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Folk Event Listings

Please note that these are not BFMS events. Due to concerns about COVID-19 please check with the event organizers to see if these events are still being held.

Events listed on this page are not connected to or sponsored by the Baltimore Folk Music Society. These events are listed as a service to the Folk Music community. If you would like your Folk Music event listed on this page, please contact events@bfms.org and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.


Listing by Date - next 30 days


February 24 2024 - Dance
Bumper Car Squares
Glen Echo Park

7:00pm-10:30pm, Square Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD! 7:00pm introductory session and we’ll have you do-si-do-ing and swinging your partner in no time flat. NO partner, special attire, or prior experience necessary. The Bumper Car Pavilion has a wonderful wooden floor and overhead radiant heaters keep you toasty warm no matter the weather. Admission: $15-adults, $5-teens, 12 and under FREE! Cash or credit card at the door. Caller Becky Hill teaches the dances with skill and enthusiasm, and guides you through the figures to the pulsing groove of Appalachian dance tunes by Devil in the Mill (https://www.devilinthemill.com/#). That’s Dakota Karper (fiddle), Meghan Mette (fiddle), Julius Bjornson (guitar), and Greg Mulley (bass guitar). All this FUN is brought to you by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. For more details, please visit: https://glenechopark.org/dances

 
February 25 2024 - Dance
Sunday Afternoon Pop-up Dance
Glen Echo Park

3:00-6:00 pm, Introductory session at 2:30 pm. The Dam Beavers bring a high octane mix of contra dance tunes wowing dancers across the country. Ben Schreiber (fiddle) and Scotty Leach (piano) are extraordinary musicians who can match Janine Smith's brilliant calling. Cmon out to this FUN, high energy dance that will keep you smiling all week! Admission: $15 Cash or Venmo at the door. The Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park. Mask optional. Overhead radiant heaters keep you toasty warm, no matter the weather. For more information please go to: https://dancingplanetproductions.com/contra.

 
February 25 2024 - Dance
GWCC Ceili Dance
The Lyceum

Workshop 3-4 Ceili 4-8 pm. The Lyceum 17801 Meeting House Rd, Sandy Spring, MD 20860. At 3pm Bridget Curran will teach (and then call during the ceili) Pat Murphy's new Ormond Set. The rest of the program includes a couple of ceili and classic dances, as well as dances we workshopped earlier in the season. A 1-pager of dance notes for this event will be available at the ceili. https://gwcc-online.org/

 
February 26 2024 - Concert
Baltimore Folk Club
Wine Collective in Hampden

Doors open at 6:30 pm, show at 7:00 pm. Sarah Collins & Jonathan Vocke, for a private event at the Wine Collective in Hampden. This duo brings a fresh take to Irish music, pairing traditional fiddle melodies with old time two-fingered banjo. Drawing inspiration from the Celtic traditions that Sarah grew up with in Boston and the old-time and folk scene that Jonathan calls home in Baltimore, the pair explores the space at the intersection of these musical styles.

 
February 27 2024 - Folk Music
Baltimore Shape Note / Sacred Harp Singing
Four Hour Day Lutherie

7pm to 9:30pm. Attendance is free. Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore, MD. Join us in America's oldest musical tradition! Experience the joy of singing a cappella choral music in four-part harmony. Shaped note heads aid sight reading. No experience needed, and loaner books are available. All are welcome! More information https://baltimoreshapenote.org/, https://www.facebook.com/groups/bmoreshapenote

 
March 02 2024 - Concert
Amy Speace
Island Pride Oasis

7.30 PM, Island Pride Oasis | 617 S Frederick Ave, Gaithersburg, MD 20879 | 7.30pm | $25 adv / $30 door | Livestream is available for $15 | tickets and info at www.focusmusic.org

 
March 03 2024 - Dance
Waltz at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Music by Tangerine Tempo. Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m. For more info: go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org, Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

 
March 08 2024 - Concert
MUSTARD’S RETREAT
Cellar Stage Timonium

Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm, Tickets $25 ~ Children 10 & under half price. https://uptownconcerts.com/shows/

 
March 09 2024 - Dance
Mid-Atlantic Norwegian Dancers
Silver Spring, MD

7:30 PM Norwegian?style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Laura Hummel and friends on the unique Hardanger fiddle and Sonia White on key fiddle. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Please bring clean dance shoes to change into and always check MAND website for updates. Info: MAND.fanitull.org or Linda at Linda@ScandiaDC.org

 
March 13 2024 - Concert
Jacob Jolliff & Tal Yahalom
Brad's House

Email bradkolodner@gmail.com with any questions. Invite your friends and spread the word! Most shows fill up so don’t hesitate reserve a spot. Feel free to bring food and drink to share. Brad's House - 831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore. Doors at 6:30pm, Concert 7pm til 9pm. Cost: $20-$30 suggested sliding scale donation for adults. 14 & under free.
Feel free to bring food and drink to share! https://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html

 
March 14 2024 - Concert
CHERYL WHEELER with KENNY WHITE
Cellar Stage Timonium

Showtime 7:30pm ~ Doors open at 7:00pm, Tickets $25 ~ Children 10 & under half price. https://uptownconcerts.com/shows/

 
March 16 2024 - Dance
English Country Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-9:30 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM). Jackie McCabe calls to music by Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Melissa Running (piano) and Anna Rain (recorders). Face masks optional. Attendance is not capped; however, pre-registration is very helpful to us, thanks! Email aefallon@verizon.net to pre-register. Venue has windows and fans for circulation and ventilation. No experience or partner required. Note: No food/drinks provided; please bring own drinking water. Snacks to share are welcome if you bring napkins, appropriate paper goods+utensils and plan to clean up after snack time. $15. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867, janscope@hotmail.com AnnFallon, 410-507-0934, aefallon@verizon.net

 
March 17 2024 - Dance
Waltz at Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom
Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park

Music by Snapdragon. Dance in the Spanish Ballroom at Glen Echo Park to a lively mix of folk waltzes with a few other couples’ dances, including Tango, Hambo, Swing, and Polka. Admission is $15, $5 for full-time students with ID. No partner required. The waltz lesson begins at 2:45 p.m. with a half-hour of beginner instruction and 15 minutes for an intermediate or advanced move. Dancing follows until 6 p.m. For more info: go to www.WaltzTimeDances.org e-mail info@WaltzTimeDances.org, Glen Echo Park 7300 MacArthur Blvd, Glen Echo, MD 20812.

 
March 23 2024 - Concert
Joe Jencks and Jesse Palidofsky
Unity of Charlottesville

7 PM, FocusMusic and Unity of Charlottesville | 2825 Hydraulic Circle, Charlottesville, VA 22901 | 7pm | $20 adv, $25 door | tickets and info at www.focusmusic.org

 
March 23 2024 - Dance
Bumper Car Squares
Glen Echo Park

7:00pm-10:30pm, Square Dance in the Bumper Car Pavilion at Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD! 7:00pm introductory session and we’ll have you do-si-do-ing and swinging your partner in no time flat. NO partner, special attire, or prior experience necessary. The Bumper Car Pavilion has a wonderful wooden floor and overhead radiant heaters keep you toasty warm no matter the weather. Admission: $15-adults, $5-teens, 12 and under FREE! Cash or credit card at the door. Caller Will Mentor teaches the dances with skill and enthusiasm, and guides you through the figures to the pulsing groove of Appalachian dance tunes by Bach Bui (fiddle) & Friends All this FUN is brought to you by Glen Echo Park Partnership for Arts and Culture. For more details, please visit: https://glenechopark.org/dances