Fri 1/21/22 - Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka [sold out]

SOLD OUT

Fri, Jan 21, 2022 

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 

This double-bill features two master musicians at the top of their craft, honoring their roots while creating innovative new traditions. In a career that has now encompassed four decades, acclaimed banjo innovator Tony Trischka has created an endless array of new possibilities for the five-string banjo. While he has mastered nearly every element of the instrument's stylistic history — from old-time modal clawhammer to the most intricate melodic modern styles — it was folk music initially, and bluegrass music in particular, that first drew him to the banjo. In addition to his banjo playing superstar status, he also produced Steve Martin’s Grammy nominated Rare Bird Alert record (Rounder). Grammy nominated and Berklee College of Music’s Visiting Scholar in the American Roots Program, Bruce Molsky stands today as one of the world's premier old-time fiddler and one of the defining virtuosi of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. In addition to a prolific solo career, he frequently joins genre-busting super-groups and artists such as Andy Irvine & Donal Lunny's Mozaik, and has recorded as a special guest on legendary guitarist Mark Knopfler’s recent CD, Tracker. 

www.tonytrischka.com 

www.brucemolsky.com

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks (preferably N95 or KN95) must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee). There will be NO tickets available at the door. Show at 7pm ET.  Doors are half an hour before showtime! 

1/22 & 1/23 Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - ALL NEW

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer

Tom Paxton

Tom Paxton

TOM PAXTON, CATHY FINK & MARCY MARXER 

ALL NEW – Live Album Recording 

With Kimber Ludiker (fiddle, mandolin) & Alex Lacquement (bass)

Sat, Jan 22, 2022 @ 7:30PM / Sun, Jan 23, 2022 @ 3PM

The Sunday Matinee will also be Livestreamed via Mandolin. To purchase a ticket for the Livestream show, please click here.

Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

This live concert recording session celebrates a catalogue of nearly thirty new songs co-written by Tom Paxton (GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award Winner) and Cathy Fink (GRAMMY Winner) in the past eighteen months. Comedy, Community, Absurdity, History, Commentary and Love are spread throughout these new classics. The title song, “ALL NEW” tells us we are capturing a moment, together. The intimate audience will be invited to sing along on many songs, and will add their good vibes to these very special shows. 

Tickets are $50, but for $60 you'll get the album ALL NEW when it comes out!

More about Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer :

TWO-TIME GRAMMY® Award Winners, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer Marxer are master musicians with a career spanning over 35 years. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the guitar, five-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, cello-banjo, and more. Their repertoire ranges from classic country to western swing, gypsy jazz to bluegrass, and old-time string band to contemporary folk (including some original gems). 

Cathy & Marcy have performed at hundreds of bluegrass and folk festivals and taught at close to 100 music camps worldwide. Happily known as “social music conductors” ready to start a jam session, a community sing, or create a music camp helping others learn to play and sing, the duo’s past students include Kaki King and Rhiannon Giddens.

More about Tom Paxton : 

Tom Paxton has become a voice of his generation, addressing issues of injustice and inhumanity, laying bare the absurdities of modern culture and celebrating the tenderest bonds of family, friends, and community. 

In describing Tom Paxton’s influence on his fellow musicians, Pete Seeger has said: “Tom’s songs have a way of sneaking up on you. You find yourself humming them, whistling them, and singing a verse to a friend. Like the songs of Woody Guthrie, they’re becoming part of America.” Pete goes on: “In a small village near Calcutta, in 1998, a villager who could not speak English sang me What Did You Learn In School Today? in Bengali! Tom Paxton’s songs are reaching around the world more than he is, or any of us could have realized. Keep on, Tom!”

This is a Live, in-person performance at Allyworld (7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912). Showtime 7.30pm ET Saturday and 3pm ET Sunday (doors half hour in advance). Doors are half an hour before showtime! Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue. Additionally, the artists have stipulated these MUST be N95 or KN95, NOT cloth masks. Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Tickets are $50 in advance & a $10 add-on (+$2 box office fee) will include a download of the album upon it's completion. Though all tickets are general admission and will-call, a physical, autographed ticket keep-sake will be issued at the show. Livestream is also available for $15 (does not include autographed ticket) details below.

