Stage Acts

Unless otherwise noted, all Stage Acts are present all eight weekends of Sherwood Forest Faire’s 2014 season.

To see the music lineup, please visit the Music page for the 27 live bands who will be visiting Sherwood Forest.

Peter S. Beagle
Thanks to classics like The Last Unicorn, A Fine and Private Place, and “Two Hearts,” Peter Beagle is a living icon of fantasy fiction. In addition to eight novels and over one hundred pieces of short fiction, Peter has written many teleplays and screenplays (including the animated versions of The Lord of the Rings and The Last Unicorn); six nonfiction books (among them the classic travel memoir I See By My Outfit); the libretto for one opera; and more than seventy published poems and songs. Peter S. Beagle will be signing copies of “The Last Unicorn” near the Main Gate at Sherwood Forest Faire throughout Sherwood's final weekend.
To honor him, the Assembled Musicians of Sherwood will be putting on a concert of music written or inspired by Peter Beagle each day at 2 pm at the Grove Stage. Musicians performing include: Alan A Dale, Bedlam Bards, Faire to Middlin, Ky Hote, Rambling Sailors, Shillelagh, and Tulstin Troubadours.

Mar. 29th - 30th


Abby Green
The bright voice and sweet tunes of Abby Green will serenade you at the Grove Stage, a gazebo close to the Main Gate and Jacob’s Well Pub.  Her tranquil, yet lively style of Irish music is sure to inspire you to look on the lovely side of life. Join Abby Green for a relaxing serenade on Sherwood’s musical gazebo, the Grove Stage.

Limited Engagement


Adult School of Sword
Learn to meet interesting people and kill them! Watch and learn as Master Oskar Hasselhoff demonstrates techniques and answers questions about the traditional Medieval weapon of your choice! This show is at the Combat Arena located between the Maze and the Elven Hill Stage on your program map.

Archery with Will the Bowman
Will the Bowman, Robin Hood’s most seasoned archer, aims to teach a bit of his skill to any who would join him at the Will’s Target, which he has set up just inside Pirate Territory near the Front Gate. Watch as this wise Merry Man demonstrates the art of bending the bow; or if you have your own traditional bow and arrow, he may invite you to shoot with him (16 years or older only).

Also look for the Sherwood Archery Contest, which will begin at the Black Eagle Castle archery range, and finish toward the end of the day at the Jousting Arena.

Click here to read the rules for Sherwood's Archery tournament.

Alan a Dale
This merry minstrel is one of Robin Hood’s very best friends. He sings songs of celebration for the heroes of the Greenwoode, and many other songs especially for the LITTLE PEOPLE (thy tykes). Seek Alan a Dale in Sherwood’s children’s area Once Upon a Time…

This show is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies.

As You Like It
In the second half of the faire, Christi Potter, joins Sherwood Forest’s musical masters. Starting on March 14th, find her in the lanes and in the forests, sending the magical sounds of her hammer dulcimer up into the treetops. She will sometimes be found at Maid Marian’s Chapel, and will also team up with Bob Bielefeld at the Three Celestials Stage.

Mar. 14th – 30th


Bard O’Neill
Sherwood’s fiery Bard plays every weekend at the Three Stags Pub and the Horseman Stage. Enjoy a rich medley of sweet and saucy songs that will inspire you and put a smile on your face. Sherwood’s Bard O’Neill will regale you with a blend of rollicking music and some ballads while trading good-natured banter with her "cousins” in the audience.

The Bedlam Bards
A rowdy pair of musicians, these Celtic minstrels will be jitterin’ your leg ‘til ye jump up and dance a jig! Find them at the new Three Stags Pub and the Horseman Stage. And look for the Bedlam Bards’ adult 30-dirty shows (18 and up only) at the Three Stags. The Bedlam Bards will also lead Sherwood’s Pub Sing at Ye Old Trip to Jerusalem Pub at day’s end.

