Ymir Class Descriptions and Times

11:30 am — Dots and Lines and Stuff: Learn to Read Music in an Hour — Ciaran Mac Breandain

Are you an absolute beginner or an experienced bard? Come learn the basics of how to read music in an hour. The ability to read modern music is valuable to bards and others who want to understand both modern and medieval music. It is an essential skill for taking the next step as well as reading and transcribing music written in the various medieval notations and tablatures.

12:30 pm — FINDING YOUR PATH FORWARD — Hagar the Black  

Are you new to our Society and trying to figure out where you fit in? Are you overwhelmed by all of the interesting things that you see other people doing around you, but don’t know quite how to get involved? Have you been around for a while, but are thinking that maybe you would like to find something new to try? You’re not the only one! Come and talk and exchange ideas with others who are in the same situation, including someone who has been doing this for a very long time, and is still finding new rabbit holes to dive down.

1:30 pm — Latin 101 — Lady Diana of Viroconium

An introduction to basic Medieval Latin phrases. She will then help anyone who would like to create their own PERSONAL MOTTO to find the perfect Latin phrase.

2:30 pm: Brandubh Workshop — Simon de Spaldyng   

Brandubh is a form of Hnefatafl which was played in Ireland and Scotland from roughly the 8th to 13th Century, and possibly later. Brandubh means “Black Raven” in Irish. The game appears to be derived from the Scandinavian Hnefatafl family of games. Boards of wood and slate have been found in Ireland and Scotland, and the rules have been reconstructed by Aage Nielson of Denmark. As the smallest of the Hnefatafl games, it is an excellent introduction to the game which in various forms was a favorite of Norsemen throughout the Viking Age. Instructor will provide playing equipment for the workshop: written instruction/history sheets with the board game design are provided for participants to take home and make their own equipment. The equipment can easily accomodate eight-to-ten participants; more participants can be squeezed in with sharing of equipment. The workshop should last about an hour.