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Performers

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Central Pennsylvania is home to many fine musicians and four of the best—Kevin Neidig, Henry Koretzky, Ken Gehret, and Bruce Campbell—will be appearing together at the Susquehanna Folk Festival. Read more...
Shane Speal
York, PA’s Shane Speal is the world’s foremost master of the cigar box guitar, a primitive stringed instrument cobbled together from discarded wood, guitar strings and an empty box. Read more...
Justin Angelo, playing his guitar on a city sidewalk
Lancaster, PA's Justin Angelo blends folk and blues guitar with brilliantly crafted lyrics that poetically illustrate his deep sense of passion, emotion and consciousness. Read more...
Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Kittel & Co. inhabits the space between classical and acoustic roots, Celtic and bluegrass aesthetics, folk and jazz sensibilities. The trio includes the amazing award winning fiddler Jeremy Kittel; mandolin phenom Josh Pinkham; and for this festival only, John Doyle: an Irish born musician who is considered to be one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists. Read more...
Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Karen Lee Miller-Newman is a creative craftswoman and singer, a native of Newport in Perry County, PA. For many, many years she's taught crafts to children and adults in the area, notably Victorian pressed floral design and whimsical, functional items crocheted from plastic strips. Her sing-along repertoire includes traditional folk tunes as well as songs from the British Isles. Read more...
Debbi Kauffmann
Debbi Kauffmann is a gifted and powerful singer with a deep appreciation for both Appalachian and Irish music traditions. Her long musical history includes performing with Bluegrass, Irish and Old-Time bands as well as with Henry Koretzky in the duo Rootbound. Read more...
Michael Arthur
Contemporary singer/songwriter Michael Arthur’s poignant songs explore the breadth and depth of the human experience. Accompanying himself on solo acoustic guitar, Michael employs lush open guitar tunings as the canvas for his powerful and emotive vocal performances. Read more...
The five band members performing onstage, in a very dark black-and-white photo.
EMERGING ARTIST: The Quixote Project is a roots-music outfit that pulls from traditional genres to blur the lines of modern music. "Frontman Jeff Selby with a revolving cast of musicians have distilled the multi-genre sounds of a beachfront music festival into a remarkably cohesive live set, with hints of bluegrass, folk, and rock in a style that would be pigeonholed as “jam” if the songwriting wasn’t so explicitly pop-oriented" says Dave Fox of Music Without Labels. Read more...
Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
EMERGING ARTIST: Katherine Rondeau is a full-throttle singer-songwriter who focuses her passion for classic folk music through a thoroughly modern lens. After bursting onto the Philly folk scene in 2015, she was quickly recognized for her rich, bold voice and warm, engaging personality. Her original songs draw audiences in and take them on journeys both real and imagined. Read more...
The five band members, with instruments, against a white wall.
EMERGING ARTIST: This alternative-folk band from West Chester, PA combines contemporary indie-rock songwriting with a traditional folk instrumentation, playing original music as well as "folked-up" cover sets. Read more...
Austin MacRae, smiling dreamily with his head turned aside, fingers a guitar-like instrument.
EMERGING ARTIST: Shimmering lyrics, deft finger-picking and soaring melodies — Ithaca, NY’s Austin MacRae is a troubadour whose songwriting is characterized by poetic lyrics and poignant stories from rural upstate New York. Read more...
Hannah Bingman, wearing an old-fashioned brimmed hat and blouse, gazes off to the left.
EMERGING ARTIST: For over fifteen years, Hannah Bingman has been writing and performing her folk/blues compositions at venues along the east coast. Bingman has grabbed opening slots for musicians such as Kaki King, Michael Glabicki, Jeffrey Gaines, the Infamous Stringdusters, Ellis, and Christine Lavin. She's also a past winner of SFMS's Songwriting Contest and one of last year's Emerging Artist finalists. Read more...

