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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.

2019 Concert Summary
4/6 – First Saturday Concert – Cheryl Wheeler
4/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Everly Set:
Sean Altman & Jack Skuller Celebrate The Everly Brothers
5/4 – First Saturday Concert – Pete Seeger Centennial Concert
Featuring performances by Miles & Mafale, Carolann Solebello, James O’Malley and Mountain Maidens
5/16 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
6/1 – First Saturday Concert – Susan Werner
6/20 – Hard Luck Café – Kyle Hancharick + Monica Rizzio
7/27 – Huntington Folk Festival – Heckscher Park – Performers TBA
9/19 – Hard Luck Café – Louise Mosrie + TBD
10/5 – First Saturday Concert – John Gorka
10/17- Hard Luck Café – TBD
11/2 – First Saturday Concert – Reverend Robert Jones & Matt Watroba
11/21- Hard Luck Café – TBD
12/7 – First Saturday Concert – Phil Ochs Tribute
12/19- Hard Luck Café – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, April 6th, 2019, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic. ... more
  • Sun, April 14th, 2019, 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, April 18th, 2019, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Noted NYC-based singer-songwriters Sean Altman & Jack Skuller pay tribute to their rock heroes, The Everly Brothers, in a show that takes you back to 1957 when teenagers Phil and Don Everly first burst on the scene and supercharged the vocal sound of rock’n’roll with sparkling harmonies that influenced The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Simon & Garfunkel, The Hollies, and The Bee Gees. Come and sing along to such hit songs as “Bye Bye Love,” “Cathy’s Clown,” “Wake Up Little Susie,” “All I Have To Do Is Dream,” “When Will I Be Loved,” “Crying In The Rain,” “Till I Kiss You,” “Love Hurts,” “Bird Dog,” “Claudette,” “Let It Be Me,” and more Everly (and Everly-influenced) classics from the late 1950s through the 1980s.

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  • Sat, May 4th, 2019, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Pete Seeger, the inspirational American folksinger, political activist, environmentalist and humanitarian – whose songs helped provide a musical backdrop for many of the historical movements of the 1960s through the early 2000s – would have turned 100 on May 3. Although he left us in January 2014 at the age of 94, his spirit and his songs – both those he wrote and those he helped to popularize – live on.

    To mark the centennial of his birth, we have invited some talented Long Island -based artists to perform some of Pete’s songs, along with a few of their own. In the spirit of Pete, audience members who know the lyrics will be invited to join in. Singing along is part of the folk tradition.
  • Sun, May 12th, 2019, 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.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.