about us

The band's four members, Zac Gordon, Jariel Henthorn, Max McGovern, and Jacob Coughlan, collaborate to bring old-world music to the modern world. Since the creation of Faire May in 2019 they have played at various venues around West Virginia, Ohio, and Pennsylvania: including the Grave Creek Mound Archeological Center, the Cockayne Farmstead, Leonardo's Coffeehouse, and the Sycamore Youth Center. Faire May has performed with many other great folk artists: such as Ben-David Warner, Joe Zelek, Crandall Creek, Gallowglass, and Williamson Branch. They were also featured on a Scythian "Quarenstream" in 2020.

At a Faire May concert you will hear anything from banjos to bagpipes, jaw harps and beyond. you will hear and enjoy music from the 15th century all the way until the 1950s and 1960s. The band loves to play music in the genres of Bluegrass, Celtic, Old-time, Colonial, Gospel, German, Hungarian, Russian, Polish, Mediterranean, Medieval, and classic 1950s and 1960s music.

In addition to our usual concerts, Faire May also specializes in historical music from the 18th, and 19th centuries. With the help of mantua maker, seamstress, and close friend Kara Gordon, the band is able to accurately demonstrate music from America's past while also authentically portraying garb from the colonial and Victorian Eras.

The band is sure to bring a smile to your face using their traditional style, their professional skills, and their youthful nature!

Jariel Henthorn - Upright bass, bodhran, guitar, piano, vocals


Zac Gordon - Fiddle, mandolin, smallpipes, bouzouki, vocals


Max McGovern - Rhythm guitar, lead guitar


Jacob Coughlan - Banjo, Great Highland Bagpipes, penny-whistles, bouzouki, vocals


email: fairemaymusic@gmail.com

phone: (304)-559-4656