The Festival has ended for 2018. Thank you to all our visitors for a wonderful season and we look forward to seeing you August 24, 2019.
Musicians & Dancers
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The Pyrates RoyaleErik Booker, Jenn Bell Garman, Claudia Harrison, Damon Hersh, Brad Howard, Matt Salisbury, Tim Shaw. The original singing pirate band, the Pyrates Royale, are back home for more singing and shenanigans. Don't miss them at the pubs on Pirate Weekend - September 29th & 30th!
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 8/25- 9/23.
Renaissance Revelers, madrigal ensembleMonica 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 9/15,16; 10/6,7.
Maggie Sansone - Hammered dulcimer extraordinaireMaggie 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. 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. Special guest on 9/15,16.
Scales and CrosstonesSaber 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 8/25,26; 9/29.30; 10/6,7 at the Pubs.
Seraphim, women’s quartetMartha 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 9/1, 9, 29; 10/13.
Sirena - The Sirens Travel back to the time of mythical gods, shipwrecked lovers, and the ethereal women whom all sailors both fear and adore--the Sirens. Straight from the depths of the sea, Aglaope, Legeia, and Raidne bring you a show filled with drumming, dancing, and all-original music. Their songs will hypnotize you and their stories will touch your hearts, but hold on to your souls, or you might find you've lost them to the hands of the Sirens!
Token EntertainmentRussell 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 10/13-10/14.
The Village Idiots After a hiatus, the Village Idiots have found their way back to Revel Grove. They will be visiting on the weekend of October 13th and 14th to share their own brand of hilarious....idiocy. Don't miss them!