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Music and Dance

Expect to hear period music throughout the event from the Oakwood Consort and the St. Romanos Chorale as well as a song or two from one of the current Steppes Bardic Champions.

Steppes Bardic Competition

Attention, any and all who would seek to represent the great Barony of the Steppes as our Bardic Champion.

You will be given the opportunity to delight the crowd with three pieces in a preliminary round during the day. Finalists will be announced during evening court and will perform two pieces in the finals for the judges as well as The Baron and Baroness.

Both rounds of this competition will be "bring your best" and should be appropriate for general audiences as children may be present. Songs, stories, poetry instrumental and performance pieces are all welcome. Please, limit each piece to seven minutes in length.

Come, all ye bards and join us for this fantastic expression of the artistic talents of this glorious Kingdom and this great Barony.


To repeat the fun of last year's event, we will have a hafla on Saturday night.

Middle Eastern Drumming and Dance Classes

Several Middle Eastern drumming and dancing classes will be held before the Saturday night hafla. Schedule below!

Middle Eastern Drum and Dance Class Schedule
Saturday, May 26

10-11am • Beginning Belly Dance by Baroness Caterina Giovanni
• Beginning Drumming by Lady Meg Sterling
11am-Noon • Dance Veils and Props by Countess Toryn Seven Stitches
• Intermediate Drumming by HL Ceara Inghean mhic an Ghabhann
1:30-2:30pm • Dancing with live music for musicians and dancers by HL Biatrichi Canzionari di Palermo
• Joint drum/dance by HL Biatrichi Canzionari di Palermo
2:30-3:30pm • Basic combos and travel steps by Mistress Adria Lorelle
• Advanced Drumming by HL Biatrichi Canzionari di Palermo
3:30-4:30pm • Flowing arms and hands by Mistress Rhiannon ferch Cian