Unity Hall – a great space to perform – designed for listening!“It’s always great to perform at any venue that’s designed for listening... It lets the songs shine, the music breathe … it allows for nuance and subtlety that you might sacrifice in a louder venue.” -Ben Parent of The Rivergods Norwich Bulletin 9/22/11
General Concert Info
Coffee and home-baked goodies served during intermission.
Unity Hall is a welcoming, accessible performance space.
In the event of emergency cancellation or delay of a concert, you will find notice here on our website home page and, in the case of severe weather, a delay/closing notice on (Connecticut) WTNH Channel 8. We will also email folks holding advance reservations and tickets.
New England Folk Network Defines Folk Music"Folk. Folk music has long relied on oral/aural transmission, which lends to its accessibility and popularity in informal social situations. For purposes of this [New England Folk Network] website and this website only, I define “folk” as acoustic-based non-theatrical vocal or instrumental music created and/or performed without reliance on a classically or academically trained musical background; also, the subsequent evolutions of this music." Cited here.
Folk Concerts ~ Past & Present
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- 2014-15 Concert series
- 2015-16 Concert Series
- 2015-2016 Concerts
- 2016-17 Concert Series
- 2017-18 Concert Series
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Author Archives: Friday
Geoff Kaufman leads his audiences to the great truths, humor, and beauty in folk music. Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and compelling insights into history are … Continue reading
On December 8 at 7:30, Maggie’s Guitar will perform “Crossing: The Musical,” a stage play. Original songs tell the story of a journey to America, with the joy and sorrow, pride and prejudice discovered along the way. Buy Tickets December … Continue reading
Lucy Kaplansky “Fusing alternative country, roots rock, and folk music with rare style and intelligence — not to mention a truly charming stage presence — Lucy presents her thoughtful songs about the human condition with warmth and power.” — Freight … Continue reading
Cohen’s songwriting and worldly-wise, deep-voiced words and music touched many. In his 82 years, Leonard Cohen explored religion, politics, isolation, sexuality, and personal relationships. Early compositions included “Suzanne,” “Hey, That’s No Way to Say Goodbye,” and “Bird on a Wire.” … Continue reading
Friday Night Folk is thrilled to open our season with Joe Jencks of the band “Brother Sun.” From Joe’s website: Joe Jencks is an international touring performer, songwriter and educator based in Chicago, IL. He is known for merging musical … Continue reading
COMING MAY 12: THE JOHNSON GIRLS An all-woman acappella ensemble has thrilled audiences worldwide Friday Night Folk at All Souls presents The Johnson Girls in concert May 12 in Unity Hall at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay … Continue reading
COMING APRIL 21: RICHARD SHINDELL “The thinking man’s folksinger.” Friday Night Folk at All Souls presents Richard Shindell in concert April 21st in Unity Hall at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. Originally from New York, … Continue reading
COMING MARCH 24: ZOË LEWIS Songs for Building Bridges not Walls! Folk songs, travel tales, vintage jazz and humor to give you hope and keep you strong. Friday Night Folk is pleased to present eclectic singer-songwriter Zoë Lewis on March 24 … Continue reading
COMING FEBRUARY 24: FOR PETE’S SAKE! A PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE CONCERT Tickets for this concert are now SOLD OUT. There are no more ticket reservations available. You can still make a donation to START FRESH, by clicking on the DONATION … Continue reading
Friday Night Folk is pleased to welcome two great folk acts to the stage for its January 20 concert. Beloved troubadour Geoff Kaufman will take the Friday Night Folk stage with a variety of folk, maritime and Americana music. Husband and wife … Continue reading