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BFMS Events and Schedules


Please check the individual pages for details!

You can see a Complete list of Events here or follow the links on this page to the individual event pages.


Ever wonder who the band or caller was a few weeks ago?
Check the listing of Past Events to find out....


We welcome everyone to our events, but to protect those most at risk of infection from Covid-19 in-person attendance is currently restricted to those who provide proof of vaccination. We also require signing of a waiver for in-person participants. Those who are unvaccinated or who are unwilling to sign a waiver are welcome to attend virtually via Zoom. To access the Zoom, please contact the event organizer by 5pm on the day before the event.

Please help support our Callers and Musicians

BFMS encourages our members to donate to musicians and callers who had their BFMS sponsored gigs cancelled due to coronavirus. We are no longer accepting donations through our website, but CDSS has established a website for donations to musicians and callers.

https://www.cdss.org/covid19/send-love-to-freelancers

If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.

Special Events

Saturday, July 31 2021 
SummerTunes! The Art of Playing for Contra Dances


Two Zoom sessions on consecutive Saturdays, July 31st & Aug. 7 @ 11:00-1:30 EDT. The workshop will focus on tips for making tunes deliciously danceable, creating variations and accompaniment, and constructing medleys that wow. Andrea Hoag (fiddle) and Liz Donaldson (piano) will lead the workshop, while participants play along with microphones muted. Register by emailing SummerTunesInfo@gmail.com. The fee is $45 for the full workshop, $35 for one session (some scholarship money will be available — please let us know if you or a friend could use it).
 
Thursday, August 19 2021 
SETH GLIER
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Tickets available for 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 dinner times.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5135978
Limited capacity, All audience members must be fully vaccinated.
For everyone’s safety, we suggest that you wear a mask, except when eating.
 
Thursday, September 09 2021 
BILLY McCOMISKEY, LAURA BYRNE & DAVID McKINDLEY-WARD

Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Tickets available for 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 dinner times.
Limited capacity, fewer than 60 seats available.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5140004
All audience members must be fully vaccinated.
For everyone’s safety, we suggest that you wear a mask, except when eating.


 
Sunday, October 10 2021 
BFMS Picnic
Almost Annual BFMS Picnic from 12:30 to 5 PM . A great afternoon of fun, games, and fellowship at Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center. More details to follow...
 
Thursday, October 21 2021 
ELLIS PAUL
Tickets $25.00 ~ Showtime 7:30 pm
Tickets available for 6:00, 6:30, and 7:00 dinner times.
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5134697
All audience members must be fully vaccinated.
For everyone’s safety, we suggest that you wear a mask, except when eating.
 

Traditional American Dances

New Dancer Workshops Details...
Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm
Midwinter Ball Details...
In Janury. See the Midwinter Ball page for details.

Traditional English Dances

New Dancer Workshops and Classes Details...
First Monday of the month
Gentle English Country Dance Series Details...
Gentle English" are English country dances from all periods selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers. BFMS plans to hold three or four Gentle English dances a year.
Autumn Assembly Ball Details...
In October. See the Autumn Assembly Ball page for details.
Gala New Year's Eve English Country Dance Details...
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.

Other BFMS Events and Activities

Song Swap Details...
The Song Swap is a place for folks to come together and share songs, community, and keep the live singing tradition thriving. Now at two different locations on two different dates:
2nd Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter.
4th Tuesday (7:30 to 9:30 PM) at the Four Hour Day Lutherie.
Friendly Coffeehouse Details...
The Friendly Coffeehouse Open Mic is a BFMS-sponsored event, taking place on Third Fridays each month at 7 pm. It offers a friendly, supportive atmosphere for acoustic musicians, poets, storytellers and other folkies.
J. Patrick's All-Stars Details...
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
Catoctin Weekend Details...
The Catoctin music and dance weekend getaway gives dancers and musicians of all ages a chance to attend a family-friendly weekend featuring folk music, crafts and dancing in a beautiful mountain setting.
BFMS Board Meeting
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

To list a BFMS Event
Send the Date, Time, Location, Address, Type of event, Contact Information and Details of the event to events at bfms.org