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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sat, April 10 - Lui Collins

Lui Collins Online

"One of New England's clearest and most distinctive folk voices," singer-songwriter Lui Collins will perform a very special virtual concert that captures the intimacy of a house concert. It can be viewed in HD, immersive 360°, or even Virtual Reality! Musae and River Spirit Music partner with us to bring you this "virtual concert experience" on Saturday, April 10. MORE

Sat, April 17 - Bill and the Belles

Bill and the Belles Online

With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, this Tennessee quartet puts a freewheeling, lighthearted spin on vintage roots music. Live-streamed concert on Saturday afternoon, April 17. MORE

Sun, May 2 - Watkins Family Hour

Watkins Family Hour Online

Siblings Sara and Sean Watkins, who came to prominence in the 1990s with newgrass band Nickel Creek, rock their creative family partnership with a new recording, brother sister. The honesty and energy of their L.A. variety show comes to Central Pennsylvania in an exclusive virtual concert and conversation on Sunday, May 2. MORE

Wed, May 12 - Tall Tales Workshop

Tall Tales Workshop Online

Thinking about entering our Liars Contest this summer? Master storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin teaches some of his tricks for creating comically believable balderdash. Zoom workshop on Wednesday, May 12. MORE

Sun, May 16 - Spring Coffee House

Spring Coffee House Spring Coffee House Online

Join us for a FREE evening coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up is the Noah Fowler, playing Americana-tinged originals. Next is balladeer Matt Wenger, playing songs from the old-time and classic-folk traditions. And finally, we welcome award-winning songwriter Annette Wasilik. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday evening, May 16. MORE

Endless Summer - 2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival

2021 Susquehanna Folk Festival Online and
In-Person

The Susquehanna Folk Festival is coming to YOU this summer! And instead of one weekend, it's all summer long — a whole new kind of music festival. We're planning for a mix of innovative virtual programming and safely-distanced in-person events, enjoying silver linings and making lemonade. It's gonna be great! A few events have been announced — many more to come! MORE

SFMS Folk Arts Center

Our Folk Artist Gallery showcases the diversity of traditional arts in our region, with in-depth artist profiles, based on fieldwork by our professional folklorist.

Barbara Felty
Barbara Felty of Middletown, PA, learned the traditional Eastern European craft of decorating Easter eggs from her Polish mother and grandmother, and she is passing it on to her own children and their children. Barbara's profile, like all of the Gallery articles, is rich with photos and narrative, as she demonstrates step-by-step how these eggs are made.

The SFMS Folk Arts Center is a regional hub for traditional artists, information, projects, and arts events. Find it under our COMMUNITY tab.

Susquehanna Folk is one of a statewide network of folk arts partners supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Folk Arts Center is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. EXPLORE THE FOLK ARTS CENTER

The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society remain committed to celebrating and affirming diverse cultures through programming which explores the music, dance, craft and stories of many people. We stand in complete solidarity with the Black community and all marginalized communities to join in the growing chorus of voices speaking out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.

PULLING TOGETHER

Those who play and present music for a living are in difficult straits right now, along with restaurant staff, service workers, and so many others. If you are in a position to do so, please support your community in whatever ways you can.

If you play an instrument, you might consider reaching out to any musician you admire and asking about lessons via video-call. Many of them suddenly have more time and less income than usual! Ask your local music store owner if you can buy a gift certificate. See if the pub down the street is offering carry-out. Support an arts nonprofit whose work you believe in (like SFMS! among others).

Pull together with your community and do what you can. Together we'll get through this.