Bardic Madness welcome message

The Challenges Have Been Posted,

and a brand new one added!

We've also added an

Instrumental Music Drop-In!

And there are updates on classes, lodging and feast


Welcome to

Bardic Madness XVI:

The Soul of Wit

November 15, 2014


On November 15 we celebrate two of the shortest reigns in history:
John I of France (reigned 5 days); and Albert VII, Archduke of Austria
(reigned "a few months"). To honor the birthday of these thrifty souls,
many of the day's challenges encourage great economy of language.

(For some additional spice, we note that Lady Jane Grey, the Nine Days Queen,
was convicted of High Treason on November 13, 1553!)


Bardic Madness XVI is hosted by The Shire of Ravenslake

Church of the Holy Family
25291 West Lehmann Blvd
Lake Villa, Illinois 60046

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

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

We'll provide a PDF flyer for the event shortly.


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. 


Interested in hosting a future Bardic Madness?
We are always looking for hosting sites for upcoming editions.
See here for more information.


External Links

The Shire of Ravenslake

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)