Valley Folk News

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

Sunday Concerts
begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

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September Concert:

Upcoming Valley Folk concerts:


Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 7:30 pm

RiZe Up: Roy Zimmerman


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

RiZe Up: funny songs about peace and justice from the entertaining and clever singer-songwriter and satirist Roy Zimmerman. Roy’s songs have been heard on HBO and Showtime, and his videos have garnered tens of millions of views. More info...

 

Sunday, October 28, 2018, at 2 pm

Windborne


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Windborne is a New England vocal quartet with stellar harmonies and arrangements from many folk vocal styles. Stunningly powerful vocal harmony floods the room as the four Windborne singers present Song on the Times, their project of working class movements for peoples’ rights from the past 400 years, sung for today struggles. More info...

 

Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 2 pm

Heather Pierson Trio


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Heather Pierson is an award-winning pianist and multi-genre singer/songwriter. From New Orleans-style jazz and blues to rousing Americana and poignant folk narratives, her music moves seamlessly and effortlessly from one style to the next, and a growing catalog of wildly divergent CD releases reflects her boundless creativity. The Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio features Shawn Nadeau on upright bass, and Davy Sturtevant on, as Heather often puts it from stage, "everything else"—guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, cornet. More info...

 

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...

 

Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Dan Berggren


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Dan Berggren’s sings traditional and self-penned songs of the Adirondack region of New York State. His roots are firmly in the Adirondacks where he was raised but his music has branched out across many borders. The award-winning musician and educator grew up on the land farmed by his mother's family for generations and has worked in the woods with forest ranger and survey crews. Hearing stories and songs from local friends and neighbors, Dan has developed a style that captures the spirit of the mountains. 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 a break in December for the holidays.
Check here for our 2018 dates!

Valley Folk Music is hosting 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...

 

 

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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.
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Additional ways to help:

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concert series. Click on Donate Here to find out more.

And consider volunteering--find out more here!

 

 

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