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

Upcoming Events

Sat, February 4 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter 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. Our winter coffeehouse features lush harmonies from Big Sky Quartet, original songs from Matt Miskie, a John Prine tribute set from Mark Henkelman, and an eclectic mix of songs and instrumentals from Stu Miller. FREE Coffeehouse concert on Sat, Feb 4 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Sun, February 5 - February Open Mic Night

February Open Mic Night February Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of February, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For February, your host is Zach King. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, February 5 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Tue, February 7 - Writing an Apprenticeship Grant

Writing an Apprenticeship Grant Online
Learn how to apply for a grant from the PCA's "Apprenticeships in Folk and Traditional Arts" program. These grants support artists in teaching OR developing their artistic skills/repertoire. Presented by our Susquehanna Folk Arts Center. Live on Zoom on Tuesday, February 7. MORE

Sat, February 11 - Alash Ensemble

Alash Ensemble Harrisburg
Come with us on a magical musical journey to the southern edge of Siberia for an evening of Tuvan throat singing. For many folks, this concert is literally a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this extraordinary musical tradition in person. Alash's performance will be enchanting and unforgettable. Sat, Feb 11 at the Unitarian Church of Harrisburg, Clover Lane Campus. MORE

Sun, February 12 - February Jam & Song Swap

February Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Bring your favorite honey and songs about love — good and not-so-good. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, February 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Mon, February 20 - Fellow Pynins

Fellow Pynins Fellow Pynins Harrisburg
Contemporary folk duo with a keen and bucolic sense of vocal harmony and song craft, performing original music anchored in the balladry tradition. “Folk music with a hefty touch of whimsy,” says NPR's Bob Boilen. Cumberland Honey's Virginia Masland opens. MONDAY, Feb 20 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, March 5 - March Open Mic Night

March Open Mic Night March Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of March, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For March, your host is Eryn Spangler. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, March 5 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Wed, March 8 - Karan Casey

Karan Casey Karan Casey Harrisburg
Called “...the Irish equivalent of Emmylou Harris” (Washington Post), Karan Casey is an incomparable singer of everything from traditional Irish ballads to jazz and blues. In additon to her solo career, she has worked with artists ranging from Solas and Lúnasa to the Boston Pops Orchestra to James Taylor and Tim O’Brien. For this show, Karan is appearing with Sheila Falls and Matt Heaton. Concert on Wed, March 8 at The Abbey Bar @ABC. MORE

Sun, March 12 - March Jam & Song Swap

March Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Wear, play and sing your best Irish at our March jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, March 12 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, March 26 - Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman

Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman Harrisburg
This astonishing and adventurous pair of master musicians serves up traditional Irish music, hot jazz, bluegrass and baroque, coupled with striking new compositions and Chris’s delightfully subversive wit. Celtic Harp workshop and concert on Sun, March 26 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, April 2 - April Open Mic Night

April Open Mic Night April Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of April, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. For April, your host is Joe Cooney. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, April 2 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, April 16 - April Jam & Song Swap

April Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
NOTE DATE!   Tax season blues: bring your favorite blues song to our April jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, April 16 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE

Sun, April 23 - Spring Coffee House

Spring 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 Sunday, April 23 at Fort Hunter Barn, Harrisburg. MORE

Thu, April 27 - É.T.É

É.T.É York
The word été in French means "summer" — a fitting tribute to this trio's original, lively take on Québec's traditional music. With lovely vocal harmonies, deep groove, and rich instrumentation, their shows transform the nostalgia of a kitchen party into an unforgettable celebration of the joie de vivre of Québecois culture. Thu, April 27 at UUCY. MORE

Sun, April 30 - Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement

Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Golden Shoals with Brad Kolodner & Alex Lacquement Harrisburg
“With one foot steeped in tradition and the other focused on fresh songwriting, Golden Shoals are helping to further the narrative of American Roots music and introducing the traditions of our past to a whole new generation of listeners.” Two Baltimore-based roots musicians join this Nashville-based duo for a concert on Sun, April 30 at Fort Hunter. MORE

Sun, May 7 - May Open Mic Night

May Open Mic Night New Cumberland
Our new Open Mic Night is now monthly! On this first Sunday of May, spend the evening at the lovely West Shore Theatre in New Cumberland, enjoying some fine local music and maybe taking center stage yourself. Be there at 6:15 to sign up to play! FREE Open Mic Night on Sunday, May 7 at the West Shore Theatre. MORE

Sun, May 14 - May Jam & Song Swap

May Jam & Song Swap Harrisburg
Bring one of your Mom's favorite tunes to our May jam. Our jam sessions are enjoyable afternoons of hands-on, homemade music. Everyone is welcome: instrumentalists and singers, musicians and listeners, all ages and levels, all acoustic folk styles. It's friendly and free. Sunday afternoon, May 14 at Fort Hunter Barn. MORE