About Us

Photo by Randi Thompson

Albuquerque, NM, native Mirinisa plays violin/fiddle in this band, and percussion (and some other things) in other contexts including with Albuquerque’s Silver String Band. Musically-speaking, she was brought up as a classical violinist since childhood and has explored various other instruments and styles for many years as well. A lifelong dancer, she is often to be found at international folk dance or West African, and is rather grateful for the thriving music, dance, and other arts community that exists in the state.

Clara playing accordion

Photo by Randi Thompson

Clara plays accordion, piano, and other instruments in The Parson Sisters, as well as in Albuquerque’s Dust City Opera and in several other groups including many she herself have founded. She is a full-time multi-instrumentalist and ethnomusicologist, and also enjoys dancing whenever she has time. Find out more at clarabyom.com.