Branford Folk Music Society
The Branford Folk Music Society, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization recognized as tax exempt under the Internal Revenue Service Code section 501(c)(3). The Society sponsors the Branford Folk Coffeehouse, a monthly folk music concert series, September through May, at the First Congregational Church, on the green in Branford, Connecticut.
The group also holds monthly "house hoots" at members' homes, open to all for informal singing and playing, and produces a monthly newsletter with schedules and information on concerts and folk performers in Connecticut and the region. Branford Folk Music Society members receive a copy of the newsletter in the mail, as well as discounts in admission to our coffeehouse concerts. Become a member of the Branford Folk Music Society.
The Branford Folk Coffeehouse is in the auditorium of the First Congregational Church of Branford, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. Wheelchair accessible. Concerts begin at 8:00 P.M. Unless otherwise specified, admission is $15 for nonmembers, $12 for members, and $5 for children 12 and under.
Admission policy for this season's great folk shows: Pay at the door. Thanks!
Directions: Take I-95 Cedar Street exit #54, go south on Cedar
Street to the end (crossing Route 1), turn left on Main Street. The
Congregational Church is the brick church on the green (on the right).
For more information, call 203-488-7715.
If parking immediately next to the Church and the Green is full, there is additional parking nearby. Please click the following link for maps and a detailed list of parking areas: http://www.branfordjazz.com/directions.php
Please contact us if you are interested in helping the coffeehouse as a volunteer. In particular, refreshment donations will be welcomed.
If you are wondering if a concert will be held on an evening when the weather is bad, please call 203-488-7715. (There is no one at the church who can give out concert information.) Also, cancellations will be posted on WTNH Channel 8.
The Branford Folk Coffeehouse is closed for the summer and will resume in September. The fall schedule will be posted soon.
Members and folk music friends:
Brent Hall, board member, webmaster and newsletter editor was injured during the October 2011 snowstorm and has been rehabilitating since that time. The newsletter is currently being edited by Barbara Ruth, and will be published on a bimonthly schedule.
Previous concerts at the Branford Folk Coffeehouse
Branford Folk Photo Gallery
Restaurants in Branford
The Branford Folk Music Society is looking for a volunteer to manage the signs that we put up at the church for each concert. This includes storing the signs at your home, bringing them to each concert and setting them up. If you are interested or would like more information, please let us know at a concert or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Board Members Sought
The Board of Directors is currently accepting nominations to fill at large positions on the Board.
The Branford Folk Music Society is a member of
the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance,
and the Arts Council of Greater New Haven.
|The Branford Folk Music Society primarily books "traditional" and/or "traditions based" acoustic music, rooted in the Anglo-Celtic and/or American folk genres, and other traditional forms, such as Cajun, French Canadian, Klezmer, etc. We are also open to booking "traditions based" performers who write their own material provided their music demonstrates a knowledge and respect for these long established traditions.|
The Branford Folk Music Society posts monthly concert listings on the following web sites and blogs:
Guidezilla.com at http://guidezilla.com/
americantowns.com at http://www.branford.americantowns.com/
Nonprofit Bulletin at http://www.nhbulletin.blogspot.com/
Branford Folk Music Society T shirts for sale now
Pick up one for yourself (and a friend too!) at any of our nine concerts from September thru May.
Branford Folk CD Openers
Got CD's? Frustrated by that pesky shrink wrap that is so
difficult to remove?
WESU (88.1 FM, Middletown, CT):
"Life is a Killer" with Johnny Analog, and "75% Folk" with Michael Benson, alternating Mondays, 6:30-8:00 p.m.
"Acoustic Blender", folk, Americana and other roots-based music with Bill Revill, Tuesday 5:05 to 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The "SingOut!" Radio Program," Saturday 4:00-5:00 a.m.
"Celtic Cafe" with Pat Laffan and Marc Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m.
WNHU (88.7 FM, West Haven, CT):
"The Folk Show", Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with John Mazza; Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with Chuck Vigue.
"Echoes of Erin", Sunday Noon to 2:00 p.m.
"Black Diamond Show", Monday Noon to 2:00 p.m.
WSHU (91.1 FM, Fairfield, CT) and WSUF (89.9 FM, Noyack/Greenport, NY):
"Profiles in Folk", Steve Winters, Friday 10:00 P.M.-Midnight.
"Prairie Home Companion", Saturday 6:00-8:00 P.M.
"Thistle and Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Saturday 8:00-9:00 P.M.
"AcoustiConnections", Walt Graham, Saturday 9:00-10:00 P.M.
Branford Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 441
Branford, CT 06405