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.
Message from the President of FMSH
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. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prompted the cancelation of our concerts beginning in mid-March 2020 and prevents us from hosting in-person concerts for the forseeable future, we recognize the importance of music in these challenging times and believe that the show must go on-line.
In the fall of 2020, we resumed both our monthly First Saturday Concerts — as well as the Hard Luck Café series that we present on the third Thursday of each month in partnership with our friends at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre — in the form of livestreams.
Unlike our concerts at the Congregational Church of Huntington and the Cinema Arts Centre, there are no admission fees for our online concerts. However, tips for the artists — who have lost many gigs and are unable to tour due to the ongoing health crisis — would be most appreciated. Information will appear on your screen during the livestreams.
Please also consider supporting these and other artists, whose music so enriches our lives, by buying their CDs and other merchandise via their websites. Follow your favorites on Facebook and check their websites for more information. In addition, a number of Facebook groups and pages have also been launched that welcome artists and presenters to post their livestreaming concerts and/or information about them. To view a descriptive listing of a few select Facebook groups and pages — as well as websites — that include livestreaming concerts, click HERE.
Please follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization, and our state and local officials; care for each other; and stay home, safe and healthy. Sincerely, Michael Kornfeld President FMSH Board of Directors
Michael Kornfeld (President)
on behalf of the
Folk Music Society of Huntington
Board of Directors
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Canadian artists The Gilberts and Angela Saini are the featured performers during the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s virtual Hard Luck Café concert series, held in partnership with the Cinema Arts Centre, on Thursday night, May 20. They will showcase their talents live from 8-9:30 p.m. via FMSH’s YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnJ9zJQXl2ml128-TIPRFLg/about) and Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FMSHLongIsland).Find out more »