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Monday, November 18 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Steven Epstein (winds), and Rosetta Isnardi (piano)
 
Saturday, November 16 2019 
SINg!
7 PM - 9 PM
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
For the fun of raising our voices together. All abilities and all ages are welcome; no need to read music or even to carry a tune. Invite others. Free. RSVP appreciated (so we know how many chairs to put out), though not necessary to come.
 
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Tuesday, November 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, November 11 2019 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calling to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (fliute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)

 
Sunday, November 10 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
3 - 5PM. If you can move you can dance these If dances, If you can breathe, you can sing these chants. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. Dances welcome you without experience or partners. Donation requested: $5 - $8. For more info dancesofuniversalpeacena.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Sunday, November 10 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 to 5 pm. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Ben Sela at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, November 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Some Assembly: Featuring Joe Klausner playing Fiddle and Mandolin, Mary Flora playing Flute and Sax, Adam Lee - Guitar & Patrick Herlihy on cajon and percussion.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, November 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, pennywhistle), Brian Farrow (bass), and John Devine (guitar). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, November 04 2019 
English Country Dance
Caller - Emily Aubrey
Music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina) and Judy Meyers (piano)
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Saturday, November 02 2019 
Gentle English Dance
Caller: Sharon McKinley - Musicians: Carl Friedman, Dave Crandall, and Ben Hobbs.
 
Wednesday, October 30 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to The Jumping Sharks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar). Calling terms: Larks/Robins (or maybe Ghosts/Goblins). This is the Halloween dance and costume contest....grand prize is a ticket to the Midwinter Ball!
 
Monday, October 28 2019 
English Country Dance
Halloween Dance! Come dressed as your favorite dance! You may submit your choice ahead of time at engdance@bfms.org, or surprise us . Diane Schmit calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Friday, October 25 2019 
SINg!
7 PM - 9 PM
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
For the fun of raising our voices together.
Many of the harmonies are based on music from Sweet Honey and the Rock.
All abilities and all ages are welcome; no need to read music.
Invite others.
Free.
 
Wednesday, October 23 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin).
Calling Terms - Ladies/Gents
This is a FREE dance as part of Freefall Baltimore
 
Tuesday, October 22 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, October 21 2019 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, October 19 2019 
2019 Autumn Assembly Ball
The 2019 Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer. Music by a Joyful Noise.Tickets will be available at the door.
 
Wednesday, October 16 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, October 14 2019 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds/concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano etc)

 
Sunday, October 13 2019 
Singing for Everyone
7-9pm, please RSVP for location and directions (victorianlibrarian@gmail.com)
 
Sunday, October 13 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 to 5 pm. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Ben Sela at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
8 - 9:30 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 7:50 to be ready to begin at 8:00 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Dances welcome you without experience or partners. Donation requested: $5 - $8. for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914

 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Michael Lentz calls to Strings on Wings, featuring Todd Clewell on guitar and Barb Schmid on fiddle. Dance Role Terms: Mostly Ladies & Gents.

This is a FREE dance as part of Free Fall Baltimore
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
 
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to Some Assembly - Mary Corletta Flora (flute, sax and pennywhistle), Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin and banjo), and Adam Lee (guitar). Dance role terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Tuesday, October 08 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, October 07 2019 
English Country Dance
Guest caller Val Medve of Vermont calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Friday, October 04 2019 
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins
7:30 PM, Traditional Irish music with an amazing duo from St. Louis and Ireland:
Eileen Gannon (harp) and Eimear Arkins (fiddle, voice, step dancing). 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments & voices). RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Thursday, October 03 2019 
Sophie and Fiachra Trio with Andre Marchand
7:30 PM
Sophie Lavoie (fiddle, piano, voice) Fiachra O'Regan (pipes, whistle, banjo, and who knows what else) and legendary guitarist Andre Marchand (one of the founders of La Bottine Souriante). 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments & voices). RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Wednesday, October 02 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Tavi Merrill calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina OBrien (piano, accordion, whistle). Role terms: Gents/Ladies.
 
Monday, September 30 2019 
English Country Dance
Annapolis' own Ann Fallon calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, September 25 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Taylor among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Tuesday, September 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, September 23 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Sophie Chang (cello), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, September 21 2019 
Gentle English Dance
Ann Fallon calling, to the music of Cindy Swiss, violin, Brian Cardell,
recorders and flute, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
 
Saturday, September 21 2019 
Music Jam Party
4 - 8 p.m. Music Jam Party, hosted by neighbors Jan Caughlan and Bill Webster at their homes in Catonsville. Guests are encouraged to bring instruments and food to share. The hope is that people will play with old and new friends. If you want more information, contact Jan at takeajance@gmail.com. She will send you the evite with all the information.
 
Wednesday, September 18 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to The Organic Family Band - Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Michael Raitzyk (guitar),Rebekah Geller (fiddle), and Judith Geller (French horn). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, September 16 2019 
English Country Dance
Caller Emily Aubrey with Cindy Swiss (violin), Robin Wilson (winds and concertina), and Beth Fink (piano)
 
Sunday, September 15 2019 
BFMS Picnic
Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center in Parkton, MD
Bring a picniclunch, and something to grill if you wish.Charcoal will be provided for the grills. BFMS will also supply all ingredients for yummy s'mores. Jamming, Frisbee, storytelling, singing, juggling, games, nature walks, all may spontaneously happen. In case of slightly inclement weather, there's an indoor venue. In case of severe, check the website for cancellation notice. There's no charge but we do appreciate your donations to help us cover costs.
 
Saturday, September 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Rebecca Weiss, David Kaynor & Gianna Marzilli Ericson on fiddles and Charlie Pilzer on piano.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Friday, September 13 2019 
SINg!
7-10pm, Free and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only for this part, no instruments. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. We'll have water out for drinking. Other drinks are welcome. Please park with consideration for our neighbors. For those who want to extend the evening after the Sing is over to play, sing-along, dance or hang out, feel free to stay and bring potluck snacks. Instruments welcome, not needed to join in. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Wednesday, September 11 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Kundsen calls to Contra Rebels - Barb Schmid (fiddle), Todd Clewell (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). Caller Terminology: Ladies/Gents.
 
Tuesday, September 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, September 09 2019 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls the dances to the boisterous sounds of Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Sunday, September 08 2019 
Singing for Everyone
7-9 pm, If you are able to come, please RSVP for location/directions or contact for more info: Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Saturday, September 07 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
This is a Saturday dance (will return to Sundays in November) 7 - 9 PM
Celebrate with us whether this is the first time you will come, you have been a regular, or a long while has passed since you came over. 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 6:45 to be ready to begin at 7:00 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
Friday, September 06 2019 
Keith Murphy
7:30 PM A mix of original & traditional songs from Canadian and other traditions.
8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments & voices).
RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Thursday, September 05 2019 
One for the Foxes
7:30 PM, Irish & American tunes & songs by Tadhg O Meachair, Dave Curley and Denver, Joanna Hyde. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments & voices). RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Wednesday, September 04 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to The Baltimore Open Band. Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, September 02 2019 
English Country Dance
Hilton Baxter calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano). Free new dancer's workshop at 7:45.
 
Monday, September 02 2019 
Ken & Brad's Annual Backyard House Concert
2pm-10pm - Whether you play Bluegrass, Old-Time, Irish, Americana, Folk or don't play at all – anyone is welcome to come hang. Bring your favorite dish for the big potluck, instruments, lawn chairs and we’ll supply a keg. Bring the whole family, your friends, neighbors, and anyone you think might enjoy playing or listening to music on a warm summer evening! Ken and Alison's House (3806 Fenchurch Road, Baltimore, MD). Please bring food and drink to share! FREE
 
Sunday, September 01 2019 
Washington Family Dance

The next Washington Family Dance will be a FREE dance in conjunction with Glen Echo's Labor Day Weekend celebration, from 3 to 5 pm, Sunday, September 1st at the Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, to the left of the main ballroom entrance in Glen Echo, Maryland.?? Note this is a departure from the usual second-Sunday-of-the-month schedule. The next dance after this one will be October 13th. For more information go to http://www.fsgw.org and click on "Family Dance", eMail If you suspect a dance may be cancelled due to bad weather, call the park at 301-320-2330.


 
Wednesday, August 28 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), John Bryant (bass), and Dave Crandall (flute, sax).
Calling terminology: gents/ladies or left/right. This dance is free for BFMS members!
 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, August 26 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Tom Spilsbury; music will be provided by Elke Baker (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, August 25 2019 
Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy and The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
7:00 pm; Join us for an outdoor summer evening of old-time, French-Canadian, Irish and The Canadian Maritimes and original music on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer and gourd banjo, fiddles, mbira, guitar and vocals. Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, drinks. Suggested donation: $25 advance; $27 door; $12 under 15 years old, Backyard of 3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore MD 21218 OR in case of rain/heat, The Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210 410-746-8387 or www.kenandbrad.com kenkolodner@aol.com, www.kenkolodner.com, www.bradkolodner.com, https://blackislemusic.com
 
Saturday, August 24 2019 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
2 pm - 4 pm - 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 Tunebook #`1 and Tunebook #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies.
The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com
Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Wednesday, August 21 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), Jørgen Miller (bass), and Gary Baker (bass). Caller terminology: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, August 19 2019 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley will be the caller, with music by Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Beth Fink (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 14 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle, feet), Michael Raitzyk (guitar), and friends. Calling terminology: Ladies and Gents.
 
Tuesday, August 13 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, August 12 2019 
FY5
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 6:30pm, Concert 7:00-9:00pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Invite your friends and spread the word! Most shows fill up so don’t hesitate reserve a spot. Feel free to bring food and drink to share.
 
Monday, August 12 2019 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls to music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Sunday, August 11 2019 
Singing for Everyone
7-9 pm
If you are able to come, please RSVP to me (victorianlibrarian@gmail.com) so we can make sure we have enough chairs. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Info & directions: Erin Kelly / victorianlibrarian@gmail.com
cell phone: 410-258-9259
 
Sunday, August 11 2019 
No Washington Family Dance in August
There is no Washington Family Dance in August.
Please join us for the next Family Dance on September 1st.
For more information, see https://www.fsgw.org/family-dance
 
Saturday, August 10 2019 
No Dance This Month Be back September 14
Summertime Closed, but come back next month September 14,2019 for a great new dance
 
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar). Calling terminology: Larks and Robins.
 
Monday, August 05 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of McGregor Yatsevitch (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, July 31 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle). Caller terminology: Ladies/Gents.
 
Monday, July 29 2019 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls the figures; music will be provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Sunday, July 28 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 - 5 PM in the in the Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex. Note this month is a departure from the usual second-Sunday-of-the-month schedule. $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Wednesday, July 24 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents
 
Tuesday, July 23 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, July 22 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Andrea Hoag (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Saturday, July 20 2019 
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, mbvidor@aol.com
Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Wednesday, July 17 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Sam Smith calls to Jumping Sharks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar)
 
Monday, July 15 2019 
The Wildmans House Concert
Bring an instrument, friends, food, drink and a smiling face for what will surely be a beautiful evening of music and community! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD) $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Monday, July 15 2019 
English Country Dance

Andrea Nettleton will be the caller, with music by Cindy Swiss (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Sunday, July 14 2019 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Hope to see you there!
For location/directions: Erin Kelly / victorianlibrarian@gmail.com
cell phone: 410-258-9259
 
Saturday, July 13 2019 
No Dance This Month
Summertime closed be back September 14, 2019
 
Wednesday, July 10 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass). Calling terminology: Ladies-Gents.
 
Tuesday, July 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, July 08 2019 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls to music by the Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (Fiddle), Corey Walters (Flute, Mandolin), Michael Friedman (Piano), and Ness Smith-Savedoff (Percussion).
 
Monday, July 01 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Carl Friedman and Rosetta Isnardi (violins), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, June 26 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to the Baltimore Open Band!
 
Tuesday, June 25 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, June 24 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Bob Farrall; music will be provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), Michael Proctor (bass), and Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion).
 
Monday, June 17 2019 
English Country Dance

April Blum will be the caller, with music by Barbara Gorin (strings), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Monday, June 17 2019 
English Country Dance

Andrea Nettleton will be the caller, with music by Cindy Swiss (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Friday, June 14 2019 
Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
34th Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person. Info & online registration available. Ticket sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 12 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).
 
Tuesday, June 11 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, June 10 2019 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute and saxophone), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, June 09 2019 
Singing for Everyone
7-9 pm, Contact for more info: Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, June 09 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 - 5 PM. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE
Sat & Sun, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum at 300 Oella Avenue, Baltimore MD.
BFMS is helping sponsor participatory dances, singing and music sessions again at this year's Colonial Market Fair. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. If you have questions, you may contact Steve Bilanow at sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. https://friendsofbenjaminbanneker.com/events-and-programs/colonial-market-fair/
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Triple Helix Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, June 05 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Rodney Sutton calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar). Caller will use Ladies/Gents Terminology.
 
Monday, June 03 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

English caller and choreographer Colin Hume calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, May 29 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ethan Ableman calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.​
 
Tuesday, May 28 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, May 27 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Monday, May 27 2019 
Dances of Peace
Please RSVP as soon as possible and latest by Thursday May 23 if you plan to attend. 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. 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. 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
 
Saturday, May 25 2019 
Balfolk Music Session
2 pm - 4 pm
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. For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar).
 
Monday, May 20 2019 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; we’ll have special music by

Elke Baker (violin), with Jacqueline Schwab, a wonderful pianist known for her work with Bare Necessities and on cinematic soundtracks, as well as a solo career.


 
Saturday, May 18 2019 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Emily Aubrey. Musicians, Cindy Swiss on violin, David Crandall on flute and saxophone, Janina O'Brien on piano.
 
Wednesday, May 15 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Kingfisher - Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano).
 
