Folk Festival returns Aug. 14

— For more information, visit online at www.schroonlakearts.com.


Based in Saranac Lake, Roy Hurd is a dynamic performer and a world-class singer/songwriter. He has played his brand of mountain music nationally and has developed a following unparalleled in the Adirondack Mountains.

Frank Orsini is an upstate New York solo and ensemble acoustic musician, playing violin, viola, mandolin, and Celtic harp. His plays a broad spectrum of musical styles, including Celtic, bluegrass, country, blues, Appalachian dance tunes, American swing, Cajun, and Elizabethan music.


Chris & Meredith Thompson — twins from Rhode Island — are best known for the unique blend of their nearly identical voices. They weave vocals, flute, guitar and percussion together creating a sound that is genuine, beautiful, and moving.


Based in Rhode Island, Aubrey Atwater and Elwood Donnelly perform a unique and thrilling blend of traditional American and Celtic folk music and dance, along with original songs and poetry. The highly praised husband-wife duo blends gorgeous vocals with an astonishing array of instruments including the mountain dulcimer, old-time banjo, tin whistle, guitar, limberjack, mandolin, harmonica, feet and more.


Based in Vermont, brothers Dan and Willy Lindner — The Sky Blue Boys — have built up a large repertoire of wonderful old ballads, parlor songs, heart songs and sacred numbers. Heeding their own musical instincts, they have expanded the instrumentation to include a variety of acoustic instruments and added some newer songs including their own compositions. They formed the celebrated Vermont bluegrass band Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys in 1972 and have toured and recorded extensively in that context.


The Michele Fay Band — based in Ripton, Vt. — is a mix of traditional, swing and bluegrass influenced music with rich female harmonies. Michele sings with acoustic guitar and banjo. Her husband Tim Price embellishes on mandolin, acoustic guitar and electric guitar. Lausanne Allen adds fiddle, whistle, and vocal harmonies. And Mike Santosusso drives the beat on upright bass.

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