The Folklore Society of Greater Washington

Furthering the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people.

Membership: Join Us!

The Folklore Society of Greater Washington, established 1964, produces more than 200 events every year: concerts by local and touring artists, weekly dances with great callers and live music, a family dance appropriate for all ages, storytelling events, jams, sings, workshops, two annual festivals, and two annual retreats.

All of our events are open to everyone, but members get free admission to some and discounts on most. And when you Join FSGW, you are helping us keep these programs affordable while paying artists fair fees for their work. You become a steward of the living tradition.

Membership includes:

  • Monthly newsletter -- full of FSGW and other DC area folk events, published eleven times a year.
    It’s always viewable for free online, or you can have it mailed to you for an additional $15 a year,
  • Free admission to the Member Programs held from September through May, plus two contra dances,
  • Reduced admission to weekly contra dances and English Country dances,
  • Reduced admissions to all FSGW special concerts and special dance events,
  • Reduced and priority admission at FSGW weekend festivals and dance camps,
  • Reduced admission to many events sponsored by nearby folk societies, and
  • The opportunity to meet, jam, dance and have fun with other folkies in the DC area.

Annual Dues:

1 YearLife
Individual$25$500
Newsletter Mailing$15Free

To join or renew, print and fill in the form below, and mail it in with a check. We look forward to having you with us!

Already a Member and wanting to renew online? If you do not have an FSGW web site login, email "login@fsgw.org" with your name and FSGW member number (from your membership card or newsletter mailing label), and request a login.
Once you have a login, log in, then click on MY MENU, then on the next page click on "Sign-Up", then on the next page make sure your name is shown/selected under "Name(s) at This Address" and click on "Click to Add This Name at This Address" at the bottom, then on the next page click on "Step 2. Select Items", then on the next page under "Step 2. Select FSGW Membership Items", select a Membership Item you want, then click on "Click to Sign Up", and repeat that as needed.
Once you have your desired Membership Items all added, click on "Step 3. Pay Online through PayPal", and you will be forwarded to the PayPal site to complete your payment.

For more information, please contact the FSGW Membership Chair via email, using the "Email" button for them shown just below.

For More Information Please Contact
FSGW Membership Chair, Jen Furlong
70 Willowmere Rd
Stafford,VA 22556

Prefer Paper?

Print this page, fill in the blanks and send it, with your check, to:
    FSGW Membership, 10001 Boreland Court, Bristow, VA 20136

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Every individual in a family needs their own membership, as there is no family membership. Please list any additional adults in the same family at the same address and include their fee(s) with your check:

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May we list you in our Membership Directory? FSGW does not provide mailing lists to any other organizations.

_____ Yes     _____ No

Yes, but do not list my: _____________________________________________________

I would like to receive a weekly e-blast listing current FSGW events and other events around town _____

Payment enclosed is for:

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