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

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Sat, March 13 - We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 Online

"It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead." Irish-Bluegrass-Americana powerhouse band We Banjo 3 comes together onstage for the first time in a year (wow, remember stages?) for a full-length concert LIVE from Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, March 13 at *5pm* MORE

Sun, March 14 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter Coffee House Online

Join us for a FREE afternoon coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up, we are very pleased to welcome, all the way from Arizona, Roman Barten-Sherman! He is a fantastic young blues player whom we expect will be a big name in blues music in the near future. Next is the acoustic duo of Sara Speed and Damien Fanella, The Redacted Unplugged, playing acoustic rock, country and pop covers. And we'll finish with the silver-voiced singer and guitarist Matt Miskie. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday afternoon, March 14. MORE

Sat, March 27 - Väsen-Duo

Väsen-Duo Online

For the last 30 years, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson played together in Väsen. Now as a duo they're continuing to create a new musical vision, firmly rooted in the folk traditions of their native Sweden but unmistakeably fresh and modern. Their music is playful and intense, full of humor, and they have an almost telepathic rapport onstage. Virtual concert and Q&A on Saturday, March 27. MORE

Sat, April 3 - Tom Paxton and the DonJuans - MEMBERS FREE!

Tom Paxton and the DonJuans - MEMBERS FREE! Online

Ani DiFranco says, “Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense.” Tom is beloved by three generations of folkies, and the writer of many classic folksongs. This concert is open to the public but SFMS Members get in FREE. If you're not yet a member, we invite you to join! Live-streamed concert on Saturday, April 3. MORE

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 livestream 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

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

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.

Sviraj
Sviraj (SVEE-rrye) is a traditional Balkan tamboura ensemble based in Steelton, PA. Its four members are part of a tight-knit immigrant community that’s passionate about its traditions, particularly its music and dance. Sviraj's profile, like all of the Gallery articles, is rich with photos, video and narrative.

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.