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

Wednesday, August 30 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Abel calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Henry Koretsky (guitar) and Bruce Campbell (bass).
This event is FREE for BFMS members! Not a member? Join at the gate and dance for free!
Sunday, October 01 2017 
BFMS Music and Dance Fest
At Patterson Park near the Pagoda! 12-6 PM
Bring a picnic or buy tasty food from the vendors. This event we will feature Cajun, Swing, Old-timey Music, Steel Drum, Irish and much, much more! In addition we will have Charm City Rapper Sword Dance, as well as other dancing. There is still space for more crafts and non-profits. This event is in honor of International Music Day. For more information or to join a wonderful volunteer team, please contact:
Saturday, October 21 2017 
Autumn Assembly English Ball
The Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer.
Music bt Elke Baker, Ralph Gordon, Marty Taylor and Dave Wiesler.
Ticket Sales are open.

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, August 23 2017 
April Blum calls to the Boneshakers- Joe DeZarn (fiddle) Paul Hammerton (guitar), Gina Faber (mandolin), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Family Dance Details...
Saturday, October 14 2017 
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
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

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, September 09 2017 
Shane Knudsen calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake Carl Friedman (Fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina),Ralph Barthine (guitar), Janina O'Brien (piano)

A new dancers workshop takes place around 7:30. The dance starts at 8pm with a short break around 9:30pm. Bring a snack and bring a friend.

for more informaiton go to

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

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, August 21 2017 

Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Barbara Gorin (other strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)

New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
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.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

BFMS Concert Series Details...
Join BFMS as we feature folk music artists in our concert series.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 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