Ancient Events

December 2013

Dec 27 Jam, dinner, drinks at Old Furniture Factory, Round Hill VA, Fri 6pm.

Dec 21 Kolodners perform, Goucher College, Baltimore MD 7:30 & 9pm.

Dec 15 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sun 3pm.

Dec 09 Kolodners' concert at IMT, Rockville MD 7:30pm.

Dec 07 FSGW square dance with Mostly Mountain Boys, Washington DC, 8:30pm.

Dec 04 Contra dance with open band. Baltimore MD. Contact Kolodner in advance.

Dec 10 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Dec 01 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sun 3pm.

November 2013

Nov 30 DC Square Dance. Washington DC. Dinner 7pm, dance 8:30.

Nov 29 Jam, dinner, drinks at Old Furniture Factory, Round Hill VA 6pm.

Nov 29 Kolodners perform, Baltimore MD 7:30 & 9pm.

Nov 28 Contra dance by BFMS, Pikesville MD, 8pm.

Nov 26 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Nov 23 Contra dance with Baker & Donaldson. Trinity, Frederick MD, 8pm.

Nov 23 Square dance at Mobtown Ballroom, Baltimore MD, 8pm.

Nov 22 Babson's Friday Night Jam, Rockville MD, 8pm.

Nov 17 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sun 3pm.

Nov 17 Friends of Old Time Banjo, 3rd Sunday jam, Silver Spring MD, 2pm.

Nov 12 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Nov 09 DC Square Dance Collective, FSGW, Washington DC, 8:30pm.DdC

Nov 09 Craggy Island, Celtic + old time, Beans in the Belfry, 7:30.DdC

Nov 06 Fink & Kolodner at Strathmore, Bethesda MD, 7:30pm.DdC

Nov 03 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sun 3pm.

Nov 02 Bing Brothers + Jake Krack workshop, Hancock MD, 2pm.

Nov 02 Bing Brothers + Jake Krack concert, Hancock MD, 7pm.

Nov 02 Ken Waldman, poems & fiddling, Washington DC 8pm.

Nov 01 Augusta Heritage Center old time fiddlers' reunion, Elkins WV (till 11/3)

October 2013

Oct 30 This fiddler is at a science conference all weekend.

Oct 29 Last old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, Tue 7:30pm.

Oct 26 Martin Family Band, Montgomery College, Silver Spring MD 7pm.

Oct 23 Stephen Wade banjo concert at George Mason University, 7:30pm.

Oct 23 Kolodners CD release party, Owings Mills MD 7pm.

Oct 20 Gravy Soppers at Ridgefield Farms, Harper's Ferry WV, noon-3pm.

Oct 20 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD, Sunday 3pm.

Oct 19 Kolodners concert, Stony Run Friends Meeting, Baltimore MD 8pm.

Oct 16 Old Time Fiddle class begins at Frederick Community College, 6pm.

Oct 15 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Oct 12 Gravy Soppers at Autumn Leaves Festival, Mt Airy NC, 9am.

Oct 12 Gravy Soppers live on WPAQ, Mt Airy NC, 11am.

Oct 12 Baltimore Folk Festival, Baltimore MD, Friday only.

Oct 11 Speakeasy Boys at benefit Barn Dance. ThorpeWood, Thurmont MD ($25) 7:30pm.

Oct 11 Gravy Soppers at Shepherd University fundraiser, Ridgefield Farms, 6pm.

Oct 07 Gravy Soppers fiddler looking for salmon in Canada.

Oct 06 Gravy Soppers at Farmers Market in Shepherdstown WV, Sun 10am.

Oct 06 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD, Sunday 3pm.

Oct 05 Gravy Soppers at Viniferous on First Saturday, Frederick MD, 5-7pm.

Oct 03 Fiddle & banjo workshop, SMM, Floyd VA (10/3-6)

Oct 01 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

September 2013

Sep 28 Art at the Point, Point of Rocks MD, Sat 10-5. Gravy Soppers play at 3pm.

Sep 28 Gravy Soppers at private party. Burkittsville MD, Sat 6pm.

Sep 28 Appalachian music workshops, Shepherd University, WV. Sat afternoon.

Sep 28 Dave Bing 2-day fiddle workshop (BFMS), Annapolis MD, Sat+Sun.

Sep 28 Open jam at Dave Bing's workshop (BFMS), Annapolis MD, Sat 7:30pm.

Sep 28 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, Charles Town WV (till 9/29)

Sep 28 Watermelon Park Festival concludes today, Berryville VA.

Sep 27 Appalachian music festival, Shepherd University, WV. Fri-Sat.

Sep 26 Watermelon Park Festival, Berryville VA. Thursday-Saturday.

Sep 22 Gravy Soppers at Farmers Market in Shepherdstown WV, Sun 10am.

Sep 21 DC Square Dance Collective, Washington DC. Sat 8:30.

Sep 19 Hoppin' John oldtime fiddlers' convention, Pittsboro NC (9/19-21).

Sep 19 Appalachian Festival, Frostburg State University, Thur-Sun.

Sep 16 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Sep 15 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD, Sunday 3pm.

Sep 14 Gravy Soppers @5:30. Sharpsburg Heritage Festival, Sharpsburg MD.

Sep 14 Brad Kolodner etc., BFMS contra dance, Pikesville MD, 8pm.

Sep 14 Stringjam weekend, North River Mills WV (event not mentioned).

Sep 11 Brad Kolodner banjo workshop at HMT, Takoma Park MD (Weds till 10/2)

Sep 07 Augusta Heritage Center fiddle contest, Camp Pioneer, Beverly WV Sat 1pm.

Sep 06 Rockbridge Mountain Music Festival, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA (9/6-7).

Sep 06 Hot Seats at Barns of Rose Hill (call first) Berryville VA 8pm.

Sep 03 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm. Tune of the week.

Sep 02 Nikiki Talley singer/songwriter, Brewer's Alley, Frederick MD.

Sep 01 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD, 3pm (no Soppers).

Sep 01 Gravy Soppers at private party. Jefferson MD, Sun 3pm.

Sep 01 Deckbuster jam, Baltimore MD Sun 3pm-midnight.

August 2013

Aug 31 Gravy Soppers at Farmers Market, West Frederick MD, Sat 10am.

Aug 30 Molsky + Stefanini at Royal Lake Park, Fairfax VA Sat 7:30.

Aug 30 Nikiki Talley singer/songwriter, house concert, Gaithersburg MD.

Aug 25 Eric + Kate Avey, Music on the Deck, Thurmont MD, Sun 2pm.

Aug 24 Gravy Soppers at private party. Burkittsville MD, Sat 4:30pm.

Aug 24 Summer Tunes (join the orchestra - more) Frederick MD ($55) 10am-6pm.

Aug 24 Summer Tunes contra dance, Frederick MD ($10) 8pm.

Aug 24 Kolodners at DC Square Dance Collective, Washington DC ($5) 8pm.

Aug 24 Nikiki Talley singer/songwriter, Ebenezer's, Washington DC.

Aug 23 Janine Smith calls the Friday Night Dance, Glen Echo MD, 8:30pm.

Aug 21 Alex Mitchell at BFMS contra & square dance, Baltimore MD.

Aug 21 Sunday Kitchen Irish+oldtime jam at Beans, Brunswick MD, Wed 7pm.

Aug 20 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Aug 18 Gravy Soppers at Farmers Market in Shepherdstown WV, Sun 10am.

Aug 18 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

Aug 18 Friends of Old Time Banjo, 3rd Sunday jam, McClean VA, 2pm.

Aug 17 Civil War music, Gettysburg National Park, Gettysburg PA all day.

Aug 17 Blue Ridge Mountain Music Festival, W. Nellysford WV ($25).

Aug 16 Nora Jane Struthers & Party Line, Little Yough (scroll down), Oakland MD.

Aug 16 Carolina Chocolate Drops, Majestic Theater, Gettysburg PA, 8pm.

Aug 15 Gravy Soppers: Popodicon, Shepherd University in WV. Thur 5-7pm.

