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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.

2018 Concert Summary

1/16 – Special Cinema Event – Folk Music from Greenwich Village: 1960s
1/18 – Hard Luck Café – Sophie Buskin + Joshua Garcia
2/3 – First Saturday Concert – Abbie Gardner/Craig Akin + Goodnight Moonshine (Molly Venter/Eben Pariser)
2/15 – Hard Luck Café – Ray Lambiase + Bill Lauter
3/3 – First Saturday Concert – Tom Paxton and The Don Juans
3/15 – Hard Luck Café – Emily Barnes + Emily Mure
4/7 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
4/19 – Hard Luck Café – Roger Street Friedman + Ari & Mia
5/5 – First Saturday Concert – TBA
5/17 – Hard Luck Café – Alice Howe + Freebo
6/2 – First Saturday Concert – TBA
6/21 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
10/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, February 3rd, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Abbie Gardner, the fiery dobro player with an infectious smile, is a founding member of the all-female Americana trio Red Molly. After gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, and from Australia to Austin, the band took an indefinite hiatus in 2015. Although the trio has slated some gigs for this year, Abbie is also having a blast doing gigs with different bands, backing up her friends and stepping out into the spotlight on her own. No stranger to solo performing, she has three CDs to draw from -- each with award-winning songs. Tales of love and loss, both gritty and sweet, ride the back of her by-now familiar and formidable slide guitar licks. She channels Lucinda and Bonnie, but remains pure Abbie. Her first songbook was published in December 2016, while a new solo release is slated for this winter. Abbie’s husband, Craig Akin, who performs with the Americana-roots quartet Roosevelt Dime, will accompany her on upright bass. Goodnight Moonshine features Molly Venter and her husband Eben Pariser -- consummate performers who have traveled nationally and internationally, performing 100+ shows a year with their respective bands Red Molly and Roosevelt Dime. Co-writing often, Eben and Molly explore what it means to be in a healthy authentic relationship; both wholesome and irreverant, they sing of joy and grief in equal measure. Molly’s voice bends from a sweet moan to a gritty shout and back into a playful run in the space of a few bars, and “ it all goes down like silk,” according to American Songwriter Magazine. “Few singers turn first-time listeners into eternal fanatics as effortlessly as Molly Venter.” The emotional potency of her voice is surrounded and supported by a lush landscape of harmonies and minimalist orchestrations conceived by Eben on vocals and electric guitar.
  • Sun, February 11th, 2018, 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. primarily by amateur musicians and those who love to sing, although visitors who just want to listen are also welcome.
  • Thu, February 15th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    TICKET INFO Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Centre on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Nonmembers. There are no advance tickets for this event. Check back later for details
  • Sat, March 3rd, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner and folk icon, Tom Paxton, teams up with the Grammy winning singer/songwriter duo The Don Juans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner.
  • Sun, March 11th, 2018, 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. primarily by amateur musicians and those who love to sing, although visitors who just want to listen are also welcome.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.