August 21, 2011
This past weekend, I had the pleasure of seeing you perform again. I just bought "Otter's Pond" and "A Village In Motion". You're all amazing musicians, and always my favorite part of the Ren. Festival. Your violin player is amazing and can do things with that violin that I've never heard before! Keep the music coming for many years!
August 18, 2011
Do you remember me from the Camino?
I just wanted to stay in touch.
Trusting you are well.
With fond memories,
June 22, 2011
April 2, 2011
So nice to reconnect Bob! You guys are doing BEAUTIFUL music! It's clear you have a wonderful repertoire and I'll bet you are well received at the festivals! Very joyful! ;)
February 9, 2011
I've been thinking of you.
November 22, 2010
Your Magic Steps CD is my favorite! I bought it at the Sterling, NY Renfair several years ago, when we heard you live and were most impressed, indeed!! I'm an elementary school librarian, and am planning a Medieval Feast on January 26, 2011. I would probably like to buy another CD for background music. Wish you were here!
Lonna Pierce, Storyteller & School Librarian
November 8, 2010
Enjoyed listening to you at the TRF on 11/07/10. Great to see you again Martha.
September 4, 2010
Thanks so much for a wonderful weekend. The whole family enjoyed your music so much. Take care and Haazaa!
Shoes, Lingerie, Boots, Costumes, Plus Sizes, and More.
July 24, 2010
I'm so happy and honored to met you during Cammino of Santiago.
With your trolley you push your harp.
Your music very nice with the magic of Cammino.
all the best
God Blesses you Martha
July 13, 2010
Buen Camino, Martha!
June 30, 2010
Another faithful fan!!!
March 17, 2010
Greetings Cantiga and master bard Owain! I enjoyed your performance on the last day of TRF 2010 (Thanksgiving weekend). Good ensemble and energy, stay Early!
February 3, 2010
In the ever mounting tedium that life heaps on us, we relish the sparks of wonder that delight and re-nourish our love of life. Time with that special someone, a special song, a wondrous band, a glass of joy, a joyful dance. Such a culmination, a dream alive, for yet another Spring! Thank to you Cantiga, weavers of dreams!
We're So much looking forward to seeing you at BARF this year!
April 14, 2009
I saw you guys play Easter. We have requested your presence at our wedding MAy 23rd. I feel it is a blessing. I was touched by music at Scarborough in a way I have not been before. I am delighted to be awakened to music that respects the silence. GOOD SHOW! I look forward to seeing you!
March 29, 2009
It was such a pleasure to finally see you at the Bay Area Ren Fest this afternoon. All the other musicians (Jerry, Brad, Jim, etc...) had highly recommended you, so of course we had to go hear the band that all the other bands wanted to see. =) Thank you so much for such a lovely performance, and we will definitely be enjoying your music until we can see you again next year!
March 16, 2009
hello from sweden - very nice site, and nice music as well!
José Luis Zorrilla
October 19, 2008
Charry saludos afectuosos desde Arica, veo que estas en otro nivel musical me alegro por ello. Espero verte nuevamente o que vengas a Arica con Cantiga, falta mostrar otra cultura musical a esta nueva región. Un abrazo a Cantiga. Espero que me escribas, necesito alguna información de tu parte...
José Luis Zorrilla
guillermo nava godoy
September 30, 2008
extrño mucho a mi amigo a que no me responda mis correos
Bill and Diane
September 21, 2008
Once again our special day came together and we were able to spend it with our friends at Sterling.
Already our plans are being made for our 2009 visit to once again hear the music we heard on that day so long ago when we fell in love. And as always, we'll make our requests and you'll honor them not even knowing that each piece you play for us represents some special memory in our relationship.
Martha, Bob, Alex, Charry, we thank you for all you have given and look forward to seeing you many many more times.
Bill and Diane
June 18, 2008
el año pasado te enviè en email, pero al parecer no lo recibiste, espero que esta vez si, bueno compadre lo primero es q espero te encuentres bien de salud y con harta pega, que es lo que falta por estos lados, la ultima vez que nos vimos , venia llegando de san antonio, pero decidi quedarme en Arica , por la familia(eso creo) , en cuanto a la musica, te cuento que hace unos meses estubo Arak Pacha, en Arica y dio unos conciertos , pa que te cuento como lo pasamos despues de unas estas tocatas , faltabas tù. ya que llegaron todos los folcloristas antiguos.. no viejos....
bueno amigo quirquincho, saludos grandes para ti y todos los de Cantiga.
ojala vuelvas pronto
Johnny Perez Ponce
March 22, 2008
I was just listening to 'Once Upon a Time' (which I found at the local Goodwill) and I realized I could google you guys. What a great album! I need to send y'all some money!
chico dany de Las Condes
March 21, 2008
charry felicitaciones por la musica que estas haciendo y saludos del chico dany de
Las Condes Santiago Chile
January 19, 2008
Wondering where you guys will be in 2008? It was disappointing not seeing your name on the schedule of the Florida Ren Festival (Deerfield Beanch) in February :(
Alvaro Pincheira Meléndez, CHILE
October 12, 2007
Soy músico autodidacta, y durante el tiempo que llevo aprendiendo, entre otros instrumentos el charango, siempre sales a colación como uno de los mejores charanguistas, pero como no he tenido el gusto de conocerte en persona, no he podido saber como se forma un músico como tú (con el afán de poder acercarme a tu calidad), qué música escuchas, como poder sacarle mejor provecho al charango, etc.
Bueno, espero que esta sea la posibilidad de generar un contacto.
Actualmente vivo en Calama, trabajo en una empresa contratista y con los 7 años que llevo viviendo acá he conocido músicos locales con quienes he participado en proyectos, pero generalmente haciendo covers de los típicos Illapu, Inti, Quila, y de los no tan típicos Huara y Altiplano.
Gracias por tu tiempo y espero tengas un poco más para que te pongas en contacto.
Saludos a los integrantes de CANTIGA.
August 6, 2007
We love listening to you guys every year at Sterling. I've never checked out your website til today and was wondering if you guys have any plans to reissue some of your older albums in digital format. We have them on cassettes and its only a matter of time til that format is as obsolete as the 8 track. it would be nice to see the older stuff on the rack at Sterling again.....
July 19, 2007
Hola Charry !
es un mail para ti especial ! No conosco la musica nueva tuya, pero seria muy feliz escuchar algo de ti ! Ojala estas bien, no pude hablar mas contigo por telefono por nervosidad en al ano 2002 ! por favor mandarme un mail , con mucho carino la maike
July 16, 2007
I saw you guys at the Renn festival in Sterling this weekend, as I do every year. I sat there, taking in the green canopy of trees, looking around and listening to your beautiful music. I really felt like that was what I came for. I bought your CD so I can retreat to my happy place any time I want.
April 14, 2007
I like you! Thanks you
January 19, 2007
Wollte mich vorstellen, nettes Forum habe gefunden indem ich nach this gesucht habe.. Und finds ganz interessant hier..
October 19, 2006
Hi Guys! Just placed the first order with "Mel Bay" for Bob's "Renaissance Festival Favorites".
I'm sure it will be a great additon to my music library! Thanks! Jane & Fred Jung
October 13, 2006
Michelle, you will be missed by your adoring fans (me and my wife included). Very best of luck to you wherever you land.
October 9, 2006
Congratulations on the "Once Upon a Time" album!
October 8, 2006
I started going to the Renaissance Festival in 1999. I discovered you there. Every year I make a point to see you. Your music is wonderful and lulls me into relaxation. As a big fan of harpist's, I love seeing Martha. Good luck in the coming years. I can't wait to see you next year.
August 25, 2006
Hello Martha!... Surfing around the internet I accidentily got here.. But I listened your music and it sounds really great!... And the looks of the site is super!
julianne johnson sommers
June 2, 2006
I am still teaching choral music and living in Russellville, Arkansas. I hope that I get to see you at Sterling
(if I can afford the gas to visit with Barby Holder this summer). Does Bob still live in Hot Springs? I will be
there for teacher meetings Aug. 1-3. I like to eat
at Bohemia Resturant once a year. Great German food!
Do you get back to Clear Lake much? I miss Texas and all
the fairs. This website is super! juliet the harpsinger
March 26, 2006
la vostra musica è gradevolissima nella melodia, nell'armonia e negli arrangiamenti.Siete generosi anche nel sito,Vorrei avere gli spartiti per poterla suonare. richiederò i CD.bravissimi.
Laura Caloi Verona
Michael C. Rollins
March 16, 2006
I have all your CDs. When in April will Bob's songbook, Renaissance Festival Favorites be out and how much will it cost? Thanks so much for your music and friendship.
Juan Carlos Caicedo
March 1, 2006
Me sentí muy conmovido al escuchar su musica. Reconocer instrumentos como el ronroco y el charango que estan adheridos a nuestra alma como nuestra piel mestiza, hace que cada una de las notas tambien nos pertenezca un poco. Lastimosamente su musica en nuestra Colombia Andina no llega sino por lo que ustedes generosamente nos regalan en su pagina. Reconozco a Charry, ya que el visitó a Pasto cuando tocaba con Altiplano....... Un Saludo
February 23, 2006
I had the opportunity to hear Owain Phyfe sing at the renaissance festival in Phoenix Arizona. I purchases a cd and loved it!! I plan on purchasing the rest of your cd's eventually. thanks for some awsome music.
January 11, 2006
Thanks for a wonderful CD, "Otters Pool".
Thanks to my Father for introducing us to Cantiga!
January 8, 2006
Michelle, my wife Faye and I both read all of your blog. Your comments are so candid and honest and very funny. Thank you for taking the time to share them. I hope they get published somewhere sometime so more readers will get to enjoy them and hear how behind-the-scenes Rennaisance People live. I have also seen your art and heard your music. You are quite the Renaissance Lady. Thank you.
October 28, 2005
Hi Aunt Martha!!! What a great surprise to find a link thru the Ren Fest to you guys!!! I'm going to see you tomorrow! Can't wait, it's been sooo long. Just read the review & can't wait to hear the new CD. Hello to everyone & can't wait to meet Michelle. Congrats to you guys on the Cirque gig!!! That's so cool! Now I think it's really cool about the benefit concert on my birthday no less. See you soon. Love, Alicia
Dewey & Debbie
October 20, 2005
We are ecstatic at the thought of sitting with you soon to enjoy the return of the magic!
The return of cool Autumn breezes and Cantiga always make this our favorite time of year.
Of course you know we'll be there when you play at Ovations on November 16th, as well as seeing you at the Faire. Welcome Home!
August 30, 2005
August 22, 2005
This was our third year in Sterling and it was one of the best yet. Cantiga has become apart of our lives, both my wife and I spent many sessions listening in and it was wonderful. Michelle was a great addition and once again Cantiga has placed the faire deep in our hearts until next year.
Thank you for coming into our lives and opening our eyes and ears to some exceptional tunes.
August 14, 2005
Heard your last performance at my first visit to the Sterling Ren. Faire (but went away with some CD's). What a joy to discover this group! I hope I will hear you in Sterling again next year.
August 10, 2005
I visit Sterling every year to experience Cantiga. This year was the best by far. I didn't think anyone could stand in for my favorite fiddler, but Michelle stole the show without upstaging the rest of the band. She is supreme!
"Martha's Dragon" is a magnificent CD. Fine work!
I am your most bashful fan. See you next year!
August 5, 2005
Cool! Your music... I wish I could learn more about your music and hear you playing in Singapore one day!!!!
July 23, 2005
Hola Cantiga, hola Charry!
Por fin pude ver la página, realmente es muy buena la música, las fotos se ven impeque creo que estás en tu salsa. Pórtate bien. Saludos y felicitaciones para Cantiga. NORI
July 16, 2005
un saluto anche da un gruppo di musicisti italiani
felice musica a tutti!
complimenti e auguri
June 24, 2005
mazel tov mark! so happy for you to be entering such a remarkable cycle of yr and yr beloved's wife. will miss you at sterling, but much better is the reason.
once aain i wish yr babe all the shooting stars and full moons the universe can muster.
June 12, 2005
What's wonderful about Cantiga's music is that you can listen to it over and over again and still hear something new. Been loving the way you guys play for a while now, and am still loving it! I've learned a lot about rennie life through Michelle's weblog too! Thank you all for such a wonderful gift of music :D
Take care and cheers guys!
June 12, 2005
Hello I found your site while surfing around 4 celtic mp3 music I could listen 2 for free...and your site came up and sound of your music just sent me back 2 a time when ladie's was realy lady's and gentleman was just that.. I'm quite a lover of anything from the 13th up to the 18th Century...hope 2 become a member of your site please contact at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can hear more of your wonderfull music Sincerely Heather MacLeod
May 30, 2005
please make a new CD and carnivalito in it. school in japan taught me arts and music from 1st grade. That's when I first heard carnivalito. It has been almost 40 yrs. You are so wounderful group. My husband Tom and I listen your CD every day. see you next april at fair.
May 29, 2005
I live and work in Shanghai and I often listen to Folk Alley where I first heard your music. Just recived the two cd's I ordered 'Once upon a time' and Dance Steps'. Absolutley magic, maybe one day you can tour out here in the Far East? Please!
