlands