Bjorn's Ceilidh

Hosted by Barony of Concordia of the Snows - Scotia, NY

Event date: November 2nd, 2019

Event Last Modified: October 20th, 2019

Event details

The year grows old, the year grows cold.  Join us as we gather to celebrate the year gone by with games, feasting, dancing, and time to relax with friends.  There will also be a heraldic consultation table in the afternoon. 

Once again Concordia will host a bardic competition to choose their next Bardic Champion.  There will be 3 rounds:

A piece about the struggle to be gentle.
Showcase your persona’s favorite rhetorical device.
A piece with coded speech in it - doublespeak, riddled speech, even code switching is viable.

-Instrumentalists may swap out a purely instrumental piece for any of the prompts.

This year the silent auction will benefit the Royal Travel Fund.  Bring your SCA-themed items you wish to donate on the morning of the event.  See Lady Judith on the day of the event if you have questions.

As part of this traditional Celtic event, please join us immediately after Court for the hand-fasting of Baron Ernst and Mistress Brid.

Feast Menu:  (contact Deirdre O'Rourke with questions about ingredients)

Pottage of Two Colors

Stewed Beef
Chicken with Sage sauce
Cabbage Salad

Pears in Wine
Ale cheese with honey

Schedule for the day:

11:00 - Bardic Competition begins
12:00 - day board opens
12:00 - 3:00 - Heraldic Consultation
1:30 - 2:00 - dancing
2:00 - games begin
3:30 - silent auction ends
4:00 - Baronial Court
6:00 - Feast

Site Opens: 9:30 am
Site Closes: 8:00 pm

Event Location

Scotia United Methodist Church
201 North Ten Broeck Street
Scotia, NY  12302
Google Map


From I-90 (NYS Thruway): 
--Take Exit 25 (Schenectady, I-890). 
--Proceed on I-890 to Exit 4C (Scotia). 
--Continue to traffic light, where you will turn left. 
--Continue over the long bridge and past Route 50. 
--Turn right onto North Ten Broeck St.  (Mohawk Tap Room and Stewart's on corner). 
The church is on the left at the second intersection (Catherine Street crossing).
Parking lot is just beyond church and there is on street parking as well.  Additional free parking is available in the municipal lot on Main Street before you make the turn onto Ten Broeck St.

Registration Fees

Adult pre-reg:  $17, members $12
Children 5-17 pre-reg:  $8
Children under 5:  free
Pre-reg deadline is October 24.

At the door:
Adult $20, members $15
Children 5-17:  $8
Children under 5:  free.

Feast fee:  $10 per person.  Children under 4 free.  Feast is limited to 80 seats.  To guarantee a seat reservations must be received by October 24.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA NY Barony of Concordia of the Snows

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Karen Nicholson (Ose Silverhair)

Send Reservations to:

Richard Nicholson (Richard de Troyes)
478 Morris Street
Albany NY 12208