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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
10/4 – Boxcar Lilies
10/16 – Jesse Terry & Kat Quinn
11/1 – The Kennedys
11/20 – Libby Koch & Manitoba Hal
12/18 – Bob Westcott Holiday Revue
1/15/15 – The New Students
2/7/15 – Christine Lavin & Don White
4/16/15 – Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan
5/2/15 – Brother Sun

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, October 4th, 2014, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukulele, bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard.
    The Boxcar Lilies “bring energy, improvisation and a charming presence to the stage each night. Anyone with an ear for folk or luscious harmonies will enjoy these women.” - Zak Jason, Cape Cod Times
  • Sun, October 12th, 2014, 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. These free Sunday afternoon events -- affording mostly amateur musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their skills with others – will take place from 1-4 p.m.
  • Thu, October 16th, 2014, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Jesse Terry is an award-winning, world-traveling, guitar-playing singer/songwriter whose home base just happens to be on the road. His intimate and evocative brand of Americana has drawn favorable comparisons to Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Paul Simon and James Taylor. “Sunny naiveté meets gritty wisdom” is how Dave Dircks of LIVE @ Deepwells (formerly Acoustic Long Island) describes him.
    Jesse has performed across the nation and throughout the world -- from Great Britain and Greenland to the South Pacific. Along the way, he attended the Berklee College of Music and landed a Nashville publishing deal just two months after graduating. He has been a Grand Prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the NSAI/CMT Song Contest, and his songs have gained placement on the televisions shows Hart of Dixie and Roadtrip Nation. His most recent album, Stay Here with Me, was released in 2013.
    Jesse is “a force to be reckoned with,” says John Platt, host of Sunday Breakfast on WFUV. “His well-crafted songs rank right up there with Ryan Adams … and other masters of alt-country.”

    Kat Quinn is a New York City-based singer/songwriter who hails originally from Marblehead, Massachusetts and writes lyrics marked by a charismatic combination of poetry and plainspoken language. She studied piano and percussion as a child, and got her first guitar at age15. Kat began writing songs in college, initially inspired by the heartbreak of a failed romance. From then on, songwriting became a consistent endeavor -- fueled further by the time she spent studying abroad in Chile and later travels in Ecuador.
    Sadness may have lit the match, but Kat’s upbeat personality fires her live shows, where she accompanies herself on guitar and ukulele. Her original songs feature “lightness and depth at the same time” (Verily Magazine) reminiscent of Ingrid Michaelson with a touch of Taylor Swift. Her songs have been featured in a film soundtrack and a VoxBox ad, and in 2013 she performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s Battle of the Instant Songwriters. Kat has also performed throughout the metropolitan area, including twice at the Huntington Folk Festival.
  • Sat, November 1st, 2014, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD. On their own recent release, "Closer Than You Know," the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent.
  • Sun, November 9th, 2014, 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. These free Sunday afternoon events -- affording mostly amateur musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their skills with others – will take place from 1-4 p.m.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.