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Spring Coffeehouse

Sunday, May 15, 2022 6-9 pm (EARLY!) at Fort Hunter Barn - FREE!

About This Event:

Our Coffee House mini-series returns to Fort Hunter Barn — IN PERSON!

Joe Cooney and Friends

Joe Cooney (right) and Friends

Seamus Carmichael

Seamus Carmichael

The Buc Hill Aces

The Buc Hill Aces

Kimo Todd

Kimo Todd

Our Coffee House mini-series returns to Fort Hunter Barn — IN PERSON!

Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience.

Our Spring Coffee House features these local and regional performers (in performance order, with an intermission in the middle):

For the time being, SFMS cannot offer coffee and snacks, but we will have merch, so support your local folkies with tips and CDs purchases! Donations to SFMS to defray our costs are always welcome too. The Barn is accessible and is smoke- and alcohol-free.

Joe Cooney & Friends

Joe Cooney & Friends play fun covers of classic rock, folk, country, and blues. Joe plays guitar and sings with fervor that shakes the stage. Dan Gierhart adds great guitar riffs and extensive music knowledge from many years of performing in bands of all types. This core duo is often joined by other musical friends.

Seamus Carmichael & Matt Ward

Seamus Carmichael is a traditional singer from County Derry, Northern Ireland, with a vast store of songs both traditional and modern, comic and serious. He is an organizer and a regular at local Irish music sessions, and also plays tin whistle and harmonica.

Matthew Ward is another very fine singer of Irish songs, and plays banjo, whistle and harmonica too. Born in New York to parents from County Limerick, he was a pillar of the Irish music scene in Philadelphia before settling in Lancaster many years ago.

The Buc Hill Aces

The Buc Hill Aces play high energy Appalachian fiddle/banjo music from the 1800s to 1930s, as well as gems from such wide-ranging sources as Uncle Dave Macon, Stephen Foster, and Irish and Scottish traditional music. The group is comprised of two married couples: Brian & Nancy Lockman and Glenn & Patty Carson.

Kimo Todd

Kimo Todd is a Hawaiian musician who has spent 30+ years in the hula tradition of music and dance. He began performing in high school and has toured the West Coast, Japan and the East with various hula halau (hula troupes). Now located in Harrisburg, PA, he performs with ukulele, guitar and slack key guitar singing songs in both Hawaiian and English.

Here's Susquehanna Folk's Virtual Coffee House from Spring 2021

FREE Admission!

This season's dates:

  • Sun, November 14, 2021
  • Sat, February 12, 2022
  • Sun, May 15, 2022

In the cozy Fort Hunter Centennial Barn

5300 N. Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

COVID Safety Policy

For the Festival, we will follow CDC recommendations for York County, PA at the time of the festival.

Currently, that means:

  • Vaccination NOT required for admission
    Negative test result NOT required for admission
    Guests may choose to mask at any time
  • Mask-wearing is ENCOURAGED indoors as a courtesy to others but not required
  • Mask-wearing is REQUIRED at Contra Dance and Bal Folk Dance events, at the request of those dance communities
  • If you have symptoms, have tested positive, or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please wear a mask or stay home to protect others.

SFMS is committed to creating a festival that is as safe as possible for visitors, volunteers and artists. Advance ticket purchasers will be notified of policy updates, and the policy will be posted here.

Please check back as needed; our COVID policy will adapt as the situation changes.


Contact Joe Cooney:
jams (at) sfmsfolk.org
or call (717) 599-1181
or leave a message at (717) 745-6577.

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