Once I sat upon a promontory,
And heard a mermaid on a dolphin's back
uttering such dulcet and harmonious breath,
That the rude sea grew civil at her song,
And certain stars shot madly from their spheres
To hear the sea-maid's music.
~ William Shakespeare
Water Faerie Naturalist
• nature educator
• singer/songwriter • artist • filmmaker
• aquatic performer • fish trainer
• professional siren of sea, lake, and river
brings the mystery and majesty of the waters to you!
Mermaid Galene (pronounced "guh-LEE-nee") (aka Diane Rains) is the world's only performing mermaid with a very fishy band, Neptune's Keep, composed of two humans, two trained musical goldfish, and a dance troupe of live seahorses!
Through an amazing marriage of art and technology, Mermaid Galene's musical fish comprise an aquatic orchestra, playing a diverse collection of virtual instruments from electric guitar to jazz bass to orchestral harp. Our amazing fish have mastered literally hundreds of instruments, painting our music with a lush, lyrical, otherworldly yet accessible sound. This unprecedented collaboration between human and fish redefines musical beauty!
Animal Planet TV, BBC Radio, Ripley's Believe It Or Not, and newspapers worldwide have featured our performing fish. Fish have hidden depths!
Note: For the comfort and safety of our animals, we do not bring live fish to Mermaid Galene and Salty Stuart events. Instead, audio and video recordings of our performing fish are seamlessly integrated into our live mermaid/pirate shows.
For the merlings: Mermaid Galene's Waterstories
Books, songs, and mermaid hugs
at Hudson Public Library, WI on the 3rd Saturday of every month!
Coming up, a special week night mermaid storytime: Tuesday, February 17, 2015 at 7pm
Galene will read and sing Over In The Ocean: in a coral reef by Marianne Berkes.
With special guest Salty Stuart the Pirate playing concertina.
Coming up: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 10:30 am
Galene will read Little Swan by Jonathan London.
Followed by a walk across the street to view wintering trumpeter swans on the beautiful St. Croix River.
Coming up on Sun, March 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm CDT:
our Sirens Concert live-streamed on the web!
Visit Mermaid Galene's Grotto on Etsy.com
to purchase mermaid jewelery and gifts
handmade for adults and merlings by Mermaid Galene.
Available now: Mermaid choker necklaces, original music CDs
Coming soon: Neoprene sea animals, Mermaid Galene & Salty Stuart flannel board puppet collection, mer jewelry for merlings and adults, piratewear, original children's books, exclusive original music downloads
Arrrguably the most unique entertainment troupe to sail the seven seas!
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