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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.
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The health and safety of our audience members, featured performers and volunteers is of paramount importance to the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s board of directors. In light of the serious public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Hard Luck Cafe on Thursday, March 19 through the First Saturday Concert on May 2 have been cancelled. We will seek to reschedule the artists for future dates.

In the meantime, please follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization, care for each other, and stay home, safe and healthy.

Touring artists, whose music so enriches our lives, are losing considerable income during these challenging times. Please consider supporting them by buying their CDs and other merchandise via their websites. Many artists also are/will be live-streaming concerts online this spring — so follow your favorites on Facebook and check their websites for information.

FMSH hopes to resume its concerts with the Hard Luck Cafe on May 21. We will keep you apprised via email and our website (FMSH.org).

Sincerely,

Michael Kornfeld (president)
on behalf of the
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Board of Directors

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2020 Concert Summary

3/19/20 – Hard Luck Café – Robinson Treacher + Cassidy Catanzaro (CANCELLED)
4/4/20 – First Saturday Concert – Eric Schwartz (CANCELLED)
4/16/20 – Hard Luck Café – All Keyed Up: Kala Farnham + Rachael Sage (CANCELLED)
5/2/20 – First Saturday Concert – Ronny Cox with Radoslav Lorkovic (Postponed – New Date TBA)
5/21/20 – Hard Luck Café – The Promise is Hope + Robinson & Rohe
6/6/20 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
6/18/20 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
9/17/20 – Hard Luck Café – Claudia Gibson + Jordi Baizan

For additional Folk Concerts in Nassau, Suffolk, NYC & Beyond… Click the “Links” button on the Main Menu.

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, April 4th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Eric Schwartz (aka Eric “Red” Schwartz) is an award-winning singer-songwriter, musical satirist, multi-instrumentalist and entertainer who has been prodding and wooing folk audiences for 25 years. Starting in the trenches of Greenwich Village’s Bleecker Street bars (remember the Back Fence?) and moving on to folk venues (NYC’s iconic The Bottom Line, Nashville’s The Bluebird Cafe, and Cambridge, MA’s Passim among them) and Festivals (Philadelphia, Falcon Ridge, Kerrville and more), Schwartz uses his combination of cutting wit and soulful ballads to entertain and challenge. He’s often political, sometimes profane, and always honest.

    Eric recently went on a global walkabout -- across the United States, Europe, Africa, India and Southeast Asia (including a ten hour stopover in Tokyo, where he gleefully consumed sushi in its home country). What he found was, well, the world has lots of people and most of them have cellphones. He’s thrilled to return to performing after a hiatus. He’s reinvigorated and ready.

    Eric’s songs have been sung by Ronny Cox (who performs for FMSH in May), Holly Near and Van Dyke Parks. His latest CD releases are The Aristocrat, which Paul Zollo (Songwriters on Songwriting) calls “a comic treasure” and a critic for the U.K.’s Rock’n’Reel magazine calls “beautifully produced and perfectly executed,” and The Better Man, about which Rock’n’Reel writes “Eric is a great wordsmith…lots to enjoy here” and Berkeley, CA’s KALX Radio’s Brian Keathley says “A great collection of tunes with humor, and social commentary – some of which is damn profound.” In The U.S., Schwartz has also garnered radio airplay on stations as diverse as Howard Stern’s 100, Raw Dog Radio, the Ed Schultz Show and NPR’s All Things Considered.
  • Thu, April 16th, 2020, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details.
  • Sun, April 19th, 2020, 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 each 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. 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" or the new “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.

    The library staff has asked us to stress that amplifiers are NOT permitted at these jams.

    Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s website at www.fmsh.org for information about our Thursday night and Saturday night concerts. We would love to see you at these concerts.
  • Sat, May 2nd, 2020, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details.
  • Sun, May 17th, 2020, 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 each 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. 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" or the new “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.

    The library staff has asked us to stress that amplifiers are NOT permitted at these jams.

    Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s website at www.fmsh.org for information about our Thursday night and Saturday night concerts. We would love to see you at these concerts.
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.