• 2018 FESTIVAL DATES

    August 25 , 26 September 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21
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The Hooligans
The Hooligans The band your mama warned you about is back FOR THE FULL RUN this season! Find them at the pubs, spreading joy, music, and nothing a good vaccine couldn't cure. The Hooligans specialize in Celtic music both rousing and beautiful. http://hooligansmusic.bandcamp.com/
The O'Danny Girls           HOUSE PARTY!
The O'Danny Girls HOUSE PARTY! Liz Demery Bragg, Ellie Cattle, James Gummer, Sarah Marsden, Edie McKay, Steve Wannall. It's a house party...if you live in a bar. Join them for a show filled with music and laughter. Guaranteed to get you on your feet and movin'! (But Daisy will block the exit.) At the Boars Head Tavern and White Hart.
The Jackdaws
The Jackdaws The Jackdaws deliver original, contemporary, and traditional Irish Rock to audiences across the land. This trailblazing trio will excite and have you coming back for more with their driving melodies and relentlessly aggressive lyrics. More Irish than a drunken roar, and a damned sight messier, meet The Jackdaws. Performing 9/8 - 9/16.
Seamus Kennedy
Seamus Kennedy Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Seamus has been entertaining audiences all over the United States for four decades. He has won the WAMMIE (Washington Area Music Awards) for best Irish/Celtic vocalist many times, and his performances are noted for his lively sense of humor and banter with the audience. Performing 9/1,2,3.. Photo by Richard Dorbin.
Kristin Rebecca
Kristin Rebecca Kristin's beautiful harp playing is matched by her angelic voice. You can hear her on the pathways of Revel Grove performing music that ranges from dance worthy jigs and reels to haunting ballads www.kristinrebecca.com.
Larksong, a capella ensemble
Larksong, a capella ensemble Drew Carlson, tenor; Martha Connolly, alto; Andrea DeSanti, soprano; David Pumplin, baritone/bass; James Raistrick, tenor; Janet Simons, soprano; Kevin Powers, bass. Larksong is a close troupe of harmonious voices who love the sound and the performance of beautiful a capella music. www.larksongsings.com Performing 8/25,26; 9/3. 22, 23; 10/20, 21.
McPherson's Pocketwatch
McPherson's Pocketwatch New to the Festival! MacPherson’s Pocketwatch is a fiddle-folk power duo that blends Celtic trad music with acoustic American songwriter style. Fiddler Brandon Kennedy and guitarist Sean Piland engage to create an energetic and synergistic musical experience that evokes elements of rich peeted whisky and Irish green countrysides. Performing 8/25,26; 10/13,14
The Mediaeval Baebes
The Mediaeval Baebes The Mediaeval Baebes, currently heard on the Emmy-nominated title track to the hit tv series Victoria, will be returning to Revel Grove the weekend of September 22,23. Don't miss their captivating performances at the Blackfriars Theatre. www.mediaevalbaebes.com
The Mighty Kelltones
The Mighty Kelltones The Mighty Kelltones are a Central Maryland band that fuses Celtic and Appalachian influences with inspiration from world beat and other genres. Performing 9/22,23.
Natterjacks
Natterjacks Craig Williams, Darcy Nair, Lisa Oberg. What do you call a band that has two retired Pyrates, a former gypsy, and a nice Irish girl from a nice Irish family? Why not name it after a toad with a distinctively loud and obnoxious call? This group of folk music virtuosos from acclaimed bands The Pyrates Royale, Gypsophilia, and The O’Danny Girls strives to sound more pleasing to the ear than its namesake. Natterjacks are among the more well-traveled of the amphibians, and our repertoire reflects this with wide-ranging music from English, Celtic, maritime, and middle eastern traditions. Guitar, violin, hammered dulcimer, concertina, flute, percussion, and a chorus of lush vocal harmonies make for a rich and innovative sound. You’ll love Natterjacks, warts and all! Performing: 8/25,26; 9/8,9; 10/6,7,20,21.
North Sea Gas
North Sea Gas They are back! NORTH SEA GAS: Dave Gilfillan (left), Grant Simpson (center) and Ronnie (Mac) MacDonald (right) Over thirty-seven years and stronger than ever! "North Sea Gas" is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment. They have received Gold and Silver Disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association and regularly have sold out shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and around the world! Performing on 9/15,16,
Painted Trillium
Painted Trillium Kristin Rebecca - voice, harp, guitar; Susan Meyer - hammered dulcimer, Irish whistle; Rob Meyer - octave mandolin, guitar, bodhran. Performing 9/8- 10/21. Painted Trillium performs traditional Celtic songs and tunes plus a few surprises. Find them on the pathways of Revel Grove. www.paintedtrillium.com.
Pipe Organist
Pipe Organist Gary Schwartz Renaissance organ music played at 10am & 6:15pm daily at the Lyric Stage. www.musicbythemaster.com
Piperjones
Piperjones Piperjones (EJ Jones), is an award-winning piper and teacher at piping workshops across the USA. Piperjones plays the best tunes of the past 700 years on both Highland and Renaissance bagpipes, with friends on percussion and bouzouki, creating a beautifully tuneful, danceable show. www.piperjones.com
Poehemia
Poehemia New this season! Poehemia has been shaped by the hard rocking traditions of Baltimore and the thriving music scene in Glasgow. Since 2012 Poehemia has performed hundreds of high-energy electric and acoustic shows throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. At the Festival Poehemia will perform their traditional Celtic repertoire. See them on September 15,16 & October 6,7.
Pub Sing-along!
Pub Sing-along! Join some of your favorite pub bands and villagers as they lead the audience in a rousing sing-along of traditional English, Irish and Scottish drinking songs and sentimental ballads at the White Hart Tavern.