Fall 2020 Events
Sat, September 12 - Rob Kronen
Winner of our 2020 Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase, Rob wowed the judges with his soulful voice, groovin' blues guitar, and songwriting chops. We are pleased to welcome him back for a full-length LIVE concert and conversation with SFMS Board members Peter Winter and Sara Willard Lee. Live-stream concert on Saturday, Sept 12. MORE
Sun, September 20 - Irish Sessions with Seamus Carmichael
The most authentic Irish music isn't on a recording or on a concert stage — it's a group of folks playing together! Local Irish singer and session organizer Seamus Carmichael will talk about how a traditional Irish session (musical gathering) works, how to find one near you, and how to politely participate. We'll even share some tunes. LIVE, interactive virtual Q&A workshop on Sunday, Sept 20. MORE
Sun, September 20 - Fort Hunter Day
SFMS provides folk entertainment as part of the annual Fort Hunter Day festivities. So that everyone can safely enjoy the day, the festival will look a little different, and free admission tickets will be required. Sun, September 20 at Fort Hunter Park (by the barn this year) MORE
Sun, October 4 - Storyteller Bil Lepp
Bil is a nationally-renowned storyteller and five-time champion of the West Virginia Liars Contest, and has been called "the Wonder Bra of storytelling." Join us for an afternoon of truth-stretching, shaggy dogs and outright whoppers, and learn how to create chaos of your own. Virtual Storytelling Workshop and Performance on Sunday, October 4. MORE
Sat, October 17 - Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
Folk icons Jay Ungar and Molly Mason join us for a lovely day of live music, from upstate New York direct to your home! In the afternoon they'll teach fiddle and guitar; in the evening we'll enjoy a concert and a conversation with SFMS Board member Autumn Moore. Zoom workshop and live-stream concert on Saturday, October 17. MORE
Sun, November 1 - Fall Coffee House
Our 2020 Virtual Coffee House mini-series debuts with three performers joining us over the airwaves for an afternoon matinée show: Paul Wegmann & Beth Greenberg, Chris Purcell, and Paulette & Russ Matthews. Our own Joe Cooney emcees. Livestream Coffeehouse concert on Sunday afternoon, Nov 1. MORE
Sat, November 14 - Del Rey Concert & Workshop
West Coast blues guitar and ukulele queen Del Rey has a distinctive fingerpicking style that makes her solo instruments sound like a whole band. Her online concert on Nov 14 offers inspiration for a 2-part virtual workshop on fingerpicking the ukulele, the next day. Live-stream concert on Saturday, November 14. MORE
Sun, November 15 - Del Rey Ukulele Workshop
Want to play like Del Rey? Join her for an online workshop to take that first step. She's provided a lesson video for participants to study and practice before the workshop, so everyone can get the most from the face-to-face session. Zoom workshop on Sunday afternoon, November 15.
Sat, November 21 - David Jacobs-Strain
...with special guest Bob Beach. David Jacobs-Strain is a fierce slide guitar player, and a song poet from Oregon. He's known for both his virtuosity and spirit of emotional abandon; his live show moves from humorous, subversive blues, to delicate balladry, and then swings back to swampy rock and roll. Join us for a LIVE virtual concert and conversation. Live-stream concert on Saturday, Nov 21. MORE
This season - SFMS Goes Online!
We can't gather for music and dance in person, but we can still enjoy live music. Susquehanna Folk Keeps the Music Coming with a variety of online events featuring both up-and-coming local musicians and internationally acclaimed touring acts. It's a whole new way of connecting with acoustic folk. Let us know how we're doing.