GroupPhotoWelcome to the Barony of Ildhafn

We are a medieval and renaissance re-creation club, interested in the good parts of pre-1600 history (i.e. we're leaving out the bigotry, sexism, racism and intolerance, not to mention the terrible medical care!).

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.

Winter Revel

We warmly welcome you to join us for an evening of games, music and good company.

After the success of the Baronial Anniversary Pot Luck in June we have decided to do it again on Saturday the 22nd of August.




The event begins at 5:30pm, and will start with a potluck dinner followed by informal fun - games, music, dance and whatever other revelry people wish to partake in!


Please bring a plate to share, (note there are very limited kitchen facilities - see the information below) and we will feast, dance and play games into the night.  Try to bring something period (ask the stewards if you would like guidance or inspirationon what to bring) but this is not mandatory. Please bring your feasting kit and if you want to drink something other than water, bring it. 

If you have any period or period-esque games please bring them along.

There will also be a variety of music, song and dance during the evening depending on who would like to share their talents with us - this will be an informal evening, not a concert, but rather a low-pressure opportunity to share during the evening. To this end, if you have anything you'd like to offer as entertainment or performance, please let the stewards know! Be it song, music, poetry, juggling... we'd love to hear from you! If you would be willing to join in with playing an instrument for live dance music, we'd also love to know.  

If you have any banners or personal devices that you wish to display please bring them along with you to add to the atmosphere of the hall.

The evening wraps up officially at 10pm, but we can push it to a bit later if we're still enjoying the jocularity!

As usual, we'll ask everyone to lend a hand packing down: many hands make light work

We look forward to seeing old and new faces and anyone that might like to join us at this time, so please book below, and we will feast, dance and play games into the night.!

If you're new, we can help you with something to wear, feasting kit, and suggestions on what food to bring, please contact the stewards as soon as possible.

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