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Musical Acts & Dance

The Penniless Jacks
If it’s ol’ style pub music you desire, this uniquely talented trio is just what you need!! Singing shanties and rousing rebel songs, you are guaranteed to not be disappointed!

Guy Todd, Wandering Harpist
With songs so full of enchantment, the peace you will feel when you hear this wandering harpist play will take you to another place and time.

Watch as these beautiful ladies mesmerize and delight as they belly dance their way into your heart!

Gibbon The Troubadour
Another new act to the NHRF stages, Lords and Ladies this highly talented minstrel will dazzle you with a wide array of Irish-Celtic, Nautical, and Folk songs from the days of yore!! A feel-good, toe-tapping show you definitely want to see!

Medieval Music Jam
All of our talented musicians and musical entertainers come together to bring you one big performance!

The Dirge Queen
You may laugh, you may even cry but your heart will surely be warmed by the voice of this musical queen.

The Foxy BardPG13
Lords and Ladies, this roving musical bard joins the NHRF stages for the first time in rousing rabble splendor!! Immerse yourself in folk-rock, Celtic rock, and medieval songs performed by the skilled, comedic, and highly energetic Foxy Bard!
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The Harlot QueensPG13
This group of sultry, acapella singing Queens will delight you with their harmonious voices, singing an eclectic mix of songs from tavern-style to sea shanties and so much more!! Remember, if you don’t get the joke…ask your kids.

Kristen Rebecca   A new addition to NHRF, this solo harpist, guitarist and vocalist will help you get lost in traditional folk/Celtic songs and tunes as well as original music written in the traditional Celtic style

The Ladies of Integrity, Aristocracy, Repute, & Society (The LIARS) We are pleased to welcome The LIARS for the 1st weekend of NHRF.  The LIARS find their delight in bringing a song to every corner of the world! Most often in the form of their lovely harmonies, rousing renditions of sea shanties, and merrily sung traditional folk music.

Mistress Kathleen Dulcet   Mistress Kathleen is an exceedingly chipper woman who plays hammered dulcimer and tells bad jokes concerning her twelve brothers. She enlists members of the audience to play percussion with her.

Shank Painters     Joining our stages for this sea-shanty singing trio is sure to win your hearts over with their rousing tunes and silly antics!!! 

Comedy & Combat

Les Jeus Des Rios (IJA – Jousting)
Jousting at its finest, this group of jousters from all over has come together to bring you the thrill of the “Game of Kings”!

Primrose Pirates
Come and learn the piratical way, sword fighting, and live black powder. Bring the wee ones to try their luck against a REAL pirate at pummel a pirate!

The Corr Thieves
They sing, they dance, and spread hilarity everywhere they go. Their Action and humor-filled show is guaranteed to leave you breathless with laughter!

Phoenix Swords
Sit and be STUNNED as this medieval performance troupe demonstrates skills beyond words with sword and weapon combat, fire breathing, flame handling, and even a show for the wee ones! A show you certainly don’t want to miss!

The Brotherhood of the Arrow & Sword
Feel the excitement and hear the sound of steel on steel as this historical reenactment group demonstrates fully armored LIVE STEEL combat!

The Sisters Pendragon   The Sisters Pendragon is new to our Shire this year! Watch them reenact the classic tale of The Irish “Deeds of Cù Chulainn” in this comedic and action-packed interactive adventure!

Two and a Half Witts
Prepare for the unprepared! Debuting at NHRF, Two and a Halfwits is an improv comedy group guaranteed to bring the laughs! Unrehearsed, unscripted, and uncouth, be ready for the absurd! 

Storytellers & More

Brother Sylvan
Take yourself away with the poetry and readings of the traveled wandering bard.

Michael OJ Magician
This young magician will leave you stumped with his magic and illusions, Watch and be amazed as he attempts to trick your mind!

The Longshanks: Stilt Walkers & Storytellers
This storytelling duo will lighten your heart and entertain your soul, wandering about the shire with grace and ease as they perform on stilts, right before your eyes!

Duchess of Yorkshire Pudding
We are delighted to have nobility from another kingdom joining our annual Royal Festival! Lords and Ladies, sit and be enchanted by the whimsical tales, stories, and songs of the truly heartwarming Duchess of Yorkshire Pudding.

Thornlilly Thistle The Faery   Thornlily Thistle is a shapeshifting faery who roams the Faire pulling her cart of magic around. She creates gigantic beautiful bubbles, plays a tongue drum and does vocal enchanting, and gives out flower spells and faery stones. Welcome her this year as she inspires children and adults alike to believe in magic and fairies!  

Queen’s Tea
Bring the wee ones for lemonade and cookies with the Queen herself, she will even have her personal Knight present to knight them and Her Majesty will be awarding certificates of Nobility.

The Magic of Flow with LaLoopnaHoops. Be amazed by comedy, hoops, and flow arts with this new addition to NHRF!!

Come join the adventure!