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All events in our calendar. Events are BFMS Sponsored unless indicated.


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Tuesday, November 12 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, November 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas (Janine Smith and Susan Taylor) call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). Calling terms: Ladies/Gents.
 
Saturday, November 16 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
SINg!
7 PM - 9 PM
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
For the fun of raising our voices together. All abilities and all ages are welcome; no need to read music or even to carry a tune. Invite others. Free. RSVP appreciated (so we know how many chairs to put out), though not necessary to come.
 
Monday, November 18 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Steven Epstein (winds), and Rosetta Isnardi (piano)
 
Wednesday, November 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the Treble Makers - Liz Donaldson (piano), Emily Aubrey (fiddle), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
 
Wednesday, November 20 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Ed Trickett
7 pm @ The Church of the Holy Trinity; 502 S Morris St.; Oxford, MD
Ed Trickett finds both traditional songs and the songs of modern troubadours who create stuff that sounds old. Please call 410-226-5134 for additional information and reservations.
 
Saturday, November 23 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
Free! 2-4 pm at The Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd., Baltimore
Come play traditional and contemporary folk dance tunes from France and Brittany! Bourree, an dro, laride, hanter dro, valse, scottisch, and more. Easy, interesting and FUN!
All instruments welcome. No prior experience in the genre is required. Tunebooks will be provided at the session and are also available in advance in PDF format.
For more information contact Mark Vidor, mbvidor@aol.com
Please note that this is a music session, NOT a dance.
 
Monday, November 25 2019 
English Country Dance
April Blum calling to Elke Baker (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano etc)
 
Tuesday, November 26 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, November 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA
 
Wednesday, November 27 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Saturday, November 30 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Annual Thanksgiving Concert
8:00 p.m., Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement and Rachel Eddy and Charm City Junction in an intimate post-Thanksgiving concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music. The band performs their own brand of Irish, Old-Time and Bluegrass music with a modern twist. The bands will perform together (featuring clawhammer banjo, hammered dulcimer, four fiddles, mandolin, bass, vocals, guitar, button accordion). The Gordon Center (3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue, Owings Mills, MD 21117 $25 in advance; $30 door ($3.00 service fee); senior discounts
https://www.jcc.org/gordon-center/event/ken-brad-kolodner-and-charm-city-junction
 
Wednesday, December 04 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle). Caller terminology: TBA
 
Tuesday, December 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, December 11 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Joe Langley (guitar).

 
Saturday, December 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Elke Baker & Paul Oorts

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
 
Wednesday, December 18 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
 
Saturday, December 21 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Helicon Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon's 34th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts. 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door (group discounts). For ticket information, go to http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html , or call 410-243-7254 or 410-746-8387 or email Ken at kenkolodner@aol.com
 
Tuesday, December 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
If venue is unavailable we'll let you know well in advance if we need to cancel.
 
Wednesday, December 25 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
No Dance Tonight!
 
Tuesday, December 31 2019 
The Gala New Years Eve English Country Dance
BFMS is pleased to present its annual Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance on Tuesday, December 31st, 2019, at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comfortor. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Dance is 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Ticket Sales are open.
 
Wednesday, January 08 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Kalia Kliban calls to Red Toad Road - Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Jim Besser (concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano).
 
Saturday, January 11 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes is calling to TBA

Welcome to a new year of dancing!!
We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, January 15 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Abigail Hobart calls to Countercurrent - Brian Lindsay (fiddle) and Alex Sturbaum (guitar).
 
Wednesday, January 22 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin) and Henry Koretzky(guitar, mandolin).
 
Saturday, February 01 2020 
A Mid-Winter Nights Dream
The BFMS MidWinter Ball at the Church of the Reedemer. Galling by Gaye Fifer. Music by The Ripples. Mind Blowing, Gender free Contras in the afternoon. Contra and Couples dancing in the evening. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Wednesday, February 05 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistle, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Saturday, February 08 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Red Toad Road: Featuring Carl Friedman playing fiddle, Irish flute, Jim Besser playing Anglo concertina, and Francine Krasowska playing piano.

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Saturday, March 14 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to
Tea and Honey: featuring Bobby LaRose (piano and mandolin), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle and feet), Sophie Chang (cello), Rebecca Weiss (fiddle)

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, April 01 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light and Friends
 
Saturday, April 11 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to TBA

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
Saturday, May 09 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to TBA

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, May 13 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Megan Wilson calls to TBA
 
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA
 
Saturday, June 13 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to TBA

We have a workshop that begins at 7:30 and the dance begins at 8:00. Bring a snack and bring a friend.
For more information go to our website at bfms.org or email Don & Michele at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Saturday, July 11 2020 
2nd Saturday Dance
NO SECOND SATURDAY DANCE IN JULY AND AUGUST 2020
Enjoy your summer! We'll see you in September!