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


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Monday, August 21 2017 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Barbara Gorin (other strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Tuesday, August 22 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, August 23 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to the Boneshakers- Joe DeZarn (fiddle) Paul Hammerton (guitar), Gina Faber (mandolin), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, August 28 2017 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 30 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Abel calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Henry Koretsky (guitar) and Bruce Campbell (bass).
This event is FREE for BFMS members! Not a member? Join at the gate and dance for free!
 
Monday, September 04 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Ken & Brad's 1st Annual Lawnbuster Party
Ken and Alison's Guilford backyard, there's plenty of room for multiple jams! Whether you play Bluegrass, Old-Time, Irish, Americana, Folk - all are welcome. Bring your favorite dish for the big potluck, instruments, lawn chairs and we'll supply a keg (or two). Bring the whole family, your friends, neighbors, and anyone you think might enjoy playing or listening to music on a warm summer evening!
Please bring food and drink to share!
weather permitting. Call Ken at 410-746-8387 with questions.
 
Monday, September 04 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Diane Schmit calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Wednesday, September 06 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
 
Thursday, September 07 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Bill and the Belles
Bill and the Belles is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com. Feel free to bring food and drink to share.
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Saturday, September 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake Carl Friedman (Fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina),Ralph Barthine (guitar), Janina O'Brien (piano)

A new dancers workshop takes place around 7:30. The dance starts at 8pm with a short break around 9:30pm. Bring a snack and bring a friend.

for more informaiton go to bfms.org

 
Monday, September 11 2017 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, September 13 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to the Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.


 
Monday, September 18 2017 
English Country Dance
Brook Friendly (all the way from Ashland, Oregon) will be the caller; music provided by Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (other things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, September 20 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
New Caller Night! A variety of promising new callers will call to Taylor among the Devils- Steve Hickman (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina).
 
Monday, September 25 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein(clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Tuesday, September 26 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, September 27 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Sunday, October 01 2017 
BFMS Music and Dance Fest
At Patterson Park near the Pagoda! 12-6 PM
Bring a picnic or buy tasty food from the vendors. This event we will feature Cajun, Swing, Old-timey Music, Steel Drum, Irish and much, much more! In addition we will have Charm City Rapper Sword Dance, as well as other dancing. There is still space for more crafts and non-profits. This event is in honor of International Music Day. For more information or to join a wonderful volunteer team, please contact: specialevents@bfms.org.
 
Wednesday, October 04 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin, and banjo).
 
Wednesday, October 11 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to TBA.
 
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
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly
 
Wednesday, October 18 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
 
Saturday, October 21 2017 
Autumn Assembly English Ball
The Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer.
Music bt Elke Baker, Ralph Gordon, Marty Taylor and Dave Wiesler.
Ticket Sales are open.
 
Tuesday, October 24 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran 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, 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
Kim Forry 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).
 
Wednesday, November 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to TBA.
 
Wednesday, November 22 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.
 
Tuesday, November 28 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, November 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).
 
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
Perry Shafran calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - percussion
 
Tuesday, December 26 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to The Organic Family Band
 
Saturday, April 14 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance

TBA calls to Rhythmajigs: Jack Maus on (Piano) Patti Reum (flutes and whistle); Michael Giordano (fiddle and mandolin).