Noisemakers VIII

Hosted by Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust - Clifton Heights, PA

Event date: March 9th, 2013

Event Last Modified: October 15th, 2012

Event details

"Tis no matter how it be in tune so it make noise enough."-William Shakespeare in As You Like It. 

Noisemakers is a celebration of all things 'noisy'.  You are invited to a full day of classes on topics related to heraldry, music, vocal performance, dance, and scribal arts.  Please contact Mistress Brunissende Dragonette,, if you are interested in teaching.

Important notes: 
- the lower part of the site is not disability accessible. 
- the site is dry
- there will not be a feast.  We will be offering a substantial dayboard.

Dayboard menu
Bread and Butters
Cold Meats & Cheeses
Vegetables and Hummus
---Vegetarian French Onion
---Beef Barley
---Ham & Cheese
---Chicken & Cheese
Bread Pudding

Class Offerings
Silk Banner Painting
Eastern Crown Roadshow
Customer Service for Heralds
Intermediate heraldic research
Conflict checking 101
Conflict checking 201
Rules Q&A with Palimpsest
Commenting on letters of intent

Frame drums and finger cymbals
A Survey of Medieval Bagpipes
Beginner recorder class for novice players
Recorder Music Reading Session
Switching recorders
Instrument Petting Zoo
Instruments of the Middle Ages and Renaissance
Historic vs.  Modern Instruments in the SCA Context
Reading Early Music Notation
Part-Song Potluck

Voice projection

Mistress Alys Mackyntoich's "Zen" Scroll Challenge
Come test your mettle as a court herald.  We'll give you an award name, a personal name, a piece of personal information and two minutes.  You give us a "scroll" text.  Novices are welcome and encouraged.  Plus, if proper bribes are found, we may also have an Alys vs.  Thomas de Castellan "zen"-off.

Please contact the Event Steward if you have any questions.

Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 6 PM

Event Location

St. Mark Lutheran Church
436 North Oak Avenue
Clifton Heights, PA  19018
Google Map


From South:  Take your best route to I-95 just south of Philadelphia.  You need to get on I-476 North which is exit 7 on I-95.  *Take I-476 north to exit 3, Baltimore Pike.  At the bottom of the exit ramp make the right turn onto Baltimore Pike.  ***Proceed 3.4 miles to Oak Avenue.  Baltimore Pike is a very busy route.  Landmarks to watch out for are the Home Depot, and immediately before the Oak Avenue traffic light is a Burlington Coat Factory store.  Left turn onto Oak Avenue.  There is a Goodyear Tire, Payless Shoes, and Pizza Hut at this intersection.  Proceed on North Oak Avenue.  You will go straight through the traffic light for North Springfield Road.  The church will be a few blocks further down on your left.  Full sign reads "St.  Marks Temple Lutheran Church."

From the North/East:  Take 95 South through Philadelphia towards Chester, PA.  Take exit I-476 North (towards Plymouth Meeting).  Follow from * above.

From the West:  Take I-76 East to the Valley Forge/King of Prussia exit.  Continue to follow I-76 East (Schuylkill Expressway) towards Philadelphia.  Take exit I-476 South towards Chester.  Take exit 3 - Baltimore Pike.  Turn left at bottom of ramp onto Baltimore Pike.  Follow from *** above.

Public transportation:  From the 69th Street Terminal, take the 107 bus to Westpark Lane and Crestwood Drive.  Walk up Crestwood Drive a few yards to the site.  (On the 107 bus, Garrett Road turns into North Bishop Avenue, then turns left onto Westpark Lane.  The second street on the left is Crestwood Drive, where you should exit.  Crestwood Drive doesn't cut through on the right.) If you need more details, please contact SEPTA at or 215-580-7800.  The 102 trolley and 109 bus also go within walking distance of the site.

Registration Fees

10.00 Adults
7.00 Children 6-17

At the Door:
13.00 Adults
7.00 Children 6-17

There will be a nonmember surcharge of 5.00.

There will be no feast.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Alesone Gray of Cranlegh
Email:  alesone.gray at

Send Reservations to:

Baroness Philadelphia Brown

Jackie Binstead
525 South 46th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143-2101