Greetings!

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.

Canterbury Faire

Canterbury Faire is held in Waipara, 45 minutes north of Christchurch, New Zealand (see directions).

Imagine the scene: 250 gentles garbed in soft wools and linens. Banners and pennons fly gently in the breeze that stirs the firs. Nearby is a coffee house, where stories of past renown and future conquest are spun, while spindles twirl a more tangible yarn. To one side, knights and nobles practice the arts martial, while consorts discuss bruise remedies. Flocks of charming children run errands when not playing on the lush green grass. A short walk away there is singing beside the waterhole and splashing in the cool deep waters. A hedgehog snuffles idly by.

If you're wanting to join the Ildhafn campsite, then as well as booking for the event itself, please fill out this form.

Ildhafn Summer Event 2019 - The Moors in Spain

The Ildhafn Summer Event - The Moors in Spain - our annual camping event.

Bonfires, dancing, fencing, music, archery - what more could make a wonderful weekend? 

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

The majority of the "usual" activities will happen: fencing, archery, armoured combat, maybe Arts and Sciences classes. Saturday evening there will be a  sumptuous feast prepared by Lady Isabell to be followed by dancing and merriment. 

 

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