Bards of the Mid-Realm
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|Aaron faheud Swiftrunner (Inactive)|
Aaron Swiftrunner is the guildmaster of Guild Fanucci and a very dangerous man.
In his spare time, he is the (now retired) Society seneschal.
|Adrian Flechyr (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Adrian is one half of the group Tourdian. He can be heard on their CDs,
Adrian is squired to Sir Galem Lionel Ostwestly.
|Alan Fairfax (Shadowed Stars Constellation)|
I am mostly in the 14th century with occassional excursions to the Elizabethan period. My focus
is on telling period stories that were well-known in period but forgotten today, especially those
that originally had religious origins. I am not a master bard but I am an active participant in
the bardic community.
|Alexander de Seaton (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Alexander is just some guy from Ravenslake who is extremely shy and unaccustomed to
public speaking. He is apprenticed to Master John Inchingham and squired to Sir
Charles of Dublin (Caid).
Alexander can be heard on some of John Inchingham's CDs - available from
|Alfred of Chester (Blackhawk Midlands)|
|Alfred tells many stories.||Amelie d'Anjou (Ayreton Midlands)|
|Amelie is a trobaritz (female troubadour)who sings and plays many stringed instruments. She used to direct Tres Trepei, and plays and sings in a number of other groups as well. She is also busy being a mom to three boys, so doesn't sing as much as she'd like. A current research interest is music south of the Pyrenees.||Andrew Blackwood MacBaine (Midlands)|
|Andrew served as kingdom bard to Alaric and Noelle.||Arrienne Ashford (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Arrienne makes mind numbingly complex and beautiful reticella lace.
||Beatrice de Winter (Rhyderich Hael Kingdom of Æthelmearc)|
Beatrice de Winter is fascinated by death and plague rats. She is apprenticed
to Master Cerian Cantwr (who designs too many SCA websites).
|Breddelwyn ap Taliesin (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Breddelwyn is a harpist.
||Brendan O Corraidhe (Eastwatch Oaken)|
Brendan O Corraidhe is a 7th-century Irishman of modest means.
In the SCA, Brendan has lived in three different kingdoms since ASXIV. He has
dabbled in heavy fighting, leatherwork, armoring, sewing, and calligraphy and
illumination, but is best known for bardic activities. He served as the
Queen's Bard for Savaric and Julianna.
Corrie Bergeron, M.Ed. is an instructional designer with a specialty in
instructional technology. He works at a community college in Northeast Ohio
helping professors effectively use technology for teaching.
|Caitriona MacDhonnachaidh (Shattered Crystal Midlands)|
|Calybrid Ine Tere (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Call is a protegee of Mistress Maggie of Cnoc Cait and Master Alexander de
|Caroline de Mercier (Shattered Crystal Midlands)|
Caroline is a story teller. She is the current baroness of Shattered Crystal.
||Cerian Cantwr (Tree-Girt-Sea Midlands)|
Cerian Cantwr is a bard in the mid-15th century. He can be found wandering the land
entertaining the populace with song, story, and poem.
In the SCA, he does much the same and has spent 7 years as seneschal of Tree-Girt-Sea in
expiation of his sins. During his spare (hah) time, he maintains far too many SCA web
sites and is the now retired provost for Mid-Realm Bardic Madness. He is squired to Sir Galem
Lionel Ostwestly and Duke Comar gyr Mirand.
Charles Grab is an independent computer consultant in the early 21st century.
He can be found wandering the land building databases, applications, and system designs.
Cerian can be heard on some of John Inchingham's CDs - available from
|Charles Cedric Morton (Illiton Midlands)|
Charles Cedric Morton is Squired to Sir Thomas de Bohun and Apprenticed to Master Charles
Curtis Colburn is (as my sister describes me) a redneck, computer geek, biker that grows
little trees and dresses up in strange clothes and hits people with sticks.
|Charles Oakley (Inactive)|
Charles is now a retired kingdom seneschal and a retired kingdom MoAS.
He doesn't get out much.
|Charles of Whithorse (Andelcrag Pentamere)|
Charles is the youngest son of a poor English noble in the mid 14th century. There is no
family money or inheritance left, so he's forced to make a megar living as a bard. He is
squired to Sir Raymond D'Anjou and is part of the bardic troop Faire Companie.
|Charric Van der Vliet (Cleftlands Oaken)|
Charric Van der Vliet is a member of the entourage of the Black Prince during the Hundred Years War. Various relatives of the same name have appeared in Elizabethan England, Norman Sicily, at various Crusades, and at various events near you.
Courtney Allen Powers is a pensioner who writes music arrangements from medieval to early baroque in a fairly prolific manner. He no longer sings. He does include lyrics for SCA songs for those who do.
|Cinaed Ulric, Amhranai tan Briongloid (Shattered Crystal Midlands)|
Cinaed is an Irish highland bard from around 1340 CE. Although he primarily lives in
Ireland, he travels the roads and seas of the British Isles collecting and performing
songs and stories for the populous, the courts, and occasionally a cathedral or two.
Cinaed has been involved in the SCA since 1992. He has served twice as the court bard of
the Barony of Shattered Crystal. Currently he is working on compiling his first CD.
Jonathan Thorn is a confused lil person who originally studied Music Education at SIUE,
specializing in vocal studies. Since he has drawn since his fingers could function, he
attended the Illinois Institute of Art-Schaumburg to get a degree in computer animation.
