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Golden Link Folk Singing Society


This Festival was
Presented by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society
on September 9, 10, and 11, 2016


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


David Wilcox

“Fueled by brilliantly articulate guitar, an honestly pretty baritone, and deft lyrics, he combines the best of both pop and modern folk aesthetics.”

– Boston Globe
Gathering Time

“Tight harmonies, interesting arrangements, not only of their own songs, but of some surprising tunes as well. ... Gathering Time is on the rise.” – Wanda Fischer, WAMC Hudson Valley Radio
April Verch

“April Verch stands out as a violin virtuoso playing ‘old style’ fiddle, as a step dancer, and a vocalist with a character that combines early jazz with old time.”
– Music Central
Jim Gaudet & The Railroad Boys

“A killer little bluegrass combo … true-life songs, three-chord tunes, hot picking, and tight harmonies.”
– Albany Times Union
Robert Jones & Matt Watroba

“Robert Jones and Matt Watroba not only performed blues incredibly well, but the two Detroit educators gave us a history of American music, taking us from field hollers through the blues on up into rap.”–Elmore Magazine
Bob Zentz (with Ramblin' Conrad's Old-Time Tent)

“Zentz has it all ... a bag of strikingly attractive songs ... a pleasing voice ... and mastery of a variety of stringed things.” – The Scotsman
Mara Levine

“Acoustic country/folk with meaningful lyrics, lovingly interpreted and delivered with a crystal clear, sparkling voice … sensationally good.” – No Fences magazine (Germany)
New Voices Emerging Artists Showcase

We are pleased to announce this year’s winners of the second annual Golden Link New Voices - Emerging Artists Showcase. Fifteen highly competitive artists – consisting of groups, duos, and solo acts – were reviewed by a panel of five jurors. Three winners were chosen to perform in The New Voices showcase, which will be presented on the main stage at the 2016 Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Saturday, September 10, from 4–5:30 pm.  Congratulations to all the winners! Pepper & Sassafras, Austin MacRae, and John Sonntag

Join us at the Rotary Sunshine Campus!

Rain or Shine! All Events under cover.

  • Concerts Friday at 7 pm and Saturday at 7 pm
  • Daytime workshops and mini-concerts
  • Post-concert fireside singalong
  • NEW VOICES EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE (Saturday 4 pm) - Sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music
  • Food and craft vendors
  • Heated bunkhouses with attached bath & showers or free rough camping sites
  • Nature trails, two playgrounds, and mini-golf on site
  • All facilities are wheelchair accessible