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You are visiting the online home of Long Island, New York’s leading all-volunteer, nonprofit presenter of folk and acoustic concerts. The Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series (most concerts are preceded by open mics), a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Information about these and other events, along with an extensive links section highlighting our members and Acoustic Allies, can be found elsewhere on this website.

Concert Summary

11/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Bettman & Halpin + the Belle Hollows
12/2/17 – First Saturday Concert – Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20
12/21/17 – Hard Luck Café – Carolann Solebello + Rich Lanahan & Gerry McKeveny
1/6/18 – First Saturday Concert – The Slambovian Circus of Dreams
1/18/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
2/3/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
2/15/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
3/3/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBA
3/15/18 – Hard Luck Café – Emily Barnes
4/7/18 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
4/19/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
5/5/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBA
5/17/18 – Hard Luck Café – Alice Howe + Freebo
6/2/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, December 2nd, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    In a collaborative performance, a talented quintet of female singer-songwriters — Sloan Wainwright, Trina Hamlin, Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch and Amy Soucy (along with Stephen Murphy on guitars) — carry the torch sparked by the groundbreaking 1997-1999 Lilith Fair tour. Two decades after Sarah McLachlan founded the all-female festival, the women will join forces on tunes penned by Lilith Fair luminaries (Shawn Colvin, Sarah McLachlan, Indigo Girls, Emmylou Harris, Tracy Chapman, Joan Osborne, Suzanne Vega and many more) plus original songs inspired by the spirit of Lilith Fair. Sharon Goldman: NJ-based singer/songwriter Sharon Goldman captivates audiences whether she is fingerpicking her acoustic guitar, gently tinkling the piano keys, or showing off her “beautiful voice and compelling stage presence” (Joe Jencks, Brother Sun). Honored as a Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist and NERFA Showcase artist, her latest album release, KOL ISHA (A Woman's Voice) is a bold, unique song journey that has been called “an extraordinary effort” (Wanda Fischer, WAMC). “Sharon Goldman has truly found her voice,” says WFUV’s John Platt. Trina Hamlin: Trina Hamlin combines gentle understanding with raw emotion in a way that is, quite simply, captivating from the first note. She seamlessly moves from guitar to piano with self accompaniment on harmonica leaving many who have seen her wondering what she can't do. Regarded as one of the best harmonica players around, she presents a driving, sensuous rhythm in her performance reawakening audiences to the art of the instrument. "Trina Hamlin's music smolders sweetly just before it sets the place on fire. Add in that irresistibly twinkling grin and you've got the foundation for a wonderful time." --Marilyn Rea Beyer, WUMB Boston Lara Herscovitch: “Pure musical poetry” (The Courier), Herscovitch is an “extraordinarily talented” (smother.net) singer-songwriter and former Connecticut State Troubadour, blending modern folk with blues, jazz, and pop influences into “marvelous, inventive and thought-provoking songs” (NJ.com). “A rising talent who is truly someone to watch for” (Acoustic Live in NYC), she has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor and tours regularly from Maine to Miami. Amy Soucy: Beacon, NY-based Amy Soucy was the winner of the 2016 CT Folk Songwriting Competition and a 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist. She is well-known for her vocal talents (“as comforting as a walk in the autumn woods” — Joe Pszonek, Radio Nowhere) and her timeless, poetic songwriting. Amy has a lifetime of varied singing experiences (choral, musical theater, even opera) and has performed, recorded, written and harmonized with a wide range of musical artists. Sloan Wainwright: Defying standard categorization, singer/songwriter Sloan Wainwright consistently demonstrates her easy command of a variety of American musical styles — pop, folk, jazz and blues — held together by the melodious tone of her rich contralto, with the end result being a unique and soulful hybrid. Her family tree (brother and folk-music luminary Loudon Wainwright, nephew Rufus Wainwright, nieces Martha Wainwright and Lucy Wainwright Roche) reads like a who’s who of contemporary folk music, while media has praised her as "...one of those singers whose performance is a force of nature." -Sing Out Magazine
  • Sun, December 10th, 2017, 1:00pm
    at South Huntington Public Library
    The Folk Music Society of Huntington’s monthly Folk Jam/Song Circle/Sing-Along affords musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their performance skills. Extending from 1-4 p.m. one Sunday a month at the South Huntington Public Library (145 Pidgeon Hill Road, Huntington Station), the Folk Jams are completely acoustic, unplugged events attended primarily by amateur musicians and those who love to sing, although visitors who just want to listen are also welcome. Song selections range across the broad folk milieu, but are often taken from the "Rise Up Singing" and "Rise Again" songbooks. Admission is free and open to the public. Participants are asked to bring their voices, acoustic instruments, and a snack/non-alcoholic beverage to share.
  • Thu, December 21st, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
  • Sat, January 6th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Formed in Sleepy Hollow, NY in the late 1990s, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has achieved near legendary status as a pioneering alt-folk/Americana jam band, while remaining on the fringes of the music industry. The Slambovians’ lively late-night musical extravaganzas have made the band Falcon Ridge Folk Festival favorites for more than a decade. The music of The Slambovian Circus of Dreams has been variously described as “hillbilly-Floyd,” “folk-pop,” “alt-country, roots-rock,” and “surreal Americana” -- a clear indicator of its singularly indescribable uniqueness. Dancing freely between all existing religious and philosophical mythologies, the music is uplifting, empowering, at times haunting, and a lot of fun. Elements of The Incredible String Band, Dylan, Bowie, Neil Young and the Decemberists are all part of the musical mix. Fronted by songwriter Joziah Longo (vocals/guitar/harmonica), the band features guitarist/mandolin player Sharkey McEwen, multi-instrumentalist Tink Lloyd (accordion, cello, uke, theremin, melodica); and Felipe Torres (percussion). It’s impossible to capture in writing what the experience of seeing the Slambovians live is really like. Come see for yourselves.
  • Thu, January 18th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    TICKET INFO Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Centre on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Nonmembers. There are no advance tickets for this event. Check back later for details
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.