This website serves as an unofficial chansonnier—that is, a book or collection of songs and poems—of several troubadours (who may style themselves singers, musicians, poets, bards, minstrels, and sundry other names) throughout the Society for Creative Anachronism. In addition to songs and poems, this site also presents prose fiction and research essays from the society's talented participants. There should be a little bit of something for everyone: entertainment, education, distraction. Hopefully you will find at least one of these to bring you some enjoyment. Check back often, as well, to see what further troubadours (and various works) have been added to the virtual leaves of this folio.
Springtime it is and Sonne wol come or so they Says
Alle Y see are muddie fyldes and Hailstones
Ay Ay Newe lambes die in daes
All oure Cowes no milch can raise
Sorregh and murn and fast.
Sommer it is no rayne wol we... more
Step up, me boys, the battle lines are drawn here.
Let us teach our enemies what it means to fear.
This land's more precious then jewels or ancient gold.
In it beats a heart of honor our foe they can not hold.
So raise the... more
Fire brings comfort and warmth to the weary,
It lights our dark path through the night.
It dances and plays on the... more
Many great lords this land has beheld.
And ladies of grace in this kingdom do dwell.
Brought to their peerage and... more
Master Dunstan is a twelfth-century Saxon wharf bailiff, a former Poeta Atlantiae, and a former Royal Bard. He currently resides within the Barony of Windmasters' Hill. He has served as the baronial Minister of Minors as well as Chronicler (implementing the first electronic version of the Barony's newsletter).