Aug 14 Old time jam band for BFMS contra & square dance, Baltimore MD.

Aug 14 Ricky Scaggs book tour, Rosborough Cultural Arts Ctr, Gaithersburg MD, 7pm.

Aug 11 Square dance with Rachel Eddy at FSGW. Glen Echo MD, 7:30pm.

Aug 11 Martin Family, Second Sunday, New Market MD 1-5pm.

Aug 10 Old Fiddlers' Picnic, Hibernia Park, Wagontown PA 11am-5pm.

Aug 10 Fiddle+banjo workshop by Rachel Eddy (no web site, ask us). Adelphi MD.

Aug 10 Polka Dots at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD 7pm.

Aug 08 Augusta Festival with square dances, Davis & Elkins College, WV (till 8/9)

Aug 06 Old Time Jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD, 7:30pm.

Aug 04 Bing, Stefanini, more at Augusta Heritage old time week, Elkins WV (till 8/11)

Aug 04 Soppers are away, jammers will play. Jam at Beans, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

July 2013

Jul 31 Applachian String Band Festival, Clifftop WV (till 8/4)

Jul 31 Open band for BFMS contra & square dance, Baltimore MD.

Jul 29 Fiddle workshop at GMU, Fairfax VA, day or night till Aug 2.

Jul 28 Alexander Mitchell, Music on the Deck, Thurmont MD, Sun 2pm.

Jul 27 Benefit barn dance for the Cooperative Market. With auction & dinner. Four bands! WeatherLea Farm. Lovettsville VA (Short Hill Mountain Boys, Craggy Island, Gravy Soppers, clogging and calling by Rock Candy.)

Jul 25 Floyd Fest, 10 stages all weekend, Floyd VA (west of Roanoke).

Jul 23 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD Tue 7:30pm.

Jul 21 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

Jul 21 Driven Women, Artscape, Baltimore MD Sun 4pm.

Jul 21 Common Ground Seminary Hill, Civil War dance, Gettysburg PA, noon-night.

Jul 21 Swannanoa Gathering old time week, Asheville NC (till 7/27)

Jul 20 Frontier Dentists, Artscape, Baltimore MD Sat 1pm.

Jul 20 Adam Hurt & more. Old Time Banjo Festival, Alexandria VA, Sat & Sun.

Jul 14 Ernie Bradley (bluegrass) Baker Park Bandshell, Frederick MD Sun 7pm.

Jul 07 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

Jul 07 Common Ground on the Hill, week of classes, Westminster MD (till 7/12)

Jul 07 Hot Seats at Bluemont Concert Series, Leesburg VA ($5) 7pm.

Jul 05 Polka Dots at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 7pm (correction to earlier post)

Jul 05 Dare to be Square. Dance, calling, camping weekend. Beverly WV ($40)

June 2013

Jun 30 Fink & Marxer lawn chair concert, Leesburg VA Sun ($5) 7pm.

Jun 30 Martin Family, Boyds Historical Society, Boyds MD

Jun 30 Common Ground on the Hill, week of classes, Westminster MD (till 7/5)

Jun 29 Gravy Soppers at Farmers Market in Leesburg VA, Sat 10am.

Jun 29 Gravy Soppers at URC benefit event, Urbana MD ($10/person $10/horse) Sat 6pm.

Jun 29 Square dance with Roustabout + Smith, Rockville MD, Sat 6:30.

Jun 26 Jam for last fiddle class at FCC (registration now closed) 6pm.

Jun 25 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD Tue 7:30pm.

Jun 23 Gravy Soppers at Taverna 5450, Fairfield PA 5pm.

Jun 23 Martin Family, Music on the Deck, Thurmont MD, Sun 2pm.

Jun 23 17th annual Allegheny Echoes workshops, Marlinton WV (till 6/28)

Jun 22 DC Square Dance Collective, Washington DC, 8:30.

Jun 22 Craggy Island, Irish & old time, Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD 7pm.

Jun 22 Gravy Soppers at private party, Mt. Airy MD, 4pm.

Jun 22 Antietam Banjo Gathering, Pry House, Shepherdstown WV ($60/weekend).

Jun 22 Antietam Banjo Gathering performance, Shepherdstown WV ($5) 5-6pm.

Jun 21 Kolodners host old time backyard concert, Baltimore MD ($20) 7:30pm.

Jun 19 Fiddle class at FCC (registration now closed) 6pm.

Jun 16 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

Jun 15 Eliker's Grove old time string band fest, Spring Grove PA, Sat-Sun.

Jun 15 Gravy Soppers at picnic in park, Purcellville VA, 1-3pm.

Jun 15 Highland County fiddle & dance contest, Monterey VA Sat-Sun.

Jun 15 Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Festival, Charles Town WV (till 6/16)

Jun 14 Jabbour & more. Henry Reed Fiddle Fest, Glen Lynn VA Fri & Sat.

Jun 14 Folk music at the Catoctin Mountain weekend festival by BFMS. Weekend.

Jun 12 Fiddle class at FCC (registration now closed) 6pm.

Jun 11 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD Tue 7:30pm.

Jun 09 Lots of dulcimers at Kentucky Music Week, Bardstown KY (till 6/14)

Jun 09 Blue Ridge Old Time Music Week at Mars Hill College (till 6/15)

Jun 08 Deer Creek festival & contest, Westminster MD ($12) 9am-5pm.

Jun 08 Gravy Soppers at Barnstormers barn tour, Frederick MD 5-7pm

Jun 07 42nd annual Mt. Airy Fiddlers' Convention, Mt. Airy NC, Sat & Sun

Jun 05 Fiddle class at Frederick Community College ($79) 6pm.

Jun 02 Hot Seats & more, Herndon Festival, Herndon VA (free) all weekend.

Jun 02 Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunwick MD Sun 3-5pm.

Jun 01 Washington Folk Festival, Glen Echo Park, noon-7pm Sat & Sun.

May 2013

May 29 Run of the Mill String Band, BMFS dance, Baltimore MD, Wed 8pm.

May 28 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD Tue 7:30pm.

May 26 Old Time Kids party

May 25 Fiddlers' Grove fiddle contest, Union Grove NC (all weekend)

May 25 36th annual Vandalia Gathering features Bing Brothers. Charleston WV (all weekend)

May 25 Old time and bluegrass at DelFest, Cumberland MD (all weekend)

May 25 Folk College at Juniata College, Huntingdon PA (all weekend)

May 19 Gravy Soppers at Frederick City Market, Frederick MD 11am.

May 19 Our old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

May 18 Gravy Soppers & South Carolina Broadcasters at Beans, Brunswick MD, Sat 7:30pm.

May 18 Lulu's Fate & more. Takoma Porch Fest. Takoma Park MD.

May 18 Bluemont country dance, Hillsboro VA ($10) 8pm.

May 17 South Carolina Broadcasters on "Old Time Jam", WAMU radio noon-3pm.

May 17 South Carolina Broadcasters at Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville VA 7pm.

May 17 Gravy Soppers at somebody's birthday party, Urbana MD 6pm.

May 15 Kolodners, Mitchell at BFMS contra dance, Baltimore MD ($13) 8pm.

May 14 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD Tue 7:30pm.

May 12 Old Time Kids at Urbana Library Farmers Market, Sun 11am-2pm.

May 12 Gravy Soppers at Taverna 5450, Fairfield PA, Sun 5pm.

May 11 Hot Seats barn dance, Loudon Bluegrass Festival Loudon VA ($15).

May 11 Afternoon jam at Music in the Woods Oregon Ridge Park, Baltimore MD.

May 11 Gravy Soppers at private party, Burkittsville MD, 6pm.

May 5 Our old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

May 4 Gravy Soppers at Black Eyed Susan, Hagerstown MD, 8-11pm.

May 4 Ralph Stanley at Hylton, George Mason University, VA ($38) 8pm.

May 2 Clawhammer banjo class by Brad Kolodner at HMT, Takoma Park MD (till 5/23).

