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 February due to conflicting events of the regulars. Everything resumes in March with great enthusiasm! The next Pub Sing will be on March 17th where Irish songs are welcome but optional.

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

Pub Sing Dates:

2017 dates:
January 20, 2017
March 17, 2017
April 21, 2017
May 19, 2017
June 16, 2017
July 21, 2017
August 18, 2017
September 15, 2017
October 20, 2017
November 17, 2017
December 15, 2017