Ciaran mac Breandain
Master Ciaran mac Breandain, OL, is a musician, composer, music researcher, and occasional brewer in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA). He specializes in medieval music transcription and notation. On this site, you can find information on transcriptions of medieval songs, original compositions by Ciaran, materials from classes he has taught, and notes on his brewing experiments.
Ciaran lives in the Barony of Windmaster’s Hill, in the fair Kingdom of Atlantia. Ciaran has served his Barony and Kingdom as a previous Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion for Windmaster’s Hill, Exchequer of Windmaster’s Hill, and as both the current Kingdom Emergency Webminister Deputy and as the Guildmaster of the Atlantia Performing Arts Guild.
For his music, teaching, and service activities, he has been recognized by the Kingdom of Atlantia as a Master of the Order of the Laurel, a Companion of the Order of the Pearl, and a Silver Nautilus, by the Barony of Windmaster’s Hill as a Companion of the Boreas, and by the Kingdom of the West as a Defender of the West and a group award as a Paragon of Merriment.
In December 2021, I published a Compleat Anachronist, Playing from the Same Page: Early Music History and Transcription which is available on the SCA Marketplace.