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 receive the BFMS newsletter eleven times per year and 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.


Attention BFMS Members

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Download the current newsletter on the Newsletter page or get a copy of the Mini News here.


Babcock Community Coffeehouse Concert Series.
See the Community Coffeehouse page for details.


Special Events

April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
May 24 2014 
Swallowtail Dance
Save the Date!
 
June 13 2014 
Catoctin Weekend
29th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 13 to Sunday June 16
Registration is open.
 
October 11 2014 
Playford Ball
This year's Playford Ball will again be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland.
Program and further information will be available soon.
 

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


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 email president at bfms.org.



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


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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

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

April 19 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Saturday - 2:30 to 5:00pm, St Mark's on the Hill
Sharon McKinley calling
Music by Emily Aubrey (violin) & Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders).
 
April 21 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon
Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
April 23 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to Old Time Jam Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
April 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
4th at 4 Storyfolk will meet at the Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park from 3 to 5 PM.
Come join the Story Circle at the Spring Faire to listen to a story or to share a story.
Mike Franch will be skillfully facilitating this event. For more information: 410-889-3252.
 
April 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch
Music: Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) ,Carl Friedman (piano)
 
April 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
May 03 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Hickory Wind Reunion
Hickory Wind played and recorded to critical acclaim from 1973 until 1978, touring and sharing the stage with such luminaries as John Prine, John Hartford, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Bonnie Raitt and releasing three highly regarded albums on the Flying Fish label. They disbanded after 5 years to pursue other interests and now, more than 30 years later, original members Bob Shank, Mark Walbridge, Sam Morgan, and Glen McCarthy have reunited and are touring once again.
Read more at CD Baby