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Tir Righ A&S and Bardic Championship

September 26, 2015

Victoria, BC

Autocrat: Tristan of Seagirt device6539OP


Tir Righ A&S and Bardic Championships
September 26th, 2015

The time of the Tir Righ A&S and Bardic Championship draws nigh!  In the fair Barony of Seagirt Come join Prince Vikingr and Princess Lishinia and bear witness to the selection of a new Skald and Scholar of Tir Righ.  As well as the competitions there will we much revelry and merriment, with a potluck and Tavern night on Saturday Evening.  For the Potluck,The Barony of Seagirt will provide the main course; attendees are asked to bring sides and desserts. A full grocery store is located near the event site.  TUTR sessions will take place as well an informal Heavy Fight Practice along with Cut and Thrust.   Viscount Sir Kerrigan urges attendees to bring their armor and join him!


Event Schedule:


 7:00pm - 10:00pm - Site open for A&S Display drop-off.  *Please note complete set up of A&S displays will not be possible Friday night.*


 8:00am - Gate/Site Opens

9:00am - Opening Court (swearing in competitors)

9:30am - Judges and entrants meeting

10:00am to 3pm - A&S & Bardic Judging

10:00am to 4:30pm - TUTR Sessions

3:00-4:00pm - L.O.V.E. Meeting

4:00-5:00pm - Laurel's Meeting

5:30 pm - Principality Court

6:30 pm - Potluck

8:30 pm - Dance

11:30pm - Clean up

12:00am - Site Closes




 Some very Exciting classes will be held at the Event.   Anyone wishing to pre-register for a class to reserve their spot please email the Event Steward using the link on this page.



Silk Banner Painting "Getting Your Heraldry On"


Taught by Archos Aline de Seez


Class Length: 12:30pm – 4:30pm (4 Hours) 


Number of Participants: 2-8


Class Description:  Have you ever wanted to have one of those fluttery banners, bravely flying over your encampment? But painting silk seems so very scary. Well in my quest to have people "Get their Heraldry On" I am offering a simple introduction to painting silk. We will also cover period banners.


Students should bring a simple design to paint approx. 8"x8". (Not too detailed). If you have a device then perhaps bring one element of it to use. We will be painting a 10"x10" silk square. (I will be supplying the silk, dyes and resists for you to use) If you have water colour brushes (or fine pointed brushes) then please bring them. 3 pre-framed silk squares will be available to the first 3 students.


Cost: $10




Mead 101


Taught by Lady Chaosti


Class Time Length:  10am-12:00pm (2 Hours)


Number of Participants: 1-8


Class Description:  A brief discourse on how to brew mead; Students will learn all the equipment and techniques required to brew a basic mead.  Attendees under the age of 19 must be accompanied by an adult.


Cost: $1.00




Writing with Runes 


Taught by HL Taliesin ap Hafgan


Class Time Length:  2:30pm – 4:30 pm (2 Hours)


Number of Participants: 4-8  


 Class Description:   The art of writing in Viking runes (also known as the Elder Futhark)., the sacred alphabet of the Germanic peoples of Northern Europe.  The class will offer basic instruction on the history of runes, their meaning and the writing of the characters.  


Runes are steeped in history & spirituality and were commonly used for divination.  Some consider runes to be an ancient oracle particularly when considered in the history, stories and myths of the Vikings and Norse.   The very name ‘rune’ derives from the ancient Gothic ‘runa’ meaning a secret or a mystery (Runes, Dee, J  001)


Cost: $5.00




Uncials (Calligraphy)


Taught by HL Taliesin ap Hafgan


Class Time:  10:00am – 12:00pm (2 Hours)


Number of Participants: 4-8


Class Description:  Uncials, introduced in the 3rd Century is a majuscule alphabet (upper case only), historically used by monks for the writing of religious books and manuscripts.  Uncial’s broad single stroke letters use simple round forms, taking advantage of the newly available parchment and vellum surfaces, as opposed to the angular, multiple stroke letters more suited to the rougher surfaces previously available.


Students will be introduced to the basic Uncial alphabet and how to form each of the letters of the alphabet.


Supplies, tools etc. will be supplied by instructor.  For this class the instructor will provide chisel nib felt pens for use in the class.  Students are welcome to bring their own pens, ink and paper if they prefer to use a regular nib.  A C-2 Speedball nib or its equivalent is recommended. 


Cost: $5.00




Basket Twinning (Weaving)


Taught by HL Topher Mackenzie


Class Time: 12:30pm – 2:30pm (2 Hours)  


Number of Participants: 4-8


Class Description:  In this class you will learn Twining technique to construct a small basket.  This technique is used in various weaving styles, in everything from Basket making to Tapestries and material weaving. This it a medieval art form the technique is valuable in medieval and mundane projects.  


Students may not complete the full project in class but will be shown how to finish it before the end of class.


 Patterns will be provided at class.


Cost: $5.00


Site feesfor the event will be:

Adults: $20 ($5 NMS will apply) ,Youth (13-18):  $10, Children 12 and under - Free
(Please Make Cheques payable to “The Barony of Seagirt”)



Site Info:
Name: James Bay New Horizons Society
234 Menzies St.
Victoria, BC V8T 5H9

Directions to Site:

Last Event's Directions:

Site Info: James Bay New Horizons 234 Menzies Street Victoria, BC V8T 5H9

Directions: From Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal

Head south on Patricia Bay Hwy/BC-17

Continue to follow Patricia Bay Hwy
32.0 km

Patricia Bay Hwy turns right and becomes Belleville St/BC-17
Continue to follow Belleville St
Turn left onto Menzies St
Destination will be on the right


From Upisland

Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/BC-1 S to Belleville St in Victoria
Drive to Menzies St

James Bay New Horizons Society
234 Menzies St, Victoria, BC V8V 2G7

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