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
Monday, August 20 2018 (Member Sponsored)
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reserve a spot.
Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD)
Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
Tuesday, August 28 2018 (Member Sponsored)
BFMS Song Swap
The Four Hour Day Lutherie
4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214
7-9 PM Admission - FREE
A warm, welcoming place to sing (or take an instrumental break) with great acoustics. We'll take turns around the room. This is not an open mic. It is a singing community with no sound system or stage. Info: http://www.fourhourday.org/events.html
Saturday, September 08 2018 (Member Sponsored)
Carroll Baldwin Hall - Family/Contra Dance
Family/Contra Dance, 7-10 pm, Carroll Baldwin Hall, 9035 Baltimore St, Savage, MD.
Family dance 7-8 pm, Contra dance 8-10 pm.
Suggested donation: $10 individual, $20 family.
Band: 70 West; Caller: Ann Fallon.
For more information, contact Sandy Hofferth, email@example.com.
Saturday, September 08 2018 (Member Sponsored)
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
Saturday, September 15 2018 (Member Sponsored)
Balfolk at the Lutherie!
Traditional folk dance from France and Brittany: bourree, hanter dro, an dro, laride, chapelloise, valse, polka and more
Live music by Slyte of Hand: Jon Kmetz - French bagpipes, viola, recorders; Michele McCann - hurdy gurdy, chalumeau, percussion; Mark Vidor - accordion.
$10 General Admission $5 Students
For more information contact Mark Vidor: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Join us the Fourth Wednesday of the month 7-9 PM Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, 21210
CircleSinging Baltimore is part of an international community of singers who share a love of singing in community. CircleSinging is an improvisational choral style of singing created by Bobby McFerrin. Facilitated by Paris Kern, you will be lead in parts created on the spot. There will be singing games, maybe a song and LOTS of singing in harmony. Paris' background in traditional folk flavors the improv skill she gained though several years of study with Bobby McFerrin and members of Voicestra .
Mistake Free zone!! no experience needed, just a generous spirit of love of song.
Donation of $10 for space rental( no one turned away from lack of funds)
Please register at CircleSingingBaltimore Meetup group and visit out Facebook page
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 email@example.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 10, 2017
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
Norwegian Potluck & Dance
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle.
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.