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Combined Event Listing

All events in our calendar. Events are BFMS Sponsored unless indicated.


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Saturday, March 25 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Bob Farrall, musicians, Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Monday, March 27 2017 
English Country Dance
Andrea Nettleton of Atlanta calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Tuesday, March 28 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Wednesday, March 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Dance du Jour: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Friday, March 31 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Longview Cottage House Concerts
Elise Witt, of Atlanta, who is an incredible song leader, songwriter, and singer, will team up with Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon in a trio called "Natural Rhythms", for a concert here. That will be preceded by a singing workshop at 2:30, and then a potluck at 6:00. Workshop $25-85 (please be affordable and generous). Concert $15-20 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net.

 
Sunday, April 02 2017 
Rabbi Jack Gabriel in Concert
Rabbi Jack Gabriel in Concert April 2 at Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase. Contact Herb Cooper-Levy at herbcl1@gmail.com or 703-380-3151. Rabbi Jack Gabriel makes a rare visit to the DC area in concert on April 2 at 7:00 PM at Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. His songs go straight to the heart. He’s a rare combination of deep and light-hearted which can bring a tear to the eyes and laughter to the soul. Tickets are $20 for adults, ($15 for Temple Shalom members), $10 for students and $5 for kids.
 
Monday, April 03 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Amberwing: Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, April 05 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light Band
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy
Featuring: John Devine (Guitar) Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Monday, April 10 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Tina Chancey (strings), Paul Oorts (other things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, April 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
No Dance on Easter Week!
 
Monday, April 17 2017 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch will be the caller; music provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to The Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, April 24 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Tuesday, April 25 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Wednesday, April 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, May 03 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Waverly Station: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Wednesday, May 10 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
Family Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix
Featuring: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, May 17 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).
 
Tuesday, May 23 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants Band
Featuring: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer,(piano) David Kaynor (fiddle)
Workshop begins at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Friday, June 16 2017 
Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting. June 16-18 from $89 per person. Info & online registration at www.bfms.org/catoctin.php Ticket sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 21 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to TBA
 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
April Blum calls to Zeke's Fancy all the way from Southeastern Ohio
Featuring: Zeke Hutchison (mandolin), Mark Brasamian (fiddle), Paul Brown, (banjo), Dave Borowski (guitar), & Nick Weiland (bass).
Bring a snack & Bring a friend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VmsikLVbN8
 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Woody Lane calls to Loose Shoes: Rex Blazer (fiddle), Steve Kimble (percussion),and George Paul (keyboard).
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Unbowed
 
Wednesday, July 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Saturday, August 12 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Callithump Glyn Colliinson Andrew Marcus
 
Saturday, September 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Wombats: Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute) and friends.
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Some Assembly
 
Wednesday, November 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Denise Lair calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to The Black Oranges
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs Calls to TBA