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.

September 03 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Laura Brown calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Andy Porter (fiddle), Joe Langley (guitar), Mark Lynch (mandolin), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
September 08 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
September 10 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
September 13 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Rhythmajigs with Jack Maus (Keyboards), Walter Hojka (Fiddle), Patti Reum (Wind Instruments) and David Stone (Mandolin and Guitar)

Caller: Andrea Nettleton
 
September 15 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
September 17 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and Money Musk. Music provided by Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
September 20 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Bob Farrall, calling, with Emily Aubrey on violin, Robin Wilson on
concertina and flute, and Ben Hobbs on piano.
 
September 22 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)