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Member Sponsored Events

These are events that are:

  • Organized by a BFMS member.
  • Open (at least) to all BFMS members.
  • Of a type that generally meets the definition of a "folkie" event.
    Tupperware parties, e.g., don't qualify.

Events produced by another organization shall not be considered BFMS member-sponsored events.
An organization is defined as "An entity incorporated as a company or non-profit".
Exceptions or appeals to this policy will be decided by the Board of BFMS.
BFMS asks that the sponsor promote the Baltimore Folk Music Society at member sponsored events.


Member Sponsored Event Listings

Saturday, February 29 2020 (Member Sponsored) 
SIng
7:30 -9.30 PM; 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043
All abilities and all ages are welcome; no need to read music or even to carry a tune.
Free of charge. Pot luck snacks after Sing.
OK to come on in any time between 7:30 to 9:30 and join: just come in the main front door and walk through the kitchen and then through the door on the left -- probably will hear the voices though the inside heavy door at far end of kitchen to the left (though this door may be closed). After 9:30 PM, opportunity to stay for an informal music-jam, sing/ dance along, or chat after the Sing. Bring instruments if you would like; use our collection of shakerees, etc. Or stay just to hang out. RSVP appreciated, though not necessary, to come.
 
Friday, March 06 2020 (Member Sponsored) 
Mari Black and Trio
Multistyle violinist and champion fiddler Mari Black and her trio (including guitar player Owen Morrison). 8:00 PM, on W 33rd St (address provided after RSVP). Our shows are open to all with a suggested donation. More information is at https://www.facebook.com/events/182622003060344/ Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com to RSVP!
 
Ballroom Dancing

Every Friday, 8:00 pm (waltz, rumba, tango and more)
in the ROTC building on the Johns Hopkins University campus. Always free. All are welcome. Goodies for snack time are welcome, too. For more info call Dave Greene at 301-570-3283 or email eneergdivad @ gmail.com


 
CircleSinging

Fourth CircleSinging Baltimore meets the LAST Sunday of the month at Stony Run Friends Meeting House 5116 N. Charles St. 3-5 PM. In Circlesinging, singers are taught music that is made up in the moment, offering parts to the group one by one, to form rhythmic, interlocking, and harmonic connections shared by the collective. We share the leadership, play musical games and come together in harmony. Not all singers need to be highly skilled, yet the collective experience is one of a shared musical journey of depth and quality. Circlesinging is an opportunity to tune in, listen deeply, shed beliefs and judgments, and tap into something larger than a single individual. It’s powerful. It’s embodied. It’s bonding. It's joyful. It’s community. See us on facebook at Circlesinging Baltimore and on Meetup.


 
Sacred Harp Sing

Sing Sacred Harp the third Sunday of each month at 4:00 PM in the schoolhouse beside the Community Building at 17801 Meetinghouse Road, Sandy Spring, Maryland; pot-luck follows at 6:00. Books are available. Contact Dave Greene at eneergdivad@gmail.com or call 301-570-3283. All are welcome; there is no charge. Sacred Harp songs are 4-part a-cappello on a familiar scale with almost familiar names for the notes ("fa-sol-la-fa-sol-la-me fa" for the familiar "do-re-me-fa-sol-la-ti-do") and round, triangular, square, and diamond shapes (one need not worry about the names or shapes) for the familiar round shapes of notes (hence the alternative name: "Shape Note Singing" for "Sacred Harp Singing"). Sacred Harp was taught by early traveling ministers to congregations that had no organ or piano; often the beautiful harmonies had religious phrases.


 
Baltimore Old Time Jam

Five & Dime Ale House
901 W. 36th St. in Hampden
Alternate Tuesdays starting January 8, 2019

Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.


 
Dances of Universal Peace

Mostly on second Sundays 3 - 5 PM. We provide a warm and accepting space where we each find our own place; all moods are welcome; healing and laughter seem to find their way into our midst. If you can move you can dance these dances. If you can breathe, you can sing these chants. Doors open at 2:45 to be ready to begin at 3 PM. Potluck snacks to follow Dances. 612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City, MD 21043. Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome. Come with or without experience and partners. Donation requested, $5 suggested. Bring potluck snacks if you wish. If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers and sun protection to be comfortable. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914


 
COLUMBIA INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCERS

WEDNESDAYS: 8:00 - 10:30PM. TEACHING: 8:30 - 9:00PM, FOLLOWED BY REQUESTS AND SOME REVIEW. COST: $5.00, NO PARTNER REQUIRED. WHERE? KAHLER HALL, 5440 OLD TUCKER ROWE, COLUMBIA, MD 21044.

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: judithweintraub@gmail.com or edchipmunk@aol.ne


 
More member sponsored events
Details can generally be found in the Weekly and Monthly Newsletters
  • Baltimore Open Band
  • English Open Band Practice
  • Singing for Everyone
  • International Folk Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing and Lessons
  • Norwegian Dance and Potluck
  • Sacred Harp Singing
  • Various House Concerts

Like to have your Member Sponsored event listed here?
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org

Please note that Member Sponsored events must meet the criteria outlined above to be listed on this page.