Baltimore Folk Music Society


BFMS Events and Schedules

Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.

Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....

Special Events

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.
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.
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.

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, February 21 2018 
Andrew Frock calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, March 10 2018 
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 or email Sara at satdance at
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, February 19 2018 

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)

New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

BFMS Music and Dance Fest Details...
Join BFMS at Patterson Park for Music, Dancing and Crafts.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at

To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at