Do wear costumes?
Like most classical type musicians we wear contemporary, mostly black performance clothing.
Authentic, well-done costumes are available for a small extra fee.
Do play at Renaissance fairs and festivals?
Typically not, the fragile nature and quiet volume level of our authentic instruments prevents us from playing outside, where we would require amplification and shelter, which is usually not available at Ren Fairs.
However, it's not impossible. If there is a small chapel or other building there may be some situations where it can work. let's talk! 'cause we really like renaissance fairs. We are Big fans. Most Renaissance fair musicians have to play on modern instruments which are much louder with heavy construction that holds up to harsh environments.
As much as we would like to, we cannot. We employ conservatory-trained musicians who make their living playing music.