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Rob Middleton with Merry Measure at Molly's Coffeehouse! [Sep. 4th, 2012|06:41 pm]
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woody_whistler
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Merry Measure is pleased to announce a very special guest star for the upcoming show at the Coffeehouse in Molly’s Café.  The legendary folk artist Rob Middleton will be making an appearance with Wendy, John and Fred.  Rob Middleton is the singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and major influence for a generation of Renaissance Faire and traditional folk music performers and musicians.  He has performed with a number of groups, including CrossRogues, Cloverleaf and Parcel of Rogues.  In 2011, he was inducted into the Renaissance Festival Hall of Fame.  We are very happy that he will be joining us for what will no doubt be a very special evening of music making!

The show will be at 7:15 PM on September 14, 2012 at the People’s Church of Chicago’s Coffeehouse in Molly’s Café, located at 941 West Lawrence in Chicago.  Hope to see you there!

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Ladies and Gentlemen - Start your Engines! [Jan. 22nd, 2010|07:42 pm]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]

Merry Measure is starting out 2010 in style!

First out, we'll be playing at ReenactorFest in Wheeling at The Westin North Shore hotel on Saturday Feb. 6th. Admission is $15 for a one-day pass, but you get a lot of value for that- seminars, a dealers hall, demonstrations and performances by other musical guests. Our shows are scheduled for 12:45 and 5:30.

We encourage everyone to come visit us at the 2010 Chicago Maritime Festival - February 27th at the Chicago History Museum. As usual, all three of us will be working the Crew and singing in the All-Hands as well as the special super-sekrit Sunday afternoon Shanty Sing at a location to be disclosed only to festival attendees. Enjoy classes and concerts by international maritime artists as well.

We start the rev-up for St. Patrick's Day on Saturday March 13th at Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen (Formerly Duke O'Briens) in Crystal Lake IL. After all, you need to start drinking early (I guess). Great food, Great beer, Great Music (and lousy parking). We;re on from 5-9PM.

Then on Wednesday March 17th from 4-6 PM at Durty Nellie's in Palatine IL. Once again, we're thrilled to have an early enough slot where we can all be out of there before the "Plastic Paddys" show up after work!

And look in the upcoming issue of Renaissance Magazine for a review of 'Faire Warning'. Sure, she hated the first song and got the whole 'Merry Measure' and 'Minstrosity' thing terribly confused, but hey - it's publicity!
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Review [Jan. 19th, 2010|12:42 pm]
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jcw_da_dmg
[Current Location |Da Beehive, Chicago]
[Current Mood |pleasedpleased]
[Current Music |none]

The upcoming issue of Renaissance Magazine will include a review of Faire Warning!
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Coming Soon [Jan. 18th, 2010|02:00 pm]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |working]

Review of Faire Warning in the next issue of Renaissance Magazine
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We're on YouTube!!!!! [Sep. 9th, 2009|09:37 am]
Merry Measure

jcw_da_dmg
[Current Location |Da Beehive, Chicago]
[Current Mood |bouncybouncy]
[Current Music |Mingulay Boat Song]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdxgHtA2rGM

DAMN, we're good!

Damn, I can't stand still for more than five seconds at a time, can I?

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So goes the world [Jul. 23rd, 2009|09:19 pm]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |sympatheticsympathetic]

Sadly, it appears that we will not be appearing at the Michigan Renaissance Festival this season.

The Flint area has been especially hard-hit by the downturn in the economy. The Festival needs to cut expenses to remain afloat, and the pay cut they offered was more than we could absorb at this time. We hope that when things improve we will again be able to come to agreement and return to the lanes of Hollygrove. We wish them the best - we just wish we could do so in person.

Wendy, John and Fred
Merry Measure
www.merrymeasure.com
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Return to Bristol [May. 7th, 2009|10:06 pm]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |satisfiedsatisfied]

Yes that's right.

Merry Measure will be returning to the Bristol Renaissance Faire as special guest musicians for their closing weekend (Labor Day Weekend).

We can't confirm anything else as of yet - with the economy is the shape it's in, a lot of shows are pushing back budgeting and/or contracting until they have a better idea of what to expect. It's tough all over. We're also dealing with a lot of potential show overlap this fall so it will take time for things to gel. But we're pretty pleased about getting this one in the bag, so make sure you make time to come see us.
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It's that time again.... [Mar. 7th, 2009|11:23 am]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |chipperchipper]

When the Budweiser turns green and all the Plastic Paddies come out to play...

But you can still have a rousing good time on St. Patrick's Day with Merry Measure!

We're back to our usual haunts this year:

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
11:30 am - 2:00 pm Durty Nellie's
180 N. Smith St. Palatine, Illinois 60067
(847) 358-9150


Tuesday, March 17, 2009
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Duke's Alehouse and Kitchen
(Formerly Duke O'Brien's)
110 N Main Street, Crystal Lake, IL 60014
(815) 356-9980
Duke's has apparently reinvented itself as "an upscale-casual dining concept
featuring comfort foods and exquisite craft brews"


Can't make those shows? No problem! If you miss those you can still catch us the following Monday as part of Acoustic Mondays at Silvies in Chicago on Irving Park.

Monday, March 23, 2009
9:00 - 9:30 pm Silvie's Lounge
1902 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago, Illinois 60613

And remember that you can always get the latest updates on our schedule at
www.merrymeasure.com or at http://www.myspace.com/merrymeasure

Wendy, John and Fred



In other news, here are some sad updates:
Jubilee Olde English Faire has been canceled for 2009. This state-funded site has been caught in the budget woes and has been closed to the public, but they still hope to hold the event again in 2010.

The Wisconsin Renaissance Faire in Chippewa Falls remains embroiled in financial difficulties and the land that the site occupies has been foreclosed on. The promoters remain optimistic, but there will be no show in 2009.
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Gone to the Dark Side [Oct. 24th, 2008|11:33 am]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |accomplished]

Merry Measure now has a MySpace Page
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Still Going! [Sep. 17th, 2008|10:09 am]
Merry Measure
wendyzski
[Current Mood |tiredtired]

This is our last weekend at the Michigan Renaissance Festival. If prior weeks are any indication, we can be found at:

10:00 - Maypole (dance set)
11:15 - Little Guinness Pub
12:45 - Little Guinness Pub
1:45 - Maypole (dance set)
3:45 - Little Guinness Pub
4:30 - Royal High Tea
5:15 - Little Guinness Pub
6:00 - Pub Sing (Big Guinness Pub)

The Fest is also open Friday for School Day and to celebrate International Talk Like A Pirate Day! No clue what that will do to our schedule, but as we proved last weekend - we are nothing if not adaptable...

Next weekend will find us at the Four Kingdoms Renaissance Faire in Rock Island IL. It's a smallish show but a lot of fun. This year they have added an evening Pub event from 7-10, and they've asked me to lean heavy on the bawdy stuff!

And the following weekend has us finishing out our season at the Stronghold Olde English Faire in Oregon IL. Another smaller show but a great last chance to wear your pretties before winter sets in.

And our special debut pricing on our 2008 release "Faire Warning" ends 10/15/08!
Get one copy for $15, and get yourself a Minstrosity CD for only $10 more!
Or get "Faire Warning" along with John's solo recording "Simply Entitled" and save 10%!
CDs available at the above shows, at www.merrymeasure.com, and in fine back alleys everywhere.
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