Masque of Courtly Love event info
- Alderford Presents
Masque of Courtly Love XVI: Coming of Age
February 18, 2012
Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
North Canton, OH 44720
Come join Alderford for a reprieve from the harsh winds of winter and cabin fever as we celebrate our Sweet 16th Masque of Courtly Love. A day of fun, frolicking, fighting and games will be followed by a Splendid Feast and a Masked Ball.
Site opens at 9am Site closes at 9 pm
Site is handicap accessible. Site is bone dry.
9:00 Site opens for populace
9-10 Fighting inspections
10-4 Fighting Tourneys
11:30 - 2 Lunch
9:00 Populace departs
Armored Combat Tournament
The tournament will be a timed bear pit. The losers will get one point winners will get 3 and be allowed to stay for 3 fights. The fighter with the most points at the end will be the winner.
Modified Bear Pit
Each player will be given 5 tokens.
Cost to be the bear of a bearless list: 4 tokens into the pot
Challenger pays 1 token into the pot
Bear determines the fighting style
Bear and Challenger fight one pass.
Bear can then elect to split the pot (round up) with challenger (round down)
OR can finish the best of 3 whereby the winner becomes the next bear at no cost, but the pot stays put.
The Challenger that splits the pot with the Bear will be given first option to become the new bear; else next in line can become the new bear if able to pay.
The Not-Your-Usual-Dice-Tournament Dice Tournament.
In every dice tournament I've seen the results of the dice determine things about the fight. Not this one. Results of the FIGHTS determine things about the DICE.
Everyone can challenge up to 10 opponents, please do not duplicate opponents.
The more you fight the better your chances.
Kumihimo (Japanese cord making)
History of the Harp- (lecture and "Harp Tasting" - an opportunity to actually play)
Turkish Coffee (a history followed by a demo)
Preparing for Performance (How getting ready to perform is as important as the performance)
Teaching Basic SCA Dances (The oldies, but goodies)
Mask Making for Children
Mask Making for Adults
Coming of Age in the Middle Ages ("Sweet 16 Parties" during the Middle Ages)
More classes will be added please check back.
Dance and Ball
Music will be played by real live musicians!! There will be a "Grand Promenade" at the beginning of the Masque of Courtly Love Ball where all the masks brought for the event or made that day can be displayed. The dances will be the oldies, but goodies. If you aren't sure of the steps, there will be a class earlier in the day when the dances will be taught.
Carolingian Pavane (Belle Pavane) (The Known World Pavane)
Official Bransle (Toss the Duchess) (Toss a Wench) (Bransle de l'Official)
Horse's Bransle (Bransle des Chevaulx)
Maltese Bransle (Bransle de Malte)
Montarde Bransle (Bransle de la Montarde)
Hole in the Wall
Strip the Willow
Once again this year, the Masque of Courtly Love will feature the Minstrels' Gallery. In an intimate venue, a variety of performing artists from the region will entertain throughout the afternoon. It's a wonderful place to sit and relax for a few minutes or a few hours.
The show will also include the event challenge from our Kingdom bards, Lady Juliane and Lord Llywelyn. The challenge is open to all; details follow the schedule.
The Minstrels' Gallery performances will run continuously from 11:30 a.m. until roughly 4:30 p.m. Please join us!
Minstrels' Gallery Order of Play
OPENING: Lord Donalbane of Blakmers, Brendoken Bardic Champion
Lady Kateryn Draper
North Oaken Recorder Ensemble
CHALLENGE 1 PM
Lady Ursula the Widow
Harp Strings [milord Dennis, Lady Ceit and friends]
Lady Brihid Seanchain
THL Brendan O'Corraighe
CLOSING ACT: Kingdom Bardic Co-Champions Lady Juliane Beauchamp and Lord Llywelyn Glyndwr
Interval music: Lady Matilda Harper
In its sixteenth year, Masque comes to maturity (in the Middle Ages, many young women were already mothers by this age). In this spirit, the Kingdom Bardic Champions present to the populace this challenge: Bring us a song, tale, tune (or any other entertainment) on the glories or grief of growing up, growing wiser, or growing old.
Bread and butter*
Bukkenade (Beef stew)
Cormarye (pork loin)
Capon with Orenges and Lemmons
Strawberries in Snow*
* Vegetarian dishes
The Feast Steward reserves the right to change dishes and make substitutions based on availability of items to be used and costs involved. Ingredients list will be forthcoming, please check back.
Is being provided by the Tavern of the Dead Pirate. Their menu will include chili, baked potato bar, salad bar and Sicilian pasties.
Event Stewards: Francesca de Onorati (Norma Storms) (snostorm55@...)
Einar Blakklar (Darby Greene) (EinarBlakklar@...)
Feast Steward: Genovefa da Terranova (Holly Taylor) (hollolly@...)
Armored Combat Marshal: Mihajlo od Nerche
Rapier Combat Marshal: Edward of Thorn
Class Coordinator: Catriona nic Hugh Mcleay (Catriona@...)
Merchant Coordinator: Maerwynn de Warwick (maerwynndewarwick@...)
Bardic Activities: Ursula the Widow
Royalty Liaison: DubEssa
Department of Public Works: Ysmay of New Ross and Dane of Alderford
Troll: Kenneth of Alderford, Rebecca of Alderford
From north, south, or west: Take your best route to Canton, Ohio, and proceed to I-77. Exit onto US Route 62 east (the "Alliance" exit, number 107B, from I-77). Take US 62 east to the Market Avenue Exit. **Go north on Market Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Schneider, and turn left (west). The church will be on your left after just a block or so.
From the east: If you approach Canton via US Route 62, simply take the Market Avenue exit and (Follow from ** above).