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Event Details
Hunter's Moon, Bardic and Victuality III: 2nd Breakfast Event date: August 31st, 2018 - September 3rd, 2018
Hosted by Shire of Anglespur - East Greenbush, NY
Event Last Modified: August 30th, 2018
 
Event details
The Pennsic War is behind us once again.  Weary warriors and pilgrims have returned from foreign lands to recuperate and rest.  Pennsic mud has been washed out of garb...repeatedly.  Summer is coming to a close and Autumn draws near.  But wait!  Don't sheathe your sword, pack away your bow and arrows, hang up your ball gown and slippers, or fold up your tent just yet!

The Shire of Anglespur proudly invites you to attend our annual Hunter's Moon event.  It will be a weekend filled with many different things to do and many new experiences to try.

This year's Hunter's Moon features bardic and victuality.  More will be posted as details are confirmed.

There is ample space for camping.  Accommodations in the bunk room at the gate house are available to those who need it, on a first come first served basis.

Bardic Schedule


Saturday 9/1
Location:  Performing Arts Tent
10am-1pm "Classes on Improvisation" hosted by Douglas Doan
1pm-2pm "Performing in Persona, or Being Someone Else On Stage" taught by Lilie Dubh
2pm-3pm "Period Sight Singing:  Introduction and Practice Experience" lead by Udalrich Schermer
3pm-5pm:  "Even More Improvisation Games/Auditions for Whose Line Doth it Be:  Hunter's Moon Edition" hosted by Douglas Doan
5pm-6:30pm "Medieval and Renaissance Vocal Performance" taught by Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya
Location:  The Fencing Pavilion
7pm-8:30pm "Whose Line Doth it Be?:  Hunter's Moon Edition" hosted by Douglas Doan

11pm-Late "Late Night Bardic/Performing Arts Circle" hosted by Douglas Doan


Sunday 9/2
Location:  Performing Arts Tent
10am-2pm "Even More Classes on Improvisation" hosted by Douglas Doan
2pm-3pm "Performing 101:  An Introduction to the basics of performance" taught by Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige
3pm-5pm "Even More Improvisation Games/Auditions for Whose Line Doth it Be:  Hunter's Moon Edition" hosted by Douglas Doan
5pm-6:30pm " Introduction to Maqamat (aka Classical Arabic Music)" taught by Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya
Location:  The Fencing Pavilion
7pm-8:30pm "Whose Line Doth it Be?:  Hunter's Moon Edition" hosted by Douglas Doan

11pm-Late "Late Night Bardic/Performing Arts Circle" hosted by Douglas Doan

Saturday 9/1
Location:  Performing Arts Tent

10am-1pm "Classes on Improvisation" Have you ever watched "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and thought, "I'd like to try that!" Then here is your chance!  No experience required!  Activities will be 5% lecture 95% hands on skill building!  Warm up exercises, scene building, character development, and the classic "Yes, and..." will be covered.
Can't make it at 10am? Can't stay for the entire three hours? No problem!  Drop in and we'll make sure you are included!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur (Special thanks to Sir Midair MacCormaic, Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh, Sophia the Orange, and Niccolo Bartolazzi for assisting and inspiring this class series and all of the improvisation activities this year at Hunter's Moon- I could not have done this without you)

1pm-2pm "Performing in Persona, or Being Someone Else On Stage" taught by Lilie Dubh
Description:  How do you convey your persona while telling a story, singing a song or declaiming a poem? Take this class and find out how to insert even small smidgens of your SCA persona into your performance!

2pm-3pm "Period Sight Singing:  Introduction and Practice Experience" lead by Udalrich Schermer
Description:  Come sing a variety of pieces that are (hopefully) new to you.  We are not aiming to perfect the music; the goal is to experience new music and improve our sight singing abilities.  Anyone willing to attempt to sing a piece of music they have just been handed is welcome.
I plan to continue this as a monthly series of meetings in Anglespur.  If you are interested in the series but cannot make the class, please contact udalrich.schermer@gmail.com

3pm-5pm:  "Even More Improvisation Games/Auditions for Whose Line Doth it Be:  Hunter's Moon Edition" Come and participate in even more improvisation games!  Hone your skills from the morning classes!  Couldn't make the morning classes? That's ok too!  All skill levels welcome!  This will also serve as auditions for the evening's Improvisation Performance!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

5pm-6:30pm:  "Medieval & Renaissance Vocal Performance" All levels welcome.  Learn some of the fundamentals of vocal technique for early music, and get personal, one-on-one tips on song selection, tone, range, and performance.  Please bring a song you’d like to work on.  Auditors welcome.  Period repertoire preferred but not required.  Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya is the former Bard of Caid, and has been teaching voice in and out of the SCA for 18 years.

