This site is an online reference for re-creational medievalism, which involves making a sincere effort to reproduce the lifestyle of a race or region of the distant past. I am interested in researching and re-enacting life as a member of the Fifth Century (AD/CE) Irish Celtic nobility. If you found this page without checking my index page first, you will find more information there. Individual sections of this site may be linked to or reproduced for non-commercial purposes (including SCA events and publications), as long as proper attribution is included.
Pictures of Me
I don't have many pictures of myself at re-enacting events available, yet. I don't have a handy camera available to take pictures with (I'm always spending my money on other things). As I slowly collect pictures, I will be adding them to this page.
- Me (34k+) at Pennsic 27 (1998) in a sunhat. The unofficial Pennsic sunhat shades my face from the sun which is a good thing, but it also shades my face from the camera, which is a bad thing.
- Me and Aonghus (29k) at Pennsic 27 sporting the wet look. The toothy wet grin is me picking through my knucklebone winnings as I put them away in a plastic bag. That was the first time I played, and the only time I won anything worth mentioning! Aonghus is sitting next to me in this picture - he's my sponsor and persona foster-father, and generally mentorish-sort of person.
- Me and the women of Norseland (39k+) waterbearing at Pennsic 27. In the waterbearing picture, I'm helping cool off a warrior who was fighting for the Midrealm side at one of the last battles. I'm the one with the sunhat (of course) and the long red hair, and I'm using a spray bottle.
- My son Benjamin (14k) at Imbolc '99 (2/20/99). Benjamin is sitting behind a bodhran, an Irish drum.
- All "Irish"ed up (28k) at a SCA demo (4/15/99). I have a problem with pictures, in that I usually smile TOO much. You might notice something different in this picture, I cut over a foot of hair off since Pennsic, and I've darkened it to just a few shades lighter than my natural color (no more brilliant copper!)
- Same view (34k), a little closer (4/15/99). If you can see around my big teeth, you'll see I'm dressed in my personal interpretation of early period Irish garb - sleeveless leine which is double-pinned (near the collar bones and at the edges) to form short dropped sleeves, a purple plaid brat tossed over one shoulder and belted at the waist (notice the bottom fringes I picked out by hand), an antler-handle style hunting knife ('till I can afford the real thing), and a drinking horn. While you can't make out the details in the picture, I am wearing a cord necklace with beads and a carved fish (early Christian symbol), a pair of fine silver earrings stamped with Celtic patterns, a pair of tiny bronze bow fibulae and larger white bronze fibulae to pin my leine, and a brass penannular shoulder brooch (with generic stamped designs in the terminals) to gather my cloak.
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