Takoma Park MUSIC 4th of July + MAD Week!

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

Pictured above - Takoma Park, MD continues making a NEW tradition of 0% sound of explosions, 100% joyous noise! Live music, fire spinners, food trucks, beer & wine and kids activities. Details and schedule at www.takomapark4th.org.

MAD Week.

Institute of Musical Traditions is proud to partner once again with CCE for their annual Irish Musical Arts and Dance Week (MAD Week) FACULTY CONCERT! We are once again returning to an in-person format on Wednesday July 20th at the Berman Center in Rockville, MD -  including performances from Annmarie Acosta, Eimear Arkins, Lexie Boatright, Brenda Castles, Pauline Conneely, Kara Doyle, Marla Fibish, Clare Friel, Eileen Gannon, Sean Gavin, Gráinne Hambly, Matt Heaton, Shannon Heaton, Agi Kovacs, Donna Long, Oisín Mac Diarmada, Andrew Finn Magill, Rebecca McGowan, Alan Murray, Danny O’Mahoney, Rebecca McGowan & Kate Bole, Cara Wildman and Jesse Winch.

For full faculty bios, please visit the CCE website at www.ccemadweek.com/facultybios.

And for more information about MAD week, courses and how you or your child can attend this week-long inter-generational music, dance, singing and arts experience, please visit www.ccemadweek.com.

But perhaps most importantly - for TICKETS - visit 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

Other Local Performances.

As COVID ebbs, flows and resurges Local Performances continue to be something of an ever-shifting variable. However there are a couple of organizations and acts trying to find a way forward with physical, in-person events!

Monday July 4th in Takoma Park, MD.
Live Music w Takoma Park Community Band, Proverbs Reggae, Sweet Saludos
& the The Night Hawks Blues Band * Food Trucks * Beer & Wine Garden (Takoma Bev Co.) * Kids' Activities. Info at www.takomapark4th.org

Tuesdays in July
Songwriters Association Presents Artists at Blues Alley
SAW is presenting artists every Tuesday night in July at this legendary venue in Washington DC, including Patty ReeseJuels BlandMichael PottsVoices of Service & ilyAIMY. Details & tickets at www.saw.org.

Wed July 20th
Irish Musical Arts and Dance (MAD) Week Faculty Concert
Berman Center | 13300 Arctic Ave | 7.30pm | Tickets: $15 / $12. Info & Tickets at www.imtfolk.org

Sun August 7th
FocusMusic presents Arielle Silver
Sandy Spring Museum |  17901 Bentley Road, Sandy Spring, MD 20860 | $20 ($25 at the door) 
Tickets and info at focusmusic.org!

August 13-17
UkeFest 22 at Strathmore
Artistic Directors Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer return along with Herb Ohta, Jr., Daniel Ward, Eve Goldberg, and more extraordinary instructors for five days dedicated to this small-but-mighty music maker. Registration includes 8 hours of skill-based classes, 5 hours of choose-your-own classes, jam sessions, admission to the student and instructor showcases, and a grand finale Live from the Lawn performance. More information at www.strathmore.org


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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