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All past events in our calendar. Events were BFMS Sponsored unless indicated.


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Wednesday, July 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion). New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Monday, July 24 2017 
English Country Dance

April Blum calls to the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Friday, July 21 2017 
Jesse Smith, Sean Gavin & John Blake House Concert
Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net
 
Wednesday, July 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and LJ Palmer (bodhran and cajon).
 
Monday, July 17 2017 
English Country Dance

Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, July 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Woody Lane calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (keyboard), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation on 7:30 PM.
 
Monday, July 10 2017 
The Ladles Concert
Based in Boston, THE LADLES have three part female vocal harmony perfected... but their sound is more than that. $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share! http://www.bradkolodner.com/house-concerts-at-brads.html
 
Monday, July 10 2017 
English Country Dance

Ann Fallon calls the figures to the music of Tina Chancey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
Eileen Gannon and Eimear Arkins House Concert
Suggested donation $20. 8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8839 or hcferguson@comcast.net
 
Saturday, July 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
April Blum calls to Zeke's Fancy all the way from Southeastern Ohio
Featuring: Zeke Hutchison (mandolin), Mark Barsamian (fiddle), Paul Brown, (banjo), Dave Borowski (guitar), & Nick Weiland (bass).
Bring a snack & Bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, July 05 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).


 
Monday, July 03 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Bob Farrall calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Carl Friedman (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute and concertina)


 
Sunday, July 02 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-466-2283
 
Saturday, July 01 2017 
Ken & Brad
Ken & Brad Kolodner with Alex Lacquement & Rachel Eddy with special guest The Brother Brothers
http://www.kenkolodner.com/backyard-concert---ken--brad-quartet--the-brother-brothers---july-1.html
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Circlesinging
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. 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
 
Wednesday, June 28 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and ocarina). New dancer workshop at 7:30.
 
Monday, June 26 2017 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to the music of our very own Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, June 21 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to I-97: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar).
 
Monday, June 19 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury will be the caller; music provided by Jeff Steinberg (violin), Barbara Gorin (strings), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Friday, June 16 2017 
Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Register now through Sunday, May 20 for low $99/person rate; price will increase after that but remains affordable!
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting. June 16-18 from $89 per person. Info & online registration at www.bfms.org/catoctin.php Ticket sales are open.
 
Wednesday, June 14 2017 
Square/Contra Dance

Greg Frock calls to Broadwater: Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, hammered dulcimer, steel drums, recorder), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed VandenBosche (cello, recorder). New dancer workshop at 7:30.


 
Monday, June 12 2017 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Sunday, June 11 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. Come with or without experience or partners.
Donation requested, $5 suggested.
Bring potluck snacks if you wish.
If weather allows, we dance outdoors, so bring layers to be comfortable.
Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. Thank you.
The next Dance will be in September.
For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
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
 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
EARLY AMERICAN SONG AND DANCE

June 10 & 11, 10 AM to 4 PM. BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. This year this event will feature the Washington Revels Jubilee Voices presentation of early African American work songs, rhythms, shouts, and stories at 1:30 and 3:00 each day. Experienced dancers are encouraged to help demonstrate and bring in beginners. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com


 
Saturday, June 10 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
David Kaynor calls to Polka Pants Band
Featuring: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer,(piano) David Kaynor (fiddle)
Workshop begins at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
House Concert by Cillian Vallely and David Doocey

Cillian Valley is a master of the uilleann pipes, having recorded on over 60 albums
and performed with acts as diverse as Bruce Springsteen, Riverdance,
Mary Chapin-Carpenter, and Tim O'Brien. He tours with the Irish super-group Lunasa.
David Doocey is an all-Ireland medal winner on both fiddle and concertina and
has performed and recorded with Martin Hayes, Sharon Shannon and Allison Brown. Suggested donation $20
8 Jack Frost Lane, Baltimore MD 21204
Traditional Irish music session to follow (bring instruments)
RSVP 410-494-8838 or hcferguson@comcast.net


 
Wednesday, June 07 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Monday, June 05 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Sunday, June 04 2017 
John Roberts House Concert

Longview Cottage House Concerts
$15-20 at the door. Followed by a potluck supper

Reservations necessary; space is limited. Reserve at svob@comcast.net.

Also sign up for potluck. http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=SNZO3973

Type in Svoboda, password Roberts.

http://johnrobertsmusic.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sCs_H2_f6ps


 
Sunday, June 04 2017 
House Concert: Kipyn Martin with David Glaser

Kipyn Martin is an indie folk artist whose roots sink deep into the banks of the Shenandoah River. She plays festivals, concert halls,
coffeehouses, and house concerts from New England to Texas. 2017 finds
Kipyn touring to promote her new album "Dance Across the Sky" and
traveling to perform "Joan & Joni: A Tribute to the Music of Joan Baez
and Joni Mitchell" with duo partner Allison Shapira. Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com for the address or more information!
 
Saturday, June 03 2017 
Norwegian Potluck & Dance

potluck 6:30, dancing 8pm
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle. http://MAND.fanitull.org


 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado House Concert

Bluegrass that features world-class banjo and mandolin playing, incredible vocals, a solid and energetic rhythm and an easy stage banter that has delighted listeners all over the world. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. Most shows fill up so don’t hesitate reserve a spot. Feel free to bring food and drink to share. Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD). $15-$20 suggested donation


 
Wednesday, May 31 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, May 29 2017 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Saturday, May 27 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Ann Fallon, musicians, Emily Aubrey, violin, David Crandall,
flute and saxophone, Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
Circlesinging
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. 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
 
Wednesday, May 24 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ridge Kennedy calls to The Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, May 23 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, May 22 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, May 21 2017 
Concert - Tom Lewis

On-Line ticket sales will end at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, May 17th
Tom Lewis - with opening act Lulu's Fate
At Lovely Lane Church. Doors open at 6:15, Concert starts at 7 PM. Advance Sale tickets available now.
If you like songs and stories of the sea, new and old, you'll certainly enjoy Tom's singing and his stories.
Help BFMS revive its once robust concert series, please spread the word and vote with your feet by joining us for a fabulous evening of great fun!


 
Wednesday, May 17 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Ralph Barthine (guitar), Carl Friedman (fiddle, flute), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina).
 
Monday, May 15 2017 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon will be the caller; music provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
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 to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. 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. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix
Featuring: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax) and Keith Gillis (guitar).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, May 13 2017 
Family Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Friday, May 12 2017 
SINg!

Once a month a group of friends and neighbors enjoy working on vocal harmonies for fun. We hear and feel our voices open up and soar out loud; Soothing us as they blend into a sometimes delicious mix.
612 Hollow Rd, Ellicott City 21043
All ages all abilities.No music to read. Free!
Bring friend(s) and young people (with adult).
Call Stuart 410-465-1914 for more information. No RSVP necessary (though always helpful).



 
Thursday, May 11 2017 
House Concert: Celtic Music with Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
Fiddle, piano and guitar arrangements, stunning sibling vocal harmonies in both English and Gaelic, and intricate and percussive stepdancing style. In Hampden, 21211. Contact Becca at rederry@gmail.com for the address or more information.
 
Wednesday, May 10 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, May 08 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls the figures to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Sunday, May 07 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Call for directions: 410-466-2283.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Wednesday, May 03 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Waverly Station: David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, May 01 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

April Blum calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Friday, April 28 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance

Square Dance at the Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th Street). Live Old-Time music and live dance calling. All dances will be taught. Beginners are welcome! Doors at 7:30pm, dance from 8-11pm. BYOB. More info on our Facebook page HERE


 
Friday, April 28 2017 
Dean Stevens House Concert
Longview Cottage House Concerts, here in Catonsville. I am so excited. The songs that he has written are among my favorite songs ever, for their beautiful tunes, but especially for their deep complexity of feeling, elegant wordsmithing, and their heart. http://www.deanstevens.com/dean3b.html

RSVPBarbara svob@comcast.net


 
Wednesday, April 26 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Paul Boyd (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, April 25 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, April 24 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, April 19 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to The Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, April 17 2017 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch will be the caller; music provided by Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Thursday, April 13 2017 
Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill
Join us for a night of live acoustic music, food, drinks, and friends both new and old. Paul McKenna & Andrew Finn Magill are two of the brightest young stars in Celtic music. Paul is a widely renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and frontman of the Paul McKenna Band, a Scottish traditional/folk music supergroup. Andrew is an incredibly versatile and inventive fiddler steeped in Irish music who also excels in Old-Time, Bluegrass, Jazz and Classical music. They'll present a lively and soulful set of original and traditional Celtic-inspired tunes and songs. Bring your instruments for jamming afterwards! Feel free to bring food and drink to share. $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share!
 
Wednesday, April 12 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
No Dance on Easter Week!
 
Monday, April 10 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls the figures to the music of Tina Chancey (strings), Paul Oorts (other things with strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, April 09 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
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 (google maps seems reliable).
Beginners and old friends: families with elders and young ones welcome to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard
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. From the beginning of human time, we have circled together in song and movement; join this ancient tradition as we bring sacred phrases from around the world into our Circle and build community as we touch the earth and the sky and our inner space. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy
Featuring: John Devine (Guitar) Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, April 08 2017 
Family Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Megan Beller and the Charles Street Fiddlers.
The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing together.
$4 for members, $6 for non-members, children under age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good food and conversation.

St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD. 21208
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Friday, April 07 2017 
Hampden House Concert: Rj Cowdery

Rj Cowdery plays a clean guitar, flat picking or strumming, stringing chords together to develop melodies built like a proverbial brick house and pours over it all with a voice like butter. Her lyrics are sincere and plainspoken, inviting you to lean in hard
and come out the other side changed. She has solidified her place in
the world of performing singer-songwriters, garnering accolades at
Mountain Stage NewSong, Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Rocky Mountain Folk
Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. More at https://www.rjcowdery.com/
For reservations or more information, contact Becca Derry at
awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com. Open to all, but RSVPs are required.


 
Friday, April 07 2017 
SINg!

Once a month a group of friends and neighbors enjoy working on vocal harmonies for fun. We hear and feel our voices open up and soar out loud; Soothing us as they blend into a sometimes delicious mix. We will teach the parts to simple songs. All ages all abilities. No music to read. Free! One half mile from Historic Main St. Ellicott City (wheel-chair accessible). Text or call for address 410-961-1607


 
Wednesday, April 05 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Laura Light Band - Come celebrate Greg's 25th anniversary of calling!
 
Monday, April 03 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)


 
Saturday, April 01 2017 
Contra and Square Dance Party
You're invited to an afternoon of dancing to celebrate the dance community of Baltimore and beyond (Washington, Philadelphia, etc.). Susan Taylor calls to the music of Steve Hickman, Marty Taylor and Jonathan Jensen. First half will be English Country and the second half Contras. All dances taught. St. Mark's on the Hill Parish Hall, 1620 Reisterstown Rd.; 21208. 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM FREE admission. For more information contact Barbara Morrison at barb558 AT hotmail.com.
 
Friday, March 31 2017 
Longview Cottage House Concerts
Elise Witt, of Atlanta, who is an incredible song leader, songwriter, and singer, will team up with Terry Garthwaite and Becky Reardon in a trio called "Natural Rhythms", for a concert here. That will be preceded by a singing workshop at 2:30, and then a potluck at 6:00. Workshop $25-85 (please be affordable and generous). Concert $15-20 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net.

 
Wednesday, March 29 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Dance du Jour: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, March 28 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, March 27 2017 
English Country Dance
Andrea Nettleton of Atlanta calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, March 25 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Bob Farrall, musicians, Carl Friedman, violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Wednesday, March 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Backstep Cindy: Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Joe Langley (guitar).
 
Monday, March 20 2017 
English Country Dance

April Blum will be the caller; music provided by Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Saturday, March 18 2017 
Steppin' At the Junction
8:30 PM - Baltimore-based acoustic roots band Charm City Junction joins forces with the legendary Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble to bring you "Steppin' at the Junction," an evening of the very best in Old-Time, Irish, Bluegrass-inspired music and dance.
3506 Gwynnbrook Avenue
Owings Mills, MD 21117
 
Wednesday, March 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute) and Charlie Pilzer (Piano).


 
Wednesday, March 15 2017 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
It is time once again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, and plans for the future. The evening's agenda will include a report from our President, Brenna Hogan; a report from our Treasurer, Tom Bryson; and a proposed slate of BFMS Board candidates from our Nominating Committee. After that, the floor will be open for additional nominations, and board members will be available to answer questions about BFMS events and operations.
As an added enticement to attend this meeting, all BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the evening dance FREE. That's right -- FREE! You must arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this once-a-year offer, however!
 
Monday, March 13 2017 
English Country Dance
MARCH 13 DANCE CANCELLED! STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE! See you next week!
Carl Friedman
calls the figures to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Sunday, March 12 2017 
Dances of Universal Peace
Dances of Universal Peace mostly on second Sunday 3 - 5 PM. 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 to weave in and out of the circle, or play/ rest quietly in the space or outdoors in our yard. 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. Always helpful if you RSVP either way, though not required. For more info www.dancesofuniversalpeace.org for questions call Peggy 410-465-1914
 
Saturday, March 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Hilton Baxter, calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, March 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar). New Dancer Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, March 07 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, March 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Mark Vidor, (accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Sunday, March 05 2017 
Singing for Everyone
Singing for Everyone on March 5th
We will gather for Singing for Everyone on Sunday, March 5, 2017 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (Mt. Washington area), call for directions: 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Friday, March 03 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time music from Backstep Cindy and live dance calling from TBD
 
Wednesday, March 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, February 28 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, February 27 2017 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Silver Maple: Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, February 22 2017 
CircleSinging
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.
 
Wednesday, February 22 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Elke Baker (Fiddle) and Paul Oortz (mandolin, guitar, banjo). New Dancer Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, February 21 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, February 20 2017 
English Country Dance
Bob Farrall calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano and more)
 
Wednesday, February 15 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Emma Gorin calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, February 13 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, February 11 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Organic Family Band
Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
workshop for beginners starts at 7:30 Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, February 11 2017 
Waltz Flashmob at Penn Station Baltimore
5 to 6 PM. See details at www.bfms.org
 
Friday, February 10 2017 
Hampden House Concert: The Brother Brothers
Twin brothers Adam and David Moss play songs feature rich harmonies and thoughtful songs accompanied by guitar, cello, violin and banjo. Their songs feature compelling writing and imaginative arrangements. Both individually and together, the Brothers have supported Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jarosz, Anais Mitchell, and Ana Egge. More at http://www.thebrotherbrothersmusic.com/

About our series: We hold monthly concerts in our private residence in Baltimore. They are open to all, but RSVPs are required. For reservations or more information, contact Becca Derry at awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com.
 
Wednesday, February 08 2017 
House Concerts at Brad's: Pete's Posse
Featuring Pete Sutherland on fiddle and banjo, Oliver Scanlon on fiddle and mandolin, and Tristan Henderson on guitar and foot percussion, this trio is an acoustic music powerhouse playing Old-Time, Celtic, and French-Canadian tunes and songs!

Cost: $15-$20 suggested donation
 
Wednesday, February 08 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New Dancer Orientation Workshop at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, February 07 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Slow jam at 7pm and fast jam at 8:15pm led by Ken and Brad Kolodner.
 
Monday, February 06 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

** It's time for our annual Tropical Staycation! Wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt; pineapple and festive decorations will be featured!! **

Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson, (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Wednesday, February 01 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar.
 
Monday, January 30 2017 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, January 28 2017 
Gentle English Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to music by Carl Friedman, violin, Brian Cardell, recorders and flute, Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, January 25 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Old Time Jam Band
 
Tuesday, January 24 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
Old Time Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House (901 W. 36th St.)
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner
 
Tuesday, January 24 2017 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, January 23 2017 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to the music of The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Friday, January 20 2017 
Baltimore Square Dance
Live Old-Time music from Graham DeZarn & Friends and live dance calling from Brad Baughman.
 
Wednesday, January 18 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretsky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 16 2017 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Saturday, January 14 2017 
2017 Mid Winter Ball
I heard it through the Grapevine. Luke Donforth calls to the Free Raisins. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Saturday, January 14 2017 
2nd Saturday Dance
MIDWINTER BALL!!!!!
There is no dance at St Marks on the Hill
More information under Special Events: Midwinter Ball.
 
Wednesday, January 11 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Stephanie Marie Voncannon calls to Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Tuesday, January 10 2017 
Baltimore Old Time Jam
*The inaugural* Old Time Jam at the Five & Dime Ale House (901 W. 36th St.)
Slow Jam 7pm, Fast Jam 8:15pm led by Ken & Brad Kolodner
 
Monday, January 09 2017 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Monday, January 09 2017 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, January 04 2017 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute and sax), and Liz Donaldson (Piano).
 
Monday, January 02 2017 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor, (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Saturday, December 31 2016 
Gala New Year Eve English Country Dance
Join us for the Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance at St Mark's on the Hill. Tickets are on sale now. Registration Required.
 
