Baltimore Folk Music Society


Folk Event Listings

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 and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.

Listing by Date - next 30 days

September 28 2023 - Concert
St. Paul's United Methodist Church

Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm, Opening: Heather Aubrey Lloyd. Tickets $30 ~ Children 10 & under half price. Venue: Cellar Stage Sykesville; St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 7538 Main Street, Sykesville, MD 21784. Tickets can be purchased in advance by check via mail: Uptown Concerts, P.O. Box 1053, Randallstown, MD 21133.
Checks and cash accepted at the door.

September 30 2023 - Folk Music
Folk Music Night at Perry Hall
Perry Hall United Methodist Church

7:00-10:00 PM. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The will be Brooksie Wells. The remainder of the evening will be "open mike". Perry Hall United Methodist Church; 9515 Belair Rd; Baltimore, Maryland 21236.

September 30 2023 - Concert
Anne Hills w Mary Gordon Hall and The LaDaDas

7 PM, Unity, 2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901 Tickets at, $25 in advance, $25 at the door to members of FocusMusic/WFMA, $30 to non-members. Info:

September 30 2023 - Concert
Irish Traditional Music
St. Ignatius Church

Silent auction at 7pm, concert starts at 8. Billy McComiskey on the box, Laura Byrne on the flute, Joanna Clare on the fiddle, and me on the guitar! There will be Irish dancers from the Teelin School there, drinks will be available for purchase, and the proceeds go to a scholarship program for the Loyola School - St. Ignatius Church; 740 N Calvert St, Baltimore, MD 21202. For more information, click here!

October 01 2023 - Folk Music
Irish Session
Racer's Cafe

5-9 PM Racer's Cafe; 7732 Harford Rd, Parkville, MD 21234. Open session hosted by the inimitable Matt Mulqueen on the piano and box and me on the guitar and banjo! We'll be joined by some familiar faces and will be ripping tunes until 9PM. All players of all levels and ages are welcome to come and play! From 5-6PM, fiddler Joanna Clare will be leading a tune teach and slow session - perfect for learners and players who want to practice the tunes they know at a lower tempo!

October 06 2023 - Concert
Cellar Stage Timonium

Tickets $25 ~ Children 10 & under half price, Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm

October 06 2023 - Concert
SOLO BAGPIPING Judges' Recital
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | 7.30pm w FREE ADMISSION (donations accepted for the benefit of the Nicol-Brown). The 40th Nicol-Brown Amateur Invitational Contest will be held at St. Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, Maryland. The weekend will begin with a judges’ recital on Friday evening, a rare opportunity to listen to performances from three of the world’s premier pipers and authorities on pipe music. The contest and award ceremony will follow on Saturday, October 7. Info: rob Hinkal at or

October 07 2023 - Concert
40th Amateur Invitational SOLO BAGPIPING Contest
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | 9:30AM - 6:30PM, FREE ADMISSION (DONATIONS ACCEPTED FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NICOL-BROWN) - PUBLIC WELCOME! Ten of the finest Amateur pipers from across North America have earned invitationsto play in this elite solo competition. Info: rob Hinkal at or

October 07 2023 - Dance
Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers
Kensington, MD and on Zoom

Kensington, MD and on Zoom, 6 pm potluck, 7:30 music/dancing. In-person Norwegian-style cozy house party, plus continued Zoom access. This month’s host is Sonia White, with her big friendly dog. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley and friends on exotic Norwegian Hardanger fiddle and Swedish nyckelharpa, which both have sympathetic strings under the bowed strings. Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Please bring food to share, clean shoes to wear, and bucks you can spare. No need to bring a partner--we mix and some enjoy dancing either role so all can dance. Info including host’s pandemic parameters: or Jenny Foster, (MAND in Subject please), H 3O1-371-4312.

