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“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”  Dr Seuss was right! Todays the day to try something new.

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“If you never did, you should. These things are fun and fun is good.”  Dr Seuss was right! Todays the day to try something new.

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News

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle
We all need a little hopeful news, right? We have posted the schedule for the 2020 Susquehanna Folk Festival and it's pretty fantastic -- starting off Friday evening with a concert featuring Cumberland Honey and Colebrook Road, and a contra dance with Wild Asparagus! Lots of workshops, lots of jamming, and of course LOTS of performances. New this year is a Festival Youth Band program for kids age 6-16. Check it out! Read more...

Events

Beginners' Contra Dance Workshop with George Marshall

George Marshall
Dance Hall Friday, 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm
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Contra Dance with Wild Asparagus and caller George Marshall

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Friday, 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm
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Waltz with Wild Asparagus

Wild Asparagus
Dance Hall Saturday, 11:00 am to 11:30 am
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Festival Youth Band Rehearsal (first of 3)

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle
Heritage Center Saturday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

All Saturday: Crafts for Families by York County Libraries

Boy with a craft project
Family Zone Saturday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Harmony Singing Workshop with Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road
Pickin' Place Saturday, 11:15 am to 12:30 pm

International Folk Dancing with Zita Angelo

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Family Zone Saturday, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Blues Jam with Happy Traum

Happy Traum
Pickin' Place Saturday, 12:45 pm to 2:15 pm

Bal Folk with Box & String and Maria Cramer & Robin Bannerji

Box and String
Dance Hall Saturday, 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm

Bal folk is traditional French dancing, as popularized all over Western Europe and the world. At a bal, you will experience the excitement and calm of folklife itself. From the blissful synchrony of a whole room stepping together in a spellbinding Breton chain dance, to the surging passion of a partner-swapping gigue, to the friendly — or flirtatious — intimacy of a partnered bourrée.

The steps are simple, straightforward, and honest; they are suitable for dancers of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. The music is infectious and begs to be danced to. The band guides the evening’s program, and the dancers can interpret the tunes however they wish. The atmosphere is relaxed and designed for community enjoyment.

 

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

Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Family Zone Saturday, 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Bluegrass Jam with Colebrook Road

Colebrook Road
Pickin' Place Saturday, 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm

Hip Hop with Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele dancer
Dance Hall Saturday, 2:45 pm to 3:30 pm

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Limberjack and Limberjill with Randy Heisley-Cato

Randy Heisley-Cato
Family Zone Saturday, 3:00 pm to 3:30 pm

A limberjack is a rhythm toy that looks like a person doing an old-timey clogging dance.  Anyone can do it!  Give it a try.

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African Dance with Kulu Mele

Kulu Mele dancers
Dance Hall Saturday, 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm

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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.

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

Kevin Neidig playing ukulele
Pickin' Place Saturday, 4:20 pm to 5:20 pm

International Folk Dancing with Zita Angelo

Five men and women perform an international folk dance.
Dance Hall Saturday, 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm
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Songs, Crankies, and Appalachian Rhythm Toys with Box and String

Box and String
Family Zone Saturday, 5:00 pm to 5:45 pm

Come see what families made and played with, back in the days before television and cell phones.

A "crankie" is a box with a window cut into it, and a spindle on each side, and hand-cranks to pull a roll of art-covered paper from one spindle to the other.  When the cranks are turned, the crankie shows a scrolling series of pictures that illustrate a story.  Come see it in action!

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Song Circle with Joe Cooney and Fred Heagy

Joe Cooney (with beard) and Fred Heagy (with short white hair) sit on the grass with Joe's guitar.
Pickin' Place Saturday, 5:40 pm to 7:30 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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Bal Folk with Box & String and Maria Cramer & Robin Bannerji

Box and String
Dance Hall Saturday, 9:20 pm to 10:45 pm

Bal folk is traditional French dancing, as popularized all over Western Europe and the world. At a bal, you will experience the excitement and calm of folklife itself. From the blissful synchrony of a whole room stepping together in a spellbinding Breton chain dance, to the surging passion of a partner-swapping gigue, to the friendly — or flirtatious — intimacy of a partnered bourrée.

The steps are simple, straightforward, and honest; they are suitable for dancers of all ages, experience levels, and abilities. The music is infectious and begs to be danced to. The band guides the evening’s program, and the dancers can interpret the tunes however they wish. The atmosphere is relaxed and designed for community enjoyment.

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Swing Dance classes with Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) and Rafal Pustelny

Rafal Pustelny
Dance Hall Sunday, 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
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Shape Note Singing School with Topher Lawton

Mystery fiddler from festival logo
Pickin' Place Sunday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

Shape note singing is full-voiced, energetic, and deeply emotional a cappella harmony designed for beginners to pick up and sing. It originated in early American Christian congregational singing, and while the themes — struggle, love, death, and devotion — are intense, they are deeply resonant in every age.

This workshop will orient singers to the form of shape note singing using the most popular songbook, The Sacred Harp, and teach the class how to lead songs in the center of the hollow square. A regular sing will follow the singing school.

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Festival Youth Band Rehearsal (second of 3)

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle
Heritage Center Sunday, 11:00 am to 12:30 pm

All Sunday: Crafts for Families by York County Libraries

Girls with a paper-cup telephone project
Family Zone Sunday, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

Guitar Workshop with Happy Traum: Steady Thumb Fingerpicking for Blues and Country/Folk

Happy Traum
Patio Stage Sunday, 11:30 am to 1:00 pm

Swing Dance classes with Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) and Rafal Pustelny

Carla Crowen
Dance Hall Sunday, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Storytelling Workshop with Andy Offutt Irwin

Andy Offutt Irwin
Family Zone Sunday, 12:00 pm to 12:45 pm

Shape Note Sing

Women shape-note singing
Pickin' Place Sunday, 12:45 pm to 2:00 pm

Shape note singing is full-voiced, energetic, and deeply emotional a cappella harmony designed for beginners to pick up and sing. It originated in early American Christian congregational singing, and while the themes — struggle, love, death, and devotion — are intense, they are deeply resonant in every age.

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Swing Dance with The Revisionists and a dance performance by The SugarSnaps

Danny Jonokuchi (with trumpet) and a woman grin for the camera.
Dance Hall Sunday, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
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Old Time Jam with Debbi Kauffmann

Debbi Kauffmann
Heritage Center Sunday, 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm

Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison

Slim Harrison
Family Zone Sunday, 1:15 pm to 2:00 pm

Limberjack and Limberjill with Randy Heisley-Cato

Randy Heisley-Cato
Family Zone Sunday, 2:15 pm to 2:45 pm

A limberjack is a rhythm toy that looks like a person doing an old-timey clogging dance.  Anyone can do it!  Give it a try.

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Festival Youth Band Rehearsal (last of 3)

Jane Rothfield clicks her heels while playing fiddle
Pickin' Place Sunday, 2:15 pm to 3:00 pm

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

Karen Lee Miller-Newman (AKA KLMN-tine) holding her guitar
Family Zone Sunday, 3:15 pm to 4:15 pm

Storytelling Workshop (for grownups) with Andy Offutt Irwin

Andy Offutt Irwin
Heritage Center Sunday, 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm
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Beginners' Contra Dance Workshop

Men contra dancing
Dance Hall Sunday, 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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Sunnyland Band with Slim Harrison

Slim Harrison
Family Zone Sunday, 4:45 pm to 5:30 pm

Contra Dance with Coracree

Coracree
Dance Hall Sunday, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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Kids' Parade

girls in the Family Parade
Family Zone Sunday, 5:45 pm to 6:00 pm
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