FacebookFacebook has come to SMTMD.ORG. Will wonders never cease! Take a look and consider becoming a friend/member of the group. It' a great way to keep in touch with the SMTMD community.



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.


* * * Click here for article about us in the Enterprise and the Post!

Contra Dance

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

November 21
Caller: Elgin Perry




A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD), featuring caller Elgin Perry, will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at the Christ Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Rd, Chaptico, MD. The doors open at 7:00pm 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

Annual Meeting

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.


November 21 6 PM


It's that important time of the year - our ANNUAL MEETING. It's the one time all members get together before our contra dance and go over our events, finances, elect officers and celebrate all that was accomplished in the past 12 months.


We are a community of volunteers that enjoy music and dancing that is a part of our local heritage. As a group we are able to bring you contra dances, acoustic jam sessions and special events. Non of this would be possible without the planning and efforts of our membership.


Please plan to attend this special session and consider becoming a member if you are not already one. And if you are member, consider assisting us by becoming a part of the board of directors which is so important to our orgainzation.


The Annual Meeting starts at 6 pm. See you there!


For further information contact Bob Augustine @ augustinera@gmail.com



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