Nero's Fiddle

Nero's Fiddle

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN

Performing an ecclectic mix of a'capella celtic ballads both bawdy and beautiful, true to their roots at the Ontario Renaissance Festival, Nero's Fiddle has delighted audiences at pubs, fairs and festivals through Ontario and the US for over 12 years with their unique blend of music and comedy.


Nero's Fiddle began as the "Trillingham Ladies Chorus", a "wench band" performing at the now defunct Ontario Renaissance Festival. As much about characters and humour as about music, the girls delight audiences with a combination of bawdy pub songs and plaintive ballads from the British Isles and Ireland. Your audiences will be laughing, crying and singing along with the girls during their full contact, audience participation performances.


"From the Ashes", 2007
"Red is the Rose" 2010

Set List

Nero's Fiddle typically performs their own arrangements of traditional folk songs. Sets run from 30-90 minutes in length and run the gamut from bawdy songs such as "9-Inch Will Please a Lady" (Robert Burns) to "Red is the Rose", or "Paddy's Lament". You may also catch the odd folk song in Gaelic, such as Chi Mi Na Morbeannach (Mist Covered Mountains) or Fear a Bhata (The Boatman). Others include "I'm a Rover", "Tell My Ma" "Johnny Was A Shoemaker" Bell Bottomed Trousers" "She Moved Through The Fair" "The Blacksmith" "Greensleeves" "Cuckoo's Nest" "Roll Your Leg Over" "Buxom Lass" "The Parting Glass" "Moorloch Shore" "Boozin'" and many more!