Welcome to the San Francisco Folk Music Club!

Whether you sing traditional songs or newer songs, a cappella or with your guitar, whether you play Old-Time, Irish, or other instrumental tunes, whether you dance contra, Irish, or swing, we’re always thrilled to meet new musicians! Come to one of our events, find out more about what we do, or join us!


El Cerrito Free Folk Festival online on October 10

Saturday October 10, 12 noon to 7 pm!  We’ve put together a mix of recorded events and live online events. Details are on the festival website.

Camp Harmony online this year – December 29-31

Our usual site at Walker Creek Ranch will be closed through at least the end of 2020, so we are preparing to bring Camp Harmony to your home via Zoom and possibly other platforms such as YouTube and Facebook.  Camp will be held virtually for three days: December 29, 30, and 31, culminating in a New Year’s celebration unlike any we’ve yet known. Daily workshops and evening events will be posted for registrants to plan their time at camp.  More information is here.

Friday night musical meetings online for now

Our musical meetings have gone online for now due to the coronavirus.  More information is here.

New community folk calendar on our site!

Thanks to folknik calendar editor Shelby Solomon, we have a new community folk calendar on our website!  Check it out here.

SFFMC and Coronavirus

Like all organizations that bring people together, the San Francisco Folk Music Club has been dealing with the implications of the new coronavirus. We’re now having our Friday musical meetings online and all our 2020 camps and festivals have gone online too.   We canceled this year’s Camp Harmony benefit concert. Our board of directors has been meeting online.  To stay up to date, keep visiting this website, visit our Facebook page , or subscribe to our Harmony email list.

We have removed the calendar page and all announcements of events from recent issues of the folknik because the situation is changing too quickly for a bimonthly calendar to make sense right now. As an alternative, we now have an online community folk calendar on this website.

At this point we still don’t know when we’ll be able to put on in-person events again, or under what restrictions.  This is a difficult situation for everyone. Let’s look forward together to a time when we can sing and play together in person again. Whenever that will be, SFFMC will be here when the time comes.  We’ll keep things going online until then.

folknik needs page editors!
The folknik is recruiting for the following page editor positions:
Top Stories (pages 1 and 8)
Festivals (page 7)
Please contact Donna Scarlett, Editor-in-Chief, at sffmc.folknik.editor@gmail.com if you would like to help.