Our Upcoming Events

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Image by Randi Thompson 2019

Image by Randi Thompson

FolkMADS Contra Dance
Saturday, March 7, 7-10p
Albuquerque Square Dance Center
With caller Peg Hesley of Phoenix, AZ

FolkMADS Second Sunday English Country & Contra Dance
Sunday, March 8, 7-9:30p
Albuquerque Square Dance Center
With caller Peg Hesley of Phoenix, AZ

Avourneen + The Parson Sisters House Concert
Thursday, April 16, 2020; doors 6:30p, concert 7-9p
Colorado’s Avourneen bring their high-energy and heartfelt Irish reels, ballads, and everything in between to Albuquerque for a rocking good time. We are excited to be able to share the stage with them for a second time at our joint house concert!
Suggested donation of $10-20 at the door. Please RSVP to theparsonsisters@gmail.com. The address to a beautiful North Valley home will be sent upon receiving your RSVP.

We’re also looking forward to hearing them elsewhere in town during the rest of their tour:
— FolkMADS Contra Dance: Saturday, April 18, 7-10p
— Dialogue Brewing with Le Chat Lunatique: Sunday, April 19, 4-7p

A Bar Gig! at Kilt Check Brewing
Saturday, May 9, 9-11p
4814 Hardware Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM
How fun! A chance to see us that isn’t at a dance. If you’re the brewery type, or appreciate tartan and thoughts of the British Isles, you’ll enjoy spending a couple hours with us at Kilt Check Brewing!

FolkMADness Contra Dance Camp
Friday-Monday, May 22-25
New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
It’s an absolute pleasure to be back at FolkMADS’ 2020 FolkMADness dance camp weekend. We’ll be playing various workshops and dances throughout the four days, so check the schedule for final details as the date draws nearer.


EAST COAST TOUR • June 2020

Boston English Country Dance, June 17, 7:30-10:30p • Park Avenue Congregational Church, 50 Paul Revere Rd, Arlington, MA
Brooklyn Contra, June 19, 8-11p • Camp Friendship, 8th St, Brooklyn, NY
Concord, NH, Contra, June 20, 8-11p • Boscawen Town Hall, Concord, NH
Concert, June 21, 3p • Advice to the Players, 12 Main St, Sandwich, NH


Take a Peak IAGSDC Convention
July 3, 9p-midnight
Denver, CO
The awesome Avourneen of Denver, CO, asked us to join them on stage to play the Friday night contra dance at the International Association of Gay Square Dance Clubs (IAGSDC) Annual Convention, Take a Peak. We’re really looking forward to the high energy crowd that this conference promises!

The Parson Sisters + The Merry Sisters House Concert
Friday, July 10, 7p
The Merry Sisters of Oklahoma are gracing us with their presence and cosmically wonderful music. Not an occasion to be missed!
Please RSVP to theparsonsisters@gmail.com. The address to a beautiful North Valley home will be sent upon receiving your RSVP.

SWIFDI August Camp
Thursday-Sunday, July 23-26
New Mexico Tech, Socorro, NM
The Southwest International Folk Dance Institute (SWIFDI) hosts an annual international folk dance weekend called August Camp. Even though it’s in July this year we’re still looking forward to being on staff, providing live music for the sessions of renowned English Country Dance caller and teacher Bruce Hamilton. The camp will also be hosting Jaap Leegwater and Mea Nordenfelt, teaching dances of Bulgaria and beyond. Find out more at swifdi.org.

{ & more coming soon }


Some of our previous events:

Staff musicians for international folk dance at a bellydance retreat
house concert opener including for House of Hamill
Live techno contras at FolkMADness camp and in Albuquerque
full nights of International Folk Dancing
tours through the Midwest, West, Arizona, and Colorado
“Arts in Medicine” donated-time hospital concert
private donor appreciation reception
a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon
private fundraising event
monthly gigs at a coffee shop and a brewery
Farmers markets
private family reunion
Scottish & Irish Set Dancing
private birthday celebrations