2015 Ball

Dance Instructor –  Lord Dunstan Bramblette aka Rob Hicks  darclan28 at yahoo dot com

Dance Sets
Set 1
Carolingian or Belle Qui Pavane
Jenny Pluck Pears
Rufty Tufty
Black Alman
Heralds in Love

Set 2
Rostiboli Gioioso
Petite Vriens
Gracca Amorosa

Set 3
Horse Bransle
Montarde Branle
Official Bransle
Pease Bransle

Set 4
Sellengers Round
Upon a Summer’s Day
Hearts Ease
Gathering Peascods

Set 5: Bonus Italian set  if there is time
Ballo Del Fiore
Saltarello La Regina
Bella Gioiosa


2015 Staff

Event Steward:
mka Ken Small
llamsnek AT gmail DOT com
Event Steward:
Lady Matilda Anne Stevyn Slyfield
mka Grace Strauss
ace711 AT sbcglobal DOT net
Lord Kevin Ambrozijwski
mka Kevin Purtell
krpurtell AT yahoo DOT com
Head Cook:
Mistress Gianetta Andreini da Vicenza
mka Jen Small
jenrsmall AT yahoo DOT com
Class Coordinator:
Lord Dunstan Bramblette
mka Rob Hicks
darclan28 AT yahoo DOT com
Merchant Coordinator:
Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara
mka Julia Needlman
julianeedlman AT sbcglobal DOT net
A&S Coordinator:
Baroness Sarafina Sinclair
mka Harlie DesRoches
sarafina.sinclair AT gmail DOT com
Royal Liason:

mka PJ Reaney
reaneypj AT yahoo DOT com

Crash Space Coordinator:
TBD – Contact Event Stewarts
Lunch Coordinator: TBD



2015 Feast Menu

Twelfth Night Feast Menu


Assorted homemade breads (G, V)
Stuffed eggs (V)
Fava beans with Sauteed Apples and Onions (V)


Beef meatballs with bacon
Moroccan Spiced Tilapia
Savory cauliflower pies (G, V)


Composed winter Salad (V)
Spanish Roast Pork with Fig Sauce
Roast Chicken with Pan Sauce
Roman Noodles (Weezi Mac) (G, V)


Fruit paste
Apple tarts (G)


Sekanjabin syrups


2015 Tree-Girt-Sea Twelfth Night – A Medieval Bestiary

Tree-Girt-Sea Twelfth Night – A Medieval Bestiary

January 17, 2015

St. John’s Lutheran Church and School
4939 W. Montrose Ave.
Chicago, IL 60641-1525

Site opens at 9am and closes at 10pm

  • Site Fee: Pre Reg  Adults $10 Children 6 to 13 $5 Children under 6 free Feast is $12. At the Door Adults $12 Children 6 to 13 $6
  • (Must show proof of membership to avoid surcharge, bring blue cards.)
  • Due to new kingdom law, everyone must sign in at gate.  Gate will close at 3:30pm
  • Breakfast will be available
  • Acceps available http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php


A&S activities



Monster Bowling





Youth Activities

Event Stewards: Ignatz (Ken Small, llamsnek at gmail dot com) and Matilda Anne Stevyn Slyfield (Grace Strauss,  ace711 at sbcglobal dot net)

Bardic Info

Bardic Circle–
Bardic invitation–I, Lady Margrett Norwoode, hereby invite all those of the bardic persuasion as well as all those who enjoy bardic performance to join me for the bardic circle at Tree-Girt-Sea’s Twelfth Night from 8pm to 10pm in the music room.
This will be a play, pick or pass format–we will go around the room in turn and each person will either perform or ask someone else to perform something–or can pass his/her turn at any time. There is no obligation to perform with this format so those who appreciate performance can come to listen as well.
The moderator especially loves historically informed performance but welcomes filk, original music, spoken word or any other bardic expression chosen by the performers.

Royal Service

Greetings travelers from the Royalty Liaison of Tree-Girt-Sea Twelfth Night.

We are seeking retainers for Their Royal Majesties and Highnesses at the event as well as Guards for the Royalty Room throughout the day.

If you are new to Retaining this is perfectly fine, we will pair you with an experienced person who can help you to learn the ropes.

Equally important is the guarding of the Royal Chambers to secure those spaces. No experience is necessary.

I encourage you to show us your inner Dragon and let it shine through your service to the Dragon Throne.

Please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1c4ej_8pDEwGgUNLd_d8OFo3NRsQW_BdlnxCjhVYG988/viewform to fill out the short simple form to submit your name to the list of those who will serve.

Draco Invictus!

