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....
BFMS is having in-person events again! Being mindful of the need to protect those most at risk of infection from Covid-19, we are requiring effective mask wearing, proof of vaccination and online ticket purchasing (allows contact tracing) for many events. We intend to adjust as the situation changes. We look forward to seeing you in-person soon!
Please help support our Callers and MusiciansBFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.
CDSS send love to freelancers
If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.
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Traditional American Dances
Wednesday, November 30 2022
Join us for a special 5th Wednesday contra dance with Perry Shafran calling and fabulous live music by Contranella featuring Rebekah Geller - Megan Beller (fiddle), Rebekah Geller (fiddle), John Wobus (piano), and Charley Beller (percussion). Intro lesson at 7:30. Dance starts at 8 at Lovely Lane Church (now with air conditioning!). N-95/KN-95/KF-94 masks and proof of vaccination are required. Online payment required: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php . Attendance is limited so pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. No cash at the door
Saturday, December 10 2022
Kappy Laning calling to: Brenna Hogan - fiddle, Shane Knudsen - fiddle, Art Abrams - bass, John Sauer - guitar, Jay White - banjo
New dancer lesson: 7:30
Use this link for online payment https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php#!/Regular-Saturday-Dance/c/130232759
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. Under 21 and full-time students with ID: $7 members, $10 nonmembers.
Traditional English Dances
Monday, November 28 2022
English Country Dance, 8:00-10:30 pm. April Blum calls to the music of Carl Friedman, violin, Janina O'Brien, piano, and Mark Vidor, accordion. Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212. N-95/KN-95/KF-94 masks and proof of vaccination are required. On-line payments only. https://bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
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.
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.
Other BFMS Events and Activities
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving.
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM)
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM)
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.
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
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 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