Riverside Market Music Niche
Medieval Music

Explore the musical culture
of the medieval period at the
Riverside Music Niche where
talented local musicians are
dedicated to preserving the
beautiful tones of instruments
from that ear.

Visit this venue throughout
the day to hear ancient compositions played on exotic insruments like the crumhorn, kemence, harp, recorder and

Medieval Postions

Combat Class: Learn sword-fighting technique and battle formations with our custom-designed foam weapons and shields.

Potions Class: Come to our apotheary and brew your own luck potions and craft protection bracelets!

 Medieval baby and toodler

Ye Olde Fresh Diapering Station is in the Medieval-style tent just north of the Cloisters (Sponsored by the Everyday Church of Inwood). Your freshly-changed baby or their patient siblings can e rewaded with free face painting (8 years old and under) by Lila Cipola from Noon to 3 pm.
Bodiam Castle
Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle.

The castle originally dates from before 1200, when a wooden structure was believed to have been built on the site, although no evidence remains of this. Around 1210 this was replaced by a stone fortification.[4] It was destroyed in 1446, but subsequently rebuilt by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, Lord of Muscry.

The castle was besieged during the Irish Confederate Wars and was seized in 1646 by Parliamentarian forces under Lord Broghill. However after the Restoration the castle was restored to Donough MacCarty, who was made 1st Earl of Clancarty.

There is more about this castle right here: Blarney Castle

Special thanks to:
Patricia Young-Lambert for taking the image of Blarney Castle June 10, 2010