Samurai Dave: The Roving Ronin Report

Rambling Narrative of Travels, Thoughts, and Embellishments

Battle of Hastings Videos

Here are three videos I made of the Battle of Hastings re-enactment of 2006.

The first one is set to the theme of the movie Excalibur – O Fortuna:

The Battle of Hastings 

The Death of the Minstrel Taillefer 

The second video is a little bit of medieval humor with an incident from the Battle of Hastings. Before the battle began, a Norman minstrel, Taillefer, attacked the English in a mad attempt to gain glory. This is his story.

The Fall of King Harold Godwinson

The third video has a Roving Ronin Report intro and is a ballad of the Battle. The song is from the Secret Commonwealth, a celtic folk-rock band from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. It’s a period piece not necessarily on the battle but around the time period. The theme of a woman mourning her husband’s loss though is eternal.

http://www.myspace.com/thesecretcommonwealth

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December 11, 2007 Posted by | 1066, Anglo-Saxons, Battle of Hastings, Blogroll, Celtic, celtic music, costumes, England, Harold Godwinson, history, humor, medieval, Middle Ages, murfreesboro, Normans, secret commonwealth, tragedy, travel, UK, video, vikings, William the Conqueror, youtube | 5 Comments

St. Patrick’s Day In Tokyo Video

 Here’s a video I recently made about St. Patrick’s Day festivies in an Irish Pub in the heart of Tokyo with a brief interlude of Danny Boy being sung at a festival Enka Style

March 19, 2007 Posted by | alcohol, celtic music, drinking, enka, entertainment, Guinness, Ireland, Irish, japan, party, St. Patrick's Day, tokyo, travel | Leave a comment