updated COVID policy for IMT venues (as of 3/7/22):

1) Proof of Vaccination (double or single as required by the brand) AND Booster

2) mask

3) without these items admission to the event will be denied

4) If the show is sold out, there will be no refund for failure to comply with the IMT Covid Policy

Here are a few organizations that share goals and values with IMT.

House of Musical Traditions
House of Musical Traditions is our for-profit brick and mortar store partner selling exotic musical instruments from all over the world. IMT started as a concert series squeezed into the shop and both are the brainchild (brainchildren?) of Dave Eisner.

Artivate
Since 1972, HMT's been the DC-area's source for new and vintage folk instruments from around the world + books & DVDs, lessons & workshops, repairs, instrument & pro audio rentals. Institute of Musical Traditions was born from a concert series started by David Eisner, HMT's owner. Barnaby Productions Barnaby presents the fall & winter Celtic Concerts series at the Old Brogue & the Swift Run summer house concerts in Great Falls, VA & is the home of DC's pan-Celtic band IONA.

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirean, O'Neill-Malcolm Branch The largest, single, non-profit group involved in the preservation & promotion of Irish traditional music and culture. The O'Neill Branch of CCE presents concerts, dances, summer music and dance schools & the Musical Arts & Dance Week school.

Carpe Diem Arts
Carpe Diem Arts' mission is to engage communities across generations and cultures through the visual, literary and performing arts, with an emphasis on the traditional arts and on outreach to diverse and under-resourced audiences in the National Capital region and on Maryland's Eastern Shore.

DC Bluegrass Union
DCBU promotes bluegrass in the DC area. They maintain an online calendar of bluegrass events & present a bluegrass festival each February. Focus Music
Focus presents concerts in Rockville, Alexandria & Mount Vernon in an intimate, "up-close" environment, creating the opportunity for audiences to discover high-quality new artists & for artists to find sustainable & supportive audiences in the Greater DC / Metro area. Folklore Society of Greater Washington FSGW presents concerts, dances & special weekend gatherings. They also publish a comprehensive monthly newsletter listing events in the Washington area on their website.

The Greater Washington Ceili Club GWCC hosts monthly ceili dances with live music & sponsors a year-round program of dance instruction.

Mary Cliff's Traditions Mary hosts two radio shows and publishes lists of upcoming folk music events on her website.

The Songwriters Association of Washington SAW presents concerts & workshops & hosts the annual Mid-Atlantic Song Concest.

Friends & Relations

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Our shows wouldn't happen without our family of volunteers and we're always looking for more people to help with all aspects of our operation. You can give easily on our Support Page or join us and Volunteer today!

Our tickets only cover about 70% of the actual cost of a show. Click here to learn how to become a patron of the arts by supporting the Institute of Musical Traditions!

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Previous events

Date Event Location
Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss Seekers Church, Washington, DC 20012 Seekers Church, Washington, DC 20012
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (adult admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas (children's admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
FocusMusic, Uptown Concerts, WFMA, SAW & IMT Present a Tribute to Reba Heyman Olney Theatre, Olney, MD 20832 Olney Theatre, Olney, MD 20832
Le Vent du Nord (children and students w ID) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Le Vent du Nord (adult admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05) Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Live Webcast : Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs  
(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05) Lilt w Eileen Estes & Dancer Agi Kovacs Tonal Park, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Tonal Park, Takoma Park, MD 20912
Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (Matinee Concert) Allyworld, Takoma Park MD 20912 Allyworld, Takoma Park MD 20912
Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Matinee - ALL NEW (album download presale)  
Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer (concert) Allyworld, Takoma Park MD 20912 Allyworld, Takoma Park MD 20912
Tom Paxton, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer - ALL NEW (album download presale)  
Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka (adult admission) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
the SPRING Open Mic w special guest... Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
the SPRING Open Mic w special guest... Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker (second seating) Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
Annual Celtic Holiday Show w Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD Saint Mark Presbyterian Church, Rockville, MD
the SPRING Open Mic w special guest... Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD
the SPRING Open Mic w special guest Juels Bland Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD Sandy Spring Museum, Sandy Spring, MD

Help Support IMT!

Our shows wouldn't happen without our family of volunteers and we're always looking for more people to help with all aspects of our operation. You can give easily on our Support Page or join us and Volunteer today!

Our tickets only cover about 70% of the actual cost of a show. Click here to learn how to become a patron of the arts by supporting the Institute of Musical Traditions!

Connect with us!

Of course you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube, but if you join the Institute of Musical Traditions mailing list you'll never miss a show! (or at least never miss KNOWING about one) 

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Special Thanks... 

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.