Wednesday, December 28 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Tom Hinds calls to the Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Tuesday, December 27 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, December 26 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, December 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December
 
Wednesday, December 21 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to the Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, December 19 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall(winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 14 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band. The BOB is composed of local musicians, many of whom play in contra dance bands, who get together and play for their local dance community. They play great tunes; come out and dance to their music!
New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, December 12 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings and things), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more things)
 
Saturday, December 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Bob Isaacs calls to Contranella

Featuring: Megan Wobus Beller on (Fiddle), John Wobus on (Piano) and Charley Beller on (Percussion, Mandolin, and Banjo)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, December 10 2016 
Family Dance

Rebecca Denison calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, December 07 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kathy Anderson calls to the Tater Patch Kids: Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Brad Kolodner (banjo), Luke Chohany (guitar), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
 
Monday, December 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson, (flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano and accordion)


 
Wednesday, November 30 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Contra Rebels Trio: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Monday, November 28 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, November 27 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November.
 
Wednesday, November 23 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar(fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn).
 
Tuesday, November 22 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, November 21 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to the music of Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Jeff Steinberg (violin), and Janina O’Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, November 19 2016 
Gentle English Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Mary Taylor, David Crandall and Francie Krasowska.
 
Wednesday, November 16 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).
 
Monday, November 14 2016 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey calls to the music of Elke Baker (violin), Dave Crandall(winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano and accordion)


 
Saturday, November 12 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Greg Frock calls to Frequent Flyers featuring Laura Light (Fiddle) and Anita Anderson (from Seattle) (Piano) and Julia Weatherford (Fiddle and Cello)
 
Saturday, November 12 2016 
Family Dance

Susan Taylor calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, November 09 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to the New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle, accordion) Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, November 07 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Mike Franch calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson, flute and concertina, and Janina O’Brien, piano


 
Wednesday, November 02 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Dance All Night: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass).
 
Monday, October 31 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Barbara Gorin (strings), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
Come dressed as your favorite dance!
 
Wednesday, October 26 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Chestnut Night!*
Various Callers call to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
*Chestnuts are the gems of the contra dance repertoire. Many date back to the 1700's, but some modern classics ("United we Dance") were written after 2001. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, October 25 2016 
BFMS Song Swap
At the The Four Hour Day Lutherie - 4305 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21214.
7 to 9 PM, admission free
 
Monday, October 24 2016 
English Country Dance

Sharon McKinley calls to the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Sunday, October 23 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, October 22 2016 
House Concert at Max Gallery
House Concert at Max Gallery - fiddle, guitar and vocals
4 to 6 P.M. Admission $10.00
126 North Madeira Street in Butcher's Hill Baltimore MD 21231
 
Wednesday, October 19 2016 
Free Contra Dance

This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering two Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evenings absolutely FREE.Join us for an evening of participatory American square & contra dance, accompanied by live music. No experience or partner needed – all dances are taught! Family-friendly event – we have dancers of all ages! Lesson offered at 7:30 pm, but feel free to join in at any time during the evening!


 
Wednesday, October 19 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Wombat Crossing: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Monday, October 17 2016 
English Country Dance

Mike Franch calls to the music of Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Liz Donaldson (piano, accordion)


 
Saturday, October 15 2016 
2016 Autumn Assembly Ball
Come dressed in your finest for the BFMS Autumn Assembly English Ball at the Church of the Redeemer. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Wednesday, October 12 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 10 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to the music of Trio con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings and things), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)
 
Sunday, October 09 2016 
Cromwell Valley Park Fall Festival
BFMS will participate in the annual Fall Festival at Cromwell Valley Park On October 9 from 12-4. This is a great festival for the entire family, with music, activities, yummy food, and crafts for sale!
BFMS will once again have a singing circle and a great old time jam. This year the 4th at 4 Storyfolk will also sponsor a Liars Contest.
Bring your best Lie ( Tall Tale) and compete to win the Golden Shovel. There will be a Senior Division and a Junior Division for 18 and under.
The Festival is on the Willow Grove section of the park, which is the SECOND park entrance off Cromwell Bridge Road.
We are also seeking volunteers to man the BFMS flier/information tableFree admission to festival, However, a $5 parking donation per vehicle is requested to support this wonderful park. For more information or to volunteer to help: specialevents@bfms.org
or 410-321-8419.
 
Saturday, October 08 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Some Assembly featuring: Joe Klausner (fiddle,mandlin,banjo),Mary Corletta Flora (flute & saxaphone), Donna Boylan (piano),and Iain Sturrock (percussion,guitar) Adam Lee on (guitar)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, October 08 2016 
Family Dance

Susan Taylor calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:20 Come and join in some good
food and conversation.

The BFMS Family Dance is geared towards young children and
families. All ages are encouraged to attend. Dances are all
taught and dancing is to live music.This event is enjoyed by
children, parents, and grandparents as they dance and sing
together. $4 for member, $6 for non-members, children under
age 3 are free. 5:00 to 6:30 PM
St. Mark's on the Hill, Parish
Hall 1620 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD.
http://bfms.org/familyDance.php
 
Wednesday, October 05 2016 
Free Contra Dance

This year, the Baltimore Folk Music Society is proud to participate again in Free Fall Baltimore by offering two Wednesday American Contra and Square dance evenings absolutely FREE. Join us for an evening of participatory American square & contra dance, accompanied by live music. No experience or partner needed – all dances are taught! Family-friendly event – we have dancers of all ages! Lesson offered at 7:30 pm, but feel free to join in at any time during the evening!


 
Wednesday, October 05 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to I-97: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Free Fall Event: Free Admission To This Dance!
 
Monday, October 03 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Ann Fallon calls to the music of Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor, accordion, and Janina O’Brien, piano


 
Wednesday, September 28 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Rhapsody: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Full time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 26 2016 
English Country Dance

April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)


 
Sunday, September 25 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, September 24 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The Caller will be Bob Farrall. The musicians will be Marty Taylor on recorder and concertina,
Brian Cardell on recorder and flute, and Francine Krasowska, piano.
 
Wednesday, September 21 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
Full time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 19 2016 
English Country Dance

Emily Aubrey calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)


 
Thursday, September 15 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, September 14 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor & Janine Smith call to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Full-time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 12 2016 
English Country Dance

Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Saturday, September 10 2016 
Cajun and Zydeco Dance Evening with Nutalusa
Nutalusa (pronounced nut-a-loose-ah) is a Columbia, MD-based band with an energizing and heart-warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun and Zydeco style dance music. At Carroll Baldwin Hall (9035 Baltimore Street, Savage, MD 20763). 7 - 8 pm: Dance lesson for everyone. 8 - 11 pm: Open dance. Suggested donation: $5-10 at the door.
 
Saturday, September 10 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to Black Oranges:
Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Dan Riggs playing (percussion).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, September 07 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar, percussion).
Full-time students dance free in September!
 
Monday, September 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 31 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to the Old Time Jam Band.
 
Monday, August 29 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano, accordion)
 
Sunday, August 28 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, August 24 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, August 22 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Thursday, August 18 2016 
CANCELLED -- BFMS Open Sing
CANCELLED -- This month's Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville is cancelled. Check back next month for more information.
 
Wednesday, August 17 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Broadwater: Ed Vandenbosche (cello), Hannah Broadwater (piano), Andrew Broadwater (fiddle, recorder, viola, steel drums).
This is a free dance for BFMS members! (Not a member? Join or renew online or at the dance!)
 
Monday, August 15 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Barbara Gorin (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Saturday, August 13 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance

Caroline Barnes, calls to Ricochet:
Featuring Rya Martin (piano), Walter Hojka (fiddle) and Brian Hamshar (clarinet).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, August 10 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Alexandra Deis-Lauby calls to Unbowed: Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 08 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Friday, August 05 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)


 
Wednesday, August 03 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax) and Janina O'Brien (piano).
 
Monday, August 01 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45

Sharon McKinley calls to Becky Ross (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Janina O'Brien (piano)


 
Wednesday, July 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 25 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Barbara Gorin (strings), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, July 24 2016 
FURNACE MOUNTAIN and KEN & BRAD KOLODNER with RACHEL EDDY and ALEX LACQUEMENT IN CONCERT
Join us for an outdoor summer evening of old-time and original music on hammered dulcimer, clawhammer and gourd banjo, banjola, five fiddles, mandolin, mbira, guitar, cittern and vocals. Furnace Mountain features Danny Knicely, Morgan Morrison, Aimee Curl and Fiddlin' Dave.
 
Sunday, July 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Thursday, July 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, July 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Some Assembly: Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Ian Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, July 18 2016 
English Country Dance

Carl Friedman calls to the fabulous Geud Band of Baltimore


 
Wednesday, July 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Quena Crain calls to the Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman (fiddle), Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Ross Harris (sax, guitar), Ness-Smith Savedoff (percussion), and Michael Friedman (piano, feet). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 11 2016 
English Country Dance

Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano and more)


 
Saturday, July 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Quena Crain calls to The Long Pond Rounders: Jonah Sidman: fiddle, Corey Walters: Flute & Mandolin, Michael Friedman: Piano & foot percussion & Ness Smith-Savedoff on percussion.
Picnic before the Dance starting at 6:00 PM
Bring something to eat and share if you wish.
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm and the dance begins at 8:00.
Bring a snack to share at break & bring a friend.
Check out their music Jonah, Ross, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEyTKvC0m_Q Jonah, Corey, Michael: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jOocSzIoJvQ
 
Wednesday, July 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, July 04 2016 
English Country Dance
NO DANCE! Enjoy the fireworks!
 
Wednesday, June 29 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, June 27 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, June 26 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, June 22 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to New Hipsters: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldsion (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 20 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Friday, June 17 2016 
31st Annual BFMS Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend
Friday June 17 to Sunday, June 19, 2016
Join dancers and musicians of all ages for a participatory intergenerational weekend of dancing, singing, workshops, jamming, crafts, hiking and more in a beautiful mountain setting from $89 per person.
 
Thursday, June 16 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, June 15 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), John Sauer (guitar), Jay White (banjo), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, June 13 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, June 11 2016 
Early American Song and Dance
This coming weekend BFMS is sponsoring participatory dances, singing and music sessions at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD. June 11 & 12, 2016 - 10 AM to 4 PM. The dancing schedule for demonstration will be flexible this year so check with Steve Bilanow if you are interested in knowing more about tentative times. Our knowledgeable and talented local musicians Steve Hickman and Marty Taylor will lead the music for dancing, and talk about the history of American music and dances. Dances will be called by Thomas Spilsbury on Saturday and by Sharon McKinley on Sunday. Experienced dancer are welcome to help demonstrate the dances and bring in beginners. All activities are free, however a $5.00 donation is requested for parking. If you have questions about the program you may contact Steve at: sbilanow@comcast.net or call 301-385-9292. For more information about the event, visit www.colonialmarketfair.com
 
Saturday, June 11 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Sue Gola calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion)
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8:00. Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Wednesday, June 08 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Dugan Murphy calls to Organic Family Band: Michael Raitzyk (guitar), Jakob Raitzyk (fiddle), Rebekah Gellar (fiddle), and Judith Gellar (French horn). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 06 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, June 01 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Jacqui Ann Grennan calls to Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Liz Donaldson (guitar).
 
Monday, May 30 2016 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, May 28 2016 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras.
Featuring: George Marshall - (bodhran, concertina), Ron Grosslein - (fiddle, mandolin),Tim Van Egmond - (hammered dulcimer,)Timm Triplett - (piano)
David Cantieni - (flute, whistles, bombard)
With calling by George Marshall and Tim Van Egmond This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving.
The dance will be held at the Church of the Reedemer - 5603 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21210
The dance starts at 7:30 PM.

Purchase your tickets on-line or at the door.
Bring a snack to share at break.
If you have any questions contact Sara Glik at
satdance@bfms.org
 
Wednesday, May 25 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Rambling House: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanaugh (banjo), and Marc Glickman (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 23 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, May 22 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Friday, May 20 2016 
Full Flower Moon and Night Hike and Campfire Sing
Take a moonlit stroll led by a wonderful CVP naturalist and then gather around a campfire. BFMS member and excellent song leader Larry Smith will be leading us in a song circle. But wait - there’s more! You can toast marshmallows too! Please bring your instruments, and, when it's your turn, be ready to request a song, teach a song, lead a song, perform a song, or pass! Please contact Larry for more information (larry@onourway.us). Please meet at the Willow Grove Nature Center. This is the second entrance to the park. For reservations or more information, please contact Susan Dorsey info@cromwellvalleypark.org or 410- 887-2503. The fee for this event is $5. All ages 5+ http://www.cromwellvalleypark.org/
 
Thursday, May 19 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, May 18 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Jeremy Child calls to Ladies in the Parlor.
 
Monday, May 16 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Becky Ross (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
House Concert with Charlie Zahm
At the home of Wendy Rambo Shuford, suggested donation: $15.00. Doors open at 7:30 PM
for directions and reservations: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance

Jeremy Child calls to MetroGnomes: McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle, mandolin), Bob Garber (clarinet), and Mark Vidor (piano).
Workshop for beginners starts at 7:30pm. Bring a snack & bring a friend.


 
Saturday, May 14 2016 
Family Dance
Jeremy Child calls to Megan Beller & the Charles Street Fiddlers.
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Wednesday, May 11 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 09 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, May 08 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, May 07 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The caller will be Ann Fallon.
The musicians will be Emily Aubrey, violin, Marty Taylor, concertina and recorders, and Janina O'Brien, piano.
 
Wednesday, May 04 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Dalsemer calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, May 02 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Steve Epstein (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Dance is cancelled due to unavailability of the hall.
 
Monday, April 25 2016 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Barbara Gorin (violin, cello), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, April 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Thursday, April 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, April 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, April 18 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), and Keith Gillis (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, April 11 2016 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 10 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, April 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Kim Forry calls to The Rythmajigs: Jack Maus (Keyboards), Walter Hojka (Fiddle) and percussive feet, Patti Reum (Wind Instruments) From Charlottesville VA.
BFMS presents 2nd Saturday contra and square dancing. The evening starts with Potluck from 6:30-7:30 Introduction to contra dancing from 7:35 to 7:55; dance from 8 to 11 pm. Beginners, singles, couples and families welcome. No experience or partner necessary. 1620 Reisterstown Rd, 21208. $9 Members, $13 Non-members. Under 21 full-time students with ID $4 members, $6 Non-members. For more Info: Sara Glik 410 292 8681 or satdance@ bfms.org or BFMS hotline 888-646-BFMS.
 
Saturday, April 09 2016 
Family Dance
Kim Forry calls to Megan Beller & the Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!!
 
Wednesday, April 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (mandolin, guitar, accordion).
 
Monday, April 04 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Mark Vidor (accordion), and Judy Meyers (piano
 
Saturday, April 02 2016 
English Country Birthday dance for Eileen and Mike Franch
Join us for an English Country dance at St Marks on the Hill to celebrate the 75th birthdays of Eileen and Mike Franch - which both occur in 2016. We plan to have a break from 9:30 to 10:00, for cake and socializing. Those of our friends who don't do English Country dancing may want to stop by during the break, though you're also welcome to come and watch for all or part of the evening. We will have various callers, and the Geud Band of Baltimore, which Eileen leads, will play for the dance. Please don't bring presents; your presence will be present enough. Free Admission! Download our Birthday Dance Flier. Hope to see you there! Eileen and Mike
 
Friday, April 01 2016 
Baltimore Square Dance
Doors open at 7:30pm, dance from 8-11pm
The Ideal Arts Space (905 W. 36th St.)! Live Old-Time music from Ken & Brad Kolodner and Janine Smith calling! As always, no experience or partner is necessary. It's a great way to meet people and hang out with friends. BYOB! Cost: $10/$7 student
https://www.facebook.com/events/988214301269905/
 
Friday, April 01 2016 
Story Slam
8 PM, Asbury House, Baltimore.
April Fools is a day of tricks, big laughs, and unexpected surprises! Come celebrate this humorous day by gathering with MVPUMC, to hear some young and seasoned storytellers share their stories of foolish times and maybe you will be FOOLED. 4th at 4 members Matthew-Daniel Stremba and Debe Stagmer are 2 of the 7 featured tellers. Add a great event to your April Fools celebration this year!
 
Wednesday, March 30 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).
 
Monday, March 28 2016 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, March 27 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We will not meet on March 27th because of the Easter Holiday
 
Wednesday, March 23 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
No dance. Hall not available during week of Easter.
 
Monday, March 21 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Friday, March 18 2016 
Charm City Junction and Bruce Molskys Mountain Drifters
Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$27. 410-404-9270.
 
Thursday, March 17 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, March 16 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar).
 
Tuesday, March 15 2016 
Alan Kelly Gang House Concert
7:30 PM Suggested donation $20. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. RSVP to hcferguson@comcast.net 410 494-8839 or on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/639640906173694/.
 
