The HVFG is a member-run, not-for-profit organization dedicated to generating and maintaining interest in FolkMusic. It provides opportunities for members to develop performance skills through community service and promotes Folk Music through various publications and events. This web site contains a music samples page where you can listen to many tunes performed by HVFG members (RealAudio or MP3 format). Listen to The Folk Guild Song by Kevin Becker!
Currently there are four HVFG chapters, three that have an open mic format with a feature performer and one that is a concert format with no open mic. The current chapters are:
Kingston, which has an open mic format and runs the 1st Saturday of each month except for July and August;
Rock Tavern, which has an open mic format and runs the 2nd Saturday of each month except for July and August;
Poughkeepsie, which has an open mic format and runs the 3rd Saturday of each month except for June, July and August;
Friends of Fiddlers Green in Hyde Park, which is the concert/performance venue of the HVFG. Concerts are held on the 2nd Friday of the months March thru June, and September thru December. Special events may also be scheduled during the year, and details will be listed on our chapter page.
(Click on the links above or below to each chapter page for more details)
The Hudson Valley Folk Guild is offering a $500.00 scholarship to a student
enrolled in the music program of a college or university in Dutchess, Orange
or Ulster County or a high school senior (residing in the same counties)
accepted to a music program please send email inquiries to:
Note: Please type HVFG Scholarship in the Subject line of your email.
The Hudson Valley Folk Guild merchandise store is now open for business!
Check out our Cafe Press storefront for shirts, outerwear, hats, accessories, mugs (coffee not included), pins, patches, and more! With each sale, the Folk Guild makes a small profit, so you get great items and can demonstrate your support at the same time.
Have fun shopping!
To become a member of the HVFG Click on this link and it will take you to a page with a form to print out and fill in to mail to us.
For more information about the Kingston chapter and upcoming events click here to see the chapter page.
For more information about the Rock Tavern chapter and upcoming events click here to see the chapter page.
For more information about the Poughkeepsie chapter and upcoming events click here to see the chapter page.
For more information about the Friend's of Fiddlers Green chapter and upcoming events click here to see the chapter page.