THL Alexander Adelbrecht von Markelingen, O.D.H., A.P.F.

Royalty Liaison for Tree-Girt-Sea Twelfth Night – L’Arte dell’ Italia


12th Night 2014 – Merchants

If you are interested in being a merchant at this event please contact:

Merchant Coordinator:
Mistress Juliana Peri da Novellara
mka Julia Needlman
julianeedlman AT sbcglobal DOT net

Merchants Attending

Celtic Sun

North Star Armoury

Calontir Trim

Traditional Treasures

Viking Archery Supply

Hearth Stone Arts

Silver Jewelry


12th Night 2014 – Classes

Please contact the Class Coordinator list below if you are interested in teaching.  All teachers welcome.
Lord Dunstan Bramblette, mka Rob Hicks, darclan28 AT yahoo DOT com

List of Classes Below:


Fighting for beginners – If you have ever wanted to get into fighting or wanted to learn what it takes to start fighting,and wanted to ask the hard question of what it takes to get started? This is the class to ask those hard questions! Class is one hour long. Taught by: Lord Octavian Athanaciou of Constantinople

Bidding the Bedes: An Introduction to Paternosters – In the 13th -16th centuries in western Europe,prayer beads were an ubiquitous accessory. This class discusses the history and development of the paternoster, as well as providing information on making your own replica. Students will leave class with a finished paternoster. Age requirements: No specific age requirement – youth must be able to use scissors, needle, and thread without supervision.  I will have 12 kits available for $5 each, but auditors are welcome.  Taught by:  THL Elizabethe Alles


Happy Japanese Games – Description: Three leisure games of Medieval Japan are discussed. Reproductions of each game will be presented and available to play during class. May not be appropriate for small children; some game pieces can be a choking hazard. Length: 1:30-2 Hr. Kitsune Yamamura


Patterning the Grande Assiette Sleeve – The class is one hour long and will cover examples of extant garments featuring the grande assiette sleeve and a how to on creating your own pattern. No class limit, but only 15 handouts. Taught by: Lady Sarai Tindall

Introduction to Entering and Judging A&S Faires – This class will cover the basics of entering and judging the official A&S Faires that occur each spring. Topics include how to enter, some tips on writing documentation and displaying your entry, and tips on effective judging without leaving the entrant in tears. The class will also touch on other venues to display your work. Taught by: THL Gunnarr Alfljot, Midlands Regional MOAS.


Training, Preparing, and Fighting in Tournaments – Taught by His Majesty Cellach


Voice Care for Early Music singers
- Following a brief overview of early music repertoire, we’ll go over important breathing exercises, warm-ups, and tips for general care and maintenance. This class is ideal for singers, readers, speakers, or anyone who just wants to learn how to increase their vocal power. Knowing how to read music or even carry a tune is not necessary for this class. Class will be taught by Megge O’Sullivan from the Ashlands, who received a B.A. in Music (Voice) from the mundane University of Denver, with special guest breathing expert Katerina of Tree-Girt-Sea, both members of the Pippins, an award-winning Madrigral chorus. Entire class will probably last less than 40 minutes.

Kosode Construction
- Description: An essential garment in every Nihonjin wardrobe! We’ll discuss construction of this robe, based on a museum example from the Muromachi period. The predecessor to the kimono, the kosode was worn by both men and women throughout most of Japanese history. Visual garment examples will be presented, along with a review of the garment construction handout given during the class. Time will be Donation for materials appreciated. Length: 1:30-2 Hr. Taught by: Kitsune Yamamura



The Bastoncello of Fiore dei Liberi.
Fiore dei Liberi, dating about 1400 AD, is the earliest known Italian master of arms who has passed down his system of fighting in writing to us. In one set of plays he teaches the use of the bastoncello, a short baton carried as a military symbol of rank, for self defense. Participants in this class will learn the plays that Fiore has left us as interpreted by Baron AElfred. Participants should bring a wooden dowel rod of 3/4 to one inch diameter cut to 18 inches in length and protective eye wear such as shop glasses or equivalent. The instructor will have a limited number of loaners. Taught by: Baron AElfred of Chester

Grooming Medieval Style - Want to enhance your SCA experience? Consider period grooming products. This two hour class will take you through the basic grooming routine for folks in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. You will also learn about some common beauty treatments. This class is limited to 12 gentles. You will receive a hand-out with recipes, a shopping guide, and samples of many of the products that we discuss. Taught by: Lady Heodez Sofonisba de Talento Minotto


Research 101 (or what to do when Wikipedia doesn’t answer all your questions)
Class is one hour long. Taught by: Elaine Ragland Belancourt