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BFMS Events and Schedules


Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.


Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....


Special Events

Wednesday, March 15 2017 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations.
As an added enticement to attend this meeting, all BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. That's right -- FREE! You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer, however!
 
Friday, June 16 2017 
Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
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. June 16-18 from $89 per person. Info & online registration at www.bfms.org/catoctin.php Ticket sales are open.
 

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, March 01 2017 
Shane Knudsen calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every 2nd and 4th Wednesday
Family Dance Details...
Saturday, April 08 2017 
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
 
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, March 11 2017 
Hilton Baxter, calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, February 27 2017 
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Silver Maple: Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Saturday, March 25 2017 
Caller, Bob Farrall, musicians, Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President via email. president at bfms.org

To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org