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  • treasach_kelle
    Questions, comments, queries? Contact me direct. Treasach Bardocrat Bardic and Performing Arts Collegium September 28 and 29, 2002 By the grace of their
    Message 1 of 2 , Aug 12, 2002
      Questions, comments, queries? Contact me direct.


      Bardic and Performing Arts Collegium
      September 28 and 29, 2002

      By the grace of their Excellencies Sidonia and Magnus of Borealis,
      and Their Highnesses University of Avacal, we present the Bardic and
      Performing Arts Collegium, held in Edmonton (formerly Veraqulion).
      Learn, network, and engage with other period performers in a
      supportive and focused atmosphere. With four bardic streams, one
      dance and at least one general stream for the less bardicly inclined,
      the entire weekend, including feast, will cost under $25, so mark
      your calendars as one of the season's best bets!
      Laurels from halfway across the country are coming to come together
      to present material for Beginning to Advanced and Master's Bardic
      levels, as well as facilitating discussion groups and workshops.The
      Kingdom Bard of An Tir herself will be honoring us by her
      participation, with courses for all levels. Other classes include
      European group dances with an entire day devoted to authentic middle
      eastern dance, persona and costume. Classes will be held at the
      University of Alberta in the heart of the River Valley. Campus and
      library maps will be provided to help you catch up on your research,
      or take a break and enjoy the extensive attractions of the city

      Features of this full weekend event include:

      *merchant's row From local world renown instruments makers to middle
      eastern costume, we are expecting different displays each day. Small
      merchants fee, and pre-registration is required.
      *Feast of Frolics, with a display of the finest in our land co-
      ordinating with the courses. The Feast itself will be a performance,
      with a feast booklet containing full documentation and recipes.
      Anyone who would like to perform at the Feast must let us know well
      in advance.
      *A&S competition and display room, with a `bardic arts' theme
      *opening and closing performer's parties and song swap
      *library room - Those who wish to share their material may bring
      their books (with two lists of what they have brought) and leave them
      in the room. It will be set up all day on Sat. for perusal by the
      populace and there will be a guard on duty at all times.
      *Bardic Watering Hole, where Laurels and tutors will be holding
      office hours to answer your questions about anything.
      Full Pied Piper, with emphasis on teaching some basic bardic skills.
      Dependent on volunteer commitment.

      *Contact Bardocrat Treasach tuatha Kelle at traesach@... or
      phone (780) 477 2007.*

      Some Class descriptions:

      *Intermediate Country Dance*, a selection of Playford dances of
      intermediate difficulty, handout. Suits those who have done some
      Playford dancing before.
      *Ballad Singing*, a selection of traditional ballads plus a bit of
      discussion on ballad style and sources, handout. Suits those with
      some bardic singing experience.
      *Bardic master class*, panel discussion on composing bardic songs,
      words, music, and both, with samples.
      Practicum class on *Sean Nos Irish traditional singing*.
      The *bardic tool box*; both description of basic references for
      writers and a hands-on demonstration of what they do.
      *How to do Bardic Books* - 1) How do you make your own bardic book:
      what to consider when compiling a song book, where to find songs and
      music, and a brief discussion of copy write (as I understand it). 2)
      This will be an explanation of what the Avacal Bards Book project is
      and where it's going. How were the songs in the book chosen? What
      other sections are in the works? Ending with a discussion of any
      changes or additions. For anyone who does not have a copy of the book
      one will be provided free. There will also be a small handout
      provided free as well.
      *Period Notation*: Examining the birth and development of musical
      notation, from ~900 - 1600, with an emphasis on white mensural
      notation, including doing an easy translation! Pre-requisite: Must
      be familar with reading in modern notation in at least one clef.
      *Music History - Middle Ages and Renaissance*: Journey through music
      history in SCA period, learning about the major innovations in each
      period by listening to the music. No pre-requisite.
      Thorvald's *Bardic master class*: panel discussion on composing
      bardic songs, words, music, and both, with samples.