 

Livestream

Just announced, the Sunday matinee will also be Livestreamed via our friends at Mandolin. If you would like to purchase tickets to the Livestream show ($15 or $25 with album download presale) and view from home please purchase a ticket here. Playback will be available for 48 hours after the Livecast.

Sat 3/12 - Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Sat Mar 12, 2022 @ 7PM  

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

Appearing across 30 states and some of the biggest festivals and venues in the nation, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road win over the hearts of every crowd they play in front of. In 2019 the group was awarded Momentum Band of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association. Their four full-length albums have spent over 15 weeks on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, and the group maintains a heavy professional touring schedule. 

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on, yet boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country. 

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include Merlefest, Grey Fox, The Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass.

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (preferably N95 or KN95). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $20 at the door.

Mon 3/28 Tannahill Weavers

Tannahill Weavers 

Mon, Mar 28, 2022 @ 7:30PM 

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

“The music may be pure old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”        - Winnipeg Free Press 

"An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new."    - New York Times 

Born of a session in Paisley, Scotland, and named for the town's historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the Tannahill Weavers have made an international name for their special brand of Celtic music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms.  As one of the world's premier traditional Celtic bands, their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, original ballads and lullabies, and humorous tales of life in Scotland. 

In 2021 they have been joined by exciting piper and fiddle player Iain MacGillivray, who is also Scotland's youngest Clan leader. Iain, a fluent Gaelic speaker, has worked on such exciting productions as Outlander and Men in Kilts, and has performed for a huge list of stars and dignitaries in recent years. As the band celebrate the nomination of their 18th recording, Òrach (“Golden” in Gaelic) as album of the year, and themselves as band of the year, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage.  From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits. 

"Formed from a Paisley pub session in 1968, seminal trailblazers the Tannahill Weavers now also rank as national treasures." 
                                   -Glasgow Celtic Connections 2018

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (preferably N95 or KN95). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $22 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $27 at the door ($17/22 for children and students with ID).

Calendar

Jan22

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - ALL NEW (album download presale)

Please note, this is simply an add-on purchase of the album ALL NEW when completed. If you haven't purchased a TICKET to the show and wish to do so, get a ticket for 1/22 at 7.30pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467536/579947726/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new or 1/23 at 3pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467551/579947745/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

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Jan22

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (concert)

Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and K95 or KN95 masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (cloth masks not admitted). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Doors are half an hour before showtime! Tickets are $50 in advance (+$2 box office fee). If you would like to add the download of the album (when completed) to your purchase - please add https://imtfolk.org/event/4467546/579947759/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new-album-download-presale to your cart. Though all tickets are general admission and will-call, a physical, autographed ticket keep-sake will be issued at the show. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

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Jan23

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Matinee - ALL NEW (album download presale)

Please note, this is simply an add-on purchase of the album ALL NEW when completed. If you haven't purchased a TICKET to the show and wish to do so, get a ticket for 1/22 at 7.30pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467536/579947726/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-all-new or 1/23 at 3pm here : https://imtfolk.org/event/4467551/579947745/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

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Jan23

Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (Matinee Concert)

Allyworld, 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

This is a Live, in-person performance at Allyworld (7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912). Showtime 3pm ET (doors half hour in advance). Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and K95 or KN95 masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (cloth masks not admitted). Tickets are $50 in advance (+$2 box office fee). If you would like to add the download of the album (when completed) to your purchase - please add https://imtfolk.org/event/4467555/579947749/tom-paxton-cathy-fink-and-marcy-marxer-matinee-show-all-new-album-download-presale to your cart. Though all tickets are general admission and will-call, a physical, autographed ticket keep-sake will be issued at the show. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

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Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

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Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of vaccination is REQUIRED and masks must be worn by audience and staff while inside the venue (preferably N95 or KN95). Thank you in advance for your cooperation. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $20 at the door. Though PayPal is used as our credit and debit card processor, no, you don't have to have a PayPal account. When you click "payment method" you will see a yellow button that says "checkout with PayPal". You will still be able to use a credit or debit card at that point. Please add your phone number and home address to the notes field so that we may contact you in the event of cancelation, or to thank you with a letter for donations as appropriate.

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We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by contributions from individual donors and by funding from the Maryland State Arts Council.

Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.