Cold and snowy, winter in Appalachia was traditionally a time to bring out fiddles and banjos, pies and cakes, the hot wassail bowl. It was a time for music-making, dancing and story telling and the passing of these from one generation to the next. This year’s Christmas Revels is a high-energy, toe-tapping, tall-tale telling celebration stripped of the complexities we in the 21st century have heaped on the season. In the musical bounty and local lore hidden in isolated hamlets, we’ll discover the raw beauty and simplicity of an earlier time.
Joining the Revels Adult and Children’s Choruses is The Tallboys (Seattle’s talented and energetic old time music band - (Listen here).
Also joining us are The Eclectic Cloggers and Mary K McNeill with old time stories from North Carolina.
Some folks know a lot about The Christmas Revels but are unaware of the rest of Puget Sound Revels’ activities and mission. Click here to find out more about our one-hour, Revels Revealed program, which we offer throughout the year.
”Darndest thing I ever saw, or participated in.One of the brightest additions to Tacoma’s holiday scene….” -The News Tribune
“Spirited, moving, colorful, brilliantly put together and filled with elemental mystery… The Christmas Revels is an amazing event.“ -San Francisco Chronicle