Winner of the International Folk Music Awards 2022 for her song “Changemakers,” Crys Matthews has already been hailed as “the next Woody Guthrie.” Heather Mae tackles complex topics surrounding mental health, LGBTQ+ issues and more. Together they perform songs of social justice and compassionate dissent.
Ms Sheila is a renowned storyteller and historical character interpreter with a passion, vision and ministry of healing hearts and unifying communities. She will be emceeing our Liars Contest and performing her own stories at the Susquehanna Folk Festival.
Stalwarts of the NYC traditional music scene, Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer present traditional and original folk songs with close harmonies and deft instrumental arrangements on bouzouki, guitar, and mandolin.
“Refreshingly joyful” is a great way to describe this premier Lindy Hop band from NYC. On Saturday afternoon, they’ll bring the spirit of the Savoy Ballroom to our Dance Hall, and they’ll also play our Main Stage on Sunday.
This Harrisburg-based ensemble is not your typical gospel group! Their repertoire ranges from early spirituals to collaboratively-written originals, with flavors of R&B and Soul, and even reggae beats and pop sounds.
This band is a longtime favorite in the Eastern European immigrant community of Steelton (south of Harrisburg, PA), where folks are passionate about dancing and music. We bet you can't sit still when Sviraj plays!
Learn to sing four-part harmonies, even if you can’t read a note of music, in a Shape Note Singing School led by Maria Cramer and Robin Banerji. After the School, share the joy of singing with a group in four-part harmony in the Sacred Harp tradition.
Our Main Stage emcee is Ian Zolitor, the host of WXPN radio's Folk Show, which is broadcast from Philadelphia on Sunday nights from 8 to 10 pm. Gene Shay, Ian's mentor and previous host of the Folk Show, says: “He’s going to be somebody very special to the music scene.”
Watch for more festival performers and events to be announced.
Susquehanna Folk Music Society
185-326 Newberry Commons, Etters, PA 17319(717) 745-6577