The Folk Music Society of Huntington is proud to ally with these local organizations and events that support contemporary and traditional folk musicianship:
The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers, who get together to share and develop their passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Their goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same. At the heart of the ISS is the Songwriter’s Workshop. This is an opportunity for anyone to present an original song to a group of serious songwriters and get helpful and experienced feedback.
The workshops are held on the first Monday of every month (except holidays and bad weather) 7:30 – 11:00 PM, at Five Towns College, Room 217 (usually), Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY
BACCA invites all to make music and have fun. Bring an acoustic instrument or your singing voice. All are welcome. Local songwriters perform some of their music first and then everyone joins in for a jam. A monthly series that brings together some of Long Island’s most talented musicians and songwriters.
Things really heat up when the participants jump in with a vast and eclectic repertoire of songs that range from folk to rock to country to ‘60s pop to … well, you get the idea. Just don’t expect perfection – folks at this jam like to stretch out, take chances or wing it with a new song that they’ve never played before (we may also have a few less experienced players). Please join this fast-paced afternoon that celebrates musical spontaneity and the songwriting craft in a setting that brings musicians and music lovers closer together than ever!
The swaps are held on the third Sunday of every month (except holidays and bad weather) 1:00 – 5:00 PM, at 149 N. Wellwood Avenue, Lindenhurst, NY 11757 NY
The Long Island Fingerstyle Guitar Club provides a forum for fingerstyle guitarists of all levels to network, swap and play songs, and learn more about the acoustic guitar during monthly meetings/workshops and open mics.
Events generally take place on the second Wednesday of the month at the Westbury Friends Community Center.