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Combined Event Listing

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


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Tuesday, October 17 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
After missing the previous jam, my father Ken Kolodner is back in town to lead the jam with me this week! lcome to join the jam or simply come to listen, eat, drink and soak in the scene.
 
Wednesday, October 18 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to the Contra Rebels - Barb Schmidt (fiddle), Todd Clewell (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Friday, October 20 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Square Dance
The Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). Live Old-Time Music from the Corn Potato Stringband with Lindsay McCaw calling. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! Doors at 7:30. BYOB
 
Saturday, October 21 2017 
Autumn Assembly English Ball
The Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer.
Music bt Elke Baker, Ralph Gordon, Marty Taylor and Dave Wiesler.
Ticket Sales are open.
 
Monday, October 23 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Tuesday, October 24 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). This is a Free Fall Baltimore event - Admission is free for this dance.
 
Wednesday, October 25 2017 
FreeFall Baltimore
This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering one Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evening absolutely FREE. Perry Shafran 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, October 30 2017 
English Country Dance

Halloween dance! Come dressed as your favorite dance, and we'll call it for you! Please submit your costume to me in advance for program purposes.

Sharon McKinley calls the figures to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Tuesday, October 31 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner -- HALLOWEEN JAM!!
 
Wednesday, November 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Melissa Chatham calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute, alto sax), Donna Boylan (piano), and Adam Lee (guitar).


 
Thursday, November 02 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Keith Murphy & Maeve Gilchrist
Celtic duo from New England featuring guitar, harp, mandolin, foot percussion and vocals. Bring an instrument, friends, food, drink. $15-$20 suggested donation. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com
 
Sunday, November 05 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Universal Peace
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Monday, November 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Bob Farrall calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
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
Kim Forry 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).
 
Monday, November 13 2017 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Tom Wright (10-string mandolin), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, November 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
 
Saturday, November 18 2017 
Gentle English Dance
The Caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Marty Taylor on concertina and recorders, and Janina O'Brien on piano.
 
Monday, November 20 2017 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)


 
Wednesday, November 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter 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.
 
Friday, November 24 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Thanksgiving Concert
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement, Rachel Eddy and Charm City Junction in a concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music
The Stony Run Friends Meeting House
5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-24.html


 
Monday, November 27 2017 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Tuesday, November 28 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, November 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Wednesday, December 06 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).


 
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
 
Wednesday, December 13 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax).
 
Saturday, December 16 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
Helicon's Annual Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon is Ken Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, and hammered mbira), Chris Norman (wooden flutes, whistle, small pipes, and vocals), and Robin Bullock (guitar, mandolin, cittern, and piano). http://www.kenkolodner.com/winter-solstice-concert.html
 
Wednesday, December 20 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Devine Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Tuesday, December 26 2017 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214 - 7-9 PM Admission - FREE
 
Wednesday, January 03 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Old Time Jam Band - Ken Kolodner (fiddle) and Brad Kolodner (banjo, bass) lead the band
 
Wednesday, January 10 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Laurie Andres (accordion), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Saturday, January 13 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Raise The Roof with Mat Clark - fiddle, Bob Pasquarello - bass
Judi Stellar - hammered dulcimer & Kathy Talvitie - guitar

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 St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road.
 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
This month there won't be a 2nd Saturday dance at St Marks on the Hill. We are having our Mid Winter Ball tonight at the Church of the Redeemer.
there will be a special afternoon dance as well as an evening dance. More details to come soon.
 
Saturday, February 10 2018 
2018 MidWinter Ball
Announcing the 2018 MidWinter Ball. Save the date. Details soon.
 
Saturday, March 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to The Organic Family Band
 
Wednesday, March 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
No dance, as the Hall is not available on Easter Week..
 
Wednesday, April 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
Saturday, April 14 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance

Kim Forrey calls to Rhythmajigs: Jack Maus on (Piano) Patti Reum (flutes and whistle); Michael Giordano (fiddle and mandolin).


 
Wednesday, April 25 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Squirrelly Dan and the Eastern Rounders
 
Wednesday, June 20 2018 
Square/Contra Dance

TBA calls to Polaris - Rose Jackson (fiddle), Marta Bartholomew (fiddle), Sam Zakon-Anderson (piano), and Jesse Ball (guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin, accordion & feet)


 
Wednesday, July 11 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to ContraForce