Monday, March 14 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, March 13 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Donna Hunt calls to the New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Graham DeZarn (fiddle and accordion), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
Tonight we have are Annual Members Meeting Starting at 7:00. If you are a current BFMS member arrive before 7:15 and get in to the dance free.
Bring a snack & bring a friend.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
2016 Annual State of the Society Meeting
Come to the BFMS State of the Society Annual Meeting. Hear about what BFMS has been up to. Talk to the BFMS Board of Directores. Help decide on the new Board members. Current BFMS members who arrive before 7:15 PM get into the Second Saturday dance FREE!
Then Dance to New Hip Trio with Donna Hunt calling.
 
Saturday, March 12 2016 
Family Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Megan Beller & The Charles Street Fiddlers
There is a potluck from 6:30-7:00 Come and join in some good food and conversation!.
We have a members meeting starting at 7:00 so regret the potluck will be cut short.

 
Wednesday, March 09 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
David Giusti calls to Gnutones - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Young (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 07 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, March 06 2016 
Singing for Everyone
We will gather for Singing for Everyone on Sunday, March 6, 2016 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Saturday, March 05 2016 
Rose Flanagan, Laura Byrne & Pat Egan House Concert
7:30 PM - Suggested donation $20. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. RSVP to hcferguson@comcast.net 410 494-8839 or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/146235379090839/ .
 
Saturday, March 05 2016 
Gentle English Dance
Caller : Sharon McKinley.
Music by : Carl Friedman, violin, Robin Wilson, concertina and flute, and Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, March 02 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, February 29 2016 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin) Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, February 28 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Wednesday, February 24 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Ted Hodapp calls to Northern Aire - Patrick O'Laughlin (banjo, concertina), Tim Reese (fiddle), and Bob Wasler (piano, accordion, guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 22 2016 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Thursday, February 18 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, February 17 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Chuck Abell calls to New Caldeonia - Laura Light (fiddle), Janet Muse (piano), Bert Carlson (guitar), and Loren Oppenheimer (percussion).
 
Monday, February 15 2016 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO THE WEATHER
 
Sunday, February 14 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, February 13 2016 
Valentine Extravaganza
2 PM to 11 PM -Valentine Extravaganza: Sligo Creek Stompers: with Jess Eliot Myhre playing clarinet, washboard, upright bass, vocals, Sarah Foard playing fiddle and vocals. Chris Ousley playing banjo, guitar,upright bass, bodhran and vocals and Adrian Erlinger playing upright bass, guitar
Waltz Dance Workshop with Tony Treston from Waltz Time.
Tom Hinds calling the Challenging Contra Dances.
Ted Hodapp calling the Evening Contra Dance.
For details see www.bfms.org/valentine.php
 
Wednesday, February 10 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 08 2016 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 03 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the MetroGnomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), McGregor Yatsevich (fiddle, mandolin), and Mark Vidor (piano).
 
Monday, February 01 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (stings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, January 31 2016 
The Swamp Brothers at Awkward Pause House Concerts
About the band: You might have heard Putnam Smith playing contra dances with Sassafras Stomp; now he is back in Baltimore with his new trio! "With lush three-part harmonies and acoustic Americana instrumentation (guitar, banjo, mandolin), this new supergroup of songwriters (Putnam Smith, Steven Bacon, and Nate Spencer) blends lyrical craft with a vintage sound."
 
Saturday, January 30 2016 
2016 MidWinter Ball
Save the date for the 2016 Midwinter Ball at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.
Ticket Sales are OPEN. Special pricing for BFMS members through December 11th.
Caller : Rick Mohr Music by Grand Picnic.
 
Wednesday, January 27 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Lindsey Dodson calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar, percussion). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 25 2016 
English Country Dance
The January 25 dance is CANCELLED due to the weather.
Be safe!

 
Sunday, January 24 2016 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Due to the expected weather conditions the Fourth-at-Four meeting for 1/24 has been cancelled.
If there is enough interest sparked by cabin fever, we could possibly meet on Sunday, January 31 We might meet at Pickersgill or up the street by the lovely fountain inside Kenilworth Mall, just off Charles Street. Otherwise we will see each other on February 28 at Pickersgill.
Please contact storytelling@bfms.org for information on possible rescheduling.
 
Saturday, January 23 2016 
Gentle English Dance
The Gentle English dance scheduled for this Saturday, (1/23) has been canceled due to the expected snow.
 
Friday, January 22 2016 
Charm City Junction and Bruce Molskys Mountain Drifters
Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21210. 7:30pm. Tickets $25-$27. 410-404-9270.
 
Thursday, January 21 2016 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, January 20 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the I-97 - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion) and Tom Rhoads (guitar).
 
Monday, January 18 2016 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 13 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Jill Smith (piano), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 11 2016 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, January 10 2016 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 1-3 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, January 09 2016 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: DeLaura Padovan
Band: Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor (whistles and concertina), John Devine (guitar) and Steve Hickman (fiddle and harmonica)
 
Wednesday, January 06 2016 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to David Knight (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano).
 
Monday, January 04 2016 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Wayne Hankin (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, December 30 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), and Keith Gillis (guitar).
 
Monday, December 28 2015 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, December 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in December
 
Wednesday, December 23 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Wombat Crossing: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), and Charlie Pilzer (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 21 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Saturday, December 19 2015 
HELICONS 30th ANNUAL REUNION WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT
The Baltimore-based trio, Helicon, celebrates their 30th reunion appearance in this year's Winter Solstice Concert, at Kraushaar Auditorium (1021 Dulaney Valley Road) at Goucher College, on Saturday, December 19 for two shows: 3:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $32 at the door; $28.00 in advance; $25 for groups of 15+; $23 for groups of 30+; $20 for kids under 14.
 
Thursday, December 17 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, December 16 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Rhapsody: Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Monday, December 14 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, December 13 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin & banjo), Colleen Reed (flute and saxophone) and Keith Gillis (guitar)
Caller: Sue Dupre

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
Norwegian Dance, Concert, & Potluck
Norwegian-style house party. Concert is a brief musical tour of Western Norway. Mesmerizing live music by Vilde Aaslid on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare.
 
Saturday, December 12 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Triple Helix with Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin & banjo), Colleen Reed (flute and saxophone) and Keith Gillis (guitar)
Caller: Sue Dupre

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Wednesday, December 09 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Clinton Ross calls to Waverley Station: David Knight (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 07 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Andrea Nettleton calls to Elke Baker (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, sax), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, December 06 2015 
Singing for Everyone
7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246.
Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Saturday, December 05 2015 
House Concert in Ednor Gardens
8:00 PM - An Evening of Bluegrass, Folk and Humor with Orrin Star.
 
Wednesday, December 02 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Caroline Barnes calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Wednesday, December 02 2015 
Circle Singing
NOV and DEC circle sings are combined to one grand sing on DEC 2. This is because of the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays happening so close to our regular 4th Wed of the month. See you in Dec!! Stony Run Friends Meeting house 5116 N. Charles St. 7 to 9 PM. CircleSinging is a community oriented, spontaneous, improvisational singing experience, a little bit like a "drum circle" for singers. We take inspiration from methods developed by Bobby McFerrin and his collaborators. A CircleSong leader will create parts on-the-spot, and lead the group in making beautiful, inspired, goofy, or glorious music. Starting with a basic structure, we can variations. Sing beautiful harmonies gain self-confidence, and delight in what we can create together. This is a "mistake-free" zone, for all levels of singers - we sing for the sheer fun of it!
 
Monday, November 30 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Friday, November 27 2015 
Brad & Ken Kolodner with The Charm City Junction
7:00 p.m., Baltimore's father-son duo Ken & Brad Kolodner will join with Alex LacQuement and The Charm City Junction in an intimate post-Thanksgiving concert of old-time, Bluegrass and Irish music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House. 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. $23 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $25 at the door; $10 children under 13.
www.kenkolodner.com
 
Wednesday, November 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, November 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, November 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
We do not meet in November. Come join us for Tellabration!
 
Sunday, November 22 2015 
Tellabration!
Baltimore's 20th Annual Tellabration! will held on Sunday, November 22 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings MIlls, MD
 
Thursday, November 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, November 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Mary Wesley calls to Sassafras Stomp: Johanna Davis (fiddle, shruti box, vocals), Adam Nordell (guitar, feet, vocals).
 
Monday, November 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Emily Aubrey calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Monday, November 16 2015 
Chris Coole & Ivan Rosenberg House Concert
7 - 9 PM. Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com if you would like to reserve a spot. 831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD $15-$20 suggested donation
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Liz Donaldson (piano) Elke Baker (fiddle) and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Caller: Janine Smith

There is a potluck from 6:30-7:30. Come and join in some good food and conversation!
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
Norwegian Dance & Potluck
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Paul Morrissett on the unique Hardanger fiddle. Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome.
 
Saturday, November 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Liz Donaldson (piano), Elke Baker(fiddle) and Ralph Gordon (bass)
Caller: Janine Smith

There is a potluck from 6:30 - 7:30. Come join us for some good food and conversation.
 
Friday, November 13 2015 
House Concert with Charlie Zahm
www.charliezahm.com (doors open at 7:30) suggested donation:$15.00
For reservations and directions: Wendy Rambo Shuford ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Wednesday, November 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Treble Makers: Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, November 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, November 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, November 07 2015 
Bob Franke Houseconcert
Bob's songs are considered classics worldwide, and have been sung and recorded by hundreds of other performers, including John McCutcheon, Lui Collins, Kathy Mattea, Peter Paul & Mary, and many more. "It's his integrity," Tom Paxton has said of him. "I always think of Bob as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting." An optional 6 pm potluck with Bob will precede the concert. $20 donation (to the artist). Held at our house in Pikesville MD, RSVP for address and info to Barry Smiler 410-753-2351 or bsmiler@bardon.com. Maximum of 30 people in this intimate unamplified setting so advance purchase reservations strongly suggested.
 
Saturday, November 07 2015 
Native American Flute
Noon to 4 PM
A celebration of the NATIVE AMERICAN FLUTE sponsored by members of Maryland and other area flute circles. Events will be in the 1854 Meeting House and the 1902 Stone Chapel U.M.C at the corner of Mays Chapel Road and Jenifer Road, Timonium, MD.
 
Wednesday, November 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Geoff Cubitt calls to King Kontra: Jeffrey Spero (piano), Geoff Cubitt (feet), Vere Foster (fiddle), Peter Smale (guitar, bass, banjo), and Ian Wilson (mandolin, mandola, banjo, accordion).
 
Monday, November 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, November 01 2015 
Singing for Everyone
At the home of Nelson Hyman. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Wednesday, October 28 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE! Janine Smith calls to the Contra Rebels: Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
Halloween costume contest - prizes are two tickets to the Mid Winter Ball and to a Saturday dance.
 
Tuesday, October 27 2015 
Scandinavian House Concert
lydia and Andrea perform an energetic and engaging program of traditional music on fiddle, 5-string fiddle, nyckelharpa, and voice -- including waltzes, schottises, polskas, and more.
Near Belvedere Square, 7:30 PM $20 BFMS members/$25 nonmembers, sliding scale down to $5. Contact Emily, bayfiddler@gmail.com or 410-433-4419 for reservations.
http://lydia-andrea.com/ for info about the musicians.
 
Monday, October 26 2015 
English Country Dance
Halloween party!!!
Come dressed as your favorite English dance.
Our callers will try to guess your dance and call it.
Bring refreshments to share at the break.
Diane Schmit and friends call to David Crandall (flute, sax), Paul Oorts (accordion, strings), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, October 25 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at the Pickersgill Retirement Community
 
Saturday, October 24 2015 
Castlebay House Concert
www.castlebay.net - 8:00 PM
Castlebay has been musically weaving together the heritage of New England and the Celtic lands since 1987. Members Julia Lane and Fred Gosbee have loved and researched traditional music for most of their lives and blend history, legend and experience into their personable performance style. Their concerts feature poignant ballads sung in Lane's ethereal soprano and Gosbee's rich baritone interspersed with joyous dance tunes played on Celtic harp, guitar, fiddle and tin whistle. Castlebay treats the audience to a musical journey through time and across the Atlantic.
For reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, October 24 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Bob Farrall; musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), Judy Meyers (piano).
 
Wednesday, October 21 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to Avenue X: Ross Harriss (sax, guitar) and Christopher Jacoby (guitar, mandolin, accordion).
 
Monday, October 19 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, October 18 2015 
Ronn McFarlane and Mindy Rosenfeld House Concert
www.fluteandlute.com - 7:00 PM
Musical colleagues since 1979 and founding members of the Baltimore Consort, their work as a duo is included on the GRAMMY Nominated Indigo Road (Ronn McFarlane); One Morning (Ronn McFarlane & Ayreheart); The Baltimore Consort Live in Concert; and Gut, Wind and Wire (The Baltimore Consort). In concert, they offer a wide variety of Renaissance, Baroque, Celtic and original music for flute and lute.
For reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Saturday, October 17 2015 
Baltimore Square Dance
8pm, doors at 7:30pm at the Mobtown Ballroom (861 Washington Blvd, Baltimore, MD)
Graham DeZarn & Friends with Janine Smith calling
Cost: $10/$7 student - RSVP on the Facebook Event
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
Patrick Ball House Concert
Celtic Harp & Story - patrickball.com - 7:30 PM
Patrick Ball is one of the premier Celtic harp players in the world and a captivating spoken word artist. In playing the ancient, legendary brass-strung harp of Ireland with its crystalline, bell-like voice, and in performing marvelous tales of wit and enchantment, he not only brings new life to two cherished traditions, but blends them in concert to create "a richly theatrical and hauntingly beautiful performance."
for reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Thursday, October 15 2015 
Low Lily House Concert
Americana/Celtic/Old-Time band based in New England featuring some top-notch acoustic musicians. The string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar and mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle). Brad's House (831 West 33rd Street, Baltimore, MD). $15-$20 suggested donation. Feel free to bring food and drink to share! Please RSVP to bradkolodner@gmail.com to confirm your space.
 
Wednesday, October 14 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
FreeFall Baltimore! All dancers admitted FREE tonight. Peggy Hesley calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 12 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Carl Friedman (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
Alan Reid and Rob van Sante House Concert
Scottish Folk Music reidvansante.com 7:00 PM
Alan Reid was an integral part of the renowned Battlefield Band from 1969 till 2010, touring the world and recording 30+ albums. His pioneering keyboard work and songwriting have long been lauded. He was nominated as composer of the year at the Scots Tradition Awards in 2009 and also contributed to the acclaimed Linn Records series on the complete works of Robert Burns. Rob van Sante is a tasteful and highly respected singer and guitarist with a wealth of experience playing with a variety of prominent English folk and Celtic musicians. Rob and Alan deliver an entertaining programme featuring Alan's songs and Rob's choice songs. Rob's tasteful and driving guitar work (usually in his favoured DADGAD tuning) underpins Alan's piano, accordion and guitar while each complement the other's lead vocals with strong harmonies.
for reservations and directions: ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Sunday, October 11 2015 
BFMS40 - Sunday Events
Sunday from 12 to 4 PM join us at Cromwell Valley Park for singing, storytelling, jamming and entertainment by Steve Hickman and DeLaura Padovan.
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
BFMS40 - Saturday Events
BFMS 40th Anniversary program on Saturday starts at Belvedere Square in Baltimore from 12 to 4:30 PM with music by a three bands, dances called by Andy Kane, waltzes and a performance by Charm City Rapper. A dinner is planned for 5 PM followed by more dancing at Lovely Lane Church from 7 to 11 PM. The Anniversary Special Band will be playing and we will have a variery of callers.
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Please help BFMS celebrate their 40th anniversary. There will be no events held at St. Mark's on the HIll for this event. For details please see our web page at www.bfms.org/bfms40.php
 
Saturday, October 10 2015 
Family Dance
Please join BFMS's 40th anniversary celebration. There will not be dancing at St. Mark's on the Hill, but there will be lots of fun things to participate in! For details see our web page at www.bfms.org/bfms40.php
 
Friday, October 09 2015 
House concert with Maivish
Start off the BFMS 40th Anniversary weekend with a house concert with Maivish: Adam Broome. Jaige Trudel, and Matthew Olwell. Limited seating, please contact Rebecca, for reservations and details: awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, October 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels: Craig Edwards (fiddle), Cathy Mason (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, October 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
Norwegian Dance & Potluck
potluck 6:30pm, dancing 8:00pm
3812 Denfeld Ave, Kensington, MD 20912
Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Host phone just in case: Sonia 3O1.5O3.79O6. Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
BFMS Playford Ball
Save the date for the The BFMS 40th Anniversary Ruby Slippers Playford Ball at the Church of the Reedemer. Music by Marty Taylor, Janet Muse, Steve Hickman and Tina Chancey. On-line ticket sales close at midnight on October 1. Check our web page for details.
 