However with that area being completely flooded, he looking at finishing the music degree
he started so many years ago.
|Constance Fairfax (Inactive)|
Constance teaches period rounds and catches.
||Cosimo Caesare Orsini (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Cosimo is a member of The Whiskey Bards, http://www.whiskeybards.com/.
You can hear him on CDs that are available at their site.
|CuMhara of Holyhead, called Kope (Fenix Oaken)|
Kope is the current bard of Fenix.
||Dahrien Cordell (Caer Anterth Mawr Kingdom of Northshield)|
Dahrien often takes things far too seriously.
He is apprenticed to Master John Inchingham.
Dahrien can be heard on some of John Inchingham's CDs - available from
|Damien Nitehauk (White Waters Constellation)|
Nitehauk has an enormous heraldic library and makes gorgeous fencing bucklers.
||Davydd of Illiton (Deceased)|
Davydd died suddenly and unexpectedly on March 11th, 2013.
Davydd is a novice bard and an excellant artist (look at the auk's under
Alexander, Cerian, and Inchingham's entries on this page). He is now
apprenticed to Master John Inchingham.
|Denewulf Haakonsson (Narrental Constellation)|
Denewulf was the kingdom bard (skald in his case) for Lutr and Tessa.
Denewulf Haakonsson is a mid 11th century (1066 era) Norwegian who served in
the Varangian Guard and fought at Stamford Bridge with Harald Hardrada before
finding his way to the Midrealm almost 12 years ago.
I am squire to Sir Ivar Idthur-Drengr and student of Mistress Jofridr
Thorbjarnardottir in the skaldic arts. I'm also a member of Haus Kriegsturm.
I'm currently serving as the Knight's Marshal for the Shire of Narrental
(Peru, Wabash, and Logansport, Indiana).
My primary interests in the SCA (beyond fighting) are the skaldic arts, bardic
arts (can't sing a lick, but never-the-less I write songs, mostly filks), and
all things Norse. I've recently taken up an interest in archery, as a result
of my interest in bow hunting; hours in tree stands has led me to ponder how
my medieval Norwegian ancestors would have done it. I'd like to get into
brewing mead and beer, but don't have a place in my home that would be
conducive to storing for racking and aging.
Currently I'm working on putting together a 10'-rule accurate kit for my
persona, for both on and off the list field. Here's a pic; As you see it, my
kit is good for heavy combat and everyday wear, except for the helm, neck, and
hands. All other required armor is hidden beneath the garb.
|Derdriu Mael Maire (Riviere Constelle Constellation)|
Derdriu was the kingdom bard for Palymar IV and Aislinn II.
I have a 14th century persona. I am a Christian lady from Ireland (both
mundanely and in SCA) with the love of music and historical culture. I love
learning about A&S of all periods.
I don't have any works of my own as of yet. I am fairly new at being a bard.
I enjoy learning new songs and absolutley love singing.
|Dolan Madoc of Harlech (Lonely Tower Kingdom of Calontir)|
Dolan is one of the Boga-Hirth of Calontir.
||Drake Oranwood (Rusted Woodlands Kingdom of East)|
Drake Oranwood is an English minstrel living in the late Tudor period. Drake is apprenticed to
Mistress Sofia Tyzes (called Zsof) of the Midrealm, and studied previously under Maistre
Lucien de Pontivy of the East Kingdom.
Drake's first album, Hidden Gold, was released in 2015, and is available
|Edith de Brereton (Dernehealde Oaken)|
|I'm Edith and I write poetry!||Elashava bas Riva (Jararvellir Kingdom of Northshield)|
|Emil Allzuwissender (Deceased)|
Emil died suddenly and unexpectedly on January 14th, 2013.
Emil is apprenticed to Master John ap Wynne and a member of Musica Subterranea.
The following biography is cheerfully 'borrowed' from the Musica Sub pages.
Emil Allzuwissender studied at half the universities of Europe in brief
(sometimes very brief) stints. He learned two things: middling competence with
a variety of musical instruments, and a sense for when RIGHT NOW becomes an
expedient time to leave. His latest (and apparently final) departure from
scholastic life left him adrift in Elizabeth's realm with depleted funds. His
education serves him well as he pursues twin vocations of itinerant musician
and occasional specialist in general salvage.
Ernest Clark writes and maintains firmware for a major electrical equipment
maker in Lafayette, Indiana. Power To The People (and billing info to the
utility)! He paid singer/songwriter dues during the '80s in SF and SCA venues,
then took a dozen years off for Real Life®. The SCA music scene exploded in the
interim, or perhaps his wife Sara/Olwen's many skills now permit him to notice
a lot more than he ever did in grad school. Sing! Do guitar! Write! Accept the
challenge to develop those other incidental instrumental skills! Musica
Subterranea is an indication that These Are The Good Years.
|Garraed Galbraith (Nordskogan Kingdom of Northshield)|
(Persona) Garraed Galbraith is a land-owner living on the Isle of Gigha, at the
bottom of the Scots Hebrides chain, in the 11th Century. He was the (nominal) head
of a large merchant household, which continues to be governed by the Brehon Law
system and sells trade goods to Norse and Irish merchants. He has been awarded the
rank of Olagh (Teacher or professor - the highest rank of the professional class of
bard) but has retired from that class.He can attribute much of his success to his
studies under his own Olagh, Eachuinn. He is married to a very, very young
(not even born yet!) woman of Norman descent, Mistress Eleanor Fairchild.