April 2013

Apr 30 Baltimore old time jam at Liam Flynn's, Baltimore MD 7:30pm.

Apr 25 Alexander Mitchell & FiddleMuse at the Vault, Walkersville MD ($15) 7pm.

Apr 25 Revels CD party includes Bruce Molsky, Silver Spring MD ($20) 7:30pm.

Apr 27 Charm City Bluegrass Festival, Baltimore MD 11am-11pm.

Apr 20 Gravy Soppers show at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7pm.

Apr 20 Bluemont country dance, Hillsboro VA ($10) 8pm.

Apr 20 Banjo concerto by NYC's Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, University of Maryland.

Apr 21 Our old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

Apr 21 Friends of Old Time Banjo, 3rd Sunday jam, Columbia MD, 2pm.

Apr 17 Jam for the banjo and fiddle students, FCC Monroe Campus, 6pm.

Apr 16 Kolodner jam at Liam Flynn Restaurant, Baltimore MD 7:30pm.

Apr 7 Our old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

Apr 6 Gravy Soppers at Viniferous, 227 Market Street, Frederick MD, 5-7pm.

Apr 6 Square Dance by Pete LaBerge & the Hot Seats !!!! ($5) Wash DC 8:30pm.

March 2013

Mar 30: Munford, Kolodners, & more. Banjo Showcase ($25), Baltimore MD, 8pm.

Mar 29: Easter celebration with DC Squares and more. Strathmore Mansion ($10) 8:30pm.

Mar 27: Green Homes Challenge; Benefit appearance by the Gravy Soppers at PineCliff Park Frederick 6pm.

Mar 17: Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD 3-5pm.

Mar 17: Kolodner & Baker at Old Ebbitt Grill, Washington DC, 11-4.

Mar 17: Slim Harrison at Maple Syrup Festival, Cunningham Falls MD.

Mar 16: Gravy Soppers at private party, Point of Rocks MD, 7pm.

Mar 16: Bluemont country dance, Hillsboro VA ($10) 8pm.

Mar 9: Gravy Soppers show at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7pm.

Mar 8-10: Upper Potomac dulcimer weekend, Shepherdstown WV.

Mar 3: Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

Mar 2: DC Square Dance Collective with Janine Smith, Possum Wranglers ($5) 8:30pm.

February 2013

Feb 23: Old time fiddle by Wes Merchant at Pry House, Antietam Battlefield, MD 11-4pm.

Feb 23: DC Bluegrass Union features Reed Martin, Mike Munford. College Park MD ($45).

Feb 20-Mar13: Old Time Banjo class Wednesday evenings. Frederick Community College.

Feb 21-Mar14: Old Time Fiddle class Thursday evenings. Frederick Community College.

Feb 17: Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

Feb 16: Gravy Soppers "Hoop and Holler"show at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7pm.

Feb 16: Talk banjo, George Wunderlich. Pry House, Antietam Battlefield, MD 11-4pm.

Feb 9: Bruce Hutton one man jug band kids' show, IMT, Takoma Park MD ($14) 7:30pm.

Feb 3: Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm. Today!

Feb 2: Minstrel banjo, Cory Rosenberg. Pry House, Antietam Battlefield, MD 11-4pm.

Feb 2: Art show with Martin Family Band. Griffin Art Center, Frederick MD 5-8pm.

January 2013

Jan 30: Brittany Haas etc. at IMT, Takoma Park MD ($22) 7:30pm.

Jan 26: Kolodners at Babcock church coffeehouse in Towson MD ($20) 7:30.

Jan 25: Danny Knicely at Franklin Park, Purcellville VA ($22) 8pm.

Jan 20: Old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, but no Gravy Soppers.

Jan 16: New York Banjo Summit at Birchmere, Alexandria VA.

Jan 7-17: Kolodners' music workshops during Johns Hopkins intersession. Baltimore MD.

Jan 11: Fiddle Feast. Fraser, Haas, Ungar, Mason, Powell at Strathmore, N.Bethesda MD ($$) 8pm.

Jan 10: Fiddle workshop by Alasdair Fraser at Strathmore, N.Bethesda MD ($15) 7-9pm.

Jan 6: Old Time Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, Sunday 3-5pm.

Jan 6: Old Time class by Joe Herrmann at Upper Potomac Music Weekends, Shepherdstown WV.

Jan 5: Beginner class by Joe Herrmann at Upper Potomac Music Weekends, Shepherdstown WV. Jam in the evening. Contra dance with student orchestra.

Jan 5: Hot Seats at the Opera House, Shepherdstown VA ($6) 9pm.

December 2012

Dec 31: Hot Seats plus Seldom Scene at Birchmere, Alexandria VA ($40)

Dec 31: Woodshedders plus Hillbilly Gypsies at Opera House, Shepherdstown WV ($30)

Dec 28: Furnace Mountain house concert at Shepherd's Ford, Bluemont VA ($15) 8pm.

Dec 28: Fink & Marxer's Hank Williams Tribute, Birchmere, Alexandria VA.

Dec 22: Kolodners & Helicon at Goucher College, Towson MD ($28) 3:30 & 8:00

Dec 21: Speakeasy Boys at Opera House, Shepherdstown WV ($5) 9pm.

Dec 16: OTF old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm.

Dec 15: Family Day at Griffin Art Center, Frederick MD, includes Martin Family Band 2-4pm.

Dec 13: Alex Mitchell & Fiddlemuse at Hill Chapel in Mt. Airy MD ($20) 7pm.

Dec 14: Woody Pines at Opera House, Shepherdstown WV ($12) 8pm.

Dec 12: Woody Pines at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD 9pm.

Dec 7: Some of the Hot Seats at Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville VA ($10) 7:30pm.

Dec 6: Jam for experienced players by Kolodners at Clementine, Baltimore MD, 7-10pm.

Dec 3: Kolodner, Baker, Bullock for IMT in Rockville MD ($23) 7:30.

Dec 2: OTF old time jam at Beans in the Belfry cafe, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm.

Nov 8 - Dec 2: bring instruments to Woody Sez (Woody Guthrie tribute) Theater J in DC ($25-45)

Dec 1: DC Square Dance Collective, Washington DC ($5) 8:30pm.

November 2012

Nov 29: Kolodner, Baker, Bullock. Baltimore MD ($23)

Nov 25: Bruce Molsky at Old Brogue Pub, Great Falls VA.

Nov 24: Frederick Contra Dance features Divine Comedy. Frederick MD 8pm.

Nov 24: Fink & Marxer family show at IMT, Rockville MD ($15) 2pm.

Nov 18: OTF old time jam at Beans in the Belfry cafe, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm.

Nov 17: "RaiseRhysRoof" features Rhys Jones, John Herrmann, etc. Adelphi (College Park) MD. 2-9pm.

Nov 17: Bluemont Country Dance with Alex Mitchell & Fugitive Hedgehogs, Hillsboro VA ($10) 7:30pm.

Nov 10: Hillbilly Gypsies (mostly bluegrass), Lucketts VA ($15) 7pm.

Nov 10-11: Flatfoot, Fiddle and Banjo Weekend workshop, Harpers Ferry WV ($75).

Nov 8: Carolina Chocolate Drops at Weinberg Center, Frederick MD ($18) 8pm

Nov 5: Furnace Mountain CD release party at IMT, Takoma Park, DC ($19)

Nov 4: OTF old time jam at Beans in the Belfry cafe, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm.

Nov 4: Birth of the Banjo, musical lecture by Wunderlich, WCMFA Hagerstown MD ($5) 2:30.

Nov 4: Glen Echo Sunday contra dance. Alex Mitchell & more. Washington DC 7:30pm.

Nov 3: Gravy Soppers at Viniferous Wines & Beers, 227 N Market St., Frederick MD. 5-7pm

Nov 2: Glen Echo Friday contra dance. Alex Mitchell & more. Washington DC 8:30pm.

October 2012

Oct 31: Freelance Whales (banjo originals) at 9:30 Club, Washington DC.

Oct 29: Hurricane Sandy whacks the Northeast.

