No feast hall would feel truly right without strains of ancient music floating through the air, or the strong voice of a storyteller as he tells sagas of old. How could the villagers dance if they didn’t have musicians to play a lively tune? Music and performance were integral parts of medieval culture and the SCA is a great place to explore creating and listening to music, stories, poems, plays, and other types of performances.

Musicians sometimes gather to make music together. Contact the Minister of Arts & Sciences or the Chatelaine to request details about the next gathering.

If you’re more interested in solo performance, bardic circles are a great time to try your voice at song or story. Keep an eye out on the shire Facebook list for announcements of our next Bardic Circle, and look at event announcements for circles planned at events. There’s nothing quite like sitting around a fire with the dark night all around, hearing an ancient tale once told a thousand years ago.

Performance in the SCA is not limited to song or story, but includes juggling, plays and improvised sketches, poetry, and more! If you are interested in an aspect of the performing arts, and don’t know where to go, ask us and we’ll be happy to help! In general the East Kingdom College of Performers may be able to help you find opportunities and information for your interests.