Adults Only for “Thirty-Dirty” shows


Belz
As you make your way down the hill from Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub, you may notice a small fenced-in homestead, complete with a chicken coop and a lily pond. Here lady Belz is ready to invite you to sit for a spell, and meet her fine feathered friends. She is likely to tell you stories, speak to you with hand puppets, or simply give you some company as you enjoy the sounds and sights of the faire.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies.
The Brothers Dracul
You will find the Brothers Dracul at the Three Celestials Stage and roaming about the forest. From the Eastern regions of Europe (or perhaps the Western regions of the Ottoman Empire) these madcap brothers bring you fire manipulation, juggling, acrobatics, and other zany antics sure to appeal to your sense of danger. Because they are brothers, they may fight amongst themselves, but true brotherly love means not killing each other... Let’s hope they don’t. But it will still be fun watching them try.

Absent Feb. 8th-9th


Children's School of Sword
Come and watch your children learn the basics of swordplay in a hands-on experience that is fun for all ages. DO NOT BE LATE! This show is at the Combat Arena located between the Maze and the Elven Hill Stage on your program map.

This show is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies.
Circa Paleo
At long last the Elven Celtic quartet known far and wide as Circa Paleo return to their natural habitat: The Elven Hill Stage. Circa Paleo will be at Sherwood for our three-day St. Patrick’s Weekend only. This powerhouse of inspiring instrumental music will fill the forest with the spirit of ages long forgotten. Don’t miss the weekend we have all been waiting for when Circa Paleo returns!

Mar. 14th – 16th
Coal Black Rose
Coal Black Rose performs ‘classic maritime ballads’ from a world long forgotten. These timeless crooners play a trio of folk instruments including mandolin, upright bass, and the musical saw. They will be Sherwood’s featured act at the Three Stags Pub on March 1st and 2nd, and they will also play at the Grove Stage and Pirate Territory Stage on our penultimate weekend. Embracing the soul of the seafarer Lena Weiland, Erin Kost and Chris Puente bring this spirit of the traveler to the shores of Sherwood Forest Faire. Using a variety of instruments of various folk origins, Coal Black Rose bring out the best of all worlds to one stage (at a time).

Mar. 1st – 2nd & Mar. 22nd – 23rd


4th Annual Combat Tournament of Sherwood
Witness 4 international fighting champions, Masters of the Western Martial Arts, pit their strength and brutality against each other in a violent contest where you decide the outcome! This show is at the Combat Arena located between the Maze and the Elven Hill Stage on your program map.

This show is not suitable for children due to to explicit adult humor & violence


Darbuki Kings
On the first four weekends of Sherwood, The Drishti Dancers will join the Great Antone at the Plum Tree Stage for a music and dance experience like no other! Darbuki Kings will also lead a drum circle at the Seven Sisters Stone Circle at each day’s end. For the last four weekends of the faire, the Great Antone will be playing medieval music around the village.

Feb. 8th - Mar. 2nd


Dirt Faeries
Ping and Hazelnut create amazing art from dirt, sticks, and finely-colored sand. They have made a nest just inside the two towers of Sherwood’s children’s area, Once Upon a Time... Come observe this rare breed of Dirt Faery in their natural habitat...the dirt.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies
Drishti Dancers
The mystical Drishti Dancers bring the Darbuki sound to vivid fruition on the first four weeks of the faire. Let them take you to far-away lands upon a magic carpet!

Feb. 8th – Mar. 2nd


Drones N Drums
You won’t want to miss the raucous pipes and drums of Jason Gunn and Justin Piwetz. Hear the power of the bagpipes and the thunder of the Scottish drum at the Horseman stage, Ye Olde Trip to Jerusalem Pub, and marching the high roads and the low roads of Sherwood Forest. Let the sounds of the Highlands take you back to the Olde Country.
The Duel of the Wizards
Come and watch the Battle of the Wizards, Merlin the Wise and Mordred the Maji by the Seven Sisters about 7:15 pm. Mordred wants Morgana back his mother..but Merlin won't let her go. So it's a duel to the end..
Faire to Middlin’
Join Mab and Gil, two bards with an arsenal of songs both original and traditional. Sometimes bawdy, and sometimes simply, and serenely lovely, find Faire to Middlin’ at several locations around the Forest, including the Grove Stage, the Horseman Stage as well as Tobar Tinker’s Pawn Shop Stage. This year they will also regale the young ones with children’s music at the Faery Forest Stage.

