Renaissance Fare


Summer 2023


Renaissance Fare features madrigals from the sixteenth century. Madrigals originated in Italy in the 1520s and had quickly expanded to France, England, and Germany by the end of the century. The program airs on Monday, June 12, at 7:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, June 18, at 5:00 p.m.


This month we turn back the clock even further and listen to music from the medieval period, the late 1300s and early 1400s. Much of this music comes from Italy, the birthplace of the European Renaissance. Listen on Monday, July 10, at 7:00 p.m. On Sunday, July 16, tune in again at 5:00 p.m. if you missed the first


On the playlist, this month is music from England’s Elizabethan period. The music of John Dowland, Thomas Morley, and others will be performed on all of your favorite instruments from this era. The program airs on Monday, August 14, at 7:00 p.m. and will repeat on Sunday, August 20, at 5:00 p.m.

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

Spring 2023

Summer is a comin’ and there are many great Renaissance tunes that celebrate the most popular season of the year. We will dance around the maypole and celebrate the lusty month of May. Be sure to tune in to Renaissance Fare on Monday, May 8 at 7:00 p.m. Eastern and Sunday, May 14 at 5:00 p.m.
Listen to Renaissance Fare on the second Monday of each month on WCPE,, at 7:00 p.m. Eastern with a repeat broadcast on the following Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Eastern.


A Concert by Bernardino Licinio
Credit: Wikimedia-Commons