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
Funi kveykisk af funa. Swa cwæð Cyninga Kenric on mode swa cwæð Cwene Avelina on mode gesæt þeir sundor æt rune. Gemon þeir selesecgas ond sincþege. Well-famed is this woman, brooch-crafter, glass-melter. She turns dust jewel-bright in the blaze-fire. … Continue reading
To all gathered We, König Kenric und Königin Avelina, now state our opinion on the matter of our subject Agatha Wanderer and her works. As every art with which mankind is concerned must have an ordered rule according to which … Continue reading
Ri Kenric and Bean-righ Avelina call to their people to listen. Praise is the mead of those who make impressions. Spear-tall stands Seamus shire-maker, saffron-robed, armed to raid. A man of great worth, ceithearn* and crafter of Clan Cnoc Gorm, … Continue reading
The great poet Samuel ha-Nagrid has written, “Man’s wisdom is at the tip of his pen, His intelligence is in his writing. A pen can raise a man to the height Of the scepter in the hand of his king.” … 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.
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
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
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