Briana MacCabe

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Baroness Briana MacCabe and Baron Niko Phaistos at Coronation on 2021-07-10 Baroness Briana at Spring Crown 2020
Preferred title: Dame
Their Pronouns: She/Her
Resides: Altavia
Status: Active
Awards: Visit the Caid Order of Precedence
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Dame Briana MacCabeRRE has been a member of the SCA since May 2010. She served as Baroness of Altavia from May 2018 to May 2023.

She received a Royal Recognition of Excellence from Pansa and Katherine on September 11, 2021 for her ceaseless online work with the barony during The Great Pestilence (2020-2021).


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, after some adventures on the high seas, and is now working making a name as a bard and swordswoman 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 - May 2018
  • Baroness for the Barony of Altavia, May 2018 - May 2023
  • Committee member for the 5/1-2/2021 Tech Symposium, specializing in Communications
  • Kingdom Chronicler, January 2022 - July 2023

Event Staff

  • Event Steward for Altavia's Agincourt Tourney 2013
  • Event Steward for Summer Crown Tourney 2014
  • Co-Event Steward for Fall Crown Tourney 2017
  • Deputy Publicity Steward for Great Western War, 2016–2017, 2020-Present
  • Publicity Steward for Great Western War, 2018–2020
  • Event committee lead for Altavia Alt-aversary 2020, (first full Zoom virtual anniversary in Caid)
  • Event committee for Dreibergen Anniversary and Agincourt Archery/TW, 2020 (Virtual event)
  • Event committee for Altavia Alt-aversary, 2021 (Virtual event)
  • Communications Advisor and Class Facilitator for Tech Symposium, 2021 (Virtual event)


100 day Pell Challenge

  • 1st round completed: June 2, 2021
  • 2nd round completed: September 17, 2021


  • Caid Rapier Open: September 11, 2021
  • Bridesmaid Tourney at GWW XXIII: October 8, 2021
  • Nordwache Anniversary: October 16, 2021

Caid Reporter

On location “reporter” for Crown events, taking and posting videos and photos of Crown combatants and consorts and of individual Crown bouts on the Caid Reporter page under the direction of the Kingdom Social Media Officer.

  • Spring Crown 2016
  • Fall Crown 2016
  • Spring Double Crown 2018
  • Fall Crown 2018
  • Fall Crown 2019
  • Spring Crown 2020

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
  • Performer, 7/26/21

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

  • Song Swap and Sing Along at GWW XVI (October 2013)
  • Family Song Swap/Sing-Along at Collegium Caidis (2015)
  • Regalia of Rank: What Does It Mean? at GWW XXI (October 2018)
  • Awards and Where to Find Them for Altavia Arts & Sciences (October 2020)
  • Two Styles of Wire-Wrapped Rings for Personal Tokens and Largesse for Altavia Arts & Sciences (October 26, 2021)

Projects & Publications


  • Bard of Altavia, Altavia/Angels Yule, December 2013 “Maoz Tzur” Hebrew Traditional
  • Bard of Altavia, Altavia/Angels Yule, December 2014, “The Medici’s Daughter” Original
  • 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
  • Festival of the Rose, 8/25/2021, HRM Katherine - “Mon Couer Se Recommande a Vous” - 16th Century French





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