Thurs 2/16 - FunkLore

Thursday, February 16, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents a benefit for Ukraine with FunkLore.
Seekers Church | 276 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7:30pm | $25 adv (+$2 box office fee) / $30 door

FunkLore is the only folk group of its kind, performing authentic slavic folk song, complete with ethnographic costume and dance in the United States. Their work is based on field recordings of songs of Eastern Europe: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and many lesser known peoples of these regions. The tradition of music continued FunkLore is not just a relic of the past, it is a living tradition, passed down from generation to generation. 

At the concert you will hear a unique polyphonic ensemble accompanied by traditional instruments. You will learn about the traditions of the Slavic winter holiday Maslenitsa, see a vibrant costume theater performance with a bear, a horse and the world-famous character of Russian Puppetry "Petrushka". For a patient audience, a master class on Ukrainian folk dances!

We encourage you to come hungry and bring cash! In addition to music, you can enjoy traditional Ukrainian dishes: pancakes, dumplings... Souvenirs will also be on sale, including traditional Slavic dolls. 

Part of the funds raised will be sent to help Ukraine! You can also make any donation on the spot . After all, now the contribution of everyone is critically important! 

A local contact of ours with connections in Ukraine recommended the Tabletochki Foundation, a charity in Kyiv that helps child cancer patients and their families receive medical care and assistance. Though there are other important causes helping with humanitarian efforts and refugee aid, this war will have long-term impacts on families, medical care, and children’s health - especially with attacks on hospitals. This vetted organization will continue their mission in the aftermath of this conflict.

For more about Funklore please visit : instagram.com/funklore_usa/

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime, online ticketing ends at 3pm day-of 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.

Mon 2/20 - Breabach

​“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.”  The Scotsman

​“As polished as it was passionate, matching fiery intensity with exquisite finesse, this was a magnificent set.” The Scotsman

Monday February 20th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Breabach.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door or $15/20 for students and children.

Securely ranked among Scotland’s most skilled and imaginative contemporary folk acts, Breabach unite deep roots in Highland and Island tradition with the innovative musical ferment of their Glasgow base. They have released six increasingly acclaimed albums, while fuelling their creative appetites in collaborations with indigenous Australasian artists, Quebec’s Le Vent du Nord, and most recently as artists-in-residence at 2019’s Celtic Colours festival with Cape Bretoners, Beolach. 

​Their 15 year adventure has included live performances from Sydney Opera House to Central Park NY. They have racked up an impressive array of accolades including five Scots Trad Music Awards, nominations as ‘Best Group’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and  ‘European Album of the Year’ in The Songlines Music Awards. 

​An exciting new chapter begins in 2020 with the introduction of the supremely talented, multi instrumentalist Conal McDonagh to the band and work beginning on ‘Dùsgadh’ a newly commissioned film with original score in collaboration with animator Cat Bruce.

More about Breabach at breabach.com

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime, online ticketing ends at 3pm day-of 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.

Mon 2/27 - the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks

“Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician…and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.”~Mary Chapin Carpenter

“Jon Carroll is a one man band, a poet, a songwriter, a singer of every kind of song and above all, a musician’s musician…and I can also attest to his being a not-to-be-missed performer.”~Mary Chapin Carpenter

"Deanna Bogart keeps getting better and better. Her latest release, Just a Wish Away is an instant classic featuring outstanding songwriting and superb performances". Phillip Smith, Phillycheeze's Rock and Blues Reviews

"Deanna Bogart keeps getting better and better. Her latest release, Just a Wish Away is an instant classic featuring outstanding songwriting and superb performances". Phillip Smith, Phillycheeze's Rock and Blues Reviews

“Bill Starks is continuously surprising us with his unique arrangements and spectacular songwriting skills” — Ruthie Logsdon

“Bill Starks is continuously surprising us with his unique arrangements and spectacular songwriting skills” — Ruthie Logsdon

Monday February 27th, 2023 
Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks. 
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm 
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door.

The Class of 88 is a celebration of piano. Different styles, different players... probably different pianos! Tonight we bring together local artists Jon Carroll and Bill Starks with an import from the west coast, Deanna Bogart, for a show that will go to the very limit of what a piano can do!

Deanna Bogart: With 40 years as a road musician, award-winning bandleader, and multi instrumentalist, Deanna Bogart is adored by her fans for her adventurous, original, and diverse music career. She is recognized for her dazzling keyboards, soulful saxophone, smoky vocals, and cut-above songwriting. Expanding now to include producing festivals, artists, as an arranger and as a sought after educator/mentor/master classes/creative coach while nonstop gigging around the globe and playing with stellar musicians everywhere. She now lives in the desert and the road keeps comin'....

More about Deanna Bogart at deannabogart.com

Bill Starks: With a lovable, lived in voice, one-of-a-kind piano chops, and a distinctive Blues-infused style,   Bill has recorded two albums of his own music. His CD “I See Trouble” is a treasure of eclectic Americana tunes showing his versatile songwriting style. A second CD release, “Do You Hear Me Now” is a collection of earlier original tunes in a more up-tempo, modern rock vein.  Bill has also garnered awards and acclaim as a songwriter,  His anthem “300 Miles From Memphis to New Orleans,” won Song of the Year at the  WAMMIES. ( And, “300 Miles” has a coordinating video filmed and produced by Jim Robeson.) “Repo Man” a funny lament about reaching your own personal debt ceiling, was recorded for the Wranglers’ “Americana Express” album, and was featured on NPR during the financial crisis, and “I See Trouble”, the title track of Bill’s first album, has become a show-stopping favorite at live shows.

