Valley Folk News

Saturday Concerts
begin at 7:30 pm

Sunday Concerts
begin at 2:00 pm

(except where
otherwise noted)

Upcoming Valley Folk concerts:


Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Anne Hills


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Anne Hills is one of the most beloved voices of the contemporary folk music scene, receiving awards and recognition for her live performances, her unique solo and collaborative recording projects, and her overall artistry and benefit work. Her song “Follow That Road” was the title cut of the Martha’s Vineyard Songwriter Retreat and has been a certified folk classic since the late 1990s. Whether she is singing her own songs, the words of six-year-old Opal Whiteley, or her song settings of the Hoosier poet James Whitcomb Riley; accompanied with her guitar, banjo, or simply a Tibetan bell, she puts her whole heart and soul into the moment. More info...

 

Sunday, March 31, 2019, at 2 pm

Jim Malcolm


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”. More info...

 

Saturday, May 4, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Joe Jencks & Maria Dunn


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Joe Jencks is an international touring musician, award-winning songwriter, and celebrated vocalist known for his performances of musical beauty, social consciousness and spiritual exploration. 2017 Juno-nominated songwriter Maria Dunn draws deeply on the folk tradition of storytelling through song. Melding North American roots music with her Scottish-Irish heritage, she sings about the resilience and grace of “ordinary” people, past and present. More info...

 

Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm

The Young'uns


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

British trio The Young’uns have always had the human touch. In the space of little more than a decade - and just five years after giving up their day jobs - they have become one of UK folk music’s hottest properties and best- loved acts. With their strong songs, spellbinding harmonies and rapid fire humour, they cut straight to the heart of some of our most topical issues. More info...

 

Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Alan Reid


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Glasgow born Alan Reid has been taking Scottish folk music all over the world. He joined the fledgling Battlefield Band in 1969 and subsequently recorded almost 30 albums with the band, in that time garnering a reputation for his playing and his singing. He began composing songs and tunes in the 1980s and from 1990 was the band’s principal songwriter. His songs are noted for their strong storytelling element whilst being firmly grounded in Scots history and tradition. In 2010 he left the ‘Batties,” to concentrate on his duo with guitarist/singer Rob van Sante. As well as the recordings with Battlefield Band and with Rob Van Sante, Alan has released two solo albums. More info...

 

Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 7:30 pm

Tommy Sands


Concert at 144 Cedar Street, Corning

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

Tommy Sands, Co Down's singer, songwriter and social activist has achieved something akin to legendary status in his own lifetime. From the pioneering days with the highly influential Sands Family, bringing Irish Music from New York's Carnegie Hall to Moscow's Olympic Stadium, he has developed into one of the most powerful songwriters and enchanting solo performers in Ireland today. His songs, like “There were Roses”, and “Daughters and Sons”, which have been recorded by Joan Baez, Kathy Matthea, Dolores Keane, Sean Keane, Frank Patterson, Dick Gaughan, The Dubliners, and many others, have been translated into many languages. More info...

 

 

 

Summer folk festivals...


click here for some of our favorites

 

 

Pub Sings


Third Friday of every month, 7-10 PM

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

Check here for our 2019 dates!

Valley Folk Music hosts Pub Sings every 3rd Friday of the month at the Colonial Inn, 701 N. Franklin St., Watkins Glen, NY from 7 - 10 PM.More info...

 

 

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Additional ways to help:

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concert series. Click on Donate Here to find out more.

And consider volunteering--find out more here!

 

 

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