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

4/16 – Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan + Glen Roethel
5/2 – Brother Sun
5/21 – Lara Herscovitch & Josh Joffen
6/6 – Catie Curtis
6/18 – Jean Rohe & Matt Nakoa
7/26 – 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival at Heckscher Park, Huntington
11/7 – Bumper Jacksons

Upcoming Events

  • Sun, April 12th, 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, April 16th, 2015, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Claudia Russell and Bruce Kaplan are touring artists and self-described “late-bloomers” based in the San Francisco Bay Area. A smoky-voiced singer-songwriter and deft guitarist, Claudia is adept at adapting her expressive voice to a wide range of material, embracing multiple styles, and weaving them into a distinctive Americana sound – accompanied by her husband Bruce on mandolin and guitar. Claudia, who earned Best New Artist honors from Boston’s WUMB in 2000, following the release of her first album Song Food, released her fourth CD, All Our Luck is Changing, in 2013. Her songs have been heard on college and public radio stations across the country, while Claudia has been featured in Sing Out!, The Boston Globe and the San Francisco Chronicle, among other publications. One of her and Bruce’s songs also was featured on Christine Lavin Presents Just One Angel v2.0. Glen Roethel is a New York-based, California-born contemporary folk-pop-rock singer-songwriter with a penchant for positive intentional lyrics. A guitar player’s guitarist, he delivers both his original songs and his large repertoire of covers in lush baritone-tenor vocals accompanied by deft guitar and ukulele stylings. A founding member of the folk-rock harmony group Gathering Time, Glen is also a sought-after accompanist and producer -- as well as an instructor at Summersongs. Glen has released six albums of original music -- including his latest, Unfolding (2014), which contains three songs that were nominated for Posi Awards (the “Grammys” of positive music). Since returning to solo work in 2013, Glen has performed at venues across the U.S. He often improvises new songs on the fly. A generous, welcoming performer, Glen has been described as “spontaneous and exciting – like 1000 tiny fun bombs going off all at once.”
  • Sat, May 2nd, 2015, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map Boston, New York, and Chicago - Greg, Pat, and Joe have blended themselves into Brother Sun: a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. As they will tell you, the music of Brother Sun is not resident in any one of them – but rather it exists in the space between them. Audiences feel this sincerity immediately. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki. The response to the trio’s music has been tremendous! From main stage performances with standing ovations at Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Philadelphia, Old Songs, Connecticut and other Folk Festivals; to sold out concerts throughout the U.S.A, Brother Sun has earned the respect of fans, colleagues, and presenters alike. And, their music and message appeals to fans of both contemporary and traditional music
  • Sun, May 17th, 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, May 21st, 2015, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.