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

April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
May 24 2014 
Swallowtail Dance
Save the Date!
 
June 13 2014 
Catoctin Weekend
29th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 13 to Sunday June 16
Registration is open.
 
October 11 2014 
Playford Ball
This year's Playford Ball will again be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland.
Program and further information will be available soon.
 

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances   Details...
April 16 2014 
Easter Week - no dance, hall not available.
 
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
 
Family Dance   Details...
May 10 2014 
Band: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Mark Glickman (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute)
Caller: Susan Taylor
Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
May 10 2014 
Band: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Mark Glickman (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute)
Caller: Susan Taylor
Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.
 

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
April 21 2014 
Caller: Ann Fallon
Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
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.
April 19 2014 
Saturday - 2:30 to 5:00pm, St Mark's on the Hill
Sharon McKinley calling
Music by Emily Aubrey (violin) & Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders).
 
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...
April 27 2014 
4th at 4 Storyfolk will meet at the Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park from 3 to 5 PM.
Come join the Story Circle at the Spring Faire to listen to a story or to share a story.
Mike Franch will be skillfully facilitating this event. For more information: 410-889-3252.
 
 
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.
 
Spring Faire   Details...
Music, Dance and more on a Sunday afternoon in April. The BFMS Spring Faire has something for everyone.
 
Friendly Coffeehouse   Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mike 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.
 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse   Details...
The Commmunity Coffeehouse Concert series at Babcock Presbyterian Church is co-sponsored by BFMS. Once a month from September through May, the Community Coffeehouse presents live performances by an eclectic mix of musicians from around the Baltimore area and beyond.
May 03 2014 
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Hickory Wind Reunion
Hickory Wind played and recorded to critical acclaim from 1973 until 1978, touring and sharing the stage with such luminaries as John Prine, John Hartford, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Bonnie Raitt and releasing three highly regarded albums on the Flying Fish label. They disbanded after 5 years to pursue other interests and now, more than 30 years later, original members Bob Shank, Mark Walbridge, Sam Morgan, and Glen McCarthy have reunited and are touring once again.
Read more at CD Baby
 
 
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


BFMS Member Sponsored Events

These are events that are:

  • Sponsored by a BFMS member.
  • Open (at least) to all BFMS members.
  • Of a type that generally meets the definition of a "folkie" event.
    Tupperware parties, e.g., don't qualify.

Events produced by another organization shall not be considered BFMS member-sponsored events.
Exceptions or appeals to this policy will be decided by the Board of BFMS.
BFMS asks that the sponsor promote the Baltimore Folk Music Society at member sponsored events.


If you would like to submit a member-sponsored event for this list, please use our Event Submission form.


Member Sponsored Events

Dickey Mill Contra Dance   Details...

Temporarily canceled due to illness. To resume some time in the fall.

 

BFMS Open Sing
Calling all traditional singers, acoustic instrument players, and singer/songwriters. Join us for the BFMS Open Sing, where we can share songs in a welcoming and informal setting. Everyone is invited, regardless of skill level. There will be chorus songs, so even if you aren't comfortable singing in front of a crowd, you can sing along with the crowd.
The Open Sings will take place on the second Tuesday of each month, from 7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s, 734 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231 (in Fells Point).
Contact Michael at mqpens at gmail.com for information.
 

Member Sponsored Event Listings

May 13 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
June 10 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
July 08 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
August 12 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
More member sponsored events
Details can generally be found in the Weekly and Monthly Newsletters
  • Baltimore Open Band
  • English Open Band Practice
  • Singing for Everyone
  • International Folk Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing and Lessons
  • Norwegian Dance and Potluck
  • Sacred Harp Singing
  • Various House Concerts


Like to have your Member Sponsored event listed here?
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org

Please note that Member Sponsored events must meet the criteria outlined above to be listed on this page.


Other Folk Events

BFMS will be providing a listing of other folk events in the area. Click Here



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Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

April 16 2014 
Square/contra dance
Easter Week - no dance, hall not available.
 
April 19 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Saturday - 2:30 to 5:00pm, St Mark's on the Hill
Sharon McKinley calling
Music by Emily Aubrey (violin) & Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders).
 
April 21 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon
Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
April 23 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to Old Time Jam Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
April 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
4th at 4 Storyfolk will meet at the Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park from 3 to 5 PM.
Come join the Story Circle at the Spring Faire to listen to a story or to share a story.
Mike Franch will be skillfully facilitating this event. For more information: 410-889-3252.
 
April 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch
Music: Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) ,Carl Friedman (piano)
 
April 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).