Briana MacCabe

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Baroness Briana at Spring Crown 2020
Resides: Altavia
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Briana MacCabe has been a member of the SCA since May 2010. She is currently the Baroness of Altavia.


Briana MacCabe was born in West Breifne, Ireland in 1564. Her father, Michael, was bard and poet to Brian O'Rourke, the chieftain of West Breifne and Briana followed in her father's footsteps. After the recent troubles the O'Rourkes ran into with the English, Briana wisely removed herself to her adopted homeland of Caid and is working making a name as a Bard in the Crescent kingdom.

Her motto is "Seirbhís. Ceol. Croí." This is Irish Gaelic for "Service. Music. Heart."


Offices & Positions

  • Lady-in-Waiting for Altavia Baroness THL Meliora Deverel, October 2011 - May 2014
  • Deputy Webwright, Barony of Altavia, December 2013 - February 2015
  • Bard of Altavia, December 2014 - December 2015
  • Chief Lady-in-Waiting for Altavia Baroness Cecilia Medici, 05/2014 - 02/2015
  • Deputy Webwright for Social Media, Barony of Altavia, Jan 2014 - August 2014
  • Deputy Seneschal for Social Media, Barony of Altavia, August 2014 - February 2015
  • Lady-in-Waiting for Her Highness Sigriðr in irska, 2015
  • Seneschal, Barony of Altavia, 2/2015 - 05/2017
  • Deputy Seneschal for Social Media, Barony of Altavia, 05/2017 - 5/2018
  • Lady-in-Waiting (1 of 4 rotating Chief Ladies) for Her Majesty Bridget Lucia Mackenzie, 2017
  • Lady-in-Waiting for Her Majesty Alexander and Tahira, July 2017 and January 2018
  • Lady Altavia/Heir for the Barony of Altavia, December 2017 - 05/2018
  • Baroness for the Barony of Altavia, May 2018 - Present
  • Committee member for the 5/1-2/2021 Tech Symposium, specializing in Communications

Event Staff

Online Activities

Live from Caid:

  • Premier Guest with Baron Nikolaos Phaistios, 3/23/2020
  • Guest with Baron Nikolaos Phaistios, 3/22/2021
  • Performer, 5/19/2020
  • Performer in a group number on the Yule Special, 12/21/2020

Barony of Altavia Online Meetings

  • Organizer and Host of Weekly Social Hour(s) averaging 10 people but with upwards of 25 people, including folks from all over Caid and the Known World, 3/16/2020 to present
  • Organizer and Host of twice monthly Craft Hangouts, averaging 6-8 people, including folks from all over Caid and the Known World, 1/20/2021 to present
  • Host of several Council Meetings and Arts & Sciences classes, 2020-2021

Performance Activities

Classes Taught

  • Regalia of Rank: What Does It Mean? at GWW XXI (October 2018)
  • Awards and Where to Find Them for Altavia Arts & Sciences October 2020

Projects & Publications


  • Festival of the Rose/Filthy Dirty Collegium 2016 01/30-31/2016, HRM A'isha II - "The Ocean's Bride" - Original Piece
  • Festival of the Rose Winter 2017, 02/04/2017, HRM Bridget II - "Lass of the Low Country" - Folk
  • Black Oak Lodge/Festival of the Rose 2018 , 02/02-04/2018, Faizah Regent - "Eli, Eli" - Modern Hebrew
  • Festival of the Rose/Summer Arts 2019 , 08/24/2019, HRM Tsyra II - "If I Was A Blackbird" English Traditional
  • Festival of the Rose, 02/01/2020, HRM Tahira II - "Three Jolly Coachmen" English Traditional



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