Dubbed “the new gods of Irish music” and “the hottest Irish acoustic band on the planet”: Lúnasa’s unique sound and complex arrangements have reshaped the boundaries of traditional music and energized audiences the world over. They’re joined by singer and bouzouki player Daoirí Farrell, called “the most important singer to come out of Ireland in recent years” by some of the biggest names in Irish folk music.
Kulkarni Cultural Series presents San Jose Taiko “Rhythm Journey,” a riveting performance that combines synchronized choreography with the empowering rhythms of traditional Japanese drums. This world-class contemporary taiko group was founded in 1973 by young Asian Americans seeking to express their Japanese cultural roots.
Kick off your St. Patrick’s month celebrations with some fantastic Irish fiddling by Nathan Gourley and Laura Feddersen, joined by Baltimore keyboard superstar Matt Mulqueen. For this show, SFMS teams up with Sonas Sessions, a new house concert series in Carlisle, PA from the folks who bring you the Carlisle Irish Session. Matinée concert on
Saturday afternoon, March 9 at Back Porch Brewing in Carlisle.
Wear, play and sing your best Irish at our March jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free.
Sunday afternoon, March 10 at Fort Hunter Barn.
One of Scandinavia’s most visionary musicians: “...an exciting mix of contemporary and traditional fiddle, American old-time and Swedish dance music, folk rock and rockabilly funk... fine fiddling from both sides of the Atlantic.” Lena Jonsson balances a deep knowledge of traditional Swedish folk music with innovative artistic sensibilities, sparkling joy and rock-star charisma. Concert on
Tuesday, March 26 at Fort Hunter.
Tax season blues: bring your favorite blues song to our April jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free.
Sunday afternoon, April 14 at Fort Hunter Barn.
Roots artists who haven't yet hit it big are invited to apply for our Emerging Artist Showcase, a part of this summer's Susquehanna Folk Festival. Applications will be accepted through April 19.
Find out more on our Showcase page.
Caña Dulce y Caña Brava are exceptional performers of son jarocho, a Mexican tradition that combines music, dance and poetry. The group brings a feminine perspective to this historically male-dominated tradition. Evening performance and afternoon workshop on zapateado percussive dance on
Sunday, April 21 at West Shore Theatre.
This trio radiates the joyous energy of Québécois traditional music, with spectacular instrumental work, gorgeous vocal harmonies and exhilerating foot percussion. This will be their third SFMS show, and they have always delighted our audiences. Don't miss this concert!
Thursday, April 25 at UUCY.
Coming together as a duo for the first time, the Haas sisters bring together two brilliant careers and multiple musical worlds. Natalie (cello) is known for her partnership with Alasdair Fraser, Mark O’Connor and others; Brittany (fiddle) for her work with Darol Anger, Crooked Still, Hawktail and more. It’s a collab that’s been a lifetime in the making! Concert on
Wednesday, May 1 at Zoetropolis.
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. Interested in performing? Apply now! FREE Coffeehouse concert on
Saturday, May 11 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg.
Bring one of your Mom's favorite tunes to our May jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free.
Sunday afternoon, May 12 at Fort Hunter Barn.
The Susquehanna Folk Festival returns on the second weekend of August with world-class performers and hands-on fun. Join us at the Appell Center in downtown York, PA for a full weekend of live music, dancing, jams, workshops and more. Details coming soon!
Up-and-coming roots musicians are in the spotlight in our annual Emerging Artist Showcase, one of the highlights of our summer festival and always a fun event. Applications are now open!
Apply by Friday, April 19