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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, 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.
 
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
 
Friday, October 09 2015 
BFMS40
Oct 9-11, 2015
2015 marks the 40th Anniversary year for BFMS. A committee is planning a wonderful celebration for all on the second weekend in October.
 

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances   Details...
Wednesday, April 29 2015 
Brian Hamshar calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
 
Family Dance   Details...
Saturday, May 09 2015 
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
Saturday, May 09 2015 
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.
 

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
Monday, April 27 2015 
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
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.
Playford Ball   Details...
In October. See the Playford Ball page for details.
 
New Dancer Workshops and Classes   Details...
First Monday of the month
 

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Fourth at Four StoryFolk   Details...
Sunday, April 26 2015 
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Tellabration!   Details...
A night of storytelling celebrated world-wide on or about the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Guilds and storytelling enthusiasts all around the globe will share their storytelling talents in concerts held in cities and towns to celebrate the art of storytelling. Locally, TELLABRATION! brings together each area’s most celebrated storytellers, to delight, captivate, and mesmerize audiences with their tales.
 
Friendly Coffeehouse   Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Second Fridays each month at 8 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 bfms.org


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