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Institute of Musical Traditions Inc. is supported in part by funding from the Montgomery County Government and the Arts & Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
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THIS WEEK IS MAD!!! Not only is there still time to buy tickets for Wednesday's concert featuring the marvelous teaching Faculty of Irish MAD Week in Rockville, MD - but you can still register for classes and workshops! Visit www.ccemadweek.com for more information.
The MAD Week Faculty Concert.
Wed July 20th - MAD Week Faculty Concert Berman Center | 13300 Arctic Ave, Rockville, MD | 7.30pm General Public Adult $20 in advance, $25 at the door | General Public Student $15 in advance, $20 at the door (+$2 service fee)
Doors open half an hour before showtime.
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 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.
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.
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!
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 Reese, Juels Bland, Michael Potts, Voices of Service & ilyAIMY. Details & tickets at www.saw.org.
Tues Aug 2nd 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 Emily Hall, Tabi Terusiak and Juliet Lloyd. Details at annettewasilik.com
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
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!)