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Sat, October 14 - Field & Folk: Harvest Dinner & Concert

Field & Folk: Harvest Dinner & Concert Field & Folk: Harvest Dinner & Concert New Cumberland
Our second annual Harvest Dinner! Susquehanna Folk teams up with Beshore Hill Farm and the New Cumberland Collective to present an autumn evening with delicious local foods and a concert with Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky & Aaron Blouin! RSVP BY OCT 4 for this outdoor dinner and concert on Saturday, October 14 at Beshore Hill Farm in New Cumberland. MORE

Tue, October 24 - Julie Fowlis

Julie Fowlis Julie Fowlis Hershey (Hummelstown)
‘If snow could sing, it would sing like Julie Fowlis...’ This multi-award-winning artist, firmly grounded in Scotland’s language and wild landscapes, has charmed audiences across the globe and even in space.

Come early for a pre‑concert with local Celtic/Americana band Seasons! Tuesday, October 24 at The Englewood. MORE

Sat, November 4 - Fall Coffee House

Fall Coffee House Harrisburg
Susquehanna Folk Coffeehouses are intimate evenings showcasing Central Pennsylvania's fine amateur acoustic musicians, who play a wide variety of material for an attentive, music-loving audience. Interested in playing? Apply now! FREE Coffeehouse concert on Saturday, November 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Tue, November 7 - WXPN welcomes Mama’s Broke

WXPN welcomes Mama’s Broke Harrisburg
This Canadian duo challenges the borders between people, places, and traditions, while encouraging freedom of expression and community through music. Their dark, fiery, folk-without-borders sound is a rich synthesis of influences they’ve absorbed during nine years of near-constant transatlantic touring. Tue, Nov 7 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Fri, December 15 - An Irish Christmas with John Doyle & Mick McAuley

An Irish Christmas with John Doyle & Mick McAuley York
An evening of stunning traditional Irish, British Isles, and original holiday music that will transport you to the quiet, small villages of rural Ireland through the songs, tunes, and stories most familiar to these two world-class artists. Friday, December 15 at UUCY. MORE

Fri, February 9 - Trischka, Molsky & Daves

Trischka, Molsky & Daves Trischka, Molsky & Daves Lancaster
A powerhouse trio encompassing old-time and bluegrass. Tony Trischka is called “the great banjo liberationist” by NPR. Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered “multi-hyphenated career” ambassadors for America’s old-time mountain music. Guitarist and singer Michael Daves’ unorthodox roots music has made him a leading light of the New York bluegrass scene. Originally scheduled to appear August 2023, they are now slated for Friday, February 9 at Zoetropolis. MORE

Field & Folk 2023

our second annual Harvest Dinner
Saturday, October 14
at Beshore Hill Farm

A view of the dining table at our 2022 Harvest Dinner

featuring live music by Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky & Aaron Blouin

Henry Koretzky, Aaron Blouin & Kevin Neidig

playing Celtic, bluegrass, swing, hot club jazz, old time tunes, original songs and goodness knows what else.

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.

A Talchum mask in a shop in South Korea, from Wikimedia Commons, alongside carvings by Jim Hiser. Below, Aron watches Jim demonstrate a technique she's learning.
A Talchum mask in a shop in South Korea, of a laughing man with prominent eyebrows and eyes squinched shut. It is medium-brown wood with black eyebrows and a suggestion of black hair at the very top. Three faces carved in wood and painted to look as though they're carved into a real pumpkin's flesh.  Each is an oval with orange 'rind' around the edges and a green pumpkin stem at the top. The faces are painted golden yellow with peach highlights on cheeks, noses and chins. The faces are of jowly elderly men with very realistic eyes.Aron Rook and Jim Hiser sit together behind a work-table. Aron is a young woman of Asian appearance, with straight black hair. Jim is a portly white man who appears to be in his 60s, with a shaved head and a short white goatee. He is working on a wood-carving held in his lap.

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.