Oct 30: New York Banjo Summit. Eight banjo greats. Birchmere, Alexandria VA. 7:30pm.

Oct 28: Old Crow Medicine Show on Prairie Home Companion, NPR radio repeat broadcast.

Oct 28 - Nov 4: Augusta Heritage Old Time Week (workshops) features Chance McCoy. Elkins WV.

Oct 27: Old Crow Medicine Show on Prairie Home Companion, NPR radio 6-8pm.

Oct 27: Frederick Contra Dance features Alex Mitchell. Frederick MD 8pm.

Oct 25: Bold Weevils, Music from the Vault, St Paul's Lutheran Church, 19 W Pennsylvania Ave, Walkersville, MD. 7pm.

Oct 21: Old Time Frederick old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm (Jason away this week).

Oct 20: Tumbleweeds at Butler's Orchard Pumpkin Festial, Germantown MD, noon-4pm.

Oct 14: Farmers' Market in Shepherdstown WV. Gravy Soppers play Sunday 10:30am.

Oct 13: Speakeasy Boys at ThorpeWood Barn Dance, Thurmont MD 8-11pm ($35) [news story]

Oct 13: Gravy Soppers play for private party. Thurmont MD.

Oct 12-13: Workshop by Notorious. Upper Potomac Music Weekends, Shepherdstown WV.

Oct 11: Short Hill Mountain Boys at Lovettsville Pizza and Subs in Lovettsville, VA 6-8pm

Oct 7:Railroad Days, Brunswick MD. Includes Gravy Soppers in the street Sunday 10 to noon!

Oct 7: Old Time Frederick old time jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 3-5pm.

Oct 6: DC Square Dance Revival, Washington DC, 8:30pm.

September 2012

Sep 29: Art at the Point in Point of Rocks, MD. Gravy Soppers with Fiddlin Wes (no Jason this week), 2-3pm. This event and the Gravy Soppers were featured in the Frederick News Post on the front page as well as the cover of the weekend section called 72 Hours.

Sep 29-30: Fiddler workshop with Dave Bing. Annapolis MD. (tickets required, no web site)

Sep 28-30: Mountain Heritage Festival (with bluegrass), Shenandoah Junction, WV.

Sep 27: Stephen Wade, banjo storyteller and star, at the Birchmere, Washington DC.

Sep 20-22: Watermelon Park Bluegrass & OldTime on the river, Berryville VA. [more] Shows by Del McCoury, Hot Seats, Furnace Mountain, Bruce Molsky, The Two Man Gentleman Band. The Gravy Soppers played in the band contest; Chelsea McBee was among the winners.

Sep 27-29: Jason traveling.

Sep 16: OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Sep 16: Gravy Soppers booked for a private party, Luckett's VA. Sunday 5-7pm.

Sep 16: Kolodners concert at Brown Memorial Church, Baltimore MD. Tickets required.

Sep 16-17: Frostburg University Appalachian Festival features Kolodners, Barnstormers, more.

Sep 15: Short Hill Mountain Boys at Hiddencroft Vineyard, Lovettsville, VA 2:30-5:30pm

Sep 14: Bruce Molsky at Corner Store, Washington DC. Tickets required. Friday 8pm.

Sep 13: Short Hill Mountain Boys at Lovettsville Pizza and Subs in Lovettsville, VA 6-8pm

Sep 12: Him for Her (banjo rock) at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. 9pm.

Sep 9: The OTF Kids play Urbana Farmers Market, 1pm-2pm. Please join us!

Sep 9: Takoma Park Folk Festival, Washington DC. On the schedule: Fink & Marxer, contradance, more.

Sep 8: Farmers' Market in Leesburg VA. Gravy Soppers play Sat 9:30 to noon.

Sep 7-8: Workhop by Bruce Molsky & Bee Eaters. Upper Potomac Music Weekends, Shepherdstown WV.[more]

Sep 7-8: Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA.

Sep 2: OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Sep 2: Gravy Soppers booked for a private party, Point of Rocks MD. Sunday evening.

Sep 2: The 30th annual Deckbuster jam. Bluegrass & OldTime. Baltimore MD 3pm till late.

Sep 1: Gravy Soppers booked for a private party, Jefferson MD. Saturday 2pm-4pm.

August 2012

Aug. 30 Short Hill Mountain Boys at Lovettsville Pizza and Subs in Lovettsville, VA 6-8pm

Aug 26: Defibulators (Brooklyn banjo blues) at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD, Sunday 9pm.

Aug 25: Square Dance by FSGW DC Square Dance Collective, Washington DC, 8:30pm.

Aug 25: Barn dance & more, Lovettsville Cooperative Market, VA, 6-10pm. Gravy Soppers play at 9pm after the dance.

Aug 25: Barn dance & more, Lovettsville Cooperative Market, VA, 6-10pm. Square dance by Slim Harrison and Gravy soppers at 8pm.

Aug 25: Farmers' Market in Leesburg VA. Gravy Soppers play Sat 10 to noon.

Aug 23: Short Hill Mountain Boys at Boodacades BBQ in Purcellville, VA 6-8pm.

Aug 19: OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Aug 19: Annapolis Bluegrass Coalition (bluegrass) at Baker Park bandshell, Frederick MD 7pm.

Aug 18: Chelsea McBee at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Saturday 7pm.

Aug 16: Woodshedders (mixing styles) at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. 8:30pm.

Aug 12: Martin Family, Irish & OldTime concert. Sykesville MD, 3pm.

Aug 11: Old Fiddlers' Picnic, Hibernia Park, Chester County PA. Link1 Link2

Aug 5-12: Old Time Week, Augusta Festival, Elkins WV.

Aug 6-11: Old Fidders' Convention, Galax VA.

Aug 5: Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Aug 5: Kolodners and Honey Dewdrops house concert, Baltimore MD 7:30pm.

Aug 2-3: Old Crow Medicine Show at 9:30 Club, Washington DC.

Aug 3: Fiddlemuse at Black Ankle Vineyard, Mt. Airy MD.

Aug 1-5: Appalachian String Band Music Festival. Clifftop WV

July 2012

Jul 28: Summer Tunes contra dance orchestra workshop. Frederick Md. 10am-6pm. [more]

Jul 28: Summer Tunes dance. Music by workshop members. Frederick MD. 8pm.

Jul 22-28: Old Time Week, Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville NC.

Jul 27: Woodshedders at Shepherdstown Opera House, Shepherdstown VA, 8pm.

Jul 22: Gravy Soppers at Music on the Deck of the Public Library, Thurmont MD. Sunday 2pm.

Jul 21: Gravy Soppers at the Farmers' Market. Leesburg VA. Sat 10 to noon.

Jul 15: OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Jul 14-15: Old Time Banjo Festival at Birchmere and House of Musical Traditions, DC.

Jul 14: Furnace Mountain at Shepherdstown Opera House, Shepherdstown VA, 8pm.

Jul 14: Twilite Broadcasters at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. 10pm.

Jul 1-13: Classes, shows, jams at Common Ground traditions weeks. McDaniel College, MD.

Jul 6-8: Music on the Sassafras River, a private party for the old time crowd.

Jul 7-8: Common Ground festival in Westminster, MD. Fiddlemuse, Kolodners, Bing, Slim, more.

Jul 4: Gravy Soppers at private party with fireworks, Wednesday night.

Jul 4: AP & the Banty Roosters at the BFMS contra dance, Baltimore MD.

Jul 1: Old Time Kids at the Farmers Market, Urbana Library MD. Noon - 2pm.

Jul 1: No OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry. Beans is booked for a wedding.

Jun 30 - Jul 1: A play about Tommy Jarrell fiddled by James Leva. Lexington VA.

June 2012

Jun 24-29: Allegheny Echoes, week-long workshops. Marlinton WV.

Jun 27-Jul 4: Smithsonian Folk Festival on the mall Washington DC.

Jun 28: Joe Herrmann and friends. The Hill Chapel, New Market MD. 7-9pm.

Jun 29: Ebony Hillbillies at Smithsonian Folk Festival on the mall Washington DC.

