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.

Agenda : April 2016 meeting

Update: meeting delayed due to illness; new date TBA.

The April meeting will be at 7pm at Katherina's house in Blockhouse Bay, on Sunday the 17th. All are welcome.

Contact Katherina, the seneschal, for the address: or 027 2282 977.

Proposed Guidelines for Barony

These are guidelines proposed for running Ildhafn - mostly how meetings work, etc. Comments welcome. We looked over them in the March 2016 meeting, and made a few minor changes.


Event Date and Time: 
June 3, 2016 - 4:00pm - June 5, 2016 - 2:00pm

Come and join the Hamlet of Wildmoor (Dunedin) as we gather together to ward off the cold hard winter that precedes the end of the world and puts an end to all life on Earth… well at least it’s a good excuse to get your woollies on.

For all details, please see

Bal d'Argent and St Catherine's Faire

Event Date and Time: 
November 4, 2016 - 5:30pm - November 6, 2016 - 1:00pm

This event combines Ildhafn's annual camping weekend - St Catherine's Faire - with Lochac's music-and-dance event, the Bal d'Argent.

It will be a fully-catered, with accommodation, from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

The majority of the "usual" St Catherine's will run outside: fencing, archery, armoured combat, maybe Arts and Sciences classes.

Meanwhile, in the hall, lounge and chapel there will be dance and music classes and rehearsals throughout the day.

On Saturday night there will be a simple, early dinner, followed by a magnificent ball - the Bal d'Argent - in the hall, and a bonfire under the oak trees. We'll all come together mid-evening for a splendid supper. 

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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