Baltimore Folk Music Society


With the end of the public health emergency, we are not currently requiring vaccinations or masks for our events. By participating you are agreeing to be mindful of the safety precautions that limit the spread of disease and to treat others with consideration and respect. Please do not attend if you are not feeling well and let us know if we should let attendees know about potential illness spread at our events..
We will still be requesting payment via the BFMS Website
We look forward to singing and dancing together! We once again welcome snack contributions for our dances and your help cleaning them up :-)

Great news for students!! BFMS is now waiving the admission cost to our regular dances for individuals under the age of 21 and students who present at the door with a valid student ID. Looking forward to dancing with you!!

Member Sponsored Events

These are events that are:

  • Organized by a BFMS member.
  • Open (at least) to all BFMS members.
  • Of a type that generally meets the definition of a "folkie" event.
    Tupperware parties, e.g., don't qualify.

Events produced by another organization shall not be considered BFMS member-sponsored events.
An organization is defined as "An entity incorporated as a company or non-profit".
Exceptions or appeals to this policy will be decided by the Board of BFMS.
BFMS asks that the sponsor promote the Baltimore Folk Music Society at member sponsored events.

Member Sponsored Event Listings

Sunday, April 14 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Album Release Concert Blue Jean Day
3 pm, St. Margaret's Church Fellowship Hall, 1601 Pleasant Plains Road, Annapolis, MD 21409. Also performing will be Ernie Tucker on guitar, mandolin, banjo and bass; and Brock Holmes, guitar and piano. Reception following with CDs for sale. Free-will offering in support of Save the Children. For info call 410.972.6535. Visit
Sunday, April 28 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
1 pm – 3 pm @ The 4 Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. Baltimore MD 21214.
Traditional and contemporary folk dance (Balfolk) music from France, Belgium and Brittany. This free guided jam session is for all musicians and all instruments. No prior experience in the genre is required. Mazurka, bourrée, an dro, hanter dro, valse, rond de St Vincent, and MORE! This is a MUSIC SESSION, not a dance. Voluntary donation for the Lutherie will be collected. Tunebooks: Tunebooks will be available at the session. Also available in advance electronically in PDF format, contact Mark Vidor, 410-790-4072,
Saturday, May 11 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Balfolk dance (bal)

1 pm - 4 pm at the Four Hour Day Lutherie, 4305 Harford Rd. 21214. Balfolk refers to traditional and contemporary folk dance from France and Brittany. It is easy to learn, easy to do, lots of fun. Among the types of dances we might do are: an dro, hanter dro, bourree, polka, mazurka and more! Some dances are partner dances, some are line dances, some are circle dances. ALL DANCES ARE TAUGHT. You don't need to have any prior experience with Balfolk to have a great time. Live music will be provided by Balfolk Balto: Ralph Dubayah on hurdy gurdy; Ted Porter on French bagpipes and mandolin; Mark Vidor on accordion. $10 general admission

Sunday, May 19 2024 (Member Sponsored) 
Jeff Warner House Concert

Doors open at 2:30. Music at 3. Ben Hobbs and Julie McDill have kindly offered to host this concert at their home in Towson, MD . Jeff rarely performs in the Baltimore area, so it will be such a treat to hear Jeff in an intimate, well ventilated, house concert setting. Reservations are strongly encouraged because we expect a sellout. Contact or 410-979-8150 to reserve a seat and get directions. Contributions of snacks and beverages to share are welcome. Suggested admission by cash or check is $20 for BFMS members and $25 for non-members.

More member sponsored events
Details can generally be found in the Weekly and Monthly Newsletters
  • Baltimore Open Band
  • English Open Band Practice
  • Singing for Everyone
  • International Folk Dancing
  • Ballroom Dancing and Lessons
  • Norwegian Dance and Potluck
  • Sacred Harp Singing
  • Various House Concerts

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Please note that Member Sponsored events must meet the criteria outlined above to be listed on this page.