a collection of literature from poets, bards, songwriters, and skalds in the SCA

Poets, Bards, Scholars, and Storytellers

Brand aux Deus Leons
of An Tir

Brand (Sir Brand aux Deus Leons, Knight, MPel, E.T.C.) of An Tir, Baronies of Madrone and Aquaterra (Seattle-ish area of the world) Joined the Society in ~AS 15 (1980). Founder and Managing Director of the Washington Shakespeare Festival (a small but sincere band of Elizabethan trouble-makers and poets... oh, sorry, same thing.) Performs with the Celtic folk group "Celt Check" (Pennywhistle, Vox, Guitar, Bodhran, Doumbk). Serious interest in Elizabethan poetry and the works of the Elizabethan stage. Will write more later, but you may enjoy his websites -,,

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Bryce de Byram
of Atlantia

Sir Bryce is a Master of the Laurel and Pelican. He divides his time between his muse, his study of the 12th century, his fighting, and his service to his Crown.

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Cadwalader Ap Ieuan
of Atlantia

Ceridwen ferch Owain
of Atlantia

Mistress Ceridwen is an excellent poet (and is a former Poeta Atlantiae) and Mistress of both the Orders of the Laurel and the Pelican.

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Ciaran mac Breandain
of An Tir

Dunstan le Heryngmongere
of Atlantia

Master Dunstan is a twelfth-century Saxon wharf bailiff, a former Poeta Atlantiae, and a former Royal Bard. He currently resides within the Barony of Windmasters' Hill. He has served as the baronial Minister of Minors as well as Chronicler (implementing the first electronic version of the Barony's newsletter).

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Edith de Brereton
of Middle

Edith is a lady from England in the middle of the 15th century. She swears fealty to the Midrealm.

Efenwealt Wystle
of Atlantia

Master Efenwealt is a Saxon bard and jongleur (and former Atlantian Royal Bard!) who makes his living with his wife, Maitresse Aenor d'Anjou, in the court of Henry II and Eleanor. Efenwealt and Aenor are also the proprietors of the Camelot Treasures medieval mercantile.

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Elisande Walters
of Drachenwald

Finnech inghean Labhrainn
of Atlantia

Lady Finnech's songs are most often heard on the battlefield or late at night around a campfire, where fighters and their supporters (beloved inspirations, escudiers, and the like) are most often found rejoicing in celebration after a day of honor and glory. Her melodies are as memorable as her verses, and the cadences she uses makes it all the easier for one to pick up on the nature of a song and join in as it is being performed.

Finnech's website:

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of Aethelmearc

Jonathan Blackbow
of Atlantia

Jonathan Blackbow is a fighter, poet, and occasional autocrat in the Kingdom of Atlantia. He currently resides in the Barony of the Sacred Stone.

Juliana de Badele
of An Tir

Lady Juliana de Badele lives in the Barony of Seagirt, Principality of Tir Righ, Kingdom of An Tir. She has been in the SCA since AS 45, and an active performer from day one. She has been hosting a weekly bardic circle at her home for years, and invites anyone to come join in. She has been Skald of Tir Righ, AS 50, and has dedicated her passion to the musical, performing, and story telling arts of the SCA. Her persona lives in France, 1225, and she loves researching Trobairitz chansons, Breton Lais, prose, and instrumental pieces from that time. Her interests also span Scadian, Filk, Folk, Period, and Tradition music. She is always happy to talk about new songs, stories, and performance arts. 

Once a month she runs "Known World Virtual Bardic" and invites bards, performers, musicians, minstrels, troubadours, and anyone who shares this passion to a Virtual conference to teach, share, inspire, listen and enjoy meeting bards from around the Known World. To learn more visit the SCA Virtual Bardic Campfire on FB. 

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Justus de Tyre
of Atlantia

Sir Justus is a twelfth-century crusader to the Holy Lands and a former Atlantian Royal Bard. Originally from Calontir, Justus has come to call Atlantia his home.

