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All events in our calendar. Events are BFMS Sponsored unless indicated.


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Wednesday, June 19 2024 
Contra Dance
Ben Sela and Rebecca Anger call to music by Charlie Pilzer (piano) and Zachary Mills (fiddle). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Monday, June 24 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

Ann Fallon will lead the dancing to music by Susan Wright (flute), Charlie Pilzer (piano) and Tom Wright (mandolin).
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, June 25 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Sunday, June 30 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
1 pm – 3 pm @ The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214.
Traditional and contemporary folk dance (Balfolk) music from France, Belgium and Brittany. This free guided jam session is for all musicians and all instruments. No prior experience in the genre is required. Mazurka, bourrée, an dro, hanter dro, valse, rond de St Vincent, and MORE! This is a MUSIC SESSION, not a dance. Voluntary donation for the Lutherie will be collected. Tunebooks will be available at the session. Also available in advance electronically in PDF format, contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com
 
Wednesday, July 03 2024 
Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Janina O'Brien (piano), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Robin Wilson (flute, sax, etc). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Monday, July 08 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

Sharon McKinley will lead the dancing to music by Becky Ross (violin), Francine Krasowska (piano) and Steve Epstein (clarinet, saxophone)

Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Saturday, July 13 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
Greg Frock calling to Charley Beller and Megan Wobus, and friends
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Wednesday, July 17 2024 
Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to music by Ken Kolodner and Elke Baker. Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Monday, July 22 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

Andrea Nettleton calling to music by Elke Baker (violin), Carl Friedman (piano) and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina)

Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, July 23 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing

7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote


 
Saturday, August 03 2024 
A SPECIAL CONTRA DANCE in partnership with Charlestown Senior Living Community
A SPECIAL CONTRA DANCE in partnership with Charlestown Senior Living Community
1:30-4:00 PM
Ann Fallon calling to music by Jumping Sharks (Robin Wilson, Emily Aubrey, and Michael Raitzyk)
Dance lesson: 1:00 PM
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged. https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
Location: Charlestown Senior Living Community. 719 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228. Follow signs for Cross Creek Station Clubhouse. The dance will be in the Conference Center within the Clubhouse.
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
 
Wednesday, August 07 2024 
Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to music by Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (mandolin, banjo, feet). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, August 10 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Kim Forry calling to The Orphans - a high energy trio, with a specialty for French Canadian tunes,
Peter Buchak on accordion, Ben Kennedy on piano, Miranda Weinberg on fiddle.
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Wednesday, August 21 2024 
Contra Dance
Dance to great music by Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Lisa Roberts (banjo), and Art Abrams (bass). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Tuesday, August 27 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Wednesday, September 04 2024 
Contra Dance
Caller and band info coming soon! Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, September 14 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Sue Gola calling to Zachary Mills fiddle & feet, Bobby LaRose mandolin, and Charlie Pilzer piano
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Wednesday, September 18 2024 
Contra Dance
Janine Smith and Susan Taylor call to The Dead Sea Squirrels - Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo, and mandolin), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Tuesday, September 24 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Wednesday, October 02 2024 
Contra Dance
Great music by Flamingo Sketches - Jared Kirkpatrick (piano, fiddle, mandolin, feet) and Tom Krumm (fiddle, mandolin). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, October 12 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Andrea Nettleman calling to Nova, a neo-trad trio hailing from New England featuring Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and mandolin, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion and piano.
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Tuesday, October 22 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Saturday, November 09 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
Andrea Nettleton calling to Brenna Hogan – fiddle, Shane Knudsen – fiddle, and others
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Tuesday, November 26 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Saturday, December 14 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
Kappy Laning calling to Amberwing ~ Emily Aubrey - fiddle, Robin Wilson - flute, concertina, and sax, Janina O'Brien - piano
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Saturday, January 11 2025 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
TBD calling to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake ~ Carl Friedman - fiddle, Robin Wilson - flute, concertina, and sax, Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien - piano, bodhran, and whistle
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.