Performers

We have a wide range of entertainment planned for your enjoyment.
Many of 2015's featured artists will be back in 2016, as well as some great new musicians and entertainers!

Confirmed musical performers for this year include:

This is only the beginning of the list - check back regularly as more acts are added!
  • Unscheduled Performances:
    Strolling through the Festival, you can see: Ragroot & Treeheart, The Bridge Trolls, Mermaids, The Amazing Trinket, Joffrey of the Cloven Hooved Stilts, Gandersnitch the Goblin Barber, Pixi Thistelily, Greenmen, the Bardo Brothers.


  • Tricky Pixie featuring S. J. Tucker -- Western favorites known across the country, in a rare sighting on the East coast.

  • Piper Jones Band - pipes and drums and bouzoukis, oh my!

  • Boom Boom Shake - Drummers and bellydancers, returning to NYFF in a new group.

  • Sharon Knight - Internationally touring songstress Sharon Knight and her partner Winter perform a Celtic-Faerytale hybrid they call “Neofolk Romantique." Romantic and fanciful with a bit of rock and roll grit!

  • Wendy Rule -haunting singer/songwriter from Down Under

  • Scott Helland - Singular guitar player of the beloved duo Frenchy and the Punk in a solo appearance.

  • Kiva Quartet - From Avalon to Narnia Kiva is one of Fairyland's favorite dance bands. We're glad to have them back.

  • Fahy's Fields - Arbo Doughty and friends. Irish traditional music and song, with the occasional mazurka and polska thrown in for good measure!

  • Brighthawk - brings fantastic stories from faraway lands and shares the exotic melodic rhythms of the Pan Art Hang Drum.

  • Arethusa - They're a father and son duo of orchestral oddities and weird wonders.

  • Maharal- Middle-eastern inspired music and movement both exciting and exotic.

  • Maugorn the Stray - This guy knows and plays more music than anybody else. He also runs the Gateway Stage.

Visual & Interactive performers for this year will include:

  • Featuring the Jousting Tournament of the Faerie Queen's Court! - Join the cheering of the crowds for a full medieval joust to award the privilege of being the Queen's Champion for the next six months - until the season turns again. Presented by RoundTable Productions.

  • The Bridge Trolls - They're trolls... with a Bridge.

  • Circus in the Woods - with aerial silks and acrobatics, is a "gateway circus" introducing people of all backgrounds to the circus arts and the benefits and positive impact it has at the individual and group level.

  • Gandersnitch the Goblin Barber - Poetic and wise... for a goblin (reformed). Ignore the wanted posters, he is welcome here.

  • Faerie Ring Theater - This hilarious Fairyland duo will bedazzle and befuddle you, amuse and amaze you with story, banter and magical charm.

  • Sofeya Puffins - The wonder and wisdom of Sofeya Puffins’ original antics.

  • Aubergine Faeries - Nina and her troupe of aubergine fairies take on many forms as they play through our Northeastern forests. They are fun and tricksy.

  • Paolo Garbanzo - Master juggler and jester, beloved of beings of all races arrives in the Land of Faery with his magical children and wife,
    Onca O'Leary(The hardest working woman in show business.)

  • Joffrey of the Cloven Hooved Stilts - is larger than life and more than merely man. Goats love him.

  • Mother Crane - is our own Faerie Godmother of mythic poetry and she has a gift for you.

  • Ragroot and Treeheart - Dryads full of the gifts and tricks of the trees of the forest, they love this land and all its trees and leaves and littles.

  • The Amazing Trinket - Simply amazing. Masterful contact juggling and balloon sculpture are not her only skills.

  • Soolah Hoops - As an instigator of fun and merriment, Soolah Hoops brings joy and a sense of play to the community through her love of sharing her hoops with everyone. Soolah is Hoop and Fire Dance Performer as well as a Hoop Dance Instructor and facilitates classes and hoop meditation workshops around the country.

  • Zajal the Sugarplum Faerie - Delights the littles in storydance. Come play!

  • Various Authors will be reading from their works at the Story Tree.

  • The Greenman (in many guises)

  • And others to be announced as they are confirmed...
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