Folk Music Society of Huntington Hosts Its Annual Members Showcase Concert, Jan. 5
By Michael Kornfeld
Kicking off the new year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington will showcase some of its musically-inclined members in a special concert set for Saturday, January 5, at the Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive (off Route 25A), Centerport.
The following individuals will perform short musical sets: Andrea Cetlin, Marybeth D’Amico, Eric Eaton, Lin Giliberti, Judy Merrick, James O’Malley, Ira Perlman, Gary Schoenberger and Bob Westcott. Unlike most of the organization’s concerts, this one, which is set for 8 p.m., will not be preceded by an open mic. The society’s annual membership meeting is set for 7:30 p.m.
As a volunteer-run, nonprofit organization, the Folk Music Society of Huntington is supported in large part through memberships. Although its First Saturday Concerts series usually features national and international touring artists, one evening each season is devoted to a Members’ Showcase Concert to enable some of its own talented members to showcase their musicianship, singing and songwriting skills.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for FMSH members) and may be purchased online at www.fmsh.org with a credit card or at the door (cash and checks only).
Now in its 44th year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam and sing-along, and an annual folk festival in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Next up following the Members’ Showcase Concert are a Hard Luck Café at the Cinema Arts Centre on Thursday, January 17, featuring Jean Rohe and Jack Licitra., and a First Saturday Concert featuring Julie Gold, the Grammy Award-winning songwriter of “From a Distance,” at the Congregational Church, on Feb. 2.