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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, February 13 2016 
Valentine Extravaganza
2 PM to 11 PM -Valentine Extravaganza: Sligo Creek Stompers: with Jess Eliot Myhre playing clarinet, washboard, upright bass, vocals, Sarah Foard playing fiddle and vocals. Chris Ousley playing banjo, guitar,upright bass, bodhran and vocals and Adrian Erlinger playing upright bass, guitar
Waltz Dance Workshop with Tony Treston from Waltz Time.
Tom Hinds calling the Challenging Contra Dances.
Ted Hodapp calling the Evening Contra Dance.
For details see www.bfms.org/valentine.php
 

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances   Details...
Wednesday, February 10 2016 
Caroline Barnes calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
 
Family Dance   Details...
Saturday, March 12 2016 
Donna Hunt calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:00 Come and join in some good food and conversation!.
We have a members meeting starting at 7:00 so regret the potluck will be cut short.

 
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
Saturday, February 13 2016 
2 PM to 11 PM -Valentine Extravaganza: Sligo Creek Stompers: with Jess Eliot Myhre playing clarinet, washboard, upright bass, vocals, Sarah Foard playing fiddle and vocals. Chris Ousley playing banjo, guitar,upright bass, bodhran and vocals and Adrian Erlinger playing upright bass, guitar
Waltz Dance Workshop with Tony Treston from Waltz Time.
Tom Hinds calling the Challenging Contra Dances.
Ted Hodapp calling the Evening Contra Dance.
For details see www.bfms.org/valentine.php
 
Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.
 

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
Monday, February 08 2016 
Tom Spilsbury calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Janina O'Brien (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, March 05 2016 
Caller : Sharon McKinley.
Music by : Carl Friedman, violin, Robin Wilson, concertina and flute, and 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, February 28 2016 
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
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