Jun 29: Bold Weevils play Friday Night Dance at Glen Echo Park, DC. Jam at 7, dance at 8:30.

Jun 24: Old Time Kids at the Library Farmers Market, Urbana MD, Sunday about 1pm.

Jun 21-24: West Virginia State Folk Festival, Glenville WV.

Jun 22-23: Grayson County Fiddlers' Convention, Elk Creek Volunteer Fire Dept. & Ladies' Auxiliary, VA.

Jun 23: Rafe Stefanini & daughter, house concert, Chevy Chase MD. 8pm. Contact FOB.

Jun 17: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. No Jason this week. Sunday 3-5pm.

Jun 12-15: Peach Bottom Farm music camp, Independence VA (south of Roanoke).

Jun 9: Gravy Soppers at Barnstormers reception. Maynes Farm, Buckeystown MD, 5-7pm [more]

Jun 8-9: Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers' Convention, Glen Lyn VA [Good festival, no web site. Info]

Jun 9: Deer Creek Festival, Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster MD. Hosted by Common Ground.

Jun 9: DC Square Dance Collective, Columbia Heights DC. 8:30-11:30pm

Jun 9-10: West Virginia Mountain Heritage Festival, Shenandoah Junction (near Charles Town) WV.

Jun 7: Kolodners & Baker - hammered dulcimer, fiddle & banjo. Hill Chapel, New Market MD. 7-9pm.

Jun 3-9: Old time week at Mars Hill College, Mars Hill NC.

Jun 3: Kolodner & son, outdoor concert, Resisterstown MD, Sun 4pm.

Jun 3: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Old time musicians welcome, Sunday 3-5pm.

Jun 1-2: The 41st Bluegrass & Old-time Fiddlers' Convention, Mt. Airy NC.

Jun 2: Folklore Society free and diverse folk festival, Glen Echo Park, DC.

Jun 2: Gravy Soppers at the Farmers' Market. Leesburg VA. Sat 10 to noon.

Jun 2: Kolodner student jam, Baltimore MD, Sat noon-4pm.

Jun 2: Gravy Soppers busking for Hootenanny at M.E.T., Patrick Street, Frederick MD, Sat. 5:30-6:30pm.

May 2012

May 20: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

May 19: FirkinFest at StillPointFarm, Mt Airy MD, Sat. noon-6pm ($15). Hosted by Flying Dog Breweries and located on a hops farm. Three bands play. Gravy Soppers go on at 12:30.

May 12: Gravy Soppers at West Frederick farmers market, Frederick MD. 10-noon.

May 12: Music in the Woods at Oak Ridge Nature Center near Baltimore. Jam in the park, 10-4.

May 10: Versatile fiddler Alex Mitchell at Hill Chapel, New Market MD. 7-9pm.

May 5-6: Sheep & Wool Festival features Slim Harrison & Sunnyland Band. West Friendship MD.

May 6: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Old time musicians welcome, Sunday 3-5pm.

May 5: Gravy Soppers at the Farmers' Market. Leesburg VA. Sat 10 to noon.

April 2012

Apr 26-29: Doc Watson, David Holt, etc. at MerleFest, Wilkesboro NC.

Apr 27: Stray Birds slow originals & fast old time. Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. 8:30pm.

Apr 22: String banders Eric & Suzy Thompson, workshops at House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park DC.

Apr 21: House concert & jam by Eric & Suzy Thompson. Chevy Chase, MD (no web site).

Apr 21: DC Square Dance with Janine Smith. Columbia Heights, Washington DC, 8:30pm ($5).

Apr 19: Twilite Broadcasters harmony & hot old time fiddle at Cafe Nola. Frederick MD 10pm.

Apr 15: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Apr 15: FOB jam, Columbia MD (no web site).

Apr 1: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. No Jason. Sunday 3-5pm.

March 2012

Mar 31-Apr 1: Banjo great Bob Carlin Workshops. House of Musical Traditions, Takoma Park DC.

Mar 24: Gravy Soppers at Rocky Point Creamery, Point of Rocks MD. Sat 1pm [more]

Mar 24: Banjo master Bela Fleck at the Weinberg, Frederick MD. Saturday night.

Mar 24: Bruce Molsky & Ale Möller, Musical Traditions, Takoma Park DC 7:30.

Mar 23: Bruce Molsky & Ale Möller, Susquehanna Folk, Harrisburg PA. 6:00 potluck, 7:30 concert.

Mar 18: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Mar 18: Slim Harrison at Maple Syrup Festival again, Cunningham Falls Park, Thurmont MD. Sunday.

Mar 11: Slim Harrison at Maple Syrup Festival, Cunningham Falls Park, Thurmont MD. Sunday.

Mar 10: Gravy Soppers at Gilligan's General Store, Burkittsville MD. Saturday 5pm-7pm.

Mar 10: Woodshedders at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. Saturday 10pm.

Mar 5: Hot Seats at St. Marks Church, Rockville MD. Monday 7:30.

Mar 4: The OTF jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Mar 3: Gravy Soppers & Midnite Bluegrass Boys!! South Mountain Church, Burkittsville MD 7:30pm [more]

Mar 3: Chelsea McBee, old time banjo from WV at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Saturday 7pm.

Mar 3: Adam Hurt banjo class, Takoma Park DC. Saturday 1-4pm (worth it at $60)

Mar 3: Hot Seats at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. Saturday 10pm. Watch them switch instruments!

Mar 3: Horse Flies (the rock stars of old time) play the DC Square Dance, Washington DC 8:30.

Mar 3: Orrin Star guitar at Dante's, Frostburg MD. Workshop 2pm, then buffet, then 8pm concert.

February 2012

Feb 23: Martin Family, Irish & old time, Hill Chapel, New Market MD 7pm.

Feb 19: Old Time Frederick open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Feb 11: Dr. Ralph Stanley at Hylton, Manassas VA (tickets required)

Feb 11: Dry Branch Fire Squad at Lucketts, Leesburg VA. 7pm ($15)

Feb 11: Craggy Island play Irish & old time at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Saturday 7pm.

Feb 11: Frederick All-County Youth Orchestra (not old time, but that's where we are going). Frederick MD 7pm.

Feb 5: Old Time Frederick open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

January 2012

Jan 21: Chelsea McBee at the Mecklinburg Inn, Shepherstown WV. 9pm.

Jan 21: DC Square Dance features Janine Smith, Joe Overton. 8:30pm ($5)

Jan 9-19: Appalachian fiddle workshop, 4 classes, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD.

Jan 15: 50th birthday party for Jason. Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Sunday 3-5pm.

Jan 13-15: Joe Herrmann etc. at Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat, Shepherdstown WV.

Jan 15: Chelsea McBee at the Opera House, Shepherstown WV. 9pm.

Jan 6: Old Time Jam, live on the radio, WAMU Bluegrass Country. New in 2012: Fridays noon-3pm.

Jan 6: Bill's Friday Night Jam in Rockville MD starts at 8pm. Contact us for details.

Jan 6: Willie Barry at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD (not old time but fun old stuff)

December 2011

Dec 31: New Year's eve. Hot Seats open for Seldom Scene at Birchmere (annoying web site).

Dec 31: Kolodners at Academy Art Museum, Easton MD, 6pm-midnight.

Dec 29: Hot Seats at Shepherdstown Opera House. Old time and more. 7:30pm ($5)

Dec 24: Hot Seats at Cafe Nola, Frederick MD. Old time and more. 8pm. ($?)

Dec 18: FOB jam at Accokeek Foundation farm, Accokeek MD. Sunday 2pm.

Dec 18: Private party for Hyattstown Mill Arts Project.