Tuesday, May 14 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, May 13 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to music by Rosetta Isnardi (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, May 12 2019 
Singing for Everyone
Contact for more info: Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, May 12 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 to 5 pm. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Ben Sela at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Sunday, May 12 2019 
Washington Family Dance
Donna Hunt calling. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, May 11 2019 
SINg!
Sat, May 11th, 6:30 - 8:30/ Free, and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only (no instruments). We will sing together for the enjoyment of hearing our voices join in harmony and beauty. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. Many of the songs come from the Ysaye Barnwell (from Sweet Honey and the Rock singing group) Community Sings. For those who want to extend the evening after the Sing is over:
Feel free to bring instruments and potluck snacks. During this time: your instruments if you have the use our shakerees, drum, keyboard; sing-along as others play; dance; listen; chat; etc. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043.
410-465-1914
 
Saturday, May 11 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Contranella, Featuring: Megan Wobus Beller on (Fiddle), John Wobus on (Piano) and Charley Beller on (Percussion)
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

 
Wednesday, May 08 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to The Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, saxophone), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, May 06 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Beth Fink(piano)


 
Sunday, May 05 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
Next Dance is FIRST Sunday: May 5 from 4 - 6 PM at
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
NOTE IT BEGINS AN HOUR LATER IN MAY.
With gratefulness for the Circle of healing and fun we created today;
Missed those who were not able to join us. Peggy Adams
mpadamsmd@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, May 01 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Evening.. - Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and David Crandall (Saxophone, flute).
 
Monday, April 29 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Paul Oorts (mandolin and acdordion), Dave Crandall (flute and sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, April 24 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, saxophone), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).: Contra flourish workshop before the dance (7:15-8 PM) for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.

 
Tuesday, April 23 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, April 22 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Tom Spilsbury; music will be provided by Becky Ross (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, April 20 2019 
Balfolk/Fest Diez Dance
2 pm - 4 pm
The Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd., Baltimore MD
Come and enjoy an afternoon of folk dances from France and Brittany: an dro, hanter dro, laride, bourree, schottische, valse and more!
All dances are taught. No prior experience required. Lots of fun and easy to do!
Live music by Slyte of Hand: Jon Kmetz - bagpipes and viola; Shelly Kelley - hurdy gurdy, chalumeau, percussion; Mark Vidor - accordion
Free (donation encouraged)
For more information contact Mark Vidor, mbvidor@aol.com, 410-790-4072
 
Wednesday, April 17 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, April 15 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music will be the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, April 14 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
With gratefulness for the Circle of healing and fun we created today:
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. RSVP appreciated, though not necessary. mpadamsmd@gmail.com
 
Sunday, April 14 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 to 5 pm. Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Ben Sela at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, April 13 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Run Of The Mill String Band from Philadelphia area featuring: Palmer Loux,Greg Loux,Paul Sidlick & Michael Foster


We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, April 10 2019 
Square/Contra Dance

Kappy Laning calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake- Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Janina OBrien (piano), and Ralph Barthine (guitar).


 
Tuesday, April 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, April 08 2019 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Beth Fink (piano)
 
Saturday, April 06 2019 
Sing with Stuart
We will sing together for the enjoyment of hearing our voices join in harmony and beauty. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. Many of the songs come from the Ysaye Barnwell (from Sweet Honey and the Rock singing group) Community Sings. Vocal only 7 - 9 PM, no instruments. An RSVP is not necessary (though appreciated). Please park with consideration for our neighbors. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, April 06 2019 
Balfolk Music Session
2 pm to 4 pm. The Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd., Baltimore
Traditional and contemporary folk dance music from France and Brittany. This session is for all musicians and all instruments. No prior experience in the genre is necessary. We will be playing dance tunes such as bourree, an dro, hanter dro, laride, valse, gavotte and more! The music is lively, exciting, and mysterious with great melodies and rhythms. And it’s easy to play! We will be playing from Balfolk Baltimore Tunebook #1 and Tunebook #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies. For more information or a copy of the tunebooks, contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com Please note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Wednesday, April 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Todd Clewell (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Monday, April 01 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, March 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Rodney Sutton calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle). Marty Taylor (concertina, whistle), and John Devine (guitar).Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
 
Tuesday, March 26 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, March 25 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Ann Fallon; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Saturday, March 23 2019 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Sharon McKinley. The musicians will be Brian Cardell (recorders and flute), David Crandall (flute and saxophone), and Judy Meyers (piano).
 
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Susan Taylor and Janine Smith) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, March 18 2019 
English Country Dance

Andrea Nettleton will be the caller; music provided by our very own Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, March 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance

Greg Frock Calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Alexander Mitchell (mandolin), Jamie OBrien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).


 
Tuesday, March 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, March 11 2019 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
The Annual State of the Society Meeting - This year on a Monday night before the English Country Dance at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Hear reports from the BFMS President, the BFMS Treasurer and the BFMS Nominating Committee. Members arrive before 7:15 PM and get into the dance FREE.
 
Monday, March 11 2019 
English Country Dance

Bob Farrall calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Sunday, March 10 2019 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Hope to see you there!
Call for directions: Erin Kelly / victorianlibrarian@gmail.com, cell phone: 410-258-9259
 
Sunday, March 10 2019 
10 String Symphony
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 6:30pm, Concert 7:00-9:00pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Sunday, March 10 2019 
Washington Family Dance
Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Ben Sela at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Sunday, March 10 2019 
Dances of Peace
3-5 pm, Doors open at 2:45. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (google maps seems reliable)
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard
Come with or without experience and partners.
Donation requested: $5 - $8
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, March 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Abigail Hobart calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(guitar).We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

 
Friday, March 08 2019 
Aoife Clancy and Bill Elliott
Reserve space by email, hcferguson@comcast.net, suggested donation $20, snacks or drinks appreciated, parking limited, carpooling encouraged.
 
Wednesday, March 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, March 04 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Saturday, March 02 2019 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Dance Music from Brittany and France
2 pm – 4 pm, 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. Session Leader: Mark Vidor, accordionist. We will be playing from Balfolk Baltimore Tunebook #`1 and Tunebook #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies. contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Wednesday, February 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (pennywhistle, concertina), and John Devine (guitar). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
 
Tuesday, February 26 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Monday, February 25 2019 
English Country Dance
It's our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your beach clothes! The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Friday, February 22 2019 
Sing
7-10pm, Free and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only for this part, no instruments. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. Please park with consideration for our neighbors. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Wednesday, February 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
NO DANCE TONIGHT! - Lovely Lane Church Closed Due To WInter Storm.
 
Monday, February 18 2019 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Barbara Gorin (strings), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, February 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Wednesday, February 13 2019 
Laurie Lewis
RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Tuesday, February 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Monday, February 11 2019 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE is CANCELED due to weather. Stay home and safe! Sharon McKinley calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, February 10 2019 
Singing for Everyone
Second Sunday of each month, 7 - 9 pm, Contact for more info: Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, February 10 2019 
Washington Family Dance
Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, to the left of the main ballroom entrance in Glen Echo, Maryland. This month, its Janine Smith calling to Otter Loop. For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family Dance", or eMail dance@fsgw.org.
Info. on future FSGW Family Dances are at https://www.fsgw.org/family-dance.
 
Sunday, February 10 2019 
Washington Family Dance
3 to 5 pm
Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex, to the left of the main ballroom entrance in Glen Echo, Maryland. This month, its Janine Smith calling to Otter Loop. For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family Dance", or eMail dance@fsgw.org.
 
Sunday, February 10 2019 
Dances of Peace
3-5 pm, Doors open at 2:45. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 (google maps seems reliable)
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard
Come with or without experience and partners.
Donation requested: $5 - $8
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, February 09 2019 
Balfolk Dance!
The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
3 PM to 5 PM
Come to our second Balfolk! Folk dances from France and Brittany - bourree, an dro, laride, valse, schottische, hanter dro and MORE! All dances taught; no experience required. It's EASY and FUN! Live music by Slyte of Hand (Jon Kmetz - French bagpipes, viola; Michele McCann - hurdy gurdy, chalumeau, percussion; Mark Vidor - accordeon)
$10 donation suggested. For more information contact Mark Vidor at mbvidor@aol.com
 
Saturday, February 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to The Organic Family Band: Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Michael Raitzyk (guitar),Rebekah Geller (fiddle), and Judith Geller (French horn).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
 
Wednesday, February 06 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Tea and Honey -Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano).
 
Monday, February 04 2019 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, January 30 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar).
 
Monday, January 28 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Diane Schmit; music will be provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, January 27 2019 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Dance Music from Brittany and France
The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
2 PM to 4 PM
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!
Session Leader: Mark Vidor, accordionist. NEW Tunebook: Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Saturday, January 26 2019 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, concertina and recorders, and Janina O"Brien, piano.
 
Friday, January 25 2019 
Sing
Free, and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only for this part, no instruments. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. We'll have water out for drinking. Other drinks are welcome. An rsvp is not necessary (though appreciated). Please park with consideration for our neighbors. For those who want to extend the evening after the Sing is over, feel free to bring instruments. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043. 410-465-1914
 
Wednesday, January 23 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).
 
Tuesday, January 22 2019 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Monday, January 21 2019 
English Country Dance
April Blum will be the caller; music provided by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Thursday, January 17 2019 
Richie and Rosie
Richie Stearns is a legendary old-time banjo player (and my very first banjo teacher) while Rosie Newton is one of the finest young fiddlers on the scene today. $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
 
Wednesday, January 16 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).

 
Monday, January 14 2019 
English Country Dance
Guest caller Tom Roby calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, January 13 2019 
Singing for Everyone
Contact for more info: Susan Warner, scwarner@hotmail.com
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, January 13 2019 
Dances of Universal Peace
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. Doors open at 2:45 to be ready to begin at 3:00 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
 
Sunday, January 13 2019 
Washington Family Dance
Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex (to the left of the main Ballroom entrance) in Glen Echo, MD. Admission is $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Saturday, January 12 2019 
2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball
The Red Hot Contra 2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball - with Cis Hinkle calling to Pete's Posse. At the Church of the Redeemer. Mind Blowing Contras in the Afternoon and the MidWinter Ball at night. On-line sales are closed but tickets will be available at the door.
 
Saturday, January 12 2019 
No Dance This Month MID Winter Ball at different location
Tonight we have our Mid Winter Ball held at the Church of the Redeemer 5603 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210
Check our Website for more details and Great Line up
http://bfms.org/midwinter.php
Come see us next month for another great 2nd Saturday Dance
any questions satdance@bfms.org
 
Wednesday, January 09 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Triple Helix - Colleen Reed flute, saxophone), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), and Keith Gillis (guitar)
 
Tuesday, January 08 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Singers Take Note! New 2nd Tuesday Song Swap!
The new 2nd Tuesday BFMS Song Swap debuts on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 7:30-9:30 at The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Road in Cedarcroft (south of Towson)
 
Monday, January 07 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, January 02 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, December 31 2018 
New Years Eve English Country Dance Gala
BFMS is pleased to present its annual Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance on Monday, December 31st, 2017, at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comfortor. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Dance is 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Music by Elegant Echoes, Dances led by Melissa Running. Potluck supper at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Monday, December 31 2018 
English Country Dance
New Year's Eve!! Join us for our New Year's Eve ECD Gala at Church of the Nativity, featuring caller Melissa Running, with music by Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, violin; Colleen Reed, flute, and Liz Donaldson, piano). See http://www.bfms.org/nyeGala.php for details.
 
Wednesday, December 26 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute ) and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, December 24 2018 
English Country Dance
Christmas Eve NO DANCE!
 
Wednesday, December 19 2018 
Circle Singing
CircleSinging is joyous choral style of singing originally created by Bobby McFerrin. Lead by Paris Kern and Brian Hehn, you will be lead in parts created on the spot. Donation of $10 for space rental( no one turned away from lack of funds). Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210
 
Wednesday, December 19 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Johann Miller (bass). These folks are a popular old-time band from (mostly) western Maryland. Johann also plays with the Moose Whisperers, who won the band competition at Clifftop a few years ago.
 
Tuesday, December 18 2018 
Song Swap at 4hr Day

A warm, welcoming place to sing (or take an instrumental break) with great acoustics. We'll take turns around the room. This is not an open mic. It is a singing community with no sound system or stage. Info: http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html

info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 410-628-8886
Ty St. Clare: tyler@fourhourday.org 443-604-7621
https://www.facebook.com/groups/618331624855775/


 
Monday, December 17 2018 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, December 15 2018 
Helicon's 33rdAnnual Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon's 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Concerts. 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Group discounts are available. For ticket information, go to http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html , or call 410-243-7254 or 410-746-8387 or email Ken at kenkolodner@aol.com. See also www.kenandbrad.com
 
Wednesday, December 12 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Eloise and Co - Becky Tracy (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar), and Rachel Bell (accordion). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
 
Monday, December 10 2018 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls the figures; music by Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano and more)
 
Saturday, December 08 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to 2 Docs & a Friend featuring Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Robin Wilson on flute & Sax and Michael Raitzyk on guitar. We have a workshop for new dancers at 7:45. Bring a snack Bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, December 05 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to the Polka Pants Trio - Charlie Pilzer (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle) and Rebecca Weiss (fiddle).
 
Monday, December 03 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls the figures; music by Andrea Hoag (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, November 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute, alto sax), Donna Boylan (piano), and Adam Lee (guitar).
 
Tuesday, November 27 2018 
Song Swap at 4hr Day
The Four Hour Day Lutherie, 7-9 PM
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Admission - FREE
A warm, welcoming place to sing (or take an instrumental break) with great acoustics. We'll take turns around the room. This is not an open mic. It is a singing community with no sound system or stage. Info: http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 410-628-8886. Ty St. Clare: tyler@fourhourday.org 443-604-7621
 
Monday, November 26 2018 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Andrea Nettleton; music will be provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, November 25 2018 
Genticorum
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
http://www.genticorum.com/english/
 
Friday, November 23 2018 
Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement, Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays, formerly of Uncle Earl) and Charm City Junction at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House; 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com, 410-746-8387, $25 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $27 at the door; $13 children under 13. Online at http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-23-2018.html.
 
Wednesday, November 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to The Baltimore Open Band!
 
Monday, November 19 2018 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Nora Smith (violin), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin, and melodeon),and Melissa Running (piano)
 
Saturday, November 17 2018 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
3-5 PM 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. Contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
 
Saturday, November 17 2018 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Sharon McKinley, the musicians will be Emily Aubrey, violin, Brian Cardell, recorder and flute, and Ben Hobbs, piano.
 
