Best known as a bard (and kitchen hand/dishwasher), Brendan has dabbled in a lot of things, including sturdy and functional leatherwork, and growing and processing flax fiber (a popular item at demos). Many years ago he was a fighter, squire, and local knight's marshal.
He joined the SCA in college, in 1979 in the Shire of the Shadowlands, Ansteorra. Awarded Arms by Simon & Tessa, 1984. Awarded Iris of Merit (GoA) by Inman IV and Drusilla, 1986. Moved to the then-region of Northshield (Barony of Nordskogen) in 1989. Moved to Cleftlands in 2004.
He's married (since 1991) to Lady Batya di Cremona. They have four children. Batya and the kids have been to SCA events, but it's not really their thing.
Awards & honors:
Companion to the Orders of the Evergreen and the Willow
Companion to the Order of the Crwth of Northshield, and the Honor of the Heliotrope of Nordskogen
Companion of the Iris of Merit and the Order of the Sable Thistle of Ansteorra
Principal of the Ansteorran Queen’s College of Bards at the Twenty-year Celebration
Baronial bardic champion of Cleftlands, Stargate, and Bryn Gwlad
Twice Midrealm Royal Bardic champion, for Reigna Ynes and Queen Amalie the First
Twice (and current) holder of the NOBLE cup: the Northern Oaken Bardic Lagniappe of Excellence
Member of the Meritorious Order of the Shire of the Shadowlands