Jan
25
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun CoffeeHouse - Open Mic

Come on out to hear some local talent performing acoustic music favorites—old and new! Admission is only $7.00 per person (performers are free). A table will be set up in the back for you to drop off a snack to share. This is a family event that encourages fledgling and seasoned musicians. Contact John at garner@wildblue.net to sign up to perform. See you there!

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Mar
22
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun CoffeeHouse - Open Mic

Come on out to hear some local talent performing acoustic music favorites—old and new! Admission is only $7.00 per person (performers are free). A table will be set up in the back for you to drop off a snack to share. This is a family event that encourages fledgling and seasoned musicians. Contact John at garner@wildblue.net to sign up to perform. See you there!

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Apr
26
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun CoffeeHouse - Open Mic

Come on out to hear some local talent performing acoustic music favorites—old and new! Admission is only $7.00 per person (performers are free). A table will be set up in the back for you to drop off a snack to share. This is a family event that encourages fledgling and seasoned musicians. Contact John at garner@wildblue.net to sign up to perform. See you there!

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May
24
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun CoffeeHouse - Open Mic

Come on out to hear some local talent performing acoustic music favorites—old and new! Admission is only $7.00 per person (performers are free). A table will be set up in the back for you to drop off a snack to share. This is a family event that encourages fledgling and seasoned musicians. Contact John at garner@wildblue.net to sign up to perform. See you there!

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Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun CoffeeHouse - Open Mic

Come on out to hear some local talent performing acoustic music favorites—old and new! Admission is only $7.00 per person (performers are free). A table will be set up in the back for you to drop off a snack to share. This is a family event that encourages fledgling and seasoned musicians. Contact John at garner@wildblue.net to sign up to perform. See you there!

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Dec
14
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Open Mic and Annual Pot Luck Dinner Meeting - Free Event

The SMTMD Holiday Open Mic is one of the most loved and well attended open mic nights of the year. It is a warm and friendly evening beginning at 6:30 with a pot luck dinner. Everybody is asked to bring a favorite side dish or dessert. The board will be providing the main dish.

Performers are encouraged to do holiday songs, but it isn’t a hard and fast rule.

Our Treasurer will give us a run down of the financial status of the group, and the membership will vote on the next year’s board. All potential board members must be members in good standing (meaning that they must have paid their dues for the year(s) in which they intend to serve.)

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Jody Marshall and Friends Holiday Concert
Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Jody Marshall and Friends Holiday Concert

Come and join Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance for a Christmas Concert on Dec 1st at Christ Church Parish Hall, Zach Fowler Rd,  Chaptico.

Tickets at the door $15 for non members, $10 for members.

 SMTMD presents:

 Jody Marshall and Friends have put together a fantastic Christmas show of lilting jigs, rollicking reels, three-part harmony vocals, knock-your-socks-off arrangements, and a whole lot of fun – including a bit of festive frivolity. You will not want to miss the hammered dulcimer wizardry of Jody Marshall, soulful songstress Carey Creed, fiddlin’ fiend Jim Queen, and prodigious pianist Paul Nahay when they bring their holiday show to Southern Maryland. All four musicians have been mainstays of the Washington, DC-area traditional folk music scene for longer than they care to admit!

 Jody Marshall was a founding member of the popular folk trios, Ironweed and MoonFire, and also performed extensively with the award-winning ensemble, Connemara. Renowned as a masterful hammered dulcimer player and teacher, she also plays piano and brings a keen sense of harmony to her backup vocals. The Washington Post describes Jody’s music as “lovely, lively, and shimmering.”

 Carey Creed has won multiple Wammie awards from the Washington Area Music Association. A versatile vocalist, she has been known to perform everything from folk ballads to gospel songs to jazz standards, as well as well-crafted songs of her own creation. Carey also plays piano, guitar, and various hand-held percussion thingies.

 Paul Nahay is an accompanist extraordinaire. Whether he’s backing a beautiful ballad from Carey, rockin’ a duet with Jody and her dulcimer, or duking it out with Jim and his fiery fiddle, Paul’s artful piano playing is the group’s rock-solid foundation. Paul is also a composer and arranger, and lately he has been busy arranging everything from holiday favorites to pop classics for choral groups.

 Jim Queen is a 30-year veteran performer with the Air Force Band. He has performed worldwide and in almost every state, and has played for presidents, heads of state, and luminaries in every field. He has played just about every fiddle style in the book, but has a particular love for Celtic and old-time fiddle tunes. You may have seen Jim a time or two playing with his Celtic band, Iona.

