Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire Join these macabre dancers and musicians as they trick death and remind us to live each day to the fullest. You will find them parading through the street, skeletons with the enchanting power of music.

These entertainers also play throughout the shire as the Ad Hoc Consort on recorders, krumhorns, sackbuts, strings, and other true sounds of the Renaissance. Please contact Bob Fox at [email protected] for a schedule of events or upcoming venues.

Operating as usual

From our inbox! Wonderful Macabre Merchandise:Hi Macabre Folks,This is Erin - the Celtic Artist at Faire. With Faire clo...
04/27/2020
Danse Macabre

From our inbox! Wonderful Macabre Merchandise:

Hi Macabre Folks,
This is Erin - the Celtic Artist at Faire. With Faire closed, I'm out of work and I have a lot of time on my hands. So, I thought I would use my digital design skills and my e-commerce platform to create a DM-inspired collection of apparel and gift items.
I was hoping I could share this link with you so that you could post it on your page. Print-On-Demand is my only source of income right now, and there's sooooo much fun I can have with Macabre merch.
I can also take custom orders.
This collection is only a couple days old, so there are only a few items right now, but I'll be working on these designs throughout May so the collection will be growing every day. I will probably start a FB page of my own and perhaps an IG account to keep folks up to date.
Thanks in advance for any support you may be able to offer. I REALLY appreciate it.
Blessings, Erin Rado ( Ravensdaughter)
https://celticartstore.net/collections/danse-macabre

The Danse Macabre, also called the Dance of Death, is an artistic genre of allegory of the Late Middle Ages. It is based on the universality of death. No matter one's station in life, the Danse Macabre unites all. This collection features painting, wood cuts and illustrations from the Middle Ages an...

Danse Macabre's alter ego Ad Hoc Consort performs at the La County Fair. The stage is huge!
09/16/2019

Danse Macabre's alter ego Ad Hoc Consort performs at the La County Fair. The stage is huge!

Renaissance Festival Awards
03/04/2019
Renaissance Festival Awards

Renaissance Festival Awards

14th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards"
"8000+ Votes
The Awards committee has put in endless hours putting the awards together, validating votes. and contacting winners, This is a labor of love. We are excited to see the responses. We congratulate all the winners, great and small."
FESTIVALS AND FAIRES
FAR WEST ( CA | NV | OR | WA )
-Renaissance Pleasure Faire
renfair.com/socal/
" To all the world's creatures great and small, Huzzah and Thank You to
you all! We look forward to welcoming you in April, 2019, and for 57 more
years to come!"
HIGHLAND
-Grandfather Mountain Highland Games
https://grandfather.com/grandfather-mountain-highland-games-july-8-11/
PLAINS ( IA | KS | MN | MO | ND | NE | SD )
-Minnesota Renaissance Festival
http://www.renaissancefest.com/
GREAT LAKES ( IL | IN | MI | OH | WI )
-Bristol Renaissance Faire
http://renfair.com/socal
FAERY AND FANTASY
-World of Faeries Festival
https://www.theworldoffaeries.com/
ROCKY MOUNTAINS ( CO | ID | MT | UT | WY )
-Colorado Renaissance Festival
https://coloradorenaissance.com/
MIDEAST ( BC | DE | MD | NJ | NY | PA )
New York Renaissance Faire
renfair.com/ny/
Many thanks and a hearty Huzzah! to all of those who voted for The New York Renaissance Faire as their Favorite Festival, as well as all of the many talented performers and craftspeople that bring our village to life! We look forward to seeing you all in August 2019, and for many years to come.
SOUTHEAST ( AL | AR | FL | GA | KY | LA | | MS | NC | SC | TN | VA | WV )
Georgia Renaissance Festival
https://www.garenfest.com/
PIRATE
-Tybee Island Pirate Fest
https://tybeeisland.com/pirates/
CELTIC & IRISH
Central Kentucky Celtic Festival
www.kyhighlandgames.com/
NEW ENGLAND ( CT | MA | ME | NH | VT )
Connecticut Renaissance Faire
https://ctfaire.com/
MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL
-King Richard's Faire
https://www.facebook.com/TheKingRichardsFaire/
SOUTHWEST ( AZ | NM | OK | TX )
Arizona Renaissance Festival
arizona.renfestinfo.com/
DICKENS
Dickens On The Strand
www.galvestonhistory.org/events/dickens-on-the-strand/dickens-on-the-strand-3
PERFORMERS
Jousting Troupes
The Jousters
facebook.com/TheJousters/
Comedy Performers
Washing Well Wenches
washingwellwenches.com/
"We are honored to win for a second year in a row, and are grateful to be recognized for our laundry labors of love. All 30+ cousins from our 20+ shires want to thank each of you from the bottom of our filthy hearts! Love and Bubbles, The Washing Well Wenches"
Solo Lane Act
Juniper the Fairy
facebook.com/juniperthefairy
Bawdy Performers
Tortuga Twins
tortugatwins.com/
Group Lane Act
Vodca Family
facebook.com/pg/TheVodcaFamily
Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote for us this season. We are honored to have been nominated in so many categories, and happy to learn that you find our street shows as eye-catching, entertaining and fun as we hoped! We couldn't do this without all of you- THANK YOU!
Physical Performers
Barely Balanced
barelybalanced.com/
We'd love to thank our voters and your listeners for supporting our weird show. It's their energy and enthusiasm that keeps up risking our lives and writing new material. We wouldn't be Barely Balanced without them.
Musical Solo Stage Act
FriarFinnegann
https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/friarfinnegandaviddixon
Friends, patrons, and listeners...Thank you for this amazing award. I thank the awards committee for all their hard work and dedication to this unique type of entertainment. Thank you to the faire owners and all the staff. Thanks to all my fellow performers. It takes people to make magic. Keep making it! I hope to see you all "Down the Road"
Children Geared Performers
Shakespeare Approves
"""To win in a category – any category – in the Renaissance Festival Awards is more than I thought was possible when I started performing as a variety performer 13 years ago. To be thought of by you, the voting public, to be considered among the best, to be thought of as entertaining for the entire family, the kids from 1 to 92 - that’s more than I have any right to hope for, and I thank you all for bringing your children, your children’s children, and the children that live inside all of you, each and every, from the bottom of my heart.

