Bards and Cooks Colege

The Baronies of Stargate and Loch Soilleir request the honor of your presence at Bards and Cooks College. This event will be a day of classes and feasting! Topics such as Overcoming Stage fright, Poetry, Persona play and performance, Recipe Redaction, Curing foods, period food demos, and much more will be discussed.

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  Bard Classroom 1 Bard Classroom 2
Fellowship Hall
(separate building)
Cook Classroom 1 Cook Classroom 2
8:30 am Site opens to public - Gate is open

9:00 am

9:30 am

Bardic Documentaion-Master Brian O'hUilliam Trouvere Bardic Challenge-Mistress Maggie MacPherson Don't Think Peacock, Think Omelet in 2 hours - HL Alianorra Mackkye Pates, Terrines, Brawns and Galantines - HL Marguerite du Bois

10:00 am

10:30 am

Fight, Flight, or Freeze: Understanding and Overcoming Stage-Fright- HL Rónán Fionn Ódubáin Stories of our recent history - Lord Paedric Omullan (90 mins) Coffee in Period: How to roast coffee beans with a side of history - HL Sosha Lyon's O'Rourke

11:00 am

11:30 am

Poetry I: Rhyme and Meter-Master Robin of Gilwell An Introduction to Making Mead - Master Alden Drake The One Dish to Rule them All: Turning your best dish into a Subtlety - HL Sosha Lyon's O'Rourke

12:00 pm

12:30 pm

1:00 pm

Court in Main Hall at noon and Lunch

1:30 pm

2:00 pm

Poetry II: Sound and Sense-Master Robin of Gilwell Bardic Circle Etiquette-Master Alden Drake The Medieval Pantry - Don Brian mac Cael Intro to Celtic/Viking early period food in 2 hours - Mistress Meadhbh

2:30 pm

3:00 pm

D'ye Ken? (Skaldic Poetry 101 - Kennings) HL Rónán Fionn Ódubáin How to look for thngs to perform-Mistress Maggie MacPherson  

3:30 pm

4:00 pm

Internatioal Phonetic Alphabet Introduction-HL Maguerite Stories of our Kingdom-Round Table   Olive Oils - HL Biatrichi di Palermo
4:30 pm TBA   Salt curing and Salmon Gravlax - Mistress Ebergardis von Zell
5:00 pm

5:30 pm

6:00 pm

Persona Play and Performance Roundtable-Led by Master Robin of Gilwell and Master Brian O'hUilliam  
Follow up for Trouvere Bardic Challenge-Mistress Maggie MacPherson  
6:30 pm Classes end at 6:30pm - Clean and out by 7:30pm

Luncheon Feast:

Feasting is very important to our Baronies and this event will be even more special as Master Krag will be creating a High Persona Italian feast, featuring a whole roast pig! To make feast reservations, simply email


Butters: cinnamon-honey, dill, rosemary, garlic
Eggs: olive oil, minced basil, salt, vinegar;
Pollo-Vermicelli: thick vermicelli noodles, chicken meat (dark and white), chicken broth, roma tomato, oregano, basil, thyme, rosemary, balsamic vinegar;
Fowl Pies: chicken meat, bread, parsley, chicken broth, onion, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper; Carrots, beets, parsnip turnips olive oil, garlic, salt pepper;
Hog: bread, rice, rutabaga, green onion, garlic, saffron, chicken, ground beef, chicken broth, basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, salt, pepper;
Apples: variety of apples, flour, egg, sugar, salt, vegetable oil, cherries, lemon juice, Merlot, Burgundy, sugar, corn starch (thickener)

Site Information:

The location of the site is Resurrection Metropolitan Community Church (2025 W. 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008). Within minutes of the site are several hotels and motels and restaurants.

Site Fees:
Adults $12
Feast $10
Children 5-17 Site $6 (under 5 free) Family Maximum $36
Non-Member Surcharge $5

Please make checks payable to SCA Inc., Barony of the Stargate.

Minors must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian, or by an adult at least 21 years old with a signed & notarized Minor Event Waiver from the parents.

Steward and Bard Tract Coordinator
Lady Rosa de Armanno
glassrose_95 AT yahoo DOT com

Baroness Cristyana Lambrecht, OL
(Christy Lambright)
Clambright2000 AT yahoo DOT com  

Cooks Tract Coordinator
HG Mistress Ebergardis von Zell
Orange76501 AT yahoo DOT com

Head Cook
Master Krag von Berghen

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