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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
10:08 pm
May Bardic in Lions Gate!
Lions Gate Bardic Defender’s and Day of Games

May 1st 2010
Sunrise Hall 1950 Windermere St. Vancouver, BC
Baroness Caitrin, event stewart

Adults $10, Youths (13-18) $5, Children (12 and under) free, family cap of $25. NMS will be in effect.

9:00 site opens. Come help set up.
10:00 gate opens
10:30 opening court/invocation
11:00 Bardic Defender’s competition Part 1 begins
Games tournament begins
5:00 dinner
5:30 Bardic Defender’s competition Part 2 begins
8:00 closing court
10:00 site closes. Stay and help clean up.

Bardic Defender competitor will need to perform 2 pieces, at least one must be period. One piece presented before the judges and one selection executed before the populace.

Games will be ongoing throughout the day and for those who wish there will be a games tournament for the adults and one for youth and children. This will include a number of indoor and outdoor games and activities with prizes for the victors.

There is no feast or pot-luck served but the populace is encouraged to bring their own dinner and there will be a prize for the best dinner presentation so bring your best dishes and table linens. There is limited kitchen space and facilities for use and candles are allowed in this hall. Alcohol is allowed but must remain inside the hall, not out in the park.

Day food will be available for purchase.

Contests and activities:
Make a Game of It: make a game board and/or pieces, materials will be supplies
Adults games tournament
Kids and youth games tournaments
Best dinner presentation: bring your own dinner and accessories and create a delightful culinary display

Members of the group renting the hall may not be out in the community park after 10pm. Alcohol is restricted to the hall and not in the park
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009
9:08 am
Tir Righ Bardic.... May 24th... Declaration Deadline in One Week...

The Principality of Tir Righ Bardic Championship will be held at the Spring
Coronet Tourney in Eisenmarche, May 22-24, 2009**. (Bardic May 24th... schedule TBA)

That means there is *ONE WEEK LEFT* until the deadline. This is so there is
sufficient time to procure appropriately knowledgeable judges for your

Please read & follow the driections under the cut...Collapse )
Tuesday, February 24th, 2009
10:38 pm



The Principality of Tir Righ Bardic Championship will be held at the

Spring Coronet Tourney in Eisenmarche, May 22-24, 2009. (schedule to

be announced)



The Championship is held to select the one with greatest skill,

versatility, knowledge, and creativity in the performing arts.  The

performing arts can include Vocal music, Instrumental music,

Storytelling, Poetry, Drama, Dance, Physical arts (jugglers, acrobats,

jesters, magicians, etc).


-     Skill will be evaluated on both technical merit and performance

in front of an audience.

-     Versatility will be evaluated from the number of different

performing arts performed.

-     Knowledge will be evaluated from documentation presented

(whether written or oral).

-     Creativity will be evaluated from presentation of original compositions.



1)       Members in good standing of the SCA.

2)       Residents of Tir Righ for one year and intending to remain a

resident for the next year.  (The Coronet may grant exceptions.)

3)       Entrants must have read, understood and agree to abide by the

“Duties of a Principality Champion” as delineated in Principality Law,

Article III. (see below)

4)       Entrants must declare their intent to compete, along with

what they will be entering, to Their Highnesses of Tir Righ, the

Principality Minister of Arts & Sciences, and the Bardic Deputy by

April 22, 2009

5)       Entrants must present themselves before Their Highnesses for

the Invocation of the Bardic Lists at Court on Saturday morning of


    a) The competition will be held on Saturday with the new Champion

being announced and invested at closing Court on Sunday.





1. A Letter of Intent must be sent at least onE month prior to competition.

Letter of intent should include what pieces or research papers you

will be presenting, their time period and genre (including whether

they will be accompanied and on what instrument/s) so that suitable

judges can be arranged ahead of time.

Single Entrants Only. If one or both of your pieces is a group

performance (ie: a recorder consort or madrigal group) only ONE member

of the group may be competing.

Please send emails to:

    - Prince Raknar (prince@tirrigh.org ) and Princess Chiara


    - Mistress Katherine atte Moure (A&S Minster) - artsci@tirrigh.org

    - Master Stephen of Hunmanby (Deputy A&S Minister - Bardic Arts)

- sjfryer@telus.net


2. THREE pieces must be presented for competition and judging.

    a. Each competitor will have up to 15 minutes to present their

material before the judges.


    b. Acceptable Bardic genres may be Music (vocal or instrumental,

or combinations thereof) Story-telling, Poetry, Dance, Dramatic

performance, Mummery, Juggling, puppetry, or any other “performance”

style acceptable within the SCA.


    c. Bardic competition pieces presented should be period (between

650-1600AD) from any culture or be SCA acceptable.

