Purpose The Baltimore Folk Music Society
was founded in
1975 as a non-profit, educational organization dedicated to
teaching, preserving, and promoting the music, dance, and
traditions of the American people. We are supported mainly
through membership dues, with some additional income from
donations and grants. Donations are tax-deductible.
BFMS board meetings are almost always on the first Tuesday of the month and are
open to BFMS members. If you would like to attend, please contact the BFMS President
president at bfms.org
The Society By-Laws are available to download on the By-Laws page.
The current version is dated March 05, 2013.
$500 a year for small grants to BFMS members seeking to upgrade
skills that benefit the BFMS community. Scholarship funds may
help to defer tuition or travel expenses to attend workshops,
summer camps, and courses for dance musicians and callers. There
is no deadline for applications, but they must be received before
the event takes place. Send a letter describing the event,
overall costs, how much you are requesting, and how assisting you
would benefit the BFMS community to Scholarship Committee, BFMS,
P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore MD 21218.
you Lost Something?
It may be in BFMS
Lost and Found kept at the Lovely Lane Church. Check with a
Gate Committee member or contact a BFMS Board member. All
unclaimed items will be donated to charity or disposed of
after a holding period.
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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.
See our Events page for a
complete listing of events and details.
March 07 2015 Gentle English Dance Caller, Susan Taylor
Musicians, Emily Aubrey (violin), Brian Cardell (recorders), Ben Hobbs (piano).
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 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.
March 08 2015 (Member Sponsored) 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.
March 09 2015 English Country Dance April Blum calls to Elke Baker (violin), David Crandall (flute, saxophone), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
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.
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
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.
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