Location:  The Fencing Pavilion
7pm-8:30pm "Whose Line Doth it Be?:  Hunter's Moon Edition"
They've been practicing all day and honing their skills at improvisation!  Come and watch a live performance of "Whose Line Doth it Be?" (Special thanks to Sir Midair MacCormaic for inspiring this activity) Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

11pm-Late "Late Night Bardic/Performing Arts Circle" Come and tell a tale, sing a song, perform a poem, all performing artists are welcome!  We'll be going till folks head to bed!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

Sunday 9/2
Location:  Performing Arts Tent
10am-2pm "Even More Classes on Improvisation" Even if you participated in Saturday's activities there is still more to learn!  That's the joy of improvisation, it's new every time!  Have you ever watched "Whose Line is it Anyway?" and thought, "I'd like to try that!" Then here is your chance!  No experience required!  Activities will be 5% lecture 95% hands on skill building!  Warm up exercises, scene building, character development, and the classic "Yes, and..." will be covered.
Can't make it at 10am? Can't stay for the entire three hours? No problem!  Drop in and we'll make sure you are included!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur (Special thanks to Sir Midair MacCormaic, Aibhilin inghean Daibhidh, Sophia the Orange, and Niccolo Bartolazzi for assisting and inspiring this class series and all of the improvisation activities this year at Hunter's Moon- I could not have done this without you)

2pm-3pm "Performing 101:  An Introduction to the basics of performance"
Description:  Singers, storytellers, poets, or other aspiring performers welcome.  Subjects covered will include how to engage your audience, using your body in performance, and dynamic range.  Taught by Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige

3pm-5pm "Even More Improvisation Games/Auditions for Whose Line Doth it Be:  Hunter's Moon Edition" Even if you participated in Saturday's activities there is still more to learn!  That's the joy of improvisation, it's new every time!  Come and participate in even more improvisation games!  Hone your skills from the morning classes!  Couldn't make the morning classes? That's ok too!  All skill levels welcome!  This will also serve as auditions for the evening's Improvisation Performance!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

5pm-6:30pm "Introduction to Maqamat (aka Classical Arabic Music)" All levels welcome.  Come with your instrument or be prepared to sing.  Reading music is not required.  Are you interested in what gives Arabic and Persian music it’s distinct sound? The answer lies in it’s intricate system of scales and rhythms.  In this class we will outline the elements of Arabic music, learn a few of the most popular scales (maqamat) and rhythmic structures (iqaat), and experiment with melodic improvisation in each mode.  Sayyida Laila al-Sanna’ al-Andalusiyya is the former Bard of Caid, and has studied Classical Arabic Music for close to 15 years.

Location:  The Fencing Pavilion
7pm-8:30pm "Whose Line Doth it Be?:  Hunter's Moon Edition"
They've been practicing all day and honing their skills at improvisation!  Come and watch a live performance of "Whose Line Doth it Be?" Even if you watched the show on Saturday, this one will be completely different!  That's the joy of improv!  (Special thanks to Sir Midair MacCormaic for inspiring this activity) Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

11pm-Late "Late Night Bardic/Performing Arts Circle" Come and tell a tale, sing a song, perform a poem, all performing artists are welcome!  We'll be going till folks head to bed!  Hosted by Douglas of Anglespur

Victuality Schedule

Challenge by Aífe ingen Chonchobair:
Pies!  Glorious Pies!:  Sweet or Savory.  Hot water crusts or cold fat in flour.  Bring your best pies!  Extra points for period fillings and/or pie crust techniques.