         - Pieces also may be original compositions/performances, in

a period style or SCA acceptable style.

         - You may wish to choose pieces of differing genres, in

contrasting styles of the same genre, or different time periods.

Points will be given for skill, versatility, knowledge, and



    d. One of your pieces may also be presented as a Research Paper.

         - Research papers must be submitted to the Bardic Deputy one

month prior to competition to allow judges time to adequately read and

digest information presented prior to competitor’s Q&A time. Please be

sure to include proper bibliography, footnotes and citations.


    e. All pieces and papers will be presented in front of an

audience of the populace, in addition to the competition judges.

         - In the case of research papers, please be prepared to

offer a short explanation of the content of your paper to those

assembled prior to Q&A time.


    f. Written documentation is required at the time of competition

(except for research papers which will be submitted ahead of time).

Please bring sufficient copies of your documentation (minimum 3

copies, 4-5 is better.) and be prepared to answer questions about your

pieces and documentation from the judges and audience.


    g. If you require time to “set-up” prior to performance, please

inform those who will be running the competition how much time and

what you require, prior to competition time.





Tir Righ Laws - effective March, AS XLI

Article IV – Champions


Section 1 – Designation of Champions

The Champions are: Heavy Champion, Rapier Champion, Archery Champion,

Arts and Sciences Champion and Bardic Champion.


Section 2 – Championship Tourneys


    1.    The Championship tournaments will take place as follows.

         a.    Spring Coronet Tournament: Bardic

    2.    Each Champion may organize the tournament to choose their

successor at the appropriate Coronet Event unless defending their

title, in which case, intention must be declared to the Coronet in



Section 3 – Rights and Duties of Champions

No one person may hold more than one Principality Championship at the same time.


Section 4 – Rights and Duties of Champions

The job descriptions, duties, responsibilities and privileges of the

Champions are detailed as follow:

    1.    Duties of All Champions

         a. To swear an oath of fealty and service to the Coronet.

         b. To defend the honour and prestige of the Coronet and the

Principality of Tir Righ, whenever such is challenged.

         c. To support the Coronet in war.

         d. To attend all Coronet Events. Prior notification to Their

Highnesses and Their Heirs must be made if the Champion is unable to


         e. To maintain membership in the Society during the

Champion's term of service.

         f. To speak or act in the Coronet's name when delegated to do so.

         g. To further the interests of their area of endeavour.

         h. To maintain a paid subscription to the Northern Sentinel

(pdf or paper) for the length of their office, in addition to

membership requirements set forth in Kingdom Law and Corpora.


    2.    Rights of All Champions

         a. To stand armed near the Coronet at all events.

         b. To be at the side of the Coronet in war and at court.

         c. To bear and display the regalia of their position.

         d. Where space permits, a place at Head Table with the Coronet.

         e. Champions shall not be charged site fees at Coronet Events.


Section 5 – Champions’ Regalia

In keeping with the Principality Financial Policy, Champions are

responsible for reasonable maintenance of the regalia for their office

and must pass the regalia on to their successor.


Section 6 – Competing In Other Championships

A Principality of Tir Righ Champion may compete for a Kingdom

Championship with the permission of the Coronet.

Monday, September 22nd, 2008
8:33 pm
Kingdom Bardic Schedule...
(PLEASE Cross post to other lists...)

Greetings One and All...
Kingdom Bardic is less than a week away!!!
That being said, here is the "still yet may change, but hopefully not"
schedule of events:
For further information, feel free to email me.
Please also refer to the site handout found at Gate for more detailed and
accurate schedule information.
Also attached (for those who are able to read it) is a better formatted
HL Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig
Skald of Tir Righ
Apprentice to Mistress Seiglynda

