GroupPhotoWelcome to Ildhafn 

We are a medieval and renaissance re-creation club. 

We hold regular events where we  dress like medieval or renaissance people, feast, dance, sing and participate in tournaments. Between events, most of us practice various arts & crafts, and pursue specialised areas of interest such as weaving, dancing, fencing, armouring, sewing, heraldry, shoe-making, book-binding, calligraphy, illumination, music, brewing & cooking. There are few historic crafts that one of us would not have touched on at some time.

New members are welcome, whether you want to become heavily involved, or just have a go once or twice a year.

This website is mainly about the Auckland branch. The website for the Hamilton/Waikato part of the group (the Canton of Cluain) is here. There are links here to other SCA groups in New Zealand, and around the world.

Food options for Labour Weekend

Food bookings now closed.

Read more to find out about cooking facilities.

Capriol + Affetto

A bunch of our dancers -- led by Mistress Katherina -- performing under the name Capriol have teamed up with Auckland-based early music group Affetto to put together a show combining sixteenth century music and dance.  I had the good fortune to see the first performance last night.

Great Persona Challenge: entrants and pledges

To enter the Great Persona Challenge of 2014, email Master Edward Braythewayte ( or Mistress Katherina Weyssin, and tell them what you pledge.

It is not too late to enter, so go on... give it a whirl!

The details of the challenge are here.

Labour Weekend

Event Date and Time: 
October 24, 2014 - 4:00pm - October 27, 2014 - 4:00pm

Come and relax and slip back into your favourite century for 3 days of camaraderie among friends.

This is a do-as-you-please event with no set timetable. Just bring your projects, weapons, toys, musical instruments, tools etc and get involved in whatever is going on.

Bookings now closed:

St Catherine's Faire and Royal Visit - 2014

Event Date and Time: 
December 5, 2014 - 2:00pm - December 7, 2014 - 3:00pm

 Welcome to St Catherine's Faire - The signature event of Ildhafn City and The Barony of Ildhafn.


This will be a Royal Event - Their Majesties, Niall and Liaden, King and Queen of Lochac will be attending this event.  So we invite the populace of the Crescent Isles to come to the Barony of Ildhafn.

If you have any questions about the event, or would like to volunteer to help out or run a class, please email the steward (Lady Anna de Wilde) 

Book Here

Serafina and Anna

Canterbury Faire

Event Date and Time: 
January 17, 2015 - 5:00pm - January 25, 2015 - 5:00pm

New Zealand's largest regular SCA event.

Details can be found on the Southron Gaard website.  The dates for 2015 have been confirmed.

The Archives

Some of the stories previously featured on our website are archived here so that you can look back through them at your leisure.

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