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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
9/18 – Miles to Dayton + Anna Dagmar(with Preddice Family String Quartet)
10/4 – Boxcar Lilies
10/16 – Jesse Terry & Kat Quinn
11/1 – The Kennedys
11/20 – Libby Koch & Manitoba Hal
12/18 – Bob Westcott Holiday Revue
1/15 – The New Students

Upcoming Events

  • Thu, September 18th, 2014, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Miles to Dayton is a Long Island-based family band whose music brings a high-energy message of love that strikes audiences on a personal level. M2D blends elements of folk, rock, classical music and funk with four-part vocal harmony, clever songwriting, improvisational violin and cello, and an infectious rhythm section, At the heart of their unique marriage of musical styles lies a real-life marriage: vocalist Krista Preddice shares the microphone with her husband Jonathan, the principal songwriter for the group – who also shines on guitar, cello, accordion and trumpet. Bassist Dave March (Krista’s brother) and violinist Leanne Strom (John’s sister) add depth to the vocal harmonies, while their bass and violin provide sonic bookends for the band’s signature sound. Drummer Brian Kroll further propels the group’s music with an exciting and funky edge. M2D has performed at venues and festivals throughout the New York metropolitan area. The group’s first performance for the Hard Luck Café was a rousing success – prompting a return engagement. Anna Dagmar is a New York City-based pianist, arranger and singer-songwriter whose influences range from Joni Mitchell to Billy Joel and Leonard Bernstein. A graduate of the Eastman School of Music, where she developed an interest in orchestration, Anna is a versatile performer whose music weaves together elements of folk, pop, jazz, classical and musical theatre. She won a Gold Prize (first place) in the Mid-Atlantic Songwriting Contest for “We Were Children” (2011), was named a finalist in the Kerrville New Folk Competition and the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase (2012), and was selected to join the Advanced BMI Musical Theatre Writing Workshop last year. “In a world overpopulated with guitar-playing folksingers, Dagmar is pursuing a different path – writing piano-based songs that evoke the best of Judy Collins or the musical theater.” – John Platt, host of Sunday Breakfast on WFUV. The Preddice Family String Quartet (Phil Preddice, Alisa Rabbit, Leanne Strom and Jon Preddice) will accompany Anna as she performs her original songs arranged for piano and strings.
  • Sat, October 4th, 2014, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, concert ukulele, bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard. The Boxcar Lilies “bring energy, improvisation and a charming presence to the stage each night. Anyone with an ear for folk or luscious harmonies will enjoy these women.” - Zak Jason, Cape Cod Times
  • Sun, October 12th, 2014, 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. These free Sunday afternoon events -- affording mostly amateur musicians and singers of all experience levels an opportunity to play, sing and hone their skills with others – will take place from 1-4 p.m.
  • Thu, October 16th, 2014, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Check back later for details.
  • Sat, November 1st, 2014, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci's latest CD. On their own recent release, "Closer Than You Know," the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, that is both soothing and urgent.
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