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, October 15 2016 
2016 Autumn Assembly Ball
Come dressed in your finest for the BFMS Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer. Tickets are on sale now.

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances   Details...
Wednesday, August 31 2016 
Janine Smith calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
New Dancer Workshops   Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Family Dance   Details...
Saturday, October 08 2016 

Susan Taylor calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
Second Saturday Dance Series   Details...
Saturday, September 10 2016 
Sargon de Jesus calls to Black Oranges:
Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and
Manny Arciniega.
Workshop for beginners starts
at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.

Midwinter Ball   Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances   Details...
Monday, September 05 2016 

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), 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, September 24 2016 
The Caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Marty Taylor on recorder and concertina,
Brian Cardell on recorder and flute, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
Autumn Assembly Ball   Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly 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, September 25 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

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