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, August 08 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Band: Cardinal Direction Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: Dave Eisenstadter -
Saturday, October 03 2015 
BFMS Playford Ball
Save the date for the The BFMS 40th Anniversary Ruby Slippers Playford Ball at the Church of the Reedemer. Ticket sales to open soon.
Friday, October 09 2015 
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, August 05 2015 
Melissa Chatham calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Family Dance   Details...
Saturday, October 10 2015 
Please join BFMS's 40th anniversary celebration. There will not be dancing at St. Mark's on the Hill, but there will be lots of fun things to participate in!
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
Saturday, August 08 2015 
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Band: Cardinal Direction Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: Dave Eisenstadter -
Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
Monday, August 10 2015 
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (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.
Saturday, October 24 2015 
Caller, Bob Farrall; musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), Judy Meyers (piano).
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, August 23 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

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