Deonna von Aachen

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Resides: Glenn Linn
Status: Active
Awards: Order of Precedence
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Sable, a dove migrant and on a chief indented argent, three acorns gules
Award & Office Badges
Award of ArmsTroubadourCompanion of the Order of the MauncheCompanion of the Order of the LaurelTerpsichoreCompanion of the Order of the Silver CrescentAward of the Golden LyreCompanion of the Order of the Burdened TygerCompanion of the Order of the Pelican


I am Mistress Deonna von Aachen.  I became active with the SCA in 1982 in northern NJ, which was initially part of Ostgardr but in the late 80's became part of the shire of Rusted Woodlands with my husband, Macsen Felinfoel. in 1998 we moved to the Barony of Concordia of the Snows. As of October of. 2020 we now reside in Glen Lynn


I am a 15th century court musician, available for playing and/or singing in all manner of performance from court appearances, to background music, playing for dancing or tournaments

Offices & Positions

dance mistress for Rusted Woodlands 1988-1998

Ostgardr archery champion 1987

A&S officer for Rusted woodlands 1984-1990

southern region MoAS deputy early 1990’s

then we moved to the Barony of Concordia of the Snows

minister of A&S

Baronial bardic champion 1999 and 2015

Baronial Chatelaine 2009-2013

Baronial archery champion 2016-2017

Event Staff

staff and head cook for multiple Rusted Woodlands events 1983-1998

event steward EKU 1993, 2002

event steward Concordia Crystal Snowflake ball 1999, 2012

event steward Knowne World music and dance Symposium 2013

Pennsic youth choir director 2017

Pennsic children's choir director 2018

event steward "across the channel" (baronial archery champs) 2018

organized dancing and music at local and kingdom events throughout the East 1988-present

Event Steward for East Kingdom Bardic Championships April, 2021 organized and presented Virtually, using Zoom and YouTube

Event steward for "Winter in the North Country" December 2021. shire of Glenn Linn

Projects & Publications

Organized and made available 2 booklets of music. Each containing 25-30 period songs, both secular and sacred.

Holiday booklet first distributed in 2013 and revised for the 2019-2020 season for EK 12th night 1/4/2020

"songs to pass the time" non-seasonal music to encourage impromptu singing. last revised 06/2018 for EK 50 year.

In Case of Court

Contact Macsen Felinfoel (mka Steve Gurzler) Isabeau d'Orleans will know how to contact him.

More Information

I have organized loud band playing opportunities at Pennsic for most of the past 30 years and play or teach music and dance throughout the known world. Throughout my SCA life I have played music for countless events providing and encouraging music for dancing, tournaments, processionals, and background music whenever I can. I have performed at Pennsic with Chorulus Pennsicus (select choir) and the Pennsic recorder ensemble.

Significant teaching engagements in music and dance have included:

multiple EKUs,

Pennsic War 1989-present

100 minutes wars

Bergental Novice Scholas

Concordia Wars of the Roses

Knowne world music and dance symposium in AnTir, Ansteora, Middle, Northshield, East, Atlantia, Drachenwald

When not doing music or dance I have also done heavy weapons fighting, archery, fingerloop braiding, sewing,. I have swept, washed organized, encouraged, put up signs, taught and raised 2 boys who had their own SCA successes.