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 receive the BFMS newsletter eleven times per year and 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.


2015 MidWinter Ball

Register on-line for the 2015 MidWinter Ball

See the MidWinter Ball page for more information.


Attention BFMS Members

  • Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ bfms.org) 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 @ bfms.org. Thank you.

Download the current newsletter on the Newsletter page or get a copy of the Mini News here.


Special Events

January 31 2015 
Midwinter Ball 2015
Save the Date!
Dancing to Giant Robot Dance from 7:30 - 11:30 with Dana Parkinson calling
Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3800 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
 

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


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 bfms.org.



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


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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

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

December 22 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Anna Rain (recorder), and Melissa Running (piano)
 
December 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
 
December 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
December 31 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
 
January 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Perry Shafran calls to Megan Beller (fiddle), Charley Beller (percussion), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
January 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
January 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
January 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Callithump with Andrew Marcus (accordian), Glyn Collision (Bouzouki, Guitar & Stomping) and David Knight (Fiddle)

Caller: Rebecca Denison