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


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Wednesday, October 17 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Music by Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar)
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Saturday, October 20 2018 
2018 Autumn Assembly English Ball
Music by A Joyful Noise - Barbara Greenberg (violin), Daniel Beerbohm (winds), Kathy Talvitie (piano), with guest Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Review 1:30-4:00 pm, with caller Tom Spilsbury and music by Susan Brandt (flute) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Reception 6:30 pm, Ball 7-11 pm.
All events at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission by Reservation; register online at BFMS.org or by mail (fliers available online and at area dances).
 
Sunday, October 21 2018 
Windborne - Concert
Windborne (Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon) is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
http://www.windbornesingers.com/
Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students . Become a BFMS member at the door and receive the member discount.
3 PM - Catonsville, MD - Please bring munchies to share at intermission.
For the location and to make a reservation, please e-mail specialevents@bfms.org or call 410-321-8419 and leave a message. We will call you back to confirm your reservation.
 
Monday, October 22 2018 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Tom Hinds; music by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Tuesday, October 23 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, October 24 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
April Blum calls to The Treblemakers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax). This dance is a Free Fall Baltimore event - Free admission for all!
 
Thursday, October 25 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Circus No. 9
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html

https://circusnumbernine.com/
 
Saturday, October 27 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Jean Rohe | Rachael Kilgour

Catonsville, MD - Requested donation $15-20. Potluck snacks encouraged. Reservations required: svob@comcast.net.


 
Monday, October 29 2018 
English Country Dance
Halloween! Come dressed as your favorite dance! Diane Schmit calls the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Wednesday, October 31 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano)
 
Monday, November 05 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Paul Oorts (things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, November 07 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Ryck Kaiser (fiddle) and Jill Smith (piano).
 
Saturday, November 10 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Anne Lutun calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - 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.
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Directions to the Church of the Nativity
 
Monday, November 12 2018 
English Country Dance

Susan Taylor calls to music by Carl Friedman (violin), Tom Wright (mandolin), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, November 14 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA
 
Saturday, November 17 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
BALFOLK MUSIC SESSION
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. Contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072, mbvidor@aol.com. The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214
 
Monday, November 19 2018 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Nora Smith (violin), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin, and melodeon),and Melissa Running (piano)
 
Wednesday, November 21 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to The Baltimore Open Band!
 
Friday, November 23 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Annual Thanksgiving Concert
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement, Rachel Eddy (The Early Mays, formerly of Uncle Earl) and Charm City Junction at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House; 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com, 410-746-8387, $25 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $27 at the door; $13 children under 13. Online at http://www.kenkolodner.com/thanksgiving-concert-nov-23-2018.html.
 
Sunday, November 25 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Genticorum
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
http://www.genticorum.com/english/
 
Monday, November 26 2018 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Andrea Nettleton; music will be provided by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, November 28 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute, alto sax), Donna Boylan (piano), and Adam Lee (guitar).
 
Monday, December 03 2018 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls the figures; music by Andrea Hoag (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, December 05 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
Mike Lentz calls to the Polka Pants Trio - Charlie Pilzer (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle) and Rebecca Weiss (fiddle).
 
Saturday, December 08 2018 
2nd Saturday Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to 2 Docs & a Friend featuring Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Robin Wilson on flute & Sax and someone else to be mentioned soon.

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
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Monday, December 10 2018 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls the figures; music by Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, December 12 2018 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Eloise and Co - Becky Tracy (fiddle), Owen Morrison (guitar), and Rachel Bell (accordion).

 
Saturday, December 15 2018 (Member Sponsored) 
Helicon's 33rdAnnual Winter Solstice Concert
Kraushaar Auditorium, Goucher College, 1021 Dulaney Valley Rd., Towson, Maryland 21204. Helicon's 33rd Annual Winter Solstice Concerts. 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 at the door. Group discounts are available. 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. See also www.kenandbrad.com
 
Monday, December 17 2018 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls the figures; music by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Monday, December 24 2018 
English Country Dance
Christmas Eve NO DANCE!
 
Monday, December 31 2018 
English Country Dance
New Year's Eve!! Join us for our New Year's Eve ECD Gala at Church of the Nativity, featuring caller Melissa Running, with music by Elegant Echoes (Becky Ross, violin; Colleen Reed, flute, and Liz Donaldson, piano). Special event pricing. Stay tuned for details!
 
Saturday, January 12 2019 
No Dance This Month MID Winter Ball at different location
Tonight we have our Mid Winter Ball held at the Church of the Redeemer 5603 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21210
Check our Website for more details and Great Line up
http://bfms.org/midwinter.php
Come see us next month for another great 2nd Saturday Dance

any questions satdance@bfms.org
 
Thursday, January 17 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Richie & Rosie
http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html

https://www.facebook.com/richieandrosie/
 
Tuesday, January 22 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, February 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance

Brian Hamshar calls to The Organic Family Band, Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).

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


 
Wednesday, February 13 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Laurie Lewis
RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Saturday, March 09 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Abigail Hobart calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor
(whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine
(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 the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, March 13 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA Calls to Unbowed
 
Wednesday, March 20 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels
 
Tuesday, March 26 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, April 13 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Run Of The Mill String Band from Philadelphia area

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, April 23 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, May 11 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Contranella, Featuring: Megan Wobus Beller
on (Fiddle), John Wobus on (Piano) and Charley Beller on
(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
 
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar)
 
Tuesday, May 28 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
TBA calls to Triple Helix Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (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 the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), and Michael Proctor (bass).
 
Tuesday, June 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Wednesday, July 03 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders - Jonah Sidman (Fiddle), Corey Walters (Flute, Mandolin), Michael Friedman (Piano), Ness Smith-Savedoff (Percussion), and Ross Harriss (Sax/Guitar).
 
Saturday, July 13 2019 
No Dance This Month
Summertime closed be back September 14, 2019
 
Tuesday, July 23 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
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
 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
Free (small donation for venue appreciated)
 
Saturday, September 14 2019 
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 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
 
Saturday, October 12 2019 
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 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
http://www.bfms.org/directionsToChurchoftheNativity.php
 
Saturday, November 09 2019 
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 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
 
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).

 
Saturday, December 14 2019 
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 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