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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.

2019-2020 Concert Summary

11/21/19 – Hard Luck Café – 2019 Kerrville New Folk Winners: Lisa Bastoni and D. B. Rielly
12/7/19 – First Saturday Concert – Phil Ochs Song Night hosted by Sonny Ochs with Greg Greenway,
Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada Rao, and Pat Wictor.
12/19/19 – Hard Luck Café – Long Island’s Own: Annie Mark, James O’Malley and Andrea Randa
1/4/20 – First Saturday Concert – Christine Lavin
1/16/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
2/1/20 – First Saturday Concert – Buskin & Batteau
2/20/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
3/7/20 – First Saturday Concert – Tracy Grammer & Jim Henry
3/19/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
4/4/20 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
4/16/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
5/2/20 – First Saturday Concert – Ronny Cox with Radoslav Lorkovic & Ansel Barnum
5/21/20 – Hard Luck Café – Oliver the Crow
6/6/20 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
6/18/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD

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

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, December 7th, 2019, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Phil Ochs Song Night

    Hosted by: Sonny Ochs — Performers include: Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-Rao, and Pat Wictor

    Phil Ochs was an American troubadour who passionately believed that he and his music could help change the world. Many of his songs became anthems for the anti-war movement during the turbulent 1960s, and his music continues to influence and inspire songwriters today – more than 40 years after his death. Among his best-known songs are “Changes,” “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Small Circle of Friends,” “There But For Fortune,” and “When I’m Gone.”

    Since 1983, Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister, has been producing Phil Ochs Song Nights that feature talented artists who perform both Phil’s songs and their own to show that the art of topical songwriting is still alive and well. FMSH has presented several of these and is delighted to welcome Sonny Ochs back to host another one.

    The evening’s featured artists are:

    Greg Greenway - Originally from Richmond, VA and based in Massachusetts, Greg is a rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, and a powerful poet. He is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers. On guitar, piano, and ukulele, Greg is always surprising. He was 1/3 of Brother Sun, is 1/2 of Deeper Than the Skin, and entirely himself.

    Reggie Harris – Hailing from Philadelphia, Reggie is a songwriter, a storyteller, and a lecturer. Having toured internationally for years with his wife Kim Harris, Reggie is now showing the world his singular solo voice. His songs rise with echoes of the Civil Rights Movement, Pete Seeger and Bernice Johnson Reagon. He also is the other half of Deeper Than the Skin.

    Tom Prasada-Rao – Born in Ethiopia of Indian parents, Tom was raised in the Washington, DC area. He's won multiple Washington Area Music Awards and is a musician's musician. He is a masterful guitar player with a R&B feel. A singer-songwriter, he also plays violin, piano, and a guitar/sitar hybrid.

    Pat Wictor - Born in Venezuela, Pat has lived all over the world but now calls New York home. His otherworldly musicianship has made him a much in-demand studio musician on his passion, the slide guitar. With flowing red hair and Zen-like calm, audiences love his understated presence, his beautiful songs, and the magic of his slide. Pat was one third of Brother Sun.
  • Sun, December 8th, 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 each 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. 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" or the new “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.

    The library staff has asked us to stress that amplifiers are NOT permitted at these jams.

    Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s website at www.fmsh.org for information about our Thursday night and Saturday night concerts. We would love to see you at these concerts.
  • Thu, December 19th, 2019, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Sat, January 4th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Sat, February 1st, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.