Our Upcoming Events

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Image by Randi Thompson 2019

Image by Randi Thompson

House of Hamill + The Parson Sisters House Concert
Friday, May 31, 7-10p
at a private residence—RSVP for address
We’re thrilled to be sharing a night with the very cool House of Hamill, a Philadelphia-based Celtic folk rock duo! There will be a short set by each of our bands individually, and we’ll finish the night by playing a few waltzes together. Doors at 6:30p, suggested donation $10-20/person.

Private: National Nuclear Museum Donor Appreciation Event
Tuesday, June 4, 5:30p

Albuquerque Folk Festival
Saturday, June 15
at Bosque School, 4000 Bosque School Road NW
The Folk Fest is a longstanding pillar of the folk music and dance in the Albuquerque community, and we’re thrilled to be joining their lineup of musicians for the first time this summer.
1:30 PM: Scottish Dance workshop, Art Room
3:30 PM: Performance, Bosque Stage (Band Room)
4:30 PM: International Folk Dance workshop, Art Room

Trip to Phoenix, Arizona
June 28: Contra Dance 7-10:30p
June 29: English Country Tea Dance 1:30-4p
Full details will be posted on our tour page.

Private: House Concert
Friday, July 12

NM FolkMADS Contra
Saturday, July 20, 7-10p
at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins St NE
We’ll be kicking off our regular Albuquerque contra appearances with Ben Werner calling, a combination that’s sure to keep you on your toes all night! We start with a beginner lesson at 7, regular dance at 7:30; all are welcome and no previous experience is necessary! Please visit www.folkmads.org for more information.

Trip to Colorado
August 13: Concert in Broomfield
August 15: House Concert with Avourneen in Aurora
August 16: Contra Dance in Boulder
August 16: Contra Dance in Colorado Springs
Full details will be posted on our tour page.

Tarab Retreat
September 6-8 at the La Foret Center, CO
We are honored to be among the staff musicians at this year’s Tarab Retreat, a weekend of dance and music in the Black Forest near Colorado Springs. We’ll be providing Balkan music for the evening dance parties (plus jamming with everyone else the rest of the weekend, of course!). Find out more here—registration open now!

English Country Dance
Sunday, September 15, 3-6p
at the Oddfellows Hall, 1125 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe 87505
Wendy V. is throwing an English Country Dance party to celebrate her father’s 100th birthday! We’re honored to be her pick for live music for the dance. Please contact us if you would like to join us in celebrating!

Saturday Night International Folk Dance
Saturday, September 21, 8p
at Lloyd Shaw Dance Center, 5506 Coal Ave SE
We’re back to play another short set of dances. Stay tuned for the setlist!

NM FolkMADS Contra
Saturday, October 5, 7-10p
at the Albuquerque Square Dance Center, 4915 Hawkins St NE
Caller TBA. We start with a beginner lesson at 7, regular dance at 7:30; all are welcome and no previous experience is necessary! Please visit www.folkmads.org for more information.

Private: Luncheon Concert
Sunday, October 6
at St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church, 211 Jefferson St NE

Folk Dance Night In
Friday, October 11
at a private North Valley residence—RSVP for location
We had so much fun the first time, we’re doing it again! Details and setlist to be announced, but if you already know a dance you’d like to see on the program, email us (the earlier the better).

{ & more coming soon }


Some of our recent events:

Opener for House of Hamill and Odd Butterflies house concerts
Live techno contras at FolkMADness camp and in Albuquerque
A full night of International Folk Dancing
A St. Patrick’s Day luncheon
“Arts in Medicine” hospital concert
Private donor appreciation reception
our Headed West Tour
monthly gigs at a coffee shop and a brewery
Private fundraising event
Farmers markets
Private family reunion
a tour through the Midwest
Scottish Set Dancing
Irish Set Dancing
Private birthday celebration