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 Square and Contra Dance is at St. Marks on the Hill this week. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents string trio Stingrays at Allyworld in Takoma Park, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
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
The Squaredance at Peabody Heights Brewery is Thursday featuring Rosie Newton, Richie Stearns and friends and caller Anna Roberts-Gevalt.
The next WTMD Live Lunch concert is Friday with David Wax Museum at WTMD’s performance space in Towson. Doors at 11:30am, show at noon. Free! Listen live on 89.7 or wtmd.org if you can’t be there in person.
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features three singer/songwriters in the round: Kipyn Martin, Ruut, and Victoria Vox. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
Gypsy jazz band Ultrafaux has a CD release concert at The 8×10 on Friday with Mondawmen featuring Chris Pumphrey and Highland Hill Boys. 410-625-2000
The 3rd annual Baltimore Crankie Fest is at the Creative Alliance on Friday and Saturday. Old time music and crankie masterminds Anna & Elizabeth host hand-cranked scroll puppet shows by many artists. Make your own crankies at a kids’ workshop on Sunday afternoon. 410-276-1651
Friday, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents a Celebration of Baltimore with Lea Gilmore and singing host Geoffrey Himes at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Also Friday, Bumper Jacksons will be at Carroll Cafe in Seekers Church, Takoma Park MD. 301-562-4147
The folk duo Magpie is at Brown Memorial Woodbrook Presbyterian Church on Friday. 410-857-2771
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Friday & Saturday: Bruce in the USA: Tribute to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band; Sunday: Freedy Johnston & Jeffrey Gaines w/ Leslie DiNicola. 410-268-4545
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring The Old Part of Town with an opening set by Andy Bopp.
Yves Lambert Trio from Québec is at Carroll Arts Center in Westminster on Saturday. 410-857-2771
Also Saturday, Michael Clem of Eddie From Ohio has a CD release concert at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA with Thomas Gunn. 703/255-1566
Next Sunday is World Folk Music Association (WFMA) showcase featuring Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen at El Golfo Restaurant in Silver Spring. 301-608-2121
Also Sunday, Ken & Brad Kolodner with Alex Lacquement are at Music, Gettysburg at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA. The show starts at 4pm.