East Kingdom  Barony of Bhakail  Canton of Gleann nam Feoragh Dubh


Welcome to the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust! The Bailiwick is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism serving Center City Philadelphia, South Philly, West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and surrounding areas.

We are a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study and recreation of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. We are participatory in nature: rather than being mere spectators, we dress, dance, fight and feast much as was done before the year 1600. We research various arts and sciences from our chosen period, and we share what we have learned. However, we are also a very social group: we learn while having fun!

The Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust is a canton of the Barony of Bhakail, the chapter of the SCA covering the greater Philadelphia area. A Canton is a chapter that works directly under the auspices of a larger SCA branch, such as a Barony or Province. Members of the Bailiwick are also full and active members of the Barony of Bhakail.

The Bailiwick and Barony are located in the southern tip of the ancient and mighty Kingdom of the East, the second-oldest of the seventeen kingdoms in the SCA. The Eastrealm stretches from Delaware in the south to Nova Scotia and Quebec in the north, rallying both English-speaking and Francophone SCAdians under the purple-and-gold banners of the East.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our activities or events!


April 12, 2014 • Springfield, PA

(View the announcement on eastkingdom.org)

"Tis no matter how it be in tune so it make noise enough."
—William Shakespeare, As You Like It.

Noisemakers is the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust's annual celebration of all things "noisy." One and all are cordially invited to a full day of classes and workshops on topics related to heraldry, music, vocal performance, theater, and other clamorous activities.  This year, we are inspired by Classical Rome—classes and other activities may (but do not have to be!) connected to Roman themes.

In addition to the usual wide array of classes, this year's Noisemakers will feature a Pelican roadshow, the baronial Bardic Championship competition (see below), a series of open bardic challenges for the entertainment of performers and audience members alike, a commedia dell'arte performance by I Zanni Illuminati, and a dayboard of Roman delights prepared by Lady Livia Petralia.

Bhakail Bardic Champions Announcement

There are two important aspects to any performance:  the performance itself, and the person who inspired it.  This year's competition seeks to challenge each performer on both of these aspects with the following requirements:

  1. Choose a person who inspires you*, and seek to gain their favor.  You must present a physical token proving that you have received favor from that person.  This may be a traditional favor, a letter, or any other token.

  2. Prepare a performance in honor of your chosen inspiration.  This performance may be of any type, so long as it is of period style, or SCA compatible style.  It does not have to be an original composition.

    Participants are encouraged to prepare two performance pieces with the same chosen inspiration as the subject.  The panel reserves the right to request the second performance on the day of the competition.

  3. Perform it for the judges at Noisemakers.

*You may choose to perform in honor of someone who is no longer with us.  In this case, something you have from that person, or a story as to why that person was an inspiration to you, will be accepted in lieu of proof of favor.

Winners will be tasked with organizing entertainment for Bhakail Yule, as well as organize the competition to find the Bhakail Bardic Champion the following year.

Event Hours
Site Opens: 10am
Site Closes: 6pm

Church of St. Kevin
200 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA  19064 

Pre-registration fees:
Adult members:  $12.00
Children (6-17):  $7.00

At the door:
Adult members:  $15.00
Children (6-17):  $7.00

There will be a non-member surcharge of 5.00.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA Inc.  – Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust



Event Steward:
Maîtresse Brunissende de Brocéliande (Mathilde Poussin)

Deputy event steward:
Baronne Sabine de Kerbriant (Wendy Gale)

Send Reservations to:
Reservations Clerk:  Baroness Philadelphia Brown
Jackie Binstead
525 South 46th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143-2101

ACCEPS on-line reservations are now open!  Reservations can be made with a credit card by going to the ACCEPS page: http://acceps.ansteorra.org/ 
Select "East Kingdom" and then "Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust - Noisemakers Schola 9"

Other Contact Information:
To sign up to teach or ask questions about teaching, please contact Lord Ælfric FitzHugh at gilgalad05@yahoo.com , preferably by March 1.