(SCA) Garraed Galbraith served as the ‘figurehead’ of House Galbraith for its first
20 years. One of the largest familial households in Ealdormere. He is Oathson to Hector
of the Black Height (called Eachuinn) and therefore related to way too many people.
His passion within the Society is the culture of the SCA and its people (as a form of
modern mythology), and he enjoys both singing and writing. He is a huge supporter of the
Bardic Arts and has had the honor of creating and hosting the Knowne World Bardic Congress
in 2000, 2002 and 2006. He acted as the coordinator for the Pennsic XXX, XXXI, XXXII and
XXXV Bardic Arts Exhibitions and forums and has been the autocrat for over 20 events over
the last decade.He is a former Society MoAS and BoD member.
He is honoured to have had three fabulous students/apprentices - THLady Gwerrydd verch Rhys,
Lord Ivhon Thorne of Sunrose and Falkgerthr Bambari Hoensaskjald called Kestr -whom he considers family.
[Tim Jennings] is Managing Director/CEO of the world's leading family theatre, Children's
Theatre Company. He has taught Arts Management at several Colleges and Universities and
has served/serves on several theatre industry and non profit community boards of directors,
including the Board of the SCA (2010-2013).
Tim is a staunch civil rights and arts advocate and activist as well as an avid collector
of traditional folk music. He has married his lady fair, Truly Carmichael (Mistress
Eleanor Fairchild) and they now live near Minneapolis raising her son, cats and
|Gunnbjorn Gunnarsson (Inactive)|
Gunnbjorn is a Norse skald.
||Gwendolyn Merch Llewelyn (Vanished Wood Midlands)|
Gwendolyn was royal bard to Corwin and Shana.
||Heregyth Ketilsdottir (Baile na Scolairi Midlands)|
Heregyth, and her husband Heinrich, are recent imports from Northshield by
way of Antir. She is sings and plays recorder. She is apprenticed to Master
Chandler of Northshield.
|Hildigunnr Halldorsdottir (Ayreton Midlands)|
Hildigunnr Halldorsdottir (more research needed to be sure this is accurate) is the daughter of
Halldorr (obviously), a Norseman from the (?) century whose people originally lived in what is
now called England, but were driven out by an invading tribe (the Celts?). Before leaving his
homeland, Halldorr fell in love with a young Celtic woman (name TBD) who ran away with and
married him. After long, hard travels, they settled in Scandanavia, where Hildigunnr was born.
Growing up, Hildigunnr (sometimes called Hildr) learned of the Norse gods from her father, but
her mother, being a Christian (more research needed), taught her about Jesus and the Christian
Faith. Hildigunnr is a Christian like her mother, but she still remembers her father's Norse
gods, thinking of them as old friends. Her mother was unable to have any more children, so
Hildr's father trained her in warfare as he would have a son. Hildigunnr loves sparring with
the other young warriors of her clan, though she has yet to taste battle and killing for real.
She also loves to listen to the Skalds recite Sagas and Epics by the fire on long winter
nights. She is working on composing an epic of her own, but is shy about her work and usually
only shares it with her mother.
Hildigunnr Halldorsdottir in the SCA loves heavy fighting, especially melees where it doesn't
matter that she has rusty, underdeveloped technique; she can just charge, shove and whack
people! She also loves all things Bardic, being a young Bard herself who surprised herself by
writing an epic poem that actually turned out to be quite good in her humble opinion. Dancing,
feasting and archery are also favorite pastimes of hers, and she has discovered a real love for
retaining, because it's just so cool to be able to get so close to Royalty and that glowing
aura they emit!
Elizabeth Guenther is a Christian like her persona. She is also a geek, being a huge Tolkien
lover, (she's learning Tengwar) Star Wars fan (she can quote a considerable amount of some of
the movies) and DnD player (She named her first character after her persona so she would get
used to people calling her by it). She also is a huge nature and animal lover. She is a recent
recipient of an Associate's in Arts Degree from Oakton Community College. She is not yet quite
sure what she wants to do with the rest of her life (besides being in the SCA- Duh!-) but is
fairly certain she wants to work with animals. She will be exploring career opportunites in the
|Hilla Hamasdohtor (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Hilla is the eldest child and only daughter of Hama Ealdorman and his wife
Leofrun. Though she is a capable enough cook and aid in household duties, and
though she can darn a sock like no one's business, her true skill is as a scop.
She loves to sing and craft songs and tales, and tell old legends in the
Hilla can be seen (or at least heard) at events, singing, singing, singing,
and occasionally telling stories. Her other activities include occasional
illumination and missing archery targets. Contrary to popular belief, Hilla
cannot control the weather.
|Honor von Atzinger (Flame Oaken)|
|House Sans Nomen ()|
This is the entry for the bardic household of John Inchigham, Cerian Cantwr, and Maire ingen Dauith known as House Sans Nomen. We do a lot of performing and support of the bardic arts throughout the Mid-Realm and beyond. We also put on an annual concert at Pennsic (usually at the performing arts pavilion at 7PM on Wednesday of war week).
The current roster of this ever-growing bardic hydra is as follows:
Maire ingen Dauith
Alexander de Seaton
Philippe de Lyon
Lucia Elena Braganza
Beatrice de Winter
Davydd of Illiton [RIP]
Marie la Fauconniere
Tualaith of Sternfeld
|Johann von Metten (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Johann von Metten is the proud patriarch of the Familia von Metten-de Grinstead.
