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[hartshorn-dale] Elizabethan Garb Workshop, April 27th

from [Hartshorn-dale]

In preparation for our Elizabethan summer feast event, Dining with Elizabeth, on June 28th, 2014, I am offering a 16th C clothing workshop on Sunday, April 27.

Please see below for time & place.

I will be discussing mostly common, every day clothing. I would like people to leave with a good idea of not only what outfit they would like to make but how to accomplish it. If you would like help with draping a fitted bodice or doublet pattern, please bring 1.5-2 yrds tightly woven, non stretch fabric for making a muslin with – cotton, such as denim or an old sheet, is good for this, and wear a non-baggy under layer that you feel comfortable wearing in public.

Kathryn Perry

Pleatwork Apron workshop

Pleatwork Apron workshop

Are you interested in learning to make a Pleatwork Apron? These aprons have been used for centuries from a practical item to a fashion accessory.

The class will cover history, the pleating and basic stitches for the embroidery. Materials for the apron will be supplied with a small fee to cover the costs ( $10.00 ) or if you prefer to bring your own fabric bring a yard to a yard and a half (depending on how full you want it).

Some sewing and embroidery knowledge is helpful.

Sunday, April 27th 1-6pm
At the Wolff’s Home.
Contact me if you need directions.

 – Annetje arts@bhakail.eastkingdom

April issue of The Salamander is now available

Unto the Barony of Bhakail, Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust, and Canton of Black Icorndall does Lord Martyn de Halliwell, Chronicler of Bhakail send greetings.

The April issue of The Salamander is available at

This month there is the first in what will become a regular series of illustrations from a “lost” rapier manual by Baron Ian Raven of Tadcaster, as well as an article on entering A&S competitions by Lord Bryan mac Dhughaill an Boghadair.

This month’s issue also includes a Formal Polling Ballot for the at-large seat on the Council of the Exchequer (nee Finance Committee). Master Rowen and Lady Xanthippe (Tiphaine).  These will need to be handed in by the May Business Meeting.  Please remember to vote; it’s important.

If anyone has any articles they’d like to have appear in the May issue of The Salamander, or photographs, especially of Noisemakers, please send them to no later than Tuesday, May 13th.

In service to the Barony,
Martyn de Halliwell
Chronicler of Bhakail

Lunch in the Bailiwick – UPenn Faculty Club – Friday, April

Let’s have lunch!

Feel free to join us at the UPenn university club between 11:30am-1pm (some of us need to leave by 12:30, but you’re still welcome to come if you’re not free until noon).

The University Club is conveniently located on the 2nd floor of The Inn at Penn, 3611 Walnut St.

Since you probably don’t have a membership, once you get to the cashier, you look for our table near the door and wave Jackie over to sign you in on her membership. Then you’ll have 2 options: the full buffet ($12.35) or the light lunch, a self-serve option, includes salad bar or sandwich, soup of the day, dessert and beverage ($9.65).

The full buffet menu for Friday:
Soup of the Day – Vegetarian Chili, with Shredded Cheese and Sour Cream (soy, wheat, dairy)

Entree – Fried Catfish Po’Boys, with Creole Mustard and Remoulade (soy, fish, wheat, egg)
French Fries (soy)
Mixed Vegetables (soy, dairy)

Pasta of the Day – Macaroni Salad with Tuna (soy, wheat, egg, fish)

You have a choice of either elevator or stairs to the second floor. They do accept credit cards. It is easy to pay separately, since you pay as you walk in the door.

– Livia Petralia

Piffaro-sponsored FREE concert

Bonjour mes amis!

The early music ensemble Piffaro runs a collegium for students to work on particular aspects of medieval and Renaissance repertoire, and this semester’s student performance (focusing on French Renaissance pieces on winds and strings) is happening this Thursday evening in Philadelphia. If anyone is interested, here’s the concert announcement:


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Regional A&S Social 3/27/14


Be it known that the Ministers of Arts & Science in the Barony of Bhakail, Shire of Hartshorn-dale and Shire of Buckland Cross have conspired together to host a regional A&S Social for citizens and friends of the East! All are welcome to join and expand the bonds of friendship on Thursday March 27 from 7:30-10p near the Willow Grove. Share your passions, be inspired, get assistance, enjoy good company!

