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 20 2018 
2018 Autumn Assembly English Ball
Music by A Joyful Noise - Barbara Greenberg (violin), Daniel Beerbohm (winds), Kathy Talvitie (piano), with guest Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Review 1:30-4:00 pm, with caller Tom Spilsbury and music by Susan Brandt (flute) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Reception 6:30 pm, Ball 7-11 pm.
All events at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission by Reservation; register online at or by mail (fliers available online and at area dances).

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, September 26 2018 
Greg Frock calls to the Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux (fiddle), Greg Loux (guitar), Paul Sidlick (banjo), and Mat Clark (bass).
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, October 13 2018 
Janine Smith calls to Terpsichore Featuring Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at or email Sara at satdance at
Remember New Location for the dance
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, September 24 2018 
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Ann Fallon calls the figures; music by Elke Baker (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (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 Music and Dance Fest Details...
Join BFMS at Patterson Park for Music, Dancing and Crafts.
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