The Baltimore Folk Music Society sponsors English Country Dance every Monday at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter on York Road and American Contra and Square Dancing every Wednesday at the Lovely Lane Church on St. Paul Street. Tuesday is the BFMS Song Swap at Church of the Nativity and Holy Comforter. Saturday at 3pm it’s a “Gentle” English Country Dance selected to be gentle on the knees, hips, feet, and backs of the dancers at Church of the Nativity. 888.646.BFMS
The Institute of Musical Traditions presents Karan Casey from Ireland at Saint Mark Presbyterian Church in Rockville, MD on Monday. 301-754-3611
At the Ram’s Head in Annapolis – Monday: Richard Thompson solo acoustic is sold out; Tuesday: Gordon Lightfoot; Wednesday: B.B. King Blues Band feat. Michael Lee; Thursday: Keller Williams; Sunday: Peter Mayer & Brendan Mayer from Jimmy Buffett’s band. 410-268-4545
On Tuesday there’s an old-time music jam led by Ken and Brad Kolodner at the Five & Dime Ale House in Hampden. 443-835-2179
Goth-folk duo Charming Disaster with Trucker Talk are at Black Cherry Puppet Theater next to Hollins Market in southwest Baltimore on Tuesday. 410-752-7272
The American Folklife Center presents Serbian Roma music by Eva Salina and Peter Stan at the Whittall Pavilion of the Library of Congress on Thursday at noon.
Uptown Concerts presents Caroline Hester with her daughters Amy & Karla Blume at Baldwin’s Station in Sykesville on Thursday. 410-795-1041
The next BSOPulse concert is Thursday at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Rhiannon Giddens.
Instrumental trio Big Lazy plays noir and twang with a filmic sensibility at Bossa Bistro in Washington on Thursday. 202-650-9351
Also Thursday, Jackie Greene is at City Winery in Washington, DC. (202) 250-2531
At The Soundry in Columbia, MD – Thursday: Adam Ezra Group w/ Vintage Pistol; Friday: Deanna Bogart Band w/ Eric Scott Trio. 443.283.1200
Québec folk quintet Le Vent du Nord are at the Creative Alliance on Friday. Saturday it’s Lift Me Up: A Night of Gospel Masters with The Legendary Ingramettes. 410-276-1651
Molly Tuttle is at Pearl Street Warehouse in Washington, DC on Friday. 202.380.9620
At the Birchmere in Alexandria VA – Friday: 3rd Annual Desperado’s/Wax Museum Reunion featuring NRBQ and The Skip Castro Band. 703-549-7500
The Spring Gulch Folk Festival is Friday through Sunday in New Holland, PA. Artists include Eileen Ivers, Joe Jencks, Mike Agranoff, Mile 12, Tom Rush, David Jacobs-Strain & Bob Beach, Trout Fishing in America, Dave Gunning, Jim Lauderdale, Dennis Stroughmatt and L’Espirit Creole, plus more.
Dare to Be Square DMV Dance Weekend in Prince William Forest Park, VA is Friday through Sunday.
Fiddler Sumaia Jackson is at the Four Hour Day Lutherie on Harford Road on Saturday. (410) 637-3728
On Sunday, Red Molly is at The Hamilton in Washington DC. 202-787-1000
Also next Sunday Miss Tess & the Talkbacks have a free show at Hill Center in Washington DC at 4:30pm.