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

Spring 2022 Calendar

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Thu, March 3 - The Klezmatics at Kulkarni

The Klezmatics at Kulkarni Harrisburg
Joyously unconventional Eastern European Jewish music, steeped in tradition and spirituality while incorporating contemporary lyrical themes, world rhythms, jazz and punk in a mix that's wild, mystical, provocative, reflective, and ecstatically danceable.

The deadline to reserve a discounted SFMS ticket is past, but tickets are still available through PSH's box office. IN PERSON concert (and also live-streamed!) on Thursday, March 3 at Penn State Harrisburg's Kulkarni Theatre. MORE

Sun, March 6 - Téada

Téada York
International touring artists return to our stage!!   Téada (meaning “strings” in the Irish language) revels in the vibrant traditional music of Ireland. “If there is a better new band on the Emerald Isle, they must be very, very good,” Scotland's Edinburgh Evening News wrote of Téada's 2003 debut album. LIVE IN PERSON! Sun, March 6 at The Studio, Appell Center for the Performing Arts in York. MORE

Sat, March 26 - Tannahill Weavers

Tannahill Weavers Harrisburg
One of Scotland's premier trad bands! Their fiery instrumentals, rich vocals, tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Winnipeg Free Press says, “The music may be pure old time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.” LIVE IN PERSON! Sat, March 26 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Sat, April 2 - A Run For the Arts

A Run For the Arts Harrisburg
TEAM SUSQUEHANNA FOLK is "Running for the Arts" in the Capital 10‑Miler, and we need your support! This race benefits many local arts organizations including SFMS. Our goal is to raise $1000 to fund future programming. Sponsor our run, or come out to cheer us on. Saturday morning, April 2 on the riverfront in downtown Harrisburg. MORE

Sat, April 9 - The Honey Dewdrops

The Honey Dewdrops Harrisburg
Acoustic Americana with gorgeous vocal harmonies. Baltimore Magazine says, “their sincere, stripped-down songwriting is just the kind of music we need more of. This music is sweet to the ears, easy on the heart, and will stick in your mind for some time to come.” LIVE IN PERSON! Sat, April 9 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Mon, April 25 - Ireland Trip Info Session

Ireland Trip Info Session Ireland!
Come to Ireland with us this fall! SFMS is planning a musical tour of the Emerald Isle, and we're hosting an online info session on Monday, April 25 at 7pm on Zoom. MORE

On our professionally led tour, immerse yourself in the Cork Folk Festival, enjoy the spectacular scenery of Dingle and Connemara, explore the city of Dublin, and visit lots of heritage and historical sites. Oh, and did we mention music? Travel dates: September 25 to October 6. MORE

Wed, April 27 - Dom Flemons - FREE TO MEMBERS!

Dom Flemons - FREE TO MEMBERS! Harrisburg
With a repertoire that spans over a hundred years of early American popular music, Dom Flemons calls himself “The American Songster.” SFMS audiences have loved his stellar musicianship on multiple instruments, his personable stage presence, and the depth of knowledge he shares about the Black American experience through music. LIVE IN PERSON! Wed, April 27 at the WITF Public Media Center, Harrisburg. MORE
Become a member today and see this concert for free!

Fri, May 6 - Give Local York

Give Local York Online
Support the Susquehanna Folk Festival and help keep the music coming! Donate online on May 6 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And join us for an in-person jam that evening at Collusion Tap Works in York. GIVE ONLINE ALL DAY Friday, May 6. MORE

Sat, May 7 - The Kennedys

The Kennedys Harrisburg
Folk duo Pete and Maura Kennedy blend country, bluegrass, Western swing and janglepop in a joyous musical mashup that stretches from New York's East Village to Austin, Texas. At well over a million miles of roadwork, and now over 100 pandemic-easing weekly livestreams, they show no signs of slowing down in any way. LIVE IN PERSON! Sat, May 7 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, May 15 - Spring Coffee House

Spring Coffee House Spring Coffee House Spring Coffee House Spring Coffee House Harrisburg
Join us for a FREE evening coffeehouse in the lovely historic Fort Hunter Centennial Barn. Please be generous in supporting local musicians!

First up, our own Joe Cooney steps away from the emcee mike and joins Dan Gierhart onstage for a fun set of classic rock, folk, country, and blues as the Joe Cooney and Friends duo. Up next, traditional Irish singers Seamus Carmichael and Matt Ward will regale us with their vast store of comic and serious, modern and traditional songs.

After a brief intermission, The Buc Hill Aces will rev us up again with high energy Appalachian fiddle/banjo music from the 1800s to 1930s. Kimo Todd wraps up the evening with mellow Hawaiian traditional songs and instrumentals.

Come on out for some terrific live local music! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sunday, May 15 (*6pm*) at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Fri, May 20 - Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves

Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves Harrisburg
One of the most celebrated duos on the American Roots Music scene! Allison and Tatiana put a richly original spin on old traditions, with authentic vocals, intricate clawhammer banjo and explosive fiddling. Don't miss these two rising stars, LIVE IN PERSON!
     Be there at 7 for an opening set by 2021 SFMS Emerging Artist Tanner Bingaman. Fri, May 20 on the Gallery Stage at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE