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

10/18 – Hard Luck Café – The Kennedys
11/3 – First Saturday Concert – Tom Chapin & the Chapin Sisters
11/15 – Hard Luck Café – Jesse Terry + Rachael Kilgour
12/1 – First Saturday Concert – FMSH Members Invitational Showcase featuring Cassandra House, Joe Iadanza, Nico Padden, Steve Robinson, and Toby Tobias
4/6 – First Saturday Concert – Cheryl Wheeler
4/18/2019 – Hard Luck Café – “The Everly Set” Sean Altman & Jack Skuller
6/1/2019 – First Saturday Concert – Susan Werner

Upcoming Events

  • Thu, October 18th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1
    Folk Music Society of Huntington’s Hard Luck Café series @ the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Ave., Huntington) features the popular folk-rock and Americana duo The Kennedys. At well over a million miles of roadwork, including two stints as members of Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra, Pete and Maura Kennedy show no signs of slowing down either on the road or in the creative realm. Life on the road and time spent in the creative ecosystem of New York’s East Village have informed their songwriting over the course of 14 duo albums and half a dozen side projects, and Safe Until Tomorrow, its May 2018 release, is true to that tradition. What sets the album apart is the inclusion of several anthemic, rocking songs of social consciousness that convey a strong message best summed up in one of the song titles: “Be Silent No More.” The 8:30 p.m. concert is preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 ($10 for Cinema or FMSH members) at the box office.
  • Sat, November 3rd, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    In the long, rich history of family groups in American roots music, the Chapins have a special place. Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Tom Chapin, who previously performed for FMSH a few years ago, returns to share the stage with The Chapin Sisters -- the singer-songwriter duo comprised of his daughters Lily and Abigail. In this rare joint performance, they will sing their own original and traditional songs, as well as classics by Tom’s brother and their uncle, the late Harry Chapin. Selections from their respective recent releases, At The Turning Point and Ferry Boat, will be featured during the evening.

    Hailed as “one of the great personalities in contemporary folk music” by The New York Times, Tom Chapin’s illustrious career spans five decades, 26 albums and three Grammys. He has covered an incredible amount of creative ground – maintaining two long and productive parallel musical vocations, both as a respected contemporary folk artist and a pioneer in the field of children’s music. Earlier this year, Tom was named Best Male Artist in the 2018 International Acoustic Music Awards.

    Making music that a critic for The New York Times lauded as “tantalizingly close to beauty,” The Chapin Sisters carry on a proud family musical legacy. Since 2005, the sisters have garnered critical acclaim by forging a distinctive musical imprint in which they “wed lilting voices, dynamically complex vocal harmonies, and folk-influenced melodies to dark, wryly sarcastic lyrical content,” notes Amazon.com in an editorial review.

    Donations of canned and other non-perishable food items will be collected for Long Island Cares - The Harry Chapin Food Bank.
  • Sun, November 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.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" and "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.
  • Thu, November 15th, 2018, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Cinema 1
    Check back later for details
  • Sat, December 1st, 2018, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    FMSH Members Invitational Showcase featuring Cassandra House, Joe Iadanza, Nico Padden, Steve Robinson, and Toby Tobias
Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.