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....
Due to concerns about COVID-19, all BFMS in-person events have been cancelled through June 30, 2021. The BFMS Board will re-evaluate the situation periodically and decide if further cancellations are necessary.
Please help support our Callers and MusiciansBFMS 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.
If you cannot find contact info for specific performers, please contact our dance chairs, who can provide contact info.
Friday, May 14 2021
English Country Dance & Music Weekend
English Country Dance & Music Weekend 2021 will be held as an online event over Zoom videoconferencing! https://folklorevillage.org/ecd-online-access-page/
Saturday, May 15 2021
MUSICAL SKILLS BAZAAR
Four Saturday mornings, MAY 15 - JUNE 5
Choose the three half-hour class segments that work best for you, or take all four. (TIME ZONE: Eastern US). Access to a keyboard is useful for these classes (particularly for singers), other instruments are also helpful.
For fees, and more info: Tina Chancey firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 22 2021
Celebration of Spring!
Washington Revels’ special “Celebration of Spring” video release captures all the joy of May Revels — a DC tradition for over 35 years — and places YOU at the center of the fun in a totally new way. Delight in May whimsy set against the beauty of DC in full bloom, with special surprises from Revelers as they frolic through historic Glen Echo Park! Enjoy fun for all ages, including a boisterous procession, a fast-paced sing-along memory challenge, beautiful choral works set in nature, and performances by guest artists. May 22-May 31. Free with registration by May 31; donations encouraged https://bit.ly/spring-revels Washington Revels / email@example.com / 301-587-3835
Sunday, May 23 2021
Bob Dylan Tribute
1 PM - Dylan 8-Oh! The IMT Bob Dylan Tribute * online at www.imtfolk.org
Institute of Musical Traditions 4th tribute to Bob Dylan on the occasion of his 80th birthday! Performances from Billy Coulter, Brian Simms, Ruthie Logsdon and Tony Denikos, rob Hinkal, McKinley Clare. Webcast Live from the Old Town Takoma Park Gazebo in Takoma Park, MD on Facebook and YouTube | free to attend, donations encouraged | Info: Rob Hinkal at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.imtfolk.org
Sunday, May 30 2021
Larry Hanks and Steve Cormier
Cowboy and Western American music
Online • 7 pm • Concert starts at 7:30
Expect a sing-around afterwards, and we've invited our performers to join us.
Register at https://www.fsgw.org/Concerts, to get the Zoom link.
Cost to register: Free; Suggested donation: $20 or more, Info: Charlie Baum, email@example.com
Sunday, June 06 2021
ilyAIMY online concert
1 PM - "ilyAIMY ain't your grandpa's folk music… fearless writers & performers… Webcast Live from the Stage of Musical Traditions in Takoma Park, MD on Facebook and YouTube | free to attend, donations encouraged | Info: Rob Hinkal at firstname.lastname@example.org or www.imtfolk.org
Sunday, June 13 2021
SONiA disappear fear and Ertugrul Erkisi
7:30 PM, FocusMusic & the Jewish Islamic Dialogue Society Present SONiA disappear fear and Ertugrul Erkisi * online at www.focusmusic.org
Presenting a diverse combination of genre, language and faith – a much-needed dose of community in our fractured times. Presented online through www.focusmusic.org | $15 | Info: Rob Hinkal at email@example.com or www.focusmusic.org
Traditional American Dances
Traditional English Dances
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.
December 31st. See the New Year's Eve Gala page for details.
Other BFMS Events and Activities
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.
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.
A community of musicians, dancers, and listeners who love the traditional music of Ireland.
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 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