Fool Hearty
Entertaining the wee ones in Sherwood’s children’s area, Once Upon a Time... are Court Jesters Marquise Zany from Zanzibar and Ima Nutte. They will perform three different shows daily, including Fool’s School, The Royal Fools Variety Show, and The Untrained Dog Show, featuring Blockhead and Polka Dot. These Jesters, who have been voted “Best Children’s Act” THREE TIMES now by Renaissance Magazine, will hold court at the Faery Forest Stage.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies


The Game of Chess
The illustrious Thane of Argyle, Uilliam MacArtuir, ambassador of Scotland, spends his weekends at the ancient game of strategy known as Chess. He has constructed an oversized chess board in Once Upon a Time... Where he accepts any challenge for a small remuneration. It will take patience and keen foresight to check mate this Master of the “King’s Game”.

This season he is training two new apprentices, who will surely accept some challenges, too. Come and try your hand at besting Sherwood’s Chess Master for a chance at winning a coin of the realm.
Giacomo the Jester
Returning his comedy Juggling show to Sherwood, this professional joker will have you in stitches with his many talents. Find him at the Greenwoode Theatre and around the village, walking on ropes, juggling, conjuring, and sometimes even serenading you. And don’t miss the OOPS! Comedy Knife-Throwing Show that Giacomo performs along with resident fool, Paolo Garbanzo, also at the Greenwoode Theatre.

Absent St. Patrick’s Weekend Mar. 14th – 16th


The Great Rondini
New to the faire this year, come and be amazed by the Great Rondini!
See him escape from Chains, a straight Jacket and strong Iron Locks --- all at the same time! You’ll find this visiting performer in the lanes and forests of Sherwood, always trying to get into a bind he can’t get out of. Can you stump him when he hands you the Locks?
Gypsy Eyes
With a top-notch percussion team, including Joachim Morrissey, Gypsy Eyes will enchant you at the Plum Tree Stage and the Greenwoode Theatre on the final four weekends of the faire. So fill your tankard with a beverage of your choice on the way to the Plum Tree Stage for a drum and dance show that you won’t soon forget.

Mar. 8th – 30th

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Gypsy Rox
Gypsy Rox is a young duo with ancient Gypsy and Celtic roots. Michelle Alany joins the adventurous guitar playing of Ky Hote and the steady rhythm of percussionist Rio Blue to present a feast of instrumentals and songs. Gypsy Rox brings songs and tunes from all over. Their all-original arrangements are sometimes made up on the spot, and no two shows are alike. Gypsy Rox play the Three Stags Pub as our featured guests.

March 8th and 9th


Hands of Fatima Belly Dance
These energetic belly dancers come from the far and mysterious lands of the East. Feel the rhythm of distant cultures as the Hands of Fatima spin, swirl, and undulate for you as their ensemble of musicians play on! The Hands of Fatima are sure to make you smile. Just follow the sound of Gypsy magic to the Vineyard Stage. They will also appear from time to time at the Round Table of King Richard’s knights.

High Flying Fools
On Sherwood’s extended 3-day weekend join Pester The Jester & Lulu the Tumbler for some amazing partner acrobatic antics, a little tied-up twisted tumbling, and many more reasons why you shouldn't be fed sugar every night for dinner growing up.  Come play with the High Flying Fools; they're contagious!

Mar 14th - 16th Only
Jaques Ze Whipper
A Frenchman by trade, and a daredevil whip-cracker too, Jacques joins Sherwood for the first time on the last two weekends of faire. He will need your help to pull off his own brand of dangerous and hilarious feats. See him at the Vineyard Stage, plying his whips and his curly mustache.

