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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. Click here for our application. We appreciate your participation and support.


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

Contra Dance

Saturday, October 8th
Caller: Ann Fallon



A Contra Dance, sponsored by Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance (SMTMD),, 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.






Open Mic Night,
September 23rd

Christ's Church Hall
Chaptico, MD.

Open Mic

The Southern Maryland Traditional Music and Dance HomeSpun Coffeehouse will sponsor an Open Mic of acoustic music at the Christ Church Parish Hall, 37497 Zach Fowler Road, Chaptico, MD .


This is a great event with many varieties of music and lots of friendships So if you haven't been to an SMTMD event before, this is a great time to start! The doors open at 7:00 PM, and the music starts at 7:30. Light refreshments will be provided (donations are suggested).


For additional information, or to sign up to perform, please contact John Garner at garner@wildblue.net or call John at 301-904-4987. Click Here for directions.

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

Admission: $7; Musicians, free;

More Local Music:

Friday, October 7 at 7 PM FREE WILL CONCERT
Christ Church, Old Durham Parish, Nanjemoy MD presents:


From Scotland: North Sea Gas

Over thirty-five years and stronger than ever!! "North Sea Gas" is one of Scotland's most popular folk bands with great vocals and tremendous three part harmonies. Guitars, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bouzouki, Harmonica, Whistles, Bodhrans, Banjo and good humor are all part of the entertainment

8700 Ironsides Road, Nanjemoy, Maryland 20662
For more information, contact Carl Lockamy (240-346-4130) or Gary Leyland (301-807-6797)
Admission: Free-will donation


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