Wednesday, November 14 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Janina O`Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, saxophone, concertina). Special Workshop before the dance (7:15-8PM): Contra flourish workshop for intermediate to advanced dancers with Eria and Amelia.
 
Monday, November 12 2018 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, November 11 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
Celebrate with us whether this is the first time you will come, you have been a regular, or a long while has passed since you came over. 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. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043 Donation requested: $5 - $8
 
Saturday, November 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Anne Lutun calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - percussion
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Directions to the Church of the Nativity
 
Friday, November 09 2018 
Carroll Baldwin Hall Contra & Family Dance
Family dance 7-8 pm, Contra dance 8-10 pm. Suggested donation: $10 individual, $20 family. Band: Back Step Cindy; Caller: April Blum. Savage, MD: Carrollbaldwinhall.org/ourcommunity-events. For more information, contact Sandy Hofferth, hofferth@umd.edu



 
Wednesday, November 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Ryck Kaiser (fiddle) and Jill Smith (piano). This dance will use the gender-free terms Lark and Raven to refer to people dancing the Left and Right roles
 
Monday, November 05 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Paul Oorts (things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, November 04 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one.
Erin Kelly / victorianlibrarian@gmail.com / 410-258-9259 (cell)
 
Wednesday, October 31 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
It's Halloween at the BFMS Wednesday night contra dance! Andrea Nettleton will call to music by Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano). Enter the costume contest and you could win a prize--first place is TWO TICKETS to the BFMS Midwinter Ball!
 
Monday, October 29 2018 
English Country Dance
Halloween! Come dressed as your favorite dance! Emily Aubrey and Sharon McKinley call the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, October 27 2018 
Jean Rohe | Rachael Kilgour

Catonsville, MD - Requested donation $15-20. Potluck snacks encouraged. Reservations required: svob@comcast.net.


 
Thursday, October 25 2018 
Circus No. 9
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html

https://circusnumbernine.com/
 
Wednesday, October 24 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
April Blum calls to The Treblemakers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax). This dance is a Free Fall Baltimore event - Free admission for all!
 
Tuesday, October 23 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Monday, October 22 2018 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Tom Hinds; music by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Sunday, October 21 2018 
Windborne - Concert
Windborne (Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon) is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
http://www.windbornesingers.com/
Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students . Become a BFMS member at the door and receive the member discount.
3 PM - Catonsville, MD - Please bring munchies to share at intermission.
For the location and to make a reservation, please e-mail specialevents@bfms.org or call 410-321-8419 and leave a message. We will call you back to confirm your reservation.
 
Saturday, October 20 2018 
2018 Autumn Assembly English Ball
Music by A Joyful Noise - Barbara Greenberg (violin), Daniel Beerbohm (winds), Kathy Talvitie (piano), with guest Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Review 1:30-4:00 pm, with caller Tom Spilsbury and music by Susan Brandt (flute) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Reception 6:30 pm, Ball 7-11 pm.
All events at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission by Reservation; register online at BFMS.org or by mail (fliers available online and at area dances).
 
Wednesday, October 17 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Music by Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar)
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Monday, October 15 2018 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Tom Wright (mandolin)
 
Saturday, October 13 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
If you can move you can dance these dances, If you can breathe, you can sing these chants. Donation requested: $5 - $8 For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, October 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Terpsichore Featuring Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
Remember New Location for the dance
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212 DIRECTIONS
 
Wednesday, October 10 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon and Susan Taylor call to The Devine Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and ocarina). This is Chestnut Night! It is a celebration of the grand old contra dances that dancers have loved for centuries, along with a sprinkling of grand NEW contra dances that have added new twists to the genre. Come on out and be a part of the tradition..
 
Monday, October 08 2018 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, October 07 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Info: Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com
 
Friday, October 05 2018 
Family/Contra Dance
Family dance 7-8 pm, Contra dance 8-10 pm. Suggested donation: $10 individual, $20 family. Band: Back Step Cindy; Caller: Kim Forry. Carrollbaldwinhall.org/ourcommunity-events. For more information, contact Sandy Hofferth, hofferth@umd.edu
 
Wednesday, October 03 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, October 01 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Wednesday, September 26 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Run of the Mill String Band - Palmer Loux (fiddle), Greg Loux (guitar), Paul Sidlick (banjo), and Mat Clark (bass).
 
Tuesday, September 25 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Monday, September 24 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Ann Fallon calls the figures; music by Elke Baker (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Friday, September 21 2018 
Friendly Coffee House
We offer a friendly non-critical environment for you to share your performance talent. We often include sing alongs.First Unitarian Church of Baltimore Enoch Pratt Parish Hall. 1 West Hamilton Street
Free admission, snacks for sale
Contact Cindy Swiss stradviolin1@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, September 19 2018 
The Fly Birds
Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, September 19 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O’Brien (piano).
 
Monday, September 17 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Saturday, September 15 2018 
Gentle English Dance
Caller : Ann Fallon. Musicians : Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), David Crandall (flute and sax) and Francine Krasowska (piano).
 
Saturday, September 15 2018 
Balfolk at the Lutherie!
2-4 pm, Live music by Slyte of Hand: Jon Kmetz - French bagpipes, viola, recorders; Michele McCann - hurdy gurdy, chalumeau, percussion; Mark Vidor - accordion.
$10 General Admission $5 Students
For more information contact Mark Vidor: mbvidor@aol.com
 
Wednesday, September 12 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, September 10 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Diane Schmit calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Saturday, September 08 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
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. 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
 
Saturday, September 08 2018 
Carroll Baldwin Hall - Family/Contra Dance
9035 Baltimore St, Savage, MD.
Family dance 7-8 pm, Contra dance 8-10 pm.
Suggested donation: $10 individual, $20 family.
Band: 70 West; Caller: Ann Fallon.
Carrollbaldwinhall.org/our-community-events.
For more information, contact Sandy Hofferth, hofferth@umd.edu.
 
Saturday, September 08 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
NEW Dance Location Starting This Dance
Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calling to Cloud Ten which is Cedar Stanistreet on fiddle, Donal Sheets on cello, guitar, mandolin, Arthur Davis on piano, accordion, banjo, and Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, September 05 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to the Baltimore Open Band!
 
Monday, September 03 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Sharon McKinley calls; music by Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Tom Wright(mandolin)
 
Sunday, September 02 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. contact Erin Kelly for directions: victorianlibrarian@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, August 29 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to. Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).

Special Event Before the Dance on August 29 at 7 -8 pm: Have you seen rapper sword dancing and want to try it? Or you don’t know what it is but interested in trying an energetic dance connected to 4 other dancers? Members of Charm City Rapper team will be having an introductory workshop before the dance.
Please check out You Tube videos! Information: Kappy Laning: kappylan@aol.com,
301-351-2126
 
Tuesday, August 28 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, August 27 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 22 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Jacqui Grennan calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Larry Unger (guitar), and Ralph Gordon (bass).

 
Monday, August 20 2018 
Slocan Ramblers
RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Monday, August 20 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 15 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass). Member Night! This dance is free to all current BFMS members!
 
Monday, August 13 2018 
English Country Dance
NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter

Sharon McKinley calls the figures to the music of Steve Epstein (clarinet), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, August 11 2018 
Ken and Brad's 9th Annual Backyard House Concert

The Ken and Brad Kolodner Quartet with special guest Bill and The Belles!!
Backyard of:
3806 Fenchurch Rd
Baltimore MD 21218
Rain location:
The Stony Run Friends Meeting House 5116 N Charles St. Baltimore, MD 21210

CONTACT:
kenkolodner@aol.com
410-746-8387

http://www.kenkolodner.com/backyard-concert-w-ken--brad-quartet-and-bill--the-belles-8112018.html
 
Saturday, August 11 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance is canceled this month
No Dance August 11, 2018. September 8 we will have an amazing Dance at a New Location!!!! Cloud 10 will be on tour, so mark your calendars.
The new dance will be located at the Church of the Nativity, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Directions to the Church of the Nativity
 
Wednesday, August 08 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Karl Senseman calls to Broadwater - Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, steel drums, hammered dulcimer), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed VandenBosche (cello)


 
Monday, August 06 2018 
English Country Dance

NOTE: NEW VENUE Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter; click above for directions

Free New Dancer Orientation
at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, August 05 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Judy and Mark will host. Call or email for driving directions. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing and/or Rise Again if you have one. Erin Kelly victorianlibrarian@gmail.com, 410-337-3701
 
Wednesday, August 01 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrew Frock calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle). Marty Taylor (concertina, whistle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, July 30 2018 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 25 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin)
 
Tuesday, July 24 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, July 23 2018 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Andrea Hoag (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 18 2018 
Che Apalache
RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
 
Wednesday, July 18 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle),
Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and
Bruce Campbell (bass)
 
Monday, July 16 2018 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall will be the caller; music provided by fab sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, July 14 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance is canceled this month
No dance this month
 
Wednesday, July 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to ContraForce -Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Jimi “Two Nails” Periano (guitar), and Joey Dorwart (hand/foot percussion, saxophone)
 
Monday, July 09 2018 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (other strings and etc.), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, July 04 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
No Dance on July 4th!
 
Monday, July 02 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Hilton Baxter calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet) and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Sunday, July 01 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Randy and Jean will host Singing for Everyone
Erin Kelly, victorianlibrarian@gmail.com
410-366-2471
 
Saturday, June 30 2018 
Free Anniversary Contra Dance
Renate Reimschuessel & Jeff Myers' 45 year wedding anniversary Contra Dance Free contra dance at Lovely Lane Church; 2200 St Paul St; Baltimore, MD 21218. Contact Jeff Myers for info: 410-370-9565
 
Friday, June 29 2018 
Dave Curley and Andrew Finn Magill

8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204

RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net


 
Wednesday, June 27 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to The Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar, mandolin).
 
Tuesday, June 26 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, June 25 2018 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls the figures; music by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, June 20 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Caroline Barnes calls to Polaris - Rose Jackson (fiddle), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano), and Jesse Ball (guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, accordion & feet)


 
Monday, June 18 2018 
English Country Dance
The June 18 BFMS English Country Dance is CANCELED due to floor refinishing at St. Mark's. See you next week!
 
Saturday, June 16 2018 
Haley Richardson and Don Penzien
Suggested donation $20. Session to follow (bring instruments).
RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Friday, June 15 2018 
33rd Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person. Ticket Sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 13 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Wombat Crossing - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano).
 
Monday, June 11 2018 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls to the dueling fiddles of Tina Chancey and Emily Aubrey, with Judy Meyers on piano


 
Sunday, June 10 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
If you can move you can dance these dances. If you can breathe, you can sing these chants. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome. Come with or without experience and partners. Donation requested, $5 suggested. 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
 
Saturday, June 09 2018 
June 9 and 10 - EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE
June 9 and 10 - BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. If you have questions you may contact Steve at: sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com
 
Saturday, June 09 2018 
2nd Saturday Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(guitar).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Wednesday, June 06 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
 
Monday, June 04 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Special guest Orly Krasner calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, May 30 2018 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
http://www.bmoreoldtime.com/house-concert.html
 
Wednesday, May 30 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Paul Oorts (mandolin, guitar) and Elke Baker (fiddle).
 
Monday, May 28 2018 
English Country Dance
Guest caller Tom Amesse calls the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concetina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Saturday, May 26 2018 
English Country Dance
TODAY! May 26, 2018
There will be a Gentle English Dance on Saturday, May 26, 2018, at
St. Mark's on the Hill, from 3:00 to 5:30pm. The caller will be Bob
Farrall. The musicians will be Andrea Hoag on violin, Marty Taylor on
winds, and Janina O'Brien on piano.
 
Wednesday, May 23 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Organic Family Band and Friends: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Friends.
 
Tuesday, May 22 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, May 21 2018 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Sunday, May 20 2018 
House concert - Alejandra and Hector

5-6 pm, House concert. Baltimore MD 21218.

INFO: Ken Kolodner, (410) 746-8387, kenkolodner@aol.com

http://www.dulcemelos.org.mx/dulcemelos.html


 
Sunday, May 20 2018 
Hammered Dulcimer workshop on Mexican Salterio

2-4 pm Hammered Dulcimer workshop on Mexican Salterio music and playing techniques. $40 if paid in advance. $45 day of.

INFO: Ken Kolodner, (410) 746-8387, kenkolodner@aol.com

http://www.dulcemelos.org.mx/dulcemelos.html


 
Wednesday, May 16 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Perry Shafran calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).


 
Monday, May 14 2018 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, May 12 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
(Saturday this month since Sunday is Mother's Day)
Donation requested, $5 - $8 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
 
Saturday, May 12 2018 
Balfolk Workshop
Traditional and Contemporary Folk Dance Music from Brittany and France

The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214

This free workshop/guided jam is for all musicians and all instruments. In this hands-on workshop you will experience the mystery of the mazurka, the propelling drive of the bourree, the ancient rhythms of the andro and hanter dro and MORE! The tunebook we will use is available for free electronically in advance: email mbvidor@aol.com . $3 for tunebook at the workshop (photocopying costs). Information: Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com


 
Saturday, May 12 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Triple Helix Featuring: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Wednesday, May 09 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Karl Senseman calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, May 07 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Sunday, May 06 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-484-3246
 
Wednesday, May 02 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Hickman and Jensen - Steve Hickman (fiddle) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, April 30 2018 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, April 25 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern Rounders - Dan Levenson (fiddle), Emmy Truckenmiller (fiddle), Annie Trimble (guitar), and Suzanne Gates (bass).
 
Tuesday, April 24 2018 
House Concerts at Brad's: Lonesome Ace Stringband
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More info
 
Tuesday, April 24 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, April 23 2018 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls the figures; music by Susan Brandt (flute), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, April 21 2018 
Baltimore Square Dance
Mobtown Ballroom for a hilariously fun evening of square dancing, live music and infectious silliness. All are welcome - no experience or partner is needed. The bar at the ballroom will be open. https://www.facebook.com/events/405587879905727/
 
Wednesday, April 18 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Geller (fiddle), and Judith Geller (French horn).
 
Monday, April 16 2018 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, April 14 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance

Kim Forrey calls to Rhythmajigs: Jack Maus on (Piano) Patti Reum (flutes and whistle); Michael Giordano (fiddle and mandolin).
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.


