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Turtle_Hill_Logo_New_500x400.jpgTurtle Hill Folk Festival - Sept 7, 8 & 9!  Tickets NOW on Sale! Don't miss this chance to immerse yourself in song, workshops, concerts, jam sessions, sing-alongs and all things folk music!  Three days of fun, friends, and folk with our lineup of headliner artists such as Bruce Molsky, Christine Lavin and many more.  To see the full list of performers, get details on the schedule, accommodations, and location, and to purchase tickets, check out our Festival Home Page.

Sell your wares at the Turtle Hill Festival! Here's a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a weekend of food, music, and fun, and set up your table with your products for the festival goers to peruse.  Electricity will be provided to your table   or booth. Contact our Vendor Coordinator and Membership Chairperson, Jantina Cornelison, for application information.  To learn more about the Festival itself, use the Festival menu, or click on the Turtle Hill Logo above right.

Music_arrangement.jpgOctober 9 - Song Arrangement and Dynamics workshop! Take your songs from "meh" to "Marvelous!" by learning techniques to add pizzaz, interest, and impact.  Presented by Dan & Maureen Kuchta and Linda Becker of Dusty Road, this workshop will take your music up a notch and move beyond the campfire sing along.  Registration for workshops is online only and seating is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.  Click Here to learn more and Register.

Windborne_Laughing_3_600px.jpgOctober 27 - Windborne! As the first concert of the 2018-19 season, this one is not to be missed!  They are an internationally acclaimed quartet with powerful vocal harmonies that will enchant and delight our Golden Link audience. For more details, a video preview, and to purchase tickets, Click Here.  

Guitar_and_shawl_400px.jpgNovember 13 - Winter Advisory! Instrument Care Workshop.  Dave Stutzman of Stutzman's Guitar Center is well known in the Rochester area for his many years in field of stringed instrument repair.  This crucial workshop comes just in the nick of time as winter sets in and Dave passes on his tips on how to care for your instruments and keep them safe from the damaging effects of Mother Nature.  Registration is online only, and seating is limited so sign up early to reserve your spot.   Click Here to learn more and register.


Paxton_ThumbsUp_600px.jpgNovember 17 - Tom Paxton with the DonJuans! Golden Link is proud to present this well known folk icon in November, along with the DonJuans - Don Henry & Jon Vezner.  Paxton has performed for 56 years, around the world and in a coffee house next door.  His songs have been recorded by such greats as Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Joan Baez, and Peter, Paul and Mary.  For more information about Tom and the DonJuans, and to purchase tickets, Click Here.

new-verch_10330-w.jpgDecember 15 - Holiday Cheer with Newberry and Verch! Kick off the festivities this year with this eagerly awaited holiday-tour concert from Joe Newberry and April Verch.  Banjo playing Newberry, featured on A Prairie Home Companion, and the Transatlantic Session Tour, teams up with April Verch who, you'll remember from the 2016 Turtle Hill festival, is a lively fiddler, singer and step dancer.  Mixing timeless hymns, original songs, and upbeat fiddle and banjo numbers, it's a concert that's sure to lift your spirit, get your toes tapping and your voice singing! Click here to join us at this special Holiday event!

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  • Dan Vitale
    commented 2018-06-10 12:03:40 -0400 · Flag
    Thanks for your response Dan. I saw you folks at the ADK Expo and got inspired. I think I’ll grease up the old six string and give it a try.
  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2018-06-10 11:33:32 -0400
    Hi Dan – the singarounds are essentially acoustic. They tend to draw a good crowd so room for an amp would be very limited, and access to a power outlet might be iffy too. It could work if you have a small amp (perhaps one that could fit under your chair) and kept the volume down very low so that it’s no louder than an acoustic bass would be.
  • Dan Vitale
    commented 2018-06-10 10:25:02 -0400 · Flag
    Howdy folks,
    I was wondering about the singarounds. Are they strictly acoustic or do you allow electric bass? I wish I had an upright, but they don’t fit in my house.
  • ellen wahl
    commented 2018-03-20 15:10:41 -0400
    I get your newsletter and I appreciate it. We get your members and appreciate them too! At one time Golden Link and Oswego Music Hall had a cooperative relationship— a member of one was a member of the other. That is no longer the case but I believe, nevertheless, that one hand washes the other and that our mutual support of live music underlies our support for one another’s venues. Janice Hansen knows this to be true when on occasion presenters throughout CNY have occasion to gather and are able to share challenges and successes. It is a labor of love. I am delighted that you booked Durham County Poets as we did and inspired that you brought Peter Yarrow to your stage. After our success with Joan & Joni, we realize how drawn our constituency is to the legends of folk. So bravo to you; may you continue to mine gold. Our newsletter is not as well developed as yours, but we would be happy to send it to any on request. (Perhaps through our website is best,
    Happy Spring!
    ~ellen wahl, artistic director, OCPA
  • Dorothy Blake
    commented 2017-12-09 07:57:54 -0500 · Flag
    We can’t wait to see Robin an Linda Williams. We saw them here a long time ago and have seen them many times!!
  • Barbara Jablonski
    commented 2017-11-09 18:23:00 -0500 · Flag
    I thank you for presenting Peter Yarrow. I was an amazing concert. Thank you, Janice Hansen, Concert Chair, for all that you do! I hope I can sing and play guitar as Peter when I grow up.
  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2016-08-11 13:34:39 -0400 · Flag
    Myles – Participation in the Members Showcase concert is a benefit of membership. To sign up for a member showcase, you or one person in your group must be a paid Golden Link member.
  • Dan and Maureen Kuchta
    commented 2016-08-01 12:09:54 -0400
    Barb – to see or change your newsletter and email options, select Member Subscriptions under the Members menu (you have to be logged into the site). But you are currently setup to get the paper newsletter.
  • Barbara Jablonski
    commented 2016-08-01 11:39:28 -0400 · Flag
    I love the website. Looks great! However, please continue to (snail) mail a hard copy newsletter to me. Some habits die hard… like reading beloved newsletters that stack up on my kitchen counter. Thanks