Folknotes.org – A publication of the Sounding Board, Inc.

The