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. Aoife has two students, Muirgen inghean Donngaile and Lady Marion Quyn. Muirgen is focused on jewelry making and post-Viking invasion Ireland. Quyn is currently serving as Queen's Bard of the East.
She is a resident of Vestfell Farmstead and apprenticed to Master Toki Redbeard. From October 2009 to October 2010, she was Baronial Bard of Concordia of the Snows to His Excellency Angus Kerr. From February 2010 to February 2011, she served as King's Bard of the East.
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
- Assistant Artistic Director and Assistant Technical Director for Beowulf the Event (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)