The Baltimore Folk Music Society Requests the Pleasure of your Company at the

Baltimore Playford Ball

Saturday, October 11, 2014

This year's Playford Ball will again be held at the Church of the Redeemer in Baltimore, Maryland. Attire is festive formal or historical. Please bring dance shoes to help preserve the floor.

Program and further information will be available soon, please contact us meanwhile with any questions or comments.

April Blum & NoŽl-Marie Taylor
Playford Ball Chairs
playford at

Video from the 2012 Playford Ball

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The Baltimore Folk Music Society is funded by an operating grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive.

Coming up:

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

July 27 2014 
Fourth at Four
Storytelling at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church
July 28 2014 
English Country Dance
Rich Galloway calls to Barbara Gorin (violin, etc.), Marty Taylor (winds, concertina), and Liz Donaldson (piano)
July 29 2014 (Member Sponsored) 
Alan Reid and Janie Meneely
Music from the Scottish Shores, and a little from the Chesapeake Bay. Singer/Songwriters Alan Reid, from Scotland, and Bay-born Janie Meneely team up for an evening of sea music inspired by the seascapes they call home. Joining together on harmonies and instrumentation, the two bring their rich store of music as well as a penchant for humor and for telling the story behind the songs. Suggested minimum donation: $15. 8 PM at 2205 Sulgrave Ave, Baltimore, MD. For reservations please contact Susan and Mark at sgresens at
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.
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)
August 06 2014 
Square/Contra Dance
TBA calls to TBA.
August 09 2014 
2nd Saturday Dance
Band: Baltimore Open Band

Caller: TBA

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!
August 11 2014 
English Country Dance
Carl Friedman calls to Becky Ross (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Judy Meyers (piano)