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Presenting fine traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania since 1985

Monthly Jams & Song Swaps

(no jam in March 2023)
Second Sundays, October thru May
1-4 pm at Fort Hunter Barn

About This Event:

Join us at Fort Hunter Barn for an afternoon each month to make music and share songs. Everyone is welcome: singers, players and listeners; beginners to experts; young and old. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!

Bring your instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.

Montage of photos from a Susquehanna Folk jam in 2019. TOP LEFT: a bearded young man playing fiddle, with guitar and mandolin players in the background. TOP RIGHT: a gray-haired man playing pennywhistle. CENTER: accordion player, banjo player and guitarist, all older people. BOTTOM: wide-angle shot showing 16+ folk musicians sitting in a large oval, filling the room at Fort Hunter. They're playing a variety of instruments, including guitars, banjos, and a hammered dulcimer.

Join us at Fort Hunter Barn for an afternoon each month to make music and share songs. Everyone is welcome: singers, players and listeners; beginners to experts; young and old. Folk music is at its best when made by hand and shared among friends — so drag that ukulele out of the closet and join in!

Bring your instruments, ears, voices, and (if you wish) snacks to share. Copies of song words and/or guitar chords help others play and sing along.

We get all kinds of instruments at SFMS jams. This 2019 video features fiddler Chad Snyder playing "Danny Boy" along with Daniel T Worley on... a saw!

"Danny Boy" played on... a saw!

Second Sundays

Usually the second Sunday of the month, October through May, from 1pm to 4pm.

  • October 15, 2023
  • November 12, 2023
  • December 10, 2023
  • January 14, 2024
  • February 11, 2024
  • March 10, 2024
  • April 14, 2024
  • May 12, 2024

Venues

Fort Hunter Barn

5300 N. Front St, Harrisburg, PA 17110

The Fort Hunter Centennial Barn is a few miles north of Harrisburg, and wheelchair friendly.

Hands-On Folk

Susquehanna Folk brings folk music off the stage and into your hands, presenting coffeehouses, monthly jam sessions, workshops with master performers, and more. See more Hands-On Folk events...

Questions?

Call, text, or leave a message at (717) 745-6577.