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.
Message from the President of FMSH
The health and safety of our audience members, featured performers and volunteers is of paramount importance to the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s board of directors. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancelation of our concerts beginning in mid-March 2020 and prevents us from hosting in-person concerts for the forseeable future, we recognize the importance of music in these challenging times and believe that the show must go on-line.
In the fall of 2020, we resumed both our monthly First Saturday Concerts — as well as the Hard Luck Café series that we present on the third Thursday of each month in partnership with our friends at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre — in the form of livestreams.
Unlike our concerts at the Congregational Church of Huntington and the Cinema Arts Centre, there are no admission fees for our online concerts. However, tips for the artists — who have lost many gigs and are unable to tour due to the ongoing health crisis — would be most appreciated. Information will appear on your screen during the livestreams.
Please also consider supporting these and other artists, whose music so enriches our lives, by buying their CDs and other merchandise via their websites. Follow your favorites on Facebook and check their websites for more information. In addition, a number of Facebook groups and pages have also been launched that welcome artists and presenters to post their livestreaming concerts and/or information about them. To view a descriptive listing of a few select Facebook groups and pages — as well as websites — that include livestreaming concerts, click HERE.
Please follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and our state and local officials; care for each other; and stay home, safe and healthy. Sincerely, Michael Kornfeld President FMSH Board of Directors
Michael Kornfeld (President)
on behalf of the
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Board of Directors
2020 Live-Streaming Concert Summary
The Nields will be the featured artists during the Folk Music Society of Huntington's virtual First Saturday Concerts series on Dec. 5 from 8-9:30 p.m. EST. Since the ongoing pandemic prevents the nonprofit organization from hosting in-person concerts, this one will be live streamed online. Details will be posted here.
"While we are unable to present Nerissa and Katryna Nields live, we are delighted that they will be we are delighted that they will be performing for us via livestream from Massachusetts,” said Michael Kornfeld, president of the FMSH board of directors. "Unlike our live concerts, there is no admission fee for this online one. However, like other performing artists, The Nields have had most of their gigs cancelled, are unable to tour now and would appreciate donations via their online tip jar while you are viewing the concert.”
Nerissa and Katryna Nields have been making, performing and recording their special brand of infectious, quirky and emotive songs professionally for more than 30 years. The Nields have been favorites at the annual Falcon Ridge Folk Festival for many years and have also impressed FMSH audiences with their sibling harmonies and folk-rock sound. Once a five-member indie folk-rock band, The Nields streamlined to become, in essence, a duo, a number of years ago. The Nields have released 20 albums to date. Its latest CD, November, is a collection of songs focused on current socio-political issues. Since becoming mothers (each sister has a daughter and son), Nerissa and Katryna Nields have broadened their repertoire with children’s CDs, a DVD and a book -- All Together Singing in the Kitchen: Creative Ways to Make and Listen to Music as a Family. More information may be found on their website, www.nields.com.
The Zoom After-Party will begin shortly after the Livestream Concert ends.
Zoom ID and Passcode will be posted here prior to the concert.