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The Great Scot, Bardic Magician from Vermont performing at the Vermont Renaissance FaireWhat do
The Vermont Renaissance Festival, The Quechee Inn, Fort at Number 4,
Grace Cottage Hospital Fair,
and Springfield Library
all have in common?

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician performing at the library in Springfield, Vermont

"Hi! Thank you for a fabulously fun and magical afternoon.
It was a wonderful way for families to spend time together.
The audience particpation really kept everyone involved,
and early arrivals appreciated the "pre-show" performance.
Did you see the Eagle Times? I hear there's a picture in today's edition.
Thank you again!" C. Cox, Springfield Library.

They made their events magical and fun by having me entertain with my unique show of magic, comedy, and audience participation,
and you can too.

Keep reading to find out more.

P.S. There are some resources of interest to performers and magicians
at the bottom of the  page.

"The magic of The Great Scot is a timeless treasure"
Jeff McBride, World Class Magician

You will be astounded, amazed, and astonished with confounding conjuring, legendary legerdemain, superb sleight-of-hand,
and a plethora of prestigious feats of prestidigitation!

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician entertains at a festival

" Thank you for a great performance!
Children and their families at the
Festival loved your magic and humor!
It was a great addition to our festival."
B. Hinman, Whiteface Mountain Celtic Festival

Seeing me dressed in Scottish garb of the
              period, using props appropriate to the period, and through the interweaving of stories, folk tales, and history, you will be entertained and transported back in time, as you witness wonders and magic from the periods of the Middle Ages, the Renaissance,
the 18th Century, the Age of Queen Victoria, even today!

"A charming combination of storyteller and magician!"
R. Luersen, School Librarian, Vermont

If you are seeking unique entertainment for a historic site, any type of party, a Festival (Celtic, Scottish, Irish or other), a Medieval or Renaissance Faire, an educational institution, a library,  any type of party from childrens' birthdays to an adult wedding,
a trade show or Corporate function.
I do travel outside my area, so contact me now!

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician does a Street Show for children and their parents at The Grace Cottage Hospital Fair

"Thank you for doing the magic show again at our Fair.
Entertaining children is important to drawing and
holding families on
the Common throughout the morning.
When they are there they spend and
when they spend they make the Fair a success.  Please plan on visiting on the first Sat. in year."
S.Holt, Grace Cottage Hospital Fair

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician  will transport you and your audience into a world of magic, mystery, and fun.
As a result, not only will your audience love the show,
you will be a Hero for booking it.

Shows can be customized as needed.

"Delightful stories round out the entertaining sleight of hand"
J. Finger, Educator, New York City

Dates are filling up for the rest of 2006
(especially for the Holidays) and for 2007,
BOOK NOW to make sure that you get the dates you want.


Great Scot, Bardic Magician Shows Link

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician writes predictions while reading the minds of the audience

"Stuart's magic magnifies a world upon which all of us love to gaze -
Where something appears from nothing,
and the seemingly impossible

becomes possible before our eyes. 
Stuart weaves the magic of

sleight-of-hand with the magic of storytelling, drawing us into a
world that he sees so vividly.
He captures the imagination and
then gives it wings to fly."

Sue Venman, Life Coach, Saxtons River, Vermont


Due to my interest in Historical forms of Show Business and Entertainment, look for web pages featuring e-books, routines, MP3's, Resources, Links, and Videos from Street Performers,  Circuses, English & Scottish Fairs, Vaudeville, Music Hall, Variety, and Burlesque (no nudity). I will do my best to make them FREE. 

Click on image below to read my biography:

Great Scot, Bardic Magician Biography Link

Great Scot, Bardic Magician performing the Cups and Balls
For booking information,
contact me now:

The Great Scot, Bardic Magician
Stuart Joseph
36 Front Street
Bellows Falls VT 05101 USA
802- 463-1954 (phone)

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P.S. Book me now to make sure you get the dates and times you want.


Do You Want to Make More Money As a Performer,
Develop Your Act, or Improve Your Skills?

Assistant wanted


A place for period and modern tricks, illusions, props,
accessories, equipment, books, videos and DVDs.



Click Here to Enter The Great Scot, Bardic Magician Magic Shop

I am using an Illusion that I sell in my show.
It is
called The Great Scot Magic Scottish Maiden Guillotine.
Visit the Shop to find out why I named it that or to buy one. 


I am setting up a store in association with to feature books, etc. that relate to my interests, until then, search for items using the search box below.

However, you can help me out by using the Search Box below to find your items and I will earn a commission on anything you buy from Amazon.

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I finally got fed up with being sniped at the end of auctions, leaving myself open to shill bidding, worrying about getting to a computer or staying up to all hours for an auction to end, and trying to enter a last minute bid.

I figured that if I couldn't beat them, I should join them, so I did.

After some research I found an online sniping service that is free, easy to use, and includes a number of useful services like being able to bid on a number of the same items at once. Actually, each bid will be seperate, you add as many of the same items you want to win (like Howdy Doody puppets or Sunbeam Mixmasters), along with the amount you want to pay, to your Gixen account and it will enter your bid about 6 seconds before the auction ends (ebay proxy bidding then takes effect) until you win one of the items, then the rest of your bids on the other items are canceled by Gixen. I really like this feature because I am generally looking for a specific item. I can enter all the items along with my bids  into Gixen at once, which saves me from entering another bid individually on another of the same items after waiting to see if I won the first item. I don't have to go to the next one and going through the whole bidding process all over again-and again, if I don't win the next auction. 

Add-ons to Firefox, Internet Explorer,  Chrome, and I think Safari, do one click sniping on the item's auction page. I have used all of them, except for Safari, and they work superbly. You can find the scripts in the Gixen user forums. 

The basic service is free, but they have an upgraded service with additional features and no ads on their pages for the incredibly low price (wait for it! drum roll) of $6.00 per year, which works out to $.50 per month. You can get the service for free by providing a link to Gixen on your own web site-like I am doing here.

Click on the button to join Gixen!

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