GroupPhotoWelcome to the Barony of 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 always 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. We have a sister group which covers Hamilton/Waikato (known as the Canton of Cluain). There are also SCA groups elsewhere in New Zealand, and around the world.


An Archery session at Isabell's field.

This isn't a garbed event. Come in modern clothes, bring gear if you have it, or contact Nora for some loaner gear (email 

Set-up starts at 12:30.

Isabell's fields are in Glendene - email Nora for the actual address (email 


If you are intending to come Nora would appreciate an email, so she can predict numbers.

Bal d'Argent and St Catherine's Faire

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. BOOK HERE for this fabulous event!

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. 

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