Welcome to the Baltimore Folk Music Society
The Baltimore Folk Music Society is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts, family events, and related activities year-round. Members are eligible for discounts to Society events by showing their membership card.
BFMS is a member of the Country Dance & Song Society and shares reciprocity arrangements with the Folklore Society of Greater Washington, and the Annapolis Traditional Dance Society.
Please take the time to review the BFMS suggestions and policy on reducing risk of COVID-19.
BFMS Memberships ExtendedBFMS is extending all memberships during the time that BFMS events have been cancelled. What that means is that all BFMS Memberships are extended for a month for each month that events are cancelled.
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.
Please download our Welcome Brochure
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 email@example.com
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org / 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 email@example.com 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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or www.focusmusic.org
See our Events page for a complete listing of events and details.
Visit the BFMS Folk Events page for a list of some of the other folk events in the area.www.bfms.org/folkevents
Attention BFMS Members
- Recently moved or changed your email address? Wondering why you aren't getting anything from BFMS? Please contact BFMS Membership (membership @ bfms.org) and update your contact information.
- If you have recently joined BFMS or renewed your membership and did not get anything in the mail (such as a membership Card) please contact the Membership Chair at membership @ bfms.org. Thank you.
How to Contact Us
By E-mail - use our Contact page.
We can also be reached by conventional mail at
Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 65144, Baltimore, MD 21209.
Call the Baltimore Folk Music Society's Music & Dance Hotline! (888) 646-BFMS or (888)646-2367
or email email@example.com.
Membership expired? Renew on-line! See the Membership page for details.
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.