 
Friday, April 13 2018 
7th annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest
A weekend of workshops, performances and sessions in Irish traditional music, dance and song. www.baltimoreirisharts.com
 
Wednesday, April 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, April 09 2018 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), Wayne Hankin (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, April 08 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
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. Donation requested, $5 suggested. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Wednesday, April 04 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, April 02 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, March 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
No dance, as the Hall is not available on Easter Week..
 
Monday, March 26 2018 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures; music by Elke Baker (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, March 25 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
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. Donation requested, $5 - $8 suggested.Bring potluck snacks if you wish. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Wednesday, March 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
DANCE CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER!
See you in 2 weeks!

 
Tuesday, March 20 2018 
BFMS Song Swap
A warm, welcoming place to sing (or take an instrumental break) with great acoustics. We'll take turns around the room. This is not an open mic. It is a singing community with no sound system or stage. Info: Andy Cooper: andrea.andy.cooper@gmail.com, 443-676-2828
http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
 
Monday, March 19 2018 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Sunday, March 18 2018 
Brad's House Concerts: FY5
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More Info
 
Saturday, March 17 2018 
House Concert: LEA Morris (ThisIsLEA) and Robinson Treacher
Awkward Pause House Concerts, Hampden, 21211
Join us to hear two award-winning songwriters from Virginia and Long Island!
RSVP to contact Becca Derry at awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com.
 
Saturday, March 17 2018 
English Country Dance

GENTLE ENGLISH DANCE SERIES

Gentle English dance 3:00 to 5:30pm at St Mark's on the Hill. The caller will be Sharon McKinley, the musicians will be Emily Aubrey, violin, David Crandall, flute and saxophone, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
 
Wednesday, March 14 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and L.J. Palmer (percussion).
 
Monday, March 12 2018 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations. All BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. You can join on the spot! You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer! At St Marks-on-the Hill in Pikesville.
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to The Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn)
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Wednesday, March 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle) and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, March 05 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Sunday, March 04 2018 
Singing for Everyone
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one
Call for directions: 410-484-3246
 
Saturday, March 03 2018 
House Concert: Brenda Castles and Liz Hanley
Irish trad. concertina and fiddle. Vocals and harmonies. Suggested donation $20
8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Session to follow (bring instruments). RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Wednesday, February 28 2018 
Brad's House Concerts: Jordan Tice & Mike Witcher
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
More Info
 
Wednesday, February 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Hilton Baxter calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).


 
Monday, February 26 2018 
Castlebay Concert

7:00 p.m., Memorial Episcopal Church; 1407 Bolton Street, Baltimore

Suggested donation: $20

Castlebay weaves together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands.


 
Monday, February 26 2018 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano), with special guest Wayne Hankin (winds and more)


 
Saturday, February 24 2018 
Ceili-Contra Dance
A festive joint event co-sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society and The Emerald Isle Club.
Irish Session - 3:30 - 5:30 PM, Pot Luck Dinner - 5:45 - 6:45 PM. Ceili and Contra dancing from 7 PM to 11 PM. St Marks on the Hill.
 
Friday, February 23 2018 
Baltimore Square Dance
The Ideal Arts Space
905 W 36th St, Baltimore, Maryland 21211
Live Old-Time Music from The Vacutones (Bill Schmidt, Ann Porcella, Kevin Enoch, and Kate Brett) with calling from TBD. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome!
Cost: $12/$7 student
 
Friday, February 23 2018 
Baltimore Irish Trad Fest Fundraiser Concert and Celebration
Tickets available at www.baltimoreirisharts.com home page.
Featuring greats such as Billy McComiskey (button accordion), Donna Long (piano), Pat Egan, (songs and guitar), Jim Eagan (fiddle), Laura Byrne (flute), Bob Smith, banjo, Mikey McComiskey, (button accordion), Myron Bretholz, (bodhran/MC), Shannon Dunne, Alex Boatright, Peter Brice, Megan Downes, and MORE! There will be dancers, music, a silent auction and more...

 
Wednesday, February 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrew Frock calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
 
Monday, February 19 2018 
English Country Dance

Beat the winter blahs at our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your Hawaiian shirts, muumuus, and leis!

April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Amberwing: Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, February 14 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, February 12 2018 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Sunday, February 11 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
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
Donation requested, $5 - $8 suggested.
Bring potluck snacks if you wish.
If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers and sun protection to be comfortable.
 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2018 MidWinter Ball
The 2018 BFMS MidWinter Ball with Emily Rush calling to the Stringrays. RUSHFEST! at 3 PM, Reception at 7 PM, Grand March at 7:45 PM. The Ball is from 8:00 to 11:30 PM. At the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
This month there won't be a 2nd Saturday dance at St Marks on the Hill. We are having our Mid Winter Ball tonight at the Church of the Redeemer.
there will be a special afternoon dance as well as an evening dance. More details to come soon.
 
Wednesday, February 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Emma Gorin calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Monday, February 05 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Trio con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, January 31 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).


 
Monday, January 29 2018 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall will lead the dances; Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano and more) make the music
 
Saturday, January 27 2018 
House Concert: Brian Conway and Zan McLeod
Sligo-style fiddler Brian Conway from New York will be joined by DC-area artist Zan McLeod on guitar and bouzouki. Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments).
RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Saturday, January 27 2018 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Ann Fallon. The musicians will be Emily Aubrey, violin, Brian Cardell, recorders and flute, and Ben Hobbs, piano.
 
Thursday, January 25 2018 
House Concert at Brad's: Mile Twelve
Boston- based bluegrass group
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, January 24 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Broadwater - Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, hammered dulcimer, steel drums, recorder), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed VandenBosche (cello, recorder).
 
Monday, January 22 2018 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 17 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Paul Oortz (mandolin, guitar) and Elke Baker (fiddle)
 
Monday, January 15 2018 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Elke Baker (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Monday, January 15 2018 
Sing with Stuart
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, 21043(Oella). All ages all abilities. No music to read. Free! I will teach the parts to simple songs. Stuart (srodes2@gmail.com) or Peggy (mpadamsmd@gmail.com) if you'd like more information. No RSVP necessary (at above email) though always helpful.
 
Sunday, January 14 2018 
Dances of Universal Peace
Peggy at 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, January 13 2018 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time Music from Brent Feito, Pete Winne and Lars Prillaman with calling from Kim Forry. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! More info here.
 
Saturday, January 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Raise The Roof with Mat Clark - fiddle, Bob Pasquarello - bass Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer & Kathy Talvitie - guitar

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Wednesday, January 10 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Laurie Andres (accordion), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, January 08 2018 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO HAZARDOUS DRIVING AND WALKING CONDITIONS. SEE YOU NEXT WEEK!
 
Wednesday, January 03 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
 
Monday, January 01 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Start the New Year on the right foot--or feet, as the case may be!

Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Barbara Gorin (strings), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Sunday, December 31 2017 
Gala New Years Eve English Dance
The 2017 Gala New Year's Eve English dance will be held at St. Mark's on the Hill in Pikesville, MD. Reception at 6:30, Potluck Supper at 7:30. Dance from 8:30PM to 12:30 AM. Tickets at the door.
 
Sunday, December 31 2017 
English Country Dance
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance (Special event)
Potluck and dancing from 6:30 pm to 12:30 am
Ann Fallon and Tom Spilsbury, callers
Music by Elegant Echoes: Becky Ross, fiddle; Colleen Reed, flute; Liz Donaldson, piano
Visit http://www.bfms.org/nyeGala.php for details and to register
 
Wednesday, December 27 2017 
Terpsichore's Holiday

Intergenerational program of traditional dance, music and more. https://www.danceholiday.net


 
Wednesday, December 27 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Tuesday, December 26 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Monday, December 25 2017 
English Country Dance
CHRISTMAS: NO DANCE
 
Wednesday, December 20 2017 
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).
RSVP hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Wednesday, December 20 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Devine Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, December 18 2017 
English Country Dance
April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, December 16 2017 
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 13 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
 
Monday, December 11 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Sunday, December 10 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Celebrate the coming of the Winter Soltice with us whether this is the first time you will come, you have been a regular, or a long while has passed since you came over.
 
Sunday, December 10 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
For more information: www.dancesofuniversalpeacena.org and click on the sub-heading "Videos" or call Peggy at 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble
Destination Baltimore celebrates the Baltimore's multicultural history and includes some of the best Americana musicians in the country, including Grammy winning Mark Schatz, multi-instrumentalist Danny Knicely, Baltimore's own legendary fiddler Jon Glik, Gina Clowes, and Footworks' founding director Eileen Carson on lead vocals. http://www.footworks.org/programs. Tickets are only $10.
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Perry Shafran calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - percussion
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, December 06 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Anne Lutun calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).


 
Monday, December 04 2017 
The Winter Jubilee
Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes, Emily Mann and Hasee Ciacco, which celebrates the winter holidays Appalachian-style. $15-$20 suggested donation. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD) http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
 
Monday, December 04 2017 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Friday, December 01 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time Music from Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes, Hasee Ciacco, Emily Mann with Susan Taylor calling. Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! https://www.facebook.com/baltimoresquaredance/
 
Wednesday, November 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Tuesday, November 28 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Monday, November 27 2017 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Friday, November 24 2017 
Thanksgiving Concert
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement, Rachel Eddy and Charm City Junction in a concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music
The Stony Run Friends Meeting House
5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-24.html


 
Wednesday, November 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Monday, November 20 2017 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Saturday, November 18 2017 
Gentle English Dance
The Caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Marty Taylor on concertina and recorders, and Janina O'Brien on piano.
 
Wednesday, November 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, November 13 2017 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Denise Lair calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
Family Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, November 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, November 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Bob Farrall calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Sunday, November 05 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-484-3246
 
Sunday, November 05 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Thursday, November 02 2017 
Keith Murphy & Maeve Gilchrist
Celtic duo from New England featuring guitar, harp, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals. Bring an instrument, friends, food, drink. $15-$20 suggested donation. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, November 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Melissa Chatham calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute, alto sax), Donna Boylan (piano), and Adam Lee (guitar).


 
Tuesday, October 31 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner -- HALLOWEEN JAM!!
 
Monday, October 30 2017 
English Country Dance

Halloween dance! Come dressed as your favorite dance, and we'll call it for you! Please submit your costume to me in advance for program purposes.

Sharon McKinley calls the figures to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, October 29 2017 
Musical Gifts to honor the Ancestors
Admission is free, there is a donation jar. Public, all invited. Young people welcome.

https://www.facebook.com/events/273840226465117/
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
FreeFall Baltimore
This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering one Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evening absolutely FREE. Perry Shafran calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). This is a Free Fall Baltimore event - Admission is free for this dance.
 
Tuesday, October 24 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Monday, October 23 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, October 21 2017 
Autumn Assembly English Ball
The Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer.
Music bt Elke Baker, Ralph Gordon, Marty Taylor and Dave Wiesler.
Ticket Sales are open.
 
Friday, October 20 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
The Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). Live Old-Time Music from the Corn Potato Stringband with Lindsay McCaw calling. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! Doors at 7:30. BYOB
 
Wednesday, October 18 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to the Contra Rebels - Barb Schmidt (fiddle), Todd Clewell (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Tuesday, October 17 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
After missing the previous jam, my father Ken Kolodner is back in town to lead the jam with me this week! lcome to join the jam or simply come to listen, eat, drink and soak in the scene.
 
Monday, October 16 2017 
English Country Dance
April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly Joe Klausner - Fiddle and Mandolin -
Mary Flora - Flute and Sax and all maner of pennywhistles -
Donna Boylan - Piano and Accordion - Adam Lee - Guitar -

There is a workshop that begins at 7:30 and dance begins at 8:00 For more information Check out our website at bfms.org or email Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
The dance is held at St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, October 11 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).

 
Monday, October 09 2017 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (winds and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Sunday, October 08 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. Come with or without experience and partners. Donation requested, $5 suggested. Bring potluck snacks if you wish. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, October 07 2017 
Cindy Kallet and Grey Larsen
Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204. Session to follow (bring instruments). RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net.
 
Saturday, October 07 2017 
Tune Workshop: Grey Larsen
Suggested donation $20. RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net
 
Thursday, October 05 2017 
The Old-Time Snake Milker
This quintet is sure to put on a high-energy and hilariously entertaining show featuring foot-stomping Old-Time tunes and Hillbilly swing numbers. There will most definitely be a big Old-Time jam afterwards with some possible living room square dancing! Bring an instrument, friends, food, drink. $15-$20 suggested donation
 
Wednesday, October 04 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, October 02 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Sunday, October 01 2017 
BFMS Music and Dance Fest
At Patterson Park near the Pagoda! 12-6 PM
Bring a picnic or buy tasty food from the vendors. This event we will feature Cajun, Swing, Old-timey Music, Steel Drum, Irish and much, much more! In addition we will have Charm City Rapper Sword Dance, as well as other dancing. There is still space for more crafts and non-profits. This event is in honor of International Music Day. For more information or to join a wonderful volunteer team, please contact: specialevents@bfms.org.
 
Saturday, September 30 2017 
SINg!
A group of friends and neighbors who enjoy working on vocal harmonies for fun. All ages all abilities. No music to read. Free! Call 410-465-1914 for more information. No RSVP necessary (though always helpful).
 
Wednesday, September 27 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emma Gorin calls to The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Tuesday, September 26 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Monday, September 25 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein(clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, September 23 2017 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Sharon McKinley. The musicians will be Carl Friedman, violin, Brian Cardell, recorders and flute, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
 
Wednesday, September 20 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
New Caller Night! A variety of promising new callers will call to Taylor among the Devils- Steve Hickman (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina).
 
Monday, September 18 2017 
English Country Dance
Brook Friendly (all the way from Ashland, Oregon) will be the caller; music provided by Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (other things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Saturday, September 16 2017 
Cajun and Zydeco Dance Evening with Nutalusa
At Carroll Baldwin Hall (9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, MD 20763). 6 - 7 pm: Dance lesson for everyone. 7 - 10 pm: Open dance. Suggested donation: $5-10 at the door. For more information see the Event Brite listing
 
Wednesday, September 13 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Kim Forry calls to Jakob Raitzyk and Rebekah Geller in a special night of twin fiddles, mandolin, foot percussion, and a whole lot of energy! New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.


 
Monday, September 11 2017 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Sunday, September 10 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Potluck snacks to follow. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Donation requested, $5 suggested. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914.

 
Saturday, September 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake Carl Friedman (Fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina),Ralph Barthine (guitar), Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Thursday, September 07 2017 
Bill and the Belles
Bill and the Belles is a celebration of the diversity country music once represented. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com. Feel free to bring food and drink to share.
Doors at 7pm, Concert 7:30-9:30pm
$15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, September 06 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano, bodhran, and whistle).
 
Monday, September 04 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Diane Schmit calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Monday, September 04 2017 
Ken & Brad's 1st Annual Lawnbuster Party
Whether you play Bluegrass, Old-Time, Irish, Americana, Folk - all are welcome.
Please bring food and drink to share! Weather permitting. Call Ken at 410-746-8387 with questions.
 
Sunday, September 03 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-484-3246
 
Friday, September 01 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Baltimore Square Dance in Hampden at the Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). Live Old-Time music from Todd Clewell & Barb Schmid. Calling from Kim Forrey. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! Doors at 7:30, dance from 8-11pm. BYOB.
 
Wednesday, August 30 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Abel calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Henry Koretsky (guitar) and Bruce Campbell (bass).
This event is FREE for BFMS members! Not a member? Join at the gate and dance for free!
 
Monday, August 28 2017 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Sunday, August 27 2017 
House Concert: Rachael Kilgour
Hampden, 21211
Open to all with a suggested donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/1397839043603448. Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com to RSVP!
 
Wednesday, August 23 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to the Boneshakers- Joe DeZarn (fiddle) Paul Hammerton (guitar), Gina Faber (mandolin), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Tuesday, August 22 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Monday, August 21 2017 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Barbara Gorin (other strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 16 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Melissa Chatham calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).


 
Monday, August 14 2017 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Saturday, August 12 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Coalhouse, Andrew Marcus (accordion) Abraham Joyner-Meyers (fiddle, guitar) Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller playing (percussion, winds).

A new dancers workshop takes place around 7:30. The dance starts at 8pm with a short break around 9:30pm. Bring a snack and bring a friend.

for more informaiton go to bfms.org

 
Wednesday, August 09 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Janine Smith calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30.


 
Monday, August 07 2017 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Hilton Baxter calls to the music of Tina Chancey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, August 06 2017 
Singing for Everyone

Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one. Call for directions: 410-337-3701


 
Wednesday, August 02 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, July 31 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls the figures to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion). New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Monday, July 24 2017 
English Country Dance

April Blum calls to the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Friday, July 21 2017 
Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin & John Blake House Concert
Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and LJ Palmer (bodhran and cajon).
 
Monday, July 17 2017 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Woody Lane calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation on 7:30 PM.
 
Monday, July 10 2017 
The Ladles Concert
Based in Boston, THE LADLES have three part female vocal harmony perfected... but their sound is more than that. $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share! http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
 
Monday, July 10 2017 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Tina Chancey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins House Concert
Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net
 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
April Blum calls to Zeke's Fancy all the way from Southeastern Ohio
Featuring: Zeke Hutchison (mandolin), Mark Barsamian (fiddle), Paul Brown, (banjo), Dave Borowski (guitar), & Nick Weiland (bass).
Bring a snack & Bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, July 05 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).


 
Monday, July 03 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Bob Farrall calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Carl Friedman (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute and concertina)


 
Sunday, July 02 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-466-2283
 
Saturday, July 01 2017 
Ken & Brad
Ken & Brad Kolodner with Alex Lacquement & Rachel Eddy with special guest The Brother Brothers
http://www.kenkolodner.com/backyard-concert---ken--brad-quartet--the-brother-brothers---july-1.html
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Circlesinging
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. 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
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and ocarina). New dancer workshop at 7:30.
 
Monday, June 26 2017 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to the music of our very own Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, June 21 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to I-97: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar).
 
Monday, June 19 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Barbara Gorin (strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Friday, June 16 2017 
Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Register now through Sunday, May 20 for low $99/person rate; price will increase after that but remains affordable!
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting. June 16-18 from $89 per person. Info & online registration at www.bfms.org/catoctin.php Ticket sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 14 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Greg Frock calls to Broadwater: Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, hammered dulcimer, steel drums, recorder), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed VandenBosche (cello, recorder). New dancer workshop at 7:30.


 
Monday, June 12 2017 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, June 11 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. Come with or without experience or partners.
Donation requested, $5 suggested.
Bring potluck snacks if you wish.
If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers to be comfortable.
Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. Thank you.
The next Dance will be in September.
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
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
 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE

June 10 & 11, 10 AM to 4 PM. BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. This year this event will feature the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices presentation of early African American work songs, rhythms, shouts, and stories at 1:30 and 3:00 each day. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help demonstrate and bring in beginners. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com


 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants Band
Featuring: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer,(piano) David Kaynor (fiddle)
Workshop begins at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
House Concert by Cillian Vallely and David Doocey

Cillian Valley is a master of the uilleann pipes, having recorded on over 60 albums
and performed with acts as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Riverdance,
Mary Chapin-Carpenter, and Tim O'Brien. He tours with the Irish super-group Lunasa.
David Doocey is an all-Ireland medal winner on both fiddle and concertina and
has performed and recorded with Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon and Allison Brown. Suggested donation $20
8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8838 or hcferguson@comcast.net


 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Monday, June 05 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Sunday, June 04 2017 
John Roberts House Concert

Longview Cottage House Concerts
$15-20 at the door. Followed by a potluck supper

Reservations necessary; space is limited. Reserve at svob@comcast.net.

Also sign up for potluck. http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SNZO3973

Type in Svoboda, password Roberts.

http://johnrobertsmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCs_H2_f6ps


 
Sunday, June 04 2017 
House Concert: Kipyn Martin with David Glaser

Kipyn Martin is an indie folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls,
coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. 2017 finds
Kipyn touring to promote her new album "Dance Across the Sky" and
traveling to perform "Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez
and Joni Mitchell" with duo partner Allison Shapira. Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com for the address or more information!
 
Saturday, June 03 2017 
Norwegian Potluck & Dance

potluck 6:30, dancing 8pm
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle. http://MAND.fanitull.org


 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado House Concert

Bluegrass that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Most shows fill up so don’t hesitate reserve a spot. Feel free to bring food and drink to share. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD). $15-$20 suggested donation


 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, May 29 2017 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Saturday, May 27 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Ann Fallon, musicians, Emily Aubrey, violin, David Crandall,
flute and saxophone, Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
Circlesinging
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. 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
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ridge Kennedy calls to The Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, May 23 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, May 22 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, May 21 2017 
Concert - Tom Lewis

On-Line ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 17th
Tom Lewis - with opening act Lulu's Fate
At Lovely Lane Church. Doors open at 6:15, Concert starts at 7 PM. Advance Sale tickets available now.
If you like songs and stories of the sea, new and old, you'll certainly enjoy Tom's singing and his stories.
Help BFMS revive its once robust concert series, please spread the word and vote with your feet by joining us for a fabulous evening of great fun!


 
Wednesday, May 17 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).
 
Monday, May 15 2017 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon will be the caller; music provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
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 to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. 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. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix
Featuring: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
Family Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Friday, May 12 2017 
SINg!

Once a month a group of friends and neighbors enjoy working on vocal harmonies for fun. We hear and feel our voices open up and soar out loud; Soothing us as they blend into a sometimes delicious mix.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City 21043
All ages all abilities.No music to read. Free!
Bring friend(s) and young people (with adult).
Call Stuart 410-465-1914 for more information. No RSVP necessary (though always helpful).



 
Thursday, May 11 2017 
House Concert: Celtic Music with Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
Fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, and intricate and percussive stepdancing style. In Hampden, 21211. Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com for the address or more information.
 
Wednesday, May 10 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, May 08 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Sunday, May 07 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-466-2283.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Wednesday, May 03 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Waverly Station: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, May 01 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Friday, April 28 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance

Square Dance at the Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). Live Old-Time music and live dance calling. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! Doors at 7:30pm, dance from 8-11pm. BYOB. More info on our Facebook page HERE


 
Friday, April 28 2017 
Dean Stevens House Concert
Longview Cottage House Concerts, here in Catonsville. I am so excited. The songs that he has written are among my favorite songs ever, for their beautiful tunes, but especially for their deep complexity of feeling, elegant wordsmithing, and their heart. http://www.deanstevens.com/dean3b.html

RSVPBarbara svob@comcast.net


 
Wednesday, April 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Paul Boyd (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, April 25 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, April 24 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, April 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to The Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, April 17 2017 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch will be the caller; music provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Thursday, April 13 2017 
Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill
Join us for a night of live acoustic music, food, drinks, and friends both new and old. Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill are two of the brightest young stars in Celtic music. Paul is a widely renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontman of the Paul McKenna Band, a Scottish traditional/folk music supergroup. Andrew is an incredibly versatile and inventive fiddler steeped in Irish music who also excels in Old-Time, Bluegrass, Jazz and Classical music. They'll present a lively and soulful set of original and traditional Celtic-inspired tunes and songs. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Feel free to bring food and drink to share. $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, April 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
No Dance on Easter Week!
 
Monday, April 10 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Tina Chancey (strings), Paul Oorts (other things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, April 09 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
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 (google maps seems reliable).
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard
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. From the beginning of human time, we have circled together in song and movement; join this ancient tradition as we bring sacred phrases from around the world into our Circle and build community as we touch the earth and the sky and our inner space. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy
Featuring: John Devine (Guitar) Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing together.
$4 for members, $6 for non-members, children under age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Friday, April 07 2017 
Hampden House Concert: Rj Cowdery

Rj Cowdery plays a clean guitar, flat picking or strumming, stringing chords together to develop melodies built like a proverbial brick house and pours over it all with a voice like butter. Her lyrics are sincere and plainspoken, inviting you to lean in hard
and come out the other side changed. She has solidified her place in
the world of performing singer-songwriters, garnering accolades at
Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Rocky Mountain Folk
Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. More at https://www.rjcowdery.com/
For reservations or more information, contact Becca Derry at
awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com. Open to all, but RSVPs are required.


 
Friday, April 07 2017 
SINg!

Once a month a group of friends and neighbors enjoy working on vocal harmonies for fun. We hear and feel our voices open up and soar out loud; Soothing us as they blend into a sometimes delicious mix. We will teach the parts to simple songs. All ages all abilities. No music to read. Free! One half mile from Historic Main St. Ellicott City (wheel-chair accessible). Text or call for address 410-961-1607


 
Wednesday, April 05 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light Band - Come celebrate Greg's 25th anniversary of calling!
 
Monday, April 03 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Saturday, April 01 2017 
Contra and Square Dance Party
You're invited to an afternoon of dancing to celebrate the dance community of Baltimore and beyond (Washington, Philadelphia, etc.). Susan Taylor calls to the music of Steve Hickman, Marty Taylor and Jonathan Jensen. First half will be English Country and the second half Contras. All dances taught. St. Mark's on the Hill Parish Hall, 1620 Reisterstown Rd.; 21208. 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM FREE admission. For more information contact Barbara Morrison at barb558 AT hotmail.com.
 
Friday, March 31 2017 
Longview Cottage House Concerts
Elise Witt, of Atlanta, who is an incredible song leader, songwriter, and singer, will team up with Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon in a trio called "Natural Rhythms", for a concert here. That will be preceded by a singing workshop at 2:30, and then a potluck at 6:00. Workshop $25-85 (please be affordable and generous). Concert $15-20 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net.

 
Wednesday, March 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Dance du Jour: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, March 28 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, March 27 2017 
English Country Dance
Andrea Nettleton of Atlanta calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, March 25 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Bob Farrall, musicians, Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Wednesday, March 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy: Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Joe Langley (guitar).
 
Monday, March 20 2017 
English Country Dance

April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Saturday, March 18 2017 
Steppin' At the Junction
8:30 PM - Baltimore-based acoustic roots band Charm City Junction joins forces with the legendary Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble to bring you "Steppin' at the Junction," an evening of the very best in Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass-inspired music and dance.
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
 
Wednesday, March 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute) and Charlie Pilzer (Piano).


 
Wednesday, March 15 2017 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations.
As an added enticement to attend this meeting, all BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. That's right -- FREE! You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer, however!
 
Monday, March 13 2017 
English Country Dance
MARCH 13 DANCE CANCELLED! STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE! See you next week!
Carl Friedman
calls the figures to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Sunday, March 12 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace mostly on second Sunday 3 - 5 PM. 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 to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. 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. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, March 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Hilton Baxter, calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, March 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar). New Dancer Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, March 07 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, March 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor, (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Sunday, March 05 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Singing for Everyone on March 5th
We will gather for Singing for Everyone on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (Mt. Washington area), call for directions: 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Friday, March 03 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time music from Backstep Cindy and live dance calling from TBD
 
Wednesday, March 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, February 28 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, February 27 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Silver Maple: Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, February 22 2017 
CircleSinging
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.
 
Wednesday, February 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Elke Baker (Fiddle) and Paul Oortz (mandolin, guitar, banjo). New Dancer Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, February 21 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, February 20 2017 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, February 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emma Gorin calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, February 13 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, February 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Organic Family Band
Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, February 11 2017 
Waltz Flashmob at Penn Station Baltimore
5 to 6 PM. See details at www.bfms.org
 
Friday, February 10 2017 
Hampden House Concert: The Brother Brothers
Twin brothers Adam and David Moss play songs feature rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo. Their songs feature compelling writing and imaginative arrangements. Both individually and together, the Brothers have supported Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jarosz, Anais Mitchell, and Ana Egge. More at http://www.thebrotherbrothersmusic.com/

About our series: We hold monthly concerts in our private residence in Baltimore. They are open to all, but RSVPs are required. For reservations or more information, contact Becca Derry at awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com.
 
Wednesday, February 08 2017 
House Concerts at Brad's: Pete's Posse
Featuring Pete Sutherland on fiddle and banjo, Oliver Scanlon on fiddle and mandolin, and Tristan Henderson on guitar and foot percussion, this trio is an acoustic music powerhouse playing Old-Time, Celtic, and French-Canadian tunes and songs!

Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
 
Wednesday, February 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, February 07 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, February 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

** It's time for our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt; pineapple and festive decorations will be featured!! **

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson, (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, February 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar.
 
Monday, January 30 2017 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, January 28 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to music by Carl Friedman, violin, Brian Cardell, recorders and flute, Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, January 25 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Tuesday, January 24 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Old Time Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House (901 W. 36th St.)
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner
 
Tuesday, January 24 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, January 23 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Friday, January 20 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time music from Graham DeZarn & Friends and live dance calling from Brad Baughman.
 
Wednesday, January 18 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretsky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 16 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Saturday, January 14 2017 
2017 Mid Winter Ball
I heard it through the Grapevine. Luke Donforth calls to the Free Raisins. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Saturday, January 14 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
MIDWINTER BALL!!!!!
There is no dance at St Marks on the Hill
More information under Special Events: Midwinter Ball.
 
Wednesday, January 11 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Stephanie Marie Voncannon calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Tuesday, January 10 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
*The inaugural* Old Time Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House (901 W. 36th St.)
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner
 
Monday, January 09 2017 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Monday, January 09 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, January 04 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and sax), and Liz Donaldson (Piano).
 
Monday, January 02 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor, (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Saturday, December 31 2016 
Gala New Year Eve English Country Dance
Join us for the Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance at St Mark's on the Hill. Tickets are on sale now. Registration Required.
 
Wednesday, December 28 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Tom Hinds calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, December 27 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, December 26 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, December 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December
 
Wednesday, December 21 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to the Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, December 19 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall(winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 14 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band. The BOB is composed of local musicians, many of whom play in contra dance bands, who get together and play for their local dance community. They play great tunes; come out and dance to their music!
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, December 12 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings and things), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more things)
 
Saturday, December 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to Contranella

Featuring: Megan Wobus Beller on (Fiddle), John Wobus on (Piano) and Charley Beller on (Percussion, Mandolin, and Banjo)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, December 10 2016 
Family Dance

Rebecca Denison calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, December 07 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kathy Anderson calls to the Tater Patch Kids: Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Brad Kolodner (banjo), Luke Chohany (guitar), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
 
Monday, December 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson, (flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano and accordion)


 
Wednesday, November 30 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Contra Rebels Trio: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Monday, November 28 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, November 27 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November.
 
Wednesday, November 23 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, November 22 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, November 21 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the music of Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Jeff Steinberg (violin), and Janina O’Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, November 19 2016 
Gentle English Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Mary Taylor, David Crandall and Francie Krasowska.
 
Wednesday, November 16 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).
 
Monday, November 14 2016 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Dave Crandall(winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano and accordion)


 
Saturday, November 12 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Frequent Flyers featuring Laura Light (Fiddle) and Anita Anderson (from Seattle) (Piano) and Julia Weatherford (Fiddle and Cello)
 
Saturday, November 12 2016 
Family Dance

Susan Taylor calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, November 09 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to the New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle, accordion) Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, November 07 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson, flute and concertina, and Janina O’Brien, piano


 
Wednesday, November 02 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Dance All Night: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Monday, October 31 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Barbara Gorin (strings), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
Come dressed as your favorite dance!
 
Wednesday, October 26 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Chestnut Night!*
Various Callers call to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
*Chestnuts are the gems of the contra dance repertoire. Many date back to the 1700's, but some modern classics ("United we Dance") were written after 2001. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, October 25 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, October 24 2016 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls to the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Sunday, October 23 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, October 22 2016 
House Concert at Max Gallery
House Concert at Max Gallery - fiddle, guitar and vocals
4 to 6 P.M. Admission $10.00
126 North Madeira Street in Butcher's Hill Baltimore MD 21231
 
Wednesday, October 19 2016 
Free Contra Dance

This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering two Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evenings absolutely FREE.Join us for an evening of participatory American square & contra dance, accompanied by live music. No experience or partner needed – all dances are taught! Family-friendly event – we have dancers of all ages! Lesson offered at 7:30 pm, but feel free to join in at any time during the evening!


 
Wednesday, October 19 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Wombat Crossing: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Monday, October 17 2016 
English Country Dance

Mike Franch calls to the music of Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Liz Donaldson (piano, accordion)


 
Saturday, October 15 2016 
2016 Autumn Assembly Ball
Come dressed in your finest for the BFMS Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Wednesday, October 12 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 10 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Trio con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings and things), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, October 09 2016 
Cromwell Valley Park Fall Festival
BFMS will participate in the annual Fall Festival at Cromwell Valley Park On October 9 from 12-4. This is a great festival for the entire family, with music, activities, yummy food, and crafts for sale!
BFMS will once again have a singing circle and a great old time jam. This year the 4th at 4 Storyfolk will also sponsor a Liars Contest.
Bring your best Lie ( Tall Tale) and compete to win the Golden Shovel. There will be a Senior Division and a Junior Division for 18 and under.
The Festival is on the Willow Grove section of the park, which is the SECOND park entrance off Cromwell Bridge Road.
We are also seeking volunteers to man the BFMS flier/information tableFree admission to festival, However, a $5 parking donation per vehicle is requested to support this wonderful park. For more information or to volunteer to help: specialevents@bfms.org
or 410-321-8419.
 
Saturday, October 08 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Some Assembly featuring: Joe Klausner (fiddle,mandlin,banjo),Mary Corletta Flora (flute & saxaphone), Donna Boylan (piano),and Iain Sturrock (percussion,guitar) Adam Lee on (guitar)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, October 08 2016 
Family Dance

Susan Taylor calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, October 05 2016 
Free Contra Dance

This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering two Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evenings absolutely FREE. Join us for an evening of participatory American square & contra dance, accompanied by live music. No experience or partner needed – all dances are taught! Family-friendly event – we have dancers of all ages! Lesson offered at 7:30 pm, but feel free to join in at any time during the evening!


 
Wednesday, October 05 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to I-97: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Monday, October 03 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor, accordion, and Janina O’Brien, piano


 
Wednesday, September 28 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Rhapsody: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Full time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 26 2016 
English Country Dance

April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)


 
Sunday, September 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, September 24 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The Caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Marty Taylor on recorder and concertina,
Brian Cardell on recorder and flute, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
 
Wednesday, September 21 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
Full time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 19 2016 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Thursday, September 15 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, September 14 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor & Janine Smith call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Full-time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 12 2016 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Saturday, September 10 2016 
Cajun and Zydeco Dance Evening with Nutalusa
Nutalusa (pronounced nut-a-loose-ah) is a Columbia, MD-based band with an energizing and heart-warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun and Zydeco style dance music. At Carroll Baldwin Hall (9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, MD 20763). 7 - 8 pm: Dance lesson for everyone. 8 - 11 pm: Open dance. Suggested donation: $5-10 at the door.
 
Saturday, September 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to Black Oranges:
Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Dan Riggs playing (percussion).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, September 07 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar, percussion).
Full-time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 31 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
 
Monday, August 29 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano, accordion)
 
Sunday, August 28 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, August 24 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, August 22 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Thursday, August 18 2016 
CANCELLED -- BFMS Open Sing
CANCELLED -- This month's Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville is cancelled. Check back next month for more information.
 
Wednesday, August 17 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Broadwater: Ed Vandenbosche (cello), Hannah Broadwater (piano), Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, recorder, viola, steel drums).
This is a free dance for BFMS members! (Not a member? Join or renew online or at the dance!)
 
Monday, August 15 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Barbara Gorin (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Saturday, August 13 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance

Caroline Barnes, calls to Ricochet:
Featuring Rya Martin (piano), Walter Hojka (fiddle) and Brian Hamshar (clarinet).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, August 10 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Unbowed: Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 08 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Friday, August 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 03 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax) and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Monday, August 01 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Wednesday, July 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 25 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Barbara Gorin (strings), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, July 24 2016 
FURNACE MOUNTAIN and KEN & BRAD KOLODNER with RACHEL EDDY and ALEX LACQUEMENT IN CONCERT
Join us for an outdoor summer evening of old-time and original music on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer and gourd banjo, banjola, five fiddles, mandolin, mbira, guitar, cittern and vocals. Furnace Mountain features Danny Knicely, Morgan Morrison, Aimee Curl and Fiddlin' Dave.
 
Sunday, July 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Thursday, July 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, July 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, July 18 2016 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls to the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, July 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to the Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Ross Harris (sax, guitar), Ness-Smith Savedoff (percussion), and Michael Friedman (piano, feet). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 11 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Saturday, July 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman: fiddle, Corey Walters: Flute & Mandolin, Michael Friedman: Piano & foot percussion & Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
Picnic before the Dance starting at 6:00 PM
Bring something to eat and share if you wish.
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm and the dance begins at 8:00.
Bring a snack to share at break & bring a friend.
Check out their music Jonah, Ross, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEyTKvC0m_Q Jonah, Corey, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOocSzIoJvQ
 
Wednesday, July 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, July 04 2016 
English Country Dance
NO DANCE! Enjoy the fireworks!
 
Wednesday, June 29 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, June 27 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, June 26 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, June 22 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldsion (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 20 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Friday, June 17 2016 
31st Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2016
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person.
 
Thursday, June 16 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, June 15 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, June 13 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, June 11 2016 
Early American Song and Dance
This coming weekend BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. June 11 & 12, 2016 - 10 AM to 4 PM. The dancing schedule for demonstration will be flexible this year so check with Steve Bilanow if you are interested in knowing more about tentative times. Our knowledgeable and talented local musicians Steve Hickman and Marty Taylor will lead the music for dancing, and talk about the history of American music and dances. Dances will be called by Thomas Spilsbury on Saturday and by Sharon McKinley on Sunday. Experienced dancer are welcome to help demonstrate the dances and bring in beginners. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. If you have questions about the program you may contact Steve at: sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com
 
Saturday, June 11 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sue Gola calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8:00. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, June 08 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Dugan Murphy calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 06 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, June 01 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Jacqui Ann Grennan calls to Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Liz Donaldson (guitar).
 
Monday, May 30 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, May 28 2016 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras.
Featuring: George Marshall - (bodhran, concertina), Ron Grosslein - (fiddle, mandolin),Tim Van Egmond - (hammered dulcimer,)Timm Triplett - (piano)
David Cantieni - (flute, whistles, bombard)
With calling by George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving.
The dance will be held at the Church of the Reedemer - 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
The dance starts at 7:30 PM.

Purchase your tickets on-line or at the door.
Bring a snack to share at break.
If you have any questions contact Sara Glik at
satdance@bfms.org
 
Wednesday, May 25 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Rambling House: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanaugh (banjo), and Marc Glickman (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 23 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, May 22 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Friday, May 20 2016 
Full Flower Moon and Night Hike and Campfire Sing
Take a moonlit stroll led by a wonderful CVP naturalist and then gather around a campfire. BFMS member and excellent song leader Larry Smith will be leading us in a song circle. But wait - there’s more! You can toast marshmallows too! Please bring your instruments, and, when it's your turn, be ready to request a song, teach a song, lead a song, perform a song, or pass! Please contact Larry for more information (larry@onourway.us). Please meet at the Willow Grove Nature Center. This is the second entrance to the park. For reservations or more information, please contact Susan Dorsey info@cromwellvalleypark.org or 410- 887-2503. The fee for this event is $5. All ages 5+ http://www.cromwellvalleypark.org/
 
Thursday, May 19 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, May 18 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Jeremy Child calls to Ladies in the Parlor.
 
Monday, May 16 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Becky Ross (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
House Concert with Charlie Zahm
At the home of Wendy Rambo Shuford, suggested donation: $15.00. Doors open at 7:30 PM
for directions and reservations: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance

Jeremy Child calls to MetroGnomes: McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle, mandolin), Bob Garber (clarinet), and Mark Vidor (piano).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.


 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
Family Dance
Jeremy Child calls to Megan Beller & the Charles Street Fiddlers.
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Wednesday, May 11 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 09 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, May 08 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, May 07 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Ann Fallon.
The musicians will be Emily Aubrey, violin, Marty Taylor, concertina and recorders, and Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Wednesday, May 04 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Dalsemer calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, May 02 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Epstein (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Dance is cancelled due to unavailability of the hall.
 
Monday, April 25 2016 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Barbara Gorin (violin, cello), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, April 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Thursday, April 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, April 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, April 18 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), and Keith Gillis (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, April 11 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 10 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, April 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Kim Forry calls to The Rythmajigs: Jack Maus (Keyboards), Walter Hojka (Fiddle) and percussive feet, Patti Reum (Wind Instruments) From Charlottesville VA.
BFMS presents 2nd Saturday contra and square dancing. The evening starts with Potluck from 6:30-7:30 Introduction to contra dancing from 7:35 to 7:55; dance from 8 to 11 pm. Beginners, singles, couples and families welcome. No experience or partner necessary. 1620 Reisterstown Rd, 21208. $9 Members, $13 Non-members. Under 21 full-time students with ID $4 members, $6 Non-members. For more Info: Sara Glik 410 292 8681 or satdance@ bfms.org or BFMS hotline 888-646-BFMS.
 
Saturday, April 09 2016 
Family Dance
Kim Forry calls to Megan Beller & the Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!!
 
Wednesday, April 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (mandolin, guitar, accordion).
 
Monday, April 04 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano
 
Saturday, April 02 2016 
English Country Birthday dance for Eileen and Mike Franch
Join us for an English Country dance at St Marks on the Hill to celebrate the 75th birthdays of Eileen and Mike Franch - which both occur in 2016. We plan to have a break from 9:30 to 10:00, for cake and socializing. Those of our friends who don't do English Country dancing may want to stop by during the break, though you're also welcome to come and watch for all or part of the evening. We will have various callers, and the Geud Band of Baltimore, which Eileen leads, will play for the dance. Please don't bring presents; your presence will be present enough. Free Admission! Download our Birthday Dance Flier. Hope to see you there! Eileen and Mike
 
Friday, April 01 2016 
Baltimore Square Dance
Doors open at 7:30pm, dance from 8-11pm
The Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th St.)! Live Old-Time music from Ken & Brad Kolodner and Janine Smith calling! As always, no experience or partner is necessary. It's a great way to meet people and hang out with friends. BYOB! Cost: $10/$7 student
https://www.facebook.com/events/988214301269905/
 
Friday, April 01 2016 
Story Slam
8 PM, Asbury House, Baltimore.
April Fools is a day of tricks, big laughs, and unexpected surprises! Come celebrate this humorous day by gathering with MVPUMC, to hear some young and seasoned storytellers share their stories of foolish times and maybe you will be FOOLED. 4th at 4 members Matthew-Daniel Stremba and Debe Stagmer are 2 of the 7 featured tellers. Add a great event to your April Fools celebration this year!
 
Wednesday, March 30 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).
 
Monday, March 28 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, March 27 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We will not meet on March 27th because of the Easter Holiday
 
Wednesday, March 23 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
No dance. Hall not available during week of Easter.
 
Monday, March 21 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Friday, March 18 2016 
Charm City Junction and Bruce Molskys Mountain Drifters
Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$27. 410-404-9270.
 
Thursday, March 17 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, March 16 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar).
 
Tuesday, March 15 2016 
Alan Kelly Gang House Concert
7:30 PM Suggested donation $20. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. RSVP to hcferguson@comcast.net 410 494-8839 or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/639640906173694/.
 
Monday, March 14 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, March 13 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Donna Hunt calls to the New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle and accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Tonight we have are Annual Members Meeting Starting at 7:00. If you are a current BFMS member arrive before 7:15 and get in to the dance free.
Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
2016 Annual State of the Society Meeting
Come to the BFMS State of the Society Annual Meeting. Hear about what BFMS has been up to. Talk to the BFMS Board of Directores. Help decide on the new Board members. Current BFMS members who arrive before 7:15 PM get into the Second Saturday dance FREE!
Then Dance to New Hip Trio with Donna Hunt calling.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
Family Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:00 Come and join in some good food and conversation!.
We have a members meeting starting at 7:00 so regret the potluck will be cut short.

 
Wednesday, March 09 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
David Giusti calls to Gnutones - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Young (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 07 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, March 06 2016 
Singing for Everyone
We will gather for Singing for Everyone on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Saturday, March 05 2016 
Rose Flanagan, Laura Byrne & Pat Egan House Concert
7:30 PM - Suggested donation $20. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. RSVP to hcferguson@comcast.net 410 494-8839 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/146235379090839/ .
 
Saturday, March 05 2016 
Gentle English Dance
Caller : Sharon McKinley.
Music by : Carl Friedman, violin, Robin Wilson, concertina and flute, and Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, March 02 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, February 29 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin) Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, February 28 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, February 24 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ted Hodapp calls to Northern Aire - Patrick O'Laughlin (banjo, concertina), Tim Reese (fiddle), and Bob Wasler (piano, accordion, guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 22 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Thursday, February 18 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, February 17 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Chuck Abell calls to New Caldeonia - Laura Light (fiddle), Janet Muse (piano), Bert Carlson (guitar), and Loren Oppenheimer (percussion).
 
Monday, February 15 2016 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER
 
Sunday, February 14 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, February 13 2016 
Valentine Extravaganza
2 PM to 11 PM -Valentine Extravaganza: Sligo Creek Stompers: with Jess Eliot Myhre playing clarinet, washboard, upright bass, vocals, Sarah Foard playing fiddle and vocals. Chris Ousley playing banjo, guitar,upright bass, bodhran and vocals and Adrian Erlinger playing upright bass, guitar
Waltz Dance Workshop with Tony Treston from Waltz Time.
Tom Hinds calling the Challenging Contra Dances.
Ted Hodapp calling the Evening Contra Dance.
For details see www.bfms.org/valentine.php
 
Wednesday, February 10 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 08 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 03 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).
 
Monday, February 01 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (stings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, January 31 2016 
The Swamp Brothers at Awkward Pause House Concerts
About the band: You might have heard Putnam Smith playing contra dances with Sassafras Stomp; now he is back in Baltimore with his new trio! "With lush three-part harmonies and acoustic Americana instrumentation (guitar, banjo, mandolin), this new supergroup of songwriters (Putnam Smith, Steven Bacon, and Nate Spencer) blends lyrical craft with a vintage sound."
 
Saturday, January 30 2016 
2016 MidWinter Ball
Save the date for the 2016 Midwinter Ball at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.
Ticket Sales are OPEN. Special pricing for BFMS members through December 11th.
Caller : Rick Mohr Music by Grand Picnic.
 
Wednesday, January 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar, percussion). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 25 2016 
English Country Dance
The January 25 dance is CANCELLED due to the weather.
Be safe!

 
Sunday, January 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Due to the expected weather conditions the Fourth-at-Four meeting for 1/24 has been cancelled.
If there is enough interest sparked by cabin fever, we could possibly meet on Sunday, January 31 We might meet at Pickersgill or up the street by the lovely fountain inside Kenilworth Mall, just off Charles Street. Otherwise we will see each other on February 28 at Pickersgill.
Please contact storytelling@bfms.org for information on possible rescheduling.
 
Saturday, January 23 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The Gentle English dance scheduled for this Saturday, (1/23) has been canceled due to the expected snow.
 
Friday, January 22 2016 
Charm City Junction and Bruce Molskys Mountain Drifters
Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$27. 410-404-9270.
 
Thursday, January 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, January 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the I-97 - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion) and Tom Rhoads (guitar).
 
Monday, January 18 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 11 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, January 10 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, January 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: DeLaura Padovan
Band: Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor (whistles and concertina), John Devine (guitar) and Steve Hickman (fiddle and harmonica)
 
Wednesday, January 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to David Knight (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano).
 
Monday, January 04 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Wayne Hankin (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, December 30 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), and Keith Gillis (guitar).
 
Monday, December 28 2015 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, December 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December
 
Wednesday, December 23 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Wombat Crossing: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 21 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, December 19 2015 
HELICONS 30th ANNUAL REUNION WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT
The Baltimore-based trio, Helicon, celebrates their 30th reunion appearance in this year's Winter Solstice Concert, at Kraushaar Auditorium (1021 Dulaney Valley Road) at Goucher College, on Saturday, December 19 for two shows: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $32 at the door; $28.00 in advance; $25 for groups of 15+; $23 for groups of 30+; $20 for kids under 14.
 
Thursday, December 17 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, December 16 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Monday, December 14 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, December 13 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin & banjo), Colleen Reed (flute and saxophone) and Keith Gillis (guitar)
Caller: Sue Dupre

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
Norwegian Dance, Concert, & Potluck
Norwegian-style house party. Concert is a brief musical tour of Western Norway. Mesmerizing live music by Vilde Aaslid on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare.
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin & banjo), Colleen Reed (flute and saxophone) and Keith Gillis (guitar)
Caller: Sue Dupre

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Wednesday, December 09 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Clinton Ross calls to Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 07 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Andrea Nettleton calls to Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, sax), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, December 06 2015 
Singing for Everyone
7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Saturday, December 05 2015 
House Concert in Ednor Gardens
8:00 PM - An Evening of Bluegrass, Folk and Humor with Orrin Star.
 
Wednesday, December 02 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Wednesday, December 02 2015 
Circle Singing
NOV and DEC circle sings are combined to one grand sing on DEC 2. This is because of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays happening so close to our regular 4th Wed of the month. See you in Dec!! Stony Run Friends Meeting house 5116 N. Charles St. 7 to 9 PM. CircleSinging is a community oriented, spontaneous, improvisational singing experience, a little bit like a "drum circle" for singers. We take inspiration from methods developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators. A CircleSong leader will create parts on-the-spot, and lead the group in making beautiful, inspired, goofy, or glorious music. Starting with a basic structure, we can variations. Sing beautiful harmonies gain self-confidence, and delight in what we can create together. This is a "mistake-free" zone, for all levels of singers - we sing for the sheer fun of it!
 
Monday, November 30 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Friday, November 27 2015 
Brad & Ken Kolodner with The Charm City Junction
7:00 p.m., Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement and The Charm City Junction in an intimate post-Thanksgiving concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House. 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. $23 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $25 at the door; $10 children under 13.
www.kenkolodner.com
 
Wednesday, November 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, November 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, November 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November. Come join us for Tellabration!
 
Sunday, November 22 2015 
Tellabration!
Baltimore's 20th Annual Tellabration! will held on Sunday, November 22 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings MIlls, MD
 
Thursday, November 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, November 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Mary Wesley calls to Sassafras Stomp: Johanna Davis (fiddle, shruti box, vocals), Adam Nordell (guitar, feet, vocals).
 
Monday, November 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Monday, November 16 2015 
Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenberg House Concert
7 - 9 PM. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. 831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD $15-$20 suggested donation
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Liz Donaldson (piano) Elke Baker (fiddle) and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Caller: Janine Smith

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
Norwegian Dance & Potluck
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Paul Morrissett on the unique Hardanger fiddle. Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome.
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Liz Donaldson (piano), Elke Baker(fiddle) and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Caller: Janine Smith

There is a potluck from 6:30 - 7:30. Come join us for some good food and conversation.
 
Friday, November 13 2015 
House Concert with Charlie Zahm
www.charliezahm.com (doors open at 7:30) suggested donation:$15.00
For reservations and directions: Wendy Rambo Shuford ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Wednesday, November 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, November 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, November 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, November 07 2015 
Bob Franke Houseconcert
Bob's songs are considered classics worldwide, and have been sung and recorded by hundreds of other performers, including John McCutcheon, Lui Collins, Kathy Mattea, Peter Paul & Mary, and many more. "It's his integrity," Tom Paxton has said of him. "I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting." An optional 6 pm potluck with Bob will precede the concert. $20 donation (to the artist). Held at our house in Pikesville MD, RSVP for address and info to Barry Smiler 410-753-2351 or bsmiler@bardon.com. Maximum of 30 people in this intimate unamplified setting so advance purchase reservations strongly suggested.
 
Saturday, November 07 2015 
Native American Flute
Noon to 4 PM
A celebration of the NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE sponsored by members of Maryland and other area flute circles. Events will be in the 1854 Meeting House and the 1902 Stone Chapel U.M.C at the corner of Mays Chapel Road and Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD.
 
Wednesday, November 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Geoff Cubitt calls to King Kontra: Jeffrey Spero (piano), Geoff Cubitt (feet), Vere Foster (fiddle), Peter Smale (guitar, bass, banjo), and Ian Wilson (mandolin, mandola, banjo, accordion).
 
Monday, November 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, November 01 2015 
Singing for Everyone
At the home of Nelson Hyman. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Wednesday, October 28 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE! Janine Smith calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Halloween costume contest - prizes are two tickets to the Mid Winter Ball and to a Saturday dance.
 
Tuesday, October 27 2015 
Scandinavian House Concert
lydia and Andrea perform an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice -- including waltzes, schottises, polskas, and more.
Near Belvedere Square, 7:30 PM $20 BFMS members/$25 nonmembers, sliding scale down to $5. Contact Emily, bayfiddler@gmail.com or 410-433-4419 for reservations.
http://lydia-andrea.com/ for info about the musicians.
 
Monday, October 26 2015 
English Country Dance
Halloween party!!!
Come dressed as your favorite English dance.
Our callers will try to guess your dance and call it.
Bring refreshments to share at the break.
Diane Schmit and friends call to David Crandall (flute, sax), Paul Oorts (accordion, strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, October 25 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, October 24 2015 
Castlebay House Concert
www.castlebay.net - 8:00 PM
Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Members Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane's ethereal soprano and Gosbee's rich baritone interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic.
For reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, October 24 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Bob Farrall; musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), Judy Meyers (piano).
 
Wednesday, October 21 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to Avenue X: Ross Harriss (sax, guitar) and Christopher Jacoby (guitar, mandolin, accordion).
 
Monday, October 19 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, October 18 2015 
Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld House Concert
www.fluteandlute.com - 7:00 PM
Musical colleagues since 1979 and founding members of the Baltimore Consort, their work as a duo is included on the GRAMMY Nominated Indigo Road (Ronn McFarlane); One Morning (Ronn McFarlane & Ayreheart); The Baltimore Consort Live in Concert; and Gut, Wind and Wire (The Baltimore Consort). In concert, they offer a wide variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and original music for flute and lute.
For reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, October 17 2015 
Baltimore Square Dance
8pm, doors at 7:30pm at the Mobtown Ballroom (861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD)
Graham DeZarn & Friends with Janine Smith calling
Cost: $10/$7 student - RSVP on the Facebook Event
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
Patrick Ball House Concert
Celtic Harp & Story - patrickball.com - 7:30 PM
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create "a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance."
for reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
Low Lily House Concert
Americana/Celtic/Old-Time band based in New England featuring some top-notch acoustic musicians. The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle). Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD). $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com to confirm your space.
 
