About Queen Mab
Queen Mab entwines evocative strains of the world’s ancient and living folk music heritage with an expressive and contemporary musical imagination. Drawing deeply from the music of Celtic Ireland and Scotland, while exploring melodies and rhythms of medieval Europe, India, and the Americas, Queen Mab weaves an entrancing tapestry of original compositions and innovative settings of traditional tunes. Founded in 1985 by husband-wife duo Mark Schlenz (violin, viola, guitar, low-D whistle and more) and Jane Freeburg (celtic harp, accordion), Queen Mab arranges multi-faceted pub-session players, chamber musicians, and percussionists to present dynamic performances driven by tradition with improvisational inspiration.
Queen Mab has presented an annual concert on the Winter Solstice for over two decades (for 13 consecutive years at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History’s Fleischmann Auditorium) and has performed at numerous regional music festivals including the Los Angeles Grand National Irish Fair, Live Oak Festival, and Millpond Music Festival. Queen Mab performances also feature poetry and tales, sing alongs, and cultural celebration. Their CD Back to the Hills (1994) features both traditional Irish and Scottish melodies and original music.
Queen Mab, based in Bozeman, Montana, performs regionally and is available for concerts, weddings and receptions, festivals, and special events. For inquiries, contact jane[at]queenmabcelticmusic[dot]com, or (406) 600-4812.