(D=Douglas College, M=Masonic Hall)
8:00-9:00 AM - set-up... VOLUNTEERS NEEDED (D)
8:30am - Gate opens (both venues)
9 AM - Opening court and invocation of the lists (D)
9am to 11am - UTR Class #1 (both venues)
9:30 AM - Judges meeting (D)
9:30 - 11:00: pied piper activities in populace hang-out room (D)
10:00-11:00 - judging
10:30am - Atlantian Speed Tourney (M)
11:00 - 12:00 - judging (and lunch)
11:00 - 12:00 Princess' activity for children (D)
11:15 - 1:15 UTR Class #2 (both venues)
12:00 - 1:00 - judging (and lunch)
1:00 - 2:00 - judging (and lunch)
1:45 - 3:45 UTR Class #3 (both venues)
2:00 - 3:00 - judging
2:00 - 2:45 Brewers presentation to TRMs (M)
3:00 - 4:00  - Laurels Meeting and final tallying (D)
3:00 - 5:00 Rapier tourney at Mason's Hall blue room (M)
3:30 - 5:00 Baroness' tea at Mason's Hall library (M)
4:00 - 5:00 - Meeting to discuss KA&S/KBC proposal (D)
4:00 - 5:00 Masonic Hall MAIN HALL closed for Revel set-up... ... VOLUNTEERS
NEEDED... All hanger-outers will be put to work :)
5:00 - 8:00 Dinner available for purchase in Mason's Hall for competitors,
judges, and other event crew not able to get out for dinner...
6:00pm Bar opens (M)
6:30 - Bardic Competitors begin presentations - after which, all other Bards
are welcome to entertain...(M)
12:30am - LAST CALL
1:00am - REVEL ENDS - Clean-up Begins - ... VOLUNTEERS NEEDED...

Douglas College ONLY
8:00-9:00 AM - set-up... VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
9:00 AM - Opening court and beginning of final judging
9:00 - 11:00 UTR Class #4
9:15 - 10:00 contestant 1, item 1
10:00 - 10:45 contestant 2, item 1
10:00am to noon: pied piper activities
10:45 - 11:30 contestant 1, item 2
11:15 - 1:45 - UTR Class #5
11:30 - 12:15 contestant 2, item 2
12:15 - 12:45 lunch break (half hour)
12:45 - 1:30 contestant 1, item 3
1:30 - 2:15 contestant 2, item 3
2:15 - 2:30, final decision on winner and set up for final court
2:30 final Court
??? - When court ends, clean-up begins - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
5pm - Douglas College closed. Please GO HOME!! :)

Current Mood: excited
Tuesday, August 26th, 2008
4:06 pm
Kingdom Bardic: You Should Come!!
 (from the Autocrat, Aine... and Co-Autocrat, Sionann... that would be me)

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to tell you all the Kingdom Bardic is shaping up to be a pretty darn fun event. There will be activities and excitement for people of the bardic and non-bardic persuasions alike! In particular, some of the things I'm looking forward to:
  • A session of the University of Tir Righ including bardic classes, A&S, scribal and even combat. HRM Owain himself will be teaching a class on armoured combat!
  • An anglo-saxon mead hall, put on by HL Morweena, the Lions Gate party master!
  • Bardic performances galore!
  • Pied piper activities, a merchant hall, and all sorts of other rollicking good fun!

    Check out the event's website: http://www.lionsgate.antir.sca.org/events/kingdombardic2008/index.htm

    See you there!

    HL Aine inghen ui Chonchobhair, Autocrat

  • Current Mood: excited
    Thursday, July 17th, 2008
    11:08 am
    Kingdom Bardic September 27-28, 2008
     Come One! Come All!!!

    This year's competition will be held in the Beautiful Barony of Lions Gate (New Westminster, BC)... in concert with the University of Tir Righ, who will be hosting classes in Bardic, Textiles, Scribal, Culinary, Fighting, Rapier, Archery... AND there will also be Rapier and Heavy Fighting prize Tourneys as well... and FUN & FROLIC at the Saturday evening Revel, complete with foodstuffs and a TAVERN!!!

    Please check out the event website for more information on Bardic Competition entries and deadlines (which are coming up SOON), UTR Classes and Instructors, Heavy/Rapier practice & Tourney, Revel, accomodations, local amenities, directions, fees and everything else we could think of! 


    We hope to see everyone there!!
    (Feel free to cross post to other lists etc... TY)

    HL Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig
    Skald of Tir Righ
    Co-Autocrat, Kingdom Bardic 2008
    Apprentice to Mistress Seiglynda

    Current Mood: excited
    Friday, October 27th, 2006
    2:27 pm
    Vancouver Sun SCA Cover Story from Oct 26.
    3 page Vancouver Sun Article about SCA and Lions Gate... I posted this in my LJ... complete with pics... they are VERY LARGE though...
    Apparently if you click on a pic to open it, then click again, it will get BIG so you can read the text...
    If there's a problem, let me know and I'll send them to you...
    Lady Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig

    Current Mood: bored
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