Shakespeare in Step and Song

From early country dance to folk and bluegrass, music drawn from and inspired by Shakespeare

March 17 – 19, 2023
St. Mark's Church

As part of the Folger’s First Folio celebration (the 400th anniversary), the Folger Consort returns to its home repertoire of music from Shakespeare’s time with the uniquely English broken consort, an “orchestra” of three plucked stringed instruments, flute, fiddle, and bass viol. Folger Consort’s co-Artistic Directors have often noted the similarities between this engaging style, featuring some fancy pickin’, to the music of the Appalachian descendants of British settlers - bluegrass. In this program, they explore that connection as well as songs from Shakespeare and the shared stories of ballads from both traditions.


We look forward to welcoming you to in-person performances. Please note: Attendees 5 years old and over are required to show proof of vaccination. All attendees are required to wear a mask. Fully vaccinated artists will not be wearing masks while performing. Folger staff will remain masked at all times. The Folger is committed to maintaining the highest level of health and safety precautions around COVID-19. Click here for more information on how we are keeping our audience and artists safe.

Who's Who

Artistic Director
Artistic Director
Dan Meyers