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2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival The Murphy Beds

About This Event:

Stalwarts of the NYC traditional music scene, Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.

The Murphy Beds

Stalwarts of the NYC traditional music scene, Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.

Eamon O’Leary started playing Irish music while growing up in Dublin, and moved to New York City in the early 90’s, performing with many of the greats of Irish music. In 2004 he and fiddler Patrick Ourceau released the album Live at Mona’s. Recent collaborations include The Alt with John Doyle and Nuala Kennedy, and The Immigrant Band, a joint old-time and Irish endeavor with John Doyle, John Herrmann, and Rafe and Clelia Stefanini.

Jefferson Hamer is a gifted guitarist, songwriter, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. He has recorded albums with Sarah Jarosz, Anais Mitchell, Session Americana, Kristin Andreassen, JKLOL, Laura Cortese, and many others. In 2013, he and Anais Mitchell won a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Child Ballads, a collection of new adaptations of English and Scottish folk songs.

The New Yorker wrote, “with crispy guitar licks and geographic lyrics about a wandering worker... it reminds me of Woody Guthrie’s Columbia River song series.”

The Murphy Beds
The Murphy Beds

A Folk Festival Event!

Included with admission to our 2022 Susquehanna Folk Festival August 12-14 at the York Expo Center.

Where & When:

The Murphy Beds in concert

Main Stage on Saturday
12:20 pm - 1:20 pm

The Murphy Beds in concert

Main Stage on Saturday
5:40 pm - 6:40 pm

Guitar Workshop with Jefferson Hamer

New Roots Stage on Saturday
3:00 pm - 4 pm

COVID precautions

COVID policy for the festival will be determined in early August. While we all hope that summer brings an end to COVID protocols, 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.