Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig
|I am Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig,
Namesake of a Goddess, powerful and true,
Sionann in Ui Fhlaithbheartaig (shee-OH-nan Knee LAY-ver-tee... or Shannon o'Flaherty for the Gaelically impaired)
AKA: Sigridis "Gala" Eriksdottir
Formerly of Ramsgaard & Lions Gate, currently residing in the Shire of Lionsdale.
MKA: Sheila Louise Wright
I have an SCA Website where you can see some of my charter painting, music, and other projects at:
You can check out some Celtic and Scandinavian Folk Ballads on my YouTube channel at:
And here's some of my words...(not necessarily SCA related): POETRY
- First event, Butterfly Ball... followed closely by Clinton War, 1997
- Made "Dough" in 1997 and then a full-fledged "Tart" in the Pure Wenching Tarts Society (PWTS), 1998
- Bardic Defender of Lions Gate, 2005-2006
- Apprentice to Mistress Seiglynda Thyrisdotter of Elphinstone, 2005
- Member of Holly House, 2005
- Bardic Champion of Tir Righ / Skald of the North - April 2008- May 2009
- Apprentice to Mistress Alisaundre ni Feidhlimidh dal gCais, 2011
- Bardic Champion of Lionsdale, 2012
- Made a member of Clan MacAndrew, Baroness' Tourney, 2014.
- Put on Vigil by TMs Styrkarr Jarlsskald and Dagrun Stjarna at An Tir 12th Night Coronation 2015.
- Elevated to the Order of the Laurel at July Coronation 2015 by TMs Savaric de Porte des Lions and Dalla Hjalbaadsdottir.
- Protogee to Baron Master Uilliam MacAndrew
Current Apprentii & Students
Early period Norse (yeah, good luck) and Celtic music and Elizabethan/Renaissance (and early Baroque) vocal music.
My latest obsession is "kulning"... Swedish "cow calling" and shepherding songs... and Saami "yoiking"... Yeah I'm just THAT weird.
Playing Anglo Saxon Lyre and Anglo-Saxon Harpe, Bodhran, pennywhistle, alto & soprano recorder, flute, percussion, guitar (still learning)...
I was gifted, by Their Highnesses of Tir Righ, with a Rebec (made by HL Aleyn Wyckington) and so I am now attempting to learn to play it :)
I was also gifted with an Irish Harp by Mistress Seiglynda of Elphinstone, thus I am attemping to learn that too.
I am a member of the Bards of An Tir and the An Tir Players and LOVE acting, drama, writing music, poetry and short stories...
(outside of the SCA I also play bass guitar, piano, flute and various percussion... and am STILL learning to play guitar... damn these small hands :)
Naalbinding (EEEYARGH!!!), crocheting (yeah I know it isn't exactly period but I don't care...), card weaving, embroidery, Hand sewing, Painting, sculpting, ceramics (specifically hand building... I dislike wheel-throwing...), researching various topics and writing stupid long essays because that's the kind of GEEK I am :)
Archery (on occasion), laughing with friends over dinner and wine and song, feasting, sitting gate, helping out in the kitchen and serving at feasts, cooking and feeding/watering people, organizing events/autocratting...
- An Tir Plaiers aka An Tir Players
- Anna Georgsdottir
- Aine inghean ui Chonchobhair & Miss Rachel and Matilda-Bug and Lucy-dog
- Hraði inn Rakki
- Laric Godwin
- Gemma Delaroche
- Steinn Vikingsson
- Alisaundre ni Feidhlimidh dal gCais
- Leith Amhranai dal gCais
- Clan MacAndrew
- Uilliam MacAndrew aka: Uilliam mac Fearchair mhic Gille Aindrias
- Caitrina inghean Aindriasa
- Eleanor Odlowe and Tali
- Wulfstan Hrafnsson
- Elspeth Selwode of Wilton aka: Elspeth Sèalwudu
- Chiara Fiamma
- Olen Medvedevich Ovanov
- Natal'ia Volkovicha
- Caoimhe ingen Domnaille
- Ulf Bloodfoot Fallgrson
- Safiye Konstantiniyye (aka: Safiye Hatun)
- Thora Golvik of Al in Hallingdal
- Einar Guntharson (AKA: Oak)
- Bernadette Ebhilín Árd
- Brynteach MacQuarrie
- Jason Silvertongue