News

Debbi Kauffmann
Singing in a group brings people together around the commonalities of human experience, and the joy found in sharing those experiences with each other. Workshop leader Debbi Kauffmann shares her experience in leading, and being led by, community singing circles. Read more...
Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
The Susquehanna Folk Festival is proud to welcome our five Emerging Artist Showcase finalists! The showcase spotlights acts that have not yet become well known on the folk concert or festival circuits. Check out their videos now, and on Saturday morning, July 27, head over to the Coffeehouse Stage and catch their performances. The winning act will be on the Main Stage at 5:15pm Saturday. Maybe you'll find your new favorite band! Read more...
Justin Angelo Band
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. June 2019 features a concert by DuoDuo, our first "Soundwaves" concert of the summer featuring Indian Summer Jars, and a "Perry Live" house concert with Justin Angelo Band. July features our second Soundwaves with Emmanuel Nsingani. Read more...
The Small Glories: Cara Luft (with banjo) and JD Edwards (with guitar) stand in the sun.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. May 2019 features a concert by The Small Glories, our monthly jam session, AND a day to celebrate and support local nonprofits (including SFMS). Read more...
Barb Schmid and Todd Clewell, members of "Late for Supper", play fiddles outdoors.
"Give Local York" is a 24-hour giving spree to benefit York County nonprofits. To celebrate the day, we invite one and all to a FREE folk music jam that offers a sneak peek of this summer's Susquehanna Folk Festival. Come to play, sing or listen! Read more...
John McCutcheon stands with his banjo in front of a rustic wall.
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. April 2019 features concerts by Del Rey (free to members!) and John McCutcheon, our spring Coffee House, and our April jam session. Read more...
Janet Bixler
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. March 2019 features concerts by Bon Débarras, Zoë Conway & John McIntyre, and The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers; our March jam session (bring your best Irish!), the storytelling workshop we announced last month, and a 10-mile run/walk that supports the arts and SFMS. Read more...
Del Rey with her chrome ukulele, wearing a purple ruffled dress
American blues, jazz and ragtime performer Del Rey is coming to Harrisburg, and the concert will be FREE to Susquehanna Folk Music Society members! Not a member yet? Here's a good reason to join. Read more...
Zita Angelo
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. February 2019 features concerts by Tracy Grammer and Charm City Junction; our Winter Coffee House; our monthly jam... and a special sneak preview of one of our Festival dance workshops, in which Zita Angelo teaches waltzes and couple dances. Enjoy sweetie season! Read more...
Contradance at the 2018 festival: several couples swing under a ceiling draped with wide fabric ribbons
The festival kicks off on FRIDAY this year, with a Contra Dance Ball featuring music by the Faux Paws, and a Concert with local favorites Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell, plus some tall tales from storyteller Bil Lepp. Read more...
Bil Lepp
It's a brand new 2019, and we are looking forward to our second Susquehanna Folk Festival! We're announcing our first few performers today, with many more to come. The festival runs three days this year, and includes our first Liars Contest emceed by champion hogwasher Bil Lepp. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, tons of family activities, and more. Read more...

Events

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell in concert, with storyteller Bil Lepp opening

Neidig, Koretzky, Gehret & Campbell
Patio Stage Friday, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Harmony Singing Workshop with Debbi Kauffmann and Henry Koretzky

Deb Kauffman and Henry Koretzky
Patio Stage Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:15 pm

Emerging Artist Showcase: Katherine Rondeau

Katherine Rondeau performing with mic and guitar; she's smiling with her chin raised and eyes closed.
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 11:50 am to 12:10 pm

Emerging Artist Showcase: Austin MacRae

Austin MacRae, smiling dreamily with his head turned aside, fingers a guitar-like instrument.
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 12:30 pm to 12:50 pm

Justin Angelo Band

Justin Angelo Band
Main Stage Saturday, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Emerging Artist Showcase: The Quixote Project

The five band members performing onstage, in a very dark black-and-white photo.
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 1:10 pm to 1:30 pm

Song Circle with Fred Heagy and Joe Cooney

Joe Cooney (with beard) and Fred Heagy (with short white hair) sit on the grass with Joe's guitar.
Pickin' Place Saturday, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Justin Angelo Band

Justin Angelo Band
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 4:45 pm to 5:45 pm

Shane Speal and the Snakes

Shane Speal
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Pete Seeger: His Life and Music — with Dom Flemons

Dom Flemons
Patio Stage Sunday, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm
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Michael Arthur

Michael Arthur
Coffeehouse Stage Sunday, 12:20 pm to 1:30 pm

Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Main Stage Sunday, 12:40 pm to 1:40 pm

Community Sing with Debbi Kauffmann

Debbi Kauffmann
Patio Stage Sunday, 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm

String Wizards, Part 2: Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Patio Stage Sunday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

See some fantastic performers up close and personal! They'll talk about what it’s like playing together in a band, how their instruments complement each other, their musical influences, and a bit about each musician’s background. Expect lots of great music too!

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Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

Jeremy Kittel, Josh Pinkham and John Doyle
Main Stage Sunday, 4:40 pm to 5:40 pm