The Hudson Valley Folk Guild

Friends of Fiddler's Green Chapter

Friends of Fiddler's Green is the performing chapter of HVFG where popular national and
regional performers are presented each month. Concerts are generally held on the 2nd Friday of
the month in the Spring Season (Mar/Apr/May/June) and in the Fall Season (Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec).
Special events may also be held, and details/changes/additions will be on this website.
We are always looking for volunteers to join our happy crew! If you can bring and/or serve
refreshments, run the sound board, collect admissions, help set up or clean up, contact Pat
Lamanna at

Concerts are held at the Hyde Park United Methodist Church, which is located on Route 9 and
Church Rd. in Hyde Park, N.Y. Admission is $12; seniors $10; Hudson Valley Folk Guild members $8.
If you have any questions, or need more information, you can call Pat Lamanna at (845)452-4013.
Directions to the Church can be found below.

*** Upcoming Events ***

  • Friday, Apr 13 at 8:00pm - Steve Gilette and Cindy Mangsen
  • Friday, May 11 at 8:00pm - Larry Kaplan
  • Friday, Jun 8 at 8:00pm - June Jamboree - Denise Jordan Finley, Vito Petrocitto, Small Engine, Trio Mio see a flyer for this chapter in PDF format click here

Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen
Friday, Apr 13th at 8:00pm

"With gentle humor, years of accumulated stories, and an effortless ability to deliver perfect harmonies and playing, they are grand masters of folk music. Their brand of entertainment is the product of decades of performance. There's no shortcut to what they have."
Sarah Craig, Manager, Caffe Lena

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Larry Kaplan
Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm

"With his masterful attention to detail, poetic turns of phrase, and lilting musical sensibility, Larry Kaplan transports us to lives and times, both far in the past and contemporary. Larry has the ability to peer insightfully into the past, making it current for all of us, distilling the struggles, yearning and mournings of life into tuneful nuggets of history, deeply personal, and therefore recognizable as our own."       - Cindy Kallet

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June Jamboree
Friday, Jun 8th at 8:00pm

A Jambalaya of the Hudson Valley's best home-grown talents: Denise Jordan Finley; Vito Petroccitto Jr.; Small Engine (Ellie Wininger and Dave Kearney); and Trio Mio (Steve and Terri Massardo, Fran Palmieri, Robert Muller,and Bruce Hildenbrand).

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*** The Gallery of Images ***

John Roberts and Debra Cowan in Nov. 2015
Bill Staines performed in April 2016
The Beeline Ramblers in May 2016
Tribute to Phil Ochs, June 2016
*** Directions to get here ***

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From the South:
Follow US Route 9 North from Poughkeepsie past the Culinary Institute of America to the traffic
light at St. Andrews Road. Continue North on Rt 9 to Church Street, on your right. Make a right turn onto Church Street. The HPUMC is the first building on your left on Church Street.

From the North:
Follow US Route 9 South from Rhinebeck past the Vanderbilt Estate (part of the National Park
Service) until you come to a traffic light at Market Street. From this light, Church Street is
the next left from Rt 9. The HPUMC is the first building on your left on Church Street.

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