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....

Due to concerns about COVID-19, all BFMS in-person events have been cancelled through December 31, 2020. The BFMS Board will re-evaluate the situation periodically and decide if further cancellations are necessary.

Please help support our Callers and Musicians

BFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.

If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.

Special Events

Tuesday, October 27 2020 
BFMS Song Swap
7:30 PM
Suggested theme: Unusual Occurrences/Phenomenon (this could include spooky stuff or funny stuff, it's up to you). Cats coming back, mistaken identity of swans, tricksters, weather oddities... Come join the Four Hour Day, Baltimore Folk Music Society and pals with a song (folk inspired/classic country/old-time/bluegrass/original). A chorus is great for others to sing along. You can also join us to listen, add an instrumental solo, and enjoy the huge variety of songs presented by a surprising array of musicians. All we ask is that you are ready with your tuned instrument and lyrics to sing when it's your turn. And remember, only one person can sing at a time on Zoom! Email Andy if you have questions:, See below for the the 4HD Zoom link:
Tuesday, November 10 2020 
Uptown Concerts Online - CHRISTINE LAVIN
YouTube link

Saturday, November 14 2020 
Joe Crookston
7:30 PM Presented on Facebook and YouTube at for free. Tips and merchandise purchases encouraged. Info: Rob Hinkal at
Saturday, December 05 2020 
Joe Jencks
7:30 PM, Facebook and YouTube at for free. Tips and merchandise purchases encouraged. Info: Rob Hinkal at
Tuesday, December 08 2020 
Uptown Concerts Online - AMY SPEACE
Uptown Concerts is now assisting artists with virtual concerts

Traditional American Dances

New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

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

Song Swap Details...
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Now at two different locations on two different dates:
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter.
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Four Hour Day Lutherie.
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