More about Bill Starks at : billstarksmusic.com

Jon Carroll: At age 18, Jon Carroll was a founding member of Starland Vocal Band, recording the #1 Pop hit “AFTERNOON DELIGHT”. 

The group went on to be nominated for 5 Grammy Awards, winning  2: for Best New Artist & Best Arrangement for Voices (One of Jon's roles in the group). 

Since then, he's has not slowed down as a performer, composer, arranger, producer, songwriter and musician. His works have appeared in films, commercials and episodic dramas and comedies, and he is highly sought after studio session performer appearing on many recordings. 

His songs have been covered by artists such as Linda Ronstadt (Her 80’s hit “Want Love? Get Closer!), Tom Jones and Kenny Rogers, and he's the long-time keyboardist/vocalist band member with Mary Chapin Carpenter, with touring stints for countless others including Rodney Crowell, Dixie Chicks, Peter Wolf and Eric Lindell. 

His work has been recognized repeatedly over the course of many years by the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA), which over the years has awarded him over 20 "Wammies" for Vocalist, Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Song of Year. 

As a songwriter, Carroll has been likened to artists as disparate as John Prine and E. Annie Proulx, with songs as insightful as they are rhythmic and soulful. He’s an in-demand hired hand, and performs as well with his own band, but to hear Jon perform solo in an intimate setting is an all too rare treat!

More about Jon Carroll at joncarroll.org

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime, online ticketing ends at 3pm day-of 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.

Fri 3/10 - Dervish

The Guardian newspaper commented: “Dervish are simply brilliant. . they carry Irish history with them.”

The Guardian newspaper commented: “Dervish are simply brilliant. . they carry Irish history with them.”

Friday March 10th, 2023  
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dervish.  
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm  
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door / Students and children $20/25

At the end of 2019 Dervish received a prestigious lifetime achievement award from the BBC, a fitting tribute to the band after over 30 years of recording and performing all over the world. Described by the BBC as “an icon of Irish music”, the band have played at festivals from Rio de janeiro to Glastonbury. They accompanied the Irish President on state visits to Latvia and Lithuania and Prime Minister of Ireland on a trade mission to China as Cultural Ambassadors taking time out to play an impromptu session on the Great Wall of China. Dervish have a line-up which includes some of Ireland’s finest traditional musicians, fronted by one of the country’s best-known singers, Cathy Jordan.

More about Dervish at dervish.ie

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

Doors open half an hour before showtime, online ticketing ends at 3pm day-of 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.

Tuesday Night Open Spark

Every Tuesday
Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Tuesday Open Spark - a listening-room style open mic with weekly featured artists.   
School of Musical Traditions | 7112 Willow Ave., Takoma Park, MD  20912 | signup at 6pm, music at 7pm | The evening is free but we DO solicit donations for our featured artists every week!

Upcoming featured artists include: 2/7 ilyAIMY, 2/14 w Dan Hovey, 2/21 w Elena La Fulana, 2/28 w Petrichord, 3/7 w Bobby Thompson, 3/14 w Girl Blue, 3/21 w Back from the Dirt, 3/28 w Justin McMahon, 4/4 w Michelle Swan, 4/11 w Nicole Belanus...

This is NOT a restaurant so bring your own food or drink if you want to eat or drink! (no alcohol please, and of course please clean up after yourself). House keyboard in the house.  We’re not big enough for amps or drumkits, so don’t bring’em. 2 songs, 10 minutes, 1 pun – whichever’s shorter. The evening is sponsored by Institute of Musical Traditions, AT School of Musical Traditions, hosted by rob's Open Mics.

Webcasting Live on Facebook.com/robsopenmics, YouTube.com/robsopenmics and Twitch.tv/ilyaimy.

Please note that this isn't an IMT venue per se so that the below COVID policy is NOT in effect. Please do NOT come if you're feeling ill. Just tune into the webcast and join us when you're feeling better!

updated COVID policy for IMT venues (as of 10/20/22):

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org. 

Calendar

Feb16

Thurs 2/16 - Funklore

Seekers Church, 276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012

Thursday, February 16, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents a benefit for Ukraine with FunkLore. Seekers Church | 276 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7:30pm | $25 adv (+$2 box office fee) / $30 door

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

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Breabach (adult admission)

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

Monday February 20th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents Breabach. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door or $15/20 for students and children.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

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Breabach (student admission)

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

Monday February 20th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents Breabach. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door or $15/20 for students and children.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

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Feb27

Mon 2/27 - the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks

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

Monday February 27th, 2023 Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Class of 88 w Jon Carroll, Deanna Bogart and Bill Starks. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door.

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

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Fri 3/10 - Dervish (adult admission)

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

Friday March 10th, 2023
Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dervish.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm
Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $30 at the door / Students and children $20/25

IMT requires that masks be worn by attendees to protect themselves and others but will no longer require proof of vaccination. Please do not attend any IMT concerts if you are not feeling well. If you have already purchased tickets, let us know by emailing office@imtfolk.org.

Doors open half an hour before showtime. The Check-out with PayPal button allows you to pay with your credit card or with your PayPal account.

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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 as well as the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.

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

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.