Saturday:
10:00 - Feast Research:  Beware Circular Reference
- Lady Mýrún inn írska

11:00 - Constructing the Dance:  a round table - Lady Sisuile Butler

1:00 - To Taste:  A Discussion of how to develop dishes with little to no instruction - Mistress Aífe ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige

2:00 - "I Want Candy" - Sweet treats of the Renaissance Period
- Lady Anna Elisabetta deValladolid

2:00 - Research Methods for the Applied Culinary Historian
- Magister Galefridus Peregrinus

3:00 - EVERYTHING is better with schmaltz!  - Master Qadagin-u Jajiradai, known as Jaji

4:00 - Hot Water Crust Pastry - Lady Ástríðr Musi

5:00 - So You Want To Cook Early Period - Lady Mýrún inn írska

Feast Research:  Beware Circular Reference - Mýrún inn írska
A how to for research without access to major metropolitan or university libraries including how to vet sources, best face fwd presentation of information, and internet tools to net you more appropriate results to bring you to period sources.

So You Want To Cook Early Period - Mýrún inn írska

A round table recognizing the challenges to early period cooking.  Identify useful resources, and discuss ways to fill in using present day scholarly work

Mýrún inn írska is a long time Settmour Swamp devotee, who can be found in the kitchen more than not with her right hand and partner in crime Mærhild æt Anstige.  She is slowly building up to large feasts but at this point has mostly cooked for 50-75.  Her focus is early period cooking, with all the cat herding that entails When not researching, bidding for, or prepping for feasts, she is a high school history teacher.  Mýrún is currently working on a book for use within the society.  She loves questions, small fuzzy creatures, good food, kind people, and the East. 

Constructing the Dance:  a round table - Sisuile Butler
There are many ways to organize the kitchen and staff for a feast/dayboard.  This is a hosted discussion about what works where and for whom.

Research Methods for the Applied Culinary Historian - Galefridus Peregrinus
The class addresses finding, understanding, interpreting and using historic recipes, as well as evaluating the accuracy of the interpretations of others.  We will also discuss sourcing unusual or difficult-to-find ingredients through mail order, ethnic groceries, and other specialty stores.

Magister Galefridus Peregrinus lives in the Barony of Settmour Swamp with his wife, Mistress Judith bas Rabbi Mendel.  His research interests include medieval Islamic and Mediterranean food and cooking, pickling and preservation, the medieval Islamic kitchen, history and development of humoral medicine, and most recently, ancient cereals and the foods made from them..He has taught numerous classes on food and cooking, a few on religious history, and several (both separately and with his wife) on research methods, documentation, and other research-related topics.

To Taste:  A Discussion of how to develop dishes with little to no instruction - Aífe ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige
While we'll primarily be talking about medieval food, we won't necessarily limit discussions in that way.

Aífe likes research and feeding people.  It was inevitable that she would wind up cooking in the SCA.

"I Want Candy" - Sweet treats of the Renaissance Period - Anna Elisabetta deValladolid
This is a class geared towards kids ages 6-15, limit 8.  Queen Elizabeth notoriously had a sweet tooth.  Does the Candy of the Elizabethan Period look like something a child of today would recognize or enjoy? Find out in this culinary journey of the history of candy.  Learn about suckets, marzipan, and sample Scottish tablet.

Anna Elisabetta deValladolid:  Having lived her life in Naval ports, Anna has been able to taste food from the Far East to Mainland Europe (and all points in between).  Now serving in the court of Queen Elizabeth while her husband's sails the seven seas, Anna Elisabetta shares her knowledge of treats with any who have an adventurous palate.

Hot Water Crust Pastry - Ástríðr Musi
Learn to make this traditional pastry and make your own hand pies in this hands on exploration of hot water crust pastry.  I encourage you to bring your own filling, but I will have a limited amount of chicken filling on hand.  Hot water crust does use lard as the fat, so if you have a concern with using pork products this may not be for you (although it's possible that another animal fat could be used instead, if you have that on hand, and wish to try it out, feel free to bring it and we can experiment together!)

Ástríðr Musi - 10th century viking weaver, and heavy list fighter, who occasionally gets sucked into the kitchen to play!  Mundanely I've been cooking most of my life, with a particular interest in pastries and breads.

