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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

12/15/16 – Hard Luck Café – Aly Tadros + Steven Pelland
1/7/17 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily
1/19/17 – Hard Luck Café – The Guthrie Brothers present ‘Scarborough Fair”
A Simon & Garfunkel Experience
2/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cliff Eberhardt and special guest Louise Mosrie
2/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Jon Shain & Jessy Tomsko
3/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Joe Crookston
3/16/17 – Hard Luck Café – Cosy Sheridan
4/1/17 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
4/20/17 – Hard Luck Café – Ladybird + The End of America
5/6/17 – First Saturday Concert – Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
5/18/17 – Hard Luck Café – The Young Novelists + TBD
6/3/17 – First Saturday Concert – TBA
6/15/17 – Hard Luck Café – TBD

Upcoming Events

  • Sun, December 11th, 2016, 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, December 15th, 2016, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Steven Pelland, a native of Fall River, Massachusetts, began his musical journey at the early age of seven, learning accordion and organ. His father, a professional guitarist and vocalist, inspired him to study electric bass and voice during his teens. At 19, Steven graduated from the Modern School of Music and began freelancing as a bassist on Boston’s jazz scene. During the past several decades, Steven has written hundreds of songs – 12 of which appear on his recent CD, These Days. A finger-style guitarist and vocalist, he cites Jackson Browne, Dougie MacLean, James Taylor and Johannes Sebastian Bach among his influences. A touring artist, Steven showcased his talents during last summer’s Huntington Folk Festival and at regional conferences of Folk Alliance International. (stevenpellandmusic.com) Aly Tadros, a native of Laredo, Texas, who now calls Brooklyn home, is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, ukulele and vilhuela). Her music fuses folk, pop, Mexican and Middle Eastern influences. “It’s not your mama’s folk music,” Aly admits. Take the cool tone of Norah Jones, the guttural growl of Fiona Apple, and the unorthodox guitar work of Ani DiFranco – and you’ve got this half-Egyptian/half Texan songwriter who has performed more than 700 shows worldwide since her 2009 debut. A finalist in the prestigious 2016 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters, Aly also showcased her talents during this year’s Huntington Folk Festival. “Her guitar writhes the floor of the mind, haunted by the honesty of her lyrics” (USA Today). She released her latest CD, Hungry Ghost, in November. (alytadros.com)
  • Sat, January 7th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington

    — The Boxcar Lilies—

    The Boxcar Lilies is an Americana trio from Massachusetts that has been wowing audiences with its lovely vocal harmonies since forming in 2009. The group has received accolades for its signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, electric bass, washboard and cajon, Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall and Susan Cattaneo have brought their uniquely warm sound and genuine and charming stage presence to venues and festivals up and down the Eastern seaboard and beyond. Falcon Ridge Folk Festival attendees voted the engaging trio “Most Wanted to Return” artists following the festival’s annual Emerging Artists Showcase in 2013, while The Boxcar Lilies also secured coveted official showcases at International and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conferences and impressed FMSH concertgoers during a previous appearance here.

    — Low Lily—

    Low Lily is a Vermont-based string and vocal trio that explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements, you get music that is rooted yet contemporary. As PopMatters notes, Low Lily has “an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound.” “House Carpenter,” the opening track on the trio’s recent self-titled album, debuted as the most-played song on the international Folk DJ charts. This will be Low Lily’s first LI concert appearance.
  • Thu, January 19th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Sat, February 4th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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Click here for a complete list of all upcoming events.