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

March 25 2017 - Dance
Frederick Maryland Contra Dance

The Washington Area Open Band (aka the Fabulous Glen Echo Open Band) led by Steve Hickman, with the equally fabulous Laura Brown calling the figures.

March 25 2017 - Concert
Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders
TFCE - Falls Church, VA

$15 in advance / $18 at door

Award-winning singer/songwriter Andrew McKnight's music traverses influences from Appalachia, tasteful slide and jazzy blues, feisty anthems, rustic folk, and guitar-driven rock. Featuring founding Nitty Gritty Dirt Band member Les Thompson, Les' wife Stephanie Thompson, and Lisa Taylor, Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders blends his charming tenor voice and acoustic and electric guitars with banjo, upright bass, drums, and percussion. The band has delighted concert and festival audiences since their collective debut at the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington (March 2008) as well as on their acclaimed 2012 CD/DVD set One Virginia Night.

March 25 2017 - Dance
Leo Sandoval / Nic Gareiss + Cleek Schrey
Creative Alliance

8 PM - $18, $15 members + $3 at the door.

A spellbinding night of rhythmic percussive dance from two of the best.

Brazilian tap dancer Leonardo Sandoval is quickly gaining a stellar reputation in the tap world for his musicality and by incorporating Brazilian rhythms, music and dance styles to tap dance.

Gareiss and Shrey come together as members of a new generation of artists exploring traditional music and dance. Together they create seamless and simpatico duet performances with the fiddle and percussive dance practices from Ireland and Appalachia

March 26 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Tom and Myra with Tracy, Bell and Vallimont

March 26 2017 - Folk Music
An Die Musik Live


March 26 2017 - Celtic
Annual Art Fest - Maggies Music
Maryland Hall

Annual Art Fest features Maggie's Celtic Jam and lots more. Presented by Maryland Hall, lots of events from 1-4 pm. ArtFest will feature Maryland Hall's education programs through demonstrations, performances and activities that include children's crafts, . Popcorn and ice cream too!

March 26 2017 - Singer/Songwriter
An Die Musik

Michael Raitzyk and a Surprise Guest
perform their own songs in the round
with your singing host Geoffrey Himes
at An Die Musik
Sunday, March 26, at 5 pm
$10 in advance, $13 at door
409 Charles Street, (410) 385-2638
More info: or

March 27 2017 - Folk Music
Richie and Rosie And Potter Violins Open House
The John Kendall Hall at Potter Violins, Takoma Park

7:30 PM - Tickets : $15 adv, $20 door - Students (with ID) : $12 adv, $17 door

Tonight we have a special evening with Richie Stearns and Rosie Newton, a dynamic duo performing music rooted in the Americana tradition. In addition to Richie and Rosie, it's a brand new IMT venue : the John Kendall Recital Hall at Potter Violins! Potters has just moved from their Bethesda location to take over the Blair Mansion Inn in Takoma Park, complete with a special performance space named after Suzuki pioneer John Kendall. To introduce our new partnership, Potters Violins will be conducting an open house in conjunction with this concert.

March 29 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Anna Rain calls while lydia ievins (fiddle), David Knight (fiddle), and Melissa Running (piano) play

March 31 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

Adina Gordon calls to Pete's Posse with Pete Sutherland, fiddle, piano, banjo and vocals; Oliver Scanlon fiddle, mandolin, dobro, foot percussion and vocals; Tristan Henderson, guitars, mandolin, jaw harp, bodhran, foot percussion and vocals.

April 01 2017 - Folk Music
Acoustic Blues with Phil Wiggins and Eleanor Ellis
Carroll Arts Center, Westminster, MD

Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets: $22-25. Senior & student discounts.

Two giants of the Piedmont blues come together for a night of exceptional music. DC native Phil Wiggins is one of America's foremost blues harmonica players. Singer/guitarist Eleanor Ellis is one of the most significant women in acoustic blues. You can't hear this duo anywhere else - one night only!

