The Baltimore Folk Music Society presents American Contra and
Square Dancing at 8:00 p.m. every Wednesday at Lovely Lane United
Methodist Church, 2200 St. Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Admission is $9 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Under 21 and full-time students
with IDs: $4 members, $6 non-members.
All dances are taught and walked through beforehand.
Music and dance styles include New England, Southern Appalachian,
and Celtic styles. Nationally-known musicians and callers appear
regularly. These dances are sponsored in part by a grant from the
Maryland State Arts Council.
New Dancers' workshops: Free workshops introducing basic contra dance figures
take place on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at
7:30p.m. Beginners are encouraged to attend. Contra
November 05 2014 Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
November 12 2014 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.
November 19 2014 Ted Hodapp calls to Sugar Beat: Susan Brandt (flute), Elke Baker (fiddle), and Marc Glickman (piano).
November 26 2014 Melissa Chatham calls to Wombats: Carl Friedman (fiddle), Ralph Barthine (guitar), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and others. New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
December 03 2014 Perry Shafran calls to Perpetual e-Motion: Ed Howe (electric fiddle) and John Cote (guitar, digideridoo, vocals).
December 10 2014 A Fabulous Caller TBA calls to Trio Con Brio: Elke Baker (fiddle), Paul Oorts (guitar, mandolin), and Jonathan Jensen (piano). New dancer's workshop at 7:30 pm.
December 17 2014 Dave Colestock calls to Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charley Beller (guitar).
December 24 2014 Christmas Eve - no dance tonight.
December 31 2014 New Year's Eve - no dance tonight, dance at the FSGW ball instead!
January 01 2015 Special Thursday Night New Year's Night dance! Stay tuned for event details.
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November 05 2014 Square/Contra Dance Greg Frock calls to the Avant Gardeners: Laura Light (fiddle), Roger Gold (guitar), Loren Oppenheimer (tabla).
November 08 2014 Family Dance Band:Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)
Caller: Kim Forry
November 08 2014 2nd Saturday Dance Band:Contra Rebels with Todd Clewell (fiddle), Barb Schmid (fiddle) and Henry Koretzky (guitar)
Caller: Laura Brown
November 09 2014 (Member Sponsored) 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, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
November 10 2014 English Country Dance April Blum calls to Carl Friedman (violin), Robin Wilson (flute, concertina), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
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.
November 17 2014 English Country Dance Tom Spilsbury calls to Becky Ross (violin), Heather Martley (flute), and Judy Meyers