Nomadic, whimsical and ethnically transient, the music of the Sweet Penny Royals leans in the direction of circus-noir gone gypsy. Feast on the roots of the Balkans, Russia, Israel, France, British Isles and more. Primary instrumentation: fiddle, accordion, voice and percussion seasoned with crumhorn, harp, flute, slide whistle, berimbau and egg beater.

We look forward to sharing the adventure with you. Please join us at the following public venues and special events. Until then, be well and play like nobody is watching...

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May 20, 2011 (Fr.) 8PM

April 17, 2011 (Sun.) 11AM-3PM
Windsor Earth Day on the Green - SPR's w/ Kazamoze
Location: Windsor Town Green

April 16, 2011 (Sat.) 4:15PM-6PM
Location: Apple Blossom Festival, in the Wine Garden

March 17, 2011 (Th.) 4:30PM-6:30PM

January 7, 2011 @ 9:30 (Fri.)
Line up w/ the Accordion Babes
Sleeping Lady

Irish on St. Patrick's Day - The Sweet Penny Royals will be kissing the blarney stone and kicking their heels to jigs & reels at 2 locations this year:
Murphy's Irish Pub in Sonoma, CA 3:30-5pm
Larkspur Farmer's Market in Marin County, 12:30-2:30pm
Go to  roxanneoliva.bandcamp.com for full schedule

Next Weekend! Cotati Accordion Festival

Music all day on 2 stages, Aug. 20 & 21, Cotati. Sweet Penny Royals Sunday 10:20 - 10:50 , followed by the Accordion Babes pageant. Enjoy my accordion- playing sisters Maggie Martin (Mad Maggies), Nada Lewis, Renee de la Prade (Culann's Hounds) Amber Lee and the Anomalies , and more.

Cotati Accordion Festival 8/21/11

Accordion Extravaganza! 21st Annual Cotati Accordion Festival August 20-21
I performed at the 1st annual back in 1990, and several times through the years. I'm thrilled about the "Sweet Penny Royals" debut. Rox