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  Bucks County Folk Song Society
All About BCFSS


We are a group of people dedicated to furthering the interest and appreciation of folk music through education, research, and participation; familiarizing the people of southeastern Pennsylvania with authentic folk art; and providing a meeting place for those with a common interest in folk music. Our membership includes novice, amateur, and professional performers and singer/songwriters as well as listening members of all ages and from all walks of life. We all share a love of primarily acoustic music, and we enjoy it most when sharing it with friends. Several excellent performing groups have resulted from associations that began at our meetings. New members are always welcome. 


Here's a quick summary of our many and varied activities. A number of other things that we DON'T do are listed below under Non-Activities.



In answer to a variety of FAQs, here are a few things we DON'T do that you should be aware of.

  • We DON'T book outside talent - we are blessed with an abundance of willing and talented performers within our ranks. If you're interested in performing in the area, please consult our extensive list of local venues and let us know when you'll be in the neighborhood.
  • As a follow-up to the previous item - our performing members DON'T get paid for participation in BCFSS events. It's strictly for the exposure and the sheer joy of it.
  • We DON'T sponsor a festival, we're busy enough already. However, we are more than happy to publicize and participate in festivals that take place within a reasonable distance from Bucks County, PA.
  • We DON'T engage outside food or merchandise concessions for any of our events.


  • We DON'T serve alcoholic beverages at our meetings and events - the landlord wouldn't permit it anyway.
  • We DON'T include information other than links to non-member performers - there are entirely too many. We do provide links and limited assistance in web page development as a special service to our members-in-good-standing.
  • We DON'T accept any paid advertising or links. This site is strictly non-commercial and includes only links to other sites that we deem to be of interest and value to our audience. These may or may not be commercial sites, but no endorsements or obligations whatever are expressed or implied.

If you have any other questions about the workings of our organization, you may find your what you need on our FAQs page. If not, please don't hesitate to ask.



$10 per Person or $15 per Family (half-price after June 30) makes you one of us. This allows you to come to all our meetings , join in our music, play in our gigs, and eat our snacks for the rest of the calendar year. You also get monthly issues of our incredibly entertaining and informative newsletter, THE BUCKHORN. Finally you get the opportunity to share music with us at almost any level that suits your talents and inclinations. If performing isn't your thing, you get the opportunity to listen to many others who would love to play for you.

If you're interested in joining us, you can contact our Treasurer (see below) to make arrangements, or just drop in at one of our monthly meetings and bring your wallet.   Of course, you're always welcome to attend a meeting as our guest, just to see if what we do is for you, but if you decide to visit more than once or twice, we ask you to ante up.



For general questions you can contact us at

Here are the hard-working folks who keep the organization going. Feel free to contact them with any specific questions or concerns.


PRESIDENT: Rick Anderson
SECRETARY: Lynda Mintz
TREASURER: Dave McCullough


WEBMEISTER: Bert Coffman
MEMBER: Denise Gealer
MEMBER: Phyllis Purves-Smith
MEMBER: Rich Laughlin
MEMBER: Anthony Perrotti


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