Israeli pianist and composer Idan Raichel will spend an hour discussing and playing his music on Monday at 12:30pm at the Mattin Center at JHU.
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. Also, the BFMS sponsors Fourth at Four Storyfolk storytelling group next Sunday at 4pm at Towson Unitarian Universalist Church. Information about Fourth at Four: 410-321-8419. BFMS information: 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Richard Thompson; Tuesday: Lee Ann Womack w/ Amanda Shires; Wednesday: Over the Rhine; Thursday: Vanessa Carlton; Friday; BoDeans w/ Bob Malone; Sunday: Taj Mahal Trio. 410-268-4545
The 8×10 has a CD release party with Paula Boggs Band on Tuesday. Saturday is the Official After Party of the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival with The Everyone Orchestra. 410-625-2000
Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Newfoundland singer/songwriter Matthew Byrne at Church of the Ascension Parish Hall in Silver Spring on Wednesday.
Thursday is a Jazz Age party with Michael Mwenso & The Shakes at the Creative Alliance. Friday is Kickoman‘s Latin-fusion dance party. 410-276-1651
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage features the Pam Ortiz Band. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Scottish Fiddle Champion Hanneke Cassel and pianist Dave Wiesler at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Also Friday, Plena Libre from Puerto Rico will be at Artisphere in Arlington VA. (703) 875-1100
Another Friday show is They Might Be Giants at the 9:30 Club in DC. 202-393-0930
Saturday is the 3rd Annual Charm City Folk & Bluegrass Festival featuring Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, The Travelin’ McCourys, Charm City Junction, The Wood Brothers, Bumper Jacksons, The Seldom Scene, Letitia VanSant, Cris Jacobs, and more. Saturday at Druid Hill Park starting at 10am.
Next Sunday, Alan Doyle of Great Big Sea will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA. 703-549-7500
Also Sunday, The Nile Project is at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park. 301-405-2787