Greetings and welcome

are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels,
Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops,
Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts.
Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Puppeteers,
Magicians, and Players as well.


December 1, 1292, was a good day for John Balliol - his first full day as King of Scotland.
But less than four years later, after constant humiliations at the hands of the English,
he was defeated in battle and abdicated. The arms of Scotland were stripped from his surcoat, giving him the abiding nickname of "Toom Tabard" - "The Empty Suit".

Welcome to

Bardic Madness XIV

Toom Tabard

December 1, 2012


Bardic Madness XIV is hosted by The Barony of the Cleftlands at

West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church
20401 Hilliard Boulevard
Rocky River, OH  44116

Many thanks go to the Baron and Baroness, officers, and populace of the Cleftlands for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year.

Site open to the populace 9am-9pm

To be followed by a post-revel - onsite

Event flyer in PDF format

If you are interested in being a patron for one of the challenges, or in teaching a class, contact the Provost.

'Tis the season ... Our site hosts are holding a food drive. Canned goods (etc.) are welcome. There will be a table next to troll to receive your donations.


Bardic Madness is a "bardic safe zone" - a friendly place
where you may feel free to experiment and try new things. 

If you've never performed before, now's your chance. 

If you're a veteran performer who wants to branch out to
a new genre or instrument, this is the place.

You'll be hard pressed to find a friendlier and more supportive audience. 


External Links

Cleftlands' Newcomers' page

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)