Stage Acts

2016 Lineup

Stage Acts are present all 8 weekends of Sherwood Forest Faire’s season unless otherwise noted.

Adult School of Sword
PG-13

Herr Hasselhoff will teach you how to meet interesting people… and also how to 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 Arenalocated between the Maze and the Elven Hill Stage on your program map
Alan a Dale
He’s Robin Hood's troubadour - never a bore. He’ll tell you who’s good and who’s bad, as well as some of the most fun you’ve had! Come sing along to some traditional favorites as well as songs about Robin Hood, the Sheriff of Nottingham, and even a few new-comers to our village. Alan a Dale plays at the Faery Forest Stage and all throughout the forest, spreading cheer and telling the good news of Robin Hood.

Andrew McKee
Feb 13 – 14, Feb 27 – 28

An accomplished multi-instrumentalist, Andrew McKee helps us kick off the season on St. Valentine’s weekend, Feb 13 and 14. He will also join the Celtfather, Marc Gunn, on Sherwood’s 3rd weekend, Feb 27 and 28, for a rare and long-awaited reunion of the Brobdingnagian Bards!


Archery Tournaments: Longbow, Royal Open, and Greenwoode Archery Village
Each afternoon in Robin Hood’s Forest there will be THREE different archery tournaments. Will the Bowman will hold the Sherwood Longbow Tournament at the Jousting Arena; Robert de Bowyer will hold the Royal Open Archery Tournament, also at the Jousting Arena; and the Greenwood Archery village will have their own Tournament, too. Qualify for Will the Bowman’s Longbow Tournament before noon at Will’s Target, or qualify at the Greenwoode Archery Living History Village before noon for the other two Tournaments.

Bard O’Neill
Sherwood’s fiery Bard plays every weekend at the Three Stags Pub. 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 ballads and love songs while trading good-natured banter with her long-lost Irish cousins.

The Bedlam Bards
Adults Only for “Thirty-Dirty” shows

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 Three Stags Pub and other stages. 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 each evening of faire.


Belz
Especially suitable for children

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 forest 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.


Brobdingnagian Bards
Feb 27 – 28

Once upon a time, Celtic duo known as Brobdingnagian Bards performed coast-to-coast and at any given time could be found performing at Lord of the Rings Oscar Parties, Celtic festivals, or Sci-Fi Conventions. But, first and foremost, they were an absolute favorite at Renaissance Faires where they played in rain, shine, wind and cold, always with high-energy and “rye” Irish wit to make every show a memorable experience. The Brobdingnagian Bards split paths almost a decade ago, only to reunite for the 2012 Sherwood Celtic Music Festival, where they announced a forthcoming recoding collaboration. Marc and Andrew no longer perform regularly, but they shall play for you at Sherwood Forest Faire on our 3rd weekend, Feb 27 and 28.


Children's School of Sword
Especially suitable for children

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.


Coal Black Rose
Mar 5 – Mar 13

Embracing the spirit of the pilgrim, Coal Black Rose performs unique versions of Olde World music (13h Century Cantigas, Classical instrumental classics, Olde Timey Folk, Seafaring Shanti and Work Songs). They evoke the spirit of the adventurer on Sherwood’s 4th and 5th weekends. Using a variety of instruments of various folk origins, Coal Black Rose brings out the best of all worlds to one stage. Find them at the Grove Stage, the Horseman Stage, and other locations around the village.


Daniel GreenWolf
Feb 13 – Mar 6

Daniel GreenWolf is an Award-Winning Magician, Writer, Creator,
& Slightly Mad Irishman. He has been voted as one of the Top Five Solo Variety Acts by the Renaissance Festival Podcast & Renaissance Magazine for Five Years In a Row. The Magic of Daniel GreenWolf is a show that takes Highly Visual Magic, Theatrical Storytelling, Exhilarating Irish Music, Interactive Comedy, and Thrilling Danger, then wraps it in a Celtic Theme that has been described as "A Witty, Modern-Day Celtic Viking…” Come welcome this new act to Sherwood Forest Faire at the Vineyard Stage and the Greenwoode Theatre our first four weekends.


Dirt Faeries
Especially suitable for children

Hazelnut and friends 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 fine magical dirt of the Sherwood Forest floor!


