Mid-Realm Bardic Madness XX: That Which is Olde is New Again

“Storyteller's Creed:

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than 
                                           - Robert Fulghum

"Never let the facts get in the
way of a good story."

                          - Mark Twain


Greetings and Welcome are bid to all Bards, and Friends of the Bardic and other Performing Arts!
Bardic Madness Midrealm is celebrating Twenty Years and counting
And All That Which is Olde is New Again!

Bardic Madness Midrealm will take place October 27, 2018 
in the Canton of Grey Gargoyles (Midlothian, IL)
With many thanks for their hospitality in hosting this bardic community event this year.

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Fees: Adult Non-Members $15.00       Please make checks payable to SCA - Canton of Grey Gargoyles

Adult Members $10.00

Children (17 and under) Free
send reservations to: Canton of Grey Gargoyles

Feast $12.00

660 Lakeview Ct

Lunch $5.00

Roselle, IL, 60172

All-day beverage bar
(European sodas, coffee, tea, and cocoa)
Click here for PDF form.

Merchants are welcome. Please contact the event steward,
Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht.

For assistance in finding crash space, please contact the event steward,
Siobhán an Einigh of Connacht.

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Day Event & Post-Revel* Site:
St Stephen Lutheran Church
14700 S Kildare
Midlothian, IL, 60445

*For those attending the bardic post-revel, a donation to church's food pantry is requested.  S
ee the Post-Revel page for details.

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/541387929592331/

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Are you interested in hosting Mid-Realm Bardic Madness XXI or XXII?
Please, visit our Event Bid Page For Details!

SCA Bards and Bardic Arts, (in general):  Those who perform created, or selected, works with a focus around a narrative/story/idea from SCA historical eras and cultures, as well inspired by the 'Modern Middle Ages.'  
Covering multiple performance types *(see footnote) with material drawn, or recreated, from the wide array of SCA Corpora historical eras and cultures, inspired by historical events, period legends and heroes.  Encouraging of original creations and arrangements.  As well as drawing inspiration and creating works from the events, experiences, traditions, people, as well as those reinforcing the culture, values, and ideals, from the 'Modern Middle Ages.'

With performance styles analogous to descriptions of what/how/where such works were presented in pre 17th C settings.  And oral historical experiences passed down through the ages.  Sharing these with one another, and audiences, in a variety of settings ranging from highly formal and solemn occasions, all the way to entirely casual; preserving and honoring the 'oral tradition' while entertaining all and sundry.  Bringing together what and how this provides an authentic experience for the performer and audience.

*Footnote: Multiple Bardic Performing Arts Types - including, and not limited to:
Poets, singers, singer-songwriters, storytellers, wordsmiths; minstrels, musicians, instrumentalists; Bards, Fillids, Griots, Jongleurs, Minnesingers, Meistersingers, Olaves, Scops, Skalds, Troubadours, Trouvères... 
(...And Welcoming to All Friends of/within the wider Performing Arts Community including: Actors, Commedia Arts, Fools, Improvisational Artists, Jesters, Jugglers, Mimes, Movement Arts, Mummers, Musicians and Instrumentalists from other areas of focus, Physical Theater, Players, Stage Magicians, Theatrical Arts, and more!)

(From the SCA Bardic Arts Resource Page: https://sites.google.com/site/scabardic/)