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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.
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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. In light of the serious public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Hard Luck Café and the First Saturday Concerts through May have been cancelled. We will seek to reschedule the artists for future dates.

In the meantime, please follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, care for each other, and stay home, safe and healthy.

Touring artists, whose music so enriches our lives, are losing considerable income during these challenging times. Please consider supporting them by buying their CDs and other merchandise via their websites. Many artists also are/will be live-streaming concerts online this spring — so follow your favorites on Facebook and check their websites for information.

A number of Facebook groups and pages have been launched that welcome artists and presenters to post their livestreaming concerts and/or information about them. To view a descriptive listing of some new Facebook groups and pages — as well as websites — that include livestreaming concerts, click on the headline or link below:

http://acousticmusicscene.com/2020/04/01/livestreaming-links-and-websites-of-note/

We will keep you apprised via email and our website (FMSH.org).

Sincerely,

Michael Kornfeld (president)
on behalf of the
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Board of Directors

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2020 Live-Streaming Concert Summary

11/7/20 – First Saturday Concert – Dan Navarro
11/19/20 – Hard Luck Café – Deeper Than The Skin (Greg Greenway & Reggie Harris)
12/5/20 – First Saturday Concert – The Nields

For additional Folk Concerts in Nassau, Suffolk, NYC & Beyond… Click the “Links” button on the Main Menu.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, November 7th, 2020, 8:00pm
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    To view the introductory video CLICK HERE at 8:00 PM

    To view the Concert CLICK HERE (This link will be activated at 8:05 PM)

    "While disappointed that we are unable to present Dan live at the Congregational Church of Huntington, as planned, on November 7, we are delighted that he will be performing for us via livestream from his home in California that evening," said Michael Kornfeld, president of the FMSH board of directors. "Unlike our concerts at the church, there is no admission fee for this online one. However, like other musicians, Dan has had most of his gigs cancelled, is unable to tour now and would appreciate donations via his online tip jar while you are viewing the concert."

    Dan Navarro has written, sung, played and acted his way through a rich and varied career for more than 30 years — and he’s poured his heart and soul into his music.

    It was as a songwriter that Dan Navarro started his career, mostly in collaboration with Eric Lowen, for artists as diverse as Pat Benatar (the best-selling Grammy-nominated classic “We Belong”), The Bangles, Jackson Browne, Dave Edmunds, Keb’ Mo’, The Tempatations, Dionne Warwick, and many more.

    Throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, Dan recorded and toured with Lowen in the acclaimed acoustic duo Lowen & Navarro that released 12 albums prior to Eric’s retirement in 2009. Dan has since transitioned into a growing solo career — usually touring nearly 100 dates annually across the U.S. His latest album, Shed My Skin, was released in 2019.

  • Thu, November 19th, 2020, 8:00pm
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    Note: Details on how to watch the show will be posted here soon.

    “This is Deeper Than the Skin.”

    The presentation begins with a song followed by another song … that moves into a poem and then an invitation.

    This is not just an evening of talk.

    This is not just a concert of songs that just entertain.

    Deeper Than the Skin is an experience of singing and listening – of experiencing a connection so deep that it makes you laugh, smile, cry and reconsider what you know about our history. It’s an invitation to open your heart and your mind to a story of shared humanity that resonates with your own.

    Two friends… one Black, one White… one from the North… one from the South! Musicians, storytellers, students of history and world travelers, born three days apart! Two separate narratives forged into one powerful friendship aimed at finding common ground and helping others to do the same.

    Deeper Than the Skin brings together a remarkable journey that started 30 years ago and is now offering hope to people all over the nation. It’s a presentation that ends with an open dialogue that moves the audience from emotion into action – that gives voice and direction to the question “What can I do?”

    Deeper Than the Skin is an interactive, engaging invitation to take a step into a new reality. It’s an affirmation of the notion that a more perfect union begins… with us!

    Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway have a unique story. Born three days apart, ancestry flowing through the same portal of history – Richmond, Virginia – they are on a pilgrimage together – one that began three decades ago. The racial divisions that are the reality of America started them in two different worlds, but the amazing bonds of music, respect, admiration and shared vision have brought them together as friends and colleagues.

    [For artist bios and more information on Deeper Than The Skin, visit www.deeperthan theskin.com and their individual artist websites.}
  • Sat, December 5th, 2020, 8:00pm
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