Philadelphia Folksong Society

  • PA


7113 Emlen St.
United States

About Us

The Philadelphia Folksong Society is a not for profit educational organization dedicated to the encouragement, dissemination, enjoyment of folk music and related expressions of folklore, the sponsoring of research, education, therapeutic programs and related publications.

The Philadelphia Folksong Society, founded in 1957, has sponsored programs of entertainment and education throughout our local area and North America. These programs present a lyrical history of society and provide enjoyment to thousands of people of all ages. From the traditional ballads of the 15th century to the contemporary sounds of today's singer/songwriters, the Philadelphia Folksong Society has promoted and greatly contributed to the preservation of a vast variety of musical styles and historical perspective.