Barony of Madrone Curia
March 14, 2016
B&B Welcome (Baron Stefan of Pembroke/Baroness Emmelina de Coventry)
Passing around the baronial pitcher, instead of hat. Donations & site costs – curia site is now free as long
as we have downstairs. Donations continue to come in, both cash & checks. Site cost averages $313 a
month. Over $500 came in last month, through curia.
KASB – bardic champ, madrone; Tayla, on vigil for Pelican
Seneschal Welcome and Report (HL Gera Gangolffin)
Cle Elum is off table for both War of Baronies & Emprise; no land agreement with Vulcanfeldt; looking for
Aquaterra has given us permission to use their land at any time.
Emma will be vetted by kingdom for baronial Exchequer.
Exchequer Report (HL Julian Sinclair) – at end of February numbers
Checking – 724.45 (current); 250.75 (including outstanding checks)
Suggest moving money into checking, from money market (savings). Leave 15,000 in acct, move 2,676 into
Had to pre-pay storage & mailbox. Waiting for event $$ to come in.
3/19/16: Madrone A&S Championship (HL Emma la Rousse d’Argentan)
o Auction at event – proceeds to pay for pavilion
4/20: Shakespeare Demo for UW (external demo, not an official SCA event) (Sir Brand)
o Still on. Brand would love help. Baronial pavilion?
9/23-25/16: Emprise of the Black Lion (Master Guillaume Garrigues, Baroness Alianora
o Still looking for site – Enumclaw fair grounds? Wyewood has given us
permission to use their lands. Archery-fest is opposite Emprise on calendar.
Date is available – they allow camping.
8/13/16: Masters’ Tournament (Lord Cesare Caravaggio)
– Fencing tournament. No site fee. Fund raising event – donate to play. Raise
5/19-21/17: May Crown 2017 (Baron Stephen des Jardin)
War of the Baronies – cancelled; host Tavern event on date instead?; demo for possible
site in July, including equestrian activities, will be on a Thursday (7th or 21st); possible site
is in Carnation (actually in Barony!!); catholic church land, camp Don Bosco;
Peasants, July 9th – (HL Sarra the Brave)
funds for rapier loaner gear.
Baronial Budget update & approval
o Monthly update – 6640 approved; 521 spent;
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School Demo – 6/20, week of 50YC, YMCA summer program (medieval week) – Sarah Pixie will organize
Officer positions accepting applications:
Gold Key Deputy
Rapier Marshal Deputy
Family Activities coordinator
Reports from Guilds, Officers, Subgroups
Culinary (HL Ysolt of Wind Hill)
Dance (HL Ranulf Mirthe)
Buon giorno! Come ‘sta?
Recent and upcoming Music and Dance:
Candlemas, Blatha an Oir:
Bardic Championship [Failed to attend or obtain report; sorry]
Carnivale di Venezia, Dragon’s Mist:
Mistress Sara de Bonneville taught dance, including dances from both 15th and 16th
cent Italian repertoire
Yule, Dragon’s Laire
[Did not attend; report kindly submitted by HL Padraig]
“There was a lot of Bardic activity at Yule!
At 10:00, Ermanric, the current Bardic Champion of Dragonslaire, performed for the
Bardic Championship unopposed, with a research paper on Battle Poetry, performing
four poems: passages from the Aeneid and Henry V, the Battle of Maldon, and . He was
judged by myself, Mistress Elizabeth Mead, and Countess Elizabeth de Rossignol. We
found his talents and enthusiasm to be great, and found a few areas to recommend that
he improve. This was the second or third time the new judging forms were used- they
were helpful, but there is rising agreement for the need for branch-level judging forms
that are not as exhaustive.
Later, I taught a class on Renaissance drum rhythms based on Arbeau. See the attached
handout that I wrote up for the class. We had six students, three of whom joined us for
Ambience music was played throughout the day, coordinated by Redbow on recorder,
accompanied by myself on percussion or viol, Mistress Elizabeth on recorder, Liisa on
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her bass viol, Richard on recorder, two of the drum students on snare drums (Frederick
and one whose name I did not catch), and Shannon (also from the drum class) on
The feast was preceded by a processional, with music provided by myself on snare
drum, and Redbow, Lisa, and Richard on recorders.
Padraig mac Ailpein”
[HL Padraig mac Ailpein, JdL]
Madrone, Feb 13
Medieval Women’s Choir concert: “Courtly Love”
Seagirt, Feb 13-14:
Piffaro (Renaissance wind band): Weekend workshop and two concerts
Kingdom Arts and Sciences/Bardic, Ocean Shores:
Lobby music by HL Padraig on Viol da Gamba, HL Jason the Soelfor-Tongued,
Maddalena, HL Ranulf on recorders.
