Bozeman Folklore Society




Bozeman Folklore SocietyFind us on FacebookFollow us on TwitterThe Bozeman Folklore Society (BFS) is an all volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, preserving, enjoying and sharing the music, dance, arts, crafts, and skills of traditional cultures. It is an associate group of the Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS).


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Time to renew your membership for the 2016-2017 membership season, and we'd love to hear from you! Please renew your membership or join today, and help the BFS continue its mission to preserve folk dance and music traditions! Just click the membership link up top. You can fill out a membership form online and pay through Paypal, or you can download a form and mail it in with your payment.

Members get $2 off admission to BFS dances and $3 off admission to BFS concerts. Attend 10 events during the 2016-2017 Season (October through September), have your membership card stamped and you'll get a Dance Free Card for a contra dance or Half-Off admission at a BFS concert.

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The Montana Reel and Strathspey Society promotes the traditional music of Scotland and provides an opportunity for novice and experienced musicians to join together to play Scottish music. We meet in Bozeman the first Wednesday of each month to play traditional Scottish music. Sheet music is provided. For information on time and place, contact Tina at 406-570-1412 or at

More summer dancing is in the works!

Tom Robison is organizing a dance party for his students of all ages on Saturday, July 29th at Weather Rock Music Barn in the beautiful Shields Valley. The dancing will take place from 7:00-9:00 p.m. The goal is to keep traditional styles of dance (Scottish and Contra) alive for ALL AGES and for future generations! These styles of dancing won't keep going unless we get the young people involved! BFS Scottish and contra dancers, show up and cut a rug with these talented young musicians.

The barn is at 678 Flathead Creek Rd (aka Hwy 86) in the Shields Valley. From Bozeman, take paved Hwy 86 past Bridger Bowl to the Park County line sign. Turn north on the gravel road down to the homestead and barn. Going north from Livingston, turn west on Hwy 86 to the Gallatin Co. line. Take the gravel road north to the barn. 

September is membership renewal month. But you can join any time. BFS members play an important role in preserving and promoting folk music and dancing traditions and enjoy these other benefits:

Dancing: BFS sponsors international folk dancing, Scottish country dancing and bi-monthly contra dances (October through May). BFS members receive discount admission at contra dances. See the Dance page for a current schedule.

Music: BFS concerts feature folk, bluegrass and Americana performers in a warm acoustic setting plus the occasional Irish Ceilidh. BFS members enjoy a discount for all concerts. See the Concerts page for more info on upcoming shows and the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight schedule.

Service: BFS underwrites two KGLT radio shows...  Bluegrass Traditions (Saturdays, 9 to Noon) and The Monday Night Folk Show (Mondays, 7 to 9 pm). We also air excerpts from BFS concerts every other Sunday at noon on the KGLT Sunday Music Spotlight. Information: Newsletter emails provide information on dances, concerts, workshops, and more, plus advance notice of special events.