He is a Helvetic Celt from the Appenzell of current Swizterland.
As a widower with a whole houseful of kids von Metten kids, he did what many a
wise and pious gentleman of his day did: He packed the minor kids off to
his in-laws, married off all the older ones and high tailed it to his family's monastery!
In the SCA Johann has lived in the Barony of Sternfeld since the days of the Shire, nearly
25 years ago! He has served in many offices, autocrated many events, and has been an active
judge in the Arts and Sciences for many years. Johann's laurel is for his work in
encourageing animal husbandry and teaching medieval poultry keeping. Johann is often seen at
bardic circles encouraging his many descendents, raising the occasional old German lieder,
or telling a holy tale of the saints or the Scriptures as would befit a man of his degree
Mundanely, Marcus Loidolt is a Roman Catholic Deacon, serving in a Byzantine Catholic parish
as Cantor and Home Visitor. He also works full time for the YMCA of Indinapolis as a
naturalist and environmental educator. He has lived in many places around the world and
served as part of a foreign government.
|John ap Wynne (Sternfeld Constellation)|
John has served the Mid-Realm as kingdom bard more times than anyone else.
John has numerous CDs available for sale. Write to him for details.
|John Inchingham (Illiton Midlands)|
Master John Inchingham the Fool, OL, OP, former Middle Kingdom Rapier
Marshal, former apprentice of Master John ap Wynne, and wayward squire
of Sir Ixtilixochitl, joined the SCA in Ansteorra but has lived in the
Midrealm for the past 25 years. John resides in the Barony of Illiton
with his Lady-wife, Mistress Maire ingen Dauith; their son, Duncan;
their daughter, The Honorable Lady Ynes de Jaen and her husband, Sir
Master Cerian Cantwr was John's apprentice and Masters Torquil MacGillavrey
and Philippe de Lyon were his proteges. Lord David de Longville was also
apprenticed to John until his untimely death. Master Inchingham's current
apprentices are Master Alexander de Seton, Lord Olaf ByGolly, Master Dahrien
Cordell, The Honorable Lady Lorelei Skye, Dame Marie la Fauconniere and
Lady Tualaith of Sternfeld. His current proteges are The Honorable Lady
Catalin Zoldzem, The Honorable Lord Simon Hondy and Lord Kurro Ookami.
John's bardic works are available on six CDs and five songbooks. One CD, John Inchingham:
Color Me Motley (a compilation album) is available on CD Baby. The other CDs are John
Inchingham's Tunes to Torture Your Cat By, John Inchingham Dances with Weaselopes,
John Inchingham and the Monks of Sans Nomen, John Inchingham and Friends Get Even
Odder, and John Inchingham Versus the Bardic Hydra.
|Juliane Bechaumpe (Cleftlands Oaken)|
Juliane has a late period persona with an early period first name. This gives her the opportunity to be a trans-period clotheshorse. She is very interested in period herbalism and folklore from every culture throughout the middle ages. She is: a fencer and proudly wears the favor her good Lord Llywelyn made for her; a cadet of Warder Brice Colquhoun; and enjoys equestrian games when she has a horse that enjoys it as much as she does.
She is a member of the council of northern Oaken bards, Barista Vente of the Magic Carpet Kavehane, and is a frequent Mistress of the Revels for events in the Cleftlands and Eastwatch. She and Llywelyn serve on the staff of Radagaisus and Ceinwen in AS XLIV-XLV, as Master and Mistress of the Revels. In AS XLVI, she was named co-Kingdom Bardic Champion (with Llywelyn Glyndwr) for the second reign of Eikbrandr and Runa. She is apprenticed to Master Cerian Cantwr.
|Kári Gáranhirsson (Cleftlands Oaken)|
|Viking Rockstar ;)||Katerin ferch Gwenllian (Cleftlands Oaken)|
Katerin ferch Gwenllian was born to an inn employee in the early 14th
century in the English/Welsh border area. Having no desire to follow her
mother into the professional activities that had resulted in her birth, she
learned all she could of the bardic and martial arts from guests who stopped
at the inn, and in time took to the road. Many years of travel followed,
with the exception of a few years on the Isle of Skye which resulted in a
daughter, who remained behind with her father when Katerin's foot got itchy
again but has lately expressed an interest in joining her mother's travels.
Most recently, Katerin has taken service with a French knight.
In the SCA, Katerin is the deputy pursuivant of the Barony of Cleftlands and
enjoys fighting, a bit of barding, and designing and making garb for
herself, her friends and family, and newcomers to the SCA. She is a
man-at-arms to Count Alaric le Fevre and studies poetry under the tutelage
of Meistara Jofridr Thorbjarnardottir. Sometimes she finds it difficult
*not* to think in iambic pentameter.
Samantha Pendleton works in sales and marketing for a manufacturing company
in northeast Ohio. She has one daughter, who lives with her parents, and a
menagerie of pets. Her favorite type of music is Broadway soundtracks, and
she did quite a bit of amateur theatre in her younger days.
|Kateryn Draper ()|
|Kudrun Pilegrim (Kingdom of Northshield)|
|Corrupting the musical world with scurrilous filks since 1955.||Kyppyn Kirkcaldy (Flaming Griffen Oaken)|
My persona is a mid 13th century low land Scot - third son of a Welsh merchant
and Scottish mother. I followed King Louis IX on the 7th crusade to seek fame
and fortune. Eventually, I was given my commission at the battle of Damietta -
and returned to France in 1250.
