A Valentine’s Square Dance
Pie, Cookies, Punch & Dancing Dance with The Lucky Shots Stringband, which includes revelers from our Appalachian show Charmaine Slaven and Charlie Beck (of Squirrel Butter and The Tallboys fame). They are joined by Devin Champlin, Katy Harris, and Cahalen Morrison. Charmaine will teach and call the dancing as the band provides an evening of dance tunes and rollicking fun.
March 16, B Sharp Coffee House
All sing!! Pub songs, chanteys, rounds, call and response, traditional American and more.
Food, coffee, tea, beer and wine available for purchase. FREE.
May Day Celebration
May 1, Wright Park, 1 – 2:30pm
Singing, dancing and flower-crown-making to welcome lovely May. Join us between the pond and the playground (“I” Street side of the park).
All ages. Free.
Our Beautiful Brunch at Edgewood Garden
Monday, September 5, 2016 from 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.
Old Town Park (2350 N 30th St, Tacoma)
Free community event
Dancing with antlers!
People who come to The Christmas Revels are fascinated (or mystified!) by the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. So we have a Bromliad. Come learn the dance and participate in it. Or bring a penny whistle, recorder or fiddle and play the tune. We’ll teach the steps and general concept. Some burlap costumes and antlers will be available, but participants are encouraged to bring their own (branches can make pretty good antlers – look around your yard). Or just bring a picnic and watch. We’ll provide musicians and a caller. We’ll also play some games and dance a few other dances.
Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 6:30 – 7:45 p.m.
Chihuly Bridge of Glass
Singing on the Chihuly Bridge of Glass to sing-out Bridge Singsummer and sing-in autumn. Music to listen to as you arrive (on the Glass Museum side), then we’ll distribute song sheets and encourage everyone to join in. We’ll cross the bridge singing and end up in the amphitheater by the History Museum for a few beautiful rounds. Bring a lantern if you want. We’ll light them as the sun sets. Beautiful.
The Joy of Singing
Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
Auditorium at Washington State History Museum
Free community event
The Christmas Revels
A Welsh celebration of the winter solstice with traditional music, dance, and drama
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $18.50, $29.50, $34.50
Seniors/student/group: $18.50, $25, $28
Children (12 and under): $12, $19, $24
Wales is a nation steeped in music, magic and mythology where everybody sings! It’s also the ancient Celtic nation that brings us magicians Merlin and Taliesin. It’s a perfect place to set a Christmas Revels! Expect shape-changers, ghostly horses, and dragons (of course), singing, dancing and storytelling.
Come with family and friends to this lively concoction of folk tradition and high art. Full of spirit, humor and beauty, it plays to sell-out audiences of all ages from all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond. It’s a funny, lovely, open-hearted, mysterious, joyous celebration for all ages. Don’t miss The Christmas Revels!