When: Saturday, July 22, doors open at 7pm, concert starts at 7:30.
Possible social singing after!
Where: Mai and David's house in Northeast DC (RSVP for address)
Suggested donation: $25 (pay at the door)
Covid protocol: please be vaccinated against Covid-19 . We are asking attendees to wear a high quality mask (N95, KN94, or equivalent) OR bring a negative rapid test taken within an hour of arrival.
RSVP: spots are limited - please email Mo at email@example.com to reserve seats
ABOUT THE ARTISTS -
Starling (Mo Brachfeld and Jared Kirkpatrick) is a long-distance duo, coming from Western MA and NC. The two met at dance camp many years ago and have been jamming ever since. In addition to the contra classics and original tunes they play for dances, the two have some harmony singing, "queer tunes," and percussive dancing planned!
Starling will also be playing the Friday Night Dance on July 21st
Mo Brachfeld is a fiddler and dancer who grew up attending intergenerational music and dance events. They play traditional and original tunes for concerts and dances, including as part of the duo Starling with Jared Kirkpatrick. Mo teaches sean nós (Irish old style) dance in person and online, and is a creator and co-organizer of Dissident Rhythms, a queer percussive dance retreat. They are also a committee member of Youth Dance Weekend. Mo lives in Western Massachusetts where they work on honing their pottery skills and expanding their collection of houseplants.
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Jared Kirkpatrick (JWalk, Starling) has been immersed in the contra dance world all his life, and has been lucky enough to play with multiple dance bands. With very broad musical influences and interests from Balkan harmony singing to fusion and jazz music, he loves focusing on the possibilities that arise when these styles influence each other and come together. Jared studied jazz vibraphone at Temple University. He is now based in NC, but travels often to play music and run sound at camps and dance communities.