Memories from Past Festivals
Posted November 25, 2019
SFMS is seeking a folklorist to do fieldwork and ethnographic documentation between January 15 and August 31, 2020. As a recently-named Pennsylvania Council on the Arts (PCA) Folk Arts Provisional Partner, SFMS is charged with surveying folk and traditional artists living and working in Dauphin, Cumberland and Lebanon counties. Read on for more details about this part-time contract.
Posted November 20, 2019
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. This winter we'll enjoy concerts by Twisted Pine (from our 2018 festival!), new songs from Missy Raines Trio, and Irish music from Altan and HighTime.
Posted October 7, 2019
Our 2020 festival will feature a youth festival band, or "Kids' Academy", coordinated by traditional musician Jane Rothfield. Kids 6-16 will learn several traditional tunes by ear and then perform them on the main stage! All instruments and ability levels are welcome. Come to our info session on October 11, or email for more information.
Posted October 7, 2019
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. This fall we'll enjoy concerts by Jane Rothfield & Allan Carr, Tim O'Brien & Jan Fabricius, Hubby Jenkins and Peter Mulvey. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting a Bulgarian Folk Dance workshop with Iliana Bozhanova & Todor Yankov.
Posted August 12, 2019
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Posted August 1, 2019
SFMS presents a full calendar of traditional arts events in south-central Pennsylvania. As summer ends, we'll enjoy two more "Soundwaves" concerts (Justin Angelo Band and Rue de la Pompe) and we'll kick off our new season with Genticorum and the Old Blind Dogs. Our World Music & Dance Series is also hosting an evening of Bulgarian Folk Dancing with Bulgarika.
Posted July 24, 2019
If you have the swing down in your soul, but are struggling to get it from there to your feet, you have the opportunity of a lifetime at the 2019 Susquehanna Folk Festival. On Saturday at 12:30, Alyssa Arter, a swing dance instructor and co-owner of Victrola Dance Hall, in York, PA, will be offering workshops in Swing Dance and Cajun Dance, as well as performing with the Ladybirds during the Late Night Festival Club on Saturday.