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. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Monday & Tuesday: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder w/Jacob Panic; Friday: Chris Smither w/Milton; Saturday: Steve Earle & The Dukes ‘Guitar Town’ 30th Anniversary Tour. 410-268-4545
Chely Wright opens for Amy Ray at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Monday. The Steep Canyon Rangers are there on Thursday and Dar Williams’ “Return to Mortal City” The 20th Anniversary Tour is Friday & Saturday. 703-549-7500
Tuesday, roots rockers Girls Guns & Glory w/Kelsey Walden will be at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington DC. 202-333-7700
Uptown Concerts presents a Celtic Christmas with Maggie Sansone, Laura Byrne, Sharon Knowles, & Patrick Egan at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Friday is Billy McComiskey Night at the Creative Alliance celebrating Billy’s National Heritage Fellowship award. Guests include Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, the Old Bay Ceili Band, Billy’s sons, and more. Kwanzaa Family Day is Saturday from noon to 3pm with family art making, workshops, and performances. 410-276-1651
Handsome Hound, the Herd of Main Street, and Ampersand String Band are at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Friday. There’s a Bach concert on Saturday. (410) 637-3728
The Baltimore Square Dance with music by Jane Rothfield & Friends is Friday in Hampden at The Ideal Arts Space.
Also Friday, Chopteeth Afrofunk Big Band will be at AMP by Strathmore in North Bethesda, MD 301.581.5100
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents Red Squirrel Chasers at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring The Stone Hill All Stars.
Next Sunday at 5pm, the Roots Café Singer-Songwriter Series presents Christina Van Norman, Georgie Jessup and Santa Claus with hosts Geoffrey Himes and Willem Elsevier at An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638
Christ Episcopal Church in West River MD presents Maggie Sansone, Andrea Hoag, Sharon Knowles & Patrick Egan with 2 shows on Sunday at 3:30 and 6:00. 410 867-0346
Also Sunday, Focus Music presents Cosy Sheridan plus Cletus Kennelly at Congregation Tikvat Israel in Rockville. (301) 461-3600