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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

10/7/17 – First Saturday Concert – Huntington’s Own – Three Generations: Lois Morton, Annie Mark, Kirsten Maxwell
10/19/17 – Hard Luck Café – Freddy & Francine + Miles & Mafale (formerly The YaYas)
11/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Susan Werner
11/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Bettman & Halpin
12/2/17 – First Saturday Concert – Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20
12/14/17 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
1/6/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
1/18/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
2/3/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
2/15/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
3/3/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
3/15/18 – Hard Luck Café – Emily Barnes
4/7/18 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
4/19/18 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
5/5/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
5/17/18 – Hard Luck Café – Alice Howe
6/2/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, October 7th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Lois Morton has been delighting audiences in the New York metropolitan area with her abundant charm and humorous songs of social commentary. Reinventing herself in retirement, Lois has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer-songwriter with a rapier wit and surprisingly contemporary approach. Her show “As I See It” highlights Lois’ original, often hilarious songs that encourage us to laugh at ourselves, while she also brings to life the legendary Edith Piaf in a lecture-cabaret program featuring songs and stories. For more information, visit www.loismorton.com. Annie Mark has shared her country-tinged Americana-roots music with audiences from Nashville to Ireland. A New York native, she moved to the South at age 10, where she nurtured a life-long love of old-style country music and of songs that convey slice-of-life stories about people’s lives. Sung in her richly textured voice, her songs explore life’s journey and universal themes of love and loss, struggles and triumphs, shadows and light. Annie plays a mix of folk and country, with a little bit of blues-rock, accompanying herself on a strong, steady rhythm guitar. Kirsten Maxwell has been earning accolades and winning over audiences across the country. She was a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition (2016) and an audience-voted “Most Wanted” artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. She took first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association (RISA) in 2015 and was a winner in the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition. She has had official juried showcases at several conferences hosted by regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International, has a coveted Formal Showcase at this fall’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, and was part of NERFA Presents Young Folk showcases at the Mariposa and Philadelphia Folk Festivals. For more information, visit http://www.kirstenmaxwell.com.
  • Sun, October 8th, 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 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" and "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.
  • Thu, October 19th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Freddy & Francine is an Americana-soul duo comprised of Lee Ferris & Bianca Caruso. With voices reminiscent of Van Morrison and Aretha Franklin, their songs blend soul, R&B, folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless, appeal. The duo has released two EPs and three full-length CDs since 2008 and has performed at NYC’s Madison Square Park and at such notable festivals as Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, Sister’s Folk Fest, and this year’s Telluride Bluegrass Festival. “Ferris and Caruso have found their respective vocal soulmates, the kind of perfect harmonies that send a gripping shiver down the backbone of the listener” -The Deli Magazine “There is definitely a palpable chemistry between these musicians, with their vocals blending like milk and honey.” - No Depression Miles & Mafale (formerly The YaYas) are three-time finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition, were audience-voted “Most Wanted” artists at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, have had official juried showcases at several music conferences hosted by regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International. Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale have spent much of the last few years concentrating on the collaborative project No Fuss and Feathers and touring in support of Traveling Circus (#22 Top Album of 2016 on the international Folk DJ chart). Miles & Mafale are now back in the studio, putting the finishing touches on a new duo album that’s slated for release later this year.
  • Sat, November 4th, 2017, 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 more than two decades.
  • Sun, November 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 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" and "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.
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