Dec 17: Gravy Soppers play at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Saturday 7pm

Dec 17: Kolodner's Helicon at Goucher College. Baltimore MD. Saturday 3:30pm and 8pm ($28)

Dec 2: Kolodner, Baker, Bullock. Baltimore MD. Friday 8pm ($23)

November 2011

Nov 25: Gravy Soppers at Joanie's Carroll Street Cafe (the Mud Puddle), Frederick MD. Fri 7:30pm. (Event Page)

Nov 24: Thanksgiving dance. Liz Donaldson, etc. BFMS, Baltimore MD. Thur 8pm. ($10)

Nov 23: Thanksgiving dance. Liz Donaldson, etc. BFMS, Baltimore MD. Wed 8pm. ($10)

Nov 20: House party at Quiet Rock, Sunday brunch, 10am.

Nov 20: Dry Branch Fire Squad (bluegrass & old time), Brunswick MD. Sunday 3pm ($20 benefit).

Nov 19: Rhys Jones, Paul Brown, etc. DC Square Dance Collective. Saturday 8:30pm ($5)

Nov 19: Ken & Brad Kolodner, Chesapeake Art Center, Brooklyn Park MD. Saturday 8pm ($15)

Nov 17: Joe Herrmann and David McLaughlin play at Baldwin Station, Sykesville MD. Thur 8pm ($20)

Nov 12: Craggy Island (Irish and old time string band) at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Saturday 7pm

Nov 12-13: Harpers Ferry workshop weekend for violin, bones, banjo. First 20 registrants.

Nov 12: Second Saturday Square&Contra Dance, BFMS, Baltimore MD. Music by T-Acadie. 8-11pm.

Nov 12: Leesburg Farmers' Market with music by Gravy Soppers. Leesburg VA, Saturday 10am. Brisk but sunny.

Nov 11: Gravy Soppers play at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Friday 7pm.

Nov 9: Ken Kolodner + Elke Baker, BFMS Wednesday night square dance, Baltimore MD. 8pm.

Nov 5: The library's 5th birthday party with music by Gravy Soppers. Urbanna Regional Library in MD. Saturday 2-4pm.

Nov 4: PBS documentary called "Give me the Banjo" plays on something called TV. Check local listings, I guess.

October 2011

Oct 30: Musical biography of Tommy Jarrell, "A Kindly Visitation" with Knicely, Leva, etc. FPAC, Purcellville VA. 5pm.

Oct 29: Canceled due to snow Friends Meeting School Fall Festival, Ijamsville MD. We join Slim Harrison & Sunnyland Music at 3:30. Willie Barry plays later.

Oct 28-30: Old Time Fiddlers' Reunion at Augusta Heritage, Elkins WV.

Oct 23-30: October Old Time Week at Augusta Heritage, Elkins WV. Square dance every night. Dave Bing, Joe Herrmann, etc.

Oct 22: Joe Herrmann & Percolators. DC Square Dance Collective. Saturday 8:30.

Oct 22: Pumpkin Festival, Butler's Orchard, Germantown MD. Tumbleweeds (bluegrass) play noon-4pm.

Oct 22: West Frederick Farmers' Market (with pumpkin carving). Saturday 10am-noon. Gravy Soppers

Oct 21: Joe Herrmann & Percolators. The Friday Night Dance. Glen Echo Park, MD. Friday 8:30pm.

Oct 15-16: Annual Trolley Festival & Bluegrass Competition, Myersville MD.

Oct 14-15: Maryland Banjo, Fiddle, Mandolin State Championships. Oakland MD.

Oct 15: Private party with the Gravy Soppers

Oct 8: Old time jam at the farmers' market, Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring MD. Saturday 10-noon.

Oct 1 & 2: Railroad Days street festival in Brunswick MD. Features the Hubcaps. Saturday & Sunday 10-5.

Oct 2: Gravy Soppers at Railroad Days, Brunswick MD. Sunday10am-1:30pm.

Oct 2: Sunday 10-5 rain or shine. Street Festival in Takoma Park MD.

September 2011

Sep 30 & Oct 1: Appalachian Fest at Shepherdstown University honors Hazel Dickens, features Young Napoleons. WV.

Sep 30: Alex Mitchel, Newgrass Effect (bluegrass), Black Box Theatre, 15 W Patrick, Frederick MD, 8pm (buy tickets & drinks at 7pm)

Sep 25: Sunday 10am. School of Rock (kids' rock). Champions Sports Bar. Frederick MD.

Sep 24: Saturday. Art at the Point, Point of Rocks MD. Gravy Soppers. Kids touch the instruments. 9am-noon.

Sep 22-24: Thur-Sat. Watermelon Park Fest, Berryville VA. Camping, swimming, vendors, shows (mostly bluegrass).

Sep 23-25: Fri-Sun. Berlin Fiddler Convention near the beach. Berlin MD.

Sep 24: Saturday 1:30pm. Square Dance. DC Square Dance Collective. Washington DC.

Sep 18: The Horseflies!!!! Sunday 7:30pm. The FSGW Contra dance, Glen Echo MD. Wow, what a great performance!

Sep 17: Buddy Walk, benefit fair in Baker Park, Frederick MD. Gravy Soppers play 10:30am-12:30pm.

Sep 17: Gravy Soppers at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7pm.

Sep 17: Willie Barry & Chaperones (rock from 50s and 60s). Market Street, Frederick MD. 5pm-9pm

Sep 15-17: Hoppin' John Fiddle Festival, Silk Hope, NC.

Sep 16-18: North River Mills Stringjam Weekend in WV. Features Joe Herrmann and Sam Bartlett.

Sep 16-18: Banjo Camp North, Charlton MA.

Sep 9-10: Rockbridge Mountain Music Festival, Buena Vista VA. "Where the bathrooms never close."

Sep 10: Saturday 1-2pm, Gravy Soppers celebrate the public library. Ruritan Community Center, Point of Rocks, MD.

Sep 10: CANCELLED: Old time jam at Farmers Market, Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring MD. 10am-1pm.

Sep 10: Old time jam & picnic. Near the National Indian Museum, Maryland Ave & 3rd St SW, Wash DC. 6pm.

Sep 10: In the Streets Festival (not old time but lots of music). Market Street, Frederick MD, all day.

Sunday Sep 4: DeckBusters jam. Kurt & Kathy Milam, 6003 Ready Ave. Baltimore, MD. Pot luck. Afternoon thru evening.

August 2011

Aug 20: The Tumbleweeds at Something Earthy, Laytonsville MD, 7pm. Bring your blanket & dinner.

Aug 20: Gravy Soppers play the Farmers Market, Leesburg VA. Virginia Village Shopping Center, 10am-noon.

Aug 20: Silver Spring Jam, farmers market at Veterans Plaza, Silver Spring MD. 10am.

Aug 13: 83rd Old Fiddler's Festival, Hibernia Park, Wagontown PA. Saturday 10-4 (rain date = Sunday). Camping available.

Aug 13: DC Square Dance features the Capital Possum Hunters. St. Stephen's Church, Washington DC, 8:30pm.

Aug 7-14: Augusta Heritage Old Time Week, Elkins WV. Classes all week. Festival on Aug 12-14.

Aug 8-13: Old Fiddler's Convention, Galax VA. Week of RV camping and contests.

Aug 12: Jam at Bill Babson, Rockville MD. 8pm.

Aug 3-7: Appalachian String Band Festival, Clifftop WV. Weekend of camping out.

July 2011

Jul 31: Fiddlers David Greely (Cajun) + Andrea Hoag (Swedish) at 3pm, Great Hall, Takoma Park MD.

Jul 30: Gravy Soppers at the West Frederick Farmers Market. 110 Baughman's Lane, Frederick MD. 10am-1pm.

Jul 23: Summer Tunes 2011, Frederick MD. You join the band, rehearse all day, and play the dance. Registration.

Jul 17-23: Swannanoa Gathering, Asheville NC, Old Time Week of classes. Registration required.

Jul 16: Old Time Banjo Fest at the Birchmere, Alexandria VA. Workshops and concert. Bruce Molsky, Hot Seats, more.

Jul 10: Concert at Wolf Trap VA: Béla Fleck, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Abigail Washburn.

Jul 10: Urbana Library Farmers Market, noon - 3pm.

