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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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Our Next Contra Dance
Saturday, Oct. 11th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Dancing warmup is at 7:00. Dancing starts at 7:30. Our caller this month is Ken Forrey with music by the Southern Maryland Open Contra Band.


Admission is $10 for non-SMTMD members; $6 for members (band members are free). There will be an ice cream social following the dance.



SMOBLive Music by
Southern Maryland Open Band



Contra dancing is a traditional American style of social dance and is a huge amount of fun (and exercise)! If you’ve ever danced a Virginia Reel, you have a good idea how much fun it can be. If you haven’t, it’s about time you tried it! Beginners are more than welcome, and instruction will be provided in a friendly atmosphere.

Open Mic Night,
September 26th

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Open MicOur Open Mic Night 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. For addtional information, or to sign up to perform, please emailJohn Garner at garner@wildblue.net


Doors Open at 7PM
Music starts at 7:30PM

Admission Fee: Musicians, free; $6 members; 
$10 non-members
Light refreshments available.


Coming October 24th: Mike Kelly



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