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

12/5 – First Saturday Concert – Susan Werner
(one extended set beginning at 8:45)
12/13 – Folk Jam at South Huntington Library
12/17 – Hard Luck Café – Meghan Cary & Michael Braunfeld
1/2/16 – First Saturday Concert – Bob Westcott’s New Year Gala
(Acoustic Apple, Josh Joffen, Counterclockwise Ensemble)
1/21/16 – Hard Luck Café – Scott Krokoff & Robinson Treacher
2/18/16 – Hard Luck Café – Cornell Brothers
3/5/16 – First Saturday Concert – Phil Ochs Tribute
3/17/16 – Hard Luck Café – David Jacobs-Strain
4/2/16 – First Saturday Concert – Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen plus Jack Williams
4/21/16 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys
5/19/16 – Hard Luck Café – Kipyn Martin & Allison Shapira “Joan and Joni Tribute”
6/16/16 – Hard Luck Café – TBA

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, December 5th, 2015, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Susan Werner has never been one to adhere to just one musical style. A gifted singer-songwriter, who accompanies herself on both guitar and piano, she is known for her musical versatility and for her witty repartee during live performances. The classically trained and jazz-inspired Iowa native, who now calls Chicago home, has been delighting concert and festival audiences for two decades. Susan will perform one extended set beginning at 8:45 PM. A 15-minute refreshment break will follow the Open Mic.
  • Sun, December 13th, 2015, 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" songbook. 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, December 17th, 2015, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
  • Sat, January 2nd, 2016, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Acoustic Apple is Steve Angliss and Gary Schoenberger, musicians who love to cover songs that famous (and not-so-famous) artists have created. Both Steve and Gary are familiar faces at our open mics. Gary is a member of the Folk Music Society’s Board, helps facilitate the monthly Folk Jams at the South Huntington Library and distributes the weekly Long Island Concert Notes. Steve is an active Folk Society volunteer, and often helps set up our sound equipment. Both are regular participants at various Bluegrass and Electric Jams on Long Island. Most of the songs Acoustic Apple covers are Americana, Folk-Rock and Roots, but some Pop, Bluegrass and Bar-Band Rock always manages to sneak into the set-list. Be sure to visit their website “AcousticApple.com” and “Like” their Facebook page.

    "Josh Joffen sings from the heart. He weaves melody around his rich lyrical poetry, binds it together with expressive (and impressive) guitar work in multiple tunings, adds smooth soothing vocals, and serves it all up to us with a warm dimpled smile. Whether he is using humor, singing a love song to his wife, expressing delight in his beloved tropical island of Antigua, sharing memories of his Greenwich Village past, or exploring his understanding of the strange dichotomies of human nature you immediately understand the deep intelligence of the man who can write songs like this, just as you immediately understand how much he thoroughly enjoys life. Josh doesn't just sing. He reaches out and embraces his audience, pulling them into his magical world. As a house concert presenter, I can say that it doesn't get much better than this." - Arlene Boumel, Boumel House Concerts, Coral Gables, FL

    The Counterclockwise Ensemble is a guitar, strings and percussion quintet that plays contemporary American chamber music. Equally at home in a variety of genres, the group primarily plays the compositions of guitarist Rich Stein, sprinkling in pieces by Holst, Copland, Saint-Saens and Brahms as well as traditional American and Irish folk tunes into their sets. The current ensemble includes Rich Stein (guitar), Andrew and Rebecca Perea (orchestral strings), Glen Saunders (double bass) and Jim Mansfield (percussion).
  • Thu, January 21st, 2016, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.