Baltimore Folk Music Society


Folk Event Listings

Events listed on this page are not connected to or sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. These events are listed as a service to the Folk Music community. If you would like your Folk Music event listed on this page, please contact and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.

Listing by Date - next 30 days

May 26 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

George Marshall calls to Swallowtail with David Cantieni on winds, Ron Grosslein on fiddle, Timm Triplett on piano, George Marshall on concertina and Tim van Egmond on hammered dulcimer.

May 28 2017 - Dance

2414 East Gate Dr., Silver Spring, Md. 20906

POTLUCK DINNER: 5:30 pm Workshops 7:15 Party 8:30- late

Join us for a lovely time lounging and dining together. Feel free to bring a sampling of your favorite recipe to share. You may also bring snacks, wine and drinks. You may contact Phyllis (301) 871-8788 or e-mail her (see below) with any questions on the pot-luck, (or to let her know in advance what you may bring, if you like). Please bring your dish on a serving plate and your serving utensils to assist our volunteer kitchen helpers so that everyone may dance.

Suggested Donation: $ 10.00

For info: e-mail:

May 28 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

George and Tim and Swallowtail

May 28 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

SWALLOWTAIL with George Marshall (concertina, bodhran), Ron Grosslein (fiddle, mandolin), Tim van Egmond (hammered dulcimer), Timm Triplett (keyboard), David Cantieni (wind instruments)

May 31 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Stephanie Smith calls while Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Melissa Running (piano) play

June 02 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

Melissa Chatham calls to Wild Rumpus with Deborah Colon, fiddle; Karl Clark Colón, guitar; and Bobby Douglas, percussion.

June 03 2017 - Dance
Annapolis English Country Dance

Karen Ashbrook (hammer dulcimer, Paul Oorts (guitar, harp guitar, accordion), and Sophie Chan (cello). April Blum

June 04 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Diane Silver and Wild Rumpus

June 04 2017 - Folk Music
An Die Musik Live

Performing their own songs in the round with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. 5 pm $10 in advance, $13 at door

June 07 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Beginner Session starts at 7:30 - Anna Rain calls the dances to the music of Tina Chancey (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Liz Donaldson (piano)

June 09 2017 to June 11 2017 - Dance
Dare to be Square-DMV 9DC/MD/VA)

The DC Square Dance Collective and our friends at the Baltimore Square Dance are organizing Dare to Be Square, a fun, affordable, weekend-long gathering and getaway 40 minutes south of DC. The weekend will feature workshops where you can learn from master callers (Kathy Anderson and Phil Jamison), call your first dance, hone your calling skills, enjoy instrument and singing sessions, clogging/flatfooting sessions, with oodles of opportunities to jam and just hang out! Oh, and STELLAR evening dances with Graham DeZarn and Rachel Eddy. Registration ($60, early bird before May 1st is $50) includes lodging and meals.

June 10 2017 - Folk Music
Southern Maryland Acoustic Music Assembly
Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center

13480 Dowell Road
Dowell, Maryland 20629

SMAMA is an opportunity to play, sing, dance, and hear different kinds of music - and to meet other musicians from Southern Maryland and beyond! SMAMA is open to all ages and abilities, and is family-friendly. Food, drink, wine/beer will be available. Come for part – or all day! Open to all abilities!

June 11 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

Band: Go Figure

Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $10. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m.

June 14 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury calls the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (cello), and Melissa Running (piano) play

June 16 2017 - Folk Music
333 Coffeehouse

We welcome back the jazz/blues singer and songwriter Barbara Martin, whose appearance at 333 last December was snowed out. We're glad to have her back on the schedule. 7:30 PM; $12/$10.

June 17 2017 - Dance
Annapolis Contra Dance

The band will be I-97 - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistle, accordion, oboe) and Tom Rhoads (your humble webmaster on guitar and mountain dulcimer). Caller to be confirmed.

June 17 2017 - Dance
Lancaster Contra Dance

Gaye Fifer calls to Raise the Roof with Mat Clark-fiddle, Kathy Talvitie-guitar, Judy Stellar-hammer dulcimer, and Bob Pasquarello-bass. Lancaster County Central Park, Williamson Road, Pavilion 11, Lancaster, PA 17602. Beginners Workshop 6:15; $9 adults/$6 students. Children 15 and under free. Info: Karen 717-951-4317 or

June 17 2017 - Folk Music
Shawna Caspi
Perry Hall Folk Music Night

Featured performer will be Shawna Caspi

June 21 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Melissa Running leads the dances while Carrie Rose (flute), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), and Francine Krasowska (piano) play