It’s typical for a consort to give their fighter a token with their arms on it to wear into battle. Often, this is done with a belt favor embroidered by the consort. I’m getting more and more into Viking garb … Continue reading
Cloth is not a thing I’m comfortable working with. So when I volunteered to assist my friends by making an embellished border for a beloved friend’s Laurel cloak, well…. that was kind of foolish. However, I decided to go big … Continue reading
Quiet, gode people, as we praise a quiet worker, sound the voices from the Eastern thrones. We call one from whose hands the finest fibers flow, Albreda Aylese, who sets the spear-beam into binding. With strong rods does … Continue reading
One of the great benefits of being a wordwright is that I get to write words of praise and recognition for people who are special to me. Sir Colin contacted me with news that Kennimathor Giersson would be elevated to the … Continue reading
On the first part of the journey I was looking at all the life There were plants and birds and rocks and things There was sand and hills and rings The first thing I met was a fly with a … Continue reading
I see Norse where no Norse should be. Thanks Njal. The blood-rain / may pour on me Fear no fight / going forward I have seen / blade on life-thread Norns know well / no beauty there As a ship … Continue reading
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.
Because I’ve been asked more than once about the contents of my bard book, this is what’s in the latest incarnation. This is what’s in the book I carry with me, not my books at home or binders. I wear … Continue reading
Just in case anyone thinks the money and fame may go to one’s head, I’m posting my earnings from CD Baby. 😉 Some of the amounts are fascinating. As you can see, artists are brutalized by the pricing of their works … 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