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Monday, April 29 2019 
English Country Dance

The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Paul Oorts (mandolin and acdordion), Dave Crandall (flute and sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Wednesday, May 01 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Evening.. - Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and David Crandall (Saxophone, flute).
 
Sunday, May 05 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Dances of Universal Peace
Next Dance is FIRST Sunday: May 5 from 4 - 6 PM at
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043.
NOTE IT BEGINS AN HOUR LATER IN MAY.
With gratefulness for the Circle of healing and fun we created today;
Missed those who were not able to join us. Peggy Adams
mpadamsmd@gmail.com
 
Monday, May 06 2019 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Beth Fink(piano)


 
Wednesday, May 08 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to The Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, saxophone), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
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
 
Saturday, May 11 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
SINg!
Sat, May 11th, 6:30 - 8:30/ Free, and open to all, all ages and any vocal ability. Vocal only (no instruments). We will sing together for the enjoyment of hearing our voices join in harmony and beauty. Easy to follow songs will be taught, no music reading involved. Many of the songs come from the Ysaye Barnwell (from Sweet Honey and the Rock singing group) Community Sings. For those who want to extend the evening after the Sing is over:
Feel free to bring instruments and potluck snacks. During this time: your instruments if you have the use our shakerees, drum, keyboard; sing-along as others play; dance; listen; chat; etc. Stuart and Peggy at 612 Hollow Road, Ellicott City MD 21043.
410-465-1914
 
Monday, May 13 2019 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to music by Rosetta Isnardi (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Tuesday, May 14 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, May 15 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Kingfisher - Cecilia Vacanti (fiddle) and Jeff Kaufman (piano).
 
Saturday, May 18 2019 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Emily Aubrey. Musicians, Cindy Swiss on violin, David Crandall on flute and saxophone, Janina O'Brien on piano.
 
Monday, May 20 2019 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; we’ll have special music by

Elke Baker (violin), with Jacqueline Schwab, a wonderful pianist known for her work with Bare Necessities and on cinematic soundtracks, as well as a solo career.


 
Wednesday, May 22 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Tim Ball (fiddle) and Harry Aceto (guitar).
 
Saturday, May 25 2019 (Member Sponsored) 
Balfolk Music Session
2 pm – 4 pm
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. 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, May 27 2019 
English Country Dance
The caller will be Emily Aubrey; music will be provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Tuesday, May 28 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, May 29 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Ethan Ableman calls to Tea and Honey - Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Colleen Holroyd (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Bobby LaRose (piano).
 
Saturday, June 08 2019 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes 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
 
Tuesday, June 11 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Wednesday, June 12 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Backstep Cindy - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), and Art Abrams (bass).

 
Friday, June 14 2019 
Catoctin Music and Dance Weekend
34th Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 14 to Sunday, June 16, 2019
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 from $89 per person. Info & online registration available. Ticket sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 19 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
Kelsey Hartman calls to The Nettles - Laura Brophy (fiddle), Kevin Johnsrude (guitar), Michael Proctor (bass), and Ness Smith-Savedoff (percussion).
 
Tuesday, June 25 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
Wednesday, June 26 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to the Baltimore Open Band!
 
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).
 
Tuesday, July 09 2019 
2nd Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
 
Saturday, July 13 2019 
No Dance This Month
Summertime closed be back September 14, 2019
 
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
TBA calls to Medicinal Purpose - Ryck Kaiser (fiddle),
Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Wednesday, July 31 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to Contre Temps - Andrew Tomlinson (flute), Mark Vidor (piano), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle).
 
Wednesday, August 07 2019 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA 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
 
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
 
Tuesday, August 27 2019 
4th Tuesday Song Swap
Song Swap - 7 to 9 PM - at the Four Hour Day Lutherie
 
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 TBA
 
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
TBA 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