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BFMS Events and Schedules

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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, October 17 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Music by Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar)
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
Saturday, October 20 2018 
2018 Autumn Assembly English Ball
Music by A Joyful Noise - Barbara Greenberg (violin), Daniel Beerbohm (winds), Kathy Talvitie (piano), with guest Marty Taylor (winds and concertina)
Review 1:30-4:00 pm, with caller Tom Spilsbury and music by Susan Brandt (flute) and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
Reception 6:30 pm, Ball 7-11 pm.
All events at The Church of the Redeemer, 5603 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission by Reservation; register online at or by mail (fliers available online and at area dances).
Sunday, October 21 2018 
Windborne - Concert
Windborne (Lynn Mahoney Rowan, Will Thomas Rowan, Lauren Breunig, and Jeremy Carter-Gordon) is a group of vocal chameleons who specialize in close harmony singing, shifting effortlessly between drastically different styles of traditional music within the same concert. Their musical knowledge spans many continents and cultures, but they remain deeply rooted in American folk singing traditions.
Admission is $15 for members, $20 for non-members, and $10 for students . Become a BFMS member at the door and receive the member discount.
3 PM - Catonsville, MD - Please bring munchies to share at intermission.
For the location and to make a reservation, please e-mail or call 410-321-8419 and leave a message. We will call you back to confirm your reservation.
Wednesday, October 24 2018 
Free Fall Baltimore Contra Dance
April Blum calls to The Treblemakers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax). This dance is a Free Fall Baltimore event - Free admission for all!

Traditional American Dances

Wednesday Night Contra and Square Dances Details...
Wednesday, October 17 2018 
Shane Knudsen calls to Music by Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (fiddle, guitar)
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Second Saturday Dance Series Details...
Saturday, November 10 2018 
Anne Lutun calls to The Black Oranges: Sarah Foard - fiddle
Cynthia Marie - piano Gary Prince - guitar Manny Arciniega - 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
Remember New location for our Dance!!!
The dance is held at the Church of the Nativity & Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Directions to the Church of the Nativity
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

Monday Night English Country Dances Details...
Monday, October 22 2018 

The caller will be Tom Hinds; music by the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore

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

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