October 07 2023 - Dance
Emerald Isle Club Ceili Dance
Atlantic Ballroom

Emerald Isle Club Ceili Dance of the Fall from 6-10 pm at the Atlantic Ballroom 8819 Orchard Tree Lane, Towson, Maryland 21286. Please note the dances will start at 6:00 pm. We are delighted to have Marilyn Moore back as our guest caller for the opening October ceili dance. Marilyn will go over the Kilfenora Set during the second break. The first break at 7:00 pm will feature a brief recital and demonstration by the students of the Hunt School of Irish Dance. Peter Fitzgerald and the J. Patrick's All Stars will be providing the live music for the evening. Info:

October 11 2023 - Folk Music
Open Chantey Sing
Anchor Bar at the Admiral Fell Inn

8-10 pm, Join us in singing songs of the sea, working songs, and pub songs in a no pressure environment at the Ship's Company Chanteymen open sing. Lead a song, make a request, join the chorus, or just listen. Anchor Bar in the cellar of the Admiral Fell Inn. 888 S Broadway, Baltimore, 21231. Mark Wolfire and Susan Gresens

October 13 2023 - Concert
Cellar Stage Timonium

Tickets $25 ~ Children 10 & under half price, Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm

October 13 2023 to October 15 2023 - Folk Music
Fall Jam Camp
Prindle Pond Conference Center

Registration open, More Jamming, few classes, everything hands on. Jam Camp is not for Novices, we'll have slow guided jams, please come knowing how to play a few songs/tunes.

October 13 2023 - Concert
From China To Appalachia
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

In collaboration with the Asian Arts & Culture Center at Towson University present Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer with Chao Tian. Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | 7:30pm. Tickets : $20 advance (+$2 box office fee) / $25 door. The show that combines music from China to Appalachia and beyond. Instrumentation includes yangqin (Chinese hammered dulcimer), gourd banjo, five-string banjo, ukulele, guitars, dumbek, cello-banjo and mandolin. Tickets at | Info: rob Hinkal at or

October 15 2023 - Dance
Waltz at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Valsa Chorinho plays 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:,, Spanish Ballroom at the Glen Echo National Park; 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

October 15 2023 - Concert
Fusing the Music From China To Appalachia and Beyond
School of Musical Traditions

School of Musical Traditions | 7112 Willow Ave., Takoma Park, MD 20912 | 2pm | Tickets are $10 (+$2 box office fee). Part workshop, part masterclass, the program will give a detailed view of their instrumentation, particularly the lesser known Yanqin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer), along with five-string banjo, cello banjo, gourd banjo, mandolin, ukulele and percussion. If people bring instruments, they will teach one Chinese tune that easily adapts to American old-time instruments. Q & A to follow and a last tune. Tickets at | Info: rob Hinkal at

October 19 2023 - Concert
Cellar Stage Timonium

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

October 20 2023 - Concert
Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | 7.30pm | Tickets are $29 adv (+$2 box office fee) / $34 door; $5 discount on both for students/children. Tickets at | Info: rob Hinkal at or

October 21 2023 - Dance
English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-9:30 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM) Kappy Laning calls to Tom Wright (10 string mandolin), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute). Capped attendance, so pre-registration required via email to Venue has windows and fans for ventilation. No experience or partner required. No food/drinks provided; please bring own drinking water. $10. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867, or Ann Fallon, 410-507-0934;

October 23 2023 - Concert
Tannahill Weavers
Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

Saint Mark Presbyterian Church | 10701 Old Georgetown Road, Rockville, MD | 7:30pm. Tickets : $25 advance (+$2 box office fee) / $30 door. Tickets at | Info: rob Hinkal at

October 27 2023 - Dance
Spooky Square Dance & Haunted Honky Tonk
Baltimore Museum of Industry

Doors open at 6pm. Square Dance is 7-8:30pm. Honky Tonk is 8:30-10:30pm. Baltimore Museum of Industry, 1415 Key Highway, Baltimore. Tickets are $18 in advance, $23 at the door. Costumes are encouraged! No dance experience necessary. The first half of the evening will be a square dance with music provided by Ken & Brad Kolodner. A dance caller will walk you through all the moves for the square dance. Then, Arty Hill & the Long Gone Daddies will take over Food and drink will be available. Free parking on site!