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Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 7:30 pm

James Keelaghan


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

James Keelaghan, a poet laureate of the folk music world has gone about his work with passion, intent, intensity, and curiosity for decades. He is a masterful story teller with nine albums that have earned Keelaghan awards and acclaim from Australia to Scandinavia. This Canadian songwriter ties it all together with a powerful voice, delivery, and a commanding presence where he finds a balance between examining the lighter and heavier sides of life. More info...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers have been at the music for four decades, often in solo ventures. Claudia has traveled easily between folk, jazz and theater, while Sally is well known in the folk world and has created celebrated children’s music as well as writing for community theater. Yet something about their musical chemistry, evident the first time they performed together 35 years ago, took them to new and different places. Recently, with Claudia back on the mainland and Sally’s girls now grown up, they made their first CD in 22 years, with sparse accompaniment and focusing on the synergy of Claudia’s and Sally’s amazing vocals – which has led to more touring and writing and delving ever deeper into that wonderful heart-opening harmony showcased in their new and fourth CD together, “We Are Welcomed.” More info...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Welcome millennial duo Tyler Hughes & Sam Gleaves to the folk scene! They play old time country music as well as contemporary songs from their native mountain region that challenge the Appalachian stereotypes. The duo blend their close vocal harmonies with expert accompaniment on banjo, guitar, autoharp, fiddle and mandolin, featuring hoedowns, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired pieces, comedy songs, rousing gospel numbers, lonesome ballads and flatfoot dancing as well as labor movement anthems. More info...

Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7:30 pm

“Singing for Suffrage”
with Peggy Lynn & Dan Duggan


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Peggy Lynn is passionate about the contributions and burdens of women. While earning a BS in Women’s Studies and a Master’s degree in American and Women’s History, she uncovered 200 songs used by, or popular during, the struggles of the women’s suffrage movement. Peggy Lynn will perform a selection of these songs, accompanied by husband Dan Duggan in this special program on the weekend after International Women’s Day, commemorating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the vote. More info...

Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 2:00 pm

Matthew Byrne


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Matthew Byrne’s music has traveled well beyond the rugged shores of his Newfoundland home since his 2010 debut CD, Ballads. Touring as a solo artist as well as singer with The Dardanelles, he has graced major festival stages worldwide. With his second recording, Hearts & Heroes, receiving Traditional Recording of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Folk Music Awards, Byrne has established himself as one of Canada’s most authentic and vital traditional voices. And what a great sound he has! More info...

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at7:30 pm

Brian Peters


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Brian Peters is, according to the UK’s Living Tradition magazine “a top-notch singer and player, also one of the best-researched performers currently doing the rounds, and master of several crafts” while the US folk music magazine Dirty Linen described him as “one of the very best performers in the field of English traditional song and music”. An enthusiastic and strong singer, Peters is also a multi-instrumentalist, known as England’s leading exponent of the Anglo concertina and melodeon (button accordion) as well as a skilled guitarist. More info...

 

June through September, 2018

Time for summer folk festivals...


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Pub Sings


Third Friday of every month, 7-10 PM

at the Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY

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. 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. The Colonial Inn sells homemade ice cream (including some vegan ice cream). They also serve a variety of Finger Lakes wines and craft beer. More info...

 

 

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