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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

2/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Jon Shain & Jessy Tomsko
3/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Joe Crookston
3/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Cosy Sheridan
4/1/17 – First Saturday Concert – James Keelaghan
4/20/17 – Hard Luck Café – Ladybird + The End of America
5/6/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
5/18/17 – Hard Luck Café – The Young Novelists + The Levins
6/3/17 – First Saturday Concert – Ellis Paul
6/15/17 – Hard Luck Café – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, March 4th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Joe Crookston an Ohio native now residing in Ithaca, NY, has been developing a reputation as an energetic, charismatic and thoroughly engaging live performer. He was among the artists voted "Most Wanted to Return" during the 2007 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival in upstate New York and wowed attendees in 2008 with a mix of his own lyrically compelling, narrative-style songs and choice covers (including a solo acoustic version of Supertramp's "The Logical Song") -- much as he did during the Falcon Ridge Preview Tour''s concert in Centerport earlier that year. A serious craftsman, Crookston has heeded his father's advice to work with his hands (and heart) in metal and wood. His latest album, Darkling and The BlueBird Jubilee has received critical acclaim. His previous release, Able Baker Charlie & Dog, a collection of songs inspired by stories ordinary New Yorkers from the Finger Lakes region related to him during his year-long travels under a songwriting grant from The Rockefeller Foundation, reached the top of the folk/acoustic radio charts and was recognized as Album of the Year during the 2009 International Folk Alliance Conference in Memphis, TN. His prior release, Fall Down As The Rain, was a Performing Songwriter Magazine Top 12 DIY independent recording. Joe Crookston also has been a finalist in several prestigious national songwriting contests. Come and enjoy Joe as he stands on stage holding his Martin OM 28, stompin his foot, singing songs about ruby red dresses, drunk roosters, ex-slaves, window washers, Polish Immigrants, Tinian Island, rutabagas and the cycles of life & death -- songs about the thread that runs through us all. For more information on Joe, click here to visit his website.
  • Sun, March 12th, 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...
  • Thu, March 16th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Cosy Sheridan first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she was named a winner in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters at the Kerrville Folk Festival in the Texas Hill Country and Telluride Troubadour as winner of the performing songwriter contest at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in Colorado. She has been on the road ever since -- playing clubs, concert halls and coffeehouses throughout the country. A Cosy Sheridan concert is a wide-ranging exploration: love songs for adults - and practical philosophy for a complicated world. She has written about the stock market crash of 2008 and fall-out from uranium mining in the American southwest. She has re-written Greek myths: Persephone runs away with Hades the biker. And then there are her signature parodies on aging and women. Her songs are carefully crafted - and often shorter than the average folk song. “Cosy writes intelligent and clever lyrics with stickable melodies,” wrote Sing Out Magazine. She plays a percussive bluesy guitar style - often in open tunings and occasionally with two or more capos on the guitar. Sheridan has released 10 CDs, written a one-woman-show, and her music has appeared in books and film. She has taught songwriting, guitar and performance workshops at music camps for the past 15 years -- including The Puget Sound Guitar Workshop in Washington and The Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina -- and is the director of The Moab Folk Camp in Moab, Utah.
  • Sat, April 1st, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details
  • Sun, April 9th, 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...
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