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Fall Masked Ball

October 19, 2013

Victoria, BC

Autocrat: Anastasia Daysshe device3258OP





Come one come all to The Seagirt Bardic Event And Masked Ball! 

The doors will open at 9:30am and there will be Bardic Arts classes held before the ball!  The current An Tir bardic Champion Bieiris has agreed to grace our Barony with her knowledge as one of the Instructors.   Not all slots have been filled yet, but here are the classes that have been confirmed: 




Time Slot

Classroom A

Classroom B



Remembering Songs and Music- Master Stephen of Hunmanby


Lunch Break




The Troubadours-Bieiris

Ballads - Master Stephen of Hunmanby


Conquering Firefright - Bieris

Dance Intructional - Sirtas



To pre-register you can e-mail Tristan at with which classes you are interested in.  The cost for Remembering Songs & Music and Ballads are $2 each.  The other classes taught have no additional fees.



Class descriptions are as follows:


“A Long Time Ago, In A Barony Far, Far Away...": Creating And Telling Great Stories For Any Period And Culture – Taught by HL Wulfstan Hrafnsson


Unfortunately Wulfstan is unable to teach this class, however if you are interested in obtaining a copy of the class handout, you can e-mail Wulfstan at


Conquering Firefright – Taught by HL Bieris de Romans, An Tir Bardic Champion

 Do you like sitting around a bardic fire, listening to songs and stories and staring into the flames, but always say “pass” when your turn comes? Do you wish you had a song or story of your own to contribute? Whether you’re scared to perform or your mind just goes blank, this workshop will help you get started in the bardic arts.


 The Troubadours – Taught by Bieris de Romans, An Tir Bardic Champion

 Learn the history of the troubadours of southern France, from whom all western poetry and song can trace its descent. We will look at a number of different songs, comparing male to female authorship, love songs to satires, and pre- to post-Albigensian Crusade. Bards with troubadour songs in their repertoire are especially encouraged to attend. We will discuss performance practice, language, cultural significance and historical context.


Remembering Songs and Music – Taught by Master Stephen of Hunmanby

"How do you remember so many songs?"  That is something I have been asked many times.  The answer is likely to be different for everyone.  We shall discuss and experiment with a number of techniques to help you remember songs and music.


 Ballads - Taught by Master Stephen of Hunmanby

What is a ballad?  We shall look at the history of songs called "ballads."  We shall look at how they are structured and the range of themes they cover.

Dance Intsructional - Sirtas 

Interesting in dancing at the ball but don't know the dances?  Fear not!  Sirtas has offered to teach some of the dances that will be danced at the ball. 

Remember to bring note-taking materials to the classes if you like.



Lady Diamante de Magenta will be providing a simple lunch on site. 

A Full Menu will be posted prior to the event.  The offerings that will be provided will be:

LIGHT MEAL $6 Choice of two hot courses (vegetarian gluten free soup OR meat stew) Salad & bread

HEARTY MEAL $8 Same as Light Meal ALSO includes dessert



There is a Tavern - By Anna Jane ! Probably open around 430 ish as Usual.



For the evening meal we will be having a Pot Luck!  It begins at 5:30pm.


For those born in 

Januar, February, March: Meats

April, May, June: Cheeses/Pickles/Olives

July, August, September: Veggies/Fruit

October, November, December: Rice/Pasta/Starches

There will be bread and Nuts on the table as usual.



 At 6:30pm during the Masked Ball there will be jam sessions and open bardic downstairs in the Tavern Area.

Dance for the ball starts at 630 ! 

Sets ( in no particular order yet ) for the ball, Starting at 630, 730, 830, and 930

Sets are Azure, Purpure, Argent and Vert ( Each set still currently needs one more song )



  • Toltentanz
  • Childgrove
  • Upon a Summer's Day
  • Sellenger's
  • Portsmith
  • Juice of the Barley



  • Female Saylor
  • Drumul Dracului
  • Korabuska
  • Hunt the Squirrel,
  • Gay Gorden
  • Jenny Pluck pears



  • Ma na vue,
  • Faeriequeen
  • Rufty Tufty,
  • Black Nag
  • Christ Church Bells
  • Well Hall



  • Chestnut,
  • Tourdion
  • Jamaica
  • Grimstock
  • Billy Peddle
  • Gathering Peascods




Site Info:
Name: Eastern Star Hall
3281 Harriet St.
Victoria, BC V82 3S3

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:

Directions: From Westshore and up-island: Going south on Hwy 1, pass Tillicum Road then turn right onto Harriet Road. The Hall is across from the park.

From Downtown: North on Douglas, turn left on Burnside Rd E, right on Harriet. Parking is limited.

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