Huntington kicks off Saturday folk music series

Huntington kicks off Saturday folk music series
The Folk Music Society of Huntington opens its 2017-2018 season of First Saturday Concerts with a special one entitled Huntington’s Own: Three Generations and featuring locally based singer-songwriters Lois Morton, Annie Mark and Kirsten Maxwell performing both separately and together.
The Oct. 7 concert at The Congregational Church of Huntington (30 Washington Drive, off Route 25A, Centerport) is set for 8:30 p.m., with an open mic preceding it at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $25; $20 for FMSH members.
Tickets may be purchased in advance online at, using a credit card, or at the door (cash only). For more information, visit the website or call 631-425-2925
Lois Morton has been delighting audiences in the New York metropolitan area with her abundant charm and humorous songs of social commentary. Reinventing herself in retirement, Lois has gone from being an educator and therapist to a singer-songwriter with a rapier wit and surprisingly contemporary approach.
Morton’s show, “As I See It,” highlights her original, often hilarious songs that encourage us to laugh at ourselves, while she also brings to life the legendary Edith Piaf in a lecture-cabaret program featuring songs and stories. For more information, visit
Annie Mark has shared her country-tinged Americana-roots music with audiences from Nashville to Ireland.
A New York native, she moved to the south at age 10, where she nurtured a lifelong love of old-style country music and songs that convey slice-of-life stories about people’s lives.
Sung in her richly textured voice, Mark’s songs explore life’s journey and universal themes of love and loss, struggles and triumphs, shadows and light. She plays a mix of folk and country, with a little bit of blues-rock, accompanying herself on a strong, steady rhythm guitar.
Kirsten Maxwell has been earning accolades and winning over audiences across the country. She was a finalist in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk Competition in 2016 and an audience-voted “Most Wanted” artist at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.
She took first place in a contest sponsored by the Rhode Island Songwriters Association in 2015 and was a winner in the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Singer-Songwriter Competition.
Maxwell has had official juried showcases at several conferences hosted by regional affiliates of Folk Alliance International, has a coveted Formal Showcase at this fall’s Northeast Regional Folk Alliance Conference, and was part of NERFA Presents Young Folk showcases at the Mariposa and Philadelphia Folk Festivals. For more information, visit
Now in its 49th year, the Folk Music Society of Huntington presents two monthly concert series, a monthly folk jam, and an annual folk festival each summer in conjunction with the Huntington Arts Council. Its first Hard Luck Café series concert of the season is set for Thursday night, Oct. 19, at Huntington’s Cinema Arts Centre and will feature the duos Freddy & Francine and Miles & Mafale (formerly The YaYas).

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