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.

This year, BFMS is participating in the CDSS Centennial Passport to Joy! If you are a member of CDSS then come to one of the BFMS events listed here and get a sticker for your Passport.

Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective

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

Catoctin

Register on-line for the 30th Annual Spring Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend

Couples, singles, families. Young folk, old folk, and those in the middle all become part of the Catoctin community. Enjoy an unplugged time with real people! That's the magic of the BFMS Catoctin Weekend.

The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a changce to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.

See the Catoctin page for more information.

Special Events

Saturday, May 23 2015 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras. This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Friday, June 19 2015 
Catoctin Weekend
30th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 - 2015 - Registration is OPEN
 

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

Attention BFMS Members

  • New By-Laws Adopted Check the By-laws page for related informaton.
  • 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.