Members of the SCA learn about the past by researching period arts, crafts, and traditions and then experience history by recreating it.
Some of these activities include:
- Calligraphy & Illumination (Scribal)
- Cooking and Brewing
- Fiber arts, such as costuming, weaving, spinning, knitting and embroidery
- Woodworking, Leatherworking and Metalworking
- Music (both vocal and instrumental) and Dance
Choral and Instrumental Ensemble
Music practices are held on Sunday afternoons, and occur on a weekly basis from late fall to early spring with a break in rehearsals for the summer camping season. Practice times can be found in the Caldrithig Calendar. There is a separate music website containing background info on the group, sheet music, part MP3s, and contact info, but that site is offline for maintenance over the spring/summer, a link to the revised site will be provided before we start up again in fall 2019. New members of all experience levels are always welcome!
The scribal arts include illumination, calligraphy and word-smithing, in the style of manuscripts and other art from before the 17th century. We invite anyone interested in pre-1600 art to attend an A&S day or a Scribal Evening and find out more – our community is always eager to share knowledge and encourage new efforts. Examples of our work can be seen on the Baronial A&S Pinterest page at https://www.pinterest.com/skraelAandS/caligraphyillumination/. Scribal Evenings are held once monthly: check the calendar for more information.
The Caldrithig dance group has practices on the first and third Tuesday of the month from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm, at the Fisher Park Community Centre, 250 Holland Ave (see Caldrithig Calendar for map link). Our repertoire focuses mostly on European renaissance dance (mostly from England, France, and Italy).
New dancers are always welcome – and are encouraged to bring a water bottle (or mug) and comfortable footwear!