Fri Nov 25th - Marc Glickman & Dennis Botzer

Dennis Botzer and Marc Glickman

Dennis Botzer and Marc Glickman

Friday, November 25th IMT presents Marc Glickman & Dennis Botzer - album release!

Tonal Park | 7014-C Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 | 8pm 

Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door

Two album releases and a night of traditional Irish tunes on fiddle and piano from two masters thereof!

Marc Glickman has been a stalwart of the Maryland/DC/NoVA traditional dance music community for over forty years, known for his original waltzes and other dance tunes, his dynamic backup piano style, and his solo piano interpretations of Irish traditional tunes. He is also accomplished on guitar, banjo, fiddle and bodhran, as well as being an expert in string-instrument repair and restoration.

More about Marc Glickman at marcoglickman.bandcamp.com

Tonight he's joined by Dennis Botzer, known as a player of traditional Irish music on piano, bringing "great skill and feeling" to the instrument! 

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. 

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Fri Dec 2nd - Windborne

Windborne in the 2021 production of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA  Photo by Matthew Muise Photography

Windborne in the 2021 production of A Christmas Celtic Sojourn, performed at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport MA Photo by Matthew Muise Photography

Windborne Live at the Cutler Majestic Theatre with Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 2018 
Footage courtesy of WGBH Boston

Friday, December 2nd IMT presents Windborne. 
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20)

Windborne’s captivating show draws on the singers’ deep roots in traditions of vocal harmony, while the absolute uniqueness of their artistic approach brings old songs into the present. Known for the innovation of their arrangements, their harmonies are bold and anything but predictable. 

With a 20-year background studying polyphonic music around the world, Lauren Breunig, Jeremy Carter-Gordon, Lynn Rowan, and Will Rowan share a vibrant energy onstage with a blending of voices that can only come from decades of friendship alongside dedicated practice. The ensemble shifts effortlessly between drastically different styles of music, drawing their audience along on a journey that spans continents and centuries, illuminating and expanding on the profound power and variation of the human voice. The singers educate as they entertain, sharing stories about their songs and explaining the context and characteristics of the styles in which they sing.

 

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. 

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 Dec 12th - Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker

"Forvantan", "Der Winter ist Vergangen", "Polka de Soleil" & "Reel Antoinette", performed by Elke Baker (www.elkebaker.com), Robin Bullock (www.robinbullock.com) and Ken Kolodner (www.kenkolodner.com) at the Institute of Musical Traditions (www.imtfolk.org), Takoma Park, Maryland, USA on December 8, 2014.

Monday, December 12th IMT presents our Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker.
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (children and students w ID $15 / 20)

Robin Bullock returns to the Institute of Musical Traditions for our annual Celtic holiday concert, with Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer) and fiddler Elke Baker! The music of Christmas, perfectly suited to the ageless tones of the acoustic guitar, comes to life in Robin Bullock's concert of carols and hymns spanning over 600 years, drawn from his bestselling holiday recordings A Guitar for Christmas and Christmas Eve is Here.

Internationally recognized as a master Celtic instrumentalist, Robin celebrates the many moods of the Yuletide season in gorgeous guitar interpretations, augmenting his six-string virtuosity with selections on cittern, mandolin and piano. Combining familiar favorites such as What Child is This, The First Noel, O Little Town of Bethlehem and his show-stopping solo guitar arrangement of Carol of the Bells with lesser-known pieces such as the traditional Scottish carol Rorate, the Irish Wexford Carol and the Shetland Islands fiddle tune, Christmas Day in the Morning, Robin weaves a spell from centuries of tradition and the joy of the season, creating an unforgettable evening of acoustic Christmas cheer.

Ken Kolodner
Ken Kolodner is widely recognized as one of “one of today’s most accomplished, musical hammered dulcimer artists...” (Elderly) and a fine old-time fiddler. Ken has performed for over 30 years as a soloist and in ensembles with Scottish national fiddle champion Elke Baker, his son Brad Kolodner (clawhammer banjo, banjola, vocals), with Helicon (with Chris Norman and Robin Bullock), Greenfire (with Laura Risk), and with many others. He has been featured numerous times on NPR, The Thistle and the Shamrock, All Things Considered, Performance Today, the CBC, the Voice of America, Germany National Radio, and countless radio shows.

Elke Baker
U.S. National Scottish Fiddle Champion Elke Baker has played all over North America and in places as far-flung as Japan, West Africa, and Scotland, as well at The Birchmere (with Ken Kolodner) and the Kennedy Center in her hometown of Washington, D.C. She brings a scholar's depth of knowledge and an extremely engaging manner to her performances, as well as an intimate knowledge of just what makes people want to dance.

 

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. 

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.

Wed Dec 14th - NORDENSONG with special guest ANDREA HOAG

Nordensong : Loretta Kelley,  Laura Hummel, Karl Lundeberg

Nordensong : Loretta Kelley, Laura Hummel, Karl Lundeberg

with special guest Andrea Hoag!!

with special guest Andrea Hoag!!

