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 email@example.com.
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.
- Friday, May 12 at 8:00pm - Lui Collins
- Friday, Jun 9 at 8:00pm - Annual Fundraiser Concert
The Boston Globe has described Lui as "one of New England's first and brightest stars," and Sing Out! Magazine calls her "incomparable." She was voted third most popular performer at the Champlain Valley Festival in 1992, along with Pete Seeger and French Canadian band La Bottine Souriante. Renowned guitarist Dave van Ronk called her "one of the best guitarist-arrangers I have heard in years." Michael Devlin of Music Matters Review wrote: "... there are relatively few artists who are bringing a traditional sensibility to modern songwriting, and in the process creating new traditional music. Lui Collins is among the barefoot royalty of this group..."
Friends of Fiddlers Green's annual June fundraiser is to raise funds to help the Hyde Park Methodist Church refurbish its piano. Fittingly, we have chosen as the theme of the fundraiser "I Love a Piano." Pianists par excellence Linda Bresnahan-McCarthy, Kevin Becker, John Martucci, Melissa Holland, Susie Deane-Miller and the group Princes of Serendip will provide an eclectic and entertaining variety of piano music, in some cases with a little help from their friends. This is sure to be a memorable and enjoyable evening!
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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