I have been in the SCA since 1989. In addition to SCA combat, I do woodworking,
armor construction, leather craft, and illumination. My household, Paragon Keep,
is comprised of many fighters, artisans, and good gentles dedicated to service
in the SCA.
|Kyrstyan Makfall (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Kyrstyan is one half of the group Tourdian. She can be heard on their CDs,
|Lasair Inghen Ui h'Airt (Pentamere)|
Lasair is currently serving as Kingdom bard for Their Majesties Dag XVII
and Anne Marie III.
|Llywelyn Glyndwr (Cleftlands Oaken)|
Llywelyn Glyndwr is a player and poet, born in Wales around 1540 (his birth year recedes annually so he can remain perpetually in 1599). He now lives in London and his day job, as secretary to one of Elizabeth's diplomats, allows him to visit many lands and even centuries, and to indulge in his hobby, collecting and wearing the costume of different places and times. He is particularly grateful for the opportunity of frequent visits to the vicinage of his lady, Juliane Bechaumpe. He is an archery marshall and an indifferent leatherworker.
As of this writing he has not yet been deposed as Fearless Leader of the informal council of northern Oaken bards, and he is the nominal head of the bardic household Gorsedd. He is perhaps best known to the populace of North Oaken as Barista Vente (Lady Juliane is Barista Trenta) of the Magic Carpet Kavehane. He and Juliane served on the staff of Radagaisus and Ceinwen in AS XLIV-XLV, as Master and Mistress of the Revels, and he serves as provost of both Midrealm's Bardic Madness and the Known World Bardic Collegium at Pennsic. In AS XLVI, he was named co-Kingdom Bardic Champion (with Juliane Bechaumpe) for the second reign of Eikbrandr and Runa. He is apprenticed to Master Cerian Cantwr.
|Lorelei of Skye (Midlands)|
Lorelei is a wandering minstral trading music around the known world as far and wide as her
feet and horseless carraige can take her. She often enjoys singing by firelight,
playing for dancers by moonlight, and is a bit of a garb making enthusiast. She can be
found as one of the many street singers found at Pennsic, as well as around Midwest regional
renaissance faires and festivals with her singing group Rosaleen Dhu.
She is apprenticed to Master John Inchingham.
Cathy joined the SCA in 1998 in the Barony of Rivenstar, Middle Kingdom. After spending 3
years "on Pilgrimage" in Lonely Tower (Omaha, NE) she briefly relocated to Sternfeld
(Indianapolis, IN). Most recently her wandering has landed her in the rolling hills of the
Shire of Deodar, in Eastern Iowa. Currently works many hats for a local non-profit
organization as professional geek (project planner, software tester, technical writer, trainer,
website development & maintenance...) & and other technical support. She enjoys movies,
reading, painting, cooking, and learning new musical instruments.
You can purchase her CD's at: http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/RosaleenDhu
Rosaleen Dhu: http://www.rosaleendhu.com
|Lucia Elena Braganza (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Lucia Elena Beatrice di Mettenini a Firenza Braganza is one of the infamous oft-widowed Von
Metten girls, but with two ex-es already turfed, she should be fairly safe. She doesn't
have a well-developed persona, but likes Florence in the 1400's and tends to tag along after
her good friend Francesca, who's teaching her the intricacies of Tuscan wines.
Lucia has more often been spotted for her work as a scribe and the violinist for
Musica Subterranea, before discovering the Pennsic Bardic
Symposium in AS 38 and a big muckin' spear in AS 39. She is a devoted harmony junkie, and
loves the magic when a good circle "clicks." She's fascinated by the tie between the
bardic arts and SCA culture, and the ability for each to shape the other. She has way too
many heroes, and more than half of the Amphisbaena Music CDs, which she is slowly
committing to memory. She is apprenticed to Master Cerian Cantwr.
Kathi Coutinho has an occasional taste for high adventure and surprising people. She's
been a weed-slayer for The Nature Conservancy, a cyberstalker for the Indiana Department of
Environmental Management, and (currently) a trainer for Girl Scouts. Her house is always
cluttered, but always loves visitors.
|Maelcolm Mor (Cuil Choluim Constellation)|
Maelcolm Mor is a 6th Century Dal Riadan Scot who is the son of a minor noble, and has been
a wanderer most of his life; he has found his fortune in the past as a mercenary and pirate,
and has recently returned to the place of his birth to settle down and become respectable,
and has risen to leadership of a band of warriors defending the land against all manner of
raiders and pirates. He spent some time in a monastary where he learned to read and write,
and some time serving as a bodyguard to a bard, and was taught some of the skills of verse
In the SCA, Maelcolm Mor is often known as Malcolm the Giant, and is a Sergeant of the Red
Company. He is also active in the College of Heralds, and serves as Pursuivant for his local
shire, and as Lunar Pursuivant (Deputy Herald) for the Constellation Region.
