Welcome

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

10/1/16 – First Saturday Concert – No Fuss & Feathers
10/20/16 – Hard Luck Café – The Folk Goddesses + Tom Griffith
11/5/16 – First Saturday Concert – Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
11/17/16 – Hard Luck Café – Kalinec and KJ
12/3/16 – First Saturday Concert – John Gorka
12/14/16 – Hard Luck Café – Aly Tadros + Steven Pelland
1/7/17 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
1/19/17 – Hard Luck Café – The Guthrie Brothers present ‘Scarborough Fair”
A Simon & Garfunkel Experience
2/2/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie
2/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Jon Shain & TBD
3/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Joe Crookston
3/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Cosy Sheridan
4/1/17 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
5/6/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
6/3/17 – First Saturday Concert – TBA

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, October 1st, 2016, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    No Fuss And Feathers is the New York-based “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale), Karyn Oliver, and Carolann Solebello. The group -- which released its first CD, Traveling Circus, earlier this year -- opened for Tom Paxton during the 2015 Huntington Folk Festival, while its individual members have all previously performed for FMSH. Onstage, NFF is a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the nation's most respected festivals and venues. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show. Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay are four long-time friends who tour independently of each other, but decided it would be fun to play together sometimes. What started out as an occasional songwriters-in-the-round side project quickly evolved into a full-fledged band. Sometimes referred to as a modern folk quartet, No Fuss And Feathers is truly a mix of the styles of the three songwriting entities: pop-infused-literate folk, bluesy-country-tinged acoustic, and Brooklyn-edged-Americana.
  • Sun, October 9th, 2016, 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 20th, 2016, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    The Folk Goddesses is a Long Island-based folk trio comprised of “three snarky middle-aged women on a mission:” singer-songwriters Martha Trachtenberg, Judith Zweiman and Hillary Foxsong. A founding member of the Buffalo Gals, Goddess Martha has worked in Nashville, done several TV commercials, and also performs both solo and with her husband Tom Griffith. Goddess Judith was part of the NYC folk scene and recorded numerous times for Fast Folk Musical Magazine (now Smithsonian-Fast Folk). She was also featured in several of the Fast Folk Revues at The Bottom Line. In lieu of having a midlife crisis, Goddess Hillary opted to pick up a guitar for the first time since junior high and embark on a career as a folksinger. Now, as one-third of the popular folk-harmony trio Gathering Time, she is also a respected songwriter and performer in her own right. Tom Griffith is an award-winning singer-songwriter, producer and recovering jingle writer currently working the twelve-tone program. Newsday named his CD, 40 Years Later, the best Long Island CD of 2007. Tom has written songs for and with International Blues Challenge Award-winner Toby Walker and has produced tracks for him and a number of notable LI-based artists. A winner of two Clios, a Cannes Silver Lion, and a National Education Fiction Video Award for his tunes that have appeared in commercials and several movies, Tom recently finished creating music and sound design cues for the award-winning computer game Prominence.
  • Sat, November 5th, 2016, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details.
  • Sun, November 13th, 2016, 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.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.