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Wappenshaw at Newark Castle - 24th June

posted 8 Jun 2017, 07:30 by Tara Smith   [ updated 8 Jun 2017, 07:31 ]

At Newark Castle on the 24th June, we will be holding a tourney inspired by the trials overcome and the chivalry shown by Sir James Douglas.



20th May at Linlithgow Palace

posted 15 May 2017, 11:17 by Tara Smith

 
The Shire of Harpelstane are now pleased to invite everybody to attend our Wappenshaw at Linlithgow Palace.

Dance Moot XIV

posted 14 Nov 2016, 00:56 by Tara Smith

4th February 2017

The Shire of Harpelstane once again invites you to a day of warm company and dancing to relieve the cold, dark, northern winter, with wonderful music provided by the renowned Gaita.

This year the event will have a new format: not only do we have a new site but there will be A&S activities and a simple lunch, as well as the traditional dance classes and evening ball, which this year will include a feast.

See - https://sites.google.com/a/harpelstane.org/dancemoot/  for Announcement

for Booking Form -  https://sites.google.com/a/harpelstane.org/dancemoot/booking-form 


17th September at Linlithgow Palace

posted 7 Sep 2016, 03:07 by Tara Smith

 The Shire of Harpelstane are now pleased to invite everybody to attend our Wappenshaw at Linlithgow Palace.

Newark Castle - 18th June

posted 15 May 2016, 10:48 by Tara Smith   [ updated 19 May 2016, 08:49 ]

At Newark Castle on the 18th June, we will be holding a tourney inspired by the trials overcome and the chivalry shown by Sir James Douglas.

14th May at Linlithgow Palace

posted 27 Apr 2016, 01:53 by Tara Smith   [ updated 27 Apr 2016, 08:01 ]

The Shire of Harpelstane are now pleased to invite everybody to attend our Wappenshaws. These are day events held at Historic Scotland Castles in the summer months, with heavy & rapier fighting, A&S activities and anything historic you bring.

Dancemoot XIII - 12 March 2016

posted 5 Feb 2016, 09:02 by Tara Smith   [ updated 12 Feb 2016, 07:02 ]

Hi Everyone, Dance Moot is coming next month! A few changes this year: lunch provided! crash space available! A Theme! (16th century Italy) The queen is coming! 


Harpelestane Choir

posted 8 Dec 2015, 00:44 by Tara Smith

The Harpelestane Choir facebook group is a place where anyone who wants to sing with us can keep up with the music we're working on and have a say in planning meetings. There will be updates of sheet music, a communal dropbox with recordings of songs and parts, and discussions of material and practices.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1679216249028825/

The Feast of the Holly King

posted 10 Sep 2015, 03:08 by Tara Smith   [ updated 11 Sep 2015, 06:54 ]

Date: 21st November  Time: 4pm - 10pm      In the dark and depths of winter, it is too cold and wet for the genteel folk to go hunting and so we have brought the hunting indoors, but who will land the final blow and be crowned the Holly King?   More information and booking at; https://sites.google.com/a/harpelstane.org/the-feast-of-the-holly-king/ 


Cost: £20 (or possibly £15)

The family cap will be three full adult rates.

The reasoning for the costs: As this feast was prompted by looking for bigger halls than the ones we already use, the hall is too big for the feast we are planning and therefore to try to prevent making a loss we have a two tier breakeven system - if we get less than 20 people we will run at the higher pricing, however if we get 20 people or more booked then everyone will pay the lower pricing as the cost of the hall will be split over more people.

All hunting activities will be suitable for all ages (or anyone old enough to hold a spear, anyway).

Thrust, Piva, Riposte!

posted 18 Aug 2015, 02:42 by Tara Smith

October 23rd - 25th - The Craigs Scout Camp, Torphichen, EH48 4NL, Scotland

The Shire of Harpelestane invites one and all to join in a weekend of fencing, feasting, frivolity and fun! There will be fencing! There will be dancing! There will be classes on both fencing and dancing!
For further information about booking, pick-ups, classes and the feast,

 Regular updates will be occurring, so if something you want to know more about isn't yet available, it should be soon!

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