Jul 9: Barn dance and dinner at Peter Wright's Stonebraker Farm. Hagerstown, MD. 5pm

Jul 9: Old Time Jam at the Farmers Market, Veterans' Plaza, Silver Spring MD. 10am-noon.

Jul 9: Willie Barry, Corvette Festival, Frederick MD (not Old Time but really fun!)

Jul 4: Private party at 4pm. Lovettesville, VA

Jul 3: The Farmers' Market, Urbana Library, Frederick MD. Sunday, noon till the heat gets to us. [map]

Jul 2: Gravy Soppers at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7pm.

Jul 2: The Tumbleweeds at Branded72 (pit BBQ), 387 East Gude Drive, Rockville, MD. 8pm-midnight.

Jul 1-4: Private party: Music on the Sassafras, DE

Jul 1: Private party at 6pm. Urbana MD

June 2011

Jun 26: The Farmers' Market, Urbana Library, Frederick MD. Sunday noon-3pm. [map]

Jun 25: Gravy Soppers at the Leesburg Farmers Market, Virginia Village Shopping Center, 10am-noon.

Jun 25: Private party at Stillpoint Farm, Mt. Airy MD, 4pm.

Jun 20-24: Mark O'Connor String Camp, East Tennessee State University, TN.

Jun 20-25: Grayson County Old Time & Bluegrass Festival, Elk Creek, VA.

Jun 13-17: Peach Bottom Farm Fiddle & Strings Camp, Independence VA.

Jun 19: Fathers' Day at the Farmers' Market, Urbana Library, Frederick MD. Sunday noon-3pm. [map]

Jun 18: Brunswick (MD) Music Fest featuring Martin Family & Polka Dots. Craggy Island plays at Beans 7:30-10pm.

Jun 18: "Barnstormers" tour of Frederick County barns. Art by local painters. Music by the Sugar Loafers.

June 11: Deer Creek Fiddle Fest (formerly Carroll County / Westminster) by Common Ground on the Hill (more)

June 11: Farmers' Market old time jam, Civic Bldg., Veterans' Plaza, Fenton & Ellsworth, Silver Spring MD. 10am-noon.

June 11-12: Mountain Heritage festival, Jefferson County WV (mostly bluegrass).

June 10: Backyard concert at the Kolodners', Baltimore MD. (Moved to Stoney Run Friends' School.) 7pm. Tickets.

June 5-11: Old Time Week at Mars Hill College NC. Includes the Canote Brothers!

June 3-4: Mount Airy Fiddlers' Convention, Mt. Airy NC.

June 3: Friday night 7pm-9:30pm, join Old Time Frederick at Beans in the Belfry in Brunswick MD!

May 2011

May 28: Old Time Frederick open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2-4pm.

May 26: Dinner concert by the Kolodners. Baldwin's Station in Sykesville MD. Tickets.

May 21: Backyard students' jam at the Kolodners', Sat 2pm (if it rains, then Sun 2pm) Baltimore MD.

May 14: Music in the Woods, Oregon Ridge Nature Center near Baltimore MD. Jams 10-4. Rain or shine!

May 13-15: Banjo Camp North way up in Massechusettes.

May 13: Old time jam before the dance. Glen Echo park, outside the Spanish Ballroom, Fridays 7:00-8:30pm.

May 7-8: Sheep & Wool Festival, Howard County Fairgrounds. Both days: Martin Family, Slim Harrison & Sunnyland Band, etc.

May 7: Old time jam at farmers' market, 10am Saturdays all summer. Silver Spring MD.

April 2011

Apr 30: Gravy Soppers at Beans in the Belfry, 7pm.

Apr 23: Jam at Beans in the Belfry (Brunswick MD) 2-4pm Saturday. Jason away but the Gravy Soppers host.

Apr 17: Friday Night Jam at Bill's. 13808 Drake Drive, Rockville MD.

Apr 14: Ken Kolodner, Elke Baker, John Herrmann, David McClaughlin. 7:30pm in Baltimore. Schedule.

Apr 10: Old Time Jam, Sunday at 3 pm, Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1180 University Blvd W, back door. Silver Spring MD.

Apr 9: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2-4pm Saturday.

Apr 8-10: Fiddle Camp North in Massachusetts.

Apr 2-3: Harmony Singing Workshop by Val & Emmy in private home in DC. Reservations.

Apr 2: Saturday 8:30, The DC Square Dance. Music by Possum Fever

Apr 2: Saturday 8pm, Harry Bolick & Brian Slattery at Hillyer Art Space, DC. Open jam starts at 6pm.

Apr 1: Bill's Friday night old time jam moved to 2825 Reign St Herndon VA. 8pm.

March 2011

Mar 27: Sunday 3pm house concert in Marboro MD: Skip Gorman plays fiddle tunes and ballads of the American West. Contact.

Mar 26: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2-4pm Saturday.

Mar 21: Foghorn Stringband at IMT Folk, Rockville MD. Mon 7:30pm. Tickets required.

Mar 13: Sunday old time jam round back at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 University Blvd W, Silver Spring MD 3-5pm.

Mar 12: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2-4pm Saturday.

Mar 11: Friday 8pm house concert in Chevy Chase MD. Joe Herrmann + David McLaughlin. Tickets Required.

Mar 11: Friday 8pm, Double Decker Stringband and Blue Moon Cowgirls. The Patterson in Baltimore. Tickets.

Mar 4-6: Adam Hurt Banjo Camp, Winchester VA. Limited enrollment.

February 2011

Feb 28: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason at IMT Folk, Rockville MD. Tour schedule.

Feb 26: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 11am-1pm Saturday.

Feb 25: Jay Ungar & Molly Mason in Baltimore MD. Tour schedule.

Feb 25: Alan Jabbour and Ken Perlman at 8pm house concert in Upper Marlboro MD. Reservations Required!

Feb 21: FOB Old Time jam at 2pm in Rockville MD.

Feb 13: Sunday old time jam Round back at Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 University Blvd W, Silver Spring MD.

Feb 13: Tommy Jarrell memory concert at Washington & Lee University, Lexington VA. Tickets Required!

Feb 12: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2pm-4pm Saturday.

January 2011

Jan 29: Three acts starting 8:30 at Cafe Nola, downtown Frederick (date changed on 1/18). $5

  • Lydia, Emily Martin and friends (old time, Irish and blues) 8:45 PM
  • The Dust Busters (old time stringband) 10 PM
  • The Woodshedders (acoustic gypsy jazz) 11:15 PM

Jan 22: Hot Seats, 8pm at Washington Ethical Society, DC.

Jan 22: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2pm-4pm Saturday.

Jan 18: FOB Old Time jam at 2pm in Accokeek MD.

Jan 14-16: Upper Potomac Appalachian Music Weekend, Shepherdstown WV (features Rhys Jones)

Jan 15: Saturday night music night at Hyattstown Mill Arts Center MD, 7:30 till late.

Jan 9: Second Sunday Jam, 3-5pm jam at Northwood Presbyterian Church, Silver Spring MD.

Saturday Jan 8, 2011: The OTF open jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 2pm-4pm.

Jan 8: Evening performance by the Gravy Soppers at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD.

December 2010

Jan. 7: CD release concert for Brad and Ken Kolodner’s “Otter Creek” with Elke Baker, Washington Ethical Society, DC.

Jan. 5: Contra dance. Elke Baker + Bradley Kolodner, 8pm. Lovely Lane Methodist Church, 2200 St Paul St, Baltimore 21241, 410-366-0808

Jan 5: Irish jam with old time at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD, 7-9pm.

Dec 19: FOB Old Time jam, 2pm at National Colonial Farm, Accokeek Park, MD.

Dec 18: Saturday at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. OTF hosts the old time open jam from 11am to 1pm.

Dec 12: Sunday 1-4pm jam at Round Hill Arts Center, Round Hill VA. (Celtic with some Old Time)

Dec 12: Sunday 3-5pm jam at Northwood Presbyterian Church, Silver Spring MD.

Dec 11: Dr. Ralph Stanley at the Birchmere, Alexandria VA.

Dec 4: Saturday at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD. Old Time Frederick hosts an open jam 2pm-4pm.

