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Song of the Month:

For February 2016, the winner is:

Oscar - Sandy Murphy

Click here for previous winners

March Workshop

Monday, March 7th
7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Room 217
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY

Welcome Songwriters

The Island Songwriter Showcase (ISS) is a Long Island-based organization of songwriters, lyricists, and performers. We get together to share and develop our passion for the art and craft of songwriting. Our goal is become better songwriters and help others do the same.

Read about us here.

Membership is free, but if you’d like to make it official, our application form is here.


The ISS would like to thank and acknowledge the following organizations:

Five Towns College

Long Island Writers House


Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Intl.

Folk Music Society of Huntington



Feb 12, 2016 :: For a limited time The Slap Jackson Studios is offering a Songwriters Special.

Video record up to three of your songs for $99.

For full details, download the flyer

Jan 30, 2016 :: CD Release Party for ISS Member Jim Pastor

Postcards from Purgatory

7 PM, Sat. January 30th

LaMantia Gallery, Northport
Free Admission

Jim Pastor and friends John Tabacco, Susan DeVita, Angie Pastor, Joe Gioglio and Walt Sargent

Nov 7, 2015 New Release by ISS Member Jim Pastor

Welcome To Purgatory

Available on Bandcamp

Visit Jim’s Website

Aug 1, 2015 ISS Members Suzanne Ernst and Walt Sargent gave a joint concert at the Long Island Writers House, in Huntington, New York. Attendence was excellent, especially considering Weird Al Yankovic was appearing the same night only a few blocks away at the Paramount Theater.

May 21 2015 Song Island founder (and ISS Member) Don Bracken presents ONE GUITAR at the Vail Leavitt Music Hall. Thirty Long Island songwriters come together for Maureens Haven (charity) to perform the debut ONE GUITAR Double CD.

Click here to go to the news archives.

Workshop Calendar


  • March 7th, Monday
  • April 4th, Monday
  • May 2nd, Monday
  • June 6th, Monday

For a description, directions and the ISS Workshop Guide, please click here.

Bellmore Memorial Library Showcase

The ISS wishes to thank Estelle Henrich for producing the Bellmore Showcase series, and Mike Svezia for co-producing at least some of the time. We also wish to thank Patty Paris from the library for hosting, and thank Alice Hayden for the lovely flyers. We are also thankful to Jack Finkenberg, Jim Baron, Mike Christian and others who have provided sound reinforcement. A special thanks to Suzanne Ernst for supporting several performers with background vocals and guitar. Finally, we also want to thank all the songwriters for sharing their fine performances, authentic stories and musical gifts.

With Estelle’s retirement, the ISS looking for an event producer to run the series. Interested parties are invited to contact us.

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