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Central Pennsylvania's grass-roots voice for folk music and dance!

Winter 2021 Events

Sun, November 1 - Fall Coffee House

Fall Coffee House Online

Our 2020 Virtual Coffee House mini-series debuts with three performers joining us over the airwaves for an afternoon matinée show: Paul Wegmann & Beth Greenberg, Chris Purcell, and Paulette & Russ Matthews. Our own Joe Cooney emcees. Livestream Coffeehouse concert on Sunday afternoon, Nov 1. MORE

Sat, November 14 - Del Rey Concert & Workshop

Del Rey Concert & Workshop Online

West Coast blues guitar and ukulele queen Del Rey has a distinctive fingerpicking style that makes her solo instruments sound like a whole band. Her online concert on Nov 14 offers inspiration for a 2-part virtual workshop on fingerpicking the ukulele, the next day. Live-stream concert on Saturday, November 14. MORE

Sun, November 15 - Del Rey Ukulele Workshop

Del Rey Ukulele Workshop Online

Want to play like Del Rey? Join her for an online workshop to take that first step. She's provided a lesson video for participants to study and practice before the workshop, so everyone can get the most from the face-to-face session. Zoom workshop on Sunday afternoon, November 15.

Sat, November 21 - David Jacobs-Strain

David Jacobs-Strain Online

...with special guest Bob Beach. David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He's known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. Join us for a LIVE virtual concert and conversation. Live-stream concert on Saturday, Nov 21. MORE

Sun, December 6 - Jewish Musical Traditions: a Virtual Residency

Jewish Musical Traditions: a Virtual Residency Online

Four FREE workshops exploring Klezmer, the mesmerizing musical tradition of the Ashkenazi Jews of Eastern Europe. Five groundbreaking female Klezmer musicians from around the country join in this virtual residency: Susan Leviton (vocals), Lauren Brody (accordion, vocals), Cookie Segelstein (violin), Ilene Stahl (clarinet), and Susan Watts (trumpet, vocals). Four virtual workshops on Sunday, December 6. MORE

Dec 6, 10 am - Residency Session 1

The Klezmer Awakening: A Conversation with Two Musicians. Join folklorist Amy Skillman for a conversation with violinist Cookie Segelstein and clarinetist Ilene Stahl exploring the revival of Klezmer music in the US, the aesthetics of the tradition, and the relationship of the sound to both secular and spiritual identity. The first of 4 sessions in our Jewish Musical Traditions Virtual Residency. MORE

Dec 6, 11:15 am - Residency Session 2

Sing Out! Bring Your Voices and Instruments. An opportunity to learn by singing, playing along, or just listening as we explore several songs under the umbrella of Jewish music, both traditional and newly composed. With Lauren Brody and Susan Leviton. The second of 4 sessions in our Jewish Musical Traditions Virtual Residency. MORE

Dec 6, 1:15 pm - Residency Session 3

Klezmer Suffrage: An Interview with Women in Jewish Music. Lauren Brody, Susan Leviton, Cookie Segelstein and Ilene Stahl, along with moderator Susan Hoffman Watts, share the extraordinary and diverse family histories and personal journeys of five women who have crafted lives in Jewish music. The third of 4 sessions in our Jewish Musical Traditions Virtual Residency. MORE

Dec 6, 3 pm - Residency Session 4

“Whose Song is This?” The Wonders of Song Migration. All of the musicians contribute to a whirlwind exploration of how the tangled roots of songs lead to the widest variety of musical expression over time, geography, and even political boundaries! This session will culminate in finale performances to cap a great day of musical exploration. The final session in our Jewish Musical Traditions Virtual Residency. MORE

Sun, December 13 - John McCutcheon - MEMBER CONCERT!

John McCutcheon - MEMBER CONCERT! Online

We're celebrating OUR MEMBERS with a special free concert! Master folk musician John McCutcheon is admired around the globe, and Susquehanna Folks love to see him on our concert schedule. This concert is not available to the general public. SFMS Members, if you have not received your invitation, please reach out to us. Live-streamed concert on Sunday, December 13. MORE

Sun, January 17 - Reggie Harris

Reggie Harris Online

Songs of Joy, Hope, and Freedom: a 60-minute all-ages program showcasing African American culture and history through music. Reggie Harris's effervescently humorous and hopeful presence carries a message of joy, unity, tolerance, and peace through the powerful medium of live music. Presented in partnership with York County Libraries. Live-stream all-ages program on Sunday afternoon, January 17. MORE

Sun, January 24 - Community Sing with Windborne

Community Sing with Windborne Online

“We believe that singing can bring communities together,” say these fantastic young singers, and what better time than now. Sing and discuss a selection of songs (in four part harmony!) including each song’s origins and relevance to today’s times. We can’t gather to sing together, but with participants muted, even shy singers can join in! Sing along at home via Zoom, late Sunday afternoon, January 24. MORE

Sun, January 24 - Windborne in Concert

Windborne in Concert Online

Described as "a feast of a cappella harmony", this quartet of young singers from New England revels in the rich singing traditions of Eastern Europe and North America. After the afternoon's Community Sing, join them for an evening livestream concert on Sunday, January 24. MORE