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Sep
16
3:00 PM15:00

SMTMD Youth Outreach Day

  • Christ Church Chaptico Social Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Kids of all ages are invited to make some kazoos, shakers, drums, play a washtub bass, learn about sound waves, play with the band, and enjoy an ice cream social!

An old-time jam will be occurring at the same time, and everyone is invited to join in. Music students are invited to play Hollow Poplar, Shoo Fly, and Amelia’s Waltz (available from participating county music teachers and on this website under the Contra Dance tab)

 There will be something for every age!  See you there….

 

 

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Apr
27
7:00 PM19:00

In Concert - Al Petteway

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This fantastic concert will be held at the Calvert Marine Museum, Solomon's Maryland. 

Al Petteway is a Grammy and Indie Award-winning guitarist who has toured and recorded with many of the best-known artists in folk and Celtic music. Al’s original compositions for acoustic fingerstyle guitar are deeply influenced by his love of Celtic, Appalachian, Folk, and Blues styles. His music has been featured on dozens of CDs and soundtracks, including filmmaker Ken Burns’ Emmy-winning PBS series, The National Parks-America’s Best Idea, featuring Al’s music throughout. Originally a D.C. area resident, Al won multiple Wammies from the Washington Area Music Association before moving to the mountains of Western North Carolina with singer songwriter wife, Amy White. His latest CD, “The Collector’s Passion,” includes tunes from his Chesapeake-inspired project, “The Waters and the Wild.”  We welcome you to join us in this opportunity to see Al perform as a soloist, playing his favorite pieces.

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Mar
23
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun Coffee House Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night and Concerts alternate the 4th Friday of the month. Our Homespun Coffee House Open Mic is a fun night out with local amateur musicians performing all of the music. Talent varies from first time performers to seasoned semi-professionals. At Open Mic listeners can expect a variety of song styles: folk, traditional, country/rock, contemporary, Old Time, and down home music. Join the fun by listening or performing. 

Performers enter for free. We try to accommodate everybody who shows up on a night, but it is a good idea to contact John Garner to sign up in advance if you wish to be a performer. We usually are able to perform three tunes each.

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Feb
23
7:30 PM19:30

In Concert Annie and Mac!

Open Mic Night and Concerts alternate the 4th Friday of the month. Our Homespun Coffee House Open Mic is a fun night out with local amateur musicians performing all of the music. Talent varies from first time performers to seasoned semi-professionals. At Open Mic listeners can expect a variety of song styles: folk, traditional, country/rock, contemporary, Old Time, and down home music. Join the fun by listening or performing. 

Performers enter for free. We try to accommodate everybody who shows up on a night, but it is a good idea to contact John Garner to sign up in advance if you wish to be a performer. We usually are able to perform three tunes each.

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Jan
26
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun Coffee House Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night and Concerts alternate the 4th Friday of the month. Our Homespun Coffee House Open Mic is a fun night out with local amateur musicians performing all of the music. Talent varies from first time performers to seasoned semi-professionals. At Open Mic listeners can expect a variety of song styles: folk, traditional, country/rock, contemporary, Old Time, and down home music. Join the fun by listening or performing. 

Performers enter for free. We try to accommodate everybody who shows up on a night, but it is a good idea to contact John Garner to sign up in advance if you wish to be a performer. We usually are able to perform three tunes each.

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Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Holiday Open Mic and Annual Membership Meeting

The Holiday Open Mic is one of our favorite events. Come share a light dinner (provided by all the members - It's really delightful)  from 7:00 to 7:30 PM at Christ Church Chaptico Social Hall. All the performers are encouraged to bring three Christmassy tunes, and the audience may very well be asked to join in a sing along. This is one event where you may hear banjos and tubas on the same night (Watch out Santa!)

This year the annual meeting will take place during the intermission. We will have a very short business meeting, vote on the incoming board, and hear the 2017 treasurer's report.  Please come and celebrate an SMTMD Christmas with us.

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Dec
1
7:30 PM19:30

Contra Dance / Ice Cream Social

The caller tonight is Anne Fallon. 

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


Contra Dancing Celebrates the Energy of Life Through Joyful Movements.

"This incredible synergy and spirit develops when enthusiastic dancers unite with smoking-hot music." - unknown

Contra dancing is a walking-type dance form. You don't need to take expensive classes; you don't need to bring your own partner; and you get plenty of exercise while meeting wonderful people. It's the best three hours of each month!

