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Presenting fine traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania since 1985

Support Services

A roster of SFMS Members who are offering their talents to the public.

The Support Services category includes sound engineering, publicity, instrument sales and repair, and many other services.

Devon Sound

Devon Sound is a manufacturer's warranty service & repair center for many brands of string instruments and amplifiers. We offer setup and repair services for:

Contact Scott Graham at (610) 286-0205 or devonsound@dejazzd.com, or visit DevonSound.com

Tom & Betty Druckenmiller

Tom & Betty Druckenmiller, along with their friend Norm Williams, offer workshops and entertaining presentations on American old-time music, fiddle, banjo, guitar, vocals and harmony. For more details, see their entry under Musicians.

Contact Tom & Betty at bhdrux@gmail.com.

Beth Folkemer & Stephen Folkemer

Beth and Stephen Folkemer offer programs and workshops on a wide variety of topics including Songs from PA and WV (especially from the Samuel P. Bayard Collection); Scottish and Irish music; Civil War Era songs and tunes, hymns, carols, and thematic topics such as Jean Ritchie’s Songs, and more. They sing and play guitar, mountain dulcimer, concertina, piano, and organ, as well as writing and arranging music. Stephen is also a choral conductor and composer. They perform in Cormorant's Fancy, Dearest Home (see entries under Ensembles) and Schola Cantorum of Gettysburg. Also see their entry under Musicians.

Contact the Folkemers at beth.folkemer@gmail.com or sfolkemer@usl.edu or or (717) 253-1254 or (717) 253-4889

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Lesl Harker

Lesl Harker, Irish flute: Lesl specializes in the fluid old-style music of East County Galway, drawing from a long association with the late Galway flutist and National Heritage Fellow Michael Rafferty. She has authored two Mike Rafferty tunebooks, capturing his flute settings and his approach to Irish traditional music.

Lesl serves as a master for the New Jersey and Pennsylvania State Arts Councils' Folk Arts Apprenticeship programs, and also teaches Irish flute and whistle privately. Now local to the Hershey area (but also teaching virtually), Lesl is accepting new students at any level who wish to improve their playing.

Contact Lesl through her website at iflute.weebly.com

Karen Lee Miller Newman

Karen Lee Miller Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) is a multi-talented artist who enjoys working with all ages. She has recently been offering after-school art classes for parents and children at Landis House in Newport, PA and some all day camps at The Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art. Her art often uses recycled or found materials in a traditional-arts context, and ranges from percussion toys to pressed flowers to paper-folding. Karen Lee is also a performing musician.

Contact Karen Lee at (717) 362-3711

Tim Alexander - Mansion Concerts

Tim Alexander has been hosting Mansion Concerts since 2016. These gatherings combine the world-class music played by guitar-playing artists inside the River Room of The Manor on Front, a beautiful old home in Harrisburg, PA converted into a bed & breakfast. These gatherings happen about 4 or 5 times a year and the summer of 2022, Mansion Concerts Inc. became a newly minted 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, dedicated to the promotion of instrumental guitar players and singer-songwriters whose main instrument is the guitar. Tim is an avid guitarist and has performed at the SFMS Open Mic in the past. He sometimes opens these Mansion Concerts.

Visit mansionconcert.com or email Tim at tim.alexander@live.com.