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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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Pub Sing-along!
Pub Sing-along! Join host Caoimhe McDonah (Melissa McGinley) , the villagers of Revel Grove, and the Royal Court 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.
The Pyrates Reunion
The Pyrates Reunion Erik Booker, Jenn Bell Garman, Damon Hersh, Brad Howard, Matt Salisbury, Tim Shaw. New group, old sailors! The Pyrates Reunion brings back some of your favorite piratical musicians in a show featuring high energy, crowd rousing tunes with a few ballads thrown in for good measure. Special guests for Pirate Weekend only, September 24th & 25th.
The Rambling Sailors
The Rambling Sailors Greg and Susan Csikos Both successful soloists, Greg and Susan have joined forces to present a show full of harmonies that please the ear and lift the spirits. Greg was a founding member of the piratical sextet, The Corsairs before launching his solo career. Susan has been performing as Rosie Peaseblossom at Renaissance Faires and on Tall Ships since 1992. www.ramblingsailors.com Performing 9/10 - 9/25.
Renaissance Revelers, madrigal ensemble
Renaissance Revelers, madrigal ensemble Monica Boruch, Karen Cain, Van Corey, David Jackson, Laura Kawa, Margo Lehman, Michael Pierson, Matt Roberts, Randy Rogers, Rebecca Rogers, Meredith Stewart, Katie Wanschura, Viola Whieldon, Theresa Younger. The Renaissance Revelers is an ensemble performing Medieval and Renaissance music from several European nations. They have performed at the MD Renaissance Festival since 1987. Other venues include the National Cathedral, White House Christmas celebrations, Walter's Art Museum Brookside Gardens and First Night celebrations in addition to government, corporate and private events. http://www.last.fm/music/The+Renaissance+Revelers Performing 9/10,11,24,25.
Maggie Sansone - Hammered dulcimer extraordinaire
Maggie Sansone - Hammered dulcimer extraordinaire Maggie Sansone America’s premier hammered dulcimer player and recording artist. Maggie Sansone’s pioneering artistry has brought the ringing beauty of her music to hundreds of thousands of music lovers around the world. Maggie is the recipient of numerous WAMMIE awards from the Washington area Music Association for Irish/Celtic instrumentalist. Maggie's music will soothe thy soul, dazzle, and delight with tunes from the ancient Celtic lands. Don't miss the Maggie's Music Celtic show at Reveler's Bower with Bob and Sue Esty on selected Saturay. And Maggie's Celtic tunes with Rover-dance, dancing puppets in the pathways is fun for the whole family! For bookings, tour schedule, and recording information, visit her website at www.maggiesmusic.com. Performing all dates EXCEPT 9/3,4,18; 10/2.
Scales and Crosstones
Scales and Crosstones Saber Tompson, Jim Cason, Maggie Cason, Darriel Day, Molly Lindsey,Donna Smith Scales and Crosstones is a pirate band that specializes in melodic sea shanties and Celtic music. The band believes that music of the past can be enjoyed by the present generation. While keeping with tradition, their harmonies and rhythms shed new light on old songs. http://scalesandcrosstones.com/ Performing 8/27,28; 9/24,25 a the Pubs.
Seraphim, women’s quartet
Seraphim, women’s quartet Martha Lawrence, Charlotte Knapp, Phyllis Fong, Kathleen Peery Seraphim's four graceful ladies sing of life and love in Tudor England. The specialize in dances that evoke the spirit of the times, and offer humorous observations of the Court and its customs. Their songs of merry revels, animals, gypsies and pirates delight both the young and young at heart. Seraphim also appears in other eras and seasons. Please see www.seraphimquartet.org. Performing 9/5; 10/1,9,15 in the pathways and on the stages.
Janet Spahr, Handpan Music
Janet Spahr, Handpan Music Here from Carlisle, Pennsylvannia, Janet Spahr is happy to introduce her unique instrument, called a Handpan, to new audiences. People are drawn to its distinct look and tranquil sounds. Listeners have called her performances mesmerizing, and describe the handpan tones as "tranquil, ancient, and spiritual". You can hear her CDs on iTunes and CD Baby if you search her by name. View videos of her performances on her website, www.spahrstudios.com Performing 8/27 - 9/11 in the pathways.
Stary Olsa
Stary Olsa New! Touring the United States for the first time, Stary Olsa is a medieval Belarusian band, founded in 1999 by Zmicier Sasnoŭski. Now comprised of six members, Stary Olsa takes its name from a brook in the west part of Mahilioŭ Region (Belarus) The band's repertoire includes Belarusian folk balladry and martial songs, Belarusian national dances, works of Belarusian Renaissance composers, compositions from Belarusian aulic music collections (e.g. Polack Notebook, Vilnia Notebook), Belarusian canticles of the 16th - early 17th centuries, as well as European popular melodies of the Middle Ages and Renascence. Don't miss miss their special performance on September 24th & 25th. photo Alieh Bielavusaŭ
Token Entertainment
Token Entertainment Russell Brandford, Dallas Valley. Griffon DuMonde and Rhee are two normal ordinary travelers come to exotic foreign England to partake of the quaint local customs of the natives and add a little color to the Festival as Token Entertainment. Performing 10/8.9.
Wine and Alchemy
Wine and Alchemy Wine and Alchemy is a unique World Music band performing original and traditional music derived from many different cultures and times including: Greek, Celtic. Gypsy, Medieval French, Sephardic, Turkish and others. Singer, composer, director, and musician Roxanne Bruscha adds to the visual of their live show by a unique World Fusion Belly Dance performance featuring veil spinning and sword balancing. See them at Market Stage from October 10/1 - 10/23. www.wineandalchemy.com
Wolgemut: Ancient Bagpipes and Bombastic Drums
Wolgemut: Ancient Bagpipes and Bombastic Drums Michael Gartner, director. An ancient germanic word, "wolgemut" simply means, "to be in a good mood". The group Wolgemut lives up to the name by fusing historic and traditional music, dance and comedy with a generous amount of “wolgemutness” turning every Wolgemut show into a high powered event; a Renaissance Rock concert! For more information please visit the official Wolgemut website at: www.wolgemut.net