May 25, 2005
lovely site and music. cheers,
May 1, 2005
I fell asleep a few times listening to Dish Network cd channel, new age, and woke up hearing your music. In my daze I tried to get the name of the band but ended up with every combination but "cantiga". I've heard The Wizard, and The Enchantment of the Faeries, and really liked them. I am going to buy the ONce Upon A Time cd and I hope the rest is as good. I will try to find out if you will be in Colorado soon so I can see the band. I really like your music.
April 14, 2005
I really enjoyed meeting your new fiddler, Michelle, at Scarborough Faire this past weekend. Brilliant, beautiful woman. Lucky Cantiga!
April 8, 2005
Saludos amigo Charry, es un gusto saber de ti despues de tanto tiempo. Espero poder contactarme contigo. Yo estoy radicado en Australia hace ya 10 anos. Escuche algo de tu trabajo con la banda y es bien interesante. Con afecto Peteco.
April 7, 2005
I just received the last installment in my Cantiga collection today... your live CDs are amazing! You're one of the few bands that sounds just as great live as recorded. Keep up the awesome work.
April 7, 2005
Holas !!! la pajina esta super bonita al igual que las fotos.... muchos saludos para ustedes y especial para el charry ... mica.
Becca - Tampa, FL
April 5, 2005
I saw you all perform at the MOSI RenFest this past weekend. I was very pleased! I love your simple yet deeply emotional approach to the music. I bought Otter's Pool and the CD hasn't come out of the CD player since I left the Faire on Sunday! I spoke to Michelle after you played Spooky Medly that afternoon, and I wish I had been able to talk longer. You're awesome, Michelle! I truly hope I get to see you all again in the future. Keep up the great music, Cantiga!
- Becca, WannaBe Rennie Violist ;)
March 25, 2005
Your music is just great! I was listening to you on WMNF 88.5 FM and loved every minute of it.
March 25, 2005
I'm listening to you for the first time, right now, live, on WMNF 88.5 FM in Tampa! Heaven! We have tickets for the Festival and now I'm really motivated to make it over there to see and hear you again.
Best wishes for continued safe and enchanted travels.
March 22, 2005
I like Carol's March 7 comments. Yes, Carol, you are right! Cantiga alone is worth the price of admission. My experience has proven that they are worth far more than the price of admission. Cantiga/New World Renaissance Band is "the best" Renaissance musical group on the planet.a
March 22, 2005
Congratulations to Mark on the new baby! I bought a studio program and I'm delighted with my early efforts (with your permission) in mixing Cantiga music with Brother Donald stories. I'll send you some CDs when I have more completed. Have fun at BARF! Please let me know if Martha is going to be in Toon Town any time soon.
March 7, 2005
Cantiga was the best thing about the Florida Renaissance Festival this past weekend. Your group alone made the price of admission worthwhile, and I'm now basking in the afterglow by listening to "Martha's Dragon." Thank you for a real treat!
Michelle DiPietro, FL
March 6, 2005
It's been a fantastic experience watching you perform every week at the Deerfield Beach RenFest, and I am still incredibly honored that you all took the time to talk with me one-on-one (four-on-one?) about your music. I look forward to seeing you all again at the final weekend of the Festival, and hope that our paths will cross again soon thereafter.
March 4, 2005
I love your music ! Great work ! Thank you all
February 15, 2005
Thank you all. You bring such pleasure into our lives. Your music moves us, sometimes to tears (of joy).
With much love and admiration
Laura and Vaughn, FL
February 13, 2005
What a joy it is hearing you play in Sterling.
February 7, 2005
What a great home page.I like it very much and it's easy to tool around.I have been a fan for a few years now .The band all know me from Sterling,NY Faire where I'm at the first show every weekend:^)I look forward to getting Martha's Dragon so I can hear some Charri when I'm not at Faire.I also look forward to the new New World Renaissance Band cd.Can wait untill july to see the band again live:^}
Jana from Prague
February 4, 2005
Wanderful new homepage! Congratulation. It's well done. Very light and joy to look at, also very clear orientation. :-)
I know your music for long time even I heard your work more on Owain Phyfe CD's which I ordered some time before and they are still my numb. 1 for listening. Lol! This MP3s you added to your pages are delight to listen and specialy if I think that it was recorded during life performance. It's perfect! (Martha's harp is very inspirating for me personaly :-) ) Wishing you a lot of joy and planty of good music.
January 28, 2005
Your music is VERY hard to find! I guess you just sell directly from your web site? I hear it on "Sirius" in the dental office where I work. I've been looking for your stuff for over a year! Happy that my crappy computer stayed on line long enough to find you. Looking forward to "Once Upon A Time". I just bought it