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Golden Link Folk Singing Society


2020 Turtle Hill Folk Festival

Presented by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society
September 11, 12 and 13, 2020

(Preliminary Festival pages - check back for more details)

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A great weekend of music featuring concerts, workshops, singing, jamming, food, and fun!


Friday Night

Jack Williams

Jack brings dazzling picking, an outstanding voice, and an ability both to write and to find interesting songs. He has been heralded for bringing a mix of blues, country, jazz, folk-rock, roots, and traditional genres to memorable performances. He will be new to many Turtle Hillers, who will quickly learn why Jack has an enthusiastic following in this area. More ...

Pete's Posse

A multi-generational trio of multi-instrumentalists who offer traditional, American Roots, and what they call “Neo-Traditional Roots.” You’ll hear twin fiddles over high-powered guitar, pounding foot percussion, mandolin, clawhammer banjo, jaw harp, keyboards and excellent vocal harmonies. Pete’s Posse will provide the music for the Saturday afternoon Contra Dance. More ... 

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Cosy Sheridan

From the Boston 
Globe: “She is a wonderfully lively, very funny, and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, TV-happy, and noisy culture.” Her writing is terrific, and she often plays in open tunings and with multiple capos. She directs the Moab Folk Camp, Moab, Utah, and is known for her songwriting workshops. More ... 

Saturday Night

Brendan Taaffe

From Vermont, his roots are Irish and American Traditions. Having spent time in Africa, he offers a unique way of blending old-time ballads with traditional Zimbabwean hymns. He is an expert on the 
mbira (“thumb piano”). He often uses “crankies”—a Colonial style of scrolling silhouette illustration that is hand-cranked—to accompany songs. More ... 

Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters

The Stillwaters use their strong instrumental and vocal skills with a blend of folk, roots, country, and bluegrass style. Their blend of guitar, resophonic guitar, mandolin, and bass, along with the beauty of Amy’s voice and the strength of their harmonies capture the best of folk and country music. More ... 


Magpie are Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, who began playing and singing together just two years after Golden Link was founded. They are: terrific instrumentalists, excellent singers with excellent harmony, and music historians. They are playwrights, actors, and social activists. Their concerts embody Golden Link’s value of being a folk 
singing society, as they skillfully get audiences singing along. More ...

Join us at the Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush NY (30 minutes south of Downtown Rochester)

Rain or Shine! All Events under cover. Click Here for Map.

  • Post-concert fireside sing-around Friday & Saturday nights
  • Saturday & Sunday daytime workshops and mini-concerts
  • Saturday Afternoon Contra dance
  • Grand finale with all the featured performers Sunday at 2:00 pm
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Heated bunkhouses with attached bath & showers or rough camping sites (no hookups)
  • Nature trails, two playgrounds, and mini-golf on site
  • All facilities are wheelchair accessible

This is a family friendly, alcohol-free, smoke-free, and pet-free event.

Last Year's Festival:

If you'd like to get more of a feel for what to expect at our Turtle Hill Folk Festival, watch the video from last year's festival below: