Welcome

About the Shire of Cúm an Iolair:

The Shire of Cúm an Iolair is a recognized member of the Society of Creative Anachronism (SCA), a non-profit educational organization devoted to the study of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The Shire of Cúm an Iolair is located in southern Johnson County and all of Miami county Kansas.Cúm an Iolair is a Gaelic phrase meaning “Valley of Eagles”.The Shire of Cúm an Iolair has held several educational demonstrations pertaining to the Middle Ages and Renaissance at local schools and libraries throughout the area. If you would be interested in scheduling an educational demonstration at your school, club, or library, please email our Seneschal (President)  at: seneschal@shireofcai.org to arrange a time.

About the Kingdom of Calontir:

The SCA divides its area into Kingdoms. This is not unlike a corporation divding itself into separate divisions for easier management. The particular Kingdom in which the Shire of Cúm an Iolair participates is the Kingdom of Calontir. Calontir is Welsh for “Heartland”. The Kingdom of Calontir covers the states of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, most of Iowa, and the Fayetteville area of Arkansas. For more information about the Kingdom of Calontir, please visit the Kingdom’s web site.

About the Society of Creative Anachronism:

The SCA was started in 1966 in Berkeley, California by a group of science fiction and fantasy fans who wanted a theme party. Following the party, a group got together to discuss the idea of a medieval re-creation and re-enactment group (which has ended up being much like the Civil War, Revolutionary War or Buck-skinning re-enactment groups that were beginning to form in the US). In Britain, medieval and British Civil War recreation societies had existed for any number of years. The Californians incorporated as a non-profit educational society, started forming groups, and the rest is, as they say, history…

The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. The “Known World” consists of 19 Kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Each Kingdom’s “royalty” hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group. For more information about the SCA, please visit their web site.

 

Raiya Corsiglia in the Barony of Angels in Caid made these wonderful videos, in them you can see some of the exciting and fun things the SCA does.