Doriana the Storyteller
Especially suitable for children

Doriana is a Scottish yarn-spinner, who rides upon a trusty dragon named Reggie FireEyes. Together these two will entertain kids of all ages at the Puppet Theatre Wagon. Let her take your imagination on a journey of tales from the Old Country. Knights and Princes, as well as simple folk, and even magical creatures inhabit the realm of Doriana’s stories. But please don’t feed the dragon. It will only make him hungry for more and the rumbling of his stomach may drown out the sound of Doriana’s tales.


Drones N Drums
You won’t want to miss the raucous pipes of Jason Gunn and Nathan Livingson with the deep steady drums of Justin Piwetz. Hear the power of the bagpipes and the thunder of the Scottish drum at the Horseman stage, the Vineyard Stage, 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.

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 Joachim Morrissey Gypsy Eyes and the Great Antone of Cigano 432. Come dance and play as we close the day with the sound of rolling thunder!

Dublin Harpers
We welcome back a family that makes wonderful music together! The Dublin Harpers family band will play for you at the Three Stags Pub each day of the festival. This family of kids, teenagers, and a very cool set of Mom and Dad design and build their own instruments, including the Harps that they play and teach near and far. Benjamin and Candyce Dunham have come together for a perfect marriage of everything harp. Benjamin, a luthier, percussionist, and bodhran player, has been building, refinishing, and repairing instruments for 15 years. Candyce, a harpist, harper, instructor, director and adjudicator, has been studying the harp her entire life in the Classical, Irish, and Scottish methods. And of course the kids have been in the business all their lives as well. Join them at Sherwood’s Irish Pub, The Three Stags.

Faire to Middlin
Gil Faire and Mab Middlin perform as the musical duo Faire to Middlin, two lively, world-traveled minstrels who accompany themselves with classical guitar, Irish whistle, and traveling dulcimer. They bring you a mix of the traditional and original with rollicking toe-tappers, lyrical ballads, and mournful laments. Join in the fun with this delightful, creative, and often zany couple of musicians in love. Sing, dance, and laugh along with them at the Grove Stage and other venues around the village.

Filipe Sanchez
A royal subject of Queen Berengaria, Filipe Sanchez has travelled from Spain to join the former princess of Navarre at the Royal Court of England. He will serenade you as royalty if you can catch his wandering eye. His yearning Spanish Guitar and lilting voice has been known to dry the tears of crying babies. Some have called him the “Falcon of Navarre” – others have called him an obnoxiously romantic Spaniard who serenades couples in hopes of earning a few doubloons. Find him amongst the Sherwood Cast or busking the lanes and small stages as a solo act.

Fool Hearty
Especially suitable for children

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” numerous times by Renaissance Magazine, will hold court at the Faery Forest Stage three times daily. Prepare thy self for some serious silliness!


Frostylocks
Frostylocks, Royal Jongleur, Fae Minstrel and Bard of the People is a wandering act who performs in the lanes for patrons of all ages with a unique story-song style of comical and inspirational textures. Themes include: pirates, fantastical creatures, legends, vikings, barbarians, Renaissance treatments, pub tunes and compositions created for Robin Hood and friends.

Giacomo the Jester
Present every weekend except Feb 13 – 14 & Mar 18 – 20

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.


The Great Antone
You’ll find this roving musician playing with Mystics of Wonder on Sherwood’s final 4 weekends at the Plum Tree Stage. You’ll also hear his steady drums all through the season at the Jousting shows of the New Riders of the Golden Age. The Great Antone will also join in with various fellow musicians in the lanes and on the stages of Sherwood, as well as drumming for King Richard’s Army at the Siege of Nottingham Castle at Day’s End.

The Great Rondini
Mar 12 – Apr 3

Come and be amazed by the Great Rondini on the last four weekends of the faire! See him escape from chains, a straitjacket, and strong iron locks --- all at the same time! You will find this one-of-a-kind showman in the lanes of Sherwood Forest near the Jousting field and in the evenings by Sherwood Castle, always trying to get into a bind he can’t get out of. Canst thou bind him tight enough when he hands you the locks?


