Valley Folk News

Concerts begin
at 7:30 pm
(except where
otherwise noted)

$17.50 at-the-door
(except where
otherwise noted)

Half price for disabled folks
and full time students
(high school, college)
with valid ID.

Children 14 and under
free with adult.

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Upcoming Valley Folk concerts:


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Bruce Molsky

in the First United Methodist Church
at 144 Cedar Street, Corning
with afternoon fiddle workshop

"America's reigning old time fiddler." - Matt Glaser, fiddler-educator
"The Rembrandt of Appalachian fiddle." - Darol Anger, fiddler
"There's an incredible power of history and tradition in his vocals." - Linda Ronstadt, singer

Molsky is the defining virtuoso of Appalachia's timeless folk music traditions. That’s unique for a former engineer from the Bronx who began a full time music career at forty. In addition to a prolific solo career, singing and playing fiddle, guitar, and banjo, Molsky frequently joins genre-busting super-groups, like the Grammy-nominated Fiddlers Four, and Mozaik, with Hungarian Nikola Parov, and Celtic giant Donal Lunny. He was on Nickel Creek's farewell tour, and performs in a trio with Scottish fiddler Aly Bain and Sweden's great Ale Moller. More info...

Fiddle Workshop

Bruce will lead a Fiddle Workshop from 1:30 to 3:30 for violin students, fiddlers/violin players of mixed ability. Tunes will be taught the traditional way, by ear, with techniques for the genre added for the more advanced players. $25/$20 student, $40 workshop/concert combo. Reservation & advance payment required. Contact (607) 962-4461 or   More info on workshop...


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Simple Gifts

performing Immigrant Tunes

in the Drake House Studio Theater
at 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning

"The members of Simple Gifts are proof that the best groups are more than the sum
of their individual talents. These women share a chemistry that infuses their music with energy,
integrity, and joy. Theirs is a special gift."
--Dave Johnson, Boston Globe

Based in the hills of central Pennsylvania, Simple Gifts, the duo of Linda Littleton and Karen Hirshon, play an amazing array of instruments. They switch with ease among fiddle, mandolin, banjo, recorders, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, baritone fiddle, guitar, and percussion.They will expose you to folk melodies of many lands presenting tunes that have fiddled their way to America. Hear the fascinating rhythmic variations and modes from around the world that make up the melting pot of US immigrant tunes. This concert is co-sponsored by the Jewish Center and Federation of the Twin Tiers. More info...


June through September, 2014

Time for summer folk festivals...

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Archie Fisher

in the Drake House Studio Theater
at 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning

Legendary folksinger on the Scottish scene playing songs from his native Scotland and his travels as well as some originals. Archie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and recorded his first album in 1968. Fisher has been active both as a live performer at festivals and concerts around the world--as well as directing the Edinburgh Folk Festival from 1988 to 1992--and as a producer for other artists, including several albums by the duo of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. In addition he has performed as a backing musician and arranger for the Makem and Clancy duo among others. During the 1980’s he originated several radio documentaries and toured North America with Garnet Rogers. Archie's long-awaited CD, Windward Away, is a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish Border country.More info...

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Andy Cohen

in the Drake House Studio Theater
at 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning

This Memphis, Tennessee resident (transplanted from Massachusetts) is the real deal, a Piedmont picker who in many ways embodies the history of the blues as carried on by the baby-boomer generation. If you want to understand the acoustic blues experience, the transition from pre-war blues (WWII, that is) to the 1960s blues revival on to modern day acoustic blues, Cohen is a perfect testimonial. More info...

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Annie and the Hedonists

in the Drake House Studio Theater
at 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning

A band with a great lead singer and tight harmonies, covering an eclectic mix of acoustic blues, vintage jazz and swing, and folk roots Americana. "Annie struts right to the heart of each sassy, nostalgic song and gives us a piece of her mind in a voice that sits comfortably alongside the greats of the American jazz tradition." -- Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena. More info...

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