Member Sponsored Events
These are events that are:
- Organized by a BFMS member.
- Open (at least) to all BFMS members.
- Of a type that generally meets the definition of a "folkie" event.
Tupperware parties, e.g., don't qualify.
Events produced by another organization shall not be considered BFMS member-sponsored events.
An organization is defined as "An entity incorporated as a company or non-profit".
Exceptions or appeals to this policy will be decided by the Board of BFMS.
BFMS asks that the sponsor promote the Baltimore Folk Music Society at member sponsored events.
Member Sponsored Event Listings
Saturday, December 16 2017 (Member Sponsored)
Helicon's Annual Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon is Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and hammered mbira), Chris Norman (wooden flutes, whistle, small pipes, and vocals), and Robin Bullock (guitar, mandolin, cittern, and piano). http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html
Wednesday, December 20 2017 (Member Sponsored)
House Concert: John Whelan
John Whelan is a master of the Irish button accordion. Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane; Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments).
Tuesday, December 26 2017 (Member Sponsored)
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
7-9 PM Admission - FREE
The 4th Tuesday of the month. A good old-fashioned acoustic group sing: chorus songs, chanteys, traditional, standards, contemporary, or original songs. A warm, informal, welcoming place to sing together, add harmony (or just listen). Bring lyrics if you need them. We'll take turns around the room singing, whether unaccompanied, or grab an instrument and let's sing! No sound system. Just us folks. Non-performance oriented, so don't feel shy. Great room, great acoustics.
info: Andy Cooper: firstname.lastname@example.org, 410-628-8886
Ty St. Clare: email@example.com 443-604-7621
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Wednesday, December 27 2017 (Member Sponsored)
Intergenerational program of traditional dance, music and more. Contra dancing & choreography, squares, clogging, English Country Dance, Bollywood dancing, Irish set dances, garland dancing, dance band, storytelling, singing, etc! Staff includes Dave Wiesler; Gaye Fifer; the Cosmic Otters' Meg Dedolph Eric Schedler, & Jonathan Whitall; Steve Hickman; John Devine; Laura Light; DeLaura Padovan; Kappy Laning; Renee Brachfeld, Jared Kirkpatrick; Ruth Pershing; & Katie Zukof. https://www.danceholiday.net
International Folk Dancing
Meets most Saturdays from 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm at 3107 N. Charles Street (Homewood Friends Meeting House, side entrance at cellar door). Dances from Europe and other countries of the Near and Middle East. Beginners welcome. No partner necessary. Admission $3. First time free. Lessons given in first hour. Go to http://www.baltimorefolkdance.com for more information and detailed directions or call Paul at 410.367.8194 or Hildy at 410.484.9392. To subscribe to their emailing list, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Friday, 8:00 pm (waltz, rumba, tango and more)
in the ROTC building on the Johns Hopkins University campus. Always free. All are welcome. Goodies for snack time are welcome, too. For more info call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283 or email eneergdivad @ gmail.com
Join us the Fourth Wednesday of the month 7-9 PM Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210
CircleSinging Baltimore is part of an international community of singers who share a love of singing in community. CircleSinging is an improvisational choral style of singing created by Bobby McFerrin. Facilitated by Paris Kern, you will be lead in parts created on the spot. There will be singing games, maybe a song and LOTS of singing in harmony. Paris' background in traditional folk flavors the improv skill she gained though several years of study with Bobby McFerrin and members of Voicestra .
Mistake Free zone!! no experience needed, just a generous spirit of love of song.
Donation of $10 for space rental( no one turned away from lack of funds)
Please register at CircleSingingBaltimore Meetup group and visit out Facebook page
Sacred Harp Sing
Sing Sacred Harp the third Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM in the schoolhouse beside the Community Building at 17801 Meetinghouse Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland; pot-luck follows at 6:00. Books are available. Contact Dave Greene at email@example.com or call 301-570-3283. All are welcome; there is no charge. Sacred Harp songs are 4-part a-cappello on a familiar scale with almost familiar names for the notes ("fa-sol-la-fa-sol-la-me fa" for the familiar "do-re-me-fa-sol-la-ti-do") and round, triangular, square, and diamond shapes (one need not worry about the names or shapes) for the familiar round shapes of notes (hence the alternative name: "Shape Note Singing" for "Sacred Harp Singing"). Sacred Harp was taught by early traveling ministers to congregations that had no organ or piano; often the beautiful harmonies had religious phrases.
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Five & Dime Ale House
901 W. 36th St. in Hampden
Alternate Tuesdays starting January 10, 2017
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
Norwegian Potluck & Dance
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle.
Dances of Universal Peace
Mostly on second Sundays 3 - 5 PM. We provide a warm and accepting space where we each find our own place; all moods are welcome; healing and laughter seem to find their way into our midst. If you can move you can dance these dances. If you can breathe, you can sing these chants. Doors open at 2:45 to be ready to begin at 3 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome. Come with or without experience and partners. Donation requested, $5 suggested. Bring potluck snacks if you wish. If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers and sun protection to be comfortable. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
Details can generally be found in the Weekly and Monthly Newsletters
- Baltimore Open Band
- English Open Band Practice
- Singing for Everyone
- International Folk Dancing
- Ballroom Dancing and Lessons
- Norwegian Dance and Potluck
- Sacred Harp Singing
- Various House Concerts
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Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org
Please note that Member Sponsored events must meet the criteria outlined above to be listed on this page.