Pete Jensen is a computer technician and engineer who lives in Columbus, Indiana, and is
fond of writing, reading, cooking, and gaming. He has been in the SCA for 9 years, and has
also dabbled in leatherwork and brewing.
|Maggie O’Sullivan (Tirnewydd Oaken)|
Formerly of the East, Maggie has only recently arrived in the Middle Kingdom. She’s spent
the last several years entertaining the Baronies of Settmour Swamp, Bhakail, Carillion and
Carolingia with her songs and sense of humor. She occasionally laments that most of her
favorite songs have her singing from the male perspective.
When she’s not singing, Maggie takes delight in fencing (badly), heraldry, and embroidery.
Mudanely, Trey Reilly moved to Columbus, OH in August for her dream job. She doesn’t really
know anyone in the Mid yet, and looks forward to hearing new songs and meeting you all
around the fire.
|Maraha Kahanikar (Kingdom of East)|
Maraha is a Hindu storyteller wandering the world ...probably starting from the 14th
century, but he's not certain of european date systems :-) He tells traditional stories
of the gods and people of India and has a fondness for tales of Ganesha, bardic patron and
elephant-headed son of Shiva. He is apprenticed to Mistress Morgana bro Morganwg.
|Margrett Norwoode (Ayreton Midlands)|
Lady Margrett Norwoode is a printer's widow in 16th c. England, relocated to Bristol from London after the death of her husband.
Her alter ego Kerri-Ellen has been pushing her bardic envelope in recent years as a solo performer. She is assistant director, manager and singer in Court & Country and a former member of The Pippins. She has several original songs and a large number of Elizabethan ballads in her repertoire plus some assorted songs in other languages and time periods.
Both Margrett & Kerri-Ellen are known for sharing music research via classes and presentations. Her most recent bardic classes were at Known World Cooks & Bards and her next class will be at St. Cecilia 2015. In the meantime, Margrett is working on learning to play sackbut-I mean trombone, playing better soprano recorder and baritone ukulele and writing new lyrics to dance music when not learning new vocal music and researching new historical music classes.
|Marie la Fauconniere (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Marie la Fauconniere was born in the closing years of the 13th century to the seigneur of a minor estate near Calais. She can often be heard singing as she rambles the moors, bow in hand, or does needlework by the warmth of the fire.
Marie had the honour of being protegeed to Mistress Maggie of Cnoc Cait and Master Alexander de Seton of Altavia (in that order). She is also now apprenticed to Master John Inchingham, thereby becoming her own aunt. She enjoys both doing and teaching many sorts of needlework, beadwork, calligraphy and illumination, and playing with herbs and spices for cooking and cosmetic use. Musically, she is primarily interested in liturgical music of the period, although she does enjoy writing and singing more popular styles and is teaching herself to play the harp. She has recently stepped down as Midlands regional seneschal.
Nita Lewis, is a sales analyst for an international wine importing and marketing company. She is a fantasy and SF author and former choir director. Her leisure interests include painting, crochet, cooking, sports and voluminous reading. She currently resides in Kenosha, WI.
|Mathilda Harper (Castell Gwent Oaken)|
|Mathilda Harper is a Tudor housewife in Oxford, England. She plays recorder, mountain dulcimer (not a period instrument but very much in the style of early medieval instruments), cornamuse (precursor to the modern oboe), keyboard, and sings. She is a member of the bardic Gorsedd household in Northen Oaken. She is particularly interested in period songs and instrumental pieces and helping others to bring a more period feel to their performances.||Mikal Isernfocar (Ironhawk) (Kingdom of Meridies)|
Mikal Isernfocar is an Irish/Scot in the court of Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen of England
where he occasionally serves as an envoy for Sir Francis Walsingham. He is married to the
Honorable Lady Lisette de L'Abbe St. Tronde and spends as much time on his estates in the
south as he can.
The Honorable Mikal Isernfocar (called Ironhawk) is Squired to Duke Dagan du Darregonne
and Apprenticed to Baroness Mistress Melisande de Marmaunde. Having spent 20 years
entertaining in the Midrealm with both period music and SCA historic storytelling
(incluidng time spent as Queen's Bard to Their Majesty's Eislinn, Lisa and Valthiona), he
now concentrates more on teaching others how to work with skeletal materials and how to
judge brewing and vintning. Mikal has written a number of How-To pamphletts on a wide
variety of subjects. Mikal has been an officer of the SCA in various local and/or
regional offices since 1976. Mikal and his wonderful wife now live in the Barony of South
Downs, Kingdom of Meridies.
Michael Labbe-Webb is currently the master blacksmith at Stone Mountain Park, Atlanta,
|Monika Maia Draguni (Fenix Oaken)|
Monika is a daughter of one of the "Curonian Kings" in Prussia; the seven families of Prussia that were allowed to keep their pagan traditions and sacred groves, but is engaged to a Teutonic Knight.
She current Bardic Champion for the Barony of Fenix. She is 14, and plays both classic violin and Irish Fiddle. She also sings!
She has a Dragon's Treasure and Award of the Baton. She will be submitting her first performance A&S entry in playing violin for songs written by King Henry VIII this spring.
|Moonwulf Stakraaderson (Rivenstar Constellation)|
Moonwulf comma The. 'Nuff said.
His grace has numerous CDs available for sale. Write to him for details.
|Morgana bro Morganwg (Kingdom of Ealdormere)|
Morgana tells amazing stories of the Norse gods and is one of the first bardic
laurels in the SCA.