Saturday, October 03 2015 
HoCoFolkFest
12:00 to 5:00 PM - Shrine of St. Anthony in Ellicott City.
This is a charity event hosted by the Tanzanian Children's Project and all net proceeds will be used to support a pre-k through grade 2 school in Tanzania.
The line up for the festival is: Tanzania Ceili Band (Traditional Irish), Carrol County Cloggers, Darla Jean and the Somethin or Others (Old Time),
Broesler School of Irish Dance, Charm City Limits (Bluegrass)
Tickets are available online at HoCoFolkFest.eventbrite.com
 
Wednesday, September 30 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly - Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (flute), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), and Iain Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, September 28 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, September 27 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling

Fourth at Four Storyfolk has a NEW home!
Starting with our September 27th meeting, the Fourth at Four will now be at the Pickersgill Retirement Community, 615 Chestnut Avenue in Towson. MD 21204.
http://www.pickersgillretirement.org/ . This new location is off Charles Street behind Loyola High School. Please sign in the book in the lobby. Our meeting time remains the same - 4 PM to 6 PM.


 
Wednesday, September 23 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Annual Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and others, with music by the Devine Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), John Devine (guitar), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, September 23 2015 
Circle Singing
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 .
7-9 PM Stony Run Friends Meeting, 5116 N. Charles Street, Baltimore ,21210
 
Monday, September 21 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, September 20 2015 
Abell Community Street Fair
3000-3200 Abell Avenue Baltimore MD 21218
With Abell Avenue's brightly-painted rowhouses as a backdrop, the Street Fair features live entertainment, great food, local artists and vendors. Enjoy a variety of musical acts performing from two stages, and be sure to stop by the BFMS information table!
 
Thursday, September 17 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, September 16 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Frannie Marr calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, September 14 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), and David Crandall (flute, sax), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, September 13 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, September 12 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a FREE dance in celebration of BFMS's 40th anniversary celebration.
Caller: Perry Shafran Band: The Organic Family Band
Michael Raitzyk (guitar)
Jakob Raitzyk & Rebekah Geller(fiddle)
 
Wednesday, September 09 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to I-97 - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (concertina, flute, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 07 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Susan Taylor calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, September 02 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Lumber Jackson 5 - Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, washboard, vocals), Aaron Olwell (fiddle), Chris Ousley (guitar, banjo, vocals), Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo), and Alex Lacquement (bass).
 
Monday, August 31 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin, viola da gamba), Karin Loya (cello), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, August 26 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
This is a FREE DANCE for BFMS members. If you are a member of BFMS you get to dance free. Not a member? Now is the time to join.
Shane Knudsen calls to Unbowed - Jamie O'Brien (guitar), Henry Koretzky (mandolin), and Bruce Campbell (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 24 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Sunday, August 23 2015 
Sixth Annual Backyard House Concert

7:00 PM - Ken and Brad Kolodner will join with Alex Lacquement and special guests Richie Stearns & Rosie Newton for the Sixth Annual Backyard House Concert at 3806 Fenchurch Rd, Baltimore MD 21218. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com and www.kenkolodner.com 410-746-8387, $23 in advance ($1.00 service fee for credit cards); $25 at the door; $12 children under 13.


 
Sunday, August 23 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Thursday, August 20 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:00-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, August 19 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Rebecca Weiss (fiddle), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, August 17 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Becky Ross (violin), and Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, August 15 2015 
House Concert - Danielle Miraglia, folk/blues singer
Hampden, Baltimore, 21211 (address provided upon RSVP) - 7:30 PM
Danielle Miraglia is a Massachusetts-bred soloist whose blues-brewed work packs a philosophic punch." She comes armed with a strong steady thumb on an old Gibson, an infectious stomp-box rhythm and harmonica with tunes ranging from heart-felt to socially conscious that will move both your heart and hips. The suggested donation is $20 per person; as always, 100% of the proceeds go to the artist. Everyone is welcome, but reservations are required: RSVP or direct any questions to Becca Derry at awkward.pause.folk@gmail.com.
 
Wednesday, August 12 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Valerie Young calls to Old Time Jam Band. New Dancer orientation starting at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 10 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, August 09 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, August 08 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Band: Cardinal Direction Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), Rebecca Bosworth-Clemens (clarinet) and Jon Cannon (guitar/foot percussion) Caller: Dave Eisenstadter -
 
Wednesday, August 05 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Devine Comedy - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, August 03 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Wednesday, July 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Emily Rush calls to ContraForce - Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Jimi "Two Nails" Periano (guitar), and Joey Dorwart (drums, percussion, saxophone).
 
Monday, July 27 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, July 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 20 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Thursday, July 16 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, July 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Black Oranges - Sarah Foard (fiddle), Gary Prince (guitar), and Manny Arciniega (percussion).
 
Monday, July 13 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, July 12 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, July 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Cajun/Zydeco dance featuring the music of Nutalusa. This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary celebrations. Nutalusa is Baltimore/DC based dance band that plays a dynamic and heart- warming mix of traditional and inventive Cajun & Zydeco dance music. They promise to get your dance bones going with sweet melodies and raw beats that you can dance two step, waltz, Cajun or zydeco style.

The band is composed of 6 members that playa variety of instruments, including accordion, fiddle ,electric, acoustic guitar, drums, electric base, standup base, ukulele, triangle, and rub board.
Picnic & Jam Outside 4:30 ~ Dance lessons 7:00 to 8:00, Steve Gester and Sharon Lampron ~ Dance 8:00-11:00.
More info - www.bfms.org/zydeco.php


 
Thursday, July 09 2015 
Bob Zentz House Concert
8:00 PM - Hear award winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Bob Zentz in an intimate setting in North Baltimore near Belvedere Square. For reservations and more info contact Emily Aubrey, 410-433-4419, efiddlercrab@verizon.net.
 
Wednesday, July 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Chuck Abell calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute, cajon), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 06 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer Orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Rich Goss calls to Tempest - Larry Unger (bass), Tim Ball (fiddle), Chuck Abell (guitar), and Eric Metzgar (drums).
 
Wednesday, July 01 2015 
House Concert
7:30 PM - Featuring three of the most accomplished young artists in Irish traditional music. Dylan Foley is the 2014 senior All-Ireland fiddle champion, Joey Abarta is an internationally renowned master of the uilleann pipes, and Sean Earnest is a guitar and bouzouki wizard. Dylan and Sean are members of The Yanks, described as "the next Irish American dream team" (Kevin Crawford). Joey's solo album Swimming Against the Falls, has been called "a debut of majestic proportions" (Tony Lawless, TradConnect). Seats and parking limited, carpooling encouraged; email or call to reserve your seat! Suggested donation $15. Bring instruments for a few tunes after the concert. Potluck snacks and drinks. hcferguson@comcast.net. 410-494-8839.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1448735325427034/
 
Monday, June 29 2015 
English Country Dance
Orly Krasner calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, June 28 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, June 24 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Sue Gola calls to Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, sax, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Wednesday, June 24 2015 
CircleSinging
Like to sing? Like adventure? Join us for our last Circlesinging event before the summer hiatus Wed., June 24th 7-9 PM - Stony Run Friends Meeting house 5116 N. Charles St.
 
Monday, June 22 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Friday, June 19 2015 
Catoctin Weekend
30th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend Friday June 19 to Sunday June 21 - 2015
 
Thursday, June 18 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, June 17 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jerome Grisanti calls to STEAM! - David Firestine (mandolins), Alice Boyle (fiddle), Robert Rosenberg (guitar, banjo), and Claire Zucker (bodhran, concertina, clogging, vocals).
 
Monday, June 15 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), and Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, June 14 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. 2-4 PM Greenbelt Community Center Dance Studio. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Sunday, June 14 2015 
Early-American Song and Dance
Particapatory dances and musical performances, presentations, and workshops on the early roots of American music, song and dance will be held at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD.
 
Saturday, June 13 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
This is a Free dance as part of the BFMS 40th Anniversary Celebrations. Carl Friedman calls to music provided by Andrea Hoag and Rebecca Weiss on fiddle with Charlie Pilzer on piano. This special program will feature some early American and classic old New England dances representing the roots of American contra dance as well as modern favorites.
 
Saturday, June 13 2015 
Early-American Song and Dance
Particapatory dances and musical performances, presentations, and workshops on the early roots of American music, song and dance will be held at the Colonial Market Fair at the Benjamin Banneker Historical Park and Museum in Oella, MD.
 
Wednesday, June 10 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ken Gall calls to Entwyned - Twy Bethard (fiddle, feet), and John Paolillo (mandolins). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 08 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 03 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Will Mentor calls to Nova - Kathleen Fownes (fiddle), Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin (accordion, piano), and Everest Witman (guitar, feet).
 
Monday, June 01 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Colin Hume calls to Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute), and Charlie Pilzer (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 27 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 25 2015 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Carl Friedman (violin) and Janina O'Brien (piano)
 
Sunday, May 24 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, May 23 2015 
Swallowtail Dance
The Baltimore Folk Music Society welcomes famed New England band Swallowtail to Baltimore once again for an evening of challenging contras. This is one of the nation's most popular and sought-after bands, known for high energy music and smooth grooves. The dances called will be of the more challenging variety, with smooth flow and figures that get you moving. Tickets are on sale now.
 
Thursday, May 21 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, May 20 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Dance du Jour - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, May 18 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 13 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Triple Helix- Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax), and Keith Gillis (guitar). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 11 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Tina Chancey (violin etc.), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Saturday, May 09 2015 
Family Dance
Kim Forry calls to Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Blylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar and Cajon).
 
Wednesday, May 06 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Monday, May 04 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
April Blum calls to Steve Epstein (clarinet), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, May 03 2015 
Ana Egge Trio House Concert
Singer, guitarist, and luthier Ana Egge comes to Hampden with her trio featuring Alex Hargreaves on fiddle and David Moss on cello. Great songs, harmonies, and instrumentation. All are welcome. $20 suggested donation; all proceeds to the artists. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/580630545406420/. For more information or to RSVP, email Becca Derry at awkwardpausefolk@gmail.com
 
Wednesday, April 29 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
This dance has been Cancelled for 4/29 only.
Brian Hamshar calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Monday, April 27 2015 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 26 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, April 22 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, April 20 2015 
English Country Dance
Adina Gordon calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, April 19 2015 
House Concert with Rupert Wates
Suggested donation:$15.00. For reservations and directions: Wendy Rambo Shuford, ramboshuford@aol.com or 410-532-5604. (doors open at 4:30 PM)
 
Thursday, April 16 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, April 15 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Ron Blechner calls to Terpsichore: Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, April 13 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Tina Chancey (violin etc.), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 
Brad & Ken Kolodner with Genticorum
Baltimore's father-son duo Ken and Brad Kolodner (www.kenandbrad.com) will join with Alex LacQuement and Genticorum (www.genticorum.com) in an intimate concert of old-time and Quebecois music at the Stony Run Friends Meeting House; 5116 North Charles Street, Baltimore MD 21210. Info: kenkolodner@aol.com 410-746-8387, $23 in advance; $25 at the door; $12 children under 13.
Online at http://www.kenkolodner.com/genticorum
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/408857955958230/
 
Sunday, April 12 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Lovely Lane String Band with Shane Knudsen (fiddle), Brenna Hogan (fiddle), Jay White (banjo), John Sauer (guitar) and Art Abrams (bass)
Caller: Dave Colestock
 
Saturday, April 11 2015 
Family Dance
Charles Street Fiddlers with Megan Beller (fiddle) and Students of Megan Beller )fiddle) and Michael Raitzyk (Guitar)
Caller: Dave Colestock
 
Wednesday, April 08 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Callithump: Glyn Collinson (mandolin), David Knight (fiddle), and Andrew Marcus (accordion).
 
Monday, April 06 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, April 05 2015 
Norwegian Dance and Potluck
Potluck-5:30 PM, Dancing-7PM - 6807 Westmoreland Ave, Takoma Park, MD 20912 Norwegian-style house party. Mesmerizing live music by Loretta Kelley on the unique Hardanger fiddle (w/sympathetic strings under the bowed strings--see HFAA.org). Addictive dances, some with elements like Swing or Hambo. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Host phone just in case: Loretta & Tony 3O1.27O.4925 Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Saturday, April 04 2015 
Norwegian Dance Workshops
9512 St. Andrews Way, Silver Spring, MD 20901
Two informal workshops, before and after the 6:30 PM potluck. Content depends on requests--see website; probably head-start for newbies and review/exploration for experienced. With US dancer/teacher Bruce Emery, to gear up for our May 8-10 Spring Springar Spree dance/music weekend with Norwegian teacher. Live music by Loretta Kelley. Beginners, singles/couples, watchers/listeners all welcome. Bring clean shoes to wear, food to share, and bucks you can spare. Hosts Phyllis & Steve's phone just in case: 3O1.585.58O6. Info/dirs: http://MAND.fanitull.org or Jenny, pi@xecu.net, 3O1.371.4312.
 
Wednesday, April 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Easter Week. No dance - no foolin'.
 
Monday, March 30 2015 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, March 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Tom Calwell & Myra Hirschberg call to New Hip Trio: Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, March 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
This meeting will be at the alternative location at Panera, 2131 York Rd., Timonium, MD from 4 PM to 6 PM
 
Friday, March 20 2015 
Friendly Coffeehouse
Friendly Coffeehouse will be collaborating with the First Unitarian Church, One West Hamilton Street 21201, for a new monthly, all-acoustic open mike, 3rd Fridays from 6-9 pm, debuting on Friday, March 20th. Piano on site; parking garage available on Franklin St. at Charles.
 
Thursday, March 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, March 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Eric Black calls to Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, March 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica) Caller: DeLaura Padovan
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
State of the Society Meeting
The 2015 State of the Society meeting will be held at St Marks on the Hill. Current members who come for the meeting will get into the dance Free.
 
Saturday, March 14 2015 
Family Dance
Band: Devine Comedy with John Devine (Guitar), Marty Taylor (Whistles and Concertina), Steve Hickman (Fiddle and Harmonica)
Caller: DeLaura Padovan
 
Wednesday, March 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Maia McCormick calls to Mat Clark (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 09 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, saxophone), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, March 08 2015 
Singing for Everyone
Postponed to March 8th because of weather. We will gather for 'Singing for Everyone' on Sunday, March 8, 2015 from 7 to 9 PM at the home of Judy Davidoff (6213 Sareva Dr., Baltimore 21209 (Mt. Washington area)), phone number 410-484-3246. Bring a copy of Rise Up Singing if you have one.
 
Sunday, March 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Saturday, March 07 2015 
Gentle English Dance
Caller, Susan Taylor Musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (recorders), Ben Hobbs (piano).
 
Wednesday, March 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Jack Mitchell calls to Contra Mantra: Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Jill Smith (piano).
 
Monday, March 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45 Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 25 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Donna Hunt calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Todd Clewell (guitar).. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 23 2015 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, February 22 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
CANCELLED for 02/22/2015
 
Thursday, February 19 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, February 18 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, February 16 2015 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER AND DRIVING RISK.
 
Monday, February 16 2015 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, February 14 2015 
Valentine Extravaganza
Don't miss our 5th Annual Chocolate Valentine Extravaganza from 2 pm to 11 pm with a dance workshop, couples dancing, advanced dance, potluck, evening dance AND the Chocolate Extravaganza Dessert contest during the break in the evening dance. Band: Larry Unger (guitar) & Audrey Knuth (fiddle) Caller: Rachel McCandliss
 
Wednesday, February 11 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 09 2015 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, February 08 2015 
Waltz Practicum
Waltz lovers, please join us for an open practicum. The format is very simple: there's a dance floor and there's waltz music playing on the stereo. The rest is up to you. http://tinyurl.com/waltz-practicum.
 
Wednesday, February 04 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, February 02 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, January 31 2015 
Midwinter Ball 2015
Save the Date! Dancing to Giant Robot Dance from 7:30 - 11:30 with Dana Parkinson calling Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 3800 North Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218
 
Wednesday, January 28 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to Strings on Wings: Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar). New dancer's orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 26 2015 
English Country Dance
TONIGHT'S DANCE IS ON. COME ON OUT!
DO DRIVE AND WALK CAREFULLY...
Christopher Field
calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Mary Flora (flute), and Donna Boylan (piano)
 
Sunday, January 25 2015 
Fourth at Four Storytelling
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, January 21 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Waverley Station: Liz Donaldson (piano), David Knight (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, January 19 2015 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, January 17 2015 
Gentle English Dance
The next Gentle English Dance will be Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 3:00 to 5:30pm.
The caller will be Sharon McKinley, with Carl Friedman , violin, Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina, and Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Thursday, January 15 2015 
BFMS Open Sing
Open Sing at Guitars Of Pikesville - 7:30-9:30... $5.00 charge per person to go toward his rent. Help with this fee for students available.
 
Wednesday, January 14 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Kristin Seibert calls to Phoenix: Corey Walters (flute, mandolin), Nora Smith (fiddle), and Christopher Jacoby (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 12 2015 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, January 10 2015 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Callithump with Andrew Marcus (accordian), Glyn Collision (Bouzouki, Guitar & Stomping) and David Knight (Fiddle)
Caller: Rebecca Denison
 
Wednesday, January 07 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, January 05 2015 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Thursday, January 01 2015 
Square/Contra Dance
Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Perry Shafran calls to Megan Beller (fiddle), Charley Beller (percussion), and Michael Raitzyk (guitar).
 
