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.

Please Note

The BFMS Monday night English Country Dance, and the Gentle English series, will raise their admission rates to match the other BFMS dances, starting on February 5, 2018. New rates are $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members.

Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective

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

Please download our Welcome Brochure

Special Events

Saturday, February 10 2018 
2018 MidWinter Ball
The 2018 BFMS MidWinter Ball with Emily Rush calling to the Stringrays. RUSHFEST! at 3:30 PM, Reception at 7 PM, Grand March at 7:45 PM. The Ball is from 8:00 to 11:30 PM. At the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Saturday, February 24 2018 
Ceili-Contra Dance
A festive joint event co-sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society and The Emerald Isle Club.
Irish Session - 3:30 - 5:30 PM, Pot Luck Dinner - 5:45 - 6:45 PM. Ceili and Contra dancing from 7 PM to 11 PM. St Marks on the Hill.
 

Waltz Flashmob Videos

flashmob_waltz_1.MOV Thanks to Beth O'Malley


If you have any videos you would like to share, send them to events@bfms.org

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 email president at bfms.org.


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