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We are a society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance.

Explore our site to discover the various sponsored concerts, dances, and activities and join us in supporting the folk culture of the Southern Maryland region.

Internet Radio Stations
Featuring Traditional Music



WUMB Public Radio in Boston is the premier folk radio station
Hober Radio Presenting a cornucopia of unvarnished music from around the world! ( Uses RealPlayer)
WDVX Traditional music with an Western Tennessee edge, broadcasting from a trailer out back of the house. 128 kbps The best of folk, traditional, celtic, and world music
Grassy Hill Radio A wide variety of celtic and folk music broadcasting from Connecticut on the Live365 network.

Broadcasting from St. Louis, this station comes highly recommended from the Sassafras String Band.

WFUV Folk music radio serving New York City from Fordham University
Sugar in
The Gourd
Old Time...All the time!

Download our past newsletters with a listing of events, calendars, articles and more.
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December 10th, Contra Dance Contra dancing is an American folk dance with its roots in an old European dance form. The dances are led by a caller and involve steps which are repeated and easily mastered.

Live music is provided by the Southern Maryland Open Band. This band is comprised of talented, local musicians. The band’s repertoire for Contra Dances includes Irish jigs, reels, hornpipes and 18th century waltzes. As it is an “Open” band, musicians interested in playing this type of music are welcome to join in.

Caller: Lou Shapiro
Place: Christ Church Hall, Chaptico, MD
(click for directions )
Time: 7:00
Admission: $5, Nonmembers, $7

December 16th,
Holiday Open Mic

One of our most popular events where local performers share holiday carols and stories.

Place: Christ Church Hall, Chaptico, MD
(click for directions )
Time: 7:00
Admission: Members $5, Nonmembers, $7

To perform, call Bob Augustine at (301) 475-5522 or e-mail

January 7, Winter Celtic Music Festival
Sponsored by the Celtic Society of Southern Maryland, this concert will be held in Leonardtown, MD. Click here for addtional information.

Help Support Traditional Music and Dance in Southern Maryland. Join Us !


The HomeSpun CoffeeHouse has been set up to provide an opportunity in Southern Maryland for audience and performers alike to share their love of folk music. Events are smoke free, informal and family-friendly with light refreshments offered.
To perform, call Bob Augustine at (301) 475-5522 or e-mail

We are proud to present top-notch performers from the Mid-Atlantic region. Our concert evenings have been filled with folk music of many styles – contemporary, traditional, Celtic, old-time, and nautical. Audiences have been enriched by the diversity of instruments, songs, and stories behind the songs – the culture that folk music preserves.

Open Mic Nite
Our Open Mic Nite provides an opportunity for talented local singers, songwriters, and musicians to hone their crafts in front of an enthusiastic, friendly audience. You’ll be entertained by a wide variety of folk styles and acoustic instruments. Each Open Mic is unique. Everybody always has a great time.