Tuesday - Irish music comes to Rockville

Tuesday - Irish music comes to Rockville
Institute of Musical Traditions

IMT Presents:

Tues Sept 13th - Karan Casey Trio and The Alt

Fri & Sat Sept 16 & 17 - Evolución

Fri Sept 30th - Derek Gripper w Quiet the Mountain

details and tickets 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

Tuesday night - a duo of Irish trios comes to Rockville, MD. You can't say THAT every night!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022 IMT presents Karan Casey Trio and The Alt (co-bill)

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Rd, Rockville, MD 20852 | 7pm

Tickets: $30 advance (+$2 service fee) / $35 at door (Children & Students w ID) $25 advance (+$2 service fee) / $30 at door

Karan Casey Trio

KARAN CASEY, one of Ireland’s finest singer-songwriters – and a leading advocate for gender balance in the Irish folk and traditional music scene – will make her first U.S. tour in three years from September 1-18, a slate of 13 performances that will highlight her recent work, including her album Hieroglyphs That Tell the Tale and new, as-yet-unreleased material. Her passion for storytelling through songs, her ability to give centuries-old lyrics and themes a universal, modern setting, and her belief that music can help change the world have enabled Casey to forge a deep connection with audiences everywhere.

The Alt
The beautiful mountain Knocknarea in Ireland’s County Sligo is said to be the final resting place of the ancient Irish warrior-queen Maeve. The ‘Alt’ is a storied glen on the side of Knocknarea, and it was in the shadow of this glen in the little village of Coolaney that the three master Irish traditional musicians in The Alt—John Doyle, Nuala Kennedy, and Eamon O’Leary—first gathered to rehearse.

TICKETS at imtfolk.org!

Friday and Saturday, September 16th & 17th, 2022 | In Partnership with IMT, SonDeBaril presents Evolución.

7014 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 | 8pm | $30-$40 | tickets at sondebaril.com.

The Institute of Musical Traditions was fortunate enough to meet Ela Razon over the course of COVID, and being able to present her, Francisco "Yiyi" Orozco and their fellow musicians and stunning movements was one of the silver linings of the pandemic. We're excited to be able to partner with them again!

“His powerful, bone-chilling voice and incredibly fast hands riveted the audience. Yiyi’s playing
and singing were nothing short of electrifying.”
- The Dance Current, Canada

TICKETS at imtfolk.org!

Friday, September 30th, 2022: IMT presents Derek Gripper performing West African kora music on classical guitar & Quiet the Mountain

Seekers Church | 276 Carroll Street NW, Washington, DC 20012 | 7:30pm

Tickets: $20 advance (+$2 service fee) / $25 at door (Children & Students w ID) $15 advance (+$2 service fee) / $20 at door

“Gripper has brilliantly transferred [the kora] repertoire onto a regular six string guitar. He’s opening a whole new repertoire of classical guitar music…bringing African guitar into the classical mainstream.” [Simon Broughton]. Quiet The Mountain combines exquisite fingerstyle guitar and complex vocal harmonies to create beautifully crafted songs that will sweep you off of your feet. This is music with a destination.

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

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!

Wed Sept 7
Local Cream Songwriter Series.
Annette Wasilik hand picks the cream of the crop of local singer/songwriters and presents them at Hank Dietle's Tavern in Rockville, MD. 8pm. This month w Domenic Cicala, John Bolton and Aaron Nathans.
Details at annettewasilik.com

Sat September 17th
FocusMusic presents John Flynn
One World Coffeehouse | 7246 Cradlerock Way Columbia, MD 21045 | | $25 Tickets and info at focusmusic.org!

Tues Sept 20
The Folk Club of Reston & Herndon presents Toby Walker
Amphora's Diner Delux in Herndon, VA. Tickets and info at alhobson@verizon.net

Fri Oct 7
Kate McDonnell and Tom Prasada-Rao
Cellar Stage in Timonium, MD. Details and tickets at uptownconcerts.com

Sun Oct 9
WFMA and the Potomac River Jazz Club will present the multi-genre Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio at the Rosensteel Hall in Silver Spring, MD. Info and tickets at wfma.net

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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