October 2016 to May 2017

Ted Yoder

October 14, 2016

Ted Yoder has won awards playing hammered dulcimer and has touched on folk-rock, classical, and roots music with stunning proficiency. His virtuosic flair has taken him to such venues as the Indiana State Fair, Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, folk societies, and listening rooms from Maine to California. An evening with Ted is a one-man show you don’t want to miss.



Ivan Stiles

February 10, 2017

Ivan Stiles is an autoharp champion, recording artist, instructor, author, and co-founder of Autoharp Quarterly. He also plays the Appalachian dulcimer, bowed Psaltery, and musical saw. He has four recordings: Rounding Pickering Bend, released in 1986, Pickin' On The Porch, released in 1992, and Promises Kept, released in 2002, all featuring the autoharp. A fourth CD featuring musical saw was released in 2004.



Scott Marshall & the Hillbilly Souls

November 11, 2016

Singer, songwriter and recording artist Scott Marshall hails from the Greater Lehigh Valley in Southeastern Appalachia Pennsylvania. Whether headlining or supporting a national act, Scott & Co. deliver on every level. His ability to connect with an audience as a songwriter and as an entertainer commands your attention. From start to finish, he captivates and keeps you coming back for more.



Dave Fry

December 9, 2016

Dave Fry has been playing folk, bluegrass, rock and roll, and more for decades in the Lehigh Valley. Known widely as an engaging family folk performer, his adult material extends to both original and obscure tunes, all with his unique twist of humor. He has four CDs out, several PBS-TV presentations and founded Godfrey Daniels, the legendary folk club in Bethlehem in 1976. He is a deft fingerpicking and flat-picking guitarist. He also plays mandolin and banjo.



Hurricane Hoss featuring

Sarah Larsen

March 10, 2017

With fiddle, banjo, and guitar in tow, Hoss sings the stories of her travels and travails, as well as traditional songs of the American experience. When not portraying the urban gypsy-cowgirl Hurricane Hoss, Sarah Williams Larsen is one of the Northeast’s hardest working fiddle players. She can also be spotted around Philadelphia with her two musical sisters in the multi-instrumental folk trio Ladybird.



Charlie Zahm

April 21, 2017

(third Friday)

Charlie Zahm is one of the most popular soloists at Celtic music festivals, Maritime, and American Traditional music events anywhere east of the Mississippi. In addition to being a master of the guitar, he brings an authentic love and respect for the music he sings. With dashes of humor and a light in his eyes, he will draw you into the stories of his songs!



Poor Man's Gambit

January 13, 2017

Poor Man’s Gambit is an energetic trio of Celtic artists composed of Corey Purcell, Genevieve Gillespie, and Dylan Richardson. This trio was initially formed as a pick-up band for the 2015 St. Pat's Season but quickly realized that their combination of musical styles was worth pursuing as a more permanent venture. Enjoying quick success, the group was booked at all of the regional festivals, and within six months they were headlining a tour of England and Ireland.



Ladies In the Parlor

May 12, 2017

Ladies in the Parlor are Sharon Sacks, banjo, Barb Schmid, fiddle, Suzanne Gates, bass, and Freya Qually, guitar. They formed in 2002 and are known for their driving Old Time tunes. The Ladies met while doing Old Time jam sessions and decided they wanted to play as a quartet developing a repertoire with a solid sound. Today, they have that solid sound and easily find their groove. The Ladies in the Parlor made their first appearance at the 30th annual Lyons (PA) Fiddle Festival on September 15th, 2013.



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