April 01 2017 - Celtic
The Ballet Theatre of Maryland & with Maggie's Music
Modell Performing Arts Center at the Lyric

Celtic music for Ballet! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland & with Maggie's Music! The Ballet Theatre of Maryland presents Excalibur! (a full length ballet with music by Maggie Sansone. The concerts will include Maggie Sansone Celtic Ensemble (Maggie Sansone-hammered dulcimer; Andrea Hoag-fiddle; Karen Ashbrook-Irish flute, pennywhistle; Paul Oorts-harpguitar, french accordion; James Gummer-percussion)

April 01 2017 - Dance
Windmills International Dance Festival
Lithuanian Hall

12noon - 6:30pm
The second annual Windmills International Folk Dance Festival will feature breathtaking creative performances by very talented European traditional folk dance groups Kalinka, Carpathia, Malunas, Pillelkaar, Alpine, Ojczyzna, Krakowiaki, Nordic, and Tisza. These artists will perform Lithuanian, Estonian, German, Polish, Romanian, Macedonian, Moldovan, Finnish, Gypsy, Russian, Ukrainian, Hungarian, Swiss, Austrian, Danish and Norwegian dances. Souvenirs and ethnic food vendors will be selling their wares. Cash bar will be available to showcase ethnic beer and wine.
Tickets at $15 in advance, $20 at the door (children under 8 free)

April 01 2017 - Dance
Baroque Dance Workshop
St. George

Whether as a social activity or as inspiration for instrumental suites, dances such as allemandes, courantes, minuets, gavottes, sarabandes, gigues and other dances suffused the musical life of the Baroque period. What do these dances look like? How should the music be performed? Join us for a day of exploring Baroque dance with Baroque Dancer Paige Whitley-Bauguess &Instrumentalists Heloise Degrugillier and Patrick Merrill.
Saturday, April 1, 2017 9:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
St. George's Episcopal Church
915 N. Oakland St., Arlington VA

April 01 2017 - Celtic
Emerald Isle Club
Emerald Isle Club

The Emerald Isle Club, Inc. was founded in 1956 by a group of Irish friends who wanted to keep their Irish heritage alive and pass it down to future generations. Over the past 60 years the Club has become well-known in the Maryland Irish Community for its members' dedication and support of traditional Irish music and dance, Irish charities, Irish ancestry and language, and for its strong monthly ceili program. The Emerald Isle Club is a non-sectarian and 501(c)3 charitable organization.

April 02 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Adina Gordon and Pete's Posse

April 02 2017 - Concert
The Everly Set, plus Cecilia Grace
Tikvat Israel Congregation Rockville, MD 20851

7:30 PM - $15 in advance / $18 at door

Presenting The Everly Set: Sean Altman & Jack Skuller, acclaimed NYC-based singer-songwriters pay tribute to a pair of their rock heroes.

April 02 2017 - Folk Music
Baseball Songs with Tony Denikos, James Von Lenz & TBA
An Die Musik Live

Baseball Songs with Tony Denikos, James Von Lenz & TBA

April 02 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

DEVINE COMEDY with Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar, vocals), Ralph Gordon (bass)

April 02 2017 - Folk Music
Pierre Bensusan
IMT Rockville: Saint Mark Presbyterian Church

7:30 PM - Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door - Students (with ID) & Children: $15 advance, $20 door

There is a sense of something both playful and serious in Pierre's work, an unparalleled sense of freedom in his compositions and his improvisations. His "manner" of playing defies classification - crossing world, classical, jazz, traditional, folk and more. None can be isolated as simply "Brazilian", ""Arabic" or "French"; rather, they represent our world in its current state, a world sharing itself, fusing cultures together in ways we have never experienced. A great embassador of peace. Not to be missed!

April 02 2017 - Folk Music
Rabbi Jack Gabriel
Temple Shalom in Chevy Chase

Rabbi Jack Gabriel makes a rare visit to the DC area in concert on April 2 at 7:00 PM at Temple Shalom 8401 Grubb Road, Chevy Chase, MD 20815. His songs go straight to the heart. He is a rare combination of deep and light-hearted which can bring a tear to the eyes and laughter to the soul. Rabbi Jack has been writing Hebrew/American folk music for three decades. He's released eight recordings of original music and has lived in Northern Colorado for much of that time. He is shared his songs and stories in Fort Collins, Boulder, Aspen, and Vail; in the last few years, he's also done concerts in Toronto, Capetown, Sonoma, Portland, OR, and Hawai'i. Tickets are $20 for adults, ($15 for Temple Shalom members), $10 for students and $5 for kids. Contact Herb Cooper-Levy at or 703-380-3151

April 05 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Beginner Session starts at 7:30 - Melissa Running calls the dances to the music of Tina Chancey (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (cello), and Francine Krasowska (piano)

April 07 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

Greg Frock calls to Avant Gardeners with Ralph Gordon, bass; Bert Carlson, guitar; Loren Oppenheimer, tabla; Laura Light, fiddle.

