April 26 , 2019 until April, 28 2019
This coming spring, Blatha an Oir again combines three events to bring people together from across the Kingdom in their passions and interests. We are hosting Embers and Ambrosia, Celtic Bardic, and Daffodil Archery at the Swiss Sportsmen’s Club the weekend of April 26-28, 2019. This is a wonderful site to kick off the event camping season with a mix of indoor/covered event space and even areas for younger children to burn off energy when parents or siblings are in classes.
We are looking for instructors for A&S classes in all genres and invite any who wish to share their knowledge of the Medieval Arts and Sciences to teach a class, no matter where you reside in the known world. This is our Barony’s main learning event of the year; we encourage all to attend whether a beginner looking to begin a new skill, or a master craftsman, and are looking for a wide range of classes to fill those needs.There will be space to set up if you prefer a demonstration lay-out –blacksmiths, weavers, cooks, glass beads, wire-weaving, martial technique, all are welcome! Spaces will be available both indoors and out, with some area set aside for the Baronial A&S and Bardic Championships. It is our hope that we will have classes geared not only for fibers, food, music, and fire, but also for those looking to add to their fighter’s kit, to learn about becoming a junior marshal, or even for hunting, hawking and being a Peer, possibly even add to an Ithra degree!
If you are interested in volunteering as an instructor, please email the event steward HL Angharat verch Reynulf (Jonnalyhn Wolfcat Prill) with this information:
Email: (for myself and potential students to contact you)
Preferred daytime you want to teach: (Saturday or Sunday)
Name of Class:
Number of Students you feel comfortable teaching at one time:
Description of your class: (Include any fees or materials that your students need to bring, if this is suitable for youth or teens to attend, and so forth)
Items you may need from the event steward:(tables, electricity, water, etc.)
This event is created and supported by the efforts of champions, officers, and enthusiasts, whether to instruct or learn.Come for the day, come for the weekend and participate – as a student, as an instructor, on the range or even in the Friday Torchlight Tourney. Support those competing in the Daffodil Archery tournament, the A&S Championship and the Bardic Championship – the latter run by the Kingdom Bardic Champion,our own Maire nic Shiobhan! We are also looking to have Kingdom Guilds consider showcasing the skills of their members and give people a chance to learn more of the talents within the greatest Kingdom of the Known World.
A full class schedule is planned to be available no later than 30 days prior tothe event.
As is now the custom for An Tir, all youths, aged 17 and younger will enter for free with their attending or permission from parents/legal guardians. We encourage instructors comfortable with the YAFA program to also offer classes for our youth at the event, or to suggest teas,socials or other fun things to do over the weekend.
There is a limited amount of space available for merchants, please contact Alizand Thorgeirsson if you are interested in attending the event as a merchant.
Swiss Sportsmen’s Club of Tacoma
9205 198th Ave E
Bonney Lake, WA 98391
Site opens for general public at 3 pm on Friday April 26th, Event staff, volunteers willing to help put up classroom pavilions, and merchants are allowed on site at 12 noon.
Gate opens Friday at 3 pm and Saturday morning at 8:00 am closes before evening court.
Site closed Sunday at 1 pm, everyone must be packed up so that event team can have the site cleaned by 3 pm
SCA member discount: $5
17 and under: Free with legal guardian (remember to bring waivers found on sca.org)
Camping & Site Information
General public: Camping available both Friday and Saturday evening. Please note the per tent fee.
Camping fee: This site has a $10 per tent fee that we must charge, a $15 dry RV camping fee, and a $20 wet RV camping fee. There is no camping fee per person, just PER TENT. Open pavilions do not count towards a tent fee.
This site has bathrooms AND showers. It is discreetly wet,please keep all alcohol within period/period-esque containers. Fires are allowed within fire pits only, and must not be left unattended at any time.Ashes/partially burned wood must be removed from site, there is no dumping area for them. DO NOT PUT ASHES IN TRASH CANS. Please be sure to have a bucket of water and fire extinguisher handy near any open flames. We will be using the Alpenhaus, which has a small kitchen area and electricity with a sink, fridge,and stove/oven. If you wish to use these facilities please talk to the event steward first. You will also be required to clean up after yourself in the kitchen, please don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink.
NO MARIJUANA IS ALLOWED ON SITE, REGARDLESS OF STATE RULES. ANYONE FOUND USING MARIJUANA WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. THE SITE RULES REQUIRE STRICT ADHERENCE TO THIS RULE. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Rules for Celtic Bardic 2019, Blatha an Oir Baronial Championship, April 27th, 2019
Candidates must declare their intent to compete by Blatha an Oir Candlemas, February 9th, 2019. Candidates are encouraged to declare during Candlemas court or send a missive to be read at court, if possible.
Each candidate should have two performance pieces; one piece must be documentable to the SCA time
Documentation is due to the current bardic champion by April 20, 2019.
You will have 10 minutes per performance, which includes your time to present oral documentation.
Performances may be song, story, poem, dance, instrumental, puppetry, or any other bardic performance art.
Judges will be looking for:
o Oral documentation offered.
o Time- did the performance stay within the time requirements.
o Mood- did the performance evoke a Medieval/Renaissance ambience?
o Audience interest – did the performance hold the interest of those watching?
o Performance/technical ability- was the piece and performance well written, sung/spoken/danced/recited?
If you have any questions, please reach out to:
Lady Maire nic Shiobhan
An Tir Kingdom Bardic Champion
Blatha an Oir Bardic Champion
Arts & Sciences Competition
Embers and Ambrosia is just a few short months away. If you have a craft that you enjoy and would like to share with others why not put it up for competition?
I need to know what you are going to do by early February and documentation by March 15th.
For those interested in Judging, please let me know what your area of expertise is and what times you will be available to judge.
If you have any questions, please reach out to:
There is a selection of unique challenge shoots to offer this year. In addition to the standard Royal and Thrown ranges that will run all day Saturday, there will be a novelty range and a walking hunt.
This year will feature a combat archery corridor tourney in the morning run by Arcos Arthur Greenarrow. In the afternoon will be two more novelty shoots, one with combat arrows.
Combat Archers Wanted!
This year we will be hosting a Combat Archery Corridor Tourney run by our former Kingdom Protector, Archos Arthur Greenarrow. Armor up and come have fun on the field!
Announcing Blatha an Oir’s First Annual Daffodil Thrown Weapons Challenge hosted by HL Phydeaux Weir! Try your hand at throwing knife and axe, spear and atalatal while participating in this new tradition to Daffodil Archery.
But wait! There’s more!
There will be various novelty shoots throughout the day following the Corridor Tourney in addition to Royal Rounds, IKACs, and a Walking Hunt novelty.
Come join Blatha an Oir flinging missiles at targets, take a class or two, and enjoy great company!
For more information, contact
Lady Thomasina Fairamay
Arcuarius to Arcos Baron Leif Moonshadow Daleson