Baltimore Folk Music Society


Welcome to the Baltimore Folk Music Society

The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round. Members are eligible for discounts to Society events by showing their membership card.

BFMS is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and shares reciprocity arrangements with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.

Please Note

  • Starting in August 2018, the BFMS Monday Night English Country Dance, and the Gentle English dance series will be moving to the Church of the Nativity.
  • Starting in September 2018, the Second Saturday dance series will also be moving to the Church of the Nativity.
Directions to Church of the Nativity

Contra dancing: One Person's Perspective

Check out this great video of Contra dance at Lovely Lane on the Wednesday Night Dance page.

Please download our Welcome Brochure

Special Events

Monday, December 31 2018 
New Years Eve English Country Dance Gala
BFMS is pleased to present its annual Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance on Monday, December 31st, 2017, at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comfortor. Reception is at 6:30 PM and the Dance is 8:30 PM to 12:30 AM. Music by Elegant Echoes, Dances led by Melissa Running. Potluck supper at 7:30 PM. Tickets are on sale now.
Saturday, January 12 2019 
2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball
The Red Hot Contra 2019 BFMS MidWinter Ball - with Cis Hinkle calling to Pete's Posse. At the Church of the Redeemer. Mind Blowing Contras in the Afternoon and the MidWinter Ball at night. Tickets are on sale now. Get them while they are HOT!

See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.

Visit the BFMS Folk Events page for a list of some of the other folk events in the area.

Attention BFMS Members

  • Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ and update your contact information.
  • If you have recently joined BFMS or renewed your membership and did not get anything in the mail (such as a membership Card) please contact the Membership Chair at membership @ Thank you.

How to Contact Us

By E-mail - use our Contact page.

We can also be reached by conventional mail at

Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134.

Call the Baltimore Folk Music Society's Music & Dance Hotline! (888) 646-BFMS
or email president at

Membership expired? Renew on-line! See the Membership page for details.