Baltimore Folk Music Society


Welcome to the Baltimore Folk Music Society

The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round. Members are eligible for discounts to Society events by showing their membership card.

BFMS is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and shares reciprocity arrangements with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.

Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective

Check out this great video of Contra dance at Lovely Lane on the Wednesday Night Dance page.

Please download our Welcome Brochure

Visit the BFMS Folk Events page for a list of some of the other folk events in the area.

Special Events

Saturday, December 31 2016 
Gala New Year Eve English Country Dance
Join us for the Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance at St Mark's on the Hill. Tickets are on sale now. Registration Required.
Saturday, January 14 2017 
2017 Mid Winter Ball
I heard it through the Grapevine. Luke Donforth calls to the Free Raisins. Tickets are on sale now.

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

Attention BFMS Members

  • New By-Laws Adopted Check the By-laws page for related informaton.
  • Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ and update your contact information.
  • If you have recently joined BFMS or renewed your membership and did not get anything in the mail (such as a membership Card) please contact the Membership Chair at membership @ Thank you.

How to Contact Us

By E-mail - use our Contact page.

We can also be reached by conventional mail at

Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134.

Call the Baltimore Folk Music Society's Music & Dance Hotline! (888) 646-BFMS
or email president at

Membership expired? Renew on-line! See the Membership page for details.