We will begin the evening with lightning talks. Do you know a little about an art or science? A lot about a niche topic? Come and give us a 5 minute presentation (slides not needed!) on the topic of your choice. We hope to use this format as a way to give new presenters an opportunity to give it a try, to give experts a forum to share and generate new conversations about their areas of interest, and to give listeners a chance to learn about something new. We will hear as many as are willing, and spend the remainder of the evening socializing and projecting. Please reply directly ( if you think you might be interested in presenting.

We have secured a room in the Community Center at the Willow Grove Giant for this first meeting. They generously allow non-profit groups to use the center at no cost, but as you might expect, we may not bring in outside food. You may slip downstairs to the store or cafe and bring any food to the room. The rooms are like a business conference room, with tables, chairs, screens and equipment. We have chosen this site for its central location among the three territories. A link to the Google Map is below.

We do hope you will join us!

Yours in Service,
Lady Markesa
MoAS Buckland Cross

Bhakail Yule Teaching Kitchen

Dear Bhakaili’s and interested  persons,

The Bhakail Yule Kitchen  this year will be an open, teaching kitchen. We are a group of seasoned SCA cooks, who want to help teach.

This means that if you have an interest in ANY or the functions of creating a medieval feast, cooking in the SCA, or learning about how to run a SCA kitchen for an event, you are most welcome in our kitchen.

Throughout this year, we will be working on logistics, recipes, food prep (some of the food require canning and maturation), and finances.

All are welcome during the process and on the day of as well. 

If you are interested in our venture, please contact me at


Barony Meeting March 12th 7:30 Chestnut Hill Library – Agenda

Greetings all!
Our Barony meeting is this week.  Please find below the usual agenda, along with the old and new business items.  If you have new business for the meeting, please let us know ahead of the meeting if you can (;;
I am looking forward to seeing everyone!

Agenda for Barony Meeting March 9th, 2014

Officer Reports

  • Baron and Baroness
  • Seneschal
  • Exchequer
  • Chronicler
  • Salamander Pursuivant (Herald)
  • Knight Marshal
  • Minister of Arts and Sciences
    -> Dance
  • Minister of the Lists
  • Chatelaine
  • Rapier Marshal
  • Company Captain of Archers
  • Company Captain of Combat Archers
  • Thrown Weapons Marshal
  • Chamberlain
  • Chirurgeon
  • Chancellor Minor
  • Web  Minister

Subordinate Groups

  • Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust
  • Canton of Black Icorndall

Committee and Event Reports

  • Baronial Council
  • Council of the Exchequer
  • Pennsic Committee
  • Web Committee
  • Autocrat Handbook Committee

Old Business

  • Gold Key Project
  • Knight Marshal Policy
  • Nominations for At-Large Member for Council of the Exchequer
  • Yule 2014 Bid Proposal
  • Noisemakers and Bhakail Bardic Championship
  • Return Buckland Cross Zip Code
  • Wrightstown Faire – possible site of Bhakail Champions
  • Proposed Amendment to Bylaws for Seneschal selection in the absence of the outgoing Seneschal

New Business

  • Proposed practices for Officer Reports

Announcements or Reminders

                Next Barony Meeting is April 9th, 2014

                Noisemakers is April 12th, 2014

Yours in Service to the Dream,

Sayyidda (Lady) Jamilia al-Suba al-Hadid min Bhakail

Noisemakers: Bardic Competition & Performance Challenges

Bonjour mes amis!

I have two items of interest for those considering attending Noisemakers on April 12…

Firstly, here are the rules for the competition to name the successor to our current Bardic Champion of Bhakail, Lady Lianor. Please contact her at <redacted> with any questions. The winner of the competition will be tasked with organizing entertainment for Bhakail Yule, as well as organizing the competition to find the Bhakail Bardic Champion the following year.

—- Bhakail Bardic Champions —-

There are two important aspects to any performance: the performance itself, and the person who inspired it. This year’s competition seeks to challenge each performer on both of these aspects with the following requirements:

1. Choose a person who inspires you*, and seek to gain their favor. You must present a physical token proving that you have received favor from that person. This may be a traditional favor, a letter, or any other token.

2. Prepare a performance in honor of your chosen inspiration. This performance may be of any type, so long as it is of period style, or SCA compatible style. It does not have to be an original composition.

Participants are encouraged to prepare two performance pieces with the same chosen inspiration as the subject. The panel reserves the right to request the second performance on the day of the competition.

