- 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Silver Spring Contra Dance: Caroline Barnes calling with Andrea Hoag and Charlie Pilzer
In the Great Hall (wood floor) at the Silver Spring Civic Building.
Please note: There is no longer free parking at the Civic Center Parking Garage
Band:Andrea Hoag (Fiddle) and Charlie Pilzer (Piano)
Andrea and Charlie have been musical partners for years and years in the Polka Pants Band, Serpentine, Future Geezers and the Scandinavian trio Hoag, Kelley, Pilzer. They have played dances in the Pacific Northwest and New England and in almost every state in between. Come dance to them in a rare appearance as a duo.
$15/FSGW members $12/under-21, limited income $5
Calling Terms:Larks and Robins
Lesson at 7:00pm, Dance is from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
Covid Precautions: Tier 2 – masks and vaccinations encouraged but not required
- 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Celtic Christmas Concert - KA/PO, Andrea Hoag & Eileen Estes
Dynamic duo, KA/PO–Karen Ashbrook & Paul Oorts, are joined by Grammy-nominated fiddler Andrea Hoag and the extraordinary voice of Eileen Estes for a delightful evening performance. The sparkling strings of hammered dulcimer, cittern, and harp guitar blend with rich harmonies and driving melodies on fiddle and accordion. The program will include toe-tapping dance tunes and haunting vocals of seasonal ballads and meditative airs from the shores of the many Celtic nations.
- 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A Celtic Christmas Concert- with Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts, & Eileen Estes
Traditional and holiday music from Celtic lands featuring shimmering strings, cheery accordion, haunting vocals , and feisty fiddle in a program for the whole family! Reception will follow the concert. Sponsored by FOMA- Friends of Music & Arts at St Andrew’s. Free admission, but a free will collection for area charities will be taken during the show.
The concert is free but a goodwill offering will be collected for area charities.
- 7:15 pm – 8:15 pm
QuaranTUNE Virtual Christmas Concert
Karen Ashbrook, Paul Oorts, and Andrea Hoag, will perform a set in the QDF Christmas Virtual concerts. There is also a Sunday night concert and the single household pass gets you into both concerts!
$25.75 for a household pass that includes both Sunday and Monday concerts.
- 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A Celtic Christmas Concert - Virtual & in Person!
Karen Ashbrook – hammered dulcimer and Irish whistle, Paul Oorts – harp guitar, cittern, accordion, Andrea Hoag- fiddle, Eileen Estes, vocals and bodhran. Traditional and holiday music from Celtic lands featuring shimmering strings, haunting vocals, cheery accordion and feisty fiddle in a program for the whole family. Co-sponsored by Ascension’s Music Ministries and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington. For more information contact Karen at 301-655-0103,.
Suggested Donation: In Advance $20 Adults, $10 Under 18; At the Door $25 Adults. The link is for virtual tickets but has a link for in person ticketshttps://www.fsgw.org/
Tuesday 12/26 – Monday 1/1
Berea Christmas Country Dance School
Country dancing and other folk arts such as folk drama, storytelling, singing, and crafts! Christmas Country Dance Schoolbegins with an evening dance on December 26th. Daily classes offer a variety of English, American, and Scandinavian dance, music, song, and craft traditions. Graded classes are offered, so beginners are given the special attention they need, while experts are provided with new insights and inspiration. Evenings are filled with dancing and Parlor, a time of sharing songs, stories, and special talents. The week concludes with a gala New Year’s Eve dance. The carefully selected staff generously give their time, knowledge, and experience to make the week one of the finest folk arts courses available. Live music is used throughout the School, adding much to the pleasure and merriment. Christmas School offers dance leadership courses for adults and a limited number of select teenagers. Ages 12–17 accepted with parent or guardian.
- 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Solo Swedish concert at Historic Pima Courthouse
Solo informal concert of Swedish music in the beautiful historic courtyard. Bring a lunch or find one in the courthouse café. Free!
- 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
MAND dance with Loretta Kelley
The Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers will be featuring Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley plus other guest musicians playing Swedish and Norwegian tunes for dancing from their freshly-recorded album “Hambo in the Garden” (release date TBD), Saturday December 9. Listeners also welcome!Slightly different schedule with dancing first, food and socializing after dancing. Doors will open at 6:30, dancing starts at 7, ending somewhat earlier than usual. Please bring a dish or snack to share for the afterparty. Location: Stephen and Phyllis’ place, Silver Spring, MD; suggested donation: $20. Masks optional; stay home if sick or covid exposure within 7 days; no street shoes please. For location please RSVP to:.
- 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Concert with Nordensong
Nordensong’s album release concert for Song of Aino with special guest (me!). Spectacularly beautiful music with Karl Lundeberg, Laura Hummel, and Loretta Kelley. Nordensong.com For tickets: imtfolk.org Adult tix $27, children’s tix $22. The new CD will be sold at a special debut price of 2/$15.
Drawing on the history of Scandinavian, Celtic, and American folk music, Nordensong’s rich musical world breathes new life into these ancient traditions. Composer/guitarist Karl Lundeberg has written two albums worth of music featuring his own 12-string guitar, as well as GRAMMY-nominated Loretta Kelley on Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Laura Hummel on Swedish nyckelharpa, resulting in Nordensong’s bold, exciting sound that is a completely new re-imagination of musical eras and genres. Tonight they’re joined by award-winning master fiddler Andrea Hoag (pictured), whose music is “deeply rooted in the Swedish soul” (Falukuriren).
- 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Loom Live Market at the Pima County Courtyard
Free concert and holiday market at the beautiful Historic Pima County Courthouse Courtyard
Tuesday 10/24 – Tuesday 11/7
Recording new album, Hambo in the Garden, with Loretta Kelley
Loretta and I are at work on the third album of The Hambo Trilogy! Dance music from Swedish and Norwegian gammaldans (folk) and bygdedans (village) traditions, including new original compositions. Watch this space!
- 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
House concert with Loretta Kelley
Featuring music from our upcoming album Hambo in the Garden. Traditional and new tunes from Swedish and Norwegian traditions. Loretta is a renowned master of the Hardanger fiddle, a Norwegian instrument with sympathetic strings.Willo Historic Neighborhood in Phoenix, e-mail Lara for the address ()
Please come to an afternoon concert by two great fiddlers,Andrea Hoag and Loretta Kelley, playing and singingfolk music from Sweden and Norway. Andrea and Loretta are a Grammy-nominated duo and will be fresh from recording a new album of Scandinavian folk dance tunes. Both draw on their knowledge and experiences from years of immersion in these traditions to give a lively performance embellished with songs, mouth music, and humorous tidbits of Scandinavian folklore. Andrea’s specialty is Swedish folk fiddling, a tradition passed down through the generations with an intricate, distinctively harmonized style. Loretta is an expert on the Hardanger fiddle or hardingfele, a Norwegian fiddle with sympathetic strings that produces brilliant and mesmerizing music that is so unusual that it has been called the best-kept secret of European ethnic music. Loretta also accompanies Andrea on the violin, and both sing in Swedish and Norwegian. Together they present a showcase of the best of the Norwegian and Swedish folk music traditions.
Light refreshments will be served, and pleasant weather has been ordered.