Pub Sing!

3rd Friday of each month, 7-10 pm

Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St.

NOTE: The Pub Sing will take a break in December for the holidays.
See below for our 2018 dates!

Songs with rousing choruses, like sea shanties & sailor songs, work songs, English and other types of drinking songs, songs with a repeating line or refrain, new or old songs with a good chorus. Lead a song or join in – harmonize, or just soak it in. All welcome!

Valley Folk Music is starting Pub Sings every 3rd Friday of the month beginning August 19, 2016 at the Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY from 7 - 10 PM. This Pub Sing, fashioned after Pub Sings in other places we have been (Pickin and Singin Gatherin, for example), will feature unaccompanied singing. That means leave your guitar at home.

Anyone is free to take a turn to lead a song and all are free to sing along, especially joining in on the chorus and harmonizing. We ask that you try to find songs that have a refrain or chorus or repeating line to facilitate some group and harmony singing. Some examples of good ones (but by no means an exhaustive list) include work songs, sea songs, old British Isles songs, American favorite folk song gems or anything with a rousing chorus, or anything with a chorus you like.

Paul Marcellus owns The Colonial Inn & Motel where they scoop homemade dairy and vegan ice cream, pour Finger Lakes wine and sell mostly local craft beer. There is also a pottery shop. Visitors can stay there or at The Local, a European-concept Hostel, across from the Watkins Glen State Park entrance.

Click here for directions to the Colonial Inn

2018 Pub Sing Dates:

January 19, 2018
February 16, 2018
March 16, 2018
April 20, 2018
May 18, 2018
June 15, 2018
July 20, 2018
August 17, 2018
September 21, 2018
October 19, 2018
November 16, 2018