Wednesday, October 14 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE tonight. Peggy Hesley calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 12 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Carl Friedman (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
Alan Reid and Rob van Sante House Concert
Scottish Folk Music reidvansante.com 7:00 PM
Alan Reid was an integral part of the renowned Battlefield Band from 1969 till 2010, touring the world and recording 30+ albums. His pioneering keyboard work and songwriting have long been lauded. He was nominated as composer of the year at the Scots Tradition Awards in 2009 and also contributed to the acclaimed Linn Records series on the complete works of Robert Burns. Rob van Sante is a tasteful and highly respected singer and guitarist with a wealth of experience playing with a variety of prominent English folk and Celtic musicians. Rob and Alan deliver an entertaining programme featuring Alan's songs and Rob's choice songs. Rob's tasteful and driving guitar work (usually in his favoured DADGAD tuning) underpins Alan's piano, accordion and guitar while each complement the other's lead vocals with strong harmonies.
for reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
BFMS40 - Sunday Events
Sunday from 12 to 4 PM join us at Cromwell Valley Park for singing, storytelling, jamming and entertainment by Steve Hickman and DeLaura Padovan.
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
BFMS40 - Saturday Events
BFMS 40th Anniversary program on Saturday starts at Belvedere Square in Baltimore from 12 to 4:30 PM with music by a three bands, dances called by Andy Kane, waltzes and a performance by Charm City Rapper. A dinner is planned for 5 PM followed by more dancing at Lovely Lane Church from 7 to 11 PM. The Anniversary Special Band will be playing and we will have a variery of callers.
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Please help BFMS celebrate their 40th anniversary. There will be no events held at St. Mark's on the HIll for this event. For details please see our web page at www.bfms.org/bfms40.php
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
Family Dance
Please join BFMS's 40th anniversary celebration. There will not be dancing at St. Mark's on the Hill, but there will be lots of fun things to participate in! For details see our web page at www.bfms.org/bfms40.php
 
Friday, October 09 2015 
House concert with Maivish
Start off the BFMS 40th Anniversary weekend with a house concert with Maivish: Adam Broome. Jaige Trudel, and Matthew Olwell. Limited seating, please contact Rebecca, for reservations and details: awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, October 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, October 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
Norwegian Dance & Potluck
potluck 6:30pm, dancing 8:00pm
3812 Denfeld Ave, Kensington, MD 20912
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Host phone just in case: Sonia 3O1.5O3.79O6. Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
BFMS Playford Ball
Save the date for the The BFMS 40th Anniversary Ruby Slippers Playford Ball at the Church of the Reedemer. Music by Marty Taylor, Janet Muse, Steve Hickman and Tina Chancey. On-line ticket sales close at midnight on October 1. Check our web page for details.
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
HoCoFolkFest
12:00 to 5:00 PM - Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City.
This is a charity event hosted by the Tanzanian Children's Project and all net proceeds will be used to support a pre-k through grade 2 school in Tanzania.
The line up for the festival is: Tanzania Ceili Band (Traditional Irish), Carrol County Cloggers, Darla Jean and the Somethin or Others (Old Time),
Broesler School of Irish Dance, Charm City Limits (Bluegrass)
Tickets are available online at HoCoFolkFest.eventbrite.com
 
Wednesday, September 30 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly - Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Iain Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, September 28 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, September 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling

Fourth at Four Storyfolk has a NEW home!
Starting with our September 27th meeting, the Fourth at Four will now be at the Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Avenue in Towson. MD 21204.
http://www.pickersgillretirement.org/ . This new location is off Charles Street behind Loyola High School. Please sign in the book in the lobby. Our meeting time remains the same - 4 PM to 6 PM.


 
Wednesday, September 23 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Annual Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and others, with music by the Devine Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, September 23 2015 
Circle Singing
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 .
7-9 PM Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore ,21210
 
Monday, September 21 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, September 20 2015 
Abell Community Street Fair
3000-3200 Abell Avenue Baltimore MD 21218
With Abell Avenue's brightly-painted rowhouses as a backdrop, the Street Fair features live entertainment, great food, local artists and vendors. Enjoy a variety of musical acts performing from two stages, and be sure to stop by the BFMS information table!
 
Thursday, September 17 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, September 16 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Frannie Marr calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, September 14 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), and David Crandall (flute, sax), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, September 13 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, September 12 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a FREE dance in celebration of BFMS's 40th anniversary celebration.
Caller: Perry Shafran Band: The Organic Family Band
Michael Raitzyk (guitar)
Jakob Raitzyk & Rebekah Geller(fiddle)
 
Wednesday, September 09 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to I-97 - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 07 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Susan Taylor calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, September 02 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Lumber Jackson 5 - Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, washboard, vocals), Aaron Olwell (fiddle), Chris Ousley (guitar, banjo, vocals), Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
 
Monday, August 31 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin, viola da gamba), Karin Loya (cello), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, August 26 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
This is a FREE DANCE for BFMS members. If you are a member of BFMS you get to dance free. Not a member? Now is the time to join.
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 24 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Sunday, August 23 2015 
Sixth Annual Backyard House Concert

7:00 PM - Ken and Brad Kolodner will join with Alex Lacquement and special guests Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton for the Sixth Annual Backyard House Concert at 3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore MD 21218. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com and www.kenkolodner.com 410-746-8387, $23 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $25 at the door; $12 children under 13.


 
Sunday, August 23 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Thursday, August 20 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, August 19 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, August 17 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Becky Ross (violin), and Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, August 15 2015 
House Concert - Danielle Miraglia, folk/blues singer
Hampden, Baltimore, 21211 (address provided upon RSVP) - 7:30 PM
Danielle Miraglia is a Massachusetts-bred soloist whose blues-brewed work packs a philosophic punch." She comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. The suggested donation is $20 per person; as always, 100% of the proceeds go to the artist. Everyone is welcome, but reservations are required: RSVP or direct any questions to Becca Derry at awkward.pause.folk@gmail.com.
 
Wednesday, August 12 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Valerie Young calls to Old Time Jam Band. New Dancer orientation starting at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 10 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, August 09 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, August 08 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Band: Cardinal Direction Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: Dave Eisenstadter -
 
Wednesday, August 05 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, August 03 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Wednesday, July 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Rush calls to ContraForce - Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Jimi "Two Nails" Periano (guitar), and Joey Dorwart (drums, percussion, saxophone).
 
Monday, July 27 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, July 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 20 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Thursday, July 16 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, July 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Black Oranges - Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Manny Arciniega (percussion).
 
Monday, July 13 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, July 12 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, July 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Cajun/Zydeco dance featuring the music of Nutalusa. This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary celebrations. Nutalusa is Baltimore/DC based dance band that plays a dynamic and heart- warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun & Zydeco dance music. They promise to get your dance bones going with sweet melodies and raw beats that you can dance two step, waltz, Cajun or zydeco style.

The band is composed of 6 members that playa variety of instruments, including accordion, fiddle ,electric, acoustic guitar, drums, electric base, standup base, ukulele, triangle, and rub board.
Picnic & Jam Outside 4:30 ~ Dance lessons 7:00 to 8:00, Steve Gester and Sharon Lampron ~ Dance 8:00-11:00.
More info - www.bfms.org/zydeco.php


 
Thursday, July 09 2015 
Bob Zentz House Concert
8:00 PM - Hear award winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Bob Zentz in an intimate setting in North Baltimore near Belvedere Square. For reservations and more info contact Emily Aubrey, 410-433-4419, efiddlercrab@verizon.net.
 
Wednesday, July 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Chuck Abell calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute, cajon), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 06 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Rich Goss calls to Tempest - Larry Unger (bass), Tim Ball (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar), and Eric Metzgar (drums).
 
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
House Concert
7:30 PM - Featuring three of the most accomplished young artists in Irish traditional music. Dylan Foley is the 2014 senior All-Ireland fiddle champion, Joey Abarta is an internationally renowned master of the uilleann pipes, and Sean Earnest is a guitar and bouzouki wizard. Dylan and Sean are members of The Yanks, described as "the next Irish American dream team" (Kevin Crawford). Joey's solo album Swimming Against the Falls, has been called "a debut of majestic proportions" (Tony Lawless, TradConnect). Seats and parking limited, carpooling encouraged; email or call to reserve your seat! Suggested donation $15. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. hcferguson@comcast.net. 410-494-8839.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1448735325427034/
 
Monday, June 29 2015 
English Country Dance
Orly Krasner calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, June 28 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, June 24 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, sax, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, June 24 2015 
CircleSinging
Like to sing? Like adventure? Join us for our last Circlesinging event before the summer hiatus Wed., June 24th 7-9 PM - Stony Run Friends Meeting house 5116 N. Charles St.
 
Monday, June 22 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Friday, June 19 2015 
Catoctin Weekend
30th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 - 2015
 
Thursday, June 18 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, June 17 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jerome Grisanti calls to STEAM! - David Firestine (mandolins), Alice Boyle (fiddle), Robert Rosenberg (guitar, banjo), and Claire Zucker (bodhran, concertina, clogging, vocals).
 
Monday, June 15 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, June 14 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Sunday, June 14 2015 
Early-American Song and Dance
Particapatory dances and musical performances, presentations, and workshops on the early roots of American music, song and dance will be held at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD.
 
Saturday, June 13 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Carl Friedman calls to music provided by Andrea Hoag and Rebecca Weiss on fiddle with Charlie Pilzer on piano. This special program will feature some early American and classic old New England dances representing the roots of American contra dance as well as modern favorites.
 
Saturday, June 13 2015 
Early-American Song and Dance
Particapatory dances and musical performances, presentations, and workshops on the early roots of American music, song and dance will be held at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD.
 
Wednesday, June 10 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ken Gall calls to Entwyned - Twy Bethard (fiddle, feet), and John Paolillo (mandolins). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 08 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 03 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Will Mentor calls to Nova - Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano), and Everest Witman (guitar, feet).
 
Monday, June 01 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Colin Hume calls to Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Charlie Pilzer (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 27 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 25 2015 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Carl Friedman (violin) and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, May 24 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, May 23 2015 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras. This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Thursday, May 21 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, May 20 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Dance du Jour - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, May 18 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 13 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix- Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax), and Keith Gillis (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 11 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Tina Chancey (violin etc.), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
Family Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Wednesday, May 06 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Monday, May 04 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, May 03 2015 
Ana Egge Trio House Concert
Singer, guitarist, and luthier Ana Egge comes to Hampden with her trio featuring Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and David Moss on cello. Great songs, harmonies, and instrumentation. All are welcome. $20 suggested donation; all proceeds to the artists. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/580630545406420/. For more information or to RSVP, email Becca Derry at awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, April 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
This dance has been Cancelled for 4/29 only.
Brian Hamshar calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Monday, April 27 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, April 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, April 20 2015 
English Country Dance
Adina Gordon calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, April 19 2015 
House Concert with Rupert Wates
Suggested donation:$15.00. For reservations and directions: Wendy Rambo Shuford, ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604. (doors open at 4:30 PM)
 
Thursday, April 16 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, April 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, April 13 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin etc.), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 
Brad & Ken Kolodner with Genticorum
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken and Brad Kolodner (www.kenandbrad.com) will join with Alex LacQuement and Genticorum (www.genticorum.com) in an intimate concert of old-time and Quebecois music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House; 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com 410-746-8387, $23 in advance; $25 at the door; $12 children under 13.
Online at http://www.kenkolodner.com/genticorum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/408857955958230/
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Lovely Lane String Band with Shane Knudsen (fiddle), Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Jay White (banjo), John Sauer (guitar) and Art Abrams (bass)
Caller: Dave Colestock
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
Family Dance
Charles Street Fiddlers with Megan Beller (fiddle) and Students of Megan Beller )fiddle) and Michael Raitzyk (Guitar)
Caller: Dave Colestock
 
Wednesday, April 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Monday, April 06 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, April 05 2015 
Norwegian Dance and Potluck
Potluck-5:30 PM, Dancing-7PM - 6807 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Host phone just in case: Loretta & Tony 3O1.27O.4925 Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Saturday, April 04 2015 
Norwegian Dance Workshops
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Two informal workshops, before and after the 6:30 PM potluck. Content depends on requests--see website; probably head-start for newbies and review/exploration for experienced. With US dancer/teacher Bruce Emery, to gear up for our May 8-10 Spring Springar Spree dance/music weekend with Norwegian teacher. Live music by Loretta Kelley. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Hosts Phyllis & Steve's phone just in case: 3O1.585.58O6. Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Wednesday, April 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
 
Monday, March 30 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, March 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg call to New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, March 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
This meeting will be at the alternative location at Panera, 2131 York Rd., Timonium, MD from 4 PM to 6 PM
 
Friday, March 20 2015 
Friendly Coffeehouse
Friendly Coffeehouse will be collaborating with the First Unitarian Church, One West Hamilton Street 21201, for a new monthly, all-acoustic open mike, 3rd Fridays from 6-9 pm, debuting on Friday, March 20th. Piano on site; parking garage available on Franklin St. at Charles.
 
Thursday, March 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, March 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Eric Black calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, March 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica) Caller: DeLaura Padovan
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
State of the Society Meeting
The 2015 State of the Society meeting will be held at St Marks on the Hill. Current members who come for the meeting will get into the dance Free.
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)
Caller: DeLaura Padovan
 
Wednesday, March 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Maia McCormick calls to Mat Clark (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, saxophone), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, March 08 2015 
Singing for Everyone
Postponed to March 8th because of weather. We will gather for 'Singing for Everyone' on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, March 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, March 07 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Susan Taylor Musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (recorders), Ben Hobbs (piano).
 
Wednesday, March 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
 
Monday, March 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45 Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Todd Clewell (guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, February 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
CANCELLED for 02/22/2015
 
Thursday, February 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, February 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, February 16 2015 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND DRIVING RISK.
 
Monday, February 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, February 14 2015 
Valentine Extravaganza
Don't miss our 5th Annual Chocolate Valentine Extravaganza from 2 pm to 11 pm with a dance workshop, couples dancing, advanced dance, potluck, evening dance AND the Chocolate Extravaganza Dessert contest during the break in the evening dance. Band: Larry Unger (guitar) & Audrey Knuth (fiddle) Caller: Rachel McCandliss
 
Wednesday, February 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 09 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, February 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Wednesday, February 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, February 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, January 31 2015 
Midwinter Ball 2015
Save the Date! Dancing to Giant Robot Dance from 7:30 - 11:30 with Dana Parkinson calling Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3800 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
 
Wednesday, January 28 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar). New dancer's orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 26 2015 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS ON. COME ON OUT!
DO DRIVE AND WALK CAREFULLY...
Christopher Field
calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Mary Flora (flute), and Donna Boylan (piano)
 
Sunday, January 25 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, January 21 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Waverley Station: Liz Donaldson (piano), David Knight (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, January 19 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, January 17 2015 
Gentle English Dance
The next Gentle English Dance will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
The caller will be Sharon McKinley, with Carl Friedman , violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, and Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Thursday, January 15 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kristin Seibert calls to Phoenix: Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Nora Smith (fiddle), and Christopher Jacoby (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 12 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, January 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Callithump with Andrew Marcus (accordian), Glyn Collision (Bouzouki, Guitar & Stomping) and David Knight (Fiddle)
Caller: Rebecca Denison
 
Wednesday, January 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, January 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Thursday, January 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Perry Shafran calls to Megan Beller (fiddle), Charley Beller (percussion), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
Wednesday, December 31 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
 
Monday, December 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
 
Monday, December 22 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Anna Rain (recorder), and Melissa Running (piano)
 
Thursday, December 18 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Dave Colestock calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar).
 
Monday, December 15 2014 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers