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 BFMS Open Sing is Thursday at Guitars of Pikesville. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Robin Bullock, Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Wednesday: Marshall Tucker Band; Thursday: ‘How I Got the Blues’: a multi-media show with Toby Walker and special guest Cory Seznec. 410-268-4545
Uptown Concerts presents Songs for the Holiday Season by Lynn Hollyfield with Dave Abe, Jimmy Brink, & Steve Wolf at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Mountain Ride, Fiery Deep and Jordan August Band are at The 8×10 on Thursday. Saturday it’s A Very Jerry Christmas with Cris Jacobs and Friends. 410-625-2000
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents “Seasons of Light” with the duo Magpie at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Another Friday show features Red Sammy at 1919 on Fleet Street in Fells Point.
Vox Pulchra & Tina Chancey will perform early and traditional holiday music from around the world at The Corner Store in Washington on Friday and Saturday. Sunday at 5pm it’s OCEAN Celtic Quartet‘s Winter Solstice concert.
Saturday is Helicon’s 30th Annual Reunion Winter Solstice Concerts at Kraushaar Auditorium of Goucher College with guests fiddler Elke Baker, stepdancer Jonathan Srour, and old-time/Irish music quartet Charm City Junction. Helicon is Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock and Chris Norman. Two shows at 3:30 and 7:30. 410-243-7254
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 Kipyn Martin. 410-529-7176
Also Saturday, Ensemble Galilei brings Irish, Scottish, early and original music to the Churches of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. 410-433-4811
The OCEAN Quartet has a Winter Solstice concert at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Silver Spring. (301) 434-4050
Irish instrumental band Lúnasa with vocalist Karan Casey will be at Montgomery College Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday. 240-567-5775
Christmas From Ireland in Maryland takes place Sunday at 2:30pm at The Severna Park Community Center in Severna Park. The show features Peter Brice, Catherine Marafino, Patrick McAvinue, Matt Mulqueen, Shannon Dunne and their students.