I promise you a 2019 that’s full of joy, silliness, and heart, and I hope that you’ll continue to approach this wonderful, zany, magical world that we get to create together with openness and a sense of adventure.

I love you, you love me, there is mutual, glorious affection.

Shakespeare loves you all.”"
Musical Group Stage Act
Craic Show
thecraicshow.com/
"“To all you amazing CRAIC Heads who voted for us to win, a huge THANK YOU & HUZZAH! We are honored and humbled that you consider us the best Renaissance Festival band in the nation! With that we’d like to say:
‘May the road rise up to meet you
And the wind be at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face and may you never lack
And may all of your days from this unto that, be ever full of good Irish craic!
Sláinte!’”"
Musical Small Stage Act
Hey Nunnie Nunnie
https://facebook.com/heynunnienunnie
Story Tellers
Zilch the Torysteller
torysteller.com/
Historically Accurate Demonstrations
Sky Kings Falconry
http://skykingsfalconry.com/
Thank you for your votes! Our goal is to educate and enrich individuals in a fun and entertaining format. This honor validates our efforts. Hope to share more with our friends soon!
Fight Corps
Ulfhedinn Viking Entertainment
facebook.com/Ulfhedinnvikings
Thank you to everyone who voted! We love this community, are grateful for your support and look forward to another great year."
Combat / Sword
Don Juan & Miguel
http://donjuanandmiguel.com/
Up and Coming
Songs of the Nightingale
srfestival.com/entertainment/songs-of-the-nightingale/
"Hello my darlings!
We are so happy for this wonderous warm welcome! I can not tell you how happy we are to be able to share our music with your world but even more so how happy it makes us that you have opened your arms ever so wide to greet us! We hope to share more music with you all for many years to come! And a special thank you to my amazing friend Twig the fairy for showing us the ropes here in the land of real!

""The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.""
~Nature Boy~

Love Always,
The Nightingale "
Dance
Danse Macabre
facebook.com/DanseMacabreSouthern/
Bagpipe and Drum
Tartanic
tartanic.net/
VENDORS AND MERCHANTS
Apparel
Damsel In This Dress
Damselcorsets.com/
Artisans
Twisted Spiders
twistedspiders.com/
Astrology, Tarot, Palm, and Psychic
IDivinations
facebook.com/iDivinations/
Craftsman
Fellowship Foundry
facebook.com/Fellowship-Foundry-166290683383071/
shakespeareapproves.com/
Food & Drink Merchants
Peacock Tea Room -
facebook.com/The-Peacock-Tea-Room-123867647649535
Thank you very much for this amazing news! We work so very hard to make sure our guests are happy and have a wonderful experience at the Tea Room. They make us who we are and what a fantastic way to show how much they appreciate what we do!
Jewelry
Pendragon Jewelry
facebook.com/pendragonjewelry
Thank you so much for appreciating us
Photography
Living Faerie Photography
http://livingfaerie.com
Thank you so much to the voters for the voting for me I’m beyond grateful to you!
Pub
Polish Pub
poloniarestaurant.com/Texas-Renaissance-Festival.html
See the Renaissance Magazine out Mid-March for expanded results.
Listen to the March 15th Podcast for the top 20 CDs of 2018.
Listen to the April 1st Podcast for the Top Original Music results.

04/30/2018

Did you get a chance to see our guest harpist, Rory Harper, this last weekend?

If not, you'll get another chance on Saturday, May 12th!

You can catch the usual Dansers on parade at 11 AM and 4:30 PM *every* weekend through May 20th at the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire.

Our musicians' alter ego, Ad Hoc Consort, can be found throughout the Shire - check the daily Faire schedule for times and locations.

