Pub Sing!

3rd Friday of each month, 7-10 pm

Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St.

See below for our 2019 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 hosts aPub Sings every 3rd Friday of the month 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

Upcoming Pub Sing Dates:

(No sing in April)
May 17, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 19, 2019
August 16, 2019
September 20, 2019
October 18, 2019
November 15, 2019

NOTE: The Pub Sing generally takes breaks for Easter/Passover (in March or April), and Decemberfor the Christmas/Hannukah holidays. There also can be a rare, last minute cancellation--notice of which will be put up on Facebook. You can also phone to check with us before driving a long distance at 607 962-4461