Mar. 22nd - Mar. 30th
THE JIG IS UP!
Lords and Ladies, please welcome the quintessential Irish band, playing Jigs and Reels and singing songs of life in Ireland. These musicians are highly skilled and they are a lively bunch. They have played at Sherwood Celtic Music Festival for two years in a row. The Jig is Up! combines fiddle, flute, guitar and vocals for a vibrant rendition of the energetic traditional music and songs of Ireland. The band's goal is to remain true to ancient Irish traditions while performing the music in a lively and creative manner. The band played and practiced for several years before going public, so what you hear will amaze you indeed. The Jig is Up! will be our featured act at the Three Stags Pub on Sherwood’s Second Weekend.

Feb. 15th - 16th
Klaus of Hamlin
Klaus Wieland, a once up-and-coming star on the German folk-rock scene who “disappeared” to India at the height of his career, has turned up in medieval Nottingham at Sherwood Forest Faire. His fans from the days of olde still wonder where he may be, but you will be lucky enough to find his lovely voice and lilting guitar here at Sherwood!

Ky Hote
Beware Lords and Ladies of the “Most Dangerous Guitar Player” of the renaissance. He seems nice enough, but there is something piratical beneath his Gypsy Smile. Stop and enjoy this wandering minstrel’s distinctive and dynamic approach to the acoustic guitar. Ky will be at Sherwood for the second half of the show, starting March 8th when he brings his trio Gypsy Rox as special guests at the Three Stags Pub. And for the last three weekends find him paired up with As You Like It, playing with Christina Potter in the lanes and small stages of Sherwood Forest Faire.

Mar 8th – Mar 30th
Legends of Robin Hood
The story of Robin Hood continues in this year of 1193. After a year living in Sherwood Keep, King Richard is ready to go adventuring again, and must leave the kingdom in the hands of his most trusted vassal. He will relinquish his royal seal to only one person, and so the King calls a council to decide who will rule England in his absence. Will it be the King’s brother Prince John? Or the Bold Robin Hood? Or perhaps the head of the Church, the Bishop? Whoever he may choose will have to take great care to keep it well. For the enemies of the king will surely become bold when he is away. And Robin Hood will have to keep an eye on the seal, wherever it goes, for he and his Merry band seem to be the last who put chivalry and justice above greed and oppression in these trying times while the good King is away.
Madman Maverick
This insane gypsy performs dangerous and magical feats at the Three Celestials Stage and the Vineyard Stage, just beyond the Falconer’s Stage. Madman Maverick will amaze and confuse you with his variety of stunts and illusions. See him put kids in guillotines, blow fireballs, and make a gypsy fool of himself (and possibly you, too).

Feb. 8th - Mar. 16th


Marc Gunn
The “Celtfather” brings his Autoharp to the Horseman Stage for three consecutive weekends. Sit and have a listen to Marc Gunn’s colorful world of all things Celtic, Comic, and Cat. Marc will fill thy head with niceties and non-sense as he plays for you songs original, traditional, and others that are somewhere in between. The “Celtfather” will also be joined by Jamie Hauser on the second and third weekends of Sherwood as a new musical outfit: Gunns and Drums. Be sure to see this new band of old friends at the Three Stags Pub.

Feb. 8th – 22nd


Merlin the Wise
The mysterious man who lives backward through time welcomes you to join him in Once Upon a Time... Sherwood’s children’s area.

See Merlin perform astounding acts of disappearing, levitating, and magically causing kids of all ages to laugh.

Come see amazing feats of magic with music by Merlin and friends. Also look for Merlin, along the paths of the forest.
Mordred the Maji
Watch spellbinding magic as this Wizard will amaze you, make you laugh, and leave you to wonder “Does magic really exist?” You will find this Maji on the lanes and in the pubs of Sherwood. Philip a 30 year veteran of the magical arts. We are now honored to have The Wizard Himself here at Sherwood Forest Faire!
Make sure you catch his show either in the pubs or on the lanes and be ready to be mystified and bewildered.

