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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

3/7 – Millers Crossing
3/19 – Jeff Scroggins & Mara Levine
4/16 – Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan + Glen Roethel
5/2 – Brother Sun
5/21 – Lara Herscovitch & Josh Joffen
6/18 – Jean Rohe & Matt Nakoa
11/7 – Bumper Jacksons

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, March 7th, 2015, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Miller’s Crossing is a Long Island-based bluegrass band known for its driving and soulful original and traditional music. Formed in 2004, the band is fronted by songwriter and mandolinist Marjorie Kelting, and features Jen Larson (guitar and vocals), Terry McGill (banjo and vocals) and Eric Howell (bass).
  • Sun, March 8th, 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, March 19th, 2015, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Jeff Scroggins is an acclaimed banjo player who has toured internationally with his band Jeff Scroggins & Colorado. A winner of the prestigious National Bluegrass Banjo Championship and dozens of state and regional banjo contests, Jeff’s fiery style and lightning-fast licks have earned him many fans worldwide. He also teaches for Swallow Hill Music in Denver, Colorado and is in demand as an instructor at many bluegrass music camps in the U.S. and abroad. Jeff will be joined by band members Tristan Scroggins on mandolin and Greg Blake on vocals and guitar, with special guest Larry Cohen (Silk City, Skyline) on bass. Long Island’s own Martha Trachtenberg and Tom Griffith will also join him for this performance. 

 Mara Levine: Called one of the best singers of her generation by Christine Lavin, the folksinger and jewelry designer creates beautiful interpretations of fine traditional and contemporary folk songs. Reviewers have said Mara’s voice is reminiscent of folk icons Judy Collins and Joan Baez. Mara's second album, Jewels and Harmony, received stellar reviews, was the #1 album on the Folk DJ chart for January 2013 and placed #3 overall for 2013. Her version of Bob Franke’s “Straw Against the Chill” with Joe Jencks and her arrangement of Paul Simon’s “Leaves That Are Green” with folk-harmony trio Gathering Time both were #1 songs on the monthly Folk DJ charts. Jeff Scroggins and his band, along with members of Gathering Time, will join Mara for this performance.
  • 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

    TICKET INFO

    Tickets for this event are available at the Cinema Arts Center on the day of the performance. Prices are $10 for FMSH and Cinema Arts Centre Members / $15 for Non Members. There are no advance tickets for this event. Check back later for details
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