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Song of the Month:

For April, 2014, the winner is:

Long Island Summer Nights
Rick Cempa

Click here for previous winners

Special Showcase:

Songs about Long Island and Hurricane Sandy¹

Sun May 4th

2pm - 4:30pm
2288 Bedford Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
Ph: 516-785-2990

No charge – Open mic

Suzanne Ernst
Tom Ryan
Joe DeFlorio & Carrie McQuade
Dave Anthony
Rick Cempa
Lynne Hewitt
Mark Hussy
Walt Sargent
¹This performance is part of the Bellmore Library Oral Archive Project. Selected songs are about Long Island or Hurricane Sandy.

May Workshop

Monday, May 5th
7:30 - 11pm
Five Towns College
Room 217
Burrs Lane, Dix Hills, 11746 NY


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

Folk Music Society of Huntington


Nashville Songwriters Assoc. Intl.

Folk Music Society of Huntington



March 27, 2014 Lois Morton won the MAC (Manhatten Arts Caberet) Revue Award for her incredible TWENTIETH CENTURY GIRL: THE LOIS MORTON SONGBOOK. Congratulations Lois! .

March 2014 WBAB host, Joe Rocker, interviews ISS Director, Walt Sargent for the radio program Plugged Into Long Island. Interview wlil be posted shortly.


7/20/2013 SATURDAY The ISS opens the Huntington Summer Folk Festival with Frank Gambino, Suzanne Ernst and Walt Sargent. The ISS is hosted by Acoustic Music Scene tent

6/8/2013 SATURDAY Lois Morton presents 20th Century Girl, on June 8 and June 15, 2013. 5 pm at Don’t Tell Mama’s, 343 West 46th Street, NYC MORE INFO »

6/2/2013 Cathy Kreger and Steve Taub release the music video for the song, Elements

3/15/2013 ISS Members Cathy Kreger, Lois Morton, Akiva the Believer and Walt Sargent will be performing for Premik Russel Tubbs presents: Project To The Future, Live Music at the Cinema Arts Center - A Multi-Dimensional Music Event & Fund Raiser

2/1/2013 ISS Member Cathy Kreger released a new song, Elements written to honor the universe and to celebrate all of the positive influences and guides that surrounds us. "Elements" will be the title soundtrack for the PBS documentary "Impresarios and Visionaries."

1/25/2013 ISS Member Alex LoredoStone was invited to be a featured guest at the prestigious Jazz After Hours program at the Cinema Arts Center, in Huntington Village.

Click here to go to the news archives.

Workshop Calendar


  • May 5th, Monday
  • Jun 2nd, Monday
  • Aug 4th, Monday
  • Sept 8th, Monday
  • Oct 6th, Monday
  • Nov 3rd, Monday
  • Dec 1st, 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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