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Event Details
Spring Winds: Giggleswick Bardic Symposium Event date: May 3rd, 2014
Hosted by of Giggleswick (incipient) - Eliot, ME
Event Last Modified: April 30th, 2014
Event details
As the weather warms and thaws us all out, come warm up your vocal chords and break out your instruments for Spring Winds, the very first Giggleswick Bardic Symposium!  Come to learn how to write an epic tale that will entertain the masses, play an instrument you can barely pronounce, and mingle with the best and the brightest bards!  We will be hosting bardic classes, including an introduction to bardic class and classes for our budding child bards.

In addition to bardic classes, we will be hosting the lovely and talented Laura Gustafson, who will be entertaining and educating us with "Do Not Try This at Home", a program of music and history that explores the wild, wacky, loud and truly bizarre reed instruments of the Renaissance and how they were used.  This presentation demonstrates (mostly double reed) instruments from the early Renaissance to the beginning of the Baroque.  Music from the 15th and 16th centuries played on nine historical instruments is interspersed with commentary on how the instruments were developed and used.  Opportunities to try out some of the instruments will be provided after the presentation.

So what exactly IS a crumhorn? Come to Eliot Baptist Church on May 3 and find out!

Dayboard will be provided.

This site is BONE DRY!  Please leave the grog at home, thank you!
Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 4 PM
Event Location
Eliot Baptist Church
912 Harold L. Dow Highway (Rt. 236)
Eliot, ME  03903

From the North:
Take ramp onto I95 South toward Kittery/Boston (Toll applies)
Take exit #2/Kittery (US1)/S.  Berwick toward South Berwick - go 0.7 mi
Turn left on Harold L Dow HWY (ME-236) - go 1.2 mi
Continue to follow ME-236 North - go 5.1 mi
Arrive at 912 Harold L Dow HWY, Eliot, on Right

From the South:
Merge onto I95 North (Toll applies)
Take exit #3/Coastal Route (ME-236N)Kittery/S.  Berwick toward ME-236 Berwick - go 0.5 mi
Turn right on Harold L Dow HWY (ME-236) - go 1.4 mi
Continue to follow ME-236 North - go 5.1 mi
Arrive at 912 Harold L Dow HWY, Eliot, on Right

Event Fees
Site : Adults (18+):  $15 ($10 with proof of membership)
Youth (6-17) regardless of membership:  $5
Children (5 and under):  Free

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc.  - ME or SCA Inc.  - ME Malagentia

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Elizabeth Forbes
Beatrice Buontalenti da Firenze
(978) 505-5772
Contact by email preferred.

Send Reservations to:
No pre-registrations.

Other Contact Information:
Seneschal of Giggleswick:
Lord Lucien de Wyntere
Jonathan Sholes

If you are interested in running a class for the event please contact myself or Lord Lucien via email!

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