Md Film Festival presents the WTMD Film Club at the SNF Parkway, featuring RAT FILM on Monday. Pre-film cocktails and conversation with WTMD’s Alex Cortright begins at 6:00PM with the film beginning at 7:00PM and a post film Q&A with composer Dan Deacon to discuss his film score.
The Swedish instrumental trio Väsen featuring viola, guitar, and nyckelharpa is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Monday. 703/255-1566
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, this week featuring music by The Wild Wombats of the Chesapeake. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Dublin singer-songwriter Aoife Scott at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
“The Thoughts Behind the Songs” featuring songwriters Georgie Jessup, Angela Taylor and Richard Walton with MC Ty Ford moderating, discuss the craft of songwriting. Tuesday at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy. 410.752.4515 ** CANCELLED **
Chris Hillman will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Tuesday. 703-549-7500
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Tuesday: Jesse Cook; Friday: Pressing Strings w/ Sean McConnell, Bess Greenberg. 410-268-4545
The BFMS Song Swap is Tuesday at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Thursday: James Lanman & Scott Patterson; Saturday: Nani Lowery. (410) 637-3728
Dori Freeman opens for Mandolin Orange at the 9:30 Club in DC Wednsday night. 202-393-0930
The American Folklife Center presents a free concert by gospel quartet The Fairfield Four at the Coolidge Auditorium of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
Friday, The Old Part of Town plays at The Filling Station in Sparks. 410-771-0006
The Old Time Weekend is Friday through Sunday at Brunswick Family Campground in Brunswick, MD.
The Folklore Society of Greater Washington presents Simple Gifts and Cold Chocolate at the John Harman Recital Hall in Silver Spring, MD on Saturday. 202-546-2228
Fred Tackett & Paul Barrère of Little Feat play an acoustic show at the historic Avalon Theatre in Easton MD on Saturday. 410-822-7299
Saturday is the Greater Lauraville Fair running from 11am to 5pm in Heinz Park at Walther Blvd & Harford Road with music by Ray of Hope C.M. Franklin Mass Choir, The Chip Miller Fusion Band, Mambo Combo, Squeeze Bayou, and old-time music by Brad Kolodner, Luke Chohany and Alex Lacquement Band.
Sunday is the Baltimore Folk Music Society’s Free Music & Dance Fest at the Pagoda in Patterson Park from noon to 6pm featuring Nutalusa (Cajun and Zydeco music), Tanzania Ceili Band (Irish music), Will Play for Fish (old-time music), Catonsville Steel Drum Band, Baltimore Barrage Band orchestra (New Orleans, Klezmer, Balkan and Eastern European, and marching band music, and sword dancing by Charm City Rapper. 410-276-3676
Next Sunday at 5pm at An Die Musik Live, the Roots Café presents The Streets of Baltimore: Songs of Our City with Mikel Gehl & Natasha Ramirez Leland, Karen Collins, Georgie Jessup and Geoffrey Himes & Willem Elsevier performing original and classic songs about Baltimore in a benefit concert for An Die Musik Live. (410) 385-2638