Upcoming Events

Below is a complete listing of our upcoming events. Click on the Artist name or the “more info & tickets” button to get more details and links for buying advance tickets (when available) using paypal or your major credit card.

You can browse an archive of past events by clicking here.

Lastly, don’t forget that FMSH Members get discounts to all of our ticketed events, so consider an FMSH Membership and support great music today!

  • Thu, Nov 21st, 2019 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Lisa Bastoni and D.B. Rielly, both multiple award-winning singer-songwriers, are the featured performers during the monthly Hard Luck Café series at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington, NY) on Thursday, Nov. 21. Bastoni and Rielly were named as winners of the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition for Emerging Songwriters held in the Texas Hill Country and also showcased their talents during the Huntington Folk Festival this summer. The 8:30 p.m. concert in the cinema’s Sky Room will be preceded by an open mic at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($10 for Cinema Arts Centre and Folk Music Society of Huntington members) and will be available at the door.

    After inheriting her grandmother's guitar and a bag full of handwritten cover songs in 2017, Massachusets-based folk singer Lisa Bastoni returned to music after a 10-year absence. The mother of two had taken a break after spending time busking in Boston after college, but finding her grandmother's lyrics ignited something irresistible inside her: she says she felt the routines of her own life shaking loose.

    Her new release, How We Want to Live, chronicles life changes -- including songs about the dissolution of her marriage and learning to live a new normal -- but more than anything, it finds the songwriter diving deeper into the life she craves. A 2019 Boston Music Award nominee for Folk Artist of the Year, Bastoni also was a grand-prize winner in the 2017 Great American Song Contest, participated in the 2017 Falcon Ridge Emerging Artist Showcase, and secured coveted juried official showcases at the Northeast and Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA and SWRFA) conferences.

    D.B. Rielly is a real American songwriter who sings funny, openhearted, and touching songs with an everyman ease. The New York-based multi-instrumentalist has played live at the famed Montreaux Jazz Festival and at such notable venues as Lincoln Center, Staples Center, and The Apollo Theater. He has performed with B.B. King, The Boston Pops, and Chubby Checker, among others. Rielly has released four full-length albums. His 2018 release, Live from Chester, landed on several radio stations and publications’ annual “Best of” lists -- as did his 2017 release, Live from Long Island City. A top-five winner in the 2012 Great American Song Contest, Rielly also has been a runner-up, finalist or semi-finalist in a number of other songwriting competitions. He promises an “instantaneous cure for all afflictions” and adds: “I personally guarantee that if these here concocted remedies fail to eliminate all the trouble & woe that befall man or beast... I’ll eat a bug.”

  • Sat, Dec 7th, 2019 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Phil Ochs Song Night

    Hosted by: Sonny Ochs — Performers include: Greg Greenway, Reggie Harris, Tom Prasada-Rao, and Pat Wictor

    Phil Ochs was an American troubadour who passionately believed that he and his music could help change the world. Many of his songs became anthems for the anti-war movement during the turbulent 1960s, and his music continues to influence and inspire songwriters today – more than 40 years after his death. Among his best-known songs are “Changes,” “I Ain’t Marching Anymore,” “Small Circle of Friends,” “There But For Fortune,” and “When I’m Gone.”

    Since 1983, Sonny Ochs, Phil’s sister, has been producing Phil Ochs Song Nights that feature talented artists who perform both Phil’s songs and their own to show that the art of topical songwriting is still alive and well. FMSH has presented several of these and is delighted to welcome Sonny Ochs back to host another one.

    The evening’s featured artists are:

    Greg Greenway - Originally from Richmond, VA and based in Massachusetts, Greg is a rare combination of instrumental expertise, a soulful and moving singer, and a powerful poet. He is one of those difficult-to-categorize performers. On guitar, piano, and ukulele, Greg is always surprising. He was 1/3 of Brother Sun, is 1/2 of Deeper Than the Skin, and entirely himself.

    Reggie Harris – Hailing from Philadelphia, Reggie is a songwriter, a storyteller, and a lecturer. Having toured internationally for years with his wife Kim Harris, Reggie is now showing the world his singular solo voice. His songs rise with echoes of the Civil Rights Movement, Pete Seeger and Bernice Johnson Reagon. He also is the other half of Deeper Than the Skin.

    Tom Prasada-Rao – Born in Ethiopia of Indian parents, Tom was raised in the Washington, DC area. He's won multiple Washington Area Music Awards and is a musician's musician. He is a masterful guitar player with a R&B feel. A singer-songwriter, he also plays violin, piano, and a guitar/sitar hybrid.

    Pat Wictor - Born in Venezuela, Pat has lived all over the world but now calls New York home. His otherworldly musicianship has made him a much in-demand studio musician on his passion, the slide guitar. With flowing red hair and Zen-like calm, audiences love his understated presence, his beautiful songs, and the magic of his slide. Pat was one third of Brother Sun.

  • Sun, Dec 8th, 2019 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 each 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. 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" or the new “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.

    The library staff has asked us to stress that amplifiers are NOT permitted at these jams.

    Attendees are also encouraged to visit the Folk Music Society of Huntington’s website at www.fmsh.org for information about our Thursday night and Saturday night concerts. We would love to see you at these concerts.

  • Thu, Dec 19th, 2019 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Sat, Jan 4th, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Sat, Feb 1st, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Sat, Mar 7th, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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    Sat, Apr 4th, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Sat, May 2nd, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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    Sat, Jun 6th, 2020 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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