Wednesday, December 31 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
 
Monday, December 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
 
Monday, December 22 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Anna Rain (recorder), and Melissa Running (piano)
 
Thursday, December 18 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
Wednesday, December 17 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Dave Colestock calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar).
 
Monday, December 15 2014 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Becky Ross (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Judy Meyers
 
Saturday, December 13 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Contranella: Charley Beller (Percussion), John Wobus (Piano) & Megan Beller (Fiddle)
Caller: Kappy Laning
 
Saturday, December 13 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contranella: Charley Beller (Percussion), John Wobus (Piano) & Megan Beller (Fiddle)
Caller: Kappy Laning
 
Wednesday, December 10 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 08 2014 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.) and Carl Friedman (violin)
 
Wednesday, December 03 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Perpetual e-Motion: Ed Howe (electric fiddle) and John Cote (guitar, digideridoo, vocals).
 
Monday, December 01 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Ann Fallon calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Karin Loya (cello)
 
Thursday, November 27 2014 
Thanksgiving Burn off the Calories Dance
The annual Thanksgiving Burn Off the Calories dance. Open Band led by Liz Donaldson. Open Mic for callers. Contra, English and Squares. 8PM to 10:30 PM at St Marks on the Hill. Bring your left over deserts to share.
 
Wednesday, November 26 2014 
Square/Contra Dance

Melissa Chatham calls to Wombats: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer (piano), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.


 
Monday, November 24 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, November 23 2014 
Fourth at Four
Join us in November at Tellabration!
 
Sunday, November 23 2014 
Tellabration!
Save the Date! Baltimore's 18th Annual Tellabration! will held on Sunday, November 23 at Irvine Nature Center in Owings MIlls, MD from 2 to 5.
 
Thursday, November 20 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
Wednesday, November 19 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Ted Hodapp calls to Sugar Beat: Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, November 17 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Judy Meyers
 
Wednesday, November 12 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls to Deux Francois: Bill Dudley (guitar), Sarah Mitchell (flute, whistle, hammered dulcimer, feet), and Tim Cape (fiddle, percussion). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, November 10 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Sunday, November 09 2014 
Bill Staines House Concert in Catonsville, MD
Sunday, November 9, 2014 3 pm Longview Cottage House Concerts 127 Longview Drive, 21228 With songs like All God's Critters, The Roseville Fair, Child of Mine, and River to his credit, Bill Staines has twenty-six recordings and has written over three hundred songs. His music is sung at campfires and folk music gatherings, in homes and churches, all around the country. What better way to hear him? $15 at the door. Reservations necessary. Info: Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net. Please note that this is a Sunday afternoon concert! There might be a potluck afterwards. If that materializes, I will let you know when I send the reminder letter the week of the concert.
 
Saturday, November 08 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)
Caller: Laura Brown
 
Saturday, November 08 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)
Caller: Kim Forry
 
Wednesday, November 05 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
 
Monday, November 03 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Mike Franch calls to Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Thursday, October 30 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
Wednesday, October 29 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Halloween Dance! Come in costume, and prizes to be awarded in several categories of costumes, including 2 tickets to the upcoming Mid Winter Ball! Vicki Herndon calls to the Treble Makers.
 
Monday, October 27 2014 
English Country Dance
Halloween party: come dressed as your favorite English dance, and our callers will try to guess your dance and call it!
Bring refreshments to share at the break
Diane Schmit and Rich Galloway call to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, October 26 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, October 22 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, this is the 2nd of two free contra dances being held by the Baltimore Folk Music Society, thanks to a generous grant by the FreeFall folks. Everyone dances for FREE - members, non-members, students, everyone!
 
Monday, October 20 2014 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Wednesday, October 15 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
April Blum calls to Taylor Among the Devils.
 
Monday, October 13 2014 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Elke Baker (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, October 11 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandolin and Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Saxophone, Penny Whistles and all manner of Wind Instruments), Donna Boylan (Piano and Accordian), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano,Guitar and Cajon)
Caller: Anna Rain
 
Saturday, October 11 2014 
Playford Ball
This year's Playford Ball will again be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland. On-Line registration is now open. Please visit the Playford Ball page for more information.
 
Saturday, October 11 2014 
Family Dance
Caller: Anna Rain
Band: Some Assembly with Joe Klausner (Fiddle, Mandelin, Banjo), Mary Corletta Flora (Flute, Sax, Penny Whistles.... and all manner of wind instruments), Donna Boylan (Piano & Accordion), Adam Lee (Guitar) and Iain Sturrock (Piano, Guitar adn Cajon)
 
Wednesday, October 08 2014 
FreeFall Baltimore
Once again, BFMS is participating in FreeFall Baltimore, thanks to a generous grant by the FreeFall folks. This is the first of 2 dances where all dancers will get to dance for FREE - members, non-members, students, everyone! Janine Smith calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 06 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop (free) at 7:45 PM
Susan Taylor calls to Tina Chancey (violin), Robin Wilson(flute, concertina) and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, October 04 2014 
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry - House Concert
Saturday, October 4, 2014 at 8 pm. Catonsville, MD. House Concert at the home of McGregor Yatsevitch and Barbara Svoboda. Energetic and electrifying clawhammer banjo, bass, percussive dance, storytelling songs both old and new, with nuanced, emotive vocals. An intimate yet robust evening of old-time and blues inspired folk music, hilarious anecdotes, and virtuosic dance performances anchored by Keith's Body Music and Evie's step dancing. Evie is the daughter of Jay Ladin, a mainstay of BFMS for a couple of decades! $15 at the door. Reservations necessary. Barbara Svoboda, svob@comcast.net
 
Wednesday, October 01 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Nor'easter - Max Newman (guitar, mandolin), Cedar Stanistreet (fiddle), and Julie Vallimont (piano, accordion).
 
Monday, September 29 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, September 28 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Thursday, September 25 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, in the back room at the Wharf Rat in Fells Point
 
Wednesday, September 24 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 22 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, September 20 2014 
Baltimore Square Dance
8-11 pm at Mobtown Ballroom. Live music from Coracree String Band (Jane Rothfield, Bill Quern, Sarah Gowan and Allan Carr), with calling by Shane Knudsen.
 
Saturday, September 20 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Bob Farrall, calling, with Emily Aubrey on violin, Robin Wilson on concertina and flute, and Ben Hobbs on piano.
 
Wednesday, September 17 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Chestnut Night! Local callers call chestnuts such as Chorus Jig, Petronella, Rory O'More, and Money Musk. Music provided by Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, September 15 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Carl Friedman (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, September 13 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Rhythmajigs with Jack Maus (Keyboards), Walter Hojka (Fiddle), Patti Reum (Wind Instruments) and David Stone (Mandolin and Guitar)
Caller: Andrea Nettleton
 
Wednesday, September 10 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 08 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Wednesday, September 03 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Laura Brown calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Andy Porter (fiddle), Joe Langley (guitar), Mark Lynch (mandolin), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, September 01 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Wednesday, August 27 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Odd Socks - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, sax, concertina), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (bass, concertina). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 25 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Hot Toddy: Edith Coakley-Stowe (violin), Anna Rain (recorder), and Melissa Running (piano)
 
Sunday, August 24 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, August 20 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Some Assembly - Mary Corlette Flora (flute, sax), Joe Klausner (fiddle, mandolin, banjo), Donna Boylan (piano), Adam Lee (guitar), Iain Sturrock (percussion, guitar).
 
Monday, August 18 2014 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Elke Baker(violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 13 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Dave Colestock calls to the Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Barb Schmid (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, August 12 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha's in Fells Point
 
Monday, August 11 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, August 09 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Baltimore Open Band
Caller: Dave Colestock
Come early at 6:00 pm for a Picnic and Jam. Note: this is not a potluck... just bring food for yourself. But, if you want to bring extra to share or put on the snack table during the dance.... no laws against that!
 
Wednesday, August 06 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
Kim Forry calls to the New Southern Cowtippers - Sandy Hofferth (fiddle), Howard Zane (banjo), and Jim Jones (guitar).
 
Monday, August 04 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Mike Franch calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Dick Bearman calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin), Jamie O'Brien (guitar), and Bruce Campbell (bass). This dance will be FREE to all BFMS members.
 
Monday, July 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, July 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 23 2014 
Square/contra dance
Greg Frock calls to Rambling House - Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute, whistles), Patrick Cavanaugh (banjo, accordion), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer workshop at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, July 21 2014 
English Country Dance
Laura Schultz calls to Tina Chancey(violin, etc.), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, July 16 2014 
Square/contra dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to Sarah Foard (fiddle), Jess Eliot Myhre (clarinet, washboard, kazoo, vocals), Chris Ousley (guitar), and Alex Lacqument (bass).
 
Monday, July 14 2014 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, July 12 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Brain Hamshar Band: Richocet with Rya Martin(piano) and Walter Hojka (fiddle)
 
Wednesday, July 09 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, July 08 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
Monday, July 07 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancer orientation at 7:45
Tom Spilsbury calls to The Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, July 02 2014 
Square/contra dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Black Oranges - Sarah Foard (fiddle) and Gary Prince (guitar).
 
Monday, June 30 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Becky Ross (violin), David Crandall (flute, sax), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Saturday, June 28 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon. Musicians: Edie Stern (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 25 2014 
Square/contra dance
Sue Gola & Justin Kauker call to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, June 23 2014 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Tina Chancey (violin, etc.), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, June 22 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, June 18 2014 
Square/contra dance
Susan Taylor calls with the MetroGnomes - McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle, mandolin), Bob Garber (clarinet), and Mark Vidor (piano).
 
Monday, June 16 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
 
Saturday, June 14 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band : Catoctin Mountain Orphan Band McGregor Yatsevitch (Fiddle,Mandolin), Mark Vidor (Piano, Accordion) & Ralph Barthine (guitar) and friends Caller: Perry Shafran
 
Thursday, June 12 2014 
Catoctin Weekend
29th Annual Spring Catoctin Mountain Music and Dance Weekend Friday June 13 to Sunday June 16
 
Wednesday, June 11 2014 
Square/contra dance
Perry Shafran calls to Floorplay - Paul Rosen (fiddle, accordion, mandolin), Rya Martin (piano), and Aaron Lamb (drums).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, June 10 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
Monday, June 09 2014 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 04 2014 
Square/contra dance
Michael Hamilton calls to Triple Helix - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Colleen Reed (flute, sax), and Keith Gillis (guitar).
 
Monday, June 02 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop (free) at 7:45 PM Sharon McKinley calls to Elke Baker (violin), Susan Brandt (flute) and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, May 28 2014 
Square/contra dance
Carl Friedman calls to Charm City Junction - Brad Kolodner (banjo),  Patrick McAvinue (fiddle), Sean McComiskey (button accordion), Alex Lacquement (bass).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, May 26 2014 
English Country Dance
April Blum calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, May 25 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, May 24 2014 
Swallowtail Dance
BFMS is excited to present an evening with Swallowtail for challenging contras and squares. Dancers should be prepared to dance complex figures such as contra corners and gypsy stars with no instruction. Dances after the break may be called without a walk-through.
 
Wednesday, May 21 2014 
Square/contra dance
April Blum calls to Dance du Jour - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, May 19 2014 
English Country Dance
Jenny Beer calls to Becky Ross (violin), Michelle Dunn (flute, oboe), and Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 14 2014 
Square/contra dance
Anna Rain calls to David Knight (fiddle) and Dave Wiesler (guitar, piano).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, May 13 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
Monday, May 12 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin, etc.), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, May 10 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Mark Glickman (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute) Caller: Susan Taylor Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Saturday, May 10 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Mark Glickman (piano) and Susan Brandt (flute) Caller: Susan Taylor Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Wednesday, May 07 2014 
Square/contra dance
Dave Colestock calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, May 05 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop (free) at 7:45 PM
Tom Spilsbury calls to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (accordion, strings) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, May 03 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Hickory Wind Reunion Hickory Wind played and recorded to critical acclaim from 1973 until 1978, touring and sharing the stage with such luminaries as John Prine, John Hartford, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and Bonnie Raitt and releasing three highly regarded albums on the Flying Fish label. They disbanded after 5 years to pursue other interests and now, more than 30 years later, original members Bob Shank, Mark Walbridge, Sam Morgan, and Glen McCarthy have reunited and are touring once again. Read more at CD Baby
 
Wednesday, April 30 2014 
Square/contra dance
Melissa Chatham calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (concertina, whistles), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).
 
Monday, April 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch Music: Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) ,Carl Friedman (piano)
 
Sunday, April 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
4th at 4 Storyfolk will meet at the Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park from 3 to 5 PM. Come join the Story Circle at the Spring Faire to listen to a story or to share a story. Mike Franch will be skillfully facilitating this event. For more information: 410-889-3252.
 
Sunday, April 27 2014 
Spring Faire
Noon to 5 PM - Cromwell Valley Park.
 
Wednesday, April 23 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to Old Time Jam Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, April 21 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, April 19 2014 
Gentle English Dance
Saturday - 2:30 to 5:00pm, St Mark's on the Hill Sharon McKinley calling Music by Emily Aubrey (violin) & Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders).
 
Wednesday, April 16 2014 
Square/contra dance
Easter Week - no dance, hall not available.
 
Monday, April 14 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Sharon McKinley Music: Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, April 12 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Whirlitzer  with Ed Vandebosche (cello), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Amy Hopkins (fiddle) and Mike Duty (accordion) Caller : Becca Denison Potluck 6:30-7:30 - Bring something yummy to share.
 
Saturday, April 12 2014 
Family Dance
Band: Whirlitzer  with Ed Vandebosche (cello), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Amy Hopkins (fiddle) and Mike Duty (accordion) Caller : Becca Denison Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Wednesday, April 09 2014 
Square/contra dance
Kristin Seibert calls to New Hip Trio - Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), Liz Donaldson (piano).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, April 08 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
Monday, April 07 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop at 7:45 (free) Caller: Rich Galloway Music: Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, April 02 2014 
Square/contra dance
Mary Wesley calls to Sassafras Stomp - Johanna Davis (fiddle, banjo), Adam Nordell (guitar, feet, banjo), and Putnam Smith (banjo, mandolin).
 
Monday, March 31 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: April Blum Music: Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Wednesday, March 26 2014 
Square/contra dance
Jim Kitch calls to the Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, March 24 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Laura Schultz Music: Becky Ross (violin), Barbara Gorin (accordion, cello, etc.), Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Sunday, March 23 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, March 19 2014 
Square/contra dance
Greg Frock calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Wednesday, March 19 2014 
State of the Society Meeting
This year at Lovely Lane Church before the Wednesday Dance. 7:15 PM to 8:00 PM. Members who arrive by 7:30PM for the meeting get to dance free.
 
Monday, March 17 2014 
English Country Dance
Canceled due to inclement weather. Caller: Tom Spilsbury Music: Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, March 12 2014 
Square/contra dance
Hilton Baxter calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Tuesday, March 11 2014 
BFMS Open Sing
7:30-9:30 PM, on the second floor at Bertha’s in Fells Point
 
Monday, March 10 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Carl Friedman Music: Dave Crandall (flute, sax), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Saturday, March 08 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Donna Hunt Band:  Streak O Phat with Steve Epstein(clarinet), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, fiddle adn melodeon) and Sarah Gowan (guitar) Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Saturday, March 08 2014 
Family Dance
Caller: Donna Hunt Band : Streak O Phat with Steve Epstein(clarinet), Bill Quern (mando, banjo, fiddle adn melodeon) and Sarah Gowan (guitar) Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Wednesday, March 05 2014 
Square/contra dance
Janine Smith calls to Terpsichore - Elke Baker (fiddle), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Liz Donaldson (piano).
 
Monday, March 03 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancers Workshop at 7:45 Caller: Rich Galloway Music: Jeff Steinberg (violin), Karin Loya (cello), Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, March 01 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer Two-Time Grammy® Award Winners, are a formidable powerhouse of sound, with a repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk, old-time country and swing music. Their superb harmonies are backed by instrumental virtuosity on the acoustic & electric guitar, five-string banjo, mandolin, cello banjo, ukulele, percussion and many other instruments. Top it off with a witty stage presence and warm audience rapport and you’ve got a well loved music duo. Read more at www.cathymarcy.com
 
Wednesday, February 26 2014 
Square/contra dance
Ron Blechner calls to Strings on Wings - Todd Clewell (guitar) and Barb Schmid (fiddle).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 24 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch Music: Elke Baker (violin) Dave Crandall (flute, sax) Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, February 23 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, February 22 2014 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Saturday - 7:30 PM - Bob Shank with Sparky and Rhonda Rucker For more than three decades Bob Shank has been a benchmark for American banjo players. Not bluegrass or old-time, or classical or ragtime, but all that and more. A sixth-generation West Virginian, Bob began his musical journey at age 5 with drums and piano and by age 13 he was firmly hooked on banjo. And then guitar. And then hammered dulcimer. And an abiding rock and roll sensibility. www.bobshank.com Sparky and Rhonda Rucker perform throughout the U.S. and overseas, singing songs and telling stories from the American folk tradition. They accompany themselves with finger-style picking, bottle-neck blues guitar, blues harmonica, old-time banjo, piano, spoons, and bones. www.sparkyandrhonda.com
 
Wednesday, February 19 2014 
Square/contra dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Stomp Rockets  - Megan Beller (fiddle), Charlie Beller (guitar), Rose Rutkowski (fiddle), Jason Reed (banjo), and Gabe Pickus (percussion).
 
