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 (fiddle, viola, banjo, harmonica) 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 performed and recorded for many years in Santa Barbara, California; then relocated in 2003 to the Eastern Sierra region and in 2010 to Bozeman, Montana. Jane and Mark moved to Port Townsend, Washington in 2019 and continue to pursue their interests in music and the arts.
Friday, December 20
Winter Solstice Gathering, 4:40-7:00 pm
Madrona MindBody, Fort Worden State Park
Port Townsend, WA