Valley Folk News

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

Sunday Concerts
begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

Upcoming Valley Folk concerts:


Sunday, February 3, 2019, at 2 pm

John Roberts & Debra Cowan


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

Two traditional folksingers from England and America in a double bill. Before coming to the United States in the 1960's, John Roberts developed his interest in folksongs in high school when he and a group of friends decided to form a folk club. With concertina and banjo, he sings the traditional folksongs of his native Britain in a manner that is at once authentic and authoritative, yet highly engaging and entertaining. Debra Cowan’s captivating warm alto carries each folk song she chooses with such emotion that you’ll forget that they were written by others. Based near Worcester, Massachusetts, Debra tours extensively in North America and the United Kingdom. More info...

 

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Anne Hills


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

Anne Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has been a certified folk classic since the late 1990s. Whether she is singing her own songs, the words of six-year-old Opal Whiteley, or her song settings of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. More info...

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm

Jim Malcolm


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”. More info...

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

In the red-brick UM Church--door on First St.

Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. 2017 Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. More info...

 

 

 

June through September, 2019

Time for summer folk festivals...


click here for some of our favorites

 

 

Pub Sings


Third Friday of every month, 7-10 PM

at the Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY

NOTE: The Pub Sing will take breaks in April and December for the holidays.
Check here for our 2019 dates!

Valley Folk Music hosts Pub Sings every 3rd Friday of the month at the Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY from 7 - 10 PM.More info...

 

 

Become a Valley Folk Music Supporter!

Become a 2018 Supporter Pay $15/ Single or $25/ Family per year to get:
Discounted admission at concerts plus all paper mailings and/or emails for concerts.
Click on Admission to find out more.

Additional ways to help:

You can now make tax-deductable donations to support the Valley Folk Music
concert series. Click on Donate Here to find out more.

And consider volunteering--find out more here!

 

 

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