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Please note that these are not BFMS events. Due to concerns about COVID-19 please check with the event organizers to see if these events are still being held.

Events listed on this page are not connected to or sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. These events are listed as a service to the Folk Music community. If you would like your Folk Music event listed on this page, please contact events@bfms.org and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.


Listing by Date - next 30 days


April 19 2024 to May 19 2024 - Folk Music
Music Camps North 2024
Prindle Pond Conference Center

Mandolin Camp April 19-21, Banjo Camp May 17-19, 2024. Scholarships for both Camps are available: 13 Class Spaces, 1 Performance Space, Jams, Classes, Concerts, Meals, Housing, Vendors, in central MA-- a wicked good time! https://musiccampsnorth.com/2024-spring-scholarships/

 
April 19 2024 to April 20 2024 - Celtic
GWCC Irish Dance Spring Fling
Shepherdstown, WV

The flyer and registration form are attached. This is an amazing weekend of Irish Dancing and Dance Lessons, in a historic WV town - the home of Shepherd University. Details and registration (a $5 processing fee is included in the online price) -- https://www.gwccfallfling.com/springfling. Event registration deadline is April 8, rooms must be booked by March 19 to get our rate. A la carte admission will be available at the door for individual events.

 
April 19 2024 to April 20 2024 - Folk Music
The Baltimore Old Time Music Festival
Baltimore Museum of Industry

6-11 pm (4/19); 10:30 am-11:30 pm (4/20). Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner along with a dizzying lineup for two days of concerts featuring brilliant musicianship and shimmering vocal harmonies, hands-on workshops, jamming, square dancing, conversation, family programming, a vendor village, and more. The Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Hwy, Baltimore, MD 21230. Info: www.baltimoreoldtimefest.com Contact: Brad Kolodner, 410-404-9270, bradkolodner@gmail.com or Ken Kolodner, 410-746-8387, kenkolodner2@gmail.com

 
April 19 2024 - Concert
Shanna in a Dress and Megan Burtt
Manor Mill

7:00 pm - Shanna in a Dress and Megan Burtt in concert at Manor Mill, 2029 Monkton Rd., Monkton. Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. Megan Burtt is working on her latest full-length record "Witness" scheduled for release later this year. Info and tickets: www.manor-mill.com

 
April 20 2024 - Dance
English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-9:30 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM). Emily Aubrey calls to music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Sophie Chang (cello). Face masks optional. Attendance is not capped; however, pre-registration is very helpful to us, thanks! Email aefallon@verizon.net to pre-register. Venue has windows and fans for circulation and ventilation. No experience or partner required. Note: No food/drinks provided; please bring own drinking water. Snacks to share are welcome if you bring napkins, appropriate paper goods+utensils and plan to clean up after snack time. $15. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867, janscope@hotmail.com AnnFallon, 410-507-0934, aefallon@verizon.net

 
April 20 2024 - Concert
Shanna in a Dress and Megan Burtt
Manor Mill

7:00 pm - Shanna in a Dress and Megan Burtt in concert at Manor Mill, 2029 Monkton Rd., Monkton. Shanna in a Dress is your quirky best friend who refuses to wear pants. Megan Burtt is working on her latest full-length record "Witness" scheduled for release later this year. Info and tickets: www.manor-mill.com

 
April 23 2024 - Folk Music
Baltimore Shape Note / Sacred Harp Singing
Four Hour Day Lutherie

7pm to 9:30pm. Attendance is free. 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. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote

 
April 27 2024 - Dance
FSGW Spring Ball (English Country Dance)
Silver Spring Civic Building

7pm. Music by Reelplay: Dave Marcus (English concertina), Robbin Marcus (piano), and special guest Paul Oorts (mandolin, bouzouki, tenor banjo, guitar and accordion) and by Elke Baker (fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano) at the practice session. The Ball (and the practice session) will be in the Great Hall of the Silver Spring Civic Building. 801 Ellsworth Dr, Silver Spring, MD. There is free parking on weekends in the public parking garage across Ellsworth Dr, and other nearby garages. Full details and registration on the web page at: fsgw.org/washington-spring-ball. Early bird registration ends April 1.

 
April 27 2024 - Dance
An Evening with Strauss - A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Park
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

An Evening with Strauss - A Benefit Dance for Glen Echo Parkfeaturing OLDE VIENNA. beginner Viennese waltz lesson from 8 to 9 pm and enjoy dancing from 9 pm to midnight. Tickets sold at the door beginning at 7:30 pm, $30/person, $20 for full-time students with ID (cash or check only). No partner required. Formal attire suggested. Glen Echo, 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812. Glen Echo National Park; 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812. Info: www.WaltzTimeDances.org

 
April 27 2024 - Concert
Ragged Union
Four Hour Day Lutherie

7pm @ Four Hour Day Lutherie; 4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214. Suggested Donation: $20. Pick your favorite mandolin, guitar, and fiddle player, imagine they also write modern, yet timeless, bluegrass and old-time inspired songs, and there you will find Ragged Union (Boulder County, Colorado), making their first trip to Charm City. Listen on Spotify, Apple Music, and anywhere music is found. https://raggedunionbluegrass.com

 
April 28 2024 - Dance
Contras & Squares in the Bumper Car Pavilion
Glen Echo Park

3 – 6 PM. INTRODUCTORY SESSION 2:30 PM. Contras & Squares in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, MD. Susan Taylor, Janine Smith, and Leslie Barr call the figures to music by Leslie Barr (fiddle), Bill Quern (fiddle/banjo/mandolin/melodeon) and Sarah Gowan (guitar). Cost: $15 cash or Venmo at the door, no cards. Info: https://dancingplanetproductions.com/contra/

 
May 04 2024 - Dance
Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers
Columbia, MD

7:30 PM Norwegian?style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelly and friends on the unique Hardanger fiddle and key fiddle. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Donations gratefully accepted. Masks optional; testing before arrival appreciated, not required. Please do not attend if feeling ill or if exposed to COVID in previous week. Cat in house. Please bring clean dance shoes to wear and always check MAND website for updates. Info: MAND.fanitull.org, debweinreich@hotmail.com.

 
May 05 2024 - Dance
Waltz at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Music by Sugar Beat. Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m. For more info: go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org, Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

 
May 10 2024 - Concert
GARNET ROGERS
Cellar Stage Timonium

Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm, Tickets $25 ~ Children 10 & under half price. https://uptownconcerts.com/shows/

 
May 13 2024 - Concert
Caña Dulce & Caña Brava
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

7:30pm. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | Tickets : $20 advance (+$2 box office fee) / $25 door (children and students w ID $15/20). Tickets & Info: imtfolk.org

 
May 18 2024 - Dance
English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-9:30 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM).Andrea Nettleton calls to Amberwing: Emily Aubrey (violin), Janina O'Brien (piano, whistles) and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina). Face masks optional. Attendance is not capped; however, pre-registration is very helpful to us, thanks! Email aefallon@verizon.net to pre-register. Venue has windows and fans for circulation and ventilation. No experience or partner required. Note: No food/drinks provided; please bring own drinking water. Snacks to share are welcome if you bring napkins, appropriate paper goods+utensils and plan to clean up after snack time. $15. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867, janscope@hotmail.com AnnFallon, 410-507-0934, aefallon@verizon.net

 
May 19 2024 - Dance
Waltz at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Music by Callithump. Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m. For more info: go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org, Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.