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 annual Midwinter Ball is Saturday at the Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on N. Charles St. with music by the Free Raisins. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis: Wednesday: Bob Sima; Thursday: Pressing Strings w. Little Bird, Mo Lowda, and Kendall Street Company; Saturday: Laurel Canyon: Golden Songs of Los Angeles 1966 – 1972 presented by Newmyer Flyer. 410-268-4545
On Tuesday there’s the inaugural old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
On Wednesday there’s a Ukulele Meetup at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. (410) 637-3728
On Thursday Tuvan throat singers Alash plus Baltimore artists Raw Silk and Shodekeh are at the Creative Alliance. 410-276-1651
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents John Jorgenson Quintet with Boss Company at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Thursday. 301-754-3611
On Friday, Uptown Concerts at The Cellar Stage Baltimore features the Michigan duo Mustard’s Retreat. Nicole Belanus opens. The Cellar Stage is located in Faith Community United Methodist Church of Hamilton on Harford Road. 410-521-9099
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring songs of the Grateful Dead by Mystery Dawg.
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 David Glaser. 410-529-7176
Next Sunday, Rachel Eddy, Brad Kolodner and Scotty Leach provide the music for the contradance at the Spanish Ballroom in Glen Echo, MD.