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

December 16 2019 - Folk Music
Folk Dance Holiday Party
Cherry Hill Park Dance Hall

8:00 PM to 11:30 PM; 9800 Cherry Hill Road; College Park, MD. 20740 Fee: $l0 per person (no charge for children under nine.) Brandon Diamond will be spinning a rapid mix of classic and recent Folk Dance favorites (with a touch of swing.) There will be ample opportunity to play requests and to fill your dance card. Refreshments will be served in potluck tradition, so feel free to share a taste of your favorite recipe or convenience store. We appreciate your bringing your goodies on a serving plate, so our little Santa’s helpers can also enjoy the evening. Revive your folk dance costume from the closet, if you wish:-) We also encourage you to bring children or grandchildren to our holiday party. (However, please plan on protecting those little darlings from the flurry of festive feet.) Plan to visit our Annual Folk Dance Bazaar in the side room to buy/sell treasures. Contact Phyllis for details.

December 18 2019 - Dance
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Bob Green (MO) calls the dances while Paul Oorts (accordion and mandolin), Martha Edwards (fiddle), and Melissa Running (piano) make the music

December 20 2019 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Tickets $25~ Showtime 8:00

Remaining tickets on sale at the door at 7:00pm

December 20 2019 - Folk Music
Metropolitan Community Church of Rehoboth

Caroline Barnes and live music provided by the Contra Rebels

Workshop 7 PM
Dance 7:30 – 10 PM

Admission: $10 cash at the door.

December 21 2019 - Dance
Annapolis Contra Dance
Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall

7-10 PM (Intro Lesson: 6:30 PM). Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy: Backstep Cindy: Sandy Hoffert (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), Joe Langley (guitar) and Art Abrams (bass) No experience or partner required. Snacks to share at the break are welcome. $10 with discounts for seniors, students, families, ATDS members. Annapolis Friends Meeting Hall, 351 Dubois Road, Annapolis, MD 21401. Info: Jan Scopel, 443-540-0867,, or Charlotte Featherstone, 203-247-3964,;

December 22 2019 - Folk Music
Big Wide Grin
Island Pride Oasis Restaurant

7:00 PM - Big Wide Grin, the bi-coastal duo of Elaine Dempsey & Karl Werne, from California and Virginia, bring diverse backgrounds of experience & music together to form a rich, soulful blend of character and deep harmony. Island Pride Oasis Restaurant 617 S Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877. Tickets are $18 in advance at and for members, $20 at the door.

December 29 2019 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park

DANCE DU JOUR with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano)

January 01 2020 - Folk Music
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Stephanie Smith calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (fiddle), Sophie Chang (cello), and Melissa Running (piano)

January 04 2020 to January 05 2020 - Folk Music
Bal DC
The Whittemore House

A weekend of thrilling French trad music and dancing brought to you by some of the biggest names in contra! Expertly-taught workshops for dancers and musicians of all skill levels, as well as a concert, evening bal, and late-night jamming. No prior experience needed, just the passion and curiosity to explore bal folk! Featuring: Nova, Eloise & Co., and Jeremy Carter-Gordon. The Whittemore House; 1526 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20036. Pay what you can starting at $80. More info including registration at, or email and follow us on Facebook!

January 05 2020 - Dance
Waltz Time
Glen Echo Park

Waltz Weavers

January 08 2020 - Folk Music
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Dan Gillespie calls the dances while Tina Chancey (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (cello), and Neil Epstein (piano) play

January 10 2020 - Concert
Timonium United Methodist Church

Tickets $20 ~ Showtime 8:00

January 15 2020 - Folk Music
FSGW English Country Dance
Glen Echo Town Hall

Kappy Laning calls the dances while Becky Ross (fiddle), Carrie Rose (flute), and Janina O’Brien (piano) make the music