Just announced : Thurs 5/26 - Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Institute of Musical Traditions

(above : Thurs 5/26 - Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss tickets and info at imtfolk.org)

As always - Thank you in advance for your support:

Please remember, as an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization Institute of Musical Traditions is made possible through ticket sales, grants and YOUR donations. Our Live webcasts don't make up for "real" shows - so IMT wants to weather the storm to be able to present these artists in the future! You can donate by heading over to paypal.me/imtfolk or by visiting us at https://imtfolk.org/support-imt
And thanks to our sponsors for their continued support!
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.

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

House of Musical Traditions


Barnaby Productions

Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eirean, O'Neill- Malcolm Branch

Carpe Diem Arts

DC Bluegrass Union

Focus Music

Folklore Society of Greater Washington

The Greater Washington Ceili Club

Mary Cliff's Traditions

The Songwriters Association of Washington

Coming in May!

So good to be able to bring Nic Gareiss back to IMT in a corporeal fashion! The last time we saw Nic was during one of our IMT : LIVE webcasts partnered with Trio Caliente and the inestimable Phil Wiggins almost two years ago!

We had some really good conversations and a couple of terrible puns ( viewable here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pmeLHmLmzU ) but NOW we get to see Nic dancing with the old-time banjo of Allison de Groot LIVE and in-person in Takoma DC!

Thurs 5/26 - Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Allison de Groot & Nic Gareiss

Seekers Church | 276 Carroll St NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7.30pm | Tickets are $20 in advance (+$2 box office fee) and $25 at the door.

Doors open half an hour before showtime.

"Acclaimed dancer, ethnochoreologist, and queer theorist Nic Gareiss and old-time banjoist Allison de Groot combine timeless tunes and melodies with the surprisingly lyrical, musical, and jaw-droppingly deft steps of Irish, bluegrass, old-time, and otherwise vernacular rhythmic dance."

- Justin Hiltner, The Bluegrass Situation

Tickets at imtfolk.org.


As above, Institute of Musical Traditions is pleased to assist in sponsoring “ALL WIGGED OUT: THE MUSICAL” starring Marcy Marxer. Mainstays of the roots music scene in the greater Washington area, mentors to generations of musicians, and heroines in family music, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer have continuously created music and events that serve the community. This production is a service to anyone going through cancer, their healthcare team, loved ones and community.

IMT is helping raise $100,000 to help cover the costs of a high end film production of the musical - a pivot from the live performances originally planned before the pandemic closed theaters. All donations are fully tax-deductible either via GoFundMe or via check made directly to IMT with “ALL WIGGED OUT” in the memo section.

More info at imtfolk.org.

Other Area Events

Saturday, April 30
7:00 PM • Focus Mount Vernon - St. Aidan's Episcopal Church 8531 Riverside Road Alexandria, VA 22308

Friday May 27th
Catonsville, MD

Regular & repeating events:
For Storytelling and online song circles visit the Folklore Society of Greater Washington's Website!

Sundays at 4pm in Takoma Park - Drumspiration.
A FREE (donations encouraged!) live West African drumming class and jam led by Drumlady K (Kristen Arant) outdoors with live participants at the Takoma Park Gazebo from 4-5pm every Sunday. To join us, bring a drum and a chair. If you need a drum, contact Kristen through her website, www.drumlady.com.

Perhaps you need a Daily Antidote of Song? - Join Washington Revels and Carpe Diem Arts each day at 12 noon for an inspiring and uplifting Daily Antidote of Song with international recording artists from a broad range of cultures and traditions. Seven days/week. Information on their website : carpediemarts.org

Donations and Support

Be a patron of the arts if you're able and please consider making a tax-deductible donation to IMT. Even the smallest donation is a big help and you can give easily and securely at paypal.me/imtfolk or visit imtfolk.org for more information (and more ways to give!)

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