3. Perform it for the judges at Noisemakers.

*You may choose to perform in honor of someone who is no longer with us. In this case, something you have from that person, or a story as to why that person was an inspiration to you, will be accepted in lieu of proof of favor.
Secondly, I’m pleased to announce that we will be sponsoring a series of challenges at the event, open to all gentles of any experience level, held between classes. These non-competitive performance opportunities are purely for entertainment and for the chance to try something new in a supportive environment. Each challenge may be interpreted as you see fit, with poem, story, song, theatrical interlude, dance, etc., as long as your piece can be performed in front of an audience. Take up one or all of the challenges at your pleasure!

1. In honor of our theme for the day, offer a piece from, inspired by, or otherwise connected to classical Rome or the medieval/Renaissance world’s interpretation thereof.

2. Learn and present a piece appropriate for your persona’s time and place. Explanations are appreciated, but not required.

3. This is Noisemakers: Try something NOISY in a way you have not been loud before!

Votre servante et celle de l’Orient,
Sabine de Kerbriant


Audition for an epic battle with Shakespeare in Clark Park

Shakespeare in the (Clark) Park will be doing Henry IV this summer. They’re seeking about a hundred people to join the army. That sounds like a pretty cool thing for us, if anyone is interested.

Here’s the link to the flyer with the dates of auditions, practices, and performances –

– Livia Petralia

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Stained Glass : May 18th

This is hands on class.


By Lord Conor Ó Ceallaigh
(Lord Conor was 1/2 of the duo who just presented this award in EK A&S champions. )

Class limit for hands on is 10 people.
There will be a wait list and there is a small amount of space for those who just watch. Space is limited so please RSVP.

The cost for this class will be $60.00 per person. This includes the cost of glass, lead came, tools to share, tools for each person and a small, re-useable work surface. Each person should bring 2 pieces of wood, 10″ long by 2″ wide.


Please contact me (Annetje) at if interested and to secure a spot.

February Issue of The Salamander is Now Available

Unto the populace of the Barony of Bhakail does your Chronicler, Lord Martyn de Halliwell send greetings,

The February issue of The Salamander is now available at
This month’s issue includes two articles, one by Meesteress Annetje van Woerden on The Historical Uses of Apples and another by Lady Siobhan inghean ui Dhonnobhain on the Kitchens of Neunschwanstein.
I’ve done some light re-formatting this month, and I would encourage anyone interested, to send feedback to your assistance in improving your local monthly newsletter is much appreciated in advance.
This month’s Business Meeting covered several important topics.  The Old and New Business sections are located on pages 19 & 20 and topics covered include the deposit for Yule Revel 2014, a bid submitted for Yule Revel 2014, the Bhakail Bardic Champion Announcement, and several topics related to Buckland Cross as well as the Wrightstown Faire demo.
We passed the additions to the Chronicler Policy and the policy has been printed in its entirety on page 24.  The proposed Knight Marshal’s Policy was tabled to the March Business Meeting, and is printed on pages 22 & 23.
There’s a Court Report for Fighting Fencing & Food as well, it is on page 21.
I will be posting a supplemental issue with information on Baroness Philadelphia & Lady Xanthippe’s Bhakail Yule Revel 2014 bid later next week. If anyone else has another bid prepared, please send a courtesy copy to by Wednesday the 26th of February if you’d like it published in the supplemental as well. Any message ahead of time to let me know to make space, is very much appreciated.


In service to the Barony,


Welcome to the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust! The Bailiwick is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism serving Center City Philadelphia, South Philly, West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and surrounding areas.

We are a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study and recreation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We are participatory in nature: rather than being mere spectators, we dress, dance, fight and feast much as was done before the year 1600. We research various arts and sciences from our chosen period, and we share what we have learned. However, we are also a very social group: we learn while having fun!

The Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust is a canton of the Barony of Bhakail, the chapter of the SCA covering the greater Philadelphia area. A Canton is a chapter that works directly under the auspices of a larger SCA branch, such as a Barony or Province. Members of the Bailiwick are also full and active members of the Barony of Bhakail.

The Bailiwick and Barony are located in the southern tip of the ancient and mighty Kingdom of the East, the second-oldest of the twenty kingdoms in the SCA. The Eastrealm stretches from Delaware in the south to Nova Scotia and Quebec in the north, rallying both English-speaking and Francophone SCAdians under the purple-and-gold banners of the East.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our activities or events!