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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

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.

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, May 01 2019 
Hilton Baxter calls to Evening.. - Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and David Crandall (Saxophone, flute).
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, May 11 2019 
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 or email Sara at satdance at
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, April 29 2019 

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)

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, May 18 2019 
Caller, Emily Aubrey. Musicians, Cindy Swiss on violin, David Crandall on flute and saxophone, Janina O'Brien on 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

2nd Tuesday Song Swap Details...
Like our other song swap at the Four Hour Day Lutherie, this is not an open mic. It's a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. We take turns around the circle. There is NO requirement to sing. If you are shy about leading a song, don’t fret…we sing many songs with choruses and your voice will blend in with everyone else’s. Please come prepared with a few songs
Tuesday, May 14 2019 
Song Swap - 7:30 to 9:30 PM at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter
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

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