New Riders of the Golden Age
With a hearty HUZZAH and a mug raised high above your head, please help Sherwood Forest welcome this legendary jousting team, The New Riders of the Golden Age! These bold knights will awe you with sword fighting and daring deeds in a stunt show guaranteed to amaze you. But then… at each performance these true-to-life jousters will also clash against one another in genuine solid lance, heavy armor FULL CONTACT competitive jousting matches. A team of the original Full Contact jousting group, Warhorse Productions, the New Riders of the Golden Age bring pageantry and peril to Sherwood Forest’s Joust Arena. HUZZAH!

O’Malarkey
This roving group of Irish musicians will be Sherwood’s special guest performers at the Three Stags Pub on the Faire’s first weekend. You may also find them near the front gate near Jacob’s Well Pub at the Grove Stage gazebo. Here’s their recipe for fun Celtic music on the run: Take one smidgen of traditional Irish tunes. Add a pinch of contemporary Celtic flavoring. Season to taste with humor and song. Blend well at high speed for 30 minutes or longer.
Slam it down, chase it with Scotch, and call it
O'Malarkey!

Feb 8th - 9th
The OOPS! Comedy Knife Throwing Show
Giacomo the Jester and his not-so-trusty apprentice Paolo Garbanzo compete for laughs in this hilarious and death-defying act at the Greenwoode Theatre. You may get to be part of the fun and danger too, as they will choose several of our fine patrons to help them juggle and throw sharp objects at each other. Bring your own blindfold, because you may just decide to use it.

Absent Mar. 14th -16th


Palo Fuoco
As twilight turns to dusk and the sun is setting on a grand day of festivities, make your way to the parking lot for one final performance outside the front gate of Sherwood Forest Faire. These fire artists light up the night with flashing fire balls, fire poi, devil sticks and other methods of playing with open flames! The show starts promptly at dusk. DO NOT try this at home or anywhere else!

Paolo Garbanzo the Fool
Find this crazy Italian juggling knives, throwing fire, and balancing on precarious objects at the Greenwoode Theatre. This flawless manipulator of dangerous objects will have you juggling yourself as you try not to laugh your way off of your seat. Paulo will also team up with Giacomo the Jester for a knife-throwing show that will either frighten away all your troubles, or chop them into mincemeat.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies


Pirates of Sherwood
Arrrrrr! Still land-locked with a wrecked ship, the Pirates of Sherwood are back with all new adventures. Now that their supply of rum has run dry. They have squandered the treasure that they were so lucky to recover. The Pirates of Sherwood are on the prowl, seeking a new fortune, and causing mischief all along the way. Find them at the Pirate Territory Stage and all about the forest.

Careful when you meet them. Despite their charm they are pirates after all!


Pride O' Bedlam
Arrr! There be a crew of guest Pirates settin’ sail for Sherwood. Here is a message of Faire Warning: “Avast ye landlubbers! The pirates of the good ship Pride O’ Bedlam are band of musical pirates ready to invade your day. They can be found with their pirate brethren at the Pirate Territory Stage swillin’ rum and singin’ sea shanties. Come join Capt. Basil Drake and the rest of his scurvy crew for a salty good time.”

Limited Engagement


Private Sword Tutoring
Work with the traditional Medieval weapon of your choice in an interactive session taught by a Master! Only 3 students per session, Adults only. This show is at the Combat Arena located between the Maze and the Elven Hill Stage on your program map.

Adults only
The Queen’s Court
Several times a day her Majesty Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine holds court at Sherwood Keep across from the Entrance to Once Upon a Time… Sherwood’s children’s quarter.

Join the queen and her royal train at the new castle on top of the hill as she receives those who would honor her, hosts various entertainers, and conducts the business of the English Court.

