A Barony of Three Mountains Event: Something Bardic (this way comes)


Hosted in-person by Device of Three Mountains

The Barony of Three Mountains (Clackamas & Multnomah Counties, OR)

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Etienne le Marchand
Date: April 6 , 2024
Site opens at: 9:00 AM on April 6th 2024
Site closes at: 11:00 PM

Event site:
Eastgate Masonic Lodge
4812 NE 102nd Portland, OR 97220

Join the Barony of Three Mountains on April 6th, 2024 for a day filled with classes, songs, and story telling topped off with a spectacular feast and dancing.

There will be opportunities to perform your favorite music or stories both as part of the competition as well as in a non-competitive format. For the competition, we have been working hard making fabulous prizes to be awarded in these categories: best vocal performance, best story telling or poem performance, and best instrumental performance. You are limited to one entry per category for competition. Additional performances (non-competitive) may be allowed depending on time available. Documentation is not required, but be prepared to discuss your piece and context in history. We will choose a best overall bard for the day as well as award a prize for the mob’s choice. There will also be an open floor durring the feast with a possible small prize for the Coronet’s favorite dinner time performer.

There will be two class tracks running in the afternoon with a focus on the bardic arts. See schedule below. Class signup will be available in the morning at the event. Class sizes will be limited to 8-10 people due to room size.

The main floor will be open throughout the day for general socializing, a game playing space, an instrument petting zoo, as well as a possible impromptu jam session space for those wishing. There will also be a silent auction so come ready to bid on some great stuff!

Lunch will be available from 12:00-2:00. See menu below for food options.

Schedule (subject to change)

9:00 am – Early setup. Anyone wishing to help with set up is welcome
10:00 am – Gate opens
11:00 am – Opening Court (upstairs)
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch Buffet Open
12:00 pm – 4:00 pm – Classes
1:00 pm ~ 5:00 pm – Bardic Competition (upstairs)
6:00 pm – Closing Court followed directly by dinner (downstairs)
8:00 pm – Dancing (upstairs)
9:00 pm – Cleanup begins
10:00 pm – Site Closes

Site Fee

$30 payable on site at gate (SCA Membership receives $10 discount to site fee)
Lunch is included in the site fee

Feast Fee

$5 additional fee for the evening feast payable at gate (Member discount does not apply to feast)

Registration Information

Please pre-register here: https://forms.gle/br5Ej3UNkBJH8geG7 so we know how many plan to compete and to eat. Preregistration will remain open until April 1st.

Class Schedule

12:00-12:50 – Bardic Circle Singing for the Masses by Cole de Venoix (outdoor pavilion)

12:00-12:50 – History of the Skomorokhi, the Russian minstrels/jesters by Dragomira Skomorokhova (Room 1)

12:00-12:50 – Skald Like a Drag Queen by Thorgrim the Skald (Room 2)

1:00-1:50 – Ottoman and Persian percussion by Khanzara (outdoor pavilion)

1:00-1:50 – Medieval Music 101 by Maggie the Blind (Margaret inghean Domnaill) (Room 1)

1:00-1:50 – Norse Poetry: What the Vikings listened to by Thorgrim the Skald (Room 2)

2:00-2:50 – Your Body as your Instrument by Rose Atherton (Room 1)

2:00-2:50 – So you can carry a tune in a bucket. Now what? by Sir Leith (Room 2)

3:00-3:50 – Ottoman musical modes by Khanzara (Room 1)

3:00-3:50 – TBA (Room 2)

Lunch Menu

sourdough, gluten free loaf bread, or gluten free rosemary rolls with your choice of ham, turkey, cheeses, lettuce, cucumbers, condiments

Chickpea Salad
chickpeas, onions, carrots, vinegar, olive oil, parsley


Dinner Menu

Henne Dorre (golden cardamon chicken) (GF)
chicken, walnuts, filberts, butter, apples, raisins, currants, cinnamon, rosemary, thyme, cardamon, salt, wine, chicken broth, egg yolks, saffron, honey

A Roste (beef roast) (GF)
beef, oil, cinnamon, salt, basil, rosemary, thyme, dates, figs, apples, honey, beef stock

Lentil & barley stew (Vegetarian)
root veg, lentils, barley, vegetable stock, leeks, dill, fennel, lovage, fennel seeds, oil, salt, pepper, oregano, asafoetida

Roasted vegetables (GF, Vegetarian)
broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, brussel sprouts, oil, salt, pepper

Deviled eggs (GF, Vegetarian)
eggs, mustard, mayo, pickle juice, salt, pepper, paprika

Armored turnips (GF, Vegetarian)
turnips, butter, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, powder douce, cream

Almond cream with berries (GF)
milk, almond extract, gelatin, sugar, berries, honey

Burrebrede (shortbread) (Vegetarian)
flour, sugar, cinnamon, cardamon, ginger, allspice, salt, butter

*Foods on this menu are being prepared in a facility that is not dedicated allergen free. While we will do our best to prevent cross-contact, we cannot guarantee it will not occur. In the case of extreme allergies it is recommended you bring your own food with you.

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Is an online gathering
Has Classes
Has Bardic activities
Has Arts & Sciences activities
Offers a feast or meal

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