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Monday, February 26 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm
April Blum will call dances while Jeff Steinberg (violin), Ben Hobbs (piano), and Ralph Barthine (guitar) play the tunes.
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, February 27 2024 
BFMS Song Swap

BFMS Zoom songswap.Feb 27. 7:30. The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Check the link at our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/618331624855775?sorting_setting=RECENT_ACTIVITY

While we have been getting together on zoom, the BFMS songswap has become transcontinental and international with participants from west, farther west, and north and northwest across the border. You can drop in on the zoom and meet (and hear / sing with) some nice folks we 're not likely to meet in person!


 
Sunday, March 03 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Traditional Song House Concert in honor of Women’s History Month
Traditional Song House Concert in honor of Women’s History Month. Join Ann Porcella and Martha Burns for an afternoon of traditional songs sung old-style. Host Kate Caldwell will also offer up folk favorites and original songs. Please contact Kate for concert location in Severna Park, MD at 410.972.6535 katehcaldwell39@comcast.net or Ann at aporcella@gmail.com. Snacks and beverages to share are welcome. $20 suggested donation.
 
Wednesday, March 06 2024 
Contra Dance
Penelope Weinberger calls to Amberwing - Emily Aubrey (fiddle), Janina O'Brien (piano) and Robin Wilson (flute, sax, and concertina). Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, March 09 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
7-9:30 PM (1 hour earlier)
April Blum calling to
Some Assembly ~ Mary Corletta Flora – flute, sax, penny whistles, Joe Klausner – violin, mandolin, Adam Lee – guitar, and Donna Moore Boylan – piano
Dance lesson: 6:30 PM
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Monday, March 11 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Val Medve visits Baltimore and will call dances while Emily Aubrey (violin), Janina O'Brien (piano), and Robin Wilson (flute, concertina) play the tunes.
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, March 12 2024 
BFMS Song Swap
BFMS live song circle TuesdayMarch 12 at the 4 Hour a Day Lutherie in Lauraville, 4305 Harford Rd, Baltimore, MD 21214 7:30-9:30 p.m. Bring a favorite folk-genre song or two to share with our community of singers. Chorus songs or repeated refrains are encouraged. You can lead a song, sing along, hum, listen, or add some accompaniment. No mic, no pressure, no performance. Just singing together in a friendly, supportive space! Free (pass-the-hat goodwill donation welcome). We are once a month every 2nd Tuesday.
 
Wednesday, March 20 2024 
Contra Dance
Music by Steve Epstein (clarinet and sax), Renee Mendenhall (accordion), Janina O'Brien (keyboard). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Monday, March 25 2024 
English Country Dance
English Country Dance: 8:00 - 10:30 pm
Ann Fallon will lead the dancing to music by Becky Ross, (violin), Jonathan Jensen (piano) and Marty Taylor (whistles and concertina)

Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212.
​PLEASE NOTE: Dances are mask optional and proof of vaccination not required. Participants are welcome to bring snacks to share at the break.
Please pay on-line at Www.bfms.org/englishcountrypay.php
 
Tuesday, March 26 2024 
BFMS Song Swap

BFMS Zoom songswap.March 26, 7:30. The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Check the link at our facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/groups/618331624855775?sorting_setting=RECENT_ACTIVITY

While we have been getting together on zoom, the BFMS songswap has become transcontinental and international with participants from west, farther west, and north and northwest across the border. You can drop in on the zoom and meet (and hear / sing with) some nice folks we 're not likely to meet in person!


 
Wednesday, April 03 2024 
Contra Dance
Come dance to Petrichord - Sophie Chang (cello) Colleen Holroyd (fiddle, feet), and Bobby LaRose (piano, mandolin, bones). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, April 13 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Sargon de Jesus calling to The Hollertones, Paul Brown - banjo & fiddle, Linda Scutt - fiddle & octave mando, Jeanie Thieken Creamer - guitar, Nick Weiland - upright bass
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Wednesday, April 17 2024 
Contra Dance
Great live music from the fabulous Baltimore Open Band! Come out and support your local musicians with a great night of dancing. If you'd like to join the Open Band, please email amdance[at]bfms[dot]org. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Wednesday, May 01 2024 
Contra Dance
Music from Wyndream - Janet Muse (piano), Chelle Fulk (fiddle), and David Knight (fiddle). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, May 11 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Andrea Nettleman calling to Terpsichore ~ Elke Baker, fiddle, Liz Donaldson, piano, and Ralph Gordon, bass
7pm Annual Membership Meeting, followed by the dance at 8, including ECD and contra
Dance lesson: 7:45-8:00 (if meeting has ended)
Members arriving by 7:10 enter for free.
Otherwise, online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
If you want to attend the meeting via Zoom, email 2ndsatatbfms.org (replace at with @) by April 30.
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
 
Wednesday, May 15 2024 
Contra Dance
Great live music and instruction! Details TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Wednesday, June 05 2024 
Contra Dance
Music by Contra Intuitive - Peggy Kaiser (piano), Ryck Kaiser (fiddle), and special guest Dan Levenson (fiddle, banjo). Caller TBD. Intro lesson at 7:30pm. Dance starts at 8pm at Lovely Lane Church. Online payment only: https://bfms.org/contradancepay.php
 
Saturday, June 08 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
TBD calling to Renee Mendenhall (accordion), Janina O'Brien (keyboard), and Steven Epstein (clarinet and sax)
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Saturday, September 14 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Sue Gola calling to Zachary Mills fiddle & feet, Bobby LaRose mandolin, and Charlie Pilzer piano
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.
 
Saturday, October 12 2024 
2nd Saturday Dance
8-10:30 PM
Andrea Nettleman calling to Nova, a neo-trad trio hailing from New England featuring Kathleen Fownes on fiddle, Everest Witman on guitar and mandolin, and Guillaume Sparrow-Pepin on accordion and piano.
Dance lesson: 7:30
Online payment only. Pre-payment is encouraged to reserve your spot. http://bfms.org/secondsatpay.php
Location: The Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter, 6112 York Rd, Baltimore, MD 21212
Admission is: $10 BFMS members & affiliates, $15 non-members. People under 21 and students with ID: free
Potluck snacks at the break.