“When it comes to bawdy mischief, few do it better than The Harlot Queens. Excellent musicianship combined with songs you wouldn’t want your grandmother to hear. What’s not to love?”
- Steven Rainey, Writer & Broadcaster, Belfast, U.K. -
The Harlot Queens are a touring comedic musical troupe that formed in 2017. They are composed of several trained Renaissance Faire performers playing colorful characters with nefarious backstories and they perform throughout New England at faires and festivals. Their musical offerings consist of original tunes, comedic parodies, traditional Irish/Scottish songs, and "nerd culture" favorites.
The members of the group come from a variety of backgrounds including an award winning country music artist, an opera singer, musical theatre actors, fight choreographers, voice over artists, instrumentalists, and improv actors.
The Harlot Queens are recent recipients of the Pay It Forward Grant through CitySpace in Easthampton, and they were awarded Best EP of 2023 by nationally known Scoundrel’s Inn, a pirate themed podcast and internet radio show. Most recently, The Harlot Queens were nominated for two awards in the 19th Annual Renaissance Festival Awards, which recognizes groups across the country and is sponsored by the Renaissance Festival Podcast, a renaissance faire-themed radio show with a decades-long history.