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 Festival – live & in person on October 8

SFFMC’s El Cerrito Free Folk Festival will be live and in person for the first time since 2019!  The festival will be on Saturday October 8 at a new location: the El Cerrito Community Center at 7007 Moeser Lane in El Cerrito.  Details will be posted on the festival website as they are worked out.

Camp Harmony 2022-23 will be online – fill out the survey!

SFFMC’s Camp Harmony (New Year’s Camp) will be online again this year.  See the article on page 1 of the September-October folknik for more information.  The Camp Harmony committee is doing a survey about future camps.  Please fill it out here or read more about the survey here .

SFFMC summer gatherings were great! We’ll be back at Camp Herms in 2023

Our 2022 summer gatherings at Camp Herms in the El Cerrito Hills (and one at Codornices Park in Berkeley) were very successful!  We’ll be back at Camp Herms in 2023 for the weekends of Memorial Day, July 4 and Labor Day.

More info on this year’s (2022) Memorial Day and Labor Day weekend events is here.

Online 2022 SF Free Festival was a success – many events still available for viewing

SFFMC’s San Francisco Free Folk Festival was online this year on Saturday July 16, with nearly 600 people registered.   The festival’s “Watch Anytime” events are all still available for viewing!  You can find them at https://sffolkfest.org/program-2022 .


Spring Harmony 2022 was a success!

SFFMC’s online Spring Harmony event, held from April 8 through April 10, was a success, with over 200 people registered.  Thanks very much to everyone who made it happen!

Member directory now online – check & update your info!

The SFFMC member directory is now online at https://www.sffmc.org/member-directory!  The directory can only be viewed by current members who are logged into the website. If you haven’t logged in before and you have trouble logging in, see the instructions at https://www.sffmc.org/update-your-info.

A few things to know:
• The directory only shows current members who want to be shown in the directory. Expired members and members who prefer not to be shown in the directory do not appear.
• The directory only shows the information that a member wants to show, which can range from just the member’s name to complete contact information, with various options in between.
• The directory listings are shown alphabetically by member’s first name. This is not ideal, but it would be difficult for us to modify. However, the directory is fully searchable by first or last name by using the Search Members box on the right.
• If your own listing has incorrect information or you want to change your directory listing preferences, you can make changes at https://www.sffmc.org/member-profile. If you run into problems, contact the SFFMC membership coordinator at membership@sffmc.org .

Friday night musical meetings online for now

Our musical meetings have gone online for now due to the coronavirus.  To receive Zoom invitations for them, subscribe to our Harmony email list at https://groups.io/g/harmony. More information is here.

2021 El Cerrito Free Festival was online on October 23 – many events still available for viewing!

SFFMC’s 2021 El Cerrito Festival was online on Saturday, October 23.  Many of the festival events are still available for viewing!  See the program page on the festival website for more information.

Community folk calendar now 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 survey results

Some of you may remember that SFFMC did a member/community survey back in December.  Here at last are the compiled results of the multiple-choice questions: https://www.sffmc.org/wp-content/uploads/SFFMC-survey-multiple-choice-report.pdf .  Thanks again to everyone who responded!