The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at St. Mark’s 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. 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
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Gordon Lightfoot; Tuesday: Jake Shimabukuro; Wednesday & Thursday: America; Friday: The Time Jumpers feat. Vince Gill, Kenny Sears & Ranger Doug Green; Sunday afternoon: Andy McKee; Sunday evening: Jimmy Webb & Karla Bonoff. 410-268-4545
The American Folklife Center presents Romani and Macedonian music by Ezma Redzepova & Folk Masters at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Wednesday at noon.
Wednesday, Johnny Cash tribute band Cash’d Out, Sean K Preston and Robert “Fireball” Mitchell are at Baltimore Soundstage. (410) 244-0057
Uptown Concerts presents Irish singer/songwriter/comedian Seamus Kennedy at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
John Durant will be at Grace Episcopal Church in New Market, MD on Thursday. 301-882-7172
It’s bluegrass night on Thursday at The 8×10 with Plate Scrapers, Blind Owl, and West King String Band. Friday it’s John Brown’s Body and Ryan Montbleau Band. 410-625-2000
Matt Flinner Trio will be at The Corner Store in Washington on Friday.
Friday through Sunday is the 5th Annual Baltimore Irish Trad Fest with workshops and concerts in Baltimore.
Saturday is Irish Music Masters Concert of the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest at the Creative Alliance. Artists include Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Patrick Ourceau, Eamon O’Leary, Pat Egan, Rose Flanagan, Donna Long, Jim Eagan, Myron Bretholz, Megan Downes, Shannon Dunne, and Laura Byrne. 410-276-1651
WTMD‘s Brews and Bands is Saturday from 1-5 PM at WTMD studios in Towson. 30 styles of craft beer from 15 brewers plus music from Among Wolves, Lazlo Lee & the Motherless Children, Skribe, and Brooks Long. Tickets available from Missiontix.com.
Also Saturday, Lakou Mizik from Haiti will be at Dance Place in Washington, DC. 202.269.1600
Celtic duo Four Shillings Short has a couple gigs in the area. Saturday at OneCircle Center for Spirituality and the Arts in Silver Spring 301-949-8984 firstname.lastname@example.org and Sunday at New Deal Cafe in Greenbelt MD. (301) 474-5642
Next Sunday, Midway Fair will share the stage with Miss Shevaughn and Yuma Wray at The Whole Gallery on W. Franklin Street. *** POSTPONED ***
Boordy Vineyards in Hydes MD presents bluegrass and Americana from Pickin’ Coalition on Sunday. 410-592-5015
They Might Be Giants hit the 9:30 Club in DC Sunday night. 202-393-0930