Since this is Harper's Retreat - Plague Edition, our theme this year will be plague, quarantine and isolation. Each contestant will perform 2 pieces with a max time of 8 minutes. Both pieces must be period/SCA appropriate and free from copyright restrictions or have proper permissions granted. The rubric shall evaluate contestants on criteria such as quality of delivery and technical skill, with additional points being awarded to contestants who keep to this year’s theme. Pieces do not need to be documented, but may receive extra points if documentation is provided. Pieces must be performed live via Google Meet and a media release must be signed to participate.

The Plague Bard will be chosen by a panel of judges, and the Stonemarche Idol will be chosen by the populous.

Questions should be directed to the Baronial Bard of Stonemarche, Maestra Berengere D'Acre (Meg Burns) at

Sign ups are now OPEN!

Bardic will be held in T-PAC. Click here to join at 8pm on Saturday night.

The Event is in Eastern Standard Time

Harper’s Retreat Plague Bard Competition Scoring Sheet - Sheet1.pdf