Lord Ciaran mac Breandain 

SCA Resume

Member since 1985, though my activity has mostly been limited to Pennsic since 2006. Resident of Atlantia from 1985-1999. Resident of An Tir from 1998-2018. Returned to and currently resides in Windmaster’s Hill, Atlantia as of November 2018.

Honors and Awards

  • Award of Arms, 1994
  • Queen’s Guard, Anton and Luned, 1994
  • Companion of the Boreas, 1995
  • Windmaster’s Hill Baronial A&S Champion 1994
  • West Kingdom Defender of the West, 2004
  • West Kingdom Paragon of Merriment, 2006 (as a member of Gabriel’s Landing)
  • West Kingdom Crown’s Favor, 2008 (as a member of Gabriel’s Landing)
  • Silver Nautilus, Atlantia, 2019
  • Order of the Coral Branch, Atlantia, 2019
  • Royal Brewer, Atlantia, 2020

Classes Instructed

  • Bardic Panel, University of Atlantia session 39
  • On Being a Bard, University of Atlantia session 39
  • Dots, lines, and stuff: Intro to Reading Music, University of Atlantia session 101
  • A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation, University of Atlantia session 101
  • Buffens Sword Dance from Arbeau, University of Atlantia session 101
  • Performer’s Roundtable, University of Atlantia session 101
  • Dots, lines, and stuff: Intro to Reading Music, Pennsic War XLVIII (2 sessions taught)
  • A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation, Pennsic War XLVIII (2 sessions taught)
  • How to Brew Mead and Cider, Elvegast Canton meeting, 2019
  • Dots, lines, and stuff: Intro to Reading Music, SCA Virtual Classroom, 2020
  • A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation, SCA Virtual Classroom, 2020
  • Dots, lines, and stuff: Intro to Reading Music, The Honorable Clover, 2020
  • A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation,The Honorable Clover, 2020
  • Learn to Read Music: Beyond the Basics, SCA Virtual Classroom, 2020
  • Dots, lines, and stuff: Intro to Reading Music, University of Atlantia session 104
  • A Historical Survey of Western Music Notation, University of Atlantia session 104
  • Learn to Read Music: Beyond the Basics, University of Atlantia session 104
  • The History of the Guitar, University of Atlantia session 104
  • The Nitty-Gritty Craft of Songwriting, Bardic Madness 2020 (With Mistress Rosalind Jehanne)
  • The Nitty-Gritty Craft of Songwriting, University of Atlantia session 105 (With Mistress Rosalind Jehanne)

Original Compositions

  • A Lady’s Favor, August 2018 (instrumental)
  • Linda’s Lament, August 2018 (instrumental)
  • Une Petit Danse, January 2019 (instrumental)
  • Argent’s Lullabye, November 2019 (music only)
  • The Path, July 2020 (music and words)
  • Ravensong, July 2020 (music and words)
  • Campden Market, August 2020 (music and words)
  • Follow Me, August 2020 (music and words)
  • Hold Fast, August 2020 (music and words)
  • Road to Santiago, August 2020 (music and words)
  • Zoom Bardic Circle Blues, August 2020 (music and words)
  • Chivalry and Honor, September 2020 (music and words)
  • Rise Phoenix Rise, October 2020 (music and words)
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      Arrangements & Transcriptions

    • Saltarello II f.63, August 2018
    • Saltarello la Regina, August 2018
    • Lamento di Tristano, September 2018
    • La Rotta, September 2018
    • Sellenger’s Round, December 2018
    • Se La Dura Durezza in La Mia Donna Dura, February 2020
    • Prelude, Adrian le Roy, February 2020
    • Autre Prelude, Adrian le Roy, February 2020
    • Un Advocat, Adrian le Roy, March 2020
    • Chi Porta Dir, March 2020
    • Toutes les Nuictz, March 2020
    • La la la ie no l’ofe dire, Adrian le Roy, April 2020
    • Jean de Lagny, Adrian le Roy, April 2020
    • Pour un plaisir que si peu dure, Adrian le Roy, April 2020
    • Il Estoit Une Fillette Basse-Dance, Adrian le Roy, April 2020
    • Demie Basse-Dance, Adrian le Roy, May 2020
    • Tourdion Number 1, Adrian le Roy, May 2020
    • Tourdion Number 2, Adrian le Roy, June 2020

    Research Papers

    • What is Music Transcription? And Why Does It Matter?, March 2020
    • Unlocking the Music in the Lute Player, March 2020
    • Analysis of the Music in Concert in the Egg, May 2020
    • Technology and the Transcription of Medieval Music, June 2020

    Service 

    • Autocrat for the Tourney of Ymir, 1994
    • Windmaster’s Hill Baronial Exchequer (sometime in the mid 1990s)
    • Host of the Atlantian Virtual Brew Day, April 2020
    • Coastal Bardic II, (Co-host) July 11, 2020 
    • Coastal Bardic III, (Co-host) July 24, 2020 
    • Around the Known World 24 Hour Bardic (Host and organizer) July 31- August 1, 2020
    • Host of the Atlantian Virtual Brew Day, August 2020
    • Coastal Bardic V, (Co-host) September 4, 2020 
    • Coastal Bardic VI, (Host) September 18, 2020 
    • Coastal Bardic VII, (Co-host) October 2, 2020 
    • Atlantian Memorial Ship Burning and Bardic (Co-host), October 16, 2020
    • Host of the Atlantian Virtual Brew Day, October 17, 2020
    • Kingdom Chatelain Social Media Deputy, 2020

    Brewing in Service

    2019

    • Cider contributed to Ymir
    • Beer and Cider (3 kegs) contributed to the Bier Garden at Coronation
    • Provided 5 kegs of assorted beer and cider for public availability at Gabriel’s Landing at Pennsic War XLVIII
    • Provided 6 kegs of assorted beer and cider for War of the Wings

    2020

    • Provided 3 kegs of cider and assorted beer for Ymir, including for the Atelier du Champagne dayboard

    Membership & Activities

    • Fellow of the University of Atlantia
    • Founder of the Atlantian Music Ensemble
    • Atlantian Dance Band
    • Atlantian Music Ensemble
    • Atlantian Brewers Guild
    • Founding member of Gabriel’s Landing household
    • The House of the Wounded Mushroom

    Relationships

    • Apprentice to Master Olivier de Bayonne, 2019 to present
    • Brewing student of Meister Alain ap Dafydd, 2019 to present
    • Squire to Jarl Nicholas Barchatov until his death in 2010

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