Morgana has CDs available for sale. Write to her for details.
|Niamh inghean Lachlainn (Mynydd Seren Constellation)|
Niamh inghean Lachlainn is a 15th Cent. Scottish harper. She lives in the court of Charles VII
of France. She is a minstrel/lady-in-waiting to the queen, Marie d’Anjou. She has met Joan
d’Arc, but doesn’t know what to make of her…
“I like music. I need to make music. I mainly do this by singing and playing my harp. I
also like to make lucet cord (never know when a length of cord will come in handy), and
dabble with embroidery and networking (hey, I know who might be able to help you…).
Sometimes I’m giddy and loud, sometimes I’m quiet and trying to blend into the background.
Either way, I will never turn down a moment with anyone who wants to chat. This is a hint.”
Gwyn Singer wants to be a professional full time musician, but has to make do as a Customer Care
Professional (she takes customer care calls for a cell phone company). Sadly, her crazy schedule
and lack of transportation has caused her to drop off the face of the Knowne World. Luckily, her
muse continues to harass her so she makes a little music now and then. In June 2013, she will be
moving to Bloomington IN and settling in Mynydd Seren. Hoobah!
|Olaf Bygolly (Inactive)|
Olaf is apprenticed to Master John Inchingham and squired to Sir Gunther von Brandenburg.
Olaf can be heard on some of John Inchingham's CDs - available from
|Pieter van der Eiken (Shattered Crystal Midlands)|
Pieter is a counter-tenor.
||Robert The Perylous (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Having traveled many lands, I bring my tales songs and drinks to any
welcoming fire or gathering. Twas not long ago my singing was confined to
only the most private of settings. Now I can hardly be silenced. Enjoy!
|Rutger van Groningen (Westmere Pentamere)|
Rutger is a 16th Century Dutch gentleman. The disorder stemming from the Spanish oppression
in his country have adversly affected his fortunes, often leading him to sea, where he has
picked up martial and musical skills from divers countries, even unto those of the Turks
and Moors. He is sometimes seen upon the rapier field when not entertaining friends by
making music, and offering the meads and wines which he crafts in his winery.
He very often plays with his friends in the troupe Faire Companie.
Daniel Bouwman, M.D., M.P.H., practices part time Occupational and Environmental Medicine
in Kalamazoo Michigan, while aspiring to become a better guitar player and songwriter.
Rutger's cd, White Swans Black Ravens, can be purchased here.
|Sibyl of Blackwater (Talonvale Pentamere)|
Persona: 15th century fiddler, who came from a musical family, who lived near the
Blackwater River in Southern Ireland. Over the course of his travels, my father brought me
back a violin from Italy, which I have played for many years. When dad died, my ma decided
to marry me off to a much older man. I decided that I did not care much for that
arrangement, and ran off to my aunt, where I became somewhat of a loner.
SCA: Joined in 1987, and apprenticed in 1989 to Mistress Jehanne de St. Brieuc, of the
Barony of Roaring Wastes. We had been going pretty well as a SCA dance band for many years,
doing dinner theater fund raisers for St Charles Catholic Church in Detroit. But as time
passed, the group faded away to doing an occational demo. I moved out of the direct
vicinity of Roaring Wastes, and into the area of the Shire of Talonvale. Where I have
joined with their local music group, and have gotten back into SCA on a more full time basis.
She plays in the troup, Faire Companie.
Mundane life for me consists of being in the CAD/engineering area of the local electric/gas
utility. I have two children who have dragged me back into the SCA, and are gearing up to
be fine adults. I have played violin and viola for approx. 25 years, and have taken up the
viola de gamba. I have recently taken up weaving and spinning, and have dabbled in calligraphy.
|Siegfried Berg (Illiton Midlands)|
Siegfried Berg is a wandering teller of tales of the norselands. He also enjoys a little
food and drink and the company of a pretty lady (mainly the company comes in the form of
his eagle-eyed wife).
Kevin Burge is some geek with a strange hobby and a crappy job.
|Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht (Grey Gargoyles Midlands)|
I'm yet another Calon bard, transplanted to the Midrealm and eager to sing here! I
write group-songs and filk of medieval/Celtic pieces, songs of SCA culture, and tales of Celtic
I'm also working on a master Bardic piece based on translations of Welsh mythology and poetry.
Basically I'm attempting to translate cynghannedd poetry into English while maintaining both
meter and meaning!
I sing with Viento Antiguo out of the Barony of Ayreton, and dabble in mandolin. Someday I'd
like to take up hammered dulcimer, when I can afford one!
Time is limited for me, so I may be delayed in getting my works up, but feel free to say hi!
|Sivrid Brumbach (Red Spears Oaken)|
Sivrid is a harpist who sings many depressing songs. He is squired to Sir Erich Hlodowechssun of Calontir.
||Snorri Hallsson (Ravenslake Midlands)|
Snorri and his lady have recently moved to the Mid-Realm from Ansteorra.
||Sofia Tyzes (Cleftlands Oaken)|
Zsof received her Laurel in 2011 for Theatre Arts. Zsof has immersed herself
fully into her persona - a 10th century Hungarian. She spends her time telling
the tales of the Magyar and teaching Theatre.
|Sparrow Hawksdotter (White Waters Constellation)|
Sparrow is a 2nd generation SCA bard. She is the daughter of Damien Nitehauk.
||Tangwystl verch Gruffudd (Ealdnordwuda Pentamere)|
|Tangwystl started in the SCA in Bjornsborg, Ansteorra in 2009. She now lives in Ealdnordwuda and is greatly looking forward to being involved in many artsy and bardic things.||Teleri ferch Morgant ap Rhys (Tree-Girt-Sea Midlands)|
Teleri dances and plays several string instruments.