November 2010

Nov 20: Saturday 2pm at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD: The Gravy Soppers.

Nov 20: Saturday 3:30pm Beginner Jam performance. Northwood Presbyterian Church 1200 University Blvd W Silver Spring, MD

Nov 20: Saturday 7:30 Song Circle at Hyattstown Mill Arts Project.

Nov 19-21: Upper Potomac Fiddle Retreat, Shepherdstown WV.

Nov 18: Alan Jabbour & Southern Strings perform at Hillyer Art Space in DC (content-free web site)

Nov 14: Sunday 3-5pm Beginner Jam. Northwood Presbyterian Church 1200 University Blvd W Silver Spring, MD

Nov 13: Saturday 7:30pm old time jam. Home of Wingards, 306 Jodyway, Timonium MD.

Nov 6: Saturday 2pm at Beans in the Belfry coffee shop in Brunswick MD: The Gravy Soppers.

Nov 3: Wednesday 7pm. Jam at Beans in the Belfry, Brunswick MD.

October 2010

Oct 29-31: Augusta Heritage Center Old Time Fiddler's Reunion, Elkins WV.

Oct 24: Speedy Tolliver Fiddle Festival. Rosslyn DC. Web site gone.

Oct 17: Sunday noon to 3pm. OTF plays at the Farmers Market in Urbana MD.

Oct 17: Sunday 2-6pm FOB jam at 4715 38th Place North, Arlington VA.

Oct 16-17: Myersville Trolley Festival with bluegrass contest.

Oct 10: Sunday 3-5pm. Beginner Jam. Northwood Presbyterian Church. 1200 University W, Silver Spring MD.

Oct 8 & 9 at 7pm: Maryland banjo+fiddle+mandolin championships. Oakland MD.

Oct 8: Bill's Friday Night Jam, 8pm, 13808 Drake Drive, Rockville MD.

Oct 3: Sunday 7pm free concert in Leesburg VA by Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.

Oct 2-3: Brunswick Railroad Days, 10am-5pm. (OTF plays the Sugarloaf Conservancy booth on Sunday 11am on.)

Oct 2: Saturday Jay Ungar & Molly Mason in Shepherdstown WV (workshop and concert)

Oct 2: Saturday 6pm free concert at Kennedy Center Millennium Stage: They Might Be Giants (not old time but good for families)

Oct 1: Friday night concert in Sheperdstown WV: fiddler Jack Krack

September 2010

Sep 26: Sunday Farmers Market at Urbana Library. We play noon till 3pm. »OTF»

Sep 26: Sunday Jam at 2pm, Keith Stubbs, 9111 Mine Run Dr, Great Falls VA.

Sep 25: Art show in Point of Rocks MD. Gravy Soppers (old time) at 9:30am (ouch).

Sep 24-26: Wild Asparagus (see tour) at Glen Echo Friday, Frederick contra dance Saturday, and Glen Echo Sunday.

Sep 24-26: Mountain Heritage Arts & Crafts Fall Festival, Harpers Ferry WV (with bluegrass bands).

Sep 24-26: Fiddler Convention at the beach in Berlin MD.

Sep 23-25: Watermelon Park Fest in Berryville VA features Bruce Molsky, Hot Seats, Martin Family. >OTF>

Sep 24: Bill's Friday Night Jam in Rockville MD.

Sep 23: House concert by Debby McClatchy. 3707 Williams Lane, Chevy Chase MD. $15. BYOB and instrument.

Sep 18: Saturday 7:30 song circle at Hyattstown Mill Arts Project.

Sep 18: Old Time in DC. Saturday 6pm just north of Botanic Gardens on the DC mall.

Sep 17-19: North River Mills Music Weekend in WV features Jam with Joe Herrmann (on UToob).

Sep 17-18: Appalachian Heritage Festival at Frostburg State University, Frostburg MD.

Sep 17-19: Hoppin' John Old Time & Bluegrass Festival in NC.

Sep 16 (Thur): FOTA Jam at 7:30. 1451 Middle Way, Arnold MD 21012.

Sep 12: Takoma Park Folk Festival near DC. Free, 11am-6pm. John Bodkin hosts old time jam at 3pm.

Sep 10-11: Rockbridge Mountain Music Festival, Glen Maury Park, Buena Vista VA.

Sep 11: Barn Dance at Peter Wright's Barn in Hagerstown MD. »OTF»

Sep 11: Frederick "In the Streets" Festival, 11am-6pm. There is lots of music plus other events. Too bad there isn't a useful web site or any good publicity.

Sep 10: Bill's Friday Night Jam, 8-11pm at 13808 Drake Drive, Rockville MD 20853.

Sep 5: Deckbuster Jam has happened every Labor Day Weekend for 30 years. Bluegrass in the backyard, old time in front. Late afternoon to late evening. Pot luck dinner. Kurt & Kathy Milam, 6003 Ready Ave. Baltimore MD 21212

AUGUST 2010

Aug 22: Tomato festival, Big White Barn, Frederick, MD featuring Frederick's best restaurants.

Aug 19, Thur: Doug's jam at 7:30pm. 1451 Middle Way, Arnold, MD 21012

Aug 15: Barbara's Third Sunday Jam, 2pm, 9006 Orbit Lane, Seabrook MD 20706.

Aug 14: Old Fiddler's Picnic, Hibernia Park, Coatsville PA

Aug 9-14: Old Fiddler's Convention, Galax VA

Aug 8-15: Old Time week, Augusta Festival, Elkins College, WV

Aug 13: Bill's Friday Night Jam in Rockville MD. 8pm. Contact us for details.

Aug 4-8: Old Time music festival in Clifftop WV [More]

Aug 7, Sat: Old Time Jam in Timmonium MD 7:30-9:30pm (contact Karen Wingard, 410-308-0195)

Aug 8: 2nd Sunday Jam, 3-5pm, Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 University Blvd W., Silver Spring, MD 20902 [More]

JULY 2010

July 31, Sat: The Tumbleweeds play Music under the Stars at 7pm. Bring your own chairs and food to Something Earthy Farm.

July 24: Summer Tunes, where the open band has an all-day rehearsal and then plays the Frederick Contra Dance. [More]

July 17: Banjo concert at Birchmere, 7pm, "The Old Time Banjo Festival" and...

July 18: Banjo Workshop, featuring Trishka & Hurt, at House of Musical Traditions near DC

July 11: Beginner Jam, 3-5pm, Northwood Presbyterian Church, 1200 University Blvd. W, Silver Spring, MD 20902

July 10-11: Civil War at Rose Hill Manor, Frederick MD13

July 4: Shumaker's Sassafras River festival, MD

JUNE 2010

June 26: Barn Dance (fundraiser, Alex Mitchel performs), White Rose Farm, Taneytown MD. Bring your own picnic at 4pm. Dance at 6:30pm - 9:30pm.

June 24: Grayson County Fiddler's Convention, near Galax VA. Sponsored by the Elk Creek Valley Volunteer Fire Department and Ladies' Auxiliary.

June 19: Barnstormers Tour and Reception, Frederick MD. We played music at the Schifferstadt to amuse the museum goers.

June 19: Stillpoint Farm hosts the Barse Pig Roast

June 19: Brunswick Music Festival in Brunswick MD. The 2010 event was the first annual.

June 13, 2010: Fiddle Contest at CCFM, the Carroll County Farm Museum, Westminster MD.

The 30th Annual Washington Folk Festival will be held on Saturday, June 5 and Sunday, June 6, 2010. The festival runs from Noon to 7:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at Glen Echo Park. Rain or Shine! The festival is FREE to the public. The attached schedule was found at Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation. This year featured Reed Martin, old time banjo player.

Catoctin Mountain FARM PARTY POTLUCK and Music Jam. Lynne Cherry’s farm, Smithburg, MD. Saturday + Sunday, June 5 + 6. Features edible plant hike, mountain hike, pancake breakfast, swimming. This is a NO GARBAGE party, so bring your own plates, forks, etc.

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