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!

FOLK CLUB NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

New East Bay site for our summer campouts!

We have a new site in the East Bay for our 2020 Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day weekend campouts: Camp Herms at 1100 James Place in El Cerrito!

The activities will be similar to those at our previous sites in Boulder Creek: open mikes, musical jams and workshops, maybe a potluck dinner.  Camp Herms has a large lodge with a stage, an adjoining large kitchen and a separate room. The Redwood Grove campground area is about the size of a football field, and it has a fire pit. There’s a parking lot near the lodge for RVs.  After 10 pm, we can use the lodge for fairly quiet singing if we keep the windows closed – since this is a city site, we won’t be able to have outside jams or music after 10 pm.

We’ll post more details as they become available, on this site and in the March/April folknik.

Camp Harmony benefit concert – performers needed!

The 2020 Camp Harmony benefit concert will be in Berkeley on April 18, and we’re looking for volunteer performers!  If you’re interested in performing at the concert or you know someone we should ask, contact SFFMC board member Amelia Hogan at ameliaisaverb@yahoo.com.

Welcome to the new SFFMC web site!

Thanks very much to SFFMC members Valerie Rose and Daniel Hersh for creating the new site, and many thanks to David Luckhardt for his many years of supporting our prior site!  If you have questions or comments about the new site, write to web@sffmc.org .

The folknik needs your help

Attendance at Fold-Ins has dropped and we could use more hands. It’s an easy, fun way to do some volunteering for the Club: simply helping prep the ‘Nik to mail to us all. With enough hands, it’s a quick hour or so and then on to food and music. Please come join us! See the events calendar at left for upcoming dates. Help with the folknik, enjoy a meal, and make music. Bring a potluck dish and instruments.

Camp Harmony registration is closed

Registration for our upcoming Camp Harmony New Year’s Camp closed on November 22.   For more information about Camp Harmony, see our Camp Harmony page.

Thanks for a successful El Cerrito festival!

The 2019 El Cerrito Free Folk Festival on October 26 went well.  Thanks very much to directors Ken Hayes and Bob Helliesen and the rest of the festival team!