      *Briana nic h'Eusaidh* is a sixth-century Irish fili. She sings, tell
      stories, writes and recites poetry, praise and satire, and plays the
      bodhran. Her extensive repertoire of English and Irish folk songs,
      and their provenance has made her an accomplished competitor in An
      Tir's Bardic circuit. She has won Overall at Celtic Bardic, Amergin's
      Revenge, SeaLion War Bardic, and the Ermine Cross Bardic Tourney, and
      taken many prizes in individual performance categories. As an
      administrator to the Bardic Arts under the Minister of Arts and
      Sciences, she serves the Crown and populace as Kingdom Bard.
      *Hector of the Black Height* was the first specific Bardic Arts
      Laurel made in the Middle Kingdom and was first and sixth Bard to the
      Court of the Principality of Ealdormere. His verse and prose have
      been reprinted widely and his music and spoken word recordings are in
      the process of being compiled. He sings, tells, recites verse and
      recites genealogy. He was also a co-autocrat of the 24th Pennsic
      War, Disaster Services Co-ordinator for Pennsic Wars 24-29 and a
      General of the Army of the Middle and Constable of Ealdormere at
      Pennsic 23.
      *Thorvald Grimsson* (Icelandic chieftain) is a generalist Laurel from
      Avacal, leaning towards research, and with some practical skills in
      singing, composition, dancing, cooking, costuming, tentmaking, and
      the arts and sciences of combat archery.
      *Treasach* was trained as a professional coloratura soprano since she
      was 6 years old. She sings all the classical languages and has
      coached individuals and choirs from novice to advanced.
      *Allister Denton* has been juggling since he taught himself at the
      age of 12. He has been a professional conjurer since Spring 2001
      performing all over western Canada and the U.S., including the Best
      Of The Street at Fringe 2001. He considers one of his best times to
      be his performance for the Prince and Princess of Avacal at the
      Bitter End during the Silver Arrow where he played a great card trick
      on their Highnesses, and had people throw battle axes at him.
      *Gabrielle Caterina Salviati* is a founding member of the Troubadour
      du Bois, the performers' guild for the Barony of Myrgan Wood. She has
      composed for the guild, specializing in recorder ensembles with the
      occasional violin or harpsichord thrown in for good measure. She's
      been a recorder player for the last 18 years (give or take).
      Mundanely Susan Redekop is studying for her ARTC in Music Theory with
      the Royal Conservatory of music.
      *Morrigan Clubfoot* has been a student of movement and body mechanics
      all her life. In her early twenties, she commenced studies with Honan
      Shaolin WuShu, a northern Chinese traditional martial arts school.
      She trained in both open hand, full contact and weapons forms for
      seven years. She shifted her passion from martial arts to middle
      eastern dance due to injury and has trained continuously in this
      dance style since 1995. She strives to continually deepen her
      understanding of the historical and cultural aspects of this art form
      and shares this knowledge with students. Morrigan takes private
      instruction continuously as well participates in as many workshops as
      possible, performing at weddings, restaurants and festivals.
      *Mistress Fabienne l'Accusee* (mka. Kathi Davis-Lepage, B.Mus):
      Fabienne joined the SCA in 1985, and has been teaching music and
      dance since her first event. Through dance and promoting period music
      skills over the years, the Order of the Laurel was bestowed in 1998.
      Good food and good costuming are the other reasons she enjoys the
      SCA. Her mundane occupation as a professional harpsichordist keeps
      her busy, as does directing a Celtic dance school, teaching Celtic
      tin whistle, playing in a Celtic band, and spending time with her
      fellow members of the ensemble Troubadours du Bois in Myrgan Wood.
      Her evangelical plan is to 'spread the Good Word' of period music in
      the SCA.
      *Honourable Lady Pandora of Lancaster* (mka Tina Munro): Pandora
      joined the SCA in 1987. Shehas been involved in music and dance since
      winning a dance competition at her first event and continues as a
      member of the Troubadours du Bois in Myrgan Wood. In the mundane
      world, she is a retired dancer/choreographer. As apprentice to
      Mistress Fabienne l'Accusee, Pandora hopes to expand her knowledge of
      music while honing her own skills in dance, brewing, calligraphy, and
    • kataryna_dragonweaver
      Greetings, There have been some major changes to this event. AnTir Crier copy is incorrect. To see the new event copy go to http://www.avacal.org/ Click on the
      Message 2 of 2 , Aug 28, 2002
        There have been some major changes to this event.
        AnTir Crier copy is incorrect.

        To see the new event copy go to
        Click on the calendar feature, and then move to September 29th, 2002.

        Anyone who has already registered please contact me,

        New event copy to be posted soon.
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