Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Busy Weekend Ahead

This weekend brings with it the end of the Maryland Renaissance Festival season, however, we will be performing so it won't be all sadness!

Be sure to come out this weekend (the weather is supposed to be Fall in all its glory) and stop by one of our shows - note that our schedule is different than the first two weekends:

White Hart Tavern - 11am
Boars Head Tavern - 12:30p,
Blackfriar Stage - 2pm, 3:45pm and 5:15pm

Also this weekend is our Fundraiser for the family of Ingrid Wendt of Medieval Moccasins. Ingrid passed away this summer, just before MDRF started, after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The family has medical and hospice bills that they could use a hand with and we want to give them the biggest hand up that we can.

The Rennies have long been known to be a very community oriented group and Ingrid was one of our brightest beacons and she will be missed tremendously though her light will shine on in all of the lives se touched.

The benefit is at the American Legion Hall, 1905 Crownsville Road, Annapolis, MD. 21401. It starts at 7pm and runs until 11pm

Our emcee for the evening is none other than the very talents and hilarious Michael Rosman of Squire on the Wire fame.

We will have musical entertainment by The Rogues, DragonSong, Tinsmith, E.J. Jones, The Drum Runners and more!

There will be bellydancers!

There will be humor!

There will also be a silent auction as well as a raffle style auction with items provided by wonderful MDRF merchants as well as friends of the family. Trust us when we say that you do not want to miss this auction. The donated items are gorgeous! We are extremely overwhelmed by the generosity of our supporters!

We also have some surprises planned.

So please come out and help us celebrate Ingrid's light while we help this wonderful MDRF staple family. For more information and to preview some of the auction items please visit our Facebook Group - The Ingrid Wendt Healing Fund.

Connecticut Renaissance Festival Wrap-Up

The Rogues had a great time at our first appearance at the Connecticut Renaissance Festival Fall show on September 21-22.  It was great seeing and working with our friends from the Tribal de Luna belly dance troupe again, as well as making new friends.  This was Andrew Meade's first performance with us on the bodhran since Bryan couldn't make it, and he did a great job.

Along with Randy, Jimmy and Ewan, and Cherry handling sales, we had a lot of fun and managed to escape the rain that was predicted for the weekend.  We'll be posting pictures soon from the event and maybe some video.

This was the first year at a new site for the festival in Norwich, CT, and there's talk of the festival possibly getting a permanent site in the same area.  We met lots of great fellow performers and staff, and look forward to performing there again in the future.  Thanks to the festival for bringing us in to perform, and if you're anywhere near Norwich, CT we recommend a visit.