Monday, February 17 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Diane Schmit Music: Emily Aubrey (violin) Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 12 2014 
Square/contra dance
Perry Shafran calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, February 10 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Carl Friedman Music: Tina Chancey (violin, recorders) Valerie Loomer (theorbo, early guitar, cittern) Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, February 08 2014 
Valentines Dance Extravaganza
Join us for the Annual Valentine and Chocolate Extravaganza. 2 PM to 11 PM. Ron Buchanan calling. Music by Dave Wiesler (piano and guitar), Marty Taylor (whistles and concertina) and Steve Hickman (fiddle) Waltz Workshop, Couples dance, Contra dancing, Potluck dinner and the Chocolate Extravaganza contest!
 
Wednesday, February 05 2014 
Square/contra dance
Kim Forry calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Andy Porter (fiddle), Joe Langley (guitar), Mark Lynch (mandolin), and Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, February 03 2014 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop at 7:45 Caller: Sharon McKinley Music: Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 29 2014 
Square/contra dance
Brian Hamshar calls to Waverley Station - David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, January 27 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Tom Spilsbury Music: Becky Ross (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accord), Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Sunday, January 26 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, January 22 2014 
Square/contra dance
George Mercer calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 20 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon Music: Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, January 15 2014 
Square/contra dance
David Giusti calls to Celador - Gretchen Caverly (fiddle) and David Hayes (guitar).
 
Monday, January 13 2014 
English Country Dance
Caller: Jenny Beer Music: Wayne Hankin (winds), Elke Baker (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, January 11 2014 
Midwinter Ball
Caller : Beth Molaro Music By : The Avant Gardeners At the Scottish Rite Masonic Hall Ticket sales are open
 
Saturday, January 11 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
There will not be a Saturday contra dance at St. Mark's on the Hill in January. We will be dancing at the MidWinter Ball.
 
Wednesday, January 08 2014 
Square/contra dance
Dave Colestock calls to the Baltimore Open Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, January 06 2014 
English Country Dance
Free New Dancers Workshop at 7:45 Caller: Rich Galloway Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Tina Chancey (viola da gamba), Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, January 01 2014 
Square/contra dance
Special New Year's Day dance!  Susan Taylor calls to OMG - Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Rodney Miller (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).  Rodney Miller is one of the USA's premier fiddlers and makes a very rare appearance at Baltimore for our contra dance.
 
Monday, December 30 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: April Blum Music: Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), Karin Loya (cello)
 
Wednesday, December 25 2013 
Square/contra dance.
No dance.  Merry Christmas!
 
Monday, December 23 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Susan Taylor Music: Emily Aubrey (violin), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, December 18 2013 
Square/contra dance
April Blum calls to Carl Friedman and Friends - Carl Friedman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, December 16 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch Music: Andrea Hoag (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Carl Friedman (piano, violin)
 
Saturday, December 14 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (keyboards) Caller: Greg Frock Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Saturday, December 14 2013 
Family Dance
Band: Terpsichore with Elke Baker (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (keyboards) Caller: Greg Frock Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share.
 
Wednesday, December 11 2013 
Square/contra dance
Anna Rain calls to Green Light Karma - David Knight (fiddle), Andrew Marcus (accordion), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, December 09 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Sharon McKinley Music: Barbara Gorin (violin, cello), Dave Crandall (winds), Jonathan Jensen: (piano, etc.)
 
Wednesday, December 04 2013 
Square/contra dance
Janine Smith calls to Old Time Jam Band.
 
Monday, December 02 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Melissa Running Music: Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Liz Donaldson (piano) Free new dancer orientation at 7:45
 
Thursday, November 28 2013 
Burn-Off-the-Calories Dance
The Annual Thanksgiving Burn-Off-the-Calories Dance at St Marks on the Hill. All volunteer event with an open band led by Liz Donaldson and an open mic for callers.
 
Wednesday, November 27 2013 
Square/contra dance
Kim Forry calls to Cheap & Tasty - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Amy Ksir (whistles, accordion), and Tom Rhoads (bass, concertina).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, November 25 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Carl Friedman Music: David Crandall (flute, sax),  Paul Oorts (strings, accordion),  Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Sunday, November 24 2013 
Tellabration!
Theme: Hidden Folk and Other Endangered Species Admission : Free Irvine Nature Center - Owings Mills, MD
 
Wednesday, November 20 2013 
Square/contra dance
Rebecca Denison calls to Whirlitzer - Amy Hopkins (fiddle, vocals), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Mike Duty (mandolin, concertina), and Ed VandenBosche (cello).
 
Monday, November 18 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Tom Spilsbury Music: Carl Friedman (violin),  Steve Epstein (clarinet),  Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, November 17 2013 
Gentle English Dance
Caller: Susan Taylor Misicians: Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (concertina and flute), Judy Meyers (piano).
 
Wednesday, November 13 2013 
Square/contra dance
Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners:  Laura Light (fiddle) and George Paul (piano, guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, November 11 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Michael Barraclough Music: Elke Baker (violin),  Brian Cardell (winds),  Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, November 10 2013 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Sunday - 4 PM - David and Ginger Hildebrand David and Ginger Hildebrand present concerts and educational programs throughout the United States for museums, historical societies and sites, as well as at universities for graduate and undergraduate students. They appear frequently at Colonial Williamsburg and Mount Vernon. Their music is featured on movies and television documentaries, including the PBS series "Liberty! The American Revolution," "Rediscovering George Washington," and the C-SPAN Series "American Presidents." Read more at www.1812Music.org/
 
Saturday, November 09 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: DeLaura Padovan Band: Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (concertina and whistles) and Steve Hickman (fiddle) and John Devine (guitar) Potluck: 6:30 - 7:30  Bring something yummy to share!
 
Saturday, November 09 2013 
Family Dance
Family Dance  5:00 - 6:30 Caller: DeLaura Padovan Band: Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (concertina and whistles) and Steve Hickman (fiddle) and John Devine (guitar) Potluck: 6:30 - 7:30  Bring something yummy to share!
 
Wednesday, November 06 2013 
Square/contra dance
Donna Hunt calls to the Gigmeisters - Alexander Mitchell (fiddle, mandolin), Paul Oorts (mandolin, accordion), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar).
 
Monday, November 04 2013 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop promptly at 7:45 Caller: Bob Farrall Music: Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, October 30 2013 
Square/contra dance
Kristin Seibert calls to Perpetual e-Motion - Ed Howe (electric fiddle), and John Cote (guitar, digeridoo). Come in costume. Prizes will be awarded in various categories. You could win two tickets to the Mid-Winter Ball.
 
Monday, October 28 2013 
English Country Dance
Halloween Dance party. Come dressed as your favorite English dance and our callers will try to guess your dance and call it! Bring goodies to share. Callers: Diane Schmit, Rich Galloway Music: Marty Taylor (recorder, concertina), Becky Ross (violin), Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, October 27 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, October 23 2013 
FreeFall Baltimore
Dance Free as part of FreeFall Baltimore Perry Shafran calls to Dead Sea Squirrels - Cathy Mason (fiddle), Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 21 2013 
English Dance
Special guest artist Jacqueline Schwab will teach and call the dances as well as play piano. Andrea Hoag joins Jacqueline, playing violin.
 
Wednesday, October 16 2013 
Square/contra dance
Jean Gibson-Gorrindo calls to the Crabapples - Marta Lynch (fiddle), Bob Silberstein (mandolin, piano, doumbek), Norm Cotton (piano, fiddle), and Teresa Fife (string bass).
 
Monday, October 14 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Mike Franch Music: Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, October 12 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Potluck from 6:30 - 7:30. Bring something yummy to share! Caller: Michael Barraclough Band: Go Figure - Janet Muse (piano) and Mike Dunn (fiddle)
 
Saturday, October 12 2013 
Family Dance
Family Dance 5:00-6:30 Caller: Michael Barraclough Band: Go Figure - Janet Muse (piano) and Mike Dunn (Fiddle) Potluck 6:30 - 7:30 Bring something yummy to share
 
Saturday, October 12 2013 
Playford Ball
The Pleasure of Your Company is Requested at the Baltimore Playford Ball Church of the Redeemer, 5603 North Charles Street Music by the Winds of Time Barbara Greenberg, violin Daniel Beerbohm, winds Marty Taylor, recorders and concertina Jonathan Jensen, piano
 
Wednesday, October 09 2013 
FreeFall Baltimore
Dance Free as part of FreeFall Baltimore Terry Bachmann calls to Contra Rebels - Todd Clewell (fiddle), Henry Koretzky (guitar, mandolin), Barb Schmid (fiddle), and Bruce Campbell (bass).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, October 07 2013 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop taught by April Blum Caller: April Blum Music:Trio Con Brio - Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
 
Sunday, October 06 2013 
Gentle English Dance
Caller: Bob Farrall Musicians: Carl Friedman (violin), Brian Cardell (recorder and flute), Judy Meyers (piano).
 
Friday, October 04 2013 
Babcock Community Coffeehouse
Friday - 8:30 PM - Deborah Rose Deborah Rose is a Welsh singer/songwriter whose emotive, timeless voice has been described by folk legend Judy Collins as one of the finest I’ve ever heard. Deborah supported Ms. Collins on the UK leg of her world tour in 2011 after meeting her at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2009. Deborah’s debut album, "Song Be My Soul" will be released this year. Her guiding light is to serve others by using her voice to reach out, inspire, and touch that place deep in the soul of her audiences. For Deborah music is a gift, and her joy is in sharing it. Read more at deborahrose.co.uk/wp/
 
Wednesday, October 02 2013 
Square/contra dance
April Blum calls to the Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, September 30 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Sharon McKinley Music: Barbara Gorin: violin, cello, Brian Cardell: winds, Judy Meyers: piano
 
Wednesday, September 25 2013 
Square/contra dance
Chestnut Night!  Local callers call to Devine Comedy - Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and John Devine (guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 23 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Rich Galloway Music: Becky Ross: violin, Marty Taylor: winds, concertina, Ben Hobbs: piano
 
Sunday, September 22 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, September 18 2013 
Square/contra dance
Steve Gester calls to Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer, fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Monday, September 16 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Carl Friedman Music: Emily Aubrey: violin, Robin Wilson: flute, concertina, Francine Krasowska: piano
 
Saturday, September 14 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Dave Colstock Band: Brad Kolodner and friends Brad Kolodner (banjo) and Claude Martin (fiddle). Guitar and bass to be determined
 
Wednesday, September 11 2013 
Square/Contra Dance
Bob Dalsemer calls to Fiddlestyx - Steve Hickman (fiddle) and John Devine (guitar).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, September 09 2013 
English Country Dance
Caller: Tom Spilsbury Music:  Paul Oorts: accordion, strings, David Crandall: flute, sax, Jonathan Jensen: piano, etc.
 
Wednesday, September 04 2013 
Square/Contra Dance
JoLaine Jones-Pokorney calls to Cabaret Sauvignon - Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Dave Wiesler (piano, guitar), Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute), and Paul Oorts (mandolin, banjo, accordion)
 
Tuesday, September 03 2013 
English Country Dance
New Dancers Workshop taught by Michael Barraclough, promptly at 7:45 Caller: Michael Barraclough Music: Jeff Steinberg: violin, Karin Loya: cello, Judy Meyers: piano
 
Wednesday, August 28 2013 
Square/contra dance
Shane Knudsen calls to Strings on Wings - Todd Clewell (guitar) and Barb Schmid (fiddle).  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 26 2013 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Emily Aubrey and Edie Stern on twin violins, and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Sunday, August 25 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, August 21 2013 
Square/contra dance
Greg Frock calls to Triple Helix - Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Monday, August 19 2013 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calling to Steven Epstein (clarinet), Karin Loya (cello), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 14 2013 
Square/contra dance
Ann Fallon calls to the Old Time Jam Band.  New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
 
Monday, August 12 2013 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, August 10 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Ken Gall Band: Entwyned Twy Bethard (fiddle & foot percussion) & John Paolilb (mandola, bouzouki and mandocello)
 
Wednesday, August 07 2013 
Square/Contra Dance
Tavi Merrill calls to ContraForce - Andrae Raffield (fiddle), Joey Dorwart (drums, sax), and Jimi Periano (electric and acoustic guitar)
 
Monday, August 05 2013 
English Country Dance
Laura Schultz calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano) New dancer orientation session 7:45 PM
 
Wednesday, July 31 2013 
Contra Dance
Karl Senseman calls to The Baltimore Open Band.
 
Monday, July 29 2013 
English Country Dance
April Blum calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Sunday, July 28 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, July 24 2013 
Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Three Thin Dimes - Brad Kolodner (banjo, guitar, fiddle), Claude Martin (fiddle, guitar), and Alex Lacquement (bass, guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, July 22 2013 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calling to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, July 17 2013 
Contra Dance
Dave Colestock calls to Some Assembly -Mary Flora (flute), Joe Klausner (fiddle), Donna Boylan (piano), and Paul Miller (guitar).
 
Monday, July 15 2013 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, July 13 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Laura Brown Band: AP and the Banty Roosters Mark Lynch (mandolin & tenor banjo), Joe Langley (guitar),Artie Abrams (bass) & Andy Porter (fiddle)
 
Wednesday, July 10 2013 
Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to Unbowed - Henry Koretzky (mandolin, guitar) and Jamie O'Brien (bass, guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, July 08 2013 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calling to Treblemakers Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson(flute and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 03 2013 
Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Devine Comedy - John Devine (guitar), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Marty Taylor (concertina, penny whistle).
 
Wednesday, June 26 2013 
Contra Dance
Kim Forrey calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Mark Lynch, (mandolin and tenor banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), Artie Abrams (bass), and Andy Porter (fiddle). *New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Tuesday, June 25 2013 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Becky Ross (violin), Dave Crandall (winds), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Monday, June 24 2013 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calling to Marty Taylor (recorders and concertina), Dave Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina)
 
Sunday, June 23 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, June 19 2013 
Contra Dance
Rickey Holt calls to Charlie Pilser (piano) and Tina Chancey (fiddle).
 
Monday, June 17 2013 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, June 15 2013 
Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival
The 3rd Annual Maryland Traditions Folklife Festival At the Creative Alliance at the Patterson - 3134 Eastern Ave. Baltimore, MD More info at msac.org
 
Friday, June 14 2013 
Catoctin Weekend
HOLD THE DATE: Catoctin Weekend - June 14-16, 2013 On-Line ticket Sales are Open. For further information, please see the Catoctin page
 
Wednesday, June 12 2013 
Contra Dance
Brain Hamshar calls to Waverley Station - Liz Donaldson (piano), David Knight (fiddle), and Ralph Gordon (bass).*New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Monday, June 10 2013 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, June 08 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the fabulous Baltimore Open Band
 
Wednesday, June 05 2013 
Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Whirlitzer - Amy Hopkins (fiddle and vocals), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Mike Duty (mandolin and concertina), and Ed VandenBosche (cello).
 
Monday, June 03 2013 
English Country Dance
Melissa Running calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Wayne Hankin (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New Dancer orientation at 7:40
 
Wednesday, May 29 2013 
Contra Dance
Shane Kundsen calls to Run of the Mill String Band -Palmer Loux (fiddle), Greg Loux (guitar), Paul Sidlick (banjo), and Tom Schaffer (bass).
 
Monday, May 27 2013 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calling to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, May 26 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, May 22 2013 
Contra Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to The Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Monday, May 20 2013 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, May 19 2013 
Community Coffeehouse
The Baltimore Folk Music Society and Babcock Presbyterian Church will co-sponsor a concert with Canada's fantastic folk trio - Finest Kind. "Finest Kind is the remarkable folk trio from Ottawa, Canada whose exquisite harmony singing and brilliant vocal arrangements are bringing a fresh sense of excitement and discovery to the performance of old songs. The trio's glorious sound, served up with easy-going humour, has won a devoted following across North America." Babcock Presbyterian, 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson , MD 21286 Advance Sales (on-line), $13 BFMS Members, $16 General Public. At the door: $10 full-time students with ID, $15 BFMS members, $18 general public.
 
Wednesday, May 15 2013 
Contra Dance
Eva Murray calls to Brad Kolodner (banjo), Ken Kolodner (fiddle, hammered dulcimer), Alex Lacquement (bass), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle and guitar).
 
Tuesday, May 14 2013 
BFMS Open Sing
Calling all traditional singers, acoustic  instrument players, and  singer/songwriters.  Join us for the BFMS Open Sing. Details on the Events page.
 
Monday, May 13 2013 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Saturday, May 11 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Becca Denison calls to Whirlitzer Amy Hopkins (fiddle), Mike Duty (mandolin), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Ed Vandenbosche (cello)
 
Saturday, May 11 2013 
Family Dance
Becca Denison calls to Whirlitzer Amy Hopkins (fiddle), Mike Duty (mandolin), Gerry Hemming (guitar), and Ed Vandenbosche (cello) The Family Dance will be followed by a potluck at 6:30.
 