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Katarzyna Witkowska
of Atlantia

Greetings!  I am Katarzyna Witkowska and live in Poland in the early 15th Century.  I am a widow with considerable land holdings outside of Krakow.  In my youth I served in the court of King Jadwiga until her untimely death.  My husband and one son were killed in the Battle of Grunwald in 1410.  My family believed a young woman needed a fine education in order to run lands and so I learned much at the University.  I especially love to write poetry and tell stories to children.  I still consider myself an archer although I do not shoot as much as I used to.

In the SCA, I have been Poeta Atlantiae twice.  I love to teach poetry and story writing to children and adults.  I especially like to explore different genres of poetry and teach about them.  My favorite poet is Francois Villon.  I also like the Hebrew Poetry from the Golden Age in Christian and Muslim Spain.  Of course, I also study Polish Poetry and am working on being able to recite it in medieval Polish.  Except for a few words, I cannot speak or write Polish but I am working on it.  One of my goals is to be a better bard and use poetry of all kinds to entertain.  I am also studying herbs and their uses both in cooking and in healing.

I am a warranted youth minister and enjoy working with the fabulous youth of Atlantia.  I also create and offer Pages Academy classes.  I am also a warranted voice herald.  I especially like to travel throughout Atlantia and meet people and teach.

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Kiriena Pevtsova
of Atlantia

Lady Sophia the Orange
of Atlantia

This is just a start of what I think is a space to write stuff about myself in an SCA bardic context. cheeky  ;) 

I primarily focus on commedia dell' arte, but I also play cello and lots of SCA dance music in ensembles. I sing a little on the side.

Visit my web pages for my dance music and for my commedia stuff.

More to come...

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Meuric Ap Gwillim
of Aethelmearc

Michael of Hammond
of Atlantia

Olivier de Bayonne
of Atlantia

Olivier de Bayonne is a trobador from southwestern Gascony during the mid-twelfth century. Falling on hard times during his youth, he sold his poetic skills to a traveling Saxon joglar and his wife (Efenwealt Wystle and Aenor d'Anjou), both of whom entertained the English court. Coming to the fair shores of Atlantia, Olivier took up the sword as well as the song in order to try and prosper far better than he did in southwestern France and Catalonia, following the fashion of young noblemen at home in Occitania. This has served him well, for he was recognized by the Atlantian monarchs as a worthy trobador and made a member of the Order of the Laurel.

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Robert of Canterbury
of Drachenwald

Robert's works can be found on his website:

Several of his poems have been reprinted on this site with his permission.

Robert Wolfe
of Atlantia

Rosalind Jehanne
of Atlantia

Mistress Rosalind is an excellent songwriter, poet, composer, and singer, whose well-known songs (such as “The Peasant Knight,” “The Song of Roland,” and “At the Battle of Maldon”) have been performed across the Knowne Worlde.

Her personal website can be found at

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Ruaidhri an Cu
of Atlantia

Olagh Ruaidhri's fame as a poet has spread far and wide; he has served as Poeta Atlantiae as well as King's Bard of the East. His resounding herald's voice is unmistakeable, as are his Scottish accent and daisy-yellow leine.

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Valdis Grimmundottir
of Northshield

Yaakov HaMizrachi
of Atlantia

Mar Yaakov HaMizrachi (OL) is a Jewish resident of Cairo in 1305. Married to Rivka Bat Shaul and father of Aharon ibn Yaakov, Yaakov became fascinated by Frankish poetry and so apprenticed to Mistress Dorigen of the Grey Gate. As a consequence, he spends much time in the Laurel Kingdoms studying poetry, storytelling and other bardic arts. When not in Cairo, they live in the Barony of Storvik. Yaakov has been Poeta Atlantiae twice, Storvik Bardic Champion twice, and occassional faculty of the University of Atlantia.

Yseulte Trevelyn
of Atlantia

Lady Yseulte is a musician and sometime poet who lives in the Barony of Bright Hills. She has been known to play the harp from time to time and performs with the Bright Hills baronial bardic guild.