Folk Societies, Organizations and Conferences in New England

Join up! Folk Societies support and help coordinate folk activities of many types. Many organizations produce numerous events each year, along with one major event, frequently a festival. Most sponsored events are open to the public, but there are always member benefits! You are encouraged to find a society that supports your particular folk interests, and help them and yourself by becoming a member.

Folk conferences are for the business side of folk music. Like conferences for other industries, professionals gather to network and socialize, join in seminars and workshops, view each others’ products and services, and learn how to improve their business practices.
The Northeast Regional Folk Alliance conference is held each November in the Catskills area of NY.

Vermont

Massachusetts

Connecticut

Friends of the Music Box
Craftsbury
Northeast Fiddlers Association
Barre

New Hampshire

NH Acoustic Music Assn
Lochmere
Peterborough Folk Music Society
Peterborough
Monadnock Folklore Society
Keene

Maine

Seacoast Guitar Society
York

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Boston
Folk New England
Somerville
Passim Folk Music & Cultural Center
Cambridge
Country Dance & Song Society
Easthampton
South Shore Folk Music Club
Kingston
Friends of First Encounter
Eastham
Falmouth Fiddlers Association
N. Falmouth
Woods Hole Folk Music Society
Woods Hole
Pioneer Valley Folklore Society
Amherst

Sounding Board
W Hartford
Dulcimer Folk Association
Simsbury/Farmington
CT’s Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers Club
Bristol
Shoreline Acoustic Music Society
New London
Branford Folk Music Society
Branford
New Haven Folk
New Haven

Rhode Island

Old Fiddler’s Club of RI
Coventry
Common Fence Music
Portsmouth

last updated 11 January 2016
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