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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

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 + Whispering Tree
6/3/17 – First Saturday Concert – Ellis Paul
6/15/17 – Hard Luck Café – TBD
6/24/17 – American Roots Music Festival @ Caramoor in Katonah, NY (FMSH is a Cultural Partner)
7/29/17 – Huntington Folk Festival – Heckscher Park, Huntington
10/7/17 – First Saturday Concert – Huntington’s Own – Three Generations: Lois Morton, Annie Mark, Kirsten Maxwell
10/19/17 – Hard Luck Café – Freddy & Francine
11/4/17 – First Saturday Concert – Susan Werner
12/2/17 – First Saturday Concert – Lilith Fair 20th Anniversary Tribute
1/6/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
2/3/18 – First Saturday Concert – TBD
4/7/18 – First Saturday Concert – The Boxcar Lilies + Low Lily

Upcoming Events

  • Sat, May 6th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Cassie and Maggie MacDonald encompass everything you could ask for in a musical act; their talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. “Exciting and innovative” (Trad Connect), they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Nova Scotia Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music -- bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies. Equally at home playing tunes passed down through generations of musicians, as seamlessly weaving themes from the Moonlight Sonata into sets of surefire reels, Cassie and Maggie are turning heads wherever they go. And the music community has taken note. They “are among the top musical acts in demand on the Irish/Americana/Canadian scene,” according to Irish Music Magazine. “Be it their foot percussion accompanying driving Nova Scotian sets, their perfect blend of sibling harmonies, added to a stunning interplay on various instruments, a musical evening spent with Cassie and Maggie is a great night, altogether.” Named as Live Ireland Radio’s New Group and Female Vocalists of the Year, as well as Galaxie Radio Rising Stars, and Emerging Artists of the Year by Chicago’s Irish American News, Cassie and Maggie have also been nominees for numerous other awards. The MacDonald sisters have graced stages across Canada and Europe and made forays into the U.S., where they impressed audiences at the Milwaukee Irish Festival and the Philadelphia Folk Festival, among others. This will be their Long Island debut.
  • Sun, May 7th, 2017, 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...
  • Thu, May 18th, 2017, 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Two husband-and-wife duos share the bill.

    — The Young Novelists —

    Toronto-based The Young Novelists are known for their beautiful harmonies and songs culled from their small-town roots. Think Johnny & June meets Shovels & Rope. Sharing a passion for storytelling, Graydon James and Laura Spink sing songs about small towns, redemption, love and loss. Since the release of their second full-length album, made us strangers, they have been touring Canada and the U.S. relentlessly, earning accolades wherever they go. They were recognized as Emerging Artists of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, won the Grassy Hill Songwriting Competition at the 2015 Connecticut Folk Festival, and were recently named as finalists in the NewSong Contest. The Young Novelists also earned coveted official showcases at the Folk Alliance International Conference, as well as at those of its northeast and southeast regional affiliates (NERFA and SERFA).

    — The Whispering Tree —

    At the heart of The Whispering Tree are singer-songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Beacon, NY-based Franco-American duo has been captivating audiences since meeting at music school in London in 2004. Full of imagery and stories of the human condition, The Whispering Tree’s songwriting is the backbone of its moody and melodic folk-rock sound and has been heavily influenced by the duo’s travels abroad. Named as first-place winners in the 2010 Songdoor International Songwriting Competition, The Whispering Tree are finalists in the 2017 Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Competition. Eleanor also was recently named as a finalist in The Philadelphia Songwriters Project’s songwriting contest. The duo has had coveted official showcases at NERFA conferences and has twice performed in the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s Emerging Artist Showcase.
  • Sat, June 3rd, 2017, 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Check back later for details
  • Sun, June 11th, 2017, 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...
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