Sabine de Kerbriant

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Sabine playing rauschpfeife at PARF, 2012
Resides:Barony of Bhakail
Awards:Visit the Order of Precedence to access a list of this person's awards.

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Awards & Offices
Companion of the Order of the Silver Crescent Companion of the Order of the Maunche



Sabine de Kerbriant (formerly Sabine Kerbriant de Lanvaux) first found the SCA in 1993, accidentally drawn in by the siren call of a friend saying "Hey, someone's dragging me to this weird dance practice thing and I want you to come too!" Her primary interests are music, poetry and literature, manuscripts and early printed books, commedia dell'arte, dance, and archery, but she can easily be distracted by any interesting medieval or Renaissance art form, especially the tasty ones; she is particularly fond of all things French. Sabine served as a baronial officer of one sort or another from 1995 through 2013 (including a five-year tenure as Baroness of Bhakail), has been director of the Bhakaili Branslers since 2007, and enjoys calling herself patroness of the commedia troupe I Zanni Illuminati. In the past she dabbled in a variety of classic SCAdian activities including heavy weapons fighting, fencing, and embroidery, and learned not to mess with anything involving sharp points and/or long strings.

Persona-wise, Sabine comes from minor Breton nobility somewhere vaguely circa 1300. She was fostered in a Parisian branch of the family, eventually becoming a lady-in-waiting to Dorren of Ashwell, an English baroness on pilgrimage. She spent some time receiving musical tutelage from first Maitresse Linette de Gallardon and then Magistra Rufina Cambrensis; more recent escapades are entirely her own fault and should not be blamed on any reputable musicians. Her favored musical instruments include rauschpfeife, crumhorn, recorder, and transverse flute.

Sabine is married to Baron Nissim aven Darmon, called Darmon; their daughter Mina, born in 2007, was known as the Marquesa of Black Icorndall from 2008-2013. She and her family are members of Dar Nafoura Hajjar (House of the Stone Fountain).

Offices & Positions

  • Director, Bhakaili Branslers (2007 - present)
  • Chatelaine, East Kingdom College of Perfomers

Bhakail baronial offices:

  • Baroness (June 2008 - June 2013)
  • Minister of Arts & Sciences (2004 - 2007)
  • Chamberlain (~2001 - 2006)
  • Chronicler (1995 - 1999)


Order of the Maunche, Order of the Silver Crescent, Order of Terpsichore, Order of the Troubadour, Queen's Honor of Distinction, Golden Lyre (as part of the Branslers), Order of the Salamander (Bhakail), Order of the Harlequin (Bhakail; as part of the Branslers)

Projects, Publications, & Accomplishments

  • Charter member, East Kingdom Stationers Guild, '06
  • Assistant editor, "Rediscovery: The Arts of War" - A&S special Pikestaff issue, spring '06
  • Organizer, evening concert at Noisemakers Schola, '05
  • Musical director, "Macbeth" - Known World Players Pennsic XXXIV production, '05
  • Finalist, EK Bardic Championship, '04
  • Songwriter, Carmen Orientalis - included in "Sing for the East" compilation, '04
  • Organizer, benefit concert at Southern Region War Camp, '04

Classes taught in the past/available to teach now:

  • Ars Antiqua: Experiments in 13th-Century French Polyphony (Musicians' Day '12)
  • Basic Recorder - for children or adults (Artisans' Day '14, Mudthaw '14, Raze a Village '10, Ivyeinrust demo/practice '05, numerous Branslers practices, etc.)
  • Contrafact/Filk ("Filking with History" with Judith Fitzhenry; "Introduction to Contrafactum, aka Period-style Filking" as solo teaching - EKU Day in the Guildhall '12; Beltaine Brew & Brawl '04)
  • Introduction to Crumhorns/Crumhorn Consort (Musicians' Day '10, Noisemakers '14)
  • Introduction to Troubadour & Trouvere Repertoire (formerly "Survey of Troubadour/Trouvere Melodies" - Noisemakers '05, '08, '09)
  • Listening Survey of Troubadour & Trouvere Repertoire (Pennsic 39)
  • Songs Every East Kingdom Instrumentalist Should Know (Southern Region Spring War Practice '12)
  • Working with Instrumental Ensembles in the SCA (Noisemakers '05)
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