Never Done Contra Before? No Problem!

Contra 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. Admission is $8 for non SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). There will be an ice cream social following the dance.

No Fancy Or Outlandish Clothing Required!

You need to be comfortable, to move freely. And you need soft-soled shoes like running shoes or sneakers. That's it! Sure, if you feel compelled to dress up like a Gypsy or a Medieval peasant, that certainly enhances everyone's experience. Free spirits are definitely allowed!

So give it a whirl. Come to Christs Church's Parish Hall in Chaptico on the second Saturday of each month and check it out for yourself.

 

Admission: $10 non-members; $6 members; 12 and under free.

Lessons at 7:00PM; Dance 7:30 PM - 10:00PM;
(Free Ice Cream Social after Dance
)
Christs Church's Parish Hall Chaptico, MD

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Oct
27
7:30 PM19:30

HomeSpun Coffee House Open Mic Night

Open Mic Night and Concerts alternate the 4th Friday of the month. Our Homespun Coffee House Open Mic is a fun night out with local amateur musicians performing all of the music. Talent varies from first time performers to seasoned semi-professionals. At Open Mic listeners can expect a variety of song styles: folk, traditional, country/rock, contemporary, Old Time, and down home music. Join the fun by listening or performing. 

Performers enter for free. We try to accommodate everybody who shows up on a night, but it is a good idea to contact John Garner to sign up in advance if you wish to be a performer. We usually are able to perform three tunes each.

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Oct
14
7:00 PM19:00

Contra Dance/ Ice Cream Social

This is a very special Contra Dance.  You will be treated by our friend Greg Frock and several new callers who, unlike Greg, have never called at a "real dance" before! They are nervous and excited about this, and we hope you are excited to come and dance. Greg will facilitate for us and keep the show moving as well as providing some constructive feedback for the callers.

There will be some new dances and some familiar ones. Please come along and be our test subjects! Some more information about Contra Dancing is below.

CONTRA DANCING

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.

Contra Dancing Celebrates the Energy of Life Through Joyful Movements.
"This incredible synergy and spirit develops when enthusiastic dancers unite with smoking-hot music." - unknown

Contra dancing is a walking-type dance form. You don't need to take expensive classes; you don't need to bring your own partner; and you get plenty of exercise while meeting wonderful people. It's the best three hours of each month!

Never Done Contra Before? No Problem!

Contra is a traditional American style of social dance and is great 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 encouraged to come, and instructions are provided in a friendly atmosphere. 

No Fancy Or Outlandish Clothing Required!

You need to be comfortable, to move freely. And you need soft-soled shoes like running shoes or sneakers. That's it! Sure, if you feel compelled to dress up like a Gypsy or a Medieval peasant, that certainly enhances everyone's experience. Free spirits are definitely allowed!

So give it a whirl. Come to Christ Church Parish Hall in Chaptico on the second Saturday of each month and check it out for yourself.

Admission: $10 non-members; $6 members; 16 and under free with a paid adult.

Lessons at 7:00PM; Dance 7:30PM - 10:00PM;
(Free Ice Cream Social)
Christ Church Parish Hall Chaptico, MD

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Sep
9
7:30 PM19:30

Contra Dance/Susan Taylor Calling/Ice Cream Social!

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.

CONTRA DANCING


Contra Dancing Celebrates the Energy of Life Through Joyful Movements.

"This incredible synergy and spirit develops when enthusiastic dancers unite with smoking-hot music." - unknown

Contra dancing is a walking-type dance form. You don't need to take expensive classes; you don't need to bring your own partner; and you get plenty of exercise while meeting wonderful people. It's the best three hours of each month!

Never Done Contra Before? No Problem!

Contra 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. Admission is $8 for non SMTMD members, $6 for members (band members are free). There will be an ice cream social following the dance.

No Fancy Or Outlandish Clothing Required!

You need to be comfortable, to move freely. And you need soft-soled shoes like running shoes or sneakers. That's it! Sure, if you feel compelled to dress up like a Gypsy or a Medieval peasant, that certainly enhances everyone's experience. Free spirits are definitely allowed!

So give it a whirl. Come to Christs Church's Parish Hall in Chaptico on the second Saturday of each month and check it out for yourself.

 

Admission: $10 non-members; $6 members; 12 and under free.

Lessons at 7:00PM; Dance 7:30 PM - 10:00PM;
(Free Ice Cream Social after Dance
)
Christs Church's Parish Hall Chaptico, MD

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