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 the New England band Swallowtail plays for challenging contras for experienced dancers at Church of the Redeemer on N. Charles St. 888.646.BFMS
On Monday, Focus Music presents Spook Handy: Remembering Pete Seeger at Ted’s 355 Diner in Rockville. (301) 275-7459
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Rhett Miller of Old 97’s w/ Salim Nourallah; Wednesday: Crowded Streets: The Dave Matthews Experience; Thursday: Bruce Cockburn; Friday: Rick Derringer; Saturday: A Southern Soul Tribute: The Music of Muscle Shoals & Stax/Volt; Sunday: World Party w/ Gabriel Kelley. 410-268-4545/
The Hamilton in Washington DC hosts iconic singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and multi-award winner Buffy Sainte-Marie on Tuesday. 202-787-1000
Wednesday there is Gypsy jazz from Ameranouche at Germano’s Piattini Restaurant in Little Italy. 410.752.4515
On Thursday the duo Fendrick & Peck will be at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Burtonsville. 301-384-4244
In honor of Asian Pacific Heritage Month the American Folklife Center is presenting Maryland musician Bing Xia in a concert of traditional Chinese Guzheng music from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Whittall Pavilion of the Jefferson Building at the Library of Congress.
The band Simple Gifts’ annual Folk College is Friday through Sunday at Juniata College in Huntingdon, PA. The weekend of workshops, jam sessions, concerts, singing and dancing includes instructors Simple Gifts, Joel Mabus, Natalie Haas, Barefoot Movement, Red Tail Ring, AppalAsia, Yann Falquet, Laurie Hart, and many other instructors. 814/643-6220