Common Ground on the Hill‘s Traditions Week II of concerts and workshops runs today through Friday at McDaniel College in Westminster. Instructors include Guy Davis, the duo FUNI from Iceland, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Bruce Molsky, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Bill and Livia Vanaver and many more. (Note: Some instructors may be in only one week.) 410-857-2771
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. The Second Saturday Dance is this week at St. Marks on the Hill featuring Cajun/zydeco band Nutalusa. 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 – Tuesday: Mike Zito & Acoustic Nighthawks; Wednesday: Annapolis Artists Playing Tributes & Johnny Cash Inspired Originals; Thursday: Lloyd Cole; Friday: 7 Bridges: The Ultimate Eagles Experience; Saturday: The Return: The Ultimate Beatles Experience; Sunday: Leon Russell (also Mon-Tue Jul 13-14). 410-268-4545
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents the Irish Music and Dance Week faculty concert on Wednesday at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda. Performers include Billy McComiskey, Brendan Mulvihill, Donna Long, Nita Conley Korn, Linda Hickman, Jesse Winch, Jerry O’Sullivan, and many more. 301-754-3611
Uptown Concerts presents The Squid Jiggers at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Also Thursday, Hot Club of Baltimore is at Germano’s Piattini Restaurant in Little Italy. 410.752.4515
The Honey Dewdrops will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC on Thursday. 202-333-7700
Dale Watson is at The Creative Alliance on Thursday. Los Angeles based band Las Cafeteras fuses traditional Afro-Mexican music with modern rhythms on Saturday. 410-276-1651
Brooks Long and the Mad Dog No Good, Femi the DriFish & the Out of Water Experience, and Blackroot are at The 8×10 on Friday. 410-625-2000
The 3rd annual Red Wing Roots Music Festival takes place Friday through Sunday at Natural Chimneys Park in Mount Solon, VA. Host band The Steel Wheels welcome Robert Earl Keen, Punch Brothers, Sara Watkins/Sarah Jarosz/Aoife O’Donovan, The Wood Brothers, Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, The Honey Dewdrops w/ Caleb Stine and more.
Saturday is Folk Music Night at Perry Hall United Methodist Church on Belair Road from 7:00-10:00 pm. There’s an open mic, and featured guest Paul Woznicki. 410-529-7176
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Joe Uehlein’s Woody Guthrie Birthday Tribute with Joe Uehlein & the U-Liners and Kim and Reggie Harris at Takoma Park Community Center on Saturday. 301-754-3611
The 18th annual Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival is Saturday and Sunday at the Carroll County Farm Museum in Westminster. Performers include Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Guy Davis, Bruce Molsky, Mollie O’Brien & Rich Moore, Sankofa Dance Theater, Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble, Ken & Brad Kolodner, and more.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Steve Johnson and Mark Brine with singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
The Mount Airy Slow Jam of old-time and Celtic music is every second Sunday of the month 6-8pm at Mount Airy Town Hall.