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 Street. Saturday at 2:30pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at St. Marks on the Hill. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Eliot Lewis of Live From Daryl’s House & Eric Scott; Wednesday: Raul Midón; Thursday: Asleep at the Wheel w/Loren & Mark; Saturday afternoon: Steve Earle solo w/Danny Burns; Saturday evening: Albert Castiglia & Damon Fowler. 410-268-4545
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
Peshawar’s hyper-folk jam quartet Khumariyaan “The Intoxicators” and Morocco’s Amazigh (Berber) funk sensation Ribab Fusion will perform at the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage in Washington, DC on Tuesday at 6:00.
On Wednesday Ken & Brad Kolodner play a Defenders’ Day concert at the Bowie Library.
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Tom Prasada-Rao at Takoma Park Community Center on Wednesday. 301-754-3611
Joe Scala and the Marksmen are at Leadbetter’s Tavern in Fells Point on Thursday. (410) 675 – 4794
Thursday, Iain Matthews of Fairport Convention and Zane Campbell & Friends are at the Creative Alliance. On Friday it’s Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band with Mike & Ruthy. Saturday is Millennial Voices featuring Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good and more. 410-276-1651
Thursday through Saturday is the Frostburg Appalachian Festival at Frostburg State University including Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Band, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Sparky and Rhonda Rucker, Grand Ole’ Ditch, Garrett Highlands Pipes and Drums, Bear Hill Bluegrass, The Time Travelers, Jay Smar, plus more.
Thursday at noon, the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress in Washington presents Kevin Doyle, Irish Step Dancer from Rhode Island.
Friday, Greensky Bluegrass appears at Ram’s Head Live downtown. 410-244-1131
Another Friday show features Red Sammy at 1919 in Fells Point with Sunshine Riot from Boston.
Justin Currie of Del Amitri is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Friday. 703/255-1566
The next Baltimore Squaredance is at Mobtown Ballroom in Pigtown on Saturday featuring music by Coracree String Band from Philadelphia. (443) 699-3040
On Saturday, The Old Part of Town plus Foggy Hollow are at the Ruhlman Brewery at Creeping Creek Farm in Hampstead.
Also Saturday, the Folklore Society of Greater Washington (FSGW) presents singer/songwriter trio Brother Sun at the Washington Ethical Society.