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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

5/5 – First Saturday Concert – Lucy Kaplansky
5/17 – Hard Luck Café – Alice Howe + Freebo
6/2 – First Saturday Concert – James Maddock
6/21 – Hard Luck Café – Quarter Horse + Cassandra House
6/23 – American Roots Festival – Caramoor, Katonah, NY
7/23 – Harry Chapin Tribute – Eisenhower Park, East Meadow
7/29 – Huntington Folk Festival – Showcase performances at noon. Main Stage (TBA) at 8 PM
10/6 – First Saturday Concert – Patty Larkin
10/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys
11/3 – First Saturday Concert – Eric Andersen

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, May 5th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Hailed as “the songwriter laureate of modern city folk” (The Boston Globe), Lucy Kaplansky is a New York City-based contemporary folk singer-songwriter whose recordings have frequently topped the folk and Americana radio charts. A Chicago native, Lucy began singing in bars while still a teenager – even traveling to Norway to perform as a country singer. After high school, she headed to NYC– where she immersed herself in the then-flourishing Greenwich Village folk scene of the 1980s before opting to pursue a doctorate in psychology and start a private practice. Shawn Colvin, her frequent duo partner during the 1980s, and on whose Grammy Award-winning album Steady On she harmonized, lured Lucy back into music and produced her debut album, The Tide (1994). Two of Lucy’s subsequent recordings – Ten Year Night and Every Single Day – were cited as Best Pop Album of the Year by the Association for Independent Music. In 1998, Lucy teamed up with Richard Shindell and Dar Williams to form the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry. The trio embarked on a national tour of sold-out concerts in support of its critically acclaimed and commercially successful self-titled album and recently regrouped for a series of concert and festival gigs. She and Shindell also reunited a few years ago to record and perform as The Pine Hill Project. Lucy also has toured and recorded an album as part of Red Horse with her Red House Records labelmates Eliza Gilkyson and John Gorka. An in-demand harmony singer, Lucy may be heard on albums by such artists as Bryan Ferry, Nanci Griffith and Suzanne Vega, while her luminous voice has been featured in films and on television. She also sings on tribute albums to Greg Brown and Bob Dylan. Lucy Kaplansky has previously wowed FMSH audiences. Join us as we welcome her back to help celebrate our 50th anniversary.
  • Thu, May 17th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details
  • Sun, May 20th, 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.
  • Sat, June 2nd, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Since 1999, James Maddock’s boldly vulnerable songwriting, honeyed rasp, and distinct folk and Americana aesthetic have garnered acclaim from icons, peers, and taste-making media outlets like NPR, American Songwriter Magazine, Relix Magazine, and CMT Edge. “James Maddock possesses the kind of lived-in, craggy voice that would sound authoritative if he were singing the sports pages,” notes Relix. “Fortunately, he doesn’t need to do that because his compositional skills are a match for his delivery.” His consistency as a recording artist and a captivating live performer has attracted a devoted fan-base.
  • Sun, June 10th, 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.
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