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Jam Sessions

Our Jam Sessions of acoustic, old time and traditional music resumes at the Old Mill in Bushwood, MD.

Musicians and friends are invited to gather around 7 p.m. on the 2nd Friday and at 4 on the last Sunday of each month for music, conversation and lots of fun.


"The Bushwood Mill Jam Sessions" has it's own Facebook following.


We are a society of local residents dedicated to the preservation and promotion of regional traditional and contemporary folk music and dance. We schedule monthly events and support similar events in our area. Please review our newsletter and website, attend our events and consider becoming a member. We appreciate your participation and support.


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Contra Dance

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Saturday, February 13th

Caller: Susan Taylor



A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Susan Taylor, will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00 pm and the dancing begins at 7:30.


Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise) for the whole family! If you've ever danced a Virginia Reel or been to a Square Dance, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven't, it's about time you tried it! Beginners are encouraged to arrive at 7:00 to get some instruction in the various dances.


Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). No special clothing is required! You need to be comfortable, to move freely. There will be an ice cream social following the dance.



For a complete listing of scheduled Contra dances in the Washington DC area go to: Contradancers.com

February Concert

The Steve Gellman Trio

February 26th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Steve Gellman Trio


With seven albums spanning more than 20 years, Steven Gellman's music has been lauded by Billboard Magazine as "intensely sensitive and impressively intelligent at the same time" and "essential for fans of sensitive acoustic music." His songs tell stories of everyday life wrapped in notes that will have you humming along – long after the song is over...more info


Plan to spend a wonderful evening at the Captico Church Hall on the 26th. Light refreshments will be provided.



For information regarding this year's annual meeting, agenda's, reports, and minutes, go to: About Us