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


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Friday, February 22 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Sing
7-10pm, 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. Please park with consideration for our neighbors. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Monday, February 25 2019 
English Country Dance
It's our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your beach clothes! The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Tuesday, February 26 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, February 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
 
Saturday, March 02 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Dance Music from Brittany and France
2 pm – 4 pm, 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. Session Leader: Mark Vidor, accordionist. We will be playing from Balfolk Baltimore Tunebook #`1 and Tunebook #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies. contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Monday, March 04 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, March 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Friday, March 08 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Aoife Clancy and Bill Elliott
Reserve space by email, hcferguson@comcast.net, suggested donation $20, snacks or drinks appreciated, parking limited, carpooling encouraged.
 
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.

 
Sunday, March 10 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Peace
3-5 pm, Doors open at 2:45. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (google maps seems reliable)
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard
Come with or without experience and partners.
Donation requested: $5 - $8
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Monday, March 11 2019 
English Country Dance

Bob Farrall calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
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

Greg Frock Calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie OBrien (guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and L.J. Palmer (percussion)


 
Monday, March 18 2019 
English Country Dance

Andrea Nettleton will be the caller; music provided by our very own Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Susan Taylor and Janine Smith) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels.
 
Saturday, March 23 2019 
Gentle English Dance
Gentle English Dance
 
Monday, March 25 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Ann Fallon; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Tuesday, March 26 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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 (mandolin), Todd Clewell (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

Kappy Laning 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
 
Wednesday, April 17 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Tuesday, April 23 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, April 24 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, saxophone), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
Wednesday, May 08 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to The Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, saxophone), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
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 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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. Ticket sales are open.
 
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 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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, September 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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 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.
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
 
Tuesday, October 22 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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, November 26 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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
 
Tuesday, December 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
If venue is unavailable we'll let you know well in advance if we need to cancel.
 
Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Kalia Kliban calls to TBA