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


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Monday, January 21 2019 
English Country Dance
April Blum will be the caller; music provided by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Tuesday, January 22 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, January 23 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).
 
Friday, January 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Singing for Everyone
Free, and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only for this part, no instruments. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. We'll have water out for drinking. Other drinks are welcome. An rsvp is not necessary (though appreciated). Please park with consideration for our neighbors. For those who want to extend the evening after the Sing is over, feel free to bring instruments. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, January 26 2019 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, concertina and recorders, and Janina O"Brien, piano.
 
Sunday, January 27 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Dance Music from Brittany and France
The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
This free workshop/guided jam is for all musicians and all instruments. We will be playing tunes from the Balfolk repertoire - traditional and contemporary folk dance music from France and Brittany. Bourree, an dro, hanter dro, laride,valse and more!
Session Leader: Mark Vidor, accordionist. NEW Tunebook: Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Monday, January 28 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Diane Schmit; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, January 30 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar).
 
Wednesday, February 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Tea and Honey -Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano).
 
Saturday, February 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to The Organic Family Band: Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Michael Raitzyk (guitar),Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
 
Saturday, February 09 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Balfolk Dance!
Four Hour Day Lutherie; 4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore
Come to our second Balfolk! Folk dances from France and Brittany – bourree, an dro, laride, valse, schottische, hanter dro and MORE! All dances taught; no experience required. It’s EASY and FUN! Live music by Slyte of Hand (Jon Kmetz – French bagpipes, viola; Michele McCann – hurdy gurdy, chalumeau, percussion; Mark Vidor – accordeon)
$10 donation suggested.
 
Tuesday, February 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, February 13 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Laurie Lewis
RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, February 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Wednesday, February 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to The Baltimore Open Band. Special Event: The Charm City Rapper Sword Dancing team will be performing during the break.
 
Wednesday, February 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Wednesday, March 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Saturday, March 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Abigail Hobart calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(guitar).We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

 
Tuesday, March 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, March 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA Calls to Unbowed
 
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Susan Taylor and Janine Smith) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels.
 
Tuesday, March 26 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, March 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Rodney Sutton calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle). Marty Taylor (concertina, whistle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Wednesday, April 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Tuesday, April 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, April 10 2019 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake- Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Janina OBrien (piano), and Ralph Barthine (guitar).


 
Saturday, April 13 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Run Of The Mill String Band from Philadelphia area

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, April 23 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, May 11 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Contranella, Featuring: Megan Wobus Beller
on (Fiddle), John Wobus on (Piano) and Charley Beller on
(Percussion)

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, May 14 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, May 15 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Kingfisher - Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano).(Pending)
 
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar).
 
Tuesday, May 28 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Triple Helix Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, June 11 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Friday, June 14 2019 
Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
34th Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
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 from $89 per person. Info & online registration available soon!
 
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), and Michael Proctor (bass).
 
Tuesday, June 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (Fiddle), Corey Walters (Flute, Mandolin), Michael Friedman (Piano), Ness Smith-Savedoff (Percussion), and Ross Harriss (Sax/Guitar).
 
Tuesday, July 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, July 13 2019 
No Dance This Month
Summertime closed be back September 14, 2019
 
Tuesday, July 23 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar). (Pending)
 
Saturday, August 10 2019 
No Dance This Month Be back September 14
Summertime Closed, but come back next month September 14,2019 for a great new dance
 
Tuesday, August 13 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Tuesday, September 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, September 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Charlie Plizer & Rebecca Weiss

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, October 08 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to MetroGnomes featuring

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Saturday, November 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Some Assembly: Featuring Joe Klausner playing Fiddle and Mandolin, Mary Flora playing Flute and Sax, Donna Boylan on Piano and Accordion
Adam Lee - Guitar & Patrick Herlihy on cajon and percussion.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Tuesday, November 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).

 
Tuesday, December 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, December 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to TBA

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Kalia Kliban calls to TBA