Gunnar Sølberg
Present every weekend except Feb 20 – 21, Mar 5 – 6 & Mar 25 – 26

Gunnar Sølberg plays upbeat traditional music to warm the heart. Hear his music in the lanes at various times throughout the faire. His Scandinavian and European music will to take your soul back into a bygone area. Find him at the Horseman Stage and other venues around the faire every other weekend, plus our three-day weekend Mar 18 – 20.


Gypsy Eyes
These alluring belly dancers will excite and impress you as they whirl about in Robin Hood’s Forest. With a top-notch percussion team, including Joachim Morrissey and David Saunders, Gypsy Eyes will enchant you at the Greenwoode Theatre each day of the faire. So fill thy tankard with thy beverage of choice on your way to the Greenwoode for a drum and dance show that will move you to open your inner Gypsy Eyes.

Gypsy Rox
Feb 20 – Mar 6

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.


Hands of Fatima Belly Dance
These unbridled 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 sway for you as their ensemble of musicians play on! The Hands of Fatima are sure to make you swoon. Just follow the sound of Gypsy magic by Solecism to the Vineyard Stage. Weather permitting, on Saturdays they may entertain at the Round Table of King Richard’s knights, the Dragons of the Round.

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 in this very forest! Klaus holds court daily at his family shoe shop, Medieval Moccasins, not far from the Joust Arena.

Madman Maverick
Mar 12 – Apr 3

This insane gypsy shall perform dangerous and magical feats at the Vineyard Stage, just beyond the Falconer’s Stage, on the final 4 weekends of faire. 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!


Marc Gunn
Feb 20 – 21 & 27 – 28

The “Celtfather” brings his Autoharp to the Horseman Stage, The Plum Tree Stage, and the Three Stags Pub for two consecutive weekends. Sit and have a listen to Marc Gunn’s colorful wisdom of all things Celtic, Comic, and Cat. This kind Irish gentleman will fill thy head with niceties and nonsense as he plays for you songs original, traditional, and others that are somewhere in between. His first show of each day will be his specialty: Drinking Songs for Cat-Lovers. Marc also welcomes his old partner in rhyme, Andrew McKee, as Sherwood Forest Faire hosts a rare reunion weekend of the Brobdingnagian Bards!


Medieval Jugging League of Sherwood
Jugging is a military strategy sport, not unlike football or rugby. But in place of the pig skin players compete to capture a “dog skull” with medieval weapons to defend and attack. The Medieval Jugging League of Sherwood will demonstrate this exciting sport for you each day of faire in the Jousting Arena. Join the Medieval Jugging League for action-packed contact sportsmanship with swords, shields and duels to the death! Come see this rag tag team of medieval athletes at the Joust Arena.

Merlin the Wise
Especially suitable for children

The mysterious man who lives backward through time welcomes you to join him in and around 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 and music by Merlin and friends. Look for this Wizard at the Faery Forest Stage, the Horseman Stage, and along the paths of the forest.


Merry Moira
Saturdays Only

Eleven year-old Moira first took the stage as a faire cast member when she was still in her mamma’s belly. Now she is making a name for herself by playing the violin for festival crowds in the light of day! Having worked with Celtic Fiddle virtuoso Sean Orr for the past year, she has come a long way and is now enjoying playing in the woods of Sherwood Forest. Look, and listen for Moira as she wanders the lanes serenading passersby with her beautiful tunes.


Mordred the Magi
Especially suitable for children

Mordred is the arch enemy of Merlin the Wise and the problem child of none other than King Arthur of Camelot. But he is no villain – just a little misunderstood – especially when you try to understand how he pulls off such incredible feats of magic! You’ll find Mordred each day at the Three Celestials Stage, just up the hill from Maid Marian’s Chapel. Young and old will be amazed by this legendary wizard each day of the faire!


MUD SHOW of Sherwood
Especially suitable for children

Why are we here? What is our purpose? What’s for lunch, anyway? Answers to ponderous philosophical questions like these may be found at SHERWOOD’S MUD SHOW! Or… they may not. But the players in this symposium of soil are guaranteed to get deep. Yes - ankle, knee and neck deep in a muddy pit for your pleasure. Should you bring the kids? Sure! They may even get to throw a lump of mud at one of us. Should you bring your sanity? Only if you want us to make a mess of it for you. We’ll be in the mud lollygagging over by the Living History Village three times daily… just trying to figure things out.


