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


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Monday, July 15 2019 
English Country Dance

Andrea Nettleton will be the caller, with music by Cindy Swiss (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano)


 
Monday, July 15 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
The Wildmans House Concert
Bring an instrument, friends, food, drink and a smiling face for what will surely be a beautiful evening of music and community! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD) $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, July 17 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Sam Smith calls to Jumping Sharks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and sax), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar)
 
Saturday, July 20 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
2 pm – 4 pm at The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
This free workshop/guided jam is for all musicians and all instruments.
We will be playing tunes from the Balfolk repertoire - traditional and contemporary folk
dance music from France and Brittany. Bourree, an dro, hanter dro, laride,
valse and more! The music is lively, exciting, and mysterious with
great melodies and rhythms. And it’s easy to play!
Tunebook: We will be playing from Balfolk Baltimore Tunebooks #1 and #2. Available in advance (PDF) or at the session (paper). If you have a favorite Balfolk tune, bring 10 copies. For more information contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com
Please Note: This is a music session. IT IS NOT A DANCE.
 
Monday, July 22 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Andrea Hoag (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Tuesday, July 23 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, July 24 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Sunday, July 28 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Washington Family Dance
3 - 5 PM in the in the Glen Echo Park Ballroom Annex. Note this month is a departure from the usual second-Sunday-of-the-month schedule. $5 for ages 4 and older. No dancing experience is necessary -- the dances are taught for ages 4 and up, with a focus on having fun! For more information go to www.fsgw.org and click on "Family", or contact Penelope Weinberger at dance@fsgw.org.
 
Monday, July 29 2019 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls the figures; music will be provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, July 31 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).
 
Monday, August 05 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of McGregor Yatsevitch (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Matthew Christian (fiddle) and Max Carmichael (guitar). (Pending)
 
Saturday, August 10 2019 
No Dance This Month Be back September 14
Summertime Closed, but come back next month September 14,2019 for a great new dance
 
Monday, August 12 2019 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls to music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Tuesday, August 13 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, August 14 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Jakob Raitzyk and friends.
 
Monday, August 19 2019 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley will be the caller, with music by Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Beth Fink (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 21 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to The Gravy Soppers - Rebecca Adams (banjo), Jeff Adams (guitar), Jason Miller (fiddle), and Johann Miller (bass).
 
Sunday, August 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Becky Tracy & Keith Murphy and The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet
7:00 pm; Join us for an outdoor summer evening of old-time, French-Canadian, Irish and The Canadian Maritimes and original music on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer and gourd banjo, fiddles, mbira, guitar and vocals. Bring a chair/blanket, picnic, drinks. Suggested donation: $25 advance; $27 door; $12 under 15 years old, Backyard of 3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore MD 21218 OR in case of rain/heat, The Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210 410-746-8387 or www.kenandbrad.com kenkolodner@aol.com, www.kenkolodner.com, www.bradkolodner.com, https://blackislemusic.com
 
Monday, August 26 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Tom Spilsbury; music will be provided by Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, August 28 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Steve Hickman (fiddle) and Dave Crandall (flute, sax).
 
Tuesday, September 10 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, September 14 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Charlie Plizer & Rebecca Weiss

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 Sara 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
 
Tuesday, September 24 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, October 02 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Tavi Merrill calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O’Brien (piano, accordion, whistle)
 
Tuesday, October 08 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, October 09 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to TBA.
 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Michael Lentz calls to Strings on Wings, featuring Todd Clewell on guitar and Barb Schmid on 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 Sara at satdance at bfms.org.
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
 
Tuesday, October 22 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Saturday, November 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Some Assembly: Featuring Joe Klausner playing Fiddle and Mandolin, Mary Flora playing Flute and Sax, Donna Boylan on Piano and Accordion
Adam Lee - Guitar & Patrick Herlihy on cajon and percussion.

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 Sara 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
 
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).

 
Tuesday, November 26 2019 
BFMS Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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
 
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 Sara at satdance at bfms.org.

The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212

 
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, January 08 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
Kalia Kliban calls to TBA
 
Wednesday, April 15 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
Wednesday, May 20 2020 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Dan Levenson and the Cat Mountain Rounders