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(online) Mid-Winter Festival 2022

  • 06 Feb 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Online via Zoom


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The FSGW’s MidWinter Festival will be online this year. If the pandemic surge wasn't enough reason for not gathering in person, our usual physical location (Takoma Park Middle School) is undergoing renovations.

Celebrate the middle of winter from the comfort, safety, and warmth of your own home via the Internet on the evening of Sunday, February 6, starting at 7:00 pm (Eastern time), and running until past 10:00 pm. We’ll be using the Zoom platform, and if we can have a dance track, we will use breakout rooms to allow multiple simultaneous possibilities.

Our concert track presents a selection of great DC-area performers from diverse genres; if you aren't familiar with them yet, they are sure to become favorites of your when we introduce you to them.

We’ll have New-Orleans style roots music with members of the Capitol Hillbillies: Joel and Pearl Bailes and Charlie Bean. Next up, Loretta Kelley, who is the foremost American performer on the hardingfele (the traditional Norwegian fiddle with sympathetic strings). Next, Yaya Patterson will share music and stories from the African American tradition. Jane Dorfman will entertain us with enchanting storytelling. And from the OCEAN Orchestra, Jennifer Cutting, Steve Winick, and Lisa Moscatiello will present their unique take on traditional songs and the title track from their new album. Join us for the evening, and you’ll get a survey of some of the finest traditional artists our area has to offer.

The FSGW Midwinter Festival usually includes twelve hours of dance workshops plus an evening dance—all of which are participatory.  As of press date, the final decision regarding whether to host a short Zoom dance segment is on hold. Watch the website and e-blasts for updates. 

Given the uncertainties of the pandemic, the information listed here is subject to change. Check for updates on this page and from e-mail blasts for updates and changes.

To register for the Zoom link for the evening, go to the Mid-Winter Festival page for more details, and to register for the Zoom link.

The event is offered free of charge, but we hope that if you are able, you’ll donate generously to support the performers.   Support the 2022 Mid-Winter Festival performers

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