Bardic Bedlam: call for classes and challenges

Bardic Bedlam is a celebration of what is spoken, sung, written, and played, everywhere on the spectrum of “from the Middle Ages” to “about the Middle Ages” to “about the current Middle Ages.”

This year the event will be in the Barony of Lonely Tower on April 28th, and we’re looking for people to teach, to join, and to listen.

If you’d like to share your skills by teaching or leading a workshop, please contact Mistress Dorcas Whitecap at

If you aren’t a teaching type but would like to encourage others to grow in ability and knowledge, consider sponsoring a Flyte (challenge). Sponsors decide on a criterion, and bring some type of token to be given to all who participate in that Flyte. (Examples of past Flytes are “First Timer Performers,” “Extant Pieces,” and “Why the Snail?”). Please email Mistress Dorcas at

Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute.
13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid. Public domain in the US

The Calonsound Project Stirs

Greetings unto Calontir, and most especially Her bards and minstrels,

Long has The Calonsound Project slept but once more it stirs and seeks sustenance. Who will feed it? Who will make it strong?

Technology has raced ahead since I first began The Calonsound Project and most artists now have the ability to make recordings of their work with relative ease. If you have such recordings to share with the Kingdom, please consider making them available via Calonsound. The process has been considerably streamlined and, if you already have them online, you can provide a just a link to their location. So easy, even a bard can do it?

If you would like to contribute, or just have questions about Calonsound, contact me online or in person.

THL Mathurin Kerbusso,