Photo by Jennifer Guyton.
This is the website for Mistress Aneleda Falconbridge, as she is known of in the Society for Creative Anachronism. It contains scroll text, lyrics, original songs and poetry, musings, and occasionally even instructions!
Aneleda lives in the Barony of Endewearde in the East Kingdom. While she may mostly be found by following the noise, she’s often sighted at her desk writing scroll text, tunes and lyrics; playing with the Northern Army; singing and middling through songs on her harp; cooking weird things; and attempting, with futility, snail husbandry. (She is not a “gross things Laurel” but gets closer every day!)
She is a Companion of the Order of the Laurel, Order of the Silver Crescent, Order of the Maunche, and Order of the Troubadour. She was apprenticed to Mistress Mira Fennor of Argyll, and is a member of Thanet House, the household of Syr Cedric of Thanet. She has been playing in the Society since 2002, her first event being the Great Northeastern War and her second event being Pennsic 32.
Aneleda’s modern counterpart, Monique Bouchard is a wife and mother, self-proclaimed nerd, SnowCon gaming convention founder, church cantor, and client relationship manger for RainStorm, a website development firm.
Her debut CD “I Am of the North” is available for purchase at www.ofthenorth.net.
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Maunche for Christiana Crane, given at Birka AS 50. Words inspired by and adapted from “The Pearl” – a late 14th century Middle English poem by an anonymous author. Below it is in middle English and modern English. The gilt and … Continue reading
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L’ouseau – a modern chanson de’ toile based on the “Laustic” of Marie la France by Aneleda Falconbridge 2016 Out in the forest as the gold moon sets the young knight goes riding, his hound by his side. I walk … Continue reading
I was elevated this past weekend to the Order of the Laurel. I’m overjoyed and I’ll probably start writing about all of my thoughts as they come but first, I will give you that which was, seriously, the most frequently given … Continue reading
In the Eastern lands ruled great King called Brennan and also his wife Queen Caoilfhionn. Brynhildr Amsvarsdottir had come to serve their longhouse and was sent to guard the land’s most precious treasure, the Queen. It was the fiftieth year, … Continue reading
“Garbage” is a 15th century recipe for a thickened broth made of…well, garbage. Why? It was the annual chicken harvest at the Packards’ house. A few SCA and non SCA folk gather and harvest the chickens raised over the summer. This … Continue reading
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