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, July 20 2019 (Member Sponsored)
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
2 pm – 4 pm at The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
This free workshop/guided jam is for all musicians and all instruments.
We will be playing tunes from the Balfolk repertoire - traditional and contemporary folk
dance music from France and Brittany. Bourree, an dro, hanter dro, laride,
valse and more! The music is lively, exciting, and mysterious with
great melodies and rhythms. And it’s easy to play!
Tunebook: We will be playing from Balfolk Baltimore Tunebooks #1 and #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies. For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, email@example.com
Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
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
Fourth Sunday starting in April 2019 (no meeting in June)- Stony Run Friends Meeting house 5116 N. Charles St. 3-5 PM. In Circlesinging, singers are taught music that is made up in the moment, offering parts to the group one by one, to form rhythmic, interlocking, and harmonic connections shared by the collective. We share the leadership, play musical games and come together in harmony. Not all singers need to be highly skilled, yet the collective experience is one of a shared musical journey of depth and quality. Circlesinging is an opportunity to tune in, listen deeply, shed beliefs and judgments, and tap into something larger than a single individual. It’s powerful. It’s embodied. It’s bonding. It's joyful. It’s community. See us on facebook - CircleSingingBaltimore
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 8, 2019
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
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.