An ongoing site with articles and links on the Bardic Arts
as they apply to the Middle Ages and the SCA.

SCA Minstrel Homepage

The CalonSound Project
[Stories, songs, poems & instrumental works of the artists of Calontir]

A Circle of Bards
[Bardic wiki, blogcast, etc]
by Niall Dolphin

Barony of Forgotten Sea Bardic Guild

Gunnbjorn's College of Bardic Knowledge

Meridian Bardic College Archive

Bard Pages

Andrixos Seljukroctonis (Lyrics & Music)

Katriana op den Dijk (Songbook)

Mikal the Ram (Stories & Songs)

Rosalind Jehanne (Bardic Page)

Dolan Madoc (Songs)



Storytelling Technique
(writings by Yaakov HaMizrachi)

Storytelling in the SCA
(Dialog between Mar YaakovHaMizrachi and his sister,
Aura of Befudlement, on the subject of storytelling)

The Bards of Northshield

Period Sources for Story Telling

Dolan Madoc - Siridean's Breach



New→ Archery Songs

Cantaria: A Learning Library of Bardic Songs

Songs Sung in Ealdormere
section in Library area of webpage

Music in the SCA: A Case Study of Folk Song
by Thorvald Grimsson

Some Traditional / Medieval /Folk Songs

Dolan Madoc - Song for Mikal

Cassandra Peverell - Soldier's Daughter
(sung by Dolan Madoc)


SCA Music Homepage

Peirol's Vielle:
Instrumental Participation in the Troubador Repertory
by Joel Cohen

A Concise Guide to Medieval Instruments

Thesaurus Musicarum Latinarum
An evolving database of the entire corpus of Latin music theory
written during the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.


SCA Dance Homepage

Dance Links


Poetry, Verse & Song
by various artists

Poetry by Modar
(mostly free-form)


Medieval Drama Links

Theatre and Drama Links

General Information

What is a Bard?

What is a Minstrel?

What is a Troubadour?

Links of Links

Bard and Troubador Links

The Bard Codex

Memorial Notation for
Baron Cormac MacCumail

(A True Bard)

Memorial Notation for

(A Bard Whose Life Was Cut Short)


Lyrics of a few favorite (modern) songs are here.

Missing in Action
 The following webpages no longer exist at their former site.
If you happen to know where these articles and pages are
now located, please contact me at:

On Vocal Performance
(article by Mathurin Kerbusso)

Good Story Telling
(article by Fiona O'Mull)

Karl Faustus von Aachen (SCA Songs) 

Karl Faustus von Aachen (SCA Filks)

Text to SCA songs

List of Sources of Chivalric Stories




SCA Song Page (collection by Maureen O'Brien)

If you are not familiar with the SCA but would like to know more,
check out the following links:

SCA   -   General Intro to the SCA
New Member Information   -   Articles to help folks new to the SCA
Cum an Iolair Information   -   About the group that I've been Seneschal of
Forgotten Sea Information   -   About the group that I've been Baron of
Heraldry - Resources on SCA Heraldry
SCA Interests   -   Information on a wide variety of Art & Science subjects,
Martial activities and Medieval resources. Take a look!!

This Bardic Arts page is published by Ron Knight (known in the SCA as Modar Neznanich) for the edification of the members of the Barony of Forgotten Sea, its cantons and the members of the SCA. It is not a corporate publication of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and does not delineate S.C.A. policies. In cases of conflict with printed versions of material presented on these pages or it's links, the dispute will be decided in favor of the printed version unless otherwise indicated. Opinions expressed are those of the authors.

1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Ron Knight   
Baron Modar Neznanich, OPel


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