Margreþa La Fauvelle
Scream for me Hammersmith!
Per saltire vert and Or, a sun in splendor countercharged
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Fru Margreþa La Fauvelle spent her first years in the Society for Creative Anachronism as a resident of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, when she joined in AS 39. She served as Minister of Arts and Sciences for her Barony, Guest Editor for the A&S issue of the Althing, the Baronial newsletter, and head of the Debatable Consort. She was also a participant in the Debatable Choir, singing mostly alto but also covering tenor parts when needed, and had been chosen as Baronial Bard one week before she found out that she had to relocate to the Barony of Ayreton, Middle Kingdom, where she lived for a few years. There, she was involved with the Court and Country choral group, and she was involved with providing music for dancing, fanfares and Royal and Baronial courts.
Margreþa is a 13th c. Swedish court musician who lived in France for a number of years. There she was exposed to all sorts of fashionable musical styles. Sometimes she'll go on a time travel spree, mostly because of Thielman Susato and rauschpfeifen.
Now residing in the Shire of Eisental in the Southern Region of the East Kingdom and hoping never to move to another Kingdom again, she has played for dancers, Coronation ceremonies, fundraiser tourneys (ask her about Laurels VS. Pelicans sometime!), courts, fanfares and vigils, but most importantly just for the fun of playing with other people.
Currently she is serving as deputy band director for the Bhakaili Branslers
She is also a warranted Webmistress, and she likes to fence when self-inflicted injuries do not prohibit it.
Apprenticed to Maistresse Sabine de Kerbriant, who should be the first point of contact in case of court.
(At present, Margreþa is contemplating Elevation to the Most Noble Order of the Laurel, having been presented with a writ from TRM Ivan and Matilde. All elevation and vigil related inquiries should also be adressed to Maistresse Sabine.)
Awards and Recognitions
- Comet Azure-Argent (BMDL A&S award - Byron and Ariella)
- Order of the Troubadour (Edward III and Thyra II)
- Award of Arms (Æthelmearc, Christopher I and Morgen I)
- Order of the Sycamore (Æthelmearc AoA level/Order of Merit A&S award, Christopher II and Morgen II)
- Order of the Willow (Midrealm AoA/Order of Merit level Arts award, EikBrandr II and Runa II)
- Order of the Silver Wheel (Kenric III and Avelina III)
- Order of the Maunche (Omega V and Etheldreda IV)
Her A&S edition of the Althing received a Sylvan Quill (Æthelmearc newsletter award) Honorary Mention, thus becoming eligible for a William Blackfox Award nomination, and the Debatable Consort received a Comet Azure-Argent while under her leadership.
Interests, Classes taught and other Trivia
She has taught classes on recorder playing, symphoniae, music ornamentation, byzantine alphabets, percussion instruments in Western music and early polyphony, and has offered private instruction on singing and instrument playing, as well as pronunciation of various languages, and enjoys being part of instrument petting zoos.
Able to read documents in court in the following languages: English, French, Italian, German, Old Norse/Swedish, Latin, Greek.
Able to translate (or check for errors) court document texts in Koine or modern Greek.
Able to play a variety of instruments: recorders, gemshorn, rauschpfeife, citole, rebec, symphonia, pipe and tabor. The line is drawn at brass.