She is apprenticed to Mistress Thorhalla Carlsdottir of Bröberg.
|Thorhalla Carlsdottir af Bröberg (Shadowed Stars Constellation)|
Thorhalla is a 9th Century Svear landowner living in the town of
Mönsterås on the southeast coast of Sweden. She is married to TH
Lord Thorkel Gormsson called the Berserker and her daughter is Lady Kitsune
Thorhalla was elevated to the Order of the Laurel for music performance, music
research and Norse costume after having the honor of being apprenticed to John
ap Wynne. She frequently sings with her apprentice TH Lady Teleri ferch
Morgant ap Rhys. Although in the past, Thorhalla favored Italian Renaissance
music, her graduate studies and mundance occupation have given her cause to
research and study Gregorian chant and sacred motets. Thorhalla lives in the
Shire of Shadowed Stars in the fabulous Constellation region.
Terry Broberg-Swangin holds a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance and has
her coursework completed for a Master of Arts in theology from the University
of Notre Dame. She is employed by the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in the
Office of Worship. Terry is a frequent cantor at the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception in Fort Wayne and sings in the Cathedral Choir.
|Toki Redbeard (Kingdom of Æthelmearc)|
Toki has served as Royal Bard of the East and has recently moved to Æthelmearc.
||Tommaso 'il vecchio' Franceschi (Rimsholt Pentamere)|
"Old Tom" was born on some Channel island or another. When Petit Thom was still quite young, he was "offered" an entry-level position with a preemptive nautical salvage concern. Along the way he learned a number of useful skills, not the least of which is the ability to turn story and song into meat and drink. He eventually settled in Firenze, adopting the name the locals gave him, "Tom the old French guy." He's married to the utterly delightful Beatrice. He's not quite sure who this "Lord Tom" fellow might be, but supposes that he's probably some stuffed shirt with good connections. He's not quite sure how he feels about that.
After a brief dalliance some *COUGHS* years ago, Tommaso began playing in the SCA in earnest a few years back. Along the way, he learned a number of useful skills, such as fighting, fencing, sitting troll, fetch-and-carry, marshaling, and turning story and song into meat and drink. He is the current Dread Pirate of Andelcrag. He's married to the utterly delightful Beatrice. He's not quite sure who this "Lord Tom" fellow might be, but supposes he's probably some suck-up with good connections. He's not quite sure how he feels about that.
Charles is a starving musician who's figured out that solving complicated embedded systems engineering problems in safety-critical environments helps eliminate that pesky participle. Along the way, he's learned a number of useful skills: playing most anything with a keyboard attached, a few stringed instruments, hand percussion, conducting, arranging, and turning story and song into meat and drink. He's currently performing with Lush. He's married to the utterly delightful Maria. As Tommaso is his own invention, he knows more or less exactly who "Lord Tom" is, and is pleased that his SCA friends like him well enough to recommend him.
|Tonis van Driele (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Tonis is a member of The Whiskey Bards, http://www.whiskeybards.com/.
You can hear him on CDs that are available at their site.
|Torquil MacGillavrey (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Torquil is apprenticed to Master John ap Wynne.
||Tualaith of Sternfeld (Sternfeld Constellation)|
|Tualaith is a tinkerer and dabbler who loves to listen to the tales and songs of fellow bards. She is working on her perforamnce skills, so ask her to sing for you!||Ursula Mortimer (Brendoken Oaken)|
Lady Ursula Mortiemr was born during the reign of the great Henry V. She
lost her English father and Irish mother to a plague when she was a young
woman. Her mother's father, a bard fallen on hard times, used to tell her
the ancient tales when she was a girl. She now lives on a Wiltshire manor with
her two sons Guy and Erasmus; they are wealthy for their modest station
because of the wool they raise. Ursula loves to entertain travelers and
pilgrims to hear the news of the day and tales of far-off lands.
Ursula joined the SCA in early 2006 and is still reveling in belonging to a
group of people who don't find her peculiar. Her home group is the Marche of
Alderford in the Barony of Brendoken, North Oaken Region. Her bardic goals are
to compose songs in both SCA and period style and learn to play the harp, drum,
and pipe. She is particularly interested in learning all about modes. Ursula
is apprenticed to Mistress Amelie d'Anjou.
Michelle Hartz-Coutts is a single mom of two teenage boys living in New
Philadelphia, Ohio, which is nicer than it sounds. A former English instructor,
she is now self-employed as a writer. In the future, she hopes to be
lucratively self-employed as a commercially successful writer.
|Valencia de Clariana (Sternfeld Constellation)|
Valencia was kingdom bard to Radagaisus and Ceinwen.
||Verrix Verctissignos (Pentamere)|
Verrix is has an early Celtic persona and is not overly fond of Romans.
He is squired to Sir Tom Tinntinnabulum.
|William Atherbridge (Ayreton Midlands)|
|William of Fairhaven (Flaming Griffen Oaken)|
William plays in the Celtic band FinTan.
You can hear him on CDs that are available at their site.
|Wulfwyn of Hastings (Marche of the Marshes Oaken)|
Wulfwyn served as the King's Bard for Savaric and Julianna.
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