Revels Traditions

Winner, “Best New Thing” in the Arts at the 2016 OWL Awards!

At Revels Traditions, we invite all ages and levels to be part of Revels Singers and the Band of Fools at our monthly gatherings. No experience (or even instruments) necessary! Music is taught in a fun, pressure-free atmosphere. Our Revels Teens program kicks off the days and we end our program with a Community Dance or a Pub Sing.

Monthly gatherings also include exploration of other traditions familiar to Revels audiences: mumming, an age-old genre of street theater; an ancient ritual dance known as the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance; Morris dancing; and more.

Revels Traditions gatherings happen on Saturdays; see the calendar for location. All Pub Sings will be at the Skinny Pancake in Hanover.

Dates for 2017

Jan 14
Feb 25
Mar 18
Apr 8
May 6
June 24
July 15
Aug 26
Sept 2
Oct 14
Nov 25
Dec 1 (Friday)

The Day’s Schedule – Show Up Anytime!

12:30 to 2:30pm
 – Revels Teens – Nils Fredland and guest leaders
2:30 to 3:40pm – Welcome and Revels Singers – Nils Fredland
3:45 to 5:00pm – Band of FoolsChris Rua and Pat MacPherson
5:00 to 5:30pm – Revels Singers and Band of Fools Collaboration – Nils Fredland, Chris Rua, and Pat MacPherson

RevelsTraditions-Genticorum-1Followed by either…
6:30 to 7:30 – Community Dance at Norwich Tracy Hall (Jan 14Feb 25Apr 8Aug 26Oct 14Nov 25)
6:00 to 8:00 – Pub Sings at the Skinny Pancake (Mar 18May 6July 15Sept 2)

Pub Sings and Family Dances are always free by donation. Revels Traditions programs are open to all ages (with the exception of Revels Teens), and are designed with community and enjoyment in mind. Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for financial reasons. Please contact 866-556-3083 or

Choose Multiple

RevelsTraditions-Genticorum-17About the Programs

Revels Teens – An ensemble for young adults age 12 or older.
Revels Singers – A spontaneous choral group for everyone, of any age or ability, who loves to sing. 

Band of Fools – An all-ages musical ensemble modeled on the community street band. No music reading experience necessary, using whatever instruments players choose to bring.

A Taste of a Revels Traditions – Join Nils and for a 15 minute journey into some of the traditions that make up this thing we call “Revels”.

Community Dance – No experience necessary! An all-inclusive, family-friendly evening of joyful community dancing.

Pub Sings – A family-friendly event for sharing song and camaraderie in a casual atmosphere.

Be a Backstage Reveler

Are you more of a behind-the-scenes type? If performing isn’t your thing, but you’d still like to be involved with Revels Traditions, consider becoming a volunteer! Fill out this form, or contact to sign up!

Education Fund

Please consider giving to the Education fund. Your contribution helps ensure that we can continue to serve all members of the community.

ADA.svgRevels North is committed to ensuring accessibility to all participants in our programs.

P.O. Box 415 Hanover, NH 03755