Saturday the 5th:
Geoffrey Higgenbotham: set of three original pastoral lyric poems inspired by
Marlo and Raleigh + original polyphonic dance for 4 woodwinds w/
choreographed dance + original Fantasia for solo lute, written in three parts
Khanzar of Samarqand: a pesrev in 8/4 duyek rhythm in makam Nisabur on
harp + a pesrev in 14/8 devi revan rhythm in mskam Irak on the oud + a yuruk
semai in 64 or 6/8 rhythm in makam Nikriz on harp
Malek of Samarqand: duyek 4/4 or 8/4 rhythm+ yuruk semai 6/4 rhythm +
devri revan 14/6 rhythm
Martin le Harper: Weep No More Sad Fountains, tenor voice and lute,Dowland,
1601 + Galliard to Lachrimae, English dance lute instrumental, Dowland, 1612
+Christe qui lux es et dies, tenor solo in plainchant sections, tenor in the
polyphony sections, conducting/ leading the group, White, 1565
Padraig Mac Ailpein: Amor Pace Non Chero: solo bass violi, original
arrangement, 1584 Venosa, Italy, Gesualdo + My Mind to Me a Kingdom Is:
voice and bass violi with accompaniment on alto recorder, 1588 England, Byrd
+ Como Poden Per Sas Culpas: tabor pipe, tabor drum and voice, 13th century,
Galicia, Spain, Alphonso X
Sholeh of Susa: 3 Ottoman dances: a healing with Rast Makam + Portal of Life +
Dances from the Prince’s garden, 1500-1600
Jacob Faulkbourne: 1st act (seven scenes) of an original play in the style of
Ranulf Mirthe: poerty (rawi performance), mid-15th century Ottoman Turkey
Post-evening court: in ballroom, music by Camp Fromage Party Band (Master
Guillaume on bagpipes, Mistress Annise, Master Sean of Wales, Lord Cesare
Caravaggio and Maddalena on drums)
Post-evening court: Sight reading in lobby led by Mistress Elizabeth Piper on
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fiddle and recorders, accompanied by Mistress Elanor on cello, HL Padraig on
Viol, various on recorders and drums
Archery (Mistress Shadhra Aliya)
Arts & Sciences (6/17) (HE Aeron Corrino)
March 4th, Madrone:
Medieval Women’s Choir concert: “Song of the Angels”
OT but partly P:
March 12-13, Madrone:
Master Trahaern and Ranulf danced in “Buffens” (sword dance from Arbeau, 1588
Langres) as part of ARC Ballet school “Spring Dance”
Madrone Baronial Bardic/A&S
Mistress Sara de Bonneville plans to teach and lead dance
OT but P: April 9th, Seattle:
Stile Antico (a cappella), “The Touches of Sweet Harmony: The Musical World of William
Apr. 16th, Seagirt:
Spring Masked Ball
OT but P: Apr 30th, Seattle:
Piffaro (Renaissance wind band), “Back before Bach”
Equestrian (Mistress Annisa)
We had a well-attended practice this past Saturday, with 6 horses and about 11
The next meeting is on March 24, see the guild website for details:
Plans continue for the Emprise of the Black Lion in September.
Pewter (Master Sean O’Conner)
Practice is on hiatus until Spring 2016.
Madrone A&S report:
As expected, all emphasis at present is on Baronial A&S coming up this weekend.
We have 3-4 champion candidates and 2-3 single entries. I am coordinating a judging pool of
about 7-8 judges and will be setting the judging schedule over the next 48 hrs.
His Excellency of Aqueterra will be teaching a class in Enameling in the afternoon.
The auction of items to benefit the Barony seems to be well in hand.
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If I could find out asap the time Their Excellencies would like to start court in the afternoon so I
know when to make sure judging is concluded by in order to give the judges adequate time to
discuss the candidates and make their recommendation, it’d be greatly appreciated.
Branch Marshal (5/17) (Don Enzio Bandinelli)
Chamberlain (4/17) (HL Karrel der Ertmundigender)
Chatelaine (6/16) (Baroness Bergdis Thorgrimsdottir)
We had 1 new email inquiry in February. We have occasional new people ask questions on
Facebook. We also have 7 new members in the Meet -up group. If you are on Meet-up, please
RSVP to activities you will attend, so new people know these activities are attended. We had one
brand new person at the monthly Baronial social, interested in music and dance, and one almost
new person interested in heavy fighting.
Chatelaine, Barony of Madrone
Family Activities Coordinator (vacant)
Herald (6/16) (Lady Matilda Stoyle)
Lists (2/18) (Luaithrend the Falconer’s Wife)
Rapier (12/16) (HL Renzo di Venturius)
Scribe (6/16) (HL Rignach of Argyll)
Thrown Weapons – (HL Klaufi Hafrsson)
Webster (8/16) (Lady Alicia du Bois)
On hiatus for season.
I continue to receive feedback and suggestions for our Baronial Website. This is wonderful and I
What happened in February:
Baronial Website Project:
– Website migration from Joomla! to WordPress is on track to be complete by 3/31. All content
has been copied over from Joomla! to WordPress and categorized. Just working on the look and
feel and then we can make the switch live. Content/design will stay as-is for now with a new look
and feel, better organization, added features, etc. coming later.
– Migration Process is about 70% complete. During migration and until further notice, please let
me know if you make any changes to the Joomla! site so I know to copy them over to the
– updated some calendar entries
– received a list of red branch award recipients and an updated copy of the Madrone Ceremonial
but these have not been posted yet.
– Our hosting was renewed for another year at a cost of $105.35. I will submit this check request
along with the one for last year’s costs at curia tonight. Our next renewal will be on 3/10/17.
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Youth Armored Combat Marshal (Lady Sara Pixie)
I held 2 practices in Renton, one practice in Seattle and one practice in Everett in February.
Waivers were signed, kids wore armor and fun was had.
Canton of Porte de l’Eau (Baroness Aleksandra Lavrovna)
The canton is flowing along smoothly. We are preparing for our demo in May. “Saturday in the
Park with Sven” is May 14 at Marymoore Park. We encourage anyone who is interested in
displaying or generally helping out to please contact Aleksandra or Anne Rose. There will be
heavy, rapier and YAC as well.
For March’s meeting (3/28) we will be meeting in the food court at Crossroad’s Mall. We’re
hoping that this more central location will encourage more of our folks to come have dinner and
Demo for barony at large; shades that are less than 20 x 20; followed by a grill
Seneschal, Canton of Porte de l’Eau