The Institute of Musical Traditions presents traditional Irish music by the DC-area duo Lilt with the Culkin Dancers at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
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
Another Tuesday show is Joe Purdy & Amber Rubarth from the film American Folk at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
An Evening with Charm City Bluegrass is Thursday at WTMD featuring a screening of a documentary on the Charm City Bluegrass Festival and live music by the Ken & Brad Kolodner Trio and the Honey Dewdrops. Tickets at Missiontix.com
Uptown Concerts presents Bill Staines at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
Also Thursday, Rusty Sal (Letitia VanSant, Alex Lacquement, Luke Chohany) plays at the Ottobar. 410-662-0069
Huda & Kamyar perform at “Eshgh: A Concert in Memory of Shayan Mazroei,” a 22-year old student who was killed by a white supremicist in California in 2015. Huda & Kamyar is a project between Palestinian oud player Huda Asfour and Iranian daf player Kamyar Arsani. The concert is at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Thursday: G. Love & Special Sauce 25th Anniversary Tour w/ The Ries Brothers; Saturday afternoon: Rachael & Vilray feat. Rachael Price of Lake Street Dive; Saturday evening: Good Deale Bluegrass and Eastman String Band. 410-268-4545
Friday, it’s the Charm City Folk and Bluegrass Festival Battle of the Bands Round 1 part 2 at Union Craft Brewing featuring Midnight Flyer Bluegrass, D.T. Huber and Whale Show, The Shroom Pickers, and Tongue in Cheek.
The Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road has their First Friday Show on Friday (that’s the best day of the week for a First Friday show!). Saturday is Bobbi McDonald. (410) 637-3728
Martin Grosswendt and Susanne Salem-Schatz are at The Church of the Redeemer on Friday. 410-857-2771
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Heather Aubrey Lloyd, Kipyn Martin and Victoria Vox at Seekers Church in Takoma Park MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Bob Marley’s Birthday Soul Shakedown Dance Party with Strykers’ Posse happens at the Creative Alliance on Saturday. 410-276-1651
The Ken & Brad Kolodner Quartet is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515
The annual Folklore Society of Greater Washington’s Mini-Fest is Saturday from noon to 10:30pm at Takoma Park Middle School. Artists include OCEAN Celtic Quintet, Bulgarian music by Lyuti Chushki, The Squeezers, Rachel Eddy, various styles of dance, and more.