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Combined Event Listing

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


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Monday, February 19 2018 
English Country Dance

Beat the winter blahs at our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your Hawaiian shirts, muumuus, and leis!

April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Amberwing: Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, February 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrew Frock calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
 
Friday, February 23 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Square Dance
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Live Old-Time Music from The Vacutones (Bill Schmidt, Ann Porcella, Kevin Enoch, and Kate Brett) with calling from TBD. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome!
Cost: $12/$7 student
 
Saturday, February 24 2018 
Ceili-Contra Dance
A festive joint event co-sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society and The Emerald Isle Club.
Irish Session - 3:30 - 5:30 PM, Pot Luck Dinner - 5:45 - 6:45 PM. Ceili and Contra dancing from 7 PM to 11 PM. St Marks on the Hill.
 
Monday, February 26 2018 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Monday, February 26 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Castlebay Concert

7:00 p.m., Memorial Episcopal Church; 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore

Suggested donation: $20

Castlebay weaves together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands.


 
Wednesday, February 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Hilton Baxter calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).


 
Wednesday, February 28 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Brad's House Concerts: Jordan Tice & Mike Witcher
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More Info
 
Monday, March 05 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, March 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to The Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), 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.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations. All BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. You can join on the spot! You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer! At St Marks-on-the Hill in Pikesville.
 
Monday, March 12 2018 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, March 14 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and L.J. Palmer (percussion).
 
Sunday, March 18 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Universal Peace
Doors open at 2:45 to be ready to begin at 3 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Donation requested, $5 - $8 suggested.Bring potluck snacks if you wish. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914


 
Sunday, March 18 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Brad's House Concerts: FY5
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More Info
 
Monday, March 19 2018 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, March 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Monday, March 26 2018 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls the figures; music by Elke Baker (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, March 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
No dance, as the Hall is not available on Easter Week..
 
Wednesday, April 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Saturday, April 14 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance

Kim Forrey calls to Rhythmajigs: Jack Maus on (Piano) Patti Reum (flutes and whistle); Michael Giordano (fiddle and mandolin).
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 St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.


 
Wednesday, April 18 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, April 24 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
House Concerts at Brad's: Lonesome Ace Stringband
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More info
 
Wednesday, April 25 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern Rounders - Dan Levenson (fiddle), Emmy Truckenmiller (fiddle), Annie Trimble (guitar), and Suzanne Gates (bass).
 
Wednesday, May 02 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Taylor among the Devils
 
Saturday, May 12 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Triple Helix Featuring: 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 St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Wednesday, May 23 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Wednesday, May 30 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More info
 
Saturday, June 09 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
DeLaura Padavon calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(guitar).
 
Friday, June 15 2018 
33rd Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin 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 from $89 per person. Ticket sales to open soon.
 
Wednesday, June 20 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Polaris - Rose Jackson (fiddle), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano), and Jesse Ball (guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, accordion & feet)


 
Wednesday, July 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to ContraForce
 
Saturday, September 08 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calling to Cloud Ten which is Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Donal Sheets on cello, guitar, mandolin, Arthur Davis on piano, accordion, banjo, and Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
 
Wednesday, September 12 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Saturday, October 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
TBA calls to Terpsichore Featuring Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Saturday, November 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - percussion