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.
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.
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!