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Concert to Honor Harry Chapin

Performance to benefit hunger organization.

Harry Chapin, the late singer-songwriter and social activist, will be remembered in a tribute Dec. 1.

The Huntington musician would have been 70 years old on Dec. 7. He died in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway in July 1981. 

The Folk Music Society of Huntington will pay tribute with the concert at  Congregational Church of Huntington, which will benefit WhyHunger, a nonprofit organization launched by Chapin.  

Headlining the concert will be Chapin's daughter Jen Chapin (with her band) and Long Island-based folk-rock harmony trio Gathering Time. Both acts will perform severall of Harry Chapin's songs, as well as their own material.

The concert will begin at 7:30 with several guest artists. Invited  artists include Arlon Bennett, Steve Chizmadia, The Folk Goddesses, Josh Joffen, Paul Sachs, Patricia Shih, Christine Solimeno and  Frank Walker.

Concert tickets are $30 ($25 for FMSH members) and may be purchased in advance online (with a credit card) at www.fmsh.org or at the door (cash and checks only).

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For more information, visit the society’s website or call (631) 425-2925.  

“Harry Chapin was one of our own,” said Michael Kornfeld, president of the Folk Music Society of Huntington and a longtime fan and admirer.

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