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


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Wednesday, November 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter 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.
 
Friday, November 24 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Thanksgiving Concert
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement, Rachel Eddy and Charm City Junction in a concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music
The Stony Run Friends Meeting House
5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-24.html


 
Monday, November 27 2017 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
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
Kappy Laning calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Friday, December 01 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time Music from Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes, Hasee Ciacco, Emily Mann with Susan Taylor calling. Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/baltimoresquaredance/
 
Monday, December 04 2017 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Monday, December 04 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
The Winter Jubilee
Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes, Emily Mann and Hasee Ciacco, which celebrates the winter holidays Appalachian-style. $15-$20 suggested donation. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD) http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
 
Wednesday, December 06 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).


 
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
 
Sunday, December 10 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Universal Peace
Celebrate the coming of the Winter Soltice with us whether this is the first time you will come, you have been a regular, or a long while has passed since you came over.
 
Monday, December 11 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 13 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
 
Saturday, December 16 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Helicon's Annual Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon is Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and hammered mbira), Chris Norman (wooden flutes, whistle, small pipes, and vocals), and Robin Bullock (guitar, mandolin, cittern, and piano). http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html
 
Monday, December 18 2017 
English Country Dance
April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 20 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Devine Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, December 25 2017 
English Country Dance
CHRISTMAS: NO DANCE
 
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
 
Wednesday, December 27 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA
 
Sunday, December 31 2017 
English Country Dance
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance (Special event)
Potluck and dancing from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am
Ann Fallon and Tom Spilsbury, callers
Music by Elegant Echoes: Becky Ross, fiddle; Colleen Reed, flute; Liz Donaldson, piano
Visit http://www.bfms.org/nyeGala.php for details and to register
 
Sunday, December 31 2017 
Gala New Years Eve English Dance
The 2017 Gala New Year's Eve English dance will be held at St. Mark's on the Hill in Pikesville, MD. Reception at 6:30, Potluck Supper at 7:30. Dance from 8:30PM to 12:30 AM. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Wednesday, January 03 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
 
Wednesday, January 10 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Laurie Andres (accordion), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Saturday, January 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Raise The Roof with Mat Clark - fiddle, Bob Pasquarello - bass Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer & Kathy Talvitie - 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, January 17 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Paul Oortz (mandolin, guitar) and Elke Baker (fiddle)
 
Wednesday, January 24 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Broadwater
 
Wednesday, February 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).

 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
This month there won't be a 2nd Saturday dance at St Marks on the Hill. We are having our Mid Winter Ball tonight at the Church of the Redeemer.
there will be a special afternoon dance as well as an evening dance. More details to come soon.
 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2018 MidWinter Ball
The 2018 BFMS MidWinter Ball with Emily Rush calling to the Stringrays. RUSHFEST! at 3:30 PM, Reception at 7 PM, Grand March at 7:45 PM. The Ball is from 8:00 to 11:30 PM. At the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Wednesday, February 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

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


 
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)
 
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
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
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).


 
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).
 
Saturday, June 09 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
TBA calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(guitar).
 
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.
 
Saturday, October 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
TBA calls to Terpsichore.