Bells & Motley Olden Music,
Dance, & Storytelling

Known widely for their glorious renditions of early music on authentic instruments; including Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, fiddles, bagpiper, and hurdy-gurdy. Join the celebration with a participatory dance session on the festival stage at noon. No experience needed!


NEW this year! Traditional songs of good cheer and melancholy from Ireland, Scotland, and England featuring concertina, fiddle, viola, guitar, and voices. 

*Performing 7/6-8/11


plays ancient airs and dances featuring harp viola da gamba, and violin. A free-spirited playfulness is characteristic of Cantiga's sounds, bringing the ancient songs to life for a modern audience.

Empty Hats

Celtic music “unplugged but wired.”

Jim Hancock & Friends

A celebration of songs, encompassing maritime, love, drinking, and the best that Jim can find. He plays with everyone and helps lead the band at the Pub Sing. Come to any of the Revels, Jim’s Sets, and the Final Pub Sing and sing along!

Lord Cailean Carmichael

Lord Carmichael is the Scottish emissary to Her Majesty Elizabeth’s Court. He can be found playing the bodhran or other instruments at any opportunity.

Merry Mischief

Toe-tapping sailing, drinking, and drowning music, sprinkled with lilting lover songs. Pairs well with ale and wine slushies. 

Randal Piper

A musical glimpse into the spontaneous mind of chaos.

The Harper & The Minstrel

Authentic Medieval and Renaissance music sung and played on over a dozen traditional instruments including harps, flutes, recorders, dulcimers, psaltery, and viola de gamba.

*Performing 8/17-8/18

Duke Norsworthy

A roving musician who is likely to show up just about anywhere! playing bodhran, flute, guitar, mandolin, and more.


Experience ancient bagpipes and bombastic drums! Early music for modern minds.

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