Those wishing to seek knighthood may also enquire with her highness as to whether she hath any quest for them to prove their worth.
Pub Sing
Near the close of each faire day, all the musicians and actors who have finished their final independent shows will congregate at Ye Olde Tip to Jerusalem Pub for a celebration of the day’s end. A great mash-up of Sherwood performers invite you to sing along and to share in some toasts as the rafters ring with the sound of music and the stomping of dancing feet! Don’t miss the Pub Sing – hosted by the Bedlam Bards. Here’s a health to the company, and one to my lass...

Rambling Sailors
Climb aboard with a musical couple who have serenaded the Renaissance circuit on many a voyage. This salty pair of sea-farers call you to join them at the Grove Stage and the Three Stags Pub on Sherwood’s final two weekends. Lady Susan’s siren voice and Cap’n Gregg’s guitar and squeeze box will take you on a musical journey worth scribing in your log! Ahoy!

Mar. 22nd - 30th


Saxon Moon
Having first played for Sherwood at the 2011 Sherwood Celtic Music Festival, these olde world instrumentalists bring mystical sounds of bygone eras, from Viking and Celtic to rhythms of the ancient East. They will be moving their act up to the Elven Hill Stage, but they will return to the Three Stags Pub for St. Patrick’s Weekend.

Scott Boswell
A merry man indeed – but not one who Robin Hood can keep tabs on. Scott Boswell the Minstrel is too freewheeling even for the Prince of Thieves. Scott will be roaming the lanes of Sherwood, playing very quick sets of one or two songs each. His goal is to make music under every tree in the forest every day of the faire. So if you see him, catch him if you can. Scott will also join Shillelagh! for Sherwood’s final two weekends.
Seadog Slam Pirate Poetry
Special guests the Sea Dogs, will be boarding the pirate stage on Sherwood’s second weekend. They shall face off against one another in combat… not with cutlasses and axes – Nay! The pen be mightier than the sword! And these candle-burning pirates have many a salty verse for thee. Join them at the Pirate Territory Stage for a bit of Pirate Culture and a challenge of the wits.

Feb 16th -17th


Shakespeare For Kids By Kids
The Improved Shakespeare Company consists of two different troupes ranging in age from six to thirteen years. The players rehearse in a hovel many miles from the forest on the east side of ye olde towne of Austin. Determined to make Shakespeare accessible for even the youngest rabble, this traveling troupe presents the stories of the bard using a mix of both 'modern' and Shakespearean language. Never fear, ye lads and lassies! By our troth, we will help thee 'get' Shakespeare at the Three Celestials Stage.

Mar. 29th Only. This show is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies.
Shakespeare Parodies
Shakespeare was once summoned by Merlin to Sherwood Forest 400 years before his own life time! Although he has faded back to his own time of the 16th Century. He has left behind a band of actors who continue to perform off-beat spoofs of the Shakespeare’s work.

Don’t miss the Bloody Horrible Mass Stabbing and Messy Death of Julius Caesar. You may even get to take the stage yourself! Find these merry players on the The Plum Tree Stage and around the village.
Sherwood’s Faeries
If you think you are seeing things – well, you are! These things are the fae folk of Sherwood, and they are as diverse as they are numerous. All over Sherwood Forest you’ll meet them.

Faeries, elves, drow, gnomes, sprigans, and other creatures, may not have believed in before today. They are eager to share their love for life and laughter with you…

They will hold a great elf battle, they will conduct Sherwood’s first Maypole dance and don’t miss the Faery Picnic across from the Roman ruins beside Maid Marian’s Chapel.
Sherwood Mud Show
Come hither yon patrons and revel in the soiled splendor of muddy merriment known as the Sherwood Mud Show! Laugh and jest as otherwise respectable peasant folk do stupid things in a pile of filthy mud for your enjoyment! Juggling and foolery will find your way to the Mud Show Stage located close to the Coin Mint along the fence downhill from Como’s Ristorante Italiano. This year FOUR mud mongers will soil your senses for a fun-filled show for the whole family.

