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!

  • Sat, Jun 3rd, 2017 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Since his emergence on the Boston music scene in 1990, Ellis Paul has earned accolades, awards, and a large fan base in recognition of his well-crafted songs, his high-energy stage presence, and his distinctive voice. As Kristian Bush, of the duo Sugarland, has said: “Ellis has a voice that is so powerful you know who it is the second he comes through your radio.” Now celebrating 25 years on the road, Ellis Paul has played some 5,000 shows – gracing stages at the Newport Folk Festival, Carnegie Hall, and clubs and coffeehouses the world-over. A prolific songwriter, he’s penned more than 500 songs. “His songs are literate, provocative and urbanely romantic.” (Scott Alarik, The Boston Globe). He’s recorded and released 20 albums, while his music has also been featured in a number of Hollywood film soundtracks – including several by the Farrelly Brothers – as well as commercials, documentaries and TV shows. "Despite his success and sense of history, Mr. Paul remains an artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times

  • Sun, Jun 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...

  • Tue, Jun 13th, 2017 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    Bill Shelley of Shelley Archives Inc. presents a Music Legends Live educational lecture with film clips on The Folk Movement of the 1960s and 1970s at the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington). FMSH is pleased to co-sponsor this special event, and its members will be afforded the same discount as Cinema members when purchasing tickets. Besides the tradition of preserving the songs of anonymous composers whose work was passed on from generation to generation, the folksinger-songwriters of the 1960s and 1970s added their own voices and stories to the folk tradition. From personal stories to political protests, these artists challenged our minds, entertained us, and recorded our history. With guitars in hand, they ruled the coffee houses and airwaves with their songs and struck a nerve with the younger generation. This program will feature filmed performances of such leading contributors to this genre as Phil Ochs, Cat Stevens, Jim Croce, Gordon Lightfoot, Don McLean, Janis Ian, Melanie, Steeleye Span, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, among others.

  • Thu, Jun 15th, 2017 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
    The Levins are a New York-based, harmony driven acoustic folk-rock duo who seek to make the world a happier place through their warm, spirited and uplifting music without skating over the complexities of life. Ira and Julia Levin are singer-songwriters who perform their original material with guitar and piano accompaniment, using unexpected harmonies and musical arrangements that make their songs both engaging and infectious. Says WFUV’s John Platt: “The Levins speak to our better selves with their crystalline harmonies and uplifting lyrics.” The duo had a coveted Formal Showcase at the 2016 Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA) Conference and won the 2011 Connecticut Folk Festival Songwriting Contest. (www.thelevinsmusic.com) Christine Sweeney is a young bluesy pop musician and singer-songwriter who has been active on the Long Island music scene for a decade. With a voice as powerful as it is sweet, she deftly handles poppy and playful without sacrificing genuine emotion. Her writing style is focused heavily on the feel of the lyrics, but the underlying music structure reveals that she’s no stranger to complexities in harmonies as well. Christine cites Joni Mitchell, Regina Spektor, John Mayer, Rilo Kelly and KT Tunstall among her influences. Her sometimes gritty, occasionally sugary vocals soar over her rhythmic guitar playing. (www.christinesweeney.com)

  • Sat, Jun 24th, 2017 12:00pm
    at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
    The American Roots Music Festival at Caramoor is an annual day-long family-friendly celebration of acoustic music. Set on 90 acres of gardens and Italianate architecture in Katonah, Westchester County, NY – 40 miles northeast of New York City — the Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts is well known for its summer music festivals. The Folk Music Society of Huntington is delighted to again be a Cultural Partner of the festival and will have a presence there. “Caramoor is a nature paradise and the music takes place in several locations on the grounds so that folks can experience some of the environmental beauty as well,” says Maggi Landau, the festival organizer. She notes that during the daytime artists will be performing acoustic, unplugged sets in the Sunken Garden – “a quiet grove with the audience sitting on the ground literally at the feet of the artist” – as well as on the larger Friends Field. An evening concert featuring Rhiannon Giddens and Sarah Jarosz will take place inside the Venetian Theater, for which there is reserved seating. Daytime performers include The Mammals (featuring Mike & Ruthy), River Whyless, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Michaela Anne, Kaia Kater, Spuyten Duyvil, Anthony da Costa, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, The Brother Brothers, Eddie Barbash Band, and NERFA presents Young Folk featuring Brian Dunne and more artists TBA. $25 daytime only tickets (excluding the evening performances) and full-festival tickets, priced at $30-$90 (including reserved seating for the evening concert), may be ordered by visiting www.caramoor.org. Attendees are advised to bring their own lawn chairs for the daytime performances. Although food and beverages will be available for purchase, folks also can bring their own and enjoy picnicking on Caramoor’s spacious lawns.

  • Sat, Jul 29th, 2017 12:00pm
    at
    Huntington Folk Festival Check back later for details

  • Sat, Oct 7th, 2017 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Thu, Oct 19th, 2017 7:30pm
    at Cinema Arts Centre - Sky Room
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  • Sat, Nov 4th, 2017 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
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  • Sat, Dec 2nd, 2017 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    Performers: Sharon Goldman, Lara Herscovitch, Sloan Wainwright, Trina Hamlin, Amy Soucy, Ronda Dale and Lisa Redfern. Check back later for more details

  • Sat, Apr 7th, 2018 7:30pm
    at The Congregational Church of Huntington
    The Boxcar Lilies is an Americana trio from Massachusetts that has been wowing audiences with its lovely vocal harmonies since forming in 2009. The group has received accolades for its signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring spine-tingling, innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Accompanying themselves on guitar, electric bass, washboard and cajon, Jenny Goodspeed, Stephanie Marshall and Susan Cattaneo have brought their uniquely warm sound and genuine and charming stage presence to venues and festivals up and down the Eastern seaboard and beyond. Falcon Ridge Folk Festival attendees voted the engaging trio “Most Wanted to Return” artists following the festival’s annual Emerging Artists Showcase in 2013, while The Boxcar Lilies also secured coveted official showcases at International and Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conferences and impressed FMSH concertgoers during a previous appearance here.

    — Low Lily —

    Low Lily is a Vermont-based string and vocal trio that explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals and guitar) Flynn Cohen (vocals, guitar, and mandolin) and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals and fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. When you combine this with stellar composition skills and inventive arrangements, you get music that is rooted yet contemporary. As PopMatters notes, Low Lily has “an incredible knack for putting a little pop twist on a traditional folk/Americana sound.” “House Carpenter,” the opening track on the trio’s recent self-titled album, debuted as the most-played song on the international Folk DJ charts. This will be Low Lily’s first LI concert appearance.