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

Spring 2021 Events

Sat, February 13 - Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble

Harrisburg Mandolin Ensemble Online

Four Harrisburg area musicians, known for their skillful playing and eclectic musical tastes, sing and play jazz, swing, bluegrass, folk, pop, and whatever else they can imagine... all on mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, and octave mandolins. York County Libraries partners with Susquehanna Folk to bring you this live-stream program for all ages on Saturday afternoon, February 13. MORE

Sat, February 27 - Gospel Traditions: a Virtual Residency

Gospel Traditions: a Virtual Residency Gospel Traditions: a Virtual Residency Online

The Campbell Brothers (a world-reknowned "Sacred Steel" gospel group) and the Spiritual Messengers Warriors for God (a Harrisburg area contemporary Gospel ensemble) together present a day of FREE online performances and presentations. Susquehanna Folk partners with Penn State Harrisburg's Kulkarni Cultural Series to bring you this full-day artists' residency on Saturday, February 27. MORE

Sat, March 13 - We Banjo 3

We Banjo 3 Online

"It’s as if the Punch Brothers, Sam Bush, Jerry Douglas and the Chieftains all got together for a battle of the bands but decided to pool their resources instead." Irish-Bluegrass-Americana powerhouse band We Banjo 3 comes together onstage for the first time in a year (wow, remember stages?) for a full-length concert LIVE from Dublin, Ireland, on Saturday, March 13 at *5pm* MORE

Sun, March 14 - Winter Coffee House

Winter Coffee House Winter Coffee House Online

Join us for a FREE afternoon coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up, we are very pleased to welcome, all the way from Arizona, Roman Barten-Sherman! He is a fantastic young blues player whom we expect will be a big name in blues music in the near future. Next is the acoustic duo of Sara Speed and Damien Fanella, The Redacted Unplugged, playing acoustic rock, country and pop covers. And we'll finish with the silver-voiced singer and guitarist Matt Miskie. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday afternoon, March 14. MORE

Sat, March 27 - Väsen-Duo

Väsen-Duo Online

For the last 30 years, Mikael Marin and Olov Johansson played together in Väsen. Now as a duo they're continuing to create a new musical vision, firmly rooted in the folk traditions of their native Sweden but unmistakeably fresh and modern. Their music is playful and intense, full of humor, and they have an almost telepathic rapport onstage. Virtual concert and Q&A on Saturday, March 27. MORE

Wed, March 31 - Folk Arts Apprenticeships Workshop

Folk Arts Apprenticeships Workshop Online

If you are a folk artist looking to improve or share your skills, this workshop is for you! Learn how to apply for a Folk Arts Apprenticeship grant from the PCA to learn from a local master or to teach an eager student. Folk arts include music, dance, storytelling, and all sorts of handiwork. FREE virtual workshop on Wednesday, March 31. MORE

Sat, April 3 - Tom Paxton and the DonJuans - MEMBERS FREE!

Tom Paxton and the DonJuans - MEMBERS FREE! Online

Ani DiFranco says, “Tom Paxton embodies the spirit of folk music in the most beautiful sense.” Tom is beloved by three generations of folkies, and the writer of many classic folksongs. In this concert he's joined by GRAMMY Award winning songwriters Don Henry and John Vezner — definitely not a show to be missed. SFMS Members, if you RSVP'd and have not received your e-ticket, please email paxtix@sfmsfolk.org Live-streamed concert on Saturday, April 3. MORE

Sat, April 10 - Lui Collins

Lui Collins Online

"One of New England's clearest and most distinctive folk voices," singer-songwriter Lui Collins will perform a very special virtual concert that captures the intimacy of a house concert. It can be viewed in HD, immersive 360°, or even Virtual Reality! Musae and River Spirit Music partner with us to bring you this "virtual concert experience" on Saturday, April 10. MORE

Sat, April 17 - Bill and the Belles

Bill and the Belles Online

With a spirited sound that falls somewhere between old-time country and vaudeville, this Tennessee quartet puts a freewheeling, lighthearted spin on vintage roots music. Virtual concert on Saturday afternoon, April 17. MORE

Sun, May 2 - Watkins Family Hour

Watkins Family Hour Online

Siblings Sara and Sean Watkins, who came to prominence in the 1990s with newgrass band Nickel Creek, rock their creative family partnership with a new recording, brother sister. The honesty and energy of their L.A. variety show comes to Central Pennsylvania in an exclusive virtual concert and conversation on Sunday, May 2. MORE

Fri, May 7 - Give Local York

Give Local York Online

Help Susquehanna Folk keep the music coming! Donate online on May 7 through Give Local York, and your gift will be partially matched. And on Friday evening, drop into our Virtual Open House for live music, jamming, trivia and conversation. MORE

Wed, May 12 - Tall Tales Workshop

Tall Tales Workshop Online

Thinking about entering our Liars Contest this summer? In this workshop, master storyteller Andy Offutt Irwin teaches some of his tricks for creating comically believable balderdash. FREE Zoom workshop on Wednesday, May 12. MORE

Sun, May 16 - Spring Coffee House

Spring Coffee House Spring Coffee House Online

Join us for a FREE evening coffeehouse emceed by our own Joe Cooney. First up is Noah Fowler, playing Americana-tinged originals. Next is balladeer Matt Wenger, playing songs from the old-time and classic-folk traditions. And finally, we welcome award-winning songwriter Annette Wasilik. FREE livestream coffeehouse concert on Sunday evening, May 16. MORE

Sat, May 29 - Fàrsan

Fàrsan Online

Four of the brightest voices in Gaelic new-trad infuse the musical traditions of Scotland and Cape Breton with a sparkling energy, rocking a mix of fiddle, pipes, whistles, piano, accordion, percussive stepdance and puirt-à-beul. A unique virtual concert on Saturday, May 29. MORE