Baltimore Folk Music Society

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Welcome to the Baltimore Folk Music Society


The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round. Members are eligible for discounts to Society events by showing their membership card.

BFMS is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and shares reciprocity arrangements with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.

Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective

Check out this great video of Contra dance at Lovely Lane on the Wednesday Night Dance page.

Students Dance Free in September

Monday, Wednesday and the Second Saturday - Under 21 or full-time students (any age) can dance Free.
Monday English Dance
Wednesday Contra and Square Dance
Second Saturday Dance

Please download a flier.

Please download our Welcome Brochure

Special Events

Saturday, October 12 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Michael Lentz calls to Strings on Wings, featuring Todd Clewell on guitar and Barb Schmid on fiddle.
This is a FREE dance as part of Freefall 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 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
 
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.Ticket Sales are open.
 
Wednesday, October 23 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Anne Lutun calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin).
This is a FREE dance as part of Freefall Baltimore
 
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!
 

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

Visit the BFMS Folk Events page for a list of some of the other folk events in the area.

www.bfms.org/folkevents

Attention BFMS Members

  • Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ bfms.org) and update your contact information.
  • If you have recently joined BFMS or renewed your membership and did not get anything in the mail (such as a membership Card) please contact the Membership Chair at membership @ bfms.org. Thank you.

How to Contact Us

By E-mail - use our Contact page.

We can also be reached by conventional mail at

Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134.

Call the Baltimore Folk Music Society's Music & Dance Hotline! (888) 646-BFMS or (888)646-2367

or email president@bfms.org.


Membership expired? Renew on-line! See the Membership page for details.