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 3pm 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. 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
Daby Touré from Mauritania & Senegal is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Tuesday. 703/255-1566
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: The Taj Mahal Trio; Thursday: Maria Muldaur; Friday evening and Saturday afternoon: Jackie Greene; Saturday evening: Yuna w/Aryk Crowder; . 410-268-4545
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Western swing and hot jazz by The Western Flyers at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Wednesday. There’s also a workshop at 2pm. 301-754-3611
Cara Kelly & the Tell Tale, Hop’t, and 10 Step Groove are at The 8×10 on Wednesday. Friday it’s reggae with John Brown’s Body and 9 Mile Roots. Feinfest is Saturday with Cris Jacobs Band and This Old Empire. 410-625-2000
Midway Fair is at Leadbetter’s Tavern in Fells Point on Wednesday at 5pm. (410) 675-4794
Bluesy jazz singer Rachel B will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage features The Kennedys with Ryan Scarberry opening. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
Ruben Moreno brings a zydeco dance party to the Creative Alliance on Thursday. Friday it’s Boister and Saturday events include Halloween lantern workshops, parade, and festival plus GLOWBALL with Joe Keyes and the Late Bloomer Band. 410-276-1651
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 Lynn Hollyfield. 410-529-7176
The 4th annual Baltimore Folk Festival is Saturday at the Ottobar. Artists include Bumper Jacksons, Letitia VanSant, Haint Blue, Big Hoax, and The Manly Deeds.
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Echoes of Erin concert tour on Saturday featuring 14 artists from Ireland at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church in Bethesda. 301-754-3611
On Saturday, Focus Music presents The Levins plus Rob Gould at Celebration Center for Spiritual Living in Falls Church, VA. (703) 380-3151.
Saturday, John Brown’s Body will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Maria Muldaur will be at Bethesda Blues and Jazz in Bethesda, MD on Sunday. 240-330-4500