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We'd like to know a bit about you. If you list your interests and specialities, it may result in an interesting collaboration! We also like to know what part of the region you live in so we can call on you, if we need to, to help coordinate activities in your area.
If you have a biography in existence elsewhere (e.g., the MidBards site), provide the link, and add any supplementary information you wish to be posted here. If you don't, we encourage you to include all of the following in your biography:
- Persona bio (a paragraph or so)
- Bardic bio (ditto)
- Mundane bio (ditto)
- Photo and device or badge
- SCA and mundane location (Barony, shire, etc., and your mundane city)
- Link to personal website (or others)
- Bardic interests and specialties
Bundle this up into an email and contact the webmasters to arrange for the information to be loaded.
Note: Recordings of the works of many of these bards can be found on the Vox Project page.
photo credit: Shava
Despite having been in the Society for three decades, THL Brendan O Corraidhe (seen here making a Complaynt to His Purse at Bardic Madness) is much younger than he appears. Brendan is an 8th-century Irishman traveling on the Continent. He's less concerned about who's King or Pope than he is about where his next meal is coming from, and whether he will be able to trade a tale or song for it, or have to wash dishes afterwards. In the modern world, Corrie Bergeron works at a community college, helping faculty effectively use technology in their classrooms.
photo credit: JSam
Juliane has a late period persona with an early period first name. This gives her the opportunity to be a trans-period clotheshorse. She is very interested in period herbalism and folklore from every culture throughout the middle ages. She is: a fencer and proudly wears the favor her good Lord Llywelyn made for her; a cadet of Warder Brice Colquhoun; and enjoys equestrian games when she has a horse that enjoys it as much as she does.
She is a member of the council of northern Oaken bards, Barista Vente of the Magic Carpet Kavehane, and is a frequent Mistress of the Revels for events in the Cleftlands and Eastwatch. She and Llywelyn serve on the staff of Radagaisus and Ceinwen in AS XLIV-XLV, as Master and Mistress of the Revels. In AS XLVI, she was named co-Kingdom Bardic Champion (with Llywelyn Glyndwr) for the second reign of Eikbrandr and Runa.
Her works are being assembled for publication on this website.
photo credit: LlG
Llywelyn's works can be found here. As of this writing he has not yet been deposed as Fearless Leader of the informal council of northern Oaken bards, and he is the nominal head of the bardic household Gorsedd. He is perhaps best known to the populace of North Oaken as Barista Vente (Lady Juliane is Barista Trenta) of the Magic Carpet Kavehane. He and Juliane served on the staff of Radagaisus and Ceinwen in AS XLIV-XLV, as Master and Mistress of the Revels, and he serves as provost of both Midrealm's Bardic Madness and the Known World Bardic Collegium at Pennsic. In AS XLVI, he was named co-Kingdom Bardic Champion (with Juliane Bechaumpe) for the second reign of Eikbrandr and Runa.
He holds dual citizenship in the Barony of the Cleftlands (Cleveland, Ohio) and the Shire of Eastwatch (Chardon, Ohio).
photo credit: McC
When not running around wrecking havoc alone, he truly enjoys spending time playing music with his wonderful, beautiful and talented lady, Lady Rayne of Tara - who exceeds his abilities as a bard to such an extent that there is no competition. And if not with her, he can found performing with a band known as Tara's Fire (www.tarasfire.net).
Robin is also a perpetual teacher of bardic arts, and offers classes of varied types - including bodhran (beginner through advanced), songwriting and performance.
In addition to this, he also is the founder of the Chalkman in the Key of D music competition at Pennsic and acts as their music director and the founder the annual bardic competition in the Shire of Rivenvale, and still works as an assistant to the show.
Robin McCauley (aka Robin of the Whip, aka The Dread Reverend, aka a few other things not to be listed) is also a heavy weapons marshal, and head of the mercenary unit known as the Roughnecks, as well as a member of the informal council of northern Oaken Bards, the bardic household Gorsedd, and serves the populace as Barista Socio of the Magic Carpet Kavehane.
Greg Stumbo works with the band Tara's Fire mundanely, as well as running a small production company in fleeting moments of spare time. His day job involves cell phones towers and is far to mundane for posting.
photo credit: KF
THL Tyzes "Zsof" Sofia is a 16th century Hungarian with a flair for the dramatic. She is the founder and artistic director of the Known World Players (www.karolinekramer.com/kwplayers), a theatre troupe that performs at Pennsic every year. She had the honor of being Kingdom bard for EikBrandr and Runa.
On the non-bardic front, she is the current Kingdom Minister of Youth, a job that keeps her so busy she hasn't been able to write anything new since May. *grin* She spends her time with the Barony of the Cleftlands and the Barony of Brendoken.
Mundanely, Karoline Kramer Gould is the music director for "The Heights" on WJCU in Cleveland. She's happily married and has 2 kids and 4 cats.
Ulfr Gangler is the son of a camp follower of the Varangian Guard. Not having an inheritance to look forward to, he took to the road, earning his keep with the strength of his thews and the quickness of his mind. He has been many things: herald, fighter, armorer, silversmith, ambassador, and courtier, to name a few. As a bard, Ulfr like to bring a bit of drama to his singing, and he enjoys songs and stories that really grab you and don't let go... Recently, Ulfr was Shire Bard of the Shire of Rivenvale, and participated in the first NOBLE prize competition. He is also the lead singer for the band Tara's Fire (www.tarasfire.net) Mundanely, Ray Marks teaches High School Physics and Biology in Youngstown Ohio, where he gets to teach siege weaponry to impressionable young minds. He lives in Girard with his wife and four-legged children (four cats and a dog) - he is waiting for the permits so he can open his home as a petting zoo. He also thinks that Robin's Bio on this page is a little long-winded.
Ursula's bio is maintained on the MidBards web site.