Folk Music Society of Huntington
For more than 50 years the Folk Music Society of Huntington has continued to present two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council.
Acknowledged as the musical conscience of society, folk music has preserved — in its variety of forms — the joys, struggles and sorrows of people worldwide. In the late 1960s, a small group of Long Island residents dedicated to the preservation of folk music founded the Folk Music Society of Huntington. Incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1970, its membership now numbers in the hundreds, while more than 1,500 people are on its email distribution list.
FMSH cultivates new talent in both modern singer-songwriters and performers of traditional songs, while providing opportunities for all lovers of acoustic music to find their favorites. It’s a cheap date, too – concerts can be less than the cost of two drinks at a bar (a bit more for the better-known touring performers, of course), with refreshments available at very reasonable prices.