Our Upcoming Events

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Image by Randi Thompson 2019

Image by Randi Thompson

Techno Contra with Erik Erhardt
Sunday, April 12, 7-9p
Never experienced the techno side of contra? Basically, it’s a number of dances switched between with no break in the music. It’s also a sound and dance experience like no other. You won’t want to miss this! (Click here for a techno contra performed by the fantastic Buddy System.)

Albuquerque Renaissance Faire
Saturday, April 27, all day
at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta Park, 4401 Alameda Blvd NE
A Parson Sisters set at the Ren Faire, surrounded by jousting knights, live horses, and delicious mead? What could be better! Dress in your finest (or not) period wear and enjoy a short set of some of our medieval-est tunes. Time TBD.

Folk Dance Night In
Friday, May 17, 7-10p
at Dave and Noralyn Parsons’ beautiful North Valley home—RSVP for address
Dave and Noralyn are hosting us once again, but this time it’s decidedly more of house DANCE than concert! Join us for a night of mostly line/circle classics. Got a favorite dance you’d like to see on the program? Include it in your RSVP and we’ll let you know if we can add it in! Doors at 6:30p, suggested donation of $10-20/person.

Techno Contra at FolkMADness
Sunday, May 26, 3p
at New Mexico Tech, 801 Leroy Pl, Socorro, NM
NM FolkMADS has invited us to play a dance for their annual Memorial Day weekend camp, FolkMADness! Erik Erhardt will be joining us to call again. For more information about the camp please visit the FolkMADness website.

House of Hamill + The Parson Sisters House Concert
Friday, May 31, 7-10p
at Dave and Noralyn Parsons’ beautiful North Valley home—RSVP for address
We’re thrilled to be sharing a night with the very cool House of Hamill, coming all the way in from Pennsylvania! There will be a short set by each of our bands individually, and we’ll finish the night by playing a few waltzes together. Door at 6:30p, suggested donation $10-20/person.

Albuquerque Folk Festival
Saturday, June 15, all day
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. More information coming soon!

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

Album release! With Edith Boulevard
Sunday, July 21, evening
at the Gary Libman Memorial Amphitheater—address sent upon RSVP
We’ve been in the process of recording an album of some of our favorite tunes, and along with Edith Boulevard have also been collaborating on a personal project for Clara. We’re set to release the results at the end of the summer and we’d be thrilled if you join us! More details to be announced.

Trip to Colorado
August 14: 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!

{ & more coming soon }

Some of our recent events:

A St. Patrick’s Day luncheon
“Arts in Medicine” hospital concert
Private donor appreciation reception
Opener for the Odd Butterflies house concert
our Headed West Tour including a contra dance and an English Country dance
International Folk Dancing
monthly gigs at a coffee shop and a brewery
Private fundraising event
Farmers markets
Private family reunion
a tour through the Midwest
a pre-tour house concert
Scottish Set Dancing
Irish Set Dancing
Private birthday celebration