The Little Folkies Family Band is lead by Irena Eide, the creator and co-founder of the Bay Area folk music program for children Little Folkies, for children ages 0-6. Irena has written around 40 popular folk and bluegrass songs for children, all featured in the classes and performances. She has performed and taught music to kids and adults in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past decade, and toured throughout the US. Irena performs both solo and with a band depending on the gig, and always engages her audience both young and old with sing along songs, fingerplay, dance and just downright good music. Irena also plays in the all-ladies bluegrass trio Sweet Sojourn, her own band Rainy Eyes and in the old-time string band The Baybillies.