How to join the Society

Benefits of membership include:

Discounts at BFMS-sponsored events.

Reciprocity agreements that allow our members to attend events sponsored by the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society at their member's rates.

Membership in the Society is open to anyone.
The cost for a 1 year membership is $27/year for individuals; $37 for families (2 or more people living at the same address).
You can save money with a multi-year membership:
2 years - $50 individual $71 family
3 years - $69 individual $93 family

Membership dues are tax-deductible.

Special Membership:
Contributor - $75
Supporter   - $150
Sustainer    - $250
Patron        - $500

A Student membership is available for $20/year.


Join or Renew your Membership On-Line

Join or Renew on-line.
Pay securely with a credit card through PayPal.

Or mail in your payment

Checks should be made out to "BFMS" or "Baltimore Folk Music Society" and mailed to

BFMS Membership
P.O. Box 7134
Waverly Station
Baltimore, MD 21218
U.S.A.

Send your name and complete mailing address, including zip code, with your membership dues. You may also include your phone number and e-mail address, and indicate activities for which you would like to volunteer . Please tell us if you do not want your name, address, or phone number published in our membership directory. Email addresses are not published, but may be used by the Society to send notices of coming special events.


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BFMS sends notifications to members by email and traditional mail. If you have moved or changed your email address, please contact the BFMS Membership Chair(membership @ bfms.org) or via the Postal address above and update your contact information.


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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

April 21 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon
Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
April 23 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to Old Time Jam Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
April 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
4th at 4 Storyfolk will meet at the Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park from 3 to 5 PM.
Come join the Story Circle at the Spring Faire to listen to a story or to share a story.
Mike Franch will be skillfully facilitating this event. For more information: 410-889-3252.
 
April 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch
Music: Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) ,Carl Friedman (piano)
 
April 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
May 03 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Hickory Wind Reunion
Hickory Wind played and recorded to critical acclaim from 1973 until 1978, touring and sharing the stage with such luminaries as John Prine, John Hartford, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Bonnie Raitt and releasing three highly regarded albums on the Flying Fish label. They disbanded after 5 years to pursue other interests and now, more than 30 years later, original members Bob Shank, Mark Walbridge, Sam Morgan, and Glen McCarthy have reunited and are touring once again.
Read more at CD Baby
 
May 05 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop (free) at 7:45 PM

Tom Spilsbury calls to Dave Crandall (flute, sax), Paul Oorts (accordion, strings) and Liz Donaldson (piano)