Wednesday, May 08 2013 
Contra Dance
Warren Blier calls to Rambling House - Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanagh (banjo), and Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran). New dancer orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, May 06 2013 
English Country Dance
Laura Schultz calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Steven Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano). New Dancer orientation at 7:40.
 
Wednesday, May 01 2013 
Contra Dance
April Blum calls to MG and the Wombats Carl Friedman (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, sax), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, April 29 2013 
English Country Dance
April Blum calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, April 28 2013 
Fourth at Four
4th at 4 Storyfolk will NOT be at Towson Unitarian on April 28, 2013. Instead we are having a story circle/swap at the BFMS Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park in Parkville, MD  on Sunday, April 28, from 3 pm to 5 pm. Mike Franch and Chris Potts will be the hosts/facilitators of the swap. The Spring Faire will start at 12 with a whole array of fun folkie activities. Please join us! For more information : springfaire@bfms.org or 410-321-8419 or on the website at Springfaire
 
Sunday, April 28 2013 
Spring Faire
The BFMS Spring Faire at Cromwell Valley Park. Sunday - Noon to 5 PM - Rain or Shine. (Check the BFMS Hotline 888-646-BFMS for last minute information) Picnicking, Singing, Dancing, Storytelling, Jamming, Crafts, Morris and Sword Dancing, Juggling, Maypole and more Free Admission
 
Wednesday, April 24 2013 
Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to The New Hip Trio - Liz Donaldson (piano), Ralph Gordon (bass), and Joe DeZarn (fiddle). New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, April 22 2013 
English Country Dance
Elinor Preston of Portland, Oregon calling to Marty Taylor (winds), Paul Oorts (button accordion and fretted strings) and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Saturday, April 20 2013 
Blue Moon Cowgirls in concert
Blue Moon Cowgirls in concert Saturday, April 20th at 7:30 p.m. Stony Run Friends Meeting House, 5116 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD  20210 $12.00 admission Contact:  Ann Porcella - aporcella at gmail.com
 
Wednesday, April 17 2013 
Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Lovely Lane String Band - Brenna Hogan (fiddle, hammered dulcimer), Shane Knudsen (fiddle), Brad Kolodner (banjo, fiddle), and John Sauer (guitar, mandolin).
 
Monday, April 15 2013 
English Country Dance
West Coast Invasion! Mary Devlin calling to Michelle Levy (violin), Jim Oakden (winds and strings) and Anita Anderson (piano)
 
Saturday, April 13 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller Mary Devlin Band: TriTonic Anita Anderson (piano), Michelle Levy (fiddle), Jim Oakden (lots of strings and blown things)
 
Wednesday, April 10 2013 
Contra Dance
Becca Dennison calls to The Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30
 
Tuesday, April 09 2013 
BFMS Open Sing
Calling all traditional singers, acoustic  instrument players, and  singer/songwriters.  Join us for the BFMS Open Sing. Details on the Events page.
 
Monday, April 08 2013 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Sunday, April 07 2013 
Gentle English Dance
Ann Fallon will be calling to Carl Friedman on violin, Marty Taylor on recorders and concertina, and Ben Hobbs on piano.
 
Wednesday, April 03 2013 
Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to Corachree -Jane Rothfield (fiddle), Bill Quern (mandolin, banjo and accordian), Sarah Gowen (guitar), Allan Carr (double bass), and Joe DePaolo (drums).
 
Monday, April 01 2013 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calling to Becky Ross (violin), Steven Epstein (winds), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:40
 
Wednesday, March 27 2013 
No Contra Dance on 27 March!
Lovely Lane Church is not Available During Easter Week.
 
Monday, March 25 2013 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (melodeon, fretted instruments) and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina)
 
Sunday, March 24 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, March 20 2013 
Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, pennywhistle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina).
 
Monday, March 18 2013 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds) and Michael Friedman (piano)
 
Wednesday, March 13 2013 
Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Sassafras Stomp - Johanna Davis (fiddle and vocals), Adam Nordell (guitar, foot percussion and vocals), and Putnam Smith (banjo, mandolin and vocals). New dancer orientation at 7:30PM!
 
Tuesday, March 12 2013 
BFMS Open Sing
Calling all traditional singers, acoustic  instrument players, and  singer/songwriters.  Join us for the BFMS Open Sing. Details on the Events page.
 
Monday, March 11 2013 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calling to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, March 09 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Contranella Megan Beller on fiddle, Charley Beller on mandolin and percussion, Michael Raitzyk on guitar
 
Saturday, March 09 2013 
Annual State of the Society Meeting
Don't miss the annual membership meeting. BFMS members get to dance free if they attend the meeting. Details to follow.
 
Saturday, March 09 2013 
Family Dance
At St Marks. Susan Taylor Calling. Music by Contranella and the Organic Family Band
 
Wednesday, March 06 2013 
Contra Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Perpetual e-Motion. Ed Howe and John Coté.
 
Monday, March 04 2013 
English Country Dance
Laura Schultz calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina) and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Saturday, March 02 2013 
Legendary Folksinger Tom Paxton
8 PM ~ Carroll Arts Center, 91 W Main St, Westminster, MD 21157 Common Ground on the Hill presents multiple Grammy nominee Tom Paxton. More information - Common Ground on the Hill
 
Saturday, March 02 2013 
North Harmony World Music Choir
The unique world music vocal ensemble based in Vermont, USA, comes to Baltimore for a concert on Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 PM at Babcock Presbyterian Church in Towson, 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, Maryland 21286.  The concert is co-sponsored by the church and the Baltimore Folk Music Society.  Admission is $13 for adults, $8 for children, $3 less for members of BFMS or Babcock. The thirteen sparkling young singers, led by Larry Gordon,  present a thrilling mix of world harmony traditions including South African songs and dances, traditional polyphony from Georgia, Corsica, and the Balkans, American shape-note singing and quartet gospel, and medieval motets. Now on their fifteenth European tour, Northern Harmony has won a wide reputation for their remarkable command of the different singing styles and timbres appropriate to these different traditions. A singing workshop is scheduled, from 3-5:30.  A potluck will follow, then the concert at 7:30.  The cost for BFMS and Babcock members is $10 for the workshop; $13 if you are not a member of either.  Singers 10 years of age and older may participate in the workshop.
 
Friday, March 01 2013 
Legendary Folksinger Tom Paxton
8 PM ~ Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church, 6200 N Charles St, 21212 Common Ground on the Hill presents multiple Grammy nominee Tom Paxton. More information - Common Ground on the Hill
 
Wednesday, February 27 2013 
Contra Dance
Dick Bearman calls to the Metrognomes - Bob Garber (clarinet), Mark Vidor (piano, accordion), and McGregor Yatsevitch (fiddle, mandolin). *New dancer Orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, February 25 2013 
English Country Dance PARTY!
Tropical Dance Staycation! Susan Taylor calling to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (violin), Paul Oorts (fretted instruments) and Jonathan Jensen (piano). Come in your favorite warm weather vacation wear.
 
Sunday, February 24 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Wednesday, February 20 2013 
Contra Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to Floorplay - Colin Cannell (percussion), Rya Martin (piano), and Paul Rosen (fiddle, mandolin),
 
Monday, February 18 2013 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, February 13 2013 
Contra Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina, and saxophone), Brenna Hogan (hammered dulcimer and fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (piano). *New dancer orientation at 7:30PM.
 
Monday, February 11 2013 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calling to Marty Taylor (recorders, concertina), Karin Loya (cello) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, February 09 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
Valentine's Day Dance Extravaganza! Band: Gift of the Marcii: Andrew Marcus (accordion), Aaron Marcus (Piano, Concertina, Banjo and Feet) and Peggy Marcus (Persussion, Mountain Dulcimer) Caller: Janine Smith Waltz Workshop Leader: Karl Senseman
 
Saturday, February 09 2013 
Valentine's Day Dance Extravaganza!
2:00 PM to 11:00 PM - St Marks on the Hill Band: Gift of the Marcii: Caller: Janine Smith Waltz Workshop Leader: Karl Senseman Potluck Dinner 6:30 - 7:30 9:15-9:45 Chocolate Extravaganza Contest. Bring your favorite Chocolate Dish for Tasting and Fabulous Prizes!
 
Wednesday, February 06 2013 
Contra Dance
Greg Frock calls to Sugarbeat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano and bodhran)
 
Tuesday, February 05 2013 
Square/contra dance
Kim Forry calls to A.P. and the Banty Roosters - Andy Porter (fiddle), Joe Langley (guitar), Mark Lynch (mandolin), Artie Abrams (bass).
 
Monday, February 04 2013 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds) and Ben Hobbs (piano). New Dancer orientation at 7:40
 
Sunday, February 03 2013 
Gentle English Dance
Enjoy an  afternoon of gentle English dancing. Caller:  Sharon McKinley Musicians: Becky Ross, violin, Robin Wilson, concertina and flute, Judy Meyers, piano.
 
Wednesday, January 30 2013 
Contra Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to The Contra Rebels - Bruce Campbell (bass), Todd Clewell (fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (guitar).
 
Monday, January 28 2013 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calling to Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, January 27 2013 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
 
Saturday, January 26 2013 
Community Coffeehouse Concert
Join Ken and Bradley Kolodner for an evening of tight musical arrangements of original and old-time music “played in the purest way” on twin fiddles, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, vocals and more! Doors open at 7:00 o’clock. Tickets $18 for BFMS & Babcock Members, $20 General Admission. Community Coffeehouse at BABCOCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, Maryland 21286 Download a flier on the BFMS flier page
 
Wednesday, January 23 2013 
Contra Dance
Susan Taylor calls to AP and the Banty Roosters - Mark Lynch, (mandolin and tenor banjo), Joe Langley (guitar), Artie Abrams (bass), Andy Porter (fiddle).  *Orientation for new dancers at 7:30.
 
Monday, January 21 2013 
English Country Dance
Liz Donaldson calling to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 16 2013 
Contra Dance
Steve Gester calls to the Toot Ensemble - Liz Donaldson (piano), Joe DeZarn (fiddle), and Tina Eck (flute).
 
Monday, January 14 2013 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders and concertina) and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina)
 
Saturday, January 12 2013 
2nd Saturday Dance
We won't be dancing at St. Mark's tonight. Come dance with us at the MidWinter Ball.
 
Saturday, January 12 2013 
Midwinter Ball
Band : Nor'easter Caller: Adina Gordon
 
Wednesday, January 09 2013 
Contra Dance
Connie Carringer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.  *Orientation for new dancers at 7:30.
 
Monday, January 07 2013 
English Couttry Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Wayne Hankin (winds) and Liz Donaldson (piano). New Dancer orientation at 7:40
 
Wednesday, January 02 2013 
Contra Dance
David Giusti calls to Baker, Jensen, and Kolodner - Elke Baker (fiddle), Jonathan Jensen (piano), and Ken Kolodner (fiddle, hammered dulcimer).
 
Wednesday, December 26 2012 
Contra Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Glickman and Mitchell - Marc Glickman (piano) and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
 
Wednesday, December 19 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
April Blum calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (Fiddle), Marty Taylor (Concertina, Pennywhistle), and Jonathan Jensen (Piano, Ocarina)
 
Sunday, December 16 2012 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to Becky Ross, violin; Robin Wilson, flute and concertina; and Judy Meyers, piano
 
Wednesday, December 12 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Janine Smith calls to Waverley Station -  David Knight (Fiddle), Liz Donaldson (Piano) and Ralph Gordon (Bass). *New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, December 10 2012 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calling to Three Tenors: Paul Oorts, Tenor Banjo and mandolin; Dave Crandall, Tenor Saxophone and flute; Jonathan Jensen, Tenor Banjo, piano, and toolbox
 
Saturday, December 08 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller Dick Bearman Band: Contra Rebels Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass) & Henry Koretsky (guitar)
 
Wednesday, December 05 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Becca Denison calls to Elke Baker (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle, Hammered Dulcimer), and Paul Oorts (Mandolin, Guitar).   
 
Monday, December 03 2012 
English Country Dance
April Blum calling to Emily Aubrey, violin; Steve Epstein, clarinet; and Liz Donaldson, piano
 
Sunday, December 02 2012 
Gentle English Dance
Caller : Christopher Field. The musicians are Carl Friedman (violin), Brian Cardell (recorder and flute), Ben Hobbs (piano). 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 
Wednesday, November 28 2012 
Contra Dance
George Mercer calls to the Baltimore Open Band.  *New dancer orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, November 26 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calling to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina) and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Thursday, November 22 2012 
Burn-Off-The-Calories
A BFMS Thanksgiving Tradition. Thursday, November 22, 2012 8:00-10:30 pm St Marks on the Hill.
 
Wednesday, November 21 2012 
Contra Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) , Todd Clewell (guitar and fiddle), and Henry Koretzky (mandolin and mandocello).
 
Monday, November 19 2012 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Dave Crandall (winds) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, November 18 2012 
Tellabration!
"Storytellers by Nature" Sunday, November 18, 2012 2pm-5pm Doors open at 1:30, picnicking and hiking available on the beautiful grounds Free admission - Donations welcome Irvine Nature Center, 11201 Garrison Forest Road, Owings MIlls, MD 21117
 
Saturday, November 17 2012 
Community Coffeehouse Concert
Greg Shupe and his band Men With Issues bring an eclectic acoustic mix of original, folk, country, blues, bluegrass and swing music to the Community Coffeehouse on November 17. Doors open at 7:00 o’clock. Tickets $8 for BFMS & Babcock Members, $10 General Admission. Community Coffeehouse at BABCOCK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 8240 Loch Raven Boulevard, Towson, Maryland 21286 Download a flier on the BFMS flier page
 
Wednesday, November 14 2012 
Contra Dance
Sargon de Jesus calls to Cabaret Sauvignon - Karen Ashbrook (hammered dulcimer, flute), Andrea Hoag (fiddle),  Paul Oorts (harp guitar, mandolin, musette accordion), and David Wiesler (piano, guitar).*New dancer orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, November 12 2012 
English Country Dance
Laura Schultz calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders and concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, November 10 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Greg Frock Band: Audio Snakes Jill Smith (piano) & Mark Rovine (fiddle) & Paul Oorts (various strings and accordion)
 
Wednesday, November 07 2012 
Contra Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to Elke Baker (fiddle) and Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin).
 
Monday, November 05 2012 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon calling to the Geud Band of Baltimore. New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Wednesday, October 31 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Halloween! Come in costume. Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners – Laura Light (fiddle), George Paul (piano, accordion), and Jubal Creech (percussion).
 
Monday, October 29 2012 
Not Your Mom's English Dance - CANCELLED
Due to severe weather conditions, tonight's dance has been cancelled.
 
Saturday, October 27 2012 
DART2012
Dancing America Rapper Tournament Charm City Rapper, which performs traditional English sword dancing, is hosting Sword dancing teams from throughout the country who will perform/compete in public spaces around Baltimore during the weekend. Enjoy free performances of English Rapper Sword Dancing, an exciting dance with spirited music, fast footwork and dramatic choreography. Come to the free Contra dance at Lovely Lane Church Saturday night - 8 to 11 PM
 
Wednesday, October 24 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, this dance will be Free. Kim Forry calls to the Mortal Wombats Ralph Barthine (Guitar), Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute), Michael Friedman (Piano), and Robin Wilson (Flute, Concertina) *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Wednesday, October 24 2012 
FreeFall Baltimore
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, BFMS is having two FREE Wednesday Night Dances. October 10 - Susan Taylor calls to the Baltimore Open Band October 24 - Kim Forry calls to the Mortal Wombats See the web page for details.
 
Monday, October 22 2012 
Halloween English Country Dance
Are you Mad, Robin? Been Picking up Sticks or sipping Juice of Barley? Come dressed as your favorite ECD and Diane Schmit and Rich Galloway will call your dance. Music by 3 Tenors: Paul Oorts (tenor banjo & strings), Dave Crandall (tenor sax & flute) and Jonathan Jensen (tenor banjo, piano, ocarina, pennywhistle)
 
Saturday, October 20 2012 
Playford Ball
Location: The Ballroom at Kahler Hall Columbia, MD Andrea Hoag, Violin Marty Taylor, Concertina and Recorders Ralph Gordon, Cello Dave Wiesler, Piano Buy your tickets on-line
 
Wednesday, October 17 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to Hickman, Glickman & Devine – Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marc Glickman (piano, bodhran), and John Devine (guitar).
 
Monday, October 15 2012 
English Country Dance
Last regular Monday Dance before the Playford Ball! Tom Spilsbury calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Saturday, October 13 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Bob Hofkin Band: Rambling House Marc Glickman (piano and bodhran), Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Patrick Cavanagh (banjo), Tina Eck (flute)
 
Wednesday, October 10 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
As part of FreeFall Baltimore, this dance will be Free. Susan Taylor calls to the Baltimore Open Band *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, October 08 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, October 03 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Donna Hunt calls to the Dead Sea Squirrels - Craig Edwards (fiddle, banjo), Cathy Mason  (fiddle), and Henry Yoshimura (guitar).
 
