The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Marks on the Hill on Reisterstown Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul St. Saturday is the annual Mid-Winter Ball at the Temple of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry on North Charles Street. 888.646.BFMS
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at Liam Flynn’s Ale House in the Station North Arts District. 443-956-1702
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Bettye LaVette with St. Paul & the Broken Bones; Thursday: the Dirty Dozen Brass Band; Saturday: Sonny Landreth; next Sunday: Ruthie & The Wranglers plus Pete Best & Peterbuilt; 410-268-4545
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents the trio Genticorum from Québec at Takoma Park Community Center on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
Another Wednesday show is Blue Cranes from Portland Oregon with Janel & Anthony at Union Arts DC in Washington.
Uptown Concerts presents Celtic music by The Sound of Sleat at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Also Thursday, Jake Bugg with Albert Hammond Jr. and The Skins appear at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131 http://ramsheadlive.com/
Jude Fall Parker will be at the Hill Chapel in New Market, MD on Thursday. 240-405-5304
The next Live Lunch in WTMD’s performance space in Towson is the Herd of Main Street on Friday. Come see the band live at noon or tune in to 89.7 WTMD.
On Friday Urban Artistry and Lesole South African Dance Troupe showcase vernacular dance at the Creative Alliance. Saturday it’s a Hawaiian swing dance party with the Hula Monsters and next Sunday it’s a Cajun dance party with the Pine Leaf Boys. 410-276-1651
Patty Larkin will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC on Friday. 202-333-7700
Common Ground on the Hill presents Robin & Linda Williams and Their Fine Group at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday and Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
On Saturday, Chris Ayer with ellen cherry are at Eutaw Place at Beth Am Synagogue in Reservoir Hill. 410-484-9110
Next Sunday, Hot Tuna with Leon Russell will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA. 703-549-7500