About the Society

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.


Board meetings

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 via email. president at bfms.org

By-Laws

The Society By-Laws are available to download on the By-Laws page.

The current version is dated March 05, 2013.


BFMS Scholarships

BFMS sets aside $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.


Have 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.

Coming up:

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

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.
 
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 towson.edu.
 
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!