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 Second Saturday Square and Contra Dance is at St. Mark’s on the Hill at 7:30pm. 888.646.BFMS
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Dave Davies of the Kinks; Wednesday: Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher feat. Davy Knowles, Gerry McAvoy & Ted McKenna; Thursday: Keller Williams; Friday: Tommy Castro & The Painkillers; Sunday: Here Come the Mummies. 410-268-4545
The Baltimore Bluegrass Jam is Tuesday at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Wednesday it’s a Uke Strum at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road. Friday it’s Fox & Bones and Velvet Pines. (410) 637-3728
Orchester Praževica leads the monthly Gypsy Soul Party at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Wednesday. 202-650-9351
Band of Friends: A Celebration of Rory Gallagher will be at the Birchmere in Alexandria VA on Thursday. Saturday is Don McLean. 703-549-7500
Kim Richey is at Jammin’ Java in Vienna VA on Thursday. 703/255-1566
On Friday, Uptown Concerts presents Ellis Paul with Kipyn Martin at Cellar Stage Timonium. The Cellar Stage Timonium is located in Timonium United Methodist Church on Pot Spring Road. 410-521-9099
Friday is part three of “Nisa’a/Women: Muslim Cultural Identity-Six Women on Stage and in Conversation” at the Creative Alliance on Friday with comedian Zainab Johnson from Harlem. Trian, the Irish traditional music trio featuring Liz Carroll (fiddle), Daithi Sproule (guitar/vocals), and Baltimore’s Billy McComiskey (accordion), will be headlining the Baltimore Irish Trad Fest’s 2018 Irish Music Masters concert on Saturday. Patrick Ourceau, Eliot Grasso and Jim Eagan will also appear. Sunday it’s Chris Smither. 410-276-1651
In another Friday show, Robinson & Rohe will appear at the 333 Coffeehouse in the Annapolis Friends Meeting House. (443) 333-9613
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Scottish/American fiddle/cello duo Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Friday. 301-754-3611
Anbessa Orchestra is at Tropicalia in Washington on Friday. (202) 629-4535
Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music presents Wil Maring and Robert Bowlin at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall in Newark, DE on Friday. (302) 321-6466
The Baltimore Irish Trad Music Festival includes Irish music and dance workshops and performances Friday through Sunday at several venues in Baltimore: Racers Cafe, the Creative Alliance, St. Michael The Archangel School, O’Flynn’s Crab and Cask House, Cafe Hon, and Zissimos Bar. 443-629-8699
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 Damion Wolfe. 410-529-7176
The next show in the North by Northeast American Roots Music Series is Saturday at The Church of the Messiah in Hamilton featuring The Organic Family Band and Mark Brine backed by the Stone Hill All-Stars.
The Old Part of Town is at The Cabaret at Germano’s in Little Italy on Saturday. 410.752.4515
Cryin’ Fridays with Musty Cupboards opening and Georgie Jessup hosting will be at Edith May’s Paradise in Jessup on Saturday. 410-799-3755
The Tom Principato Band with Tommy Lepson is at The Mainstay in Rock Hall on Saturday. (410) 639-9133
Another Saturday show is Red Molly at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
Sisters from Massachusetts, The Nields, play at Immanuel Presbyterian Church in McLean VA on Saturday.
Anna & Elizabeth play at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Sunday.