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Combined Event Listing

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


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Monday, May 29 2017 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado House Concert

Bluegrass that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Most shows fill up so don’t hesitate reserve a spot. Feel free to bring food and drink to share. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD). $15-$20 suggested donation


 
Saturday, June 03 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Norwegian Potluck & Dance

potluck 6:30, dancing 8pm
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle. http://MAND.fanitull.org


 
Sunday, June 04 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
John Roberts House Concert

Longview Cottage House Concerts
$15-20 at the door. Followed by a potluck supper

Reservations necessary; space is limited. Reserve at svob@comcast.net.

Also sign up for potluck. http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SNZO3973

Type in Svoboda, password Roberts.

http://johnrobertsmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCs_H2_f6ps


 
Monday, June 05 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants Band
Featuring: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer,(piano) David Kaynor (fiddle)
Workshop begins at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, June 10 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE

June 10 & 11, 10 AM to 4 PM. BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. This year this event will feature the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices presentation of early African American work songs, rhythms, shouts, and stories at 1:30 and 3:00 each day. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help demonstrate and bring in beginners. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com


 
Monday, June 12 2017 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, June 14 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Broadwater: Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, hammered dulcimer, steel drums, recorder), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed VandenBosche (cello, recorder). New dancer workshop at 7:30.


 
Friday, June 16 2017 
Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Register now through Sunday, May 20 for low $99/person rate; price will increase after that but remains affordable!
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting. June 16-18 from $89 per person. Info & online registration at www.bfms.org/catoctin.php Ticket sales are open.
 
Monday, June 19 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Barbara Gorin (strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 21 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Monday, June 26 2017 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to the music of our very own Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer workshop at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Circlesinging
Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210
CircleSinging Baltimore is part of an international community of singers who share a love of singing in community. Donation of $10 for space rental( no one turned away from lack of funds). Please register at CircleSingingBaltimore Meetup group and visit out Facebook page
 
Saturday, July 01 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Ken & Brad's 8th Annual Backyard Concert

Featuring The Brother Brothers and The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet with Rachel Eddy and Alex Lacquement
Join us for an outdoor summer evening of Americana, roots, old-time and original music. The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet will perform and join forces with a fabulous duo: The Brother Brothers (Adam and Sam Moss). Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, drinks. Suggested donation: $24 advance; $26 door; $12 under 15 years old. http://www.kenkolodner.com/backyard-concert---ken--brad-quartet--the-brother-brothers---july-1.html

410-746-8387


 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
April Blum calls to Zeke's Fancy all the way from Southeastern Ohio
Featuring: Zeke Hutchison (mandolin), Mark Brasamian (fiddle), Paul Brown, (banjo), Dave Borowski (guitar), & Nick Weiland (bass).
Bring a snack & Bring a friend.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VmsikLVbN8
 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Woody Lane calls to Loose Shoes: Rex Blazer (fiddle), Steve Kimble (percussion),and George Paul (keyboard).
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and LJ Palmer (bodhran and accordion).
 
Wednesday, July 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Saturday, August 12 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Callithump Glyn Colliinson Andrew Marcus
 
Saturday, September 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Wombats: Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute) and friends.
 
Wednesday, October 11 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to TBA.
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, October 14 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Ann Falon calls to Some Assembly
 
Wednesday, November 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
The Too Hot Mamas call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
Family Dance
TBA calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, November 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Denise Lair calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Wednesday, November 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Saturday, December 09 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Perry Shafran calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - percussion
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs Calls to The Organic Family Band