Mystics of Wonder
Mar 12 – Apr 3

For Sherwood’s final four weekends, the Great Antone brings you a new band of mystical musicians with tunes that will take you away on a magic carpet of rhythm and melody. Settle into a rare session of haunting sounds inspired by eastern tempos and renaissance faire mysticism. But you need not climb a holy mountain to find these musical gurus; just head downhill to the Plum Tree Stage.


New Riders of the Golden Age
With a hearty HUZZAH and a mug raised high above your head, once again, 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. And then at each performance these true-to-life jousters will also clash against one another in genuine FULL CONTACT competitive jousting matches. From 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. Hip! Hip! HUZZAH!

OOPS! Comedy Knife Throwing Show
Present every weekend except Feb 13 – 14 & Mar 18 – 20

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, among other dangerous items. Bring your own blindfold, because you may just decide to use it.


Paolo Garbanzo the Juggling Fool
Suitable for children

Find this crazy Italian juggling knives, throwing fire, and balancing on precarious objects at the Greenwoode Theatre every day of the faire. This flawless manipulator of dangerous objects will have you juggling yourself as you try not to laugh your way off of your seat. Paolo 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.


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 and 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. But be careful when you meet them... despite their charm they are pirates after all and are not to be trusted!

Private Sword Tutoring
Adults Only

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.


Queen Bonnie
Limited Engagement

Queen Bonnie is a lady wizard who has been called the magical Queen of Everything. She can be found in the lanes entertaining passersby with Naughty Nursery Rhymes, Riddles, Jokes, Limericks, Songs and Stories, and Mirth and Merriment for young and old alike. See her with her adorable Scottish cat, Tachi. Queen Bonnie also has an Evil twin sister who shows up from time to time dispensing much of the same mirth, but with a pirate’s scowl and the occasional “Arrr”! And if you happen to see them both at the same time… then you have had way too much to drink!


Rambling Sailors
Mar 26 – Apr 3

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 inscribing in your log! Ahoy!


Saxon Moon
Having first played for Sherwood at the first annual Sherwood Celtic Music Festival, these olde world instrumentalists bring mystical sounds of bygone eras, from Viking and Celtic tunes, to rhythms of the ancient East. They will rock the Greenwoode Theatre every day of the faire, where they will call on the spirits of the ancients in order to stir your soul with mystical tunes.

Shakespeare Comedies
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 Bard’s work. Don’t miss their mad-cap renditions of Shakespeare’s masterpieces including the Five Minute Hamlet, Lover’s Smack Down, and other less-well known Shakespearian classics. Find these merry players on the Mud Show Stage and around the village.

Shillelagh!
Mar 18 – Apr 3

Sherwood’s Irish minstrels will rock the Three Stags Pub the last three 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. Come and give a listen to Irish tunes and songs that will inspire you to dance a jig or stumble and reel!


Sky Kings Falconry
Especially suitable for children

King Richard’s own falconry master, Sir Robert Cheseman, appears at the Falconry Stage several times daily. Watch these amazing birds in flight and learn about their history, special skills, and what you can do to help them remain the Kings of the Sky for many more centuries to come.


6th Annual Combat Tournament of Sherwood
Adult Content, Adult Humor and Graphic Violence

Witness 4 international fighting champions, Masters of the Western Martial Arts, pit their strength and brutality against one 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.


Solar Rain Fire Show!
Saturdays and Friday Mar 18

For those of you who will be camping at Sherwood, we’ll have one last show inside the campgrounds after the closing cannon. Dancers and spinners will amaze you with an inflammable spectacle of whirling fire and explosive juggling! You’ll be glad you stayed when you see this passion play of burning desire, incredible fire props, and enthralling dance moves, all to the beat of a live drum circle.


Tanaquill or Lady Rose Storytelling
Especially suitable for children

On Saturdays Tanaquill, a royal faery ambassador of Avalon, is here in Sherwood Forest to share her wisdom in song and stories and to encourage the belief in fairies. 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?
And on Sundays Lady Rose will take Tanaquill’s place. She is a human who sees and believes in fairies; she sings, recites poetry, gives etiquette lessons, and spend her day sharing her knowledge with YOU. Share in Tanaquill and Lady Rose’s adventures as you hear fantastic stories in the children's kingdom of Once Upon a Time… and at Tanaquill's faerie garden, deep in Sherwood Forest!