Wednesday, December 14th IMT presents NORDENSONG with special guest ANDREA HOAG.
Seekers Church | 276 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7.30pm | Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door

Out of the blue, sometimes musicians who have worked together for decades suddenly take off in an entirely new musical direction, write new music in a style never heard before, form a new band, and set out to establish an entirely new musical genre based upon their collective roots. The traditional music of Norway, Sweden, the Celtic lands and America are all strands in the enthralling sonic tapestry which is NORDENSONG. Alternating between the ethereal, the earthy, the moody and the exuberant, the New Traditional music of renowned composer and 12-string guitarist Karl Lundeberg serves as a springboard for the foremost Hardanger fiddle player in the country, Grammy-nominated Loretta Kelley, and the spellbinding new nyckelharpist Laura Hummel, to stir up a New Traditional brew. Karl, Loretta and Laura are having fun preparing for their inaugural concert where an entire evening of completely new music will be premiered. 

"Karl Lundeberg is a musical alchemist.. his music swirls like a magical brew in a beaker." -- Washington Post 

"A careful blend of composition and free floating improvisation...graceful, spacious, and relaxed.” -- Boston Globe 

"Karl Lundeberg leads a somewhat daring musical anthropological expedition...and does it with both sensitivity and authority." -- New York Daily News 

"A rare thing indeed, a world music fusion which has soul...a consistently engaging journey ranging from the earthy to the atmospheric." -- Chicago Tribune 

More about Nordensong at www.nordensong.com 

ANDREA HOAG 

Tonight NORDENSONG is joined by master fiddler ANDREA HOAG, whose music is “deeply rooted in the Swedish soul” (Falukuriren, Falun, Sweden). A Grammy nominee, designated a Master Folk Artist in Maryland and Arizona, recipient of two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Awards, and winner of Washington Area Music Awards “Best Traditional Folk Instrumentalist,” Andrea is a highly-respected performer of Swedish folk fiddling and of a broad variety of fiddle styles. Her music has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered and Performance Today, at the Kennedy Center and Library of Congress, and at numerous venues around the U.S. Known for her versatility and imagination, Andrea's recordings range from the Grammy-nominated Hambo in the Snow to the Celtic Christmas album Cold Frosty Morning at West River. The first American to graduate from the Folk Violin Pedagogy program at Malungs Folkhögskola (Sweden), Andrea also studied with elder tradition-bearers Pekkos Gustaf and Nils Agenmark. She was a founding member of the cross-cultural Dovetail Ensemble.  

More about Andrea Hoag at www.andreahoag.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. 

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.

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

Previous events

The Piper Jones Band

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

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 will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $15 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $20 at the door.

An Acoustic Night with the Nighthawks (Adult Admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

An Acoustic Night with the Nighthawks (children's admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Derek Gripper w Quiet the Mountain (adult admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Derek Gripper w Quiet the Mountain (children's admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (adult admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID).

Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (children's admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID).

Carol Anne Bosco w Griefcat

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

MAD Week Faculty Concert (Adult Admission)

Berman Center, 13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD

MAD Week and IMT require that all attendees must wear a mask, and show proof of being fully vaccinated. (Proof can be the physical vaccination card or a photo on a phone.) .

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Jul20

MAD Week Faculty Concert (Children's Admission)

Berman Center, 13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD

MAD Week and IMT require that all attendees must wear a mask, and show proof of being fully vaccinated. (Proof can be the physical vaccination card or a photo on a phone.) .

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

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.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (adult admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $29 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $34 at the door. ($24 / $29 for children / students w ID)

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

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.

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (children's admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply.

Tickets are $29 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $34 at the door. ($24 / $29 for children / students w ID)

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

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.

Mar28

Tannahill Weavers (children and students w ID)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. 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). 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.

FocusMusic, Uptown Concerts, WFMA, SAW & IMT Present a Tribute to Reba Heyman

Olney Theatre, 2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832

Co-sponsored by Uptown Concerts, WFMA, SAW and Institute of Musical Traditions, the Reba Heyman Tribute Concert will occur on March 19, 2022 at the Olney Theater in Olney, Maryland. Fourteen acts will be there to celebrate Reba: Stephanie Corby, Ronny Cox, Terry Gonda and Kirsti Reeve, Lara Herscovitch, The Kennedys, Kate McDonnell, Dan Navarro, Tom Prasada-Rao, Jenny Reynolds, SONiA disappear fear, LisaBeth Weber, Annie Wenz and Jack Williams.

Tickets are $25 in advance ($25 at the door to members, $35 at the door to non-members, day-of pricing for the virtual ticket : $35) and include a video of the event which can either be viewed Live if you're not feeling comfortable being at an in-person show, or watched in post to relive the show!

$25+

Mar13

Le Vent du Nord (adult admission)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID). 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.

Mar13

Le Vent du Nord (children and students w ID)

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $30 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $35 at the door ($25/30 for children and students with ID). 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.

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 FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. 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.

Live Webcast : Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs

This is a LIVESTREAM ONLY ticket. The Livestream will be Live - and then will remain available for at least 48 hours after the performance. Please respect the artists and do not share this link with others. If you have friends who'd like to attend, please encourage them to purchase their own ticket at imtfolk.org!

Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs

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

This is a Live, in-person performance. Proof of FULL vaccination (double or single as required by manufacturer) + BOOSTER. Masks must be worn while inside the venue. N95 or KN95 ONLY, (no fabric masks admitted). Without these items admission to the venue will be denied. Additionally, if the show is sold out, there will be NO REFUND for failure to comply. Doors will be half an hour before showtime. Tickets are $25 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door (if available).

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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.

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.