Baltimore Folk Music Society


Folk Event Listings

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 and provide the details (Date, Artist, Venue, Website URL or other details) of your event.

Listing by Date - next 30 days

January 24 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Melissa Running calls to the playing of David Knight (fiddle), Sophie Chen (cello), and Francine Krasowska (piano)

January 25 2018 - Folk Music

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

January 26 2018 - Folk Music
Floyds Row
Four Hour Day Lutherie

7:30 PM @ 4305 Harford Road; Baltimore, MD 21214., call us at 410-637-3728.

January 27 2018 - Dance
Frederick Maryland Contra Dance
Trinity School

TBA calls to One Flute Over the Cuckoo's Nest, featuring Susan Brandt, flute; Carl Friedman, fiddle; Charlie Pilzer, piano.

January 28 2018 - Folk Music
The Harried Americans and The Aloha Boys
Positano’s Restaurant

7:00 PM at Focus Bethesda at Positano’s Restaurant 4948-4940 Fairmont Avenue Bethesda, MD 20814. Tickets are $18 in advance at and for members, $20 at the door.

January 31 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Carol Marsh calls while Anna Rain (recorders), Paul Oorts (mandolin and accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

February 01 2018 - Folk Music

Tickets $20.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

February 02 2018 - Folk Music
Martin & Susanne Folk Roots Masters
The Church of the Redeemer - Baltimore

Start with two compelling voices, an uncanny sense of harmony and a deep grounding in traditional American music. Add in stunning guitar work and a warm, intimate performance style, and what do you get? Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz. As one reviewer says, "Martin and Susanne make beautiful music together."

Martin is internationally known as an interpreter of pre-war blues and other roots music. He started his career recording with and accompanying legendary folk musicians such as U Utah Phillips, Rosalie Sorrels, and Jim Ringer and Mary McCaslin. Susanne is a veteran of the Boston roots music scene. A life-long singer, she slips seamlessly into any genre, making it her own; soulful blues singer one minute, sassy honky-tonk gal the next. Together they embrace a deep love and respect for the roots of classic blues, old time, early country, and honky-tonk. At the same time, they make the music their own, presenting it with style, grace and wit.

Martin and Susanne played and sang together for three years in Honky Tonk Masquerade, a rockin' honky tonk/western swing band, before striking out as an acoustic duo two years ago. Their performances have delighted audiences from Maine to Georgia. Their first CD together, Old Songs, New Hats, was released late in 2015.

February 04 2018 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom

Valse Impressions

February 07 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Beginner Session starts at 7:30 Anna Rain calls the dances to the music of Tina Chancey (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute), and Lisa Premo (cello)

February 10 2018 - Dance
Southern Maryland Contra Dance

Currently, SMTMD sponsors monthly dances from September through June, featuring live music from the Southern Maryland Open Band, and a rotation of guest callers. The dances are normally held on the 2nd Saturday of the month at Christ Church Parish Hall, Chaptico, MD. The evening starts at 7:00 PM with a half an hour beginner's dance workshop, followed by live music and dance from 7:30 P.M. to 10:00 P.M. Check the website calendar for the lineup of dances! Weather related cancellations are posted on the website.

February 10 2018 - Dance
Galesville Community Square Dance
Galesville Memorial Hall

Dance squares, circles, longway sets and waltzes. Appalachian dance tunes by Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar). Figures called by Janine Smith. All ages welcome. 5:45: Doors open; 6 optional potluck, 7 Family-friendly dancing; 8:30 More Challenging dancing. Galesville Memorial Hall, 952 Galesville Road, 20765 (Near Annapolis). $10, Kids 5-17 $5. Info: 301-926-9142.

February 10 2018 - Folk Music
Jim Hurst

7:30 PM. Jim Hurst is a master of bluegrass and country music. A free harmony singing workshop at 5 followed by a potluck. Fort Hunter Centennial Barn. 5300 N. Front Street. 17110. $22, $10 students.

February 10 2018 - Folk Music
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
Carroll Arts Center - Westminster

Frank Solivan is a multi-instrumentalist who sings with power and passion, writes articulate songs that go straight to the heart, and combines the pure, hard drive of classic bluegrass with contemporary twenty-first century acoustic music. Already the 2016 AND 2014 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Instrumental Group of the Year, the Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen has garnered a repeat nomination in that category for 2017. Cold Spell, the band's acclaimed second release for Compass Records, entered Billboard’s Bluegrass Chart at No. 3 and was nominated for a 2015 Best Bluegrass Album Grammy. These honors follow up on a string of successes: in 2013, the band earned 5 IBMA awards, with wins for Mike Munford (Banjo Player of the Year) and guitarist Chris Luquette (Momentum Award—Instrumentalist of the Year), and multiple awards from the Washington Area Music Awards. Frank Solivan is joined by Mike Munford (banjo), Chris Luquette (guitar), and Jeremy Middleton (bass).

February 14 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Liz Donaldson calls the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Bruce Edwards (bassoon), and Melissa Running (piano) make the music

February 17 2018 - Folk Music
Perry Hall Folk Music Night featuring Ami Yares

Our featured performer for December 16th will be Ami Yares

February 17 2018 - Dance
Lancaster Contra Dance

Caller: Ann FallonBand: The Gooseberries - Matthew Burke fiddle, Rich Dodson tenor banjo, Dave Cottrell accordion, Jill Smith piano

February 17 2018 - Dance
Annapolis Contra Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

Melissa Chatham calls to the delightful music of Rhythmajigs (Patti Reum-flutes, whistles; Michael Giordano-fiddle, mandolin; Jack Maus-piano). The evening includes a free introductory session at 6:30; dance 7-10 p.m.

February 17 2018 - Dance
Bluemont Dance

TBA calls to the The Boneshakers (Joe DeZarn on fiddle, Paul Hammerton on guitar, Gina Faberon mandolin, and Ralph Gordon on bass)

February 18 2018 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Spanish Ballroom


February 21 2018 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the dances while Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play