Ad Hoc Consort was in spectacular form at today's performance at the Pasadena Museum of History!
12/10/2017

Ad Hoc Consort was in spectacular form at today's performance at the Pasadena Museum of History!

Alter ego Ad Hoc Consort bringing holiday music to the John Rains House Old Fashioned Christmas event December 2.
12/03/2017

Alter ego Ad Hoc Consort bringing holiday music to the John Rains House Old Fashioned Christmas event December 2.

Danse Macabre's alter ego Ad Hoc Consort will be performing holiday music during the John Rains House Old Fashioned Chri...
11/30/2017
Rancho Cucamonga: Old Fashioned Christmas at the John Rains House - InlandEmpire.us

Danse Macabre's alter ego Ad Hoc Consort will be performing holiday music during the John Rains House Old Fashioned Christmas event 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
http://inlandempire.us/rancho-cucamonga-old-fashioned-christmas-john-rains-house/

Celebrate the holidays 19th century style at the John Rains House in Rancho Cucamonga with the Casa de Rancho Cucamonga Historical Society on Saturday, Dec. 2 from 3 to 7 p.m. This old-fashioned Christmas event, held in the historic 1860 home of John and Maria Merced Rains, is sponsored in part by A...

The Los Angeles Times photo gallery featured three images of Danse Macabre in action at the 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo...
11/22/2017
Photo Gallery: 40th annual Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena rings in the holidays

The Los Angeles Times photo gallery featured three images of Danse Macabre in action at the 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade
http://www.latimes.com/socal/glendale-news-press/photos/la-40th-annual-doo-dah-parade-photogallery.html

Times Community News Glendale News-Press Photos Photo Gallery: 40th annual Doo Dah Parade in Pasadena rings in the holidays Raul Roa / Staff Photographer A member of the Danse Macabre’ plays the violin at the Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade’s 40th edition, on Colorado Blvd, between Altadena Drive...

Danse Macabre had the honor of playing for Queen Imani Phoenix and marching in the 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Para...
11/20/2017

Danse Macabre had the honor of playing for Queen Imani Phoenix and marching in the 40th Occasional Pasadena Doo Dah Parade

We need some of these to warm our spirits on those cold days at the Morguehttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBNIZDK/?tag=vigl...
06/16/2017
Myard DELUXE Log - Imitated Human Skull Fire Gas Log for Natural Gas / Liquid Propane / Wood Fire Fireplace & Fire Pit Halloween (Black, 1pk)

We need some of these to warm our spirits on those cold days at the Morgue
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00KBNIZDK/?tag=viglink26040-20

Designed, Manufactured in CA USA. 1. These skulls are made of fire proof materials so they are great for a fire place or fire pit. 2. They are weather resistant and heavy so they will not be blown away in high winds. 3. They are all hand painted using a 5 step process. 4. The skulls are life size...

Ooo! Look! There's a little one too! Yes, death comes in all sizes.Photo by Joanne Wilborn
04/17/2017

Ooo! Look! There's a little one too!
Yes, death comes in all sizes.

Photo by Joanne Wilborn

04/09/2017
Renaissance Pleasure Faire

The Ad Hoc Consort is playing at 2:10. Come see us live every morning right inside the gates as they open at 10 a.m.!

Open wide the gates! It's the 55th year of the Faire!

Joanne Wilborn took her annual Danse Macabre photos....
05/12/2016

Joanne Wilborn took her annual Danse Macabre photos....

Danse Macabre's alterego Ad Hoc Consort is performing at the Children's Stage in the Food Court of the Renaissance Pleas...
04/22/2016

Danse Macabre's alterego Ad Hoc Consort is performing at the Children's Stage in the Food Court of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire at 1 p.m. daily...

One of my Christmas presents. :D ~Linnea
12/26/2015

One of my Christmas presents. :D ~Linnea

The Ad Hoc Consort performed at the Pasadena Museum of History to an appreciative audience today. The kids got to sing a...
12/20/2015

The Ad Hoc Consort performed at the Pasadena Museum of History to an appreciative audience today. The kids got to sing along. Happy Holidays from Ad Hoc and Danse Macabre!

Some of the Ad Hoc consort played today at the winery. Not a bad view!
11/07/2015

Some of the Ad Hoc consort played today at the winery. Not a bad view!

Wouldn't this horse and headless rider be awesome for Danse Macabre's parades??!!
09/25/2015

Wouldn't this horse and headless rider be awesome for Danse Macabre's parades??!!

At last, the cast of caracters that embodies the legend which is Danse Macabre.
07/12/2015

At last, the cast of caracters that embodies
the legend which is Danse Macabre.

At last, the cast of caracters that embodies
the legend which is Danse Macabre.

Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire's cover photo
04/13/2015

Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire's cover photo

Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire
04/13/2015

Danse Macabre at the Renaissance Pleasure Faire

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Me (Russell Chan) making my debut with Danse Macabre at the Pasadena Doo Dah Parade with my Celtic harp.