Monday, October 01 2012 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Edie Stern (violin), Steve Epstein (clarinet), and Ben Hobbs (piano).
 
Wednesday, September 26 2012 
Contra Dance
Anna Rain calls to Green Light Karma - Andrew Marcus (accordion), David Knight (fiddle), and David Wiesler (piano, guitar). Beginners lesson at 7:30.
 
Monday, September 24 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Paul Oorts (fretted strings, accordion), Wayne Hankin (winds) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, September 19 2012 
Contra Dance
Chestnuts Night!  Carl Friedman and guests call to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, pennywhistle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina)
 
Monday, September 17 2012 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Robin Wilson (flute), Carl Friedman (violin) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, September 16 2012 
Gentle English Dance
Caller : Susan Taylor Music by : Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorders), and Judy Meyers (piano) 2:30 PM to 5:30 PM
 
Wednesday, September 12 2012 
Contra Dance
Janine Smith calls to The English Contra Dance Band - Gareth Kiddier (piano) and Linda Game (fiddle). Beginners lesson at 7:30.
 
Monday, September 10 2012 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calls to Jonathan Jensen (piano), Dave Crandall (winds) and Jeff Steinberg (violin)
 
Saturday, September 08 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller Dave Colestock Band Devine Comedy with Marty Taylor on whistles and concertina, John Devine on the guitar and Steve Hickman on the fiddle.
 
Wednesday, September 05 2012 
Contra Dance
DeLaura Padovan calls to Devine Comedy - John Devine (guitar), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Marty Taylor (concertina, penny whistle).
 
Monday, September 03 2012 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Marty Taylor (winds and concertina), McGregor Yatsevich (mandolin) and Judith Bourzutschky (piano). New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm
 
Wednesday, August 29 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Richard Bearman calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, August 27 2012 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to Emily Aubrey (violin), Amy Ksir (winds) and Tom Rhoads (strings)
 
Wednesday, August 22 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Eva Murray calls to Dr. Twamley’s Audio Snakes - Mike Rovine (fiddle), Jill Smith (piano), and  Henry Koretzky (guitar).  *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, August 20 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley and Laura Shultz call to music by Becky Ross (violin) and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 15 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Jody Marshall (hammered dulcimer), Mary Flora (flute) and Liz Donaldson (piano).  
 
Monday, August 13 2012 
English Country Dance
Ann Fallon and April Blum call to the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Saturday, August 11 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Not Your Garden Variety Advanced Contras and Swinging Singing Squares and Regular Saturday Dance 3:30 - 6:30 pm Singing Squares and Challenging Contras 6:30 - 7:30 pm Potluck Bring something Yummy to share! 7:30 - 8:00 pm New Dancer orientation and style points for the seasoned dancers 8:00 - 11:00 pm Evening Contra Dance Callers for the afternoon and evening dances are graduates of the 2011 CDSS Pinewoods American Week Singing Squares Callers Class, taught by Nils Fredland and Ralph Sweet. Callers: Jack Mitchell (NC), Janine Smith (MD), Solveig Malmhøj (Denmark), Peter Toxvaerd (Denmark) and the Legendary singing square dance caller and national treasure Ralph Sweet. We are still holding out hope for an appearance by Nils Fredland. Band for both events: Avant Gardeners Duo with Laura Light (fiddle) and George Paul (piano). Admission for a single event: $9 BFMS Members & Affiliates, $13 non-members. Under 21 and full-time students with ID: $4 members, $6 non-members. If attending both events: $15 BFMS Members & Affiliates, $23 non-members. Under 21 and full-time students with ID: $6 members, $10 non-members. Beginners, singles, couples, and families are welcome. No Experience necessary; you don't need to bring a partner. St. Marks on the Hill, 1620 Reisterstown Road. Location can be accessed by public transportation by #53 bus. More info athttp://mta.maryland.gov.
 
Wednesday, August 08 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Ken Gall calls to Entwyned - Twy Bethard (fiddle) and John Paolillo (mandola, bouzouki).  *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, August 06 2012 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calling with Edie Stern (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, August 01 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Perry Shafran calls to Free Raisins  - Audrey Knuth (fiddle), Amy Englesberg (piano), and Jeff Kaufman (mandolin, octave fiddle).
 
Monday, July 30 2012 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calls to Barbara Gorin (cello), Marty Taylor (recorders, concertina) and Francine Krasowska (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 25 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Bob Hofkin calls to Ulrike Braunels (fiddle, banjo), William Braunels (fiddle), and Lou Janesco (fiddle, guitar).  *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, July 23 2012 
English Country Dance
Jonathan Jensen (piano), Jeff Steinberg (violin) and Dave Crandall (winds) heat up the hall while Carl Friedman calls
 
Wednesday, July 18 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Devine Comedy - John Devine (guitar), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Marty Taylor (concertina, penny whistle).
 
Monday, July 16 2012 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit leads dancing to the music of Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, July 14 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Susan Taylor Band: MetroGnomes Vocals (waltzes, singing squares, swing): the MizGnomers
 
Wednesday, July 11 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Shane Knutsen calls to Adam Bern (fiddle), David Knight (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano). *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, July 09 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
 
Wednesday, July 04 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Dave Colestock calls to AP and the Banty Roosters -Andy Porter (fiddle), Mark Lynch (mandolin, uke), Art Abrams (bass), and Joe Langley (guitar)
 
Monday, July 02 2012 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to duo violins Edie Stern and Emily Aubrey with Ben Hobbs on piano. New dancer's orientation at 7:30
 
Wednesday, June 27 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Kim Forry calls to the Baltimore Open Band.  *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, June 25 2012 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, June 20 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Steve Gester calls to Red Mountain White Trash - Jim Cauthen (fiddle), Joyce Cauthen (guitar), Phil Foster (mandolin),  Jamie Finley (harmonica, banjo uke), Bill Martin (autoharp), and Nancy Jac (bass).
 
Monday, June 18 2012 
English Country Dance
Liz Donaldson calling to Carl Friedman (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Friday, June 15 2012 
Catoctin Mountain Weekend
Catoctin Mountain Camp Weekend - June 15 to 17, 2012. Registration Open. See the web page for details.
 
Wednesday, June 13 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Tavi Merrill calls to The New Hip Trio - Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass).  *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, June 11 2012 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Paul Oorts (strings), and Liz Donaldson (piano) June 18
 
Saturday, June 09 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Ann Fallon Band: The Fabulous Baltimore Open Band
 
Wednesday, June 06 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to Charlie Pilzer (piano, bass, melodeon), Robin Wilson  (flute, concertina, saxophone),  Steve Epstein (clarinet, alto saxophone) Dave Casserly (saxophone).
 
Monday, June 04 2012 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Marty Taylor (recorders, concertina), David Crandall (flute, saxophone) and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). New dancer's orientation at 7:30
 
Wednesday, May 30 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Anna Rain calls to Green Light Karma. - David Knight (Fiddle), Andrew Marcus (Accordion), and Dave Wiesler (Piano, Guitar).
 
Monday, May 28 2012 
English Country Dance
Finish out your long weekend in style! Sharon McKinley calling to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Dave Crandall (winds) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, May 23 2012 
Contra/square Dance
LAST MINUTE CALLER SUBSTITUTION: Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, May 21 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calling to the big sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Sunday, May 20 2012 
# Dickeyville Sunday Dance
Whirlitzer Amy Hopkins (fiddle), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Ed Vandenbosche (Cello), Mike Duty (concertina) Others may drop in to jam. Caller: Becca Denison
 
Saturday, May 19 2012 
Swallowtail Dance
Challenging Contras for Experienced Dancers. Dance to the music and calling of Swallowtail. See the web page for details.
 
Wednesday, May 16 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Rickey Holt calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (Fiddle), Marty Taylor (Concertina, Pennywhistle), Jonathan Jensen (Piano, Ocarina).
 
Monday, May 14 2012 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to Becky Ross (violin), Marty Taylor (recorder and concertina) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Saturday, May 12 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Caller: Jesse Edgerton Band: Devanney's Goat Colin Lindsay - fiddle Glen Loper - mandolin Brendan Taaffe - guitar and sundry Stefan Amidon - percussion
 
Wednesday, May 09 2012 
Contra/square Dance
April Blum calls to Contranella - Megan Wobus Beller (Fiddle), John Wobus (Piano), and Charley Beller (Percussion, Mandolin, and Banjo) *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, May 07 2012 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), Robin Wilson (flute and concertina) and Jonathan Jensen (piano). Beginner lesson at 7:30
 
Wednesday, May 02 2012 
Contra/square Dance
Robin Marcus calls to Charlie and the Wombats - Ralph Barthine (Guitar), Carl Friedman (Fiddle, Flute), Charlie Pilzer (Piano, Accordion), and Robin Wilson (Flute, Concertina, Saxophone)
 
Monday, April 30 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley and Ann Fallon call to Carl Friedman (violin), Marty Taylor (recorders) and Ben Hobbs (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 25 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Kappy Laning calls to the Baltimore Open Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, April 23 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to David Crandall (winds), Paul Oorts (strings) and Jonathan Jensen (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 18 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
 Dave Eisenstadter  calls to Rambling House. Joe DeZarn (fiddle), Tina Eck (flute), Patrick Cavanagh (banjo), and Marc Glickman  (piano, bodhran).
 
Monday, April 16 2012 
English Country Dance
Special guests Chrystelle Bond and Choreographie Antique from Goucher share an evening of dance with Mike Franch calling to Emily Aubrey (violin), David Giusti (recorder) and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Sunday, April 15 2012 
# Dickeyville Sunday Dance
Whirlitzer Amy Hopkins (fiddle), Gerry Hemming (guitar), Ed Vandenbosche (Cello), Mike Duty (concertina) Others may drop in to jam. Caller: Becca Denison
 
Saturday, April 14 2012 
Saturday Dance
Band: Treble Makers Emily Aubrey on fiddle, Liz Donaldson on the piano, Robin Wilson on flute, concertina and sax, Brenna Hogan on Hammered dolcimer and fiddle Caller: Shane Knudsen New Dancer Orientation/Style points for seasoned dancer is from 7:30 to 8:00 pm led by Shane Knudsen. There is no organized pot luck prior to this dance.
 
Wednesday, April 11 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Ann Fallon calls to Contra Rebels.  Todd Clewell (fiddle), Bruce Campbell (bass), and Henry Koretzky (guitar). New dancer orientation at 7:30.
 
Monday, April 09 2012 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Edie Stern (violin), Karin Loya (cello), and Judy Meyers (piano)
 
Wednesday, April 04 2012 
No Contra/Square Dance on April 4!
No dance on April 4. The hall is not available on that date.
 
Monday, April 02 2012 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to the music of Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute), and Liz Donaldson (piano). New dancer's orientation at 7:30
 
Wednesday, March 28 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Susan Taylor calls to the Baltimore Open Band *New dancer orientation at 7:30pm
 
Monday, March 26 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calling to the big band sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, March 21 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Eric Black calls to Karen Ashbrook (flute, hammered dulcimer), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Paul Oortz (mandolin, harp guitar, banjo).
 
Monday, March 19 2012 
English Country Dance
Mike Franch calling to Marty Taylor (recorders), Judy Meyers (piano), and Carl Friedman (violin)
 
Sunday, March 18 2012 
Dickeyville Sunday dance
Becca Denison calls to the music of Whirlitzer. Amy Hopkins (fiddle), Ed Vandenbosche (cello), Mike Duty (concertina) and Gerry Flemming (guitar). Often other musicians come and jam as well.
 
Saturday, March 17 2012 
Member Sponsored - John Lilly Concert
Singer/Songwriter John Lilly performs Americana, Country Roots and Traditional Folk Music at Guitars of Pikesville at 9 PM on St Patricks Day. See the web page for details.
 
Wednesday, March 14 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Michael Barraclough calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (concertina, pennywhistle), Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina). *New dancer orientation at 7:30pm
 
Sunday, March 11 2012 
English Country Dance
Michael Barraclough calling to Jonathan Jensen (piano), Jeff Steinberg (violin), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina)
 
Saturday, March 10 2012 
2nd Saturday Dance
Becca Denison calling to - Whirlitzer - Amy Hopkins (Fiddle), Gerry Hemming (Guitar), Ed VandenBosche (Cello), Mark Vidor (Piano) and Lisa Roberts (Banjo). 6:00 PM Pot Luck Dinner 7:00 PM The Annual State-of-the-Society meeting The dance will follow the State-of-the-Society meeting. BFMS members get into the dance free if they arrive before 7:15 PM.
 
Saturday, March 10 2012 
State of the Society Meeting
Time again for the Annual State-of-the-Society meeting of the Baltimore Folk Music Society. All members are invited to join us to hear about the past year's activities, plans for the future, and so much more. The meeting will be held before the Second Saturday dance. As an added enticement to attend this meeting, all BFMS members who attend the meeting will get into the dance FREE. Thats right -- FREE! You have to arrive by 7:15 pm to take advantage of this wonderful once-a-year offer, however!
 
Wednesday, March 07 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
David Giusti calls to Sugar Beat - Elke Baker (fiddle), Susan Brandt (flute), and Marc Glickman (piano).
 
Monday, March 05 2012 
English Country Dance
Tom Spilsbury calling to David Giusti (recorder), Liz Donaldson (piano), and Emily Aubrey (violin) Orientation for new dancers at 7:30
 
Wednesday, February 29 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Perry Shafran calls to the Baltimore Open Band
 
Monday, February 27 2012 
English Country Dance
Susan Taylor calls to Paul Oorts (strings), Dave Crandall (winds) and Jonathan Jensen (piano, ocarina, pennywhistle and miscellaneous)
 
Wednesday, February 22 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Becca Denison calls to Strings on Wings - Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Todd Clewell (guitar and fiddle). *New dancer orientation at 7:30pm
 
Monday, February 20 2012 
English Country Dance
Diane Schmit calls to Judy Meyers (piano), Edie Stern (violin), Marty Taylor (concertina and recorder)
 
Wednesday, February 15 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Andrea Nettleton calls to Waverley Station -David Knight (fiddle), Liz Donaldson (piano) and Ralph Gordon (bass).
 
Monday, February 13 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Liz Donaldson (piano), Jeff Steinberg (violin), and Karin Loya (cello)
 
Saturday, February 11 2012 
Valentine's Day Dance Extravaganza
Caller: Ted Hodapp Music By Serpentine Andrea Hoag (fiddle), Charlie Pilzer (piano and button accordion), Leigh Pilzer (soprano sax), Will Morrison (drums) 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM. Hambo workshop, couple dancing and contra dance. Food and Fellowship and chocolate, too!
 
Wednesday, February 08 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Janine Smith calls to AP and the Banty Roosters -Andy Porter (fiddle), Mark Lynch (mandolin, uke), Art Abrams (bass), and Joe Langley (guitar) *New dancer orientation at 7:30pm
 
Monday, February 06 2012 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to to Ben Hobbs (piano), Becky Ross (violin), and Robin Wilson (flute & concertina)
 
Wednesday, February 01 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Greg Frock calls to Donna Hebert (fiddle) and Max Cohen (guitar).
 
Monday, January 30 2012 
English Country Dance
Dont fret, come dance to Paul Oorts (strings), Becky Ross (violin) and Judy Meyers (piano) with Tom Spilsbury calling
 
Wednesday, January 25 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Hilton Baxter calls to the Metrognomes - Bob Garber (Clarinet), Mark Vidor (Piano, Accordion), and McGregor Yatsevitch (Fiddle, Mandolin). *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, January 23 2012 
English Country Dance
Jolly Michael Barraclough calls to the big sound of the Geud Band of Baltimore
 
Wednesday, January 18 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Brian Hamshar calls to the Treble Makers - Emily Aubrey (Fiddle), Robin Wilson (Flute, Concertina, and Saxophone), Brenna Hogan (Hammered Dulcimer and Fiddle), and Liz Donaldson (Piano).
 
Monday, January 16 2012 
English Country Dance
Sharon McKinley calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (concertina and flute) and Karin Loya (cello)
 
Saturday, January 14 2012 
Midwinter Ball
Caller Will Mentor and Perpetual eMotion. The theme for this year is Steampunk! Buy your tickets on-line right here. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.
 
Wednesday, January 11 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Shane Knudsen calls to the Baltimore Open Band. *New Dancer Orientation at 7:30PM
 
Monday, January 09 2012 
English Country Dance
Marty Taylor (recorder, concertina), Emily Aubrey (violin) and Liz Donaldson (piano) play while Mike Franch leads the dances
 
Wednesday, January 04 2012 
Contra/Square Dance
Steve Gester calls to Taylor Among the Devils - Steve Hickman (Fiddle), Marty Taylor (Concertina, Pennywhistle), Jonathan Jensen (Piano, Ocarina).
 
Monday, January 02 2012 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls the dances to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano) and special guest Wayne Hankin (winds)
 
Tuesday, November 30 1999 
CircleSinging
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.