Baltimore Folk Music Society 45th Anniversary Celebration

Event videos broadcast on Facebook Live available on the BFMS group page

Visit our YouTube page to see special anniversary video contributions


Saturday, October 10

Opening Celebration

Full Event Video on Facebook Live is HERE

Live stream of music from the early days of BFMS with Steve Hickman (fiddle), Marty Taylor (recorders, concertina), and Dave Crandall (piano) with commentary by Bob Dalsemer

Sunday, October 11

Virtual Storytelling Circle. For over 20 years, the 4th at 4 Storyfolk gathered monthly to swap stories, and sponsor the annual Tellabration! storytelling concert. Contact specialevents@bfms.org to receive the Zoom link. For more information contact Diane at 410-979-8150

Tuesday, October 13

Mini Concert

Excerpts available on our YouTube Channel

Featuring Bill Destler, Ann Porcella and Bill Schmidt, Linda Baer, Greg Shupe, and Michael Quitt and hosted by Andy Cooper

World Premiere of “Dance and Sing” by the Jonathan Jensen Trio

Learn more about the performers on our Bio Page

Wednesday, October 14

Panel Discussion

Full video on Facebook

Folk Traditions in Baltimore – Remembering the Past, Looking to the Future

Hear from Bob Dalsemer, Michael Quitt, Andy Cooper, Rosetta Isnardi, and Anne Schaffer about the founding of BFMS, changes over the years, controversies, and where we go from here. Q & A and chat sessions to follow. Moderated by Mike Franch.

Saturday, October 17

Closing Concert

With the Abell Avenue Pod

Facebook Live Video of the first half HERE and second half HERE

Live stream of a variety of music from the BFMS tradition with Megan Beller (fiddle) and Charlie Beller (percussion and strings) of Contranella, with Jakob Raitzyk (mandolin) and Rebekah Geller (fiddle) of JWalk and the Organic Family Band

If you’d like to support BFMS you can donate here

Questions? Email BFMS45th@gmail.com

Thank you MSAC! To discover more about the Maryland State Arts Council and how they impact Maryland, visit msac.org.

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