April 07 2017 to April 09 2017 - Celtic
Baltimore Irish Trad Fest
Baltimore Irish Arts Center

Trad Fest Registration is now available! Sign up by March 24th for the early bird discount!
We'll be gathering some of the world's finest traditional Irish musicians to teach workshops, perform and lead sessions. There will be an all-star concert on Saturday evening at the Creative Alliance, workshops on Saturday and Sunday, and sessions all weekend long!

April 08 2017 - Folk Music
Rupert Wates
Perry Hall Folk Music Night

Featured performer will be Rupert Wates

April 08 2017 - Folk Music
Temple Isaiah

Called Canada's finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. Opening: Ian Foster
Temple Isaiah
12200 Scaggsville Road
Fulton, MD 20759
(Near Columbia, MD.)
Any problems call Joyce Sica on her cell 443-540-0226
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm

April 09 2017 - Dance
FSGW Family Dance


April 09 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Susan Taylor with the Free Raisins

April 09 2017 - Concert
David Mallett, with Ian Foster
Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington

7:00 PM - $25 in advance

April 12 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Anna Rain calls the dances while David Knight (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin and accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano) make the music

April 14 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

David Kaynor calls to the Glen Echo Open Band.

April 15 2017 - Dance
ATDS Contra Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting House

It's our annual Fun-Raiser Dance featuring the PHAT sound of the Annapolis All-Starz! Ann Fallon will lead our cavalcade of callers. Join us to raise money for ATDS and the maintenance of our dance floor! If you're interested in playing in the band, contact us.

April 15 2017 - Dance
Bluemont Dance
Hillsboro Old Stone School

Caller: David Kaynor - Band: Polka Pants David Kaynor: fiddle, Andrea Hoag: fiddle, Rebecca Weiss: fiddle, Charlie Pilzer: Piano

April 16 2017 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park Spanish Ballroom

HONEYSUCKLE ROSE with Liz Donaldson (piano), Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Paul Oorts (button accordion, mandolin, banjo, guitar), Ralph Gordon (bass)

April 16 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Ann Fallon with Black Oranges

April 19 2017 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance

Laura Schultz and Stephanie Smith lead the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Barbara Heitz (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano) play

April 21 2017 - Folk Music
333 Coffeehouse
Annapolis Friends Meeting House

We welcome Lulu's Fate back to 333 with their stripped-down, cool approach to old-time songs and tunes. They're riding the wave of their new CD, The Cowpalace Sessions. 7:30 PM; $12/$10.

April 21 2017 - Dance
Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo

Rich Goss calls to Tempest with Tim Ball, fiddle; Chuck Abell, guitar and mandolin; Eric Metzgar, drums and percussion.

April 21 2017 - Folk Music
Bill Staines
Cellar Stage

Opening: Lara Herscovitch

Tickets $21.00 ~ Showtime 8:00 pm

April 21 2017 - Folk Music
West Virginia Old-Time with the High Ridge Ramblers
Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church

Time: 8:00 PM

Tickets: $22-25. Senior & student discounts.

The High Ridge Ramblers play West Virginia mountain music the way they feel it on fiddle, banjo and guitar, including twisty mountain tunes, early bluegrass, ballads, and old-time songs.

April 22 2017 - Dance
Lancaster Contra Dance
St. Johns Epispocal Church

Caller: Bob Nicholson - Band: Eileen Nicholson - fiddle, Jill Smith - piano

April 22 2017 - Folk Music
Old-Time Workshop with the High Ridge Ramblers
McDaniel College, Westminster, MD 21157

Time: 1-4 PM

Tickets: $75


Get hands-on with traditional West Virginian music, including old-time, bluegrass, gospel, ballads, and country! Dave Bing, Andrew Dunlap and Mark Payne will explain how to take an old-time fiddle or banjo tune and make it into a string band tune. Learn the techniques to approach old-time music, and have a chance to jam with the band!

April 23 2017 - Folk Music
Birthday show with Karen Collins & TBA
An Die Musik Live

Birthday show with Karen Collins & TBA

April 23 2017 - Dance
FSGW Sunday Night Contra and Square Dance

Rich Goss with Frog Hammer