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Performers

Hot Club of Cowtown
Country music that swings? Jazz with a twang? This Austin-based trio walks the line between the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt's Quintette du Hot Club de France and the western swing of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys. Read more...
Cherish the Ladies
“It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do,” says the Boston Globe speaking of Cherish the Ladies, the long-running, Grammy-nominated, Irish-American super group. Read more...
Pride of New York
Described as “a killer ceili band,” Pride of New York is making a rare appearance at the Susquehanna Folk Festival. The group features four of the best Irish-American instrumentalists around: Joanie Madden, Brian Conway, Billy McComiskey, and Brendan Dolan. They reach back to the old country for their tunes, bringing them alive with real zest and spirit! Read more...
The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
With instrumentation that includes saxophone, banjo, fiddles, mandolin, foot percussion, guitar, and voices, the Faux Paws pack a vast amount of music and heart into a small package. Their elastic, infectious, genre-transcending arrangements bring influences of rock and pop to their eclectic traditional music base. 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...
The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
The Stringrays is an inimitable trio of musicians with a shared interest in exploring great fiddle tunes. Their playing is fueled by a love of the living tradition of New England fiddle music and its cousins. Expect dynamic, lyrical improvisation and fresh, dance-inspired interplay. The band features fiddler Rodney Miller with Owen Morrison on guitar and Stuart Kenney on bass and banjo. Read more...
BeauSoleil
For the past 40 years, BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet has been making some of the most potent and popular Cajun music on the planet. Their distinctive sound derives from the distilled spirits of New Orleans jazz, blues rock, folk, swamp pop, Zydeco, country and bluegrass. Born out of the rich Acadian ancestry of its members, and created and driven by bandleader Michael Doucet’s spellbinding fiddle playing and soulful vocals, BeauSoleil is notorious for bringing even the most staid audience to its feet. Read more...
The seven members of Bluestone stand, smiling, wearing blue shirts and black vests.
Veteran local band Bluestone has been on the scene for the last 25 years, and the boys have played with some of the best in the business. Firmly grounded in traditional, hard-driving Bluegrass, the band's repertoire also incorporates gospel, country, blues, swing and folk influences. Read more...

News

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...
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...
Eileen Ivers holding her fiddle and smiling
The Washington Post says Eileen Ivers "suggests the future of the Celtic fiddle." You have an opportunity to look into that future when she comes to York, PA for a Susquehanna Folk concert on Friday, January 18, 2019. 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

Contra Dance Ball with The Faux Paws and calling by Will Mentor

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Dance Hall Friday, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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The Faux Paws

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Main Stage Saturday, 10:00 am to 11:15 am

Pride of New York

Pride of New York
Main Stage Saturday, 11:35 am to 12:40 pm

Swing Dance workshop with Alyssa Arter and Hot Club of Cowtown

Alyssa Arter
Dance Hall Saturday, 12:30 pm to 1:00 pm
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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.

Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies
Main Stage Saturday, 2:20 pm to 3:35 pm

Contra Dance with The Faux Paws and Janine Smith calling

The three members of The Faux Paws play fiddle and guitars in front of a rustic lodge fireplace.
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm
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Fiddle Traditions: Western Swing — with Elana James of Hot Club of Cowtown

Elana James
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:15 pm to 5:15 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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Meet the Masters: Rodney Miller of The Stringrays

Rodney Miller, grinning and holding his fiddle ready to play
Coffeehouse Stage Saturday, 3:20 pm to 3:50 pm

Fiddle Traditions: Irish — with Brian Conway (Pride of New York) and Nollaig Casey (Cherish the Ladies)

Nollaig Casey
Patio Stage Saturday, 3:55 pm to 4:35 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style. Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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Fiddle Traditions: New England — with Rodney Miller of The Stringrays

Rodney Miller, grinning and holding his fiddle ready to play
Patio Stage Saturday, 4:35 pm to 5:15 pm

In our Fiddle Traditions showcase, a variety of fiddlers talk about their particular genre and style.  Your moderator is local superfiddler Ken Gehret.

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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

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown
Main Stage Saturday, 6:20 pm to 8:10 pm

Contra Dance with The Stringrays (featuring Rodney Miller) and calling by Will Mentor

The Stringrays with their instruments: individual photos of Rodney Miller, Owen Morrison and Stuart Kenney.
Dance Hall Saturday, 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
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Cherish the Ladies

Cherish the Ladies
Main Stage Saturday, 8:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Hot Club of Cowtown

Hot Club of Cowtown
Main Stage Sunday, 11:20 am to 12:20 pm

Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

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

Hot Club of Cowtown
Main Stage Sunday, 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Kittel & Co. featuring John Doyle

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

BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet

BeauSoleil
Main Stage Sunday, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm