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


Sat, November 23 - Peter Mulvey

Peter Mulvey Harrisburg

Veteran singer and songwriter from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, whose material spans rock & roll, folk, Jazz, spoken word, and Americana. Concert Sat, November 23 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Fri, December 6 - Twisted Pine

Twisted Pine York

Praised by NPR for their "upbeat, poppy vibe; energetic, driving rhythms" and "virtuosic solos," Twisted Pine has quickly become one of the most acclaimed young string bands in the Northeast. Concert Fri, December 6 at UUCY. MORE

Sat, February 8 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Harrisburg

Live acoustic music from local and regional performers, in an intimate, smoke- and alcohol-free setting. Free coffeehouse concert Sat, February 8 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, February 9 - Missy Raines Trio

Missy Raines Trio Harrisburg

Celebrated bluegrass bassist Missy Raines comes into her own as a vocalist and a songwriter with a new album and a new trio. Concert Sun, February 9 at Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Thu, February 20 - Altan

Altan Harrisburg

One of Ireland's foremost traditional groups, showcasing the Irish-language songs and dynamic twin-fiddling style of their native Donegal. Concert Thu, February 20 at Appalachian Brewing Company. MORE

Sun, February 23 - HighTime

HighTime York

This fresh new trio from the heart of Conamara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences. Concert Sun, February 23 at UUCY. MORE

A Call to Music Teachers:
Young musicians at the 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society has presented the Susquehanna Folk Festival, a premier folk festival of the traditional arts, for the past two years. Our third festival, to be held on July 24-26, 2020 at Roundtop Mountain Resort in Lewisberry, will feature a festival youth band music program, sometimes referred to as a "Kids' Academy", coordinated by traditional musician Jane Rothfield.

If you are a music teacher and have instrumental students ages 6-16 who are interested in folk music, SFMS would love to tell you all about the Festival Youth Band so that you can encourage your students to participate! At the festival, young musicians will get together, learn several folk music pieces by ear, and then perform them on the main stage. Any instruments and ability levels are welcome.

If you teach students who may want to participate, please email sarasmile307@gmail.com or peterwinter38@gmail.com


Many, Many Thanks!

We'd like to take a moment to thank the many generous folks who made the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival a success. Over a hundred individuals donated time, talent and materials. Local and even national organizations became sponsors or advertisers. Performers, vendors and contestants traveled from near and far. Our friends at Roundtop Mountain Resort were amazing. And hundreds of folks and families enjoyed the festival. THANK YOU ALL! Please contact us with feedback.