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.
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complete listing of events and details.
Carl Friedman calls to Tina Chancey (violin), David Crandall (winds), and Jonathan Jensen (piano, etc.)
February 04 2015 Square/Contra Dance Nils Fredland calls to Triple Helix: Colleen Reed (flute, sax), Keith Gillis (guitar), and Alexander Mitchell (fiddle).
February 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.
February 09 2015 English Country Dance Sharon McKinley calls to Jeff Steinberg (violin), Brian Cardell (winds), and Mark Vidor (accordion)
February 11 2015 Square/Contra Dance Laura Brown calls to Old Time Jam Band. New dancer orientation at 7:30 pm.
February 14 2015 Valentine Extravaganza Don't miss our 5th Annual Chocolate Valentine Extravaganza from 2 pm to 11 pm with a dance workshop, couples dancing, advanced dance, potluck, evening dance AND the Chocolate Extravaganza Dessert contest during the break in the evening dance.
Band: Larry Unger (guitar) & Audrey Knuth (fiddle)
Caller: Rachel McCandliss
February 16 2015 English Country Dance Susan Taylor calls to Heather Martley (flute), Paul Oorts (strings, accordion), and Laurie Andres (piano)
February 18 2015 Square/Contra Dance Rachel McCandliss calls to Taylor Among the Devils: Marty Taylor (whistles, concertina), Steve Hickman (fiddle), and Jonathan Jensen (piano).