This is the first time I am participating in Song Lyric Sunday so I hope you enjoy it.  Today’s theme is weddings and all that surrounds such a special event.

I originally looked for a song that communicated all that most of us think of when we think of weddings but chose to go with humor by choosing a parody from my favorite Renassaince Faire singing duo, Rowan and the Rose. I encourgage you to visit their website

I do not own the rights to this video but am sharing it to promote them as artists.  Filmed at the 2015 New Jersey Renaissance Faire and published on June 4, 2015 by Renaissance Road Trips.  Please enjoy, Castamere, written by Rowan and the Rose about the Red Wedding on Game of Thrones.


Who are Rowan and the Rose. The information abstracted from their website states that “Rowan & The Rose” is the musical duo of Arthur Rowan and Kelly Morris Rowan. They offer a mix of traditional celtic music, historical tunes, and original songs in the genre of Geek Folk. The two performers blend their voices in harmony with the aid of guitar, Irish whistle, drum, and the occasional hurdy-gurdy.

“Rowan & the Rose” began as a musical venture for Arthur and Kelly back in 2011. Having met at the PA Ren Faire (where they both performed – and started dating), they were looking for a way to continue their creativity as a team. With a few rented costumes and a guitar, they made their debut at the NJ Renaissance Faire during its second year of existence. Taking on the names of ‘Rowan the Bard’ and ‘Rose McGann’, and with only six songs to start… they began what has proved to be a very successful journey!

In their five year life-span, Rowan & the Rose have performed at numerous places: the New Jersey Renaissance Faire, the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, the Tennessee Renaissance Festival, the Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Festival, the Sarasota Medieval Fair, at the New York Public Library’s Family Medieval Gala, and as an opening act for Blackmore’s Night. They are currently based in Orlando, FL.

9 responses

  1. Thanks for chiming with this Toto parody. I really enjoyed the song and your write-up. Pleas stop by again.


  2. John Holton says:

    Took me a minute to recognize the tune. I’ll bet Rowan and the Rose are making the RenFair circuit by now. Great pick, and welcome!


    • Yes. We didn’t have the pleasure of them in NJ this year. When they’re not performing together at festivals they lend their voices for various parts in Florida for Disney and Universal.


  3. GP Cox says:

    Good to see you again, Maryann!!