The Bal d’Argent is the social dance event of the year in Lochac. It is run by a different group each year, with assistance from members of the Guild, and usually includes dance classes as well as a grand ball.
Several competitions were held at the Ildhafn Bal’dArgent on the November 5 just passed. The victors in these competitions were:
Non-Rondel: Adrian of Ildhafn, for the Maltese Bransle danced in two different versions.
Silver Serif: William de Cameron and Enith verch Gwylim tied for technique and artistry scores, dancing Amoroso, Voltate in Ça Rosina, and Parson’s Farewell
Group: Sympkyn of the Moor, Enith verch Gwylim, William de Cameron and Katherine of Glastonbury dancing Rufty Tufty. This was a close competition, and this quartet only gained the edge over their competitors after a double-time performance danced with hats over the gentlemen’s eyes…
Music: Elizabeth Braithwayte, Elena Harper and Juliana Morosini played an excellent rendition of Gelosia. This competition was originally planned to involve each musician playing a solo verse, but the musicians present decided that being able to play together in consort was more important than the ability to compete, and that requiring a solo was not fair to players of instruments less suited to the written melody line. The assembled company declared this valid, so all three players were deemed winners this year, and the Guild will endeavor to find a better means of recognising the skills of our musicians next year.
Small tokens of their victories were presented to all winners in the combined court of their Excellencies of Ildhafn and Her Excellency of Southron Guaard, to the acclamation of all present.
I am most pleased to make known to you that as of the Bal d’Argent held in Ildhafn on the weekend of November 5th and 6th, the membership of the Guild of the Silver Rondel has increased by 11! Having … Continue reading
Bookings for the Bal d’Argent are open at last: http://ildhafn.lochac.sca.org/bal I’d love to see you all there! … Continue reading
It is my great pleasure to announce that Bal d’Argent for this year will be held in Ildhafn (Auckland) on November 5th, 2016, stewarded by Mistress Katherina Weyssin. Bal d’Argent 2016 Event Website It will be a part of the … Continue reading
Would you like to host the next Bal d’Argent in your local group? If so, please put a bid together and submit it to the Guild Secretary by December 31, 2015. The successful bid will be announced at Twelfth Night … Continue reading
At the Guild Meeting held on June 21, 2015, it was decided that the following dances would be the competition dances for Bal d’Argent 2016: Non-rondel: Maltese Bransle Group: Rufty Tufty Serif: Amoroso, Voltate in Ça Rosina, Parson’s Farewell Music: … Continue reading
We are very happy to be able to announce that the Bal 2010 will be held on July 24th in Rowany (NSW) – details as follows: It’s on again… Bal d’Argent Want to wear a big white frock, but not … Continue reading
Bids are of course now open for the Bal d’Argent 2010! I am sure you are all absolutely dying to host Lochac’s premiere dance event, the social highlight of the year, this stupendous exemplar of elegance and style, so no … Continue reading
The 2009 Bal in Krae Glas was an uproarious success, a wonderful night was had by all, and many thanks and congratulations should be offered to Yves de Lyle and his team. The non-rondel competition was won by Clemens Gascoigne, … Continue reading