About Us

Photo by Randi Thompson

Albuquerque, NM, native Mirinisa plays mostly fiddle for this band but has been known to add other strings, percussion, and vocals. She also plays with other groups including Albuquerque’s Silver String Band. Musically-speaking, she was brought up as a classical violinist since childhood and began branching out into various other instruments and styles in her teenage years. A lifelong dancer, she often is to be found enjoying international folk or West African, and is rather grateful for the thriving music, dance, and other arts communities that exist 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.