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    The Maryland Renaissance Festival thanks all of our wonderful patrons, vendors, performers, and employees for a making our 40th season a memorable one. We hope everyone has a peaceful winter, and we look forward to welcoming you back to Revel Grove on August 26th, 2017.
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Ballet Theatre of Maryland
Ballet Theatre of Maryland The Maryland Renaissance Festival is pleased to host The Ballet Theatre of Maryland in a special performance for Festival audiences. on Labor Day weekend, each day at 10:30am on the Globe Theatre. On Saturday and Monday enjoy: Pirates of the Chesapeake. Swashbucking! Stowaways! Enjoy Pirates of the Caribbean? This is a must see! Inspired by the first documented acts of piracy on the Chesapeake Bay, Pirates brings to life an array of pirates, settlers and natives, who lived, loved, fought and died in the 17th Century Colonial America. Intrigue, swordfights, and lost treasure come together through the power of dance to tell a comedic tale the whole family will enjoy! On Sunday, the company will present exerpts from their ballet, Excalibur! This powerful retelling of King Arthur's legend from the Sword in the Stone to Camelot will mesmerize you! www.balletmaryland.org
Barleyjuice Trio
Barleyjuice Trio Barleyjuice is best-known for their celtic-rock energy and beloved originals, coercing fans to sing, shout and dance. The Barleyjuice Trio transforms that energy into a solid, more intimate version of the full group sans bass and drums, featuring Kyf Brewer (vocals, guitar, accordion, harmonica), Keith Swanson, (vocals, mandolin, bouzouki, guitar, pipes), and Alice O'Quirke, (fiddle, vocals). The setlist is the same, the vocals and solos shine brightly on their own, and the energy is unexpected, leaving the most avid 'Juice fan both satisfied and astonished. Performing September 10th & 11th. Barlejuice Trio's performance sponsored in part by Holiday Inn Express Inn & Suites Collumbia East/Elkridge. Visit our Local Accommodations page for more hotel information and a link.
Bayfield Brass
Bayfield Brass Anthony Valerio, director. Fantastic brass music masterly played. www.bayfieldbrass.com Performing Sundays, 9/11 - 10/23.
Brinjal World Music band Brinjal plays pulsating and lyrical songs from nations real and imagined, with a large dose of exotic rhythms and enchanting melodies from the Middle East. http://www.ninaamaya.com/brinjal-band.html Performing 9/3,4,5,17,18; 10/15,16.
Camerata Musica, singers of madrigals
Camerata Musica, singers of madrigals Debby Bors, Sarah Brackbill, Dan Brandt, Sherri Calvo, Christine Carey, April Curnow, Laura Denz, Bruce Hampton, Stan Hopkins, Beth Hopper - director, Buckley Hopper,Brooke Hsu, Katherine Lee, Katherine Marek, Nick Mecholsky, Harry Olson, Doreen Oster, Lynn Reggia, John Scheeler, Priscilla Wainwright Camerata Musica is an energetic a capella madrigals troupe, performing in myriad languages and styles from sacred to silly and from medieval chants to love ballads. http://www.camerata-musica.net/ Performing 9/3,4; 10/1,2.
Cat and the Fiddle Morris
Cat and the Fiddle Morris Joseph Shelby and Cyd Shelby as William Larkin & Cydony Bowman Fiddle and dancing on the pathways of Revel Grove on 9/3,4,5,10,11; 10/1,2,22,23.
Céol Anam Cara
Céol Anam Cara Toni Doughert, Bob Dougherty, Dorothy Scanlan, Tom Scanlan. Céol Anam Cara is four multi-instrumentalists with a passion for the traditional folk music of Ireland and the British Isles with the playing of lively dance music & driving instrumentals such as jaunty jigs, pulsating polkas, rousing reels, and an occasional sweet air. Performing 10/1,2,22,23.
Consort Anon.
Consort Anon. Marketa Ebert, Mary Anne Espenshade, Eric Schwartz, Helen-Jean Talbott For 30 seasons Consort Anon. has recreated the music of the Medieval and Renaissance periods to help Festival-goers better understand the music that might have surrounded Henry VIII's royal court as well as the peasants. The Consort, named after that most prolific early music composer Anonymous, was formed in 1979 and played their first Renaissance Festival in the autumn of 1980. When not in Revel Grove, the Consort performs at schools and church services. http://home.earthlink.net/~consort_anon/index.htm Performing 8/27,28; 9/10,11,24,25.
The Crimson Pirates
The Crimson Pirates Anne Alford, Dan O'Driscoll, Robin Flanagan, Don Kilcoyne, Kelly Kilcoyne. Prepare to be boarded! Revel Grove's favorite out-of-town singing pirates sail in from New York. They bring songs of lost love, spilt beer and cabin boys! Performing 10/8,9,22,23.
Cu Dubh
Cu Dubh Cu Dubh consists of musicians who have dedicated their lives to the study and performance of ancient music. David Macejka (2012 Grammy nominee), Mike McNutt and a variety of select performers have brought together their personal influences to create dark, original compositions played on the Great Highland Bagpipes and a barrage of drums from around the world. With influences from Scotland, Gaul, Galicia, Norway, Brittney, Ireland, Wales, German, India, Arabia, Africa and beyond, they call back to the ancient tribes in all of us. http://www.cudubhtribe.com/
Dileab Phriseil
Dileab Phriseil Dileab Phriseil (Gaelic for "Precious Heritage"), is an ensemble of friends that formed from a church group. Featuring traditional songs of Scotland and Ireland, in English and Gaelic, along with fiddle, whistle, bodhran, and other instruments, Dileab Phriseil endeavours to preserve the bequest for which it is named. http://www.dileabphriseil.com/ Performing 8/27,28; 10/15,16.
Dublin 3
Dublin 3 Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, singer and guitarist Ray Murphy met fiddler Jennifer Belle in a pub one evening over a decade ago and the two have been entertaining audiences ever since. Drummer Kevin Shook adds a gentle bass feel on cajon to traditional Celtic tunes that will be sure to get you clapping along. http://www.dublinfive.com/
Bob and Sue Esty - Harp and Voice
Bob and Sue Esty - Harp and Voice Bob Esty - harp, voice, pennywhistle. Sue Esty- harp, voice, bowed psaltry, drum. Bob and Sue perform Renaissance, Celtic, and folk music on harp, bowed psaltery, drum, voice, and whatever other instrument comes close to hand! Performing Saturdays, 9/10 - 10/22.
Faith Ditty, Mistress of the Dance
Faith Ditty, Mistress of the Dance Christa Palmer will delight the young and young at heart leading the maypole and peasant dances and she invites you to join the dance! Also a prize-winning Irish stepdancer, Christa can be seen amazing audiences dancing to jaunty jigs and fast-paced reels.
Melodius Ditty & Harmonius Ditty
Melodius Ditty & Harmonius Ditty Cathy and Bill Palmer, playing fiddle, guitar, and bodhran, will make your toes tap and your heart sing playing merry tunes from Ireland, England, and Scotland.
First Light Ensemble
First Light Ensemble New this season! First Light Ensemble plays their own arrangements of Medieval, Renaissance, Traditional Celtic, and original music featuring flutes and harp. Alix Baldwin, harp, Sharyn Byer and Claire Smith, flutes. Performing 8/27; 9/3, 10, 17, 24.