|The Hurdy Gurdy|
Here's a TED Talk video about the hurdy gurdy. Enjoy!
TED Description: Caroline Phillips cranks out tunes on a seldom-heard folk instrument: the hurdy-gurdy, a.k.a. the wheel fiddle. A searching, Basque melody follows her fun lesson on its unique anatomy and 1,000-year history.
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Greetings to All, THIS MEETING IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER - PLEASE STAY HOME AND BE SAFE!
The next Mt. Edge council meeting will be held Friday December 6, 2013, 6-8PM at First Federal Bank in Newberg OR.
THANKS TO ALL WHO HELPED WITH THE DEMO AT THE YAMHILL VALLEY HERITAGE CENTER SUNDAY 11/10!
Meeting location: For the December 6th meeting we are back at the First Federal Bank community room in Newberg OR. Directions: 121 N Edwards St, Newberg, OR 97132 - from Rte 99 heading south, turn into the bank parking lot after the Coffee Cottage (on your right) and before the next light. Bank and parking lot are on your right. From 99W heading north take the first left after the light at College St, then turn left into the bank parking lot. The community room entrance is to the left of the main entrance, facing the parking lot. Mistress Tamar will post a small SCA sign on the door.
Garb optional for council meetings.
As always, everyone is invited to attend Shire council meetings, Shire residents and neighboring friends included.
Macha of Mountain Edge
Have any questions? Please contact our Chatelaine Tamar at 503-538-8522 or our Seneschal Macha at 503-703-4056
Warmer Months (Spring thru Fall) - Beulah Park, Yamhill
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This is a covered, well lit area. Practice runs from 6pm until dusk. (or until we've all had our fill).
We don't hold practices at this location during December and January due to the risk of black ice on the mountain roads - February will depend on the weather. Practices have been on the first Saturday of the month but sometimes change to avoid conflicts with local events.
Location: The Dragons' Den Farm, 23205 NE Mountain Top Rd., Newberg OR 97132
Quick Directions: make your best route to the intersection of Hwy 219 and Mountain Top Rd. Proceed west on Mountain Top Rd 2.1 miles then follow the sort-of white board fence on your right down the driveway. An SCA sign will be posted at the driveway.
The monthly practices will have equestrian, target archery, thrown weapons and now rapier for Dragons Mist and Mountain Edge at Dragons Den in Newberg. Participants and spectators must sign the equestrian waiver in the house upon arrival - this is an official practice with equestrian insurance. The practice dates are set a year in advance for insurance purposes.
We'll also continue the tradition of a mid-day break for a pot luck.
IMPORTANT: We can also host a war practice with combat archery at this location. Please contact Macha if you are interested in this (indoor!) activity in February or March. Later in the year this can move outdoors and be in combination with other martial activities at practices. This is an opportunity for war bands to gain more practice with their combat archery units....