The Folk Music Society of Huntington is proud to ally with these local organizations and events that support contemporary and traditional folk musicianship:
Island Songwriter’s Showcase
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
The LONG ISLAND FINGERSTYLE GUITAR CLUB
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.
As its name implies, Songwriters of Long Island aims to support and showcase talented Long Island area songwriters. Bimonthly songwriter showcases are currently taking place online and are viewable via the Songwriters of Long Island Facebook group @ http://www.facebook.com/groups/564461867477472 — a social media platform on which members are also invited to upload or post their songs (including audio/video links). J. Peter Hansen, a LI-based singer-songwriter, leads the group.