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


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Monday, July 22 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

Andrea Nettleton calling to music by Elke Baker (violin), Carl Friedman (piano) and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina)

Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, July 23 2024 
BFMS Song Swap
The 4TH Tuesday Zoom Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. While we have been getting together on zoom, the 4th Tuesday BFMS songswap has become transcontinental and international with participants from west, farther west, and north and northwest across the border. You can drop in on the zoom and meet (and hear / sing with) some nice folks we 're not likely to meet in person!
7:30 July 23. Link below
https://yorku.zoom.us/j/99950379772

 
Tuesday, July 23 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing

7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote


 
Thursday, July 25 2024 
BFMS Fall Picnic - Save the Date

Put the BFMS Fall Picnic on your calendar.

Sunday, October 13, 2024, 12pm to 4 pm

Thanks to the generous donation of BFMS member Ellice Brahms, the almost annual BFMS picnic will return this Fall. We are pleased to announce that we are returning to the lovely pavilion at Lake Roland Park. Socializing, clothing swap, singing, jamming, games and hiking will be part of the fun. Stay tuned for more details.
 
Saturday, August 03 2024 
A SPECIAL CONTRA DANCE in partnership with Charlestown Senior Living Community
A SPECIAL CONTRA DANCE in partnership with Charlestown Senior Living Community
1:30-4:00 PM
Ann Fallon calling to music by Jumping Sharks (Robin Wilson, Emily Aubrey, and Michael Raitzyk)
Dance lesson: 1:00 PM
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged. https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
Location: Charlestown Senior Living Community. 719 Maiden Choice Lane, Catonsville, MD 21228. Follow signs for Cross Creek Station Clubhouse. The dance will be in the Conference Center within the Clubhouse.
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
 
Wednesday, August 07 2024 
Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to music by Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (mandolin, banjo, feet). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, August 10 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Kim Forry calling to The Orphans - a high energy trio, with a specialty for French Canadian tunes,
Peter Buchak on accordion, Ben Kennedy on piano, Miranda Weinberg on fiddle.
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Monday, August 12 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

April Blum calling to music by Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet, saxophone) and Charlie Pilzer, piano

Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Wednesday, August 21 2024 
Contra Dance
April Blum calls to music by Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Lisa Roberts (banjo), and Art Abrams (bass). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Monday, August 26 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm

Kappy Laning leads the dancing to music by Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Mark Vidor (accordion) and Benn Hobbs (piano).
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, August 27 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Wednesday, September 04 2024 
Contra Dance
Carl Friedman calls to music by Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle), Todd Clewel (guitar), Aaron Blouin (bass). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, September 14 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Sue Gola calling to Zachary Mills fiddle & feet, Bobby LaRose mandolin, and Charlie Pilzer piano
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Wednesday, September 18 2024 
Contra Dance
Janine Smith and Susan Taylor call to The Dead Sea Squirrels - Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo, and mandolin), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Tuesday, September 24 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Wednesday, October 02 2024 
Contra Dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to music by Flamingo Sketches - Jared Kirkpatrick (piano, fiddle, mandolin, feet) and Tom Krumm (fiddle, mandolin). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, October 12 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Andrea Nettleman calling to Nova, a neo-trad trio hailing from New England featuring Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and mandolin, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion and piano.
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Tuesday, October 22 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Saturday, November 09 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
Andrea Nettleton calling to Brenna Hogan – fiddle, Shane Knudsen – fiddle, and others
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Tuesday, November 26 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Baltimore Shape Note Singing
7pm to 9:30pm. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. Attendance is free. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote
 
Saturday, December 14 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
Kappy Laning calling to Amberwing ~ Emily Aubrey - fiddle, Robin Wilson - flute, concertina, and sax, Janina O'Brien - piano
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Saturday, January 11 2025 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (one hour earlier)
TBD calling to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake ~ Carl Friedman - fiddle, Robin Wilson - flute, concertina, and sax, Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien - piano, bodhran, and whistle
Dance lesson: 6:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.