The Parson Sisters (Mirinisa Stewart-Tengco on fiddle and Clara Byom on keys) is a duo based in Albuquerque, NM, specializing in global folk dance music, including Balkan, Irish, contra, and English Country. Mirinisa and Clara became instant friends and musical collaborators after being introduced by mutual friends in January 2018. The New Mexican folk music and dance communities are at the heart of The Parson Sisters’ work, as they’ve been independently active in two important local organizations—New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society and Southwest International Folk Dance Institute—and hope to encourage a new generation of dancers and musicians to embrace and share these cultural traditions.
Some non-musical updates since we’ve been on a short hiatus.
Mark your calendars now for our house concert this August.
We’ve teamed up with Java Junction to bring you a series of coffee-fueled brunches this summer.
Interested in booking us for your dance or other event? Just want to chat? We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out using the form below, or send an email directly to email@example.com.
All photos this page by Randi Thompson