Welcome to the website of the MDRF Friends of Faire.
"NON MIHI, NON TIBI, SED NOBIS"


For the latest and most up to date information about the Friends of Faire and the Maryland Renaissance Festival please check our Message Boards. They have been updated to include all of the 2012 season information you will need.

Video Courtesy of Eric the Video Guy.

The Idiot
New Lyrics by John "Strum" DuRant
Based on the song "The Idiot" by Stan Rogers

Every fall my so called friends ask why I seem to lose my mind
Get up at dawn and harness on these renaissance rags of mine
Like a minstrel armed with a lute and sword I played the fool for those
Who just like me make a choice to be an idiot I supose

Where griphon bold and a horn cup holds a brew that smells of grain
And Hemlock laughs while the Pyrates slash a tune to bruise your brain
Well I dont like mead and my fingers bleed and the dust gets up my nose
But I like being free and that makes me an idiot I supose

When the leaves turn red and my aching head begs to be left at home
I fly in a rage to the White Heart stage to sing for you alone
And the day grows long and I sing this song to the best friends anyone knows
Who just like me make a choice to be an idiot I supose

And Jean is there with her braided hair and a cider and a rose
And the Scotsman's kilt gets an awful tilt when the strumpets tie thier bows
Well I think I was born John Barleycorn but I guess in troubadour clothes
Cause I like being free and that makes me an idiot I supose

For the best man I have ever been is the fool ive been for you
You make my day when you ask me pray "Play me a tune or two"
And if you ever doubt when the words come out that my heart I wont disclose
With a looking glass grin im as guilty as sin and an idiot I supose

And Randy drinks while Karen sings the words to all my songs
And Richard fights for the minstrels rights but he dont know rights from wrongs
Well I think I was born John Barleycorn but I guess in renaissance clothes
Cause I like being free and that makes me an idiot I supose

Cause I like being free and that makes me an idiot I supose


News

 

Why the need for this site?

I started this group the night before the 2005 season of the Maryland Ren Fest to fill a void. I hope it brings together rennies from all over. It's kind of like the motto at the top of the page says, "Not you, Not me, But us". This site is for everyone and all of the group info is on one page. You can go directly to the chat room and message boards or take a look at reviews and photo's. There are Pub Sing lyrics and even a Renspeak lesson. More content is being added all the time so keep checking back. Don't forget to follow us on Twitter to get up to the minute updates and like us on Facebook to find friends who also love the faire.

How Can You help?

Right now you can just post to the Message Boards what you want to see on the site. You are always welcome to make a donation towards the cost of running the site and activities. Don't forget donating makes you a Charter Member, so you get to see all of the Insider Info about the MDRF before it becomes public.

Faire Window Clings

We have oval window clings available for you car. Let everyone know of your love for renaissance faires by showing them the ones that you have attended. Get your's now.

Ren Fest Related Games

Available only from the MDRF Friends of Faire & IcePack Games are our hit games. Gear up and prepare to "Joust!" in this quickfire card game or maybe just spending "A Day at the Faire" is more your thing. You can find out more about our games on the Game page.


Finally a warm and fuzzy thank you to everyone who has shared kind words or signed up and posted to the Message Boards, Facebook, and Twitter. This group is nothing without all of you.

Thank you to the folks who have donated to keep this site running.