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With everything from workshops with master performers to jams under trees, you'll definitely want to bring your instrument(s). And we have a Secure Instrument Check so you can enjoy the festival without schlepping.

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With everything from workshops with master performers to jams under trees, you'll definitely want to bring your instrument(s). And we have a Secure Instrument Check so you can enjoy the festival without schlepping.

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News

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...
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...

Events

Tin Whistle Workshop with Joanie Madden (of Cherish the Ladies and Pride of New York)

Joanie Madden
Patio Stage Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Blues Jam with Roger Hammer

Roger Hammer holds his guitar
Pickin' Place Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Participants are invited to play and sing blues/folk songs with Roger, and lead songs of their own if they wish. Acoustic guitars, banjos, fiddles, basses, harmonicas, song flutes, and hand percussion with their respective owners' voices are all welcome.

Intro to Ukulele Workshop with Kevin Neidig (ages 8 and up)

Kevin Neidig playing ukulele
Patio Stage Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

String wizard Kevin Neidig is bringing a carload of ukuleles and you're invited to try 'em out!  Learn a few simple fingerings, enough to play some tunes and get started with this super-packable, versatile little instrument.

Slow Irish Jam with Mirella Murray, Mary Coogan and Kathleen Boyle of Cherish the Ladies

Mirella Murray, holding her accordion
Pickin' Place Saturday, 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm

Sing-Along with KLMN-tine — for kids of all ages.

Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Family Zone Saturday, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Fiddle Workshop with Brian Conway of Pride of New York

Brian Conway
Patio Stage Saturday, 1:45 pm to 3:00 pm

The workshop will focus on the relationship between bowing, phrasing and ornamentation in traditional Irish fiddling. Repertoire will consist of traditional tunes rather than on recent compositions, with a particular focus on classic tunes which the workshop participants can play at sessions.

There is no age restriction.  The workshop is targeted to intermediate/advanced players.

Song Circle with Fred Heagy and Joe Cooney

Festival fiddler logo
Pickin' Place Saturday, 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

Irish Seisiún with Brendan Dolan & Billy McComiskey (Pride of New York) and Cushla Srour (Irish Blessing)

Brendan Dolan
Patio Stage Saturday, 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Guitar Workshop with John Doyle

John Doyle, holding his guitar and gazing off to the right
Patio Stage Sunday, 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Bluegrass Jam with Tom Cook

Tom Cook playing his mandolin
Pickin' Place Sunday, 11:45 am to 1:30 pm

Community Sing with Debbi Kauffmann

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

Open Jam

Folks jamming at the 2018 festival
Pickin' Place Sunday, 1:45 pm to 2:45 pm

Sing-Along with KLMN-tine — for kids of all ages.

Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Family Zone Sunday, 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm

Old-Time Jam with Debbi Kauffmann

Debbi Kauffman
Pickin' Place Sunday, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm