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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...
Philadelphia based Coracree plays roots music from the heart, melding a mixture of Celtic, Old Time, European and original music with an old and contemporary sound. Their performances include lively fiddle tunes, soulful traditional ballads and an occasional clog dance. Read more...
Wild Asparagus
Wild Asparagus takes a creative approach to traditional dance music, with out-of-the-box woodwinds (oboe? bombard?!) playing off inventive piano and fiddle. Playing together since 1984, and appearing with renowned caller George Marshall, they will make this year's festival dances unforgettable. Read more...
Box and String
Box and String is the multi-instrumental duo of Bill Quern and Sarah Gowan. They play instrumental traditional roots music from the American Appalachians, England, Canada, Scandinavia, and France as well as their own original music composed in traditional styles. Read more...
Caroline Keane, holding a concertina, gazes to her right with a big smile. She's wearing a vibrant gold sweater and her dark hair curls over her shoulders.
EMERGING ARTIST: Caroline Keane grew up in Limerick, Ireland, she was surrounded by musical richness, which has become the cornerstone of her uniquely vibrant, passionate and emotive style of concertina playing. And yes, she still lives in Ireland, and will be performing in our showcase from there! Read more...


Rob Kronen stands with his guitar on his shoulder, holding the neck with his right hand.  He's a young man with short sandy hair and beard, wearing a black tee and red plaid flannel shirt.
Congratulations to Rob Kronen for scoring top honors in our 2020 Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase, livestreamed on August 9. Here's a big round of applause to all five finalists for a very entertaining evening. We're looking forward to hearing more from all of them. Want to enjoy it again, or share it with friends? Watch the archive on YouTube! Read more...
Caroline Keane, holding a concertina, gazes to her right with a big smile. She's wearing a vibrant gold sweater and her dark hair curls over her shoulders.
Meet Caroline Keane, an enchanting Irish concertina player who will be performing in our Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase on August 9. Read more...
A vintage microphone with "SFMS" in a marquee over the top where radio call letters would be.
Our judges have selected five finalists to participate in our Virtual Emerging Artist Showcase to be live-streamed August 9. Ukulele and live-loop harmonies... Irish concertina... a Nashville singer-songwriter... Delta blues guitar... a 6-piece band rocking originals and covers... Read on to find out who they are! Read more...
David Bromberg, photographed in profile, grinning, against a stone building wall.
We're excited to announce our performers (at least, those confirmed so far) and preliminary plans for our 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival. The incomparable DAVID BROMBERG headlines the festival, along with legendary Blues artists, terrific new progressive folk bands, a Swing Dance Intensive, and much more still to be announced! Read more...


Advanced Contra with Wild Asparagus and caller George Marshall

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 11:30 am to 12:45 pm
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Meet the Masters: George Marshall of Wild Asparagus

George Marshall
Heritage Center Saturday, 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

George Marshall is one of the country’s premiere callers, specializing in New England-style contra dances. He is renowned for his knack of matching music to dance and for his smooth, concise teaching and presentation. He began dancing, playing, and calling dances in the 1970s, founding the reknowned contradance band Swallowtail as a college student. He calls, teaches, and plays full time, touring nationally with Wild Asparagus or Swallowtail. He also produces music and dance events including a week-long February dance vacation in the Caribbean.

“Meet the Masters” are a series of artist interviews in front of a live audience. The "Meet the Masters" program is intended to give audiences the opportunity to learn about the lives and music of celebrated folk masters.

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Coracree in concert

Main Stage Saturday, 3:00 pm to 3:45 pm

Irish Session with members of Wild Asparagus

closeup of fiddles being played
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:50 pm to 5:10 pm

Irish session with Sarah Blair, David Cantieni, Ann Percival, and more to be announced.

Fiddle workshop with Jane Rothfield of Coracree

Jane Rothfield
Heritage Center Saturday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Beginners' Contra Dance Workshop with George Marshall

George Marshall
Dance Hall Saturday, 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm
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Contra Dance with Wild Asparagus

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
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