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. 888.646.BFMS
The American Folklife Center presents a film on Peruvian marinera dance, often called “the national dance of Peru” on Monday at noon at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress. On Tuesday at noon, Marinera Viva!!! performs Peruvian dance.
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Gary Hoey; Wednesday: ‘In The Round’ with Jen & Scott Smith (Naked Blue), Phil Madeira and David Mansfield; Sunday: Rusted Root. 410-268-4545
The next free WTMD First Thursdays concert is this week in Canton Waterfront Park. The lineup includes Ryley Walker, Marian Hill and Scars on 45. Music starts at 6:30pm.
Another Thursday show is Red Molly with Robby Hecht at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week I of concerts and workshops runs today through Friday at McDaniel College in Westminster. Week II starts next Sunday and runs through July 10th. Instructors include Ramzi Aburedwan from Palestine, Russ Barenburg, Bryan Bowers, Robin Bullock, Guy Davis, the duo FUNI from Iceland, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Claire Lynch, Bruce Molsky, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Tony Trischka and many more. (Note: Some instructors may be in only one week.) 410-857-2771
Baltimore-based music researcher Ian Nagoski presents “Stories of Great Forgotten Musicians and and the Boundaries of Humanness from 78rpm Records” at The Creative Alliance on Sunday. 410-276-1651