The Hudson Valley Folk Guild

Kingston Chapter

The Kingston Chapter holds a coffeehouse on the first Saturday evening of each month except July and August. It is held at the meetinghouse of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Kingston, Sawkill Road, Kingston, NY. The coffeehouse consists of an open mic and a feature performer. It starts at 7:30 p.m. and ends at 10:15 p.m. Doors open at 6:30, Open Mic sign-up at 7 p.m. Admission is $6 ($5 for Folk Guild members).Folk Guild membership is $10 per year and members are also entitled to discounts at Folk Guild events in Poughkeepsie, Hyde Park and Kingston. For more information about the Kingston Chapter of the Hudson Valley Folk Guild or the coffeehouse, please call Phil Miller/Betty Altman at (845)336-7797 or email

The coffee house runs September - June.

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  • Saturday, Dec 2 at 7:30pm - Pat Daley

Feature: Patrick Daley
Saturday, Dec 2nd at 7:30pm

Pat became an incurable acoustic guitar addict in college, after hearing fellow students play the likes of Mississippi John Hurt, Leo Kottke, John Fahey, Rev. Gary Davis and others. They played "fingerstyle" or"fingerpicking" guitar, creating wonderful sounds he never heard on Top 40 radio. "I thought each sounded like a whole band, armed with just an acoustic guitar?, so he had to learn this style himself.
Now just to clarify, playing with your right hand fingers instead of a pick is called fingerstyle guitar by some, while others call it fingerpicking. However, there is a distinction. Those who fingerpick, get their hair cut at the barbershop. Those who play fingerstyle, get their hair cut at the salon. Given the state of Patrick's hair, this distinction is irrelevant… but we trust you will enjoy the music.

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The Kingston chapter holds its open stage events at the UU in Kingston on Sawkill Dr. From exit 19 off the thruway take the Washington Avenue exit off the ramp at the circle. At the first traffic light take a left onto Sawkill and the UU is on your right a couple miles.

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