Join our Open Mic community at one of the most beautiful venues in the area, for an evening of live music and entertainment from fine local folkies. Come with your friends to enjoy the performances or maybe even take center stage yourself! Open Mic Night on
Sunday, February 25 at West Shore Theatre.
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.
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.
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.
Join us at the Appell Center in downtown York, PA for a full weekend of live music, dancing, jams, workshops and more. Watch for headline performers and festival events to be announced soon.
The Faces in the Wood
In this Folk Artist spotlight, we check in on one of our Folk Arts Apprentice partnerships. The many-talented Aron Rook
(muralist, illustrator and creator) is working with master woodcarver Jim Hiser, learning to sculpt the expressive masks of the Korean folk theater known as Talchum.
Aron is fascinated by the concept of lineage that runs through her study: her Grandfather Rook and the woodcarving traditions of her adoptive home; her ancestors from Korea and their culture; the many carvers who mentored and taught Jim; and the skills of generations now being passed to her.
The board and staff of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society are 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 speak out against injustice, bigotry and racial violence.
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
185-326 Newberry Commons, Etters, PA 17319(717) 745-6577