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Kingdom Dance-off: Eye of the Tiger (East)

For those who don’t know, the kingdoms of the SCA have been creating videos of each populace dancing to popular songs as a way to stay connected and keep our spirits up during this time of being stuck at home.

The East Kingdom just brought it. This is my kingdom. East is the Beast.

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Performing my work

My friends (those I know and those I don’t yet):

If you wish to perform a song of mine on a livestream, in an online bardic circle, or in a video, know that you have my blessing and permission, as long as it isn’t for money, and you credit me as the author. (This was true prior to the current crisis, and will be true after it is over.)

Feel free to check the Bardic Work page for the full list.

In service,
Drake Oranwood, Queen’s Bard of the East

(Thanks to my friend Mistress Aife for modeling this offer.)

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#SCAatHome: Hold the Door Open

I closed out the online concert with a performance of my newest song, and one of my most ambitious, “Hold the Door Open”. In this performance, I basically got all the lyrics right, so it’s worth sharing. Stay safe. #SCAatHome

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#SCAatHome: Carpe Diem

Good morning! For today’s #SCAatHome, let us honor those who are called (relentlessly) to give service. What would we ever do without them and their willingness to seize the day? Stay safe.

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#SCAatHome: The Name of the King

Today’s #SCAatHome video asks the question: how does a royal reign to secure a lasting legacy? To make sure “The Name of the King” endures?

Stay safe. Drake

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#SCAatHome: Call Me Will

Today’s #SCAatHome video is a cautionary tale about the importance of social distancing. Watch (and be safe)…

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#SCAatHome: Plant Your Feet

Today’s #SCAatHome song is my tribute to the bardic community, “Plant Your Feet”. The bards of the Society are a talented and hardy breed. Do we serve two masters? Sometimes. Hey, it’s fun.

Enjoy, and stay safe.

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The complete HELIOsphere concert

Okay, YouTube has finished processing it. Here is the full concert (minus the vandalism) for those who wish to watch it. Enjoy!

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Notes about the concert

Thanks, everybody who attended the Zoom concert. That was a blast. Apologies to anyone who couldn’t get in…we had a Zoom bomber during the first song, and our hosts had to be vigilant to keep trolls from disrupting any more of the set. (Thank you, Mithgiladan!)

I’ve uploaded the video to YouTube, and edited out the vandalism. As soon as YouTube finished processing the edits, I will post the concert for people to enjoy.

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#SCAatHome: Ode to Birka

For those of you who missed the live performance, I recorded another lute piece last weekend while I had the garb on. It’s “Ode to Birka”. (Content Warning: Catching a bug at a crowded event, played for humor. Too soon?)