RONAN FIONN O'DUBAIN / FINNR JARLSSKALD

I am Rónán Fionn ÓDubáin, also called Finnr Jarlsskald and I hail from the Barony of Bryn Gwlad in the Kingdom of Ansteorra. I began my time in the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) on February 2, 2013 (A.S. XLVII) at Bryn Gwlad's Candlemas.

I was born in what would become Dublin, Ireland during the time when it was a viking settlement. My mother was Norwegian and my father Irish and I was raised with a fondness for both cultures. I would learn to brew meads, ciders, and beers and go on to be a skald of some renown.

I am a founding member of the King's Road Performers within the Kingdom of Ansteorra.

ORIGINAL WORKS

POEMS
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Original poems written using a variety of styles, including skaldic and eddic verse as well as a sonnet or two, most of which are praise pieces written for members of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)

STORIES AND SONGS
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Original stories in a variety of styles. These stories are not linked by subject, style, or genre and just represent some ideas about which I wanted to write

SPECIAL OCCASIONS
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These are solo and collaborative efforts in conjunction with other members of King's Road Performers for special occasions in the SCA, such as crown tournament, coronation, investitures, elevations, and the like.

Courses

Name Category Time Cost Request Course
Beer for Beginners Brewing 6 Hour(s) $5
Making Mead Brewing 3 Hour(s) $5
Simple Ciders Brewing 2 Hour(s) $2
D'ye Ken? (Kennings for Beginners) Performing Arts 1 Hour(s) None
Managing Stage Fright Performing Arts 1 Hour(s) None
Writing Skaldic Poetry - Advanced Performing Arts 2 Hour(s) None
Writing Skaldic Poetry - Beginner Performing Arts 2 Hour(s) None

ACHIEVEMENTS

2013

February

Bryn Gwlad Candlemas - First event. Baronial Brewing Champion

June

Took over the local brewing guild and started teaching brewing classes.

October

Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial - First attempt at the bardic arts.

2014

February

Bryn Gwlad Candlemas - Award of Arms

November

Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial - Golden Martlet (baronial service award)

War of the Rams - Sable Thistle for Brewing

2015

February

Bryn Gwlad Candlemas - Bardic Champion for the Barony of Bryn Gwlad

Ansteorra Kingdom Arts and Sciences (First) - Beer from the Elizabethan English Countryside - Selected as a Gulf War Artisan

March

Apprenticed to Mistress Lucia Piazetta

June

Steppes Warlord - Bardic Champion for Barony of The Steppes

October

Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial - Sable Thistle for Bardcraft

November

Queen's Champion (Ansteorra) - Performed a skaldic poem commissioned by Ivarr Runamagi for Catriona MacEanruig upon receiving her Court Barony.

2016

January

Steppes Twelfth Night - First entry into Eistedfodd (Ansteorra's Kingdom Bardic Competition) finished in the final four.

Ansteorra Winter Crown Tournament - First performance as lyst-side herald for Jason Drysdale

February

Bryn Gwlad Candlemas - Order of the Iris of Merit (Grant Level Arts and Sciences)

July

Ansteorra Summer Crown Tournament - Second performance as lyst-side herald for Jason Drysdale (winner)

2017

January

Steppes Twelfth Night - Second entry into Eistedfodd finished third.

February

Bryn Gwlad Candlemas - Bryn Gwlad A&S Champion - Finnsvisur (skaldic poetry)

Ansteorra Kingdom Arts and Sciences (Second) - Finnsvisur (skaldic poetry) - Selected as a Gulf Wars Artisan.

March

Gulf Wars - Performed an Old Norse translation by Mistress Brynhildr Kormaksdottir for the elevation of Haraldr Bassi to the Order of the Laurel. Performed as herald for the Viking Raid. Performed for the Gulf Wars War Bard Competition.

July

Ansteorra Summer Crown Tournament - Joined with Ceara inghean mhic an Ghabhann to perform processional and lyst-side heraldry for Jason Drysdale and Margherita de Mantua. This was the birth of King's Road Performers. (View)

September

Bryn Gwlad Fall Baronial - Processional heraldry for the investiture of Gavin and Wentiliana. Processional heraldry for the elevation of Ceallach mac Domhnaill to Master of Defense. Skaldic Poem during court in memory of my dear friend Ritter Dietrich Kempenich von Eltz (the man responsible for me starting skaldic poetry). Sable Thistle for Voice Heraldry

October

Namron Protectorate - Processional heraldry for the elevation of Vigdis Grafeldr to the Order of the Laurel.

November

War of the Rams - Performed an original skaldic verse commissioned by Uchtan MacDuib for James the Holy, King of Gleann Abhann. (View)

December

Tournament of Champions (Ansteorra) - Represented the Barony of Bryn Gwlad in the Arts and Sciences competition.

2018

January

Ansteorra Winter Crown Tournament - Performed processional heraldry, along with other members of King's Road Performers, for Jason Drysdale and Margherita de Mantua. - Sable Flurs (award for a single act of outstanding artistry) were awarded to the members of King's Road Performers. (View)

February

Ansteorra Kingdom Arts and Sciences - Third entry into Eistedfodd finished first and named Premier Skald of Ansteorra.

March

Gulf Wars - Performed as herald for the viking raid.

April

Coronation of Jason Drysdale and Margherita de Mantua - Processional herald for Jason Drysdale and director for King's Road Performers' choir for the processional of Margherita de Mantua.

July

Ansteorra Summer Crown Tournament - Performed processional heraldry, along with other members of King's Road Performers, for Micolay and Uliana Haiduk.  King's Road Performers also provided a singing entrance into both morning and evening court for King Jason Dryesdale and Queen Margherita de Mantua.  (View)

July

Peer Reviewer for the Compleat Anachronist - CA 180: Old Norse-Icelandic Poetry and Poetics

September

Braggart's War - Performed processional heraldry, along with other members of King's Road Performers, for the baronial investiture of Kazimierz Zlowieszczy and Katheryn Margarete de Ryes. (View)

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