Baltimore Folk Music Society

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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 take the time to review the BFMS suggestions and policy on reducing risk of COVID-19.

BFMS Memberships Extended

BFMS is extending all memberships during the time that BFMS events have been cancelled. What that means is that all BFMS Memberships are extended for a month for each month that events are cancelled.

Please help support our Callers and Musicians

BFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.

https://www.cdss.org/covid19/send-love-to-freelancers

If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.

Please download our Welcome Brochure

Virtual Events

Traditional Jig Zoom class

Thursday evenings in August from 6-7pm.
Mo Brachfeld will be teaching a class starting this week through Capital Irish Arts.She will be teaching the traditional sean nós jig, The Priest and His Boots.

Here is the link if anyone is interested - https://www.capitalirisharts.com/
Saturday, September 26 2020 
Instrument Workshops
PLAYFORD TUNES AS TECHNICAL HACKS
We'll use five popular country dance tunes to address five of the most common technical problems: subdividing, rushing, jumpy melodies, fast notes, and generally making it sound like a dance. $20 payable through PayPal or Venmo to tinachancey@mac.com. Checks are good too. SCHOLARSHIP AID is available, just ask. FOR QUESTIONS: tinachancey@cs.com
 
Sunday, September 27 2020 
Instrument Workshops
IF YOU CAN'T IMPROVISE THEN JUST FAKE IT
A very short, very kind, very simple introduction to making stuff up for the terminally ambivalent. $20 payable through PayPal or Venmo to tinachancey@mac.com. Checks are good too. SCHOLARSHIP AID is available, just ask. FOR QUESTIONS: tinachancey@cs.com
 

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.

www.bfms.org/folkevents

Attention BFMS Members

  • Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ bfms.org) 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 @ bfms.org. 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 (888)646-2367

or email president@bfms.org.


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