EVERYTHING is better with schmaltz!  - Jaji
Or lard, tallow, duck fat, bacon grease, suet, butter, or olive oil!  Join Master Jaji and other experienced cooks in a hands-on roundtable discussion and experimentation with cooking a neutral ingredient (sliced and blanched white potatoes) in various forms of traditional fats and oils.
Potatoes, many varieties of fats and oils, and several spare frying pans and utensils will be available for use.  Participants are welcome to bring the fat of their choice and their own firepit cooking implements and maybe a chair or stool.  Cooks of all skill levels and experiences are welcome, and Jaji welcomes assistance before the class to prepare the (sadly non-period, yet very versatile) ingredient.
After discussion and cooking ends, all who wish to may sample the results.

Master Jaji has been doing this for a while.  You might recognize him from the Mongolian Wok at Wars of the Roses every year.  He also cooks a mean egg, ask him and he'll teach you that, too.

Archery Schedule

Saturday 9/1 Range Open from 10:00 - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday 9/2 Range Open from 10:00 - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - 4:00 PM
Sunday 9/2 1:00 PM "Shoot at Will" novelty tournament

Arts and Sciences Schedule

Sunday 9/2 12:00 - 4:00 PM Open Glass Bead Making Bar

Other A&S classes pending.

Dance Schedule

Dancing will be from 9:00 - 11:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday night.  Musicians and all levels of dance skill are welcome. 

Rapier Combat Schedule

Saturday 9/1 10:00 - 11:00 AM Inspections/Authorizations/Pickups
Saturday 9/1 11:00 - 1:00 PM Brawl in the Beer garden
Saturday 9/1 1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch/Pickups
Saturday 9/1 2:00 - 3:00 PM Knife fight tourney
Saturday 9/1 3:00 - 5:00 PM Pickups/Melee games

Sunday 9/2 10:00 - 11:00 AM Inspections/Authorizations/Pickups
Sunday 9/2 11:00 - 1:00 PM Goofy Parry tourney
Sunday 9/2 1:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch/Pickups
Sunday 9/2 2:00 - 3:00 PM Unusual weapons tourney
Sunday 9/2 3:00 - 5:00 PM Pickups/Melee games

Rattan Combat Schedule

Saturday 9/1 11:00 AM Authorizations
Saturday 9/1 After Authorizations Round Robin Tournament
Saturday 9/1 Open Fighting until List Close

Thrown Weapons Schedule

Saturday 9/1 Range Open from 10:00 - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - Range Close
Sunday 9/2 Range Open from 10:00 - 12:00 PM and 1:00 - Range Close

Youth Combat Schedule

Friday 8/31 7:00 PM weapons workshop, run by Constantine, $5/weapon.
Saturday 9/1 8:00-10:30 AM sparring and skills training
Saturday 9/1 2-4:30 PM Woods Battle
Sunday 9/2 8-10:30 AM sparring and skills training
Sunday 9/2 2-4:30 PM Castle in the Woods Battle

Site Opens: 8/31/2018 5:00 PM
Site Closes: 9/3/2018 12:00 Noon
 
Event Location
Camp Is-Sho-Da
321 Mannix Road
East Greenbush, NY  12061
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Directions:
Directions:
From the South, North, and West: 

Take your best Route to I-90, Eastbound.  Cross the Hudson River, into Rensselaer County.  Take Exit 9.  At the end of the ramp, turn Left, and get in the Right hand lane.  Turn right onto Mannix road immediately after the on/off ramp for Westbound I-90.  If you come to a stoplight (in either direction) you've gone too far.  The camp is about a mile up the road on the left. 

From the East: 

Take your best Route to I-90, Westbound.  Do not cross the Hudson River, into Rensselaer County.  Take Exit 9.  At the end of the ramp, turn Right.  Turn right onto Mannix road immediately after the on/off ramp.  If you come to a stoplight (in either direction) you've gone too far.  The camp is about a mile up the road on the left.

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Donation Event

Feast: None

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY Inc.  - Shire Of Anglespur

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Event Steward:
Kevin Schuman
Mikulaj von Meissen
518-577-0611
Please no phone calls after 10 PM.
155656@members.eastkingdom.org

Send Reservations to:
None

Other Contact Information:
Bardic Classes
Lord Douglas of Anglespur
DouglasBard@yahoo.com

Victuality Classes
Master Joel Messerer
victuality@anglespur.eastkingdom.org

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