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Monday, March 30 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, April 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
 
Saturday, April 04 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Norwegian Dance Workshops
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Two informal workshops, before and after the 6:30 PM potluck. Content depends on requests--see website; probably head-start for newbies and review/exploration for experienced. With US dancer/teacher Bruce Emery, to gear up for our May 8-10 Spring Springar Spree dance/music weekend with Norwegian teacher. Live music by Loretta Kelley. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Hosts Phyllis & Steve's phone just in case: 3O1.585.58O6. Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Sunday, April 05 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Norwegian Dance and Potluck
Potluck-5:30 PM, Dancing-7PM - 6807 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Host phone just in case: Loretta & Tony 3O1.27O.4925 Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Monday, April 06 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
Family Dance
Caller and Band TBA
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller and Band TBA
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
Brad & Ken Kolodner with Genticorum
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken and Brad Kolodner (www.kenandbrad.com) will join with Alex LacQuement and Genticorum (www.genticorum.com) in an intimate concert of old-time and Quebecois music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House; 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com 410-746-8387, $23 in advance; $25 at the door; $12 children under 13.
Online at http://www.kenkolodner.com/genticorum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/408857955958230/
 
Monday, April 13 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin etc.), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, April 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Friday, April 17 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Sunday, April 19 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
House Concert with Rupert Wates
Suggested donation:$15.00. For reservations and directions: Wendy Rambo Shuford, ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604. (doors open at 4:30 PM)
 
Monday, April 20 2015 
English Country Dance
Adina Gordon calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Sunday, April 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Monday, April 27 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, April 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Wednesday, May 06 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
Family Dance
Caller and Band TBA
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band and Caller TBA
 
Wednesday, May 13 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, May 20 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Dance du Jour - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Thursday, May 21 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Saturday, May 23 2015 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras. This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Sunday, May 24 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, May 27 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, June 03 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Will Mentor calls to Nova - Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano), and Everest Witman (guitar, feet).
 
Wednesday, June 10 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ken Gall calls to Entwyned - Twy Bethard (fiddle, feet), and John Paolillo (mandolins). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, June 13 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA Caller and Band
 
Wednesday, June 17 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jerome Grisanti calls to STEAM! - David Firestine (mandolins), Alice Boyle (fiddle), Robert Rosenberg (guitar, banjo), and Claire Zucker (bodhran, concertina, clogging, vocals).
 
Thursday, June 18 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Friday, June 19 2015 
Catoctin Weekend
30th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 - 2015 - Registration is OPEN
 
Wednesday, June 24 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Sunday, June 28 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Rich Goss calls to Tempest - Tim Ball (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar, mandolin), and Jamie Kubala (drums, percussion).
 
Wednesday, July 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Chuck Abell calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute, cajon), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Saturday, July 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band and Caller TBA
 
Wednesday, July 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Black Oranges - Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Manny Arciniega (percussion).
 
Thursday, July 16 2015 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, July 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Sunday, July 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Rush calls to ContraForce - Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Jimi "Two Nails" Periano (guitar), and Joey Dorwart (drums, percussion, saxophone).
 
Saturday, August 08 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Firefly Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: TBA
 
Sunday, August 23 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Sunday, September 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
Family Dance
Band and Caller TBA
 
Sunday, October 25 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band and Caller TBA
 
Sunday, November 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November. Come join us for Tellabration!
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
Family Dance
Band and Caller TBA
 
Sunday, December 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December