Baltimore Folk Music Society


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

Monday, December 31 2018 
New Years Eve English Country Dance Gala
BFMS is pleased to present its annual Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance on Monday, December 31st, 2017, at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comfortor. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Dance is 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Music by Elegant Echoes, Dances led by Melissa Running. Potluck supper at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now.
Saturday, January 12 2019 
2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball
The Red Hot Contra 2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball - with Cis Hinkle calling to Pete's Posse. At the Church of the Redeemer. Mind Blowing Contras in the Afternoon and the MidWinter Ball at night. Tickets are on sale now. Get them while they are HOT!

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, November 21 2018 
Susan Taylor calls to The Baltimore Open Band!
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, December 08 2018 
Hilton Baxter calls to 2 Docs & a Friend featuring Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Robin Wilson on flute & Sax and Michael Raitzyk on 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 or email Sara at satdance at
Remember new location for our dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, November 26 2018 
The caller will be Andrea Nettleton; music will be provided by Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
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.
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

BFMS Music and Dance Fest Details...
Join BFMS at Patterson Park for Music, Dancing and Crafts.
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

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