This show is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies.
Shillelagh!
Sherwood’s Irish minstrels will arrive at Sherwood for the last two weekends of the faire. Scott Boswell’s guitar and flutes, Laura’s voice and chords, Tree’s deep drums, and Sean Orr’s fiddle give your ears a feast of fine music. Shillelagh! will be the featured band at the Three Stags Pub on Mar. 22nd and 23rd, and they will return to the Vineyard Stage the following weekend. Come and give a listen to Irish tunes and songs that will inspire you to dance a jig and reel!

Mar. 22 – Mar. 30


Sky Kings Falconry
King Richard’s own falconry master, Sir Robert Cheseman, appears at the Falconry Stage several times daily and will also make one appearance each day in Once Upon a Time... Sherwood’s children’s area. Watch these amazing birds in flight, and learn about their history, their special skills, and what you can do to help them remain the Kings of the Sky for many more centuries to come.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies


Steven’s Puppets
Visit the Puppet Stage in Sherwood’s children’s area, Once Upon a Time..., and let the Steven’s Puppets Players take you to a world of make-believe where marionettes and hand puppets come to life! Punch and Judy, ferocious crocodiles, and many other delightful characters await you. This season the Steven’s Puppets Show will host a Children’s Parade at 2:00pm each day.

This act is especially suited to the younger lords and ladies


Tanaquill the Faery Storyteller
Lady Tanaquill, a royal apprentice fairy of Avalon is here in Sherwood Forest to share her wisdoms in song and stories, to encourage the belief in fairies and she is on a sacred quest to find 'the Son of Hern' as seen in the stars... Who is he? Could it be Robin of Loxley? Share in Tanaquill's adventures and hear fantastic stories in the children's kingdom, Tanaquill's faerie garden and around Sherwood Forest!
Tulstin Troubadours
Here’s a Celtic duo – wait – make that a trio with their new guitarist! These merry minstrels cannot decide which instruments they like to play most – so they just play as many as they can get their hands on! From harp to trombone to drums to the Indian psaltery, the Tulstin Troubadours are sure to put thee in a merry mood. Also listen for their brass horn flourishes that summon you to events like the opening Gate Show and the Joust!

VaNa MaZi
Sherwood welcomes these nomadic, musical polyglots to the Elven Hill stage. They are known for playing traditional songs from numerous regions and eras in many different languages. VaNa MaZi will romance you with viola, accordion, Chitarra, and Greek Tsouras. If you can catch them between sets the players of VaNa MaZi may even teach you dances that go with their music, so you can join in the entertainment.

Washing Well Wenches
This season Sherwood welcomes the Washing Well Wenches for all 8 weekends of the faire! Good Clean Fun - Wet Dirty Women. Your Village Laundresses, Myrtle and Daphne, will scrub your funny bone and knock your socks off... into the wash, that is! New, naughty, and available! Find them at the Washing Well stage for 27 minutes of pure bliss!

Wino Vino
A small army of gypsy musicians, this boisterous band plays an “...acoustic revelry of uproarious instrumentals, swooning ballads, and an intoxicating live performance for young and olde alike.” These Gypsy rovers, Wino Vino can be found at the Elven Hill Stage on Sherwood’s Final weekend. Please help to welcome these Sherwood originals on our final weekend.

Mar. 29th and 30th



Worthy Waites of Whimsey
The Worthy Waites of Whimsey represent an English town band—a troupe of musicians paid to perform on special occasions. Hear dances, love songs, and much more from many lands. They play only historical replica instruments and their tunes are from the Medieval Period (1150–1400), Early Renaissance (1400–1525) or High Renaissance (1525–1615). Performing mainly on recorders, crumhorns, viol da gamba, psalteries, cornamuse, hurdy gurdy, and percussion, join them for a touch of the truly auld on the Plum Tree Stage.

End of Day Drum Jam
Near the end of each faire day, you can follow the sound of drums deep into the forest, and find yourself at the Seven Sisters Sacred Stone Circle, surrounded by the rhythm of the ancient spirits of Sherwood. If you have a drum of your own, you may join in the cadence of percussion, which will be led by the Great Antone of Darbuki Kings. Come dance and play as
we close the day with the sound of rolling thunder!