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Golden Link Folk Singing Society


This Festival was presented by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society on

September 7, 8, and 9, of 2018

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A great weekend of music featuring concerts, workshops, singing, jamming, food, and fun!



  • FRIDAY AT 7:00 PM
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Pepper & Sassafras

Deep-grooving acoustic music, quirky songs, and rich harmonies from Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers and Wendy Sassafras Ramsay, joined by percussionist Josh Dekaney.



The dynamic trio of Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn, and Dan Duggan perform original and traditional music of the Adirondack Mountains, blending folk, blues, ballads, gospel, dance tunes, and humor for a guaranteed good time.


Christine Lavin

Hilarious, entertaining, and insightful story songs from this singer, songwriter, guitarist, recording artist, author, and videographer. “A garrulous comic observer of contemporary manners.” says the NY Times.



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Matthew Corrigan of Tough Old Bird

Matthew Corrigan and his brother performed as a duo as part of Golden Link's New Voices Emerging Artists Showcase at the Turtle Hill Folk Festival in September 2015 and we are pleased to welcome Matt back to this year's festival.

Reggie Harris & Scott Ainslie

Seamlessly weaving together spirituals, songs of the Underground Railroad, Civil Rights anthems, work and slave songs, blues, and original songs that bring people together.


Bruce Molsky with special guest Allison de Groot

Called “one of America’s premier fiddling talents” (Mother Jones), Molsky is a Grammy-nominated artist on fiddle, banjo, guitar, and song, known for collaborations with Mark Knopfler, Andy Irvine, and Donal Lunny, among others. He will be joined by banjo player Allison de Groot.


Join us at the Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush NY (30 minutes south of Downtown Rochester)

Rain or Shine! All Events under cover.

  • Post-concert fireside singalong Friday & Saturday nights
  • Saturday & Sunday daytime workshops and mini-concerts
  • Saturday Afternoon Contra dance with Jamcrackers and caller
  • Grand finale with all the featured performers Sunday at 2:00 pm
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Heated Bunkhouses with attached bath & showers or rough camp sites (no hookups)
  • Nature trails, two playgrounds, and mini-golf on site
  • All facilities are wheelchair accessible

This is a family friendly, alcohol-free, smoke-free, and pet-free event.

We encourage you to bring children and grandchildren to the Festival. Children 12 and under are free! There will be activities designed specifically for kids.