Renaissance Fare

Second Mondays at 7:00 p.m. eastern
Third Sundays at 5:00 p.m. eastern
With host George Douglas

Spring 2021

The month of March is probably best known in Roman history for the Ides of March, March 15, when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE. In recognition of emperors and kings, Renaissance Fare will concentrate on the music of the royal courts of Europe. Music became more accessible to the common person during the Renaissance, but the great palaces and churches were the primary source of great musicians and composers. Tune in on Monday, March 8, at 7:00 p.m. There will be a repeat performance on Sunday, March 14, at 5:00 p.m., the eve of the Ides of March.

Renaissance Fare in April celebrates the beauty and hope of spring with music that touches on some of the big events of that month, such as Easter and Earth Day. Join me for our April edition on Monday, April 12, at 7:00 p.m. and/or Sunday, April 18, at 5:00 p.m.

Summer is a comin’, and there are many great Renaissance tunes that celebrate this most popular season of the year. We will dance around the May pole and celebrate the lusty month of May. Be sure to join us on Monday, May 10, at 7:00 p.m. and/or Sunday, May 16, at 5:00 p.m.

An Allegory of True Love by Pieter Pourbus (~1547) (credit the Wallace Collection and www.artuk.org)