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Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 7:30 PM

The Johnson Girls

Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

The Johnson Girls is an energetic all-woman a cappella ensemble, performing traditional and contemporary music with an emphasis on songs of the sea and shore. With a sound that has been called “exciting,” “haunting,” and “uplifting,” the Johnson Girls give performances that bring audiences to their feet wherever they go. Each of The Johnson Girls--Joy Bennett, Alison Kelley, Bonnie Milner, and Deirdre Murtha--brings a specialty and style to the ensemble. Their extensive repertoire includes songs with an Afro-Caribbean influence, of the inland waterways, of fishing, mining, Irish, Anglo-American, Italian, French, and Canadian ballads and work songs, and much more. The Johnson Girls bring a unique interpretation to their repertoire while preserving the traditional roots of their music. More info...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Cassie & Maggie MacDonald


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Cassie and Maggie MacDonald’s talent is only surpassed by the joy with which they so generously share it. Exciting and innovative, they have found the perfect balance between musical integrity, and sheer entertainment. While still staying true to their Celtic roots, they have explored and tested the boundaries of traditional music, bringing a breath of fresh air to the genre with their original compositions and arrangements. Sisters, cohorts and collaborators, Cassie and Maggie have been enchanting audiences far and wide with their infectious energy, driving rhythms and lilting melodies. More info...

 

June through September, 2017

Time for summer folk festivals...


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Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30 PM

Jez Lowe


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer in the world of acoustic music, and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England, with more than a dozen albums and countless performances around the world over the last twenty years at some of the most prestigious stages and festivals in the US, Europe, China, and New Zealand. More info...

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...

 

 

Pub Sings


Third Friday of every month, 7-10 PM

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

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.

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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