Arts & Sciences

Maypole Dance

Arts and sciences includes any activity that pertained to making items needed for everyday life, for combat, or for fun and luxury. Local A&S officers help arrange meetings for any A&S activity within the their borders, and encourage people to share their talents and to learn new talents.

Our current Mistress of Arts and Science. Tirza bitha Reabouges, loves the study of cooking manuscripts and turning the dishes described into more modern recipes (redacting).  Here for your pleasure is:

   Tirza's translation of the Epulario or The Italian Banquet, translated out of Italian into English. She translated the document in the sense that she translated the non-copywritten 1598 publication to modern print.

   A comparison of the Epulario to a parallel manuscript credited to the same cook -- Maestro Martino of Como's De arte coquinaria (The Art of Cooking).

   Recipes with modern measurements from the Epulario.


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A highlight of the Shire’s A&S activities has been the annual Maypole Dance demo performed at Fort Hunter’s Garden Faire, held each year the first Sunday of May. Fort Hunter is a county park just north of Harrisburg. For more information, click the link below.

Skyn, Wynd & Wyre
An intershire middle ages band

Members of Blak Rose and Owlsherst have joined from time to time to perform at various events in the area as Skyn, Wynd & Wyre. Any musician is welcome to join the band (or restart it as necessary). Contact the A&S Minister of either shire for more information.

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