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

November 22 2019 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Tickets TBA~ Showtime 8:00

November 23 2019 - Folk Music
Peter Mulvey
Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

A veteran singer-songwriter who had his start busking on the streets of London. Fort Hunter Centennial Barn; 5300 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101. $20 General, $10 Students

November 23 2019 - Dance
Frederick Maryland Contra Dance
Trinity Episcopal School

8 p.m.-11 p.m.

Kappy Laning will call to rockin' Irish tunes provided by Rambling House featuring Joe DeZarn, fiddle; Patrick Cavanagh, banjo and button accordion; Tina Eck, flute; Marc Glickman, piano.

November 23 2019 - Dance
Galesville Community Square Dance
Galesville Memorial Hall

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Dance squares, circles, longway sets, and waltzes. Appalachian dance tunes by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar). Figures called by Janine Smith. ALL ages welcome. NO partner or prior dance experience needed. 5:45pm: Doors open; 6pm optional potluck, 7pm Family-friendly dancing until 10pm. Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road, 20765 (Near Annapolis). $10, Kids 5-17 $5. Info: 301-926-9142.

November 24 2019 - Folk Music
Meghan Cary
Tikvat Israel Congregation

7:30 PM - Tikvat Israel Congregation at 2200 Baltimore Road Rockville, MD 20851. Tickets are $18 in advance at and for members, $20 at the door. For more information, contact Mike Amster at or 301.957.0178

November 27 2019 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Stephanie Smith calls the dances to the playing of Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Francine Krasowska (piano)

November 30 2019 - Folk Music
Arab Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church

Arab Folk Dance Workshop with Karim Nagi

Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church, 9601 Cedar Lane, Bethesda, MD 20814

Join Washington Revels and Karim Nagi for an “Arab Folk Dance Intensive” workshop! Karim will guide us through traditional group dances from the Arab world. These are not “performance” dances, but village community dances done by “The People” — adults and children of all ages — in social, celebratory, and spiritual group settings. TICKETS: $25 (adults); $15 (youth 18 and under)

December 01 2019 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park

JAQUELOPES with Larry Unger (fiddle), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

December 04 2019 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

April Blum calls to the music of Bruce Edwards (bassoon and concertina), Susan Brandt (flute), and Owen Morrison (guitar)

December 05 2019 - Folk Music
An Irish (Celtic) Christmas with THE HEDGE BAND
Baldwin's Station

Laura Byrne, Pat Egan, Donna Long & Billy McComiskey

Tickets $25 ~ Showtime 7:30pm

December 06 2019 - Folk Music
Twisted Pine
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York

Twisted Pine; Praised by NPR for their ‘upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms.’ Unitarian Universalist Congregation of York; 925 S. George St, York, PA 17403, $25 General, $10 Students,

December 07 2019 - Dance
DC Square Dance Collective
Saint Stephen's Church

Doors 8 PM, Dance 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM. The DC Square Dance Collective is celebrating EIGHT wildly successful years of presenting traditional Appalachian Square Dances! This month caller Dave Hauver shows you how it’s done and will have you up and do-si-do-ing in no time. The Band is Old Reliables: Jenny Monfore - fiddle, Larry Unger - guitar, Riley Baugus - banjo, Alex Lacquement - bass. Come see what it’s all about, right in the heart of DC on a swingin’ Saturday night. All are welcome – young and old, brand new and experienced dancers, hipsters and total outta the loopers. No partner, lessons, overalls, or fancy dress needed. Location: Saint Stephen's Church, 1525 Newton St. NW, Washington DC, near the Columbia Heights Metro. $5 at the door. More info: visit

December 11 2019 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Ann Fallon calls the dances while Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

December 13 2019 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Tickets $35~ Showtime 8:00

Remaining tickets on sale at the door at 7:00pm

December 15 2019 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Liz Donaldson (piano)

December 16 2019 - Folk Music
Folk Dance Holiday Party
Cherry Hill Park Dance Hall

8:00 PM to 11:30 PM; 9800 Cherry Hill Road; College Park, MD. 20740 Fee: $l0 per person (no charge for children under nine.) Brandon Diamond will be spinning a rapid mix of classic and recent Folk Dance favorites (with a touch of swing.) There will be ample opportunity to play requests and to fill your dance card. Refreshments will be served in potluck tradition, so feel free to share a taste of your favorite recipe or convenience store. We appreciate your bringing your goodies on a serving plate, so our little Santa’s helpers can also enjoy the evening. Revive your folk dance costume from the closet, if you wish:-) We also encourage you to bring children or grandchildren to our holiday party. (However, please plan on protecting those little darlings from the flurry of festive feet.) Plan to visit our Annual Folk Dance Bazaar in the side room to buy/sell treasures. Contact Phyllis for details.

December 18 2019 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Bob Green (MO) calls the dances while Paul Oorts (accordion and mandolin), Martha Edwards (fiddle), and Melissa Running (piano) make the music

December 20 2019 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Tickets $25~ Showtime 8:00

Remaining tickets on sale at the door at 7:00pm

December 21 2019 - Dance
Annapolis Contra Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-10 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM). Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy: Backstep Cindy: Sandy Hoffert (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar) and Art Abrams (bass) No experience or partner required. Snacks to share at the break are welcome. $10 with discounts for seniors, students, families, ATDS members. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867,, or Charlotte Featherstone, 203-247-3964,;