Aife ingen Chonchobair in Derthaige
Aoife with Harp
|Awards & Offices|
| AoA, Troubadour |
Amanda works for a college library in the Capital District of NYS. Known as Aoife inghean Conchobair in the SCA, she focuses on the Bardic Arts, telling stories, writing poetry, singing songs, playing harp, and occasionally being a part of the infamous traveling bardic gong show. She is married to Joel of Vestfell who continues to put up with this insanity. She dabbles in the textile arts in her spare time as well. She primarily plays in the Barony of Concordia of the Snows.
She is a resident of Vestfell Farmstead and apprenticed to Master Toki Redbeard. In October of 2009, she became Baronial Bard of Concordia of the Snows to His Excellency Angus Kerr. In February 2010, she was chosen to be King's Bard of the East by His Majesty Konrad von Ulm.
Aoife is a late 7th Century Irish woman. Key events that would have affected her in her lifetime would include the Synod of Whitby (which attempted to bring the Celtic church in line with the Roman church), as well as the plague that swept through the British isles in the late 7th century.
Offices and Positions
- Head Cook for Winter Nights 2008
- Deputy Autocrat for Winter Nights 2009
- Head Cook for the 30th Anniversary of the Barony of Concordia of the Snows
- Deputy Autocrat for Winter Nights 2010
- Research Assistant and Assistant Performance Organizer for Beowulf (March 26, 2011)
I first ventured into exploring Early Medieval Irish Poetry in September 2009. I'm learning as I go. These are listed roughly in order, but, does not include any poetry included in stories I've told.
Poem for the Winter Reign of Konrad II & Brenwen II. (TBA)
Poem for Sir Edward Grey's victory at Crown Tournament
Poem for Duke Konrad
Poem to rouse the East for Pennsic 39
All Good Things End: Poem for HRM Edward's stepping down
Winter Elegy (Lyrics Soon. Recording if I can figure out how to get one up here.)
Eastern Tyger's Roar (Lyrics Soon. Recording if I can figure out how to get one up here.)
Sing the Praises of the Dragon (Written as a gift from TRM Edward and Marguerite for the Midrealm.) (Lyrics Soon. Recording if I can figure out how to get one up here.)
Baile & Aillinn
The Story of Nessa
The Adventures of Nera
Setenta's Boyhood Deeds
Cuchulain and the Morrigan
The "Edward Wins Crown" Poem, performed at King & Queen's Bardic (February 2010) 
The Story of Nessa, performed at Midrealm Bardic Madness (November 2009)