Thomas Wood, Pyrojuggler
Mar 18 – 20

Please welcome the long-awaited Pyrojuggler, Thomas Wood, to the forest of Robin Hood. This highly-skilled manipulator of objects uses juggling balls, torches, knives, bowling balls, crystal balls, full glasses of water, clubs and about anything you could think of. He also performs fire eating, fire blowing, transferring, fire-staff spinning, and a finale that literally leaves a mushroom cloud above your head! He is also known far and wide as a contact-juggling specialist. What is contact juggling? Contact juggling is simply not something that you can accurately convey in print; it has to be experienced. Beautiful dances of balance, grace, and line of motion make crystal balls look as if they are floating over Thomas’s body like some sort of surrealistic dream. Children will smile, grown men will laugh and giggle like school girls, women will swoon, and the Pyrojuggler will see that all are surprised and delighted! Find this flaming daredevil at the Greenwoode Theatre on our 3-day weekend Mar 18–20.


Tip the Velvet
Feb 13 – 14

Carl Asch, the leader and curator of renaissance favorite Empty Hats, presents Tip the Velvet; a band of talented musicians to accompany his lyrical genius. This extraordinary team of instrumentalists will help kick off the faire season of 1195 A.D. at the Elven Hill Stage on Sherwood’s opening weekend.


Tulstin Troubadours
Here’s a Celtic trio of merry minstrels who cannot decide which instruments they like to play the 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! Find them at the Grove Stage, the Horseman Stage, The Three Celestials stage, and sometimes at the Plum Tree Stage – by Jove, you might find them anywhere!

VaNa MaZi
Mar 12 – Apr 3

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 on our final four weekends of the faire. 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.


Vince Conaway
Feb 13 – Mar 6

Vince Conaway, a musician and composer, can be found performing a wide variety of music on hammered dulcimer throughout the continent, and Europe, with music ranging through Celtic, medieval, renaissance, and baroque repertoires. An interactive performer, Vince believes that the audience should not be separated from the show but instead be a part of it, and he brings a bit of cultural and historical perspective to every performance. "Go ahead and ask him a geeky question. Odds are that he'll have an answer - and that he'll keep playing while he talks" - Medieval Cookery. Find this talented soloist at the Plum Tree Stage on Sherwood’s first four weekends.


Washing Well Wenches
Sherwood welcomes the Washing Well Wenches again for all 8 weekends of the faire! Good Clean Fun - Wet Dirty Women. Your village laundresses, Corky and Daphne, will scrub your funny bone and knock your socks off... into the wash, that is! Nimble, naughty, and absolutely available! Find them at the Washing Well stage for 27 minutes of pure bliss!

Wine and Alchemy
Wine and Alchemy returns! This unique world music band performs a fusion of original and traditional music derived from a wide variety of times and cultures including: Greek, Gypsy, Celtic, Medieval European, French, Sephardic, Turkish, and others. In addition to vocals in a myriad of languages as well as violin, accordion, and guitar, the band features a variety of exotic instruments. These include the hurdy gurdy, Turkish saz or greek bouzouki, harmonium, viola da gamba, tupan and a hand drum kit comprised of doumbek, djembe, kick tupan, and cymbals. Singer, composer, director, as well as harmonium and hurdy gurdy player, Roxanne Bruscha, adds to the visual of Wine and Alchemy's live show with a unique World Fusion Belly Dance performance featuring veil spinning and sword balancing. You’ll find this wonderful renaissance favorite at the Elven Hill Stage.

Wolgemut!
Wolgemut performs historical music on original instruments such as the medieval bagpipes, shawms and bombastic drums, as well as quiet instruments like the flute, medieval fiddle and harp.Founded in Berlin, Germany, Wolgemut has performed throughout the
United States and Europe since 1997. They pride themselves on providing high quality entertainment guaranteed to leave the audience "in a good mood", which happens to be the translation of Wolgemut! Follow the unmistakable sound of heavy medieval music to the Elven Hill
Stage.