Valley Folk
Press Information

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

Sunday Concerts
begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

Valley Folk Press Releases:

February 27, 2017 (Corning NY)
Contact: Debra Chesman, Valley Folk Music Director

Valley Folk Music Presents:
Si Kahn, Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn

When: Sunday, March 12, 2017, 2:00 PM Concert
Where: 144 Cedar Street, MC Auditorium, Corning NY (Corner Cedar & First St.)
Admission: $20. cash or checks at-the-door; Children 14 and under free with adult; 1/2 price Students (Full-time College/High School) and Disabled
There are also 4 subscription options for discounts on admission. check here for details or contact Valley Folk Music.

This unique event features songs of hope, courage, love and triumph! These songwriters represent the finest traditions of socially aware music, filled with heart and purpose. Spanning many musical styles, they combine diverse perspectives into a unified presentation that inspires people to sing, laugh, heal, and celebrate life. Maria, Joe, and Si have all won numerous awards for their work, and been recognized internationally as preeminent in their field. Join us for an unforgettable evening of stories and songs.

Si Kahn, (Charlotte, NC) Known for union organizing as much as for strong songwriting, his song Aragon Mill, is well established in the tradition at Irish sessions all around the world while others like Gone, Gonna Rise Again are classics on the US folk scene. Si Kahn has also spent 40 years writing all aspects of musical theater.

Joe Jencks, (Chicago, IL) With one of the strongest voices on the folk scene, he is a member of super group Brother Sun. Joe’s powerful song Lady of the Harbor eerily foretold the state of affairs today and captures the best of America’s resilience and spirit. He always shows us humanity and hope in his songs.

Maria Dunn (Edmonton, AB, Canada) With a clear, beautiful voice, Maria sings stories of everyday people throughout history with a keen social awareness puts you in their shoes. While she is a true preserver of the spirit of folk music, her sixth album Gathering (2016) celebrates love of family and community.

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Local musicians hold a pre-concert jam session, beginning 90 minutes before concert time. Bring unplugged instruments and voices to join the community of music-makers in the downstairs lounge or bring a take-out supper from one of Corning’s restaurants and eat near the jam. Warm beverages will be available at intermission. Audience members bring finger foods to share..

Be aware if you cannot climb stairs, you will require assistance to use the chair lift- bring a helper or phone ahead. Bathroom is accessible.

Visit and our Facebook page for more info about the Valley Folk concert series, performers, directions, and contact details to volunteer.

For more information contact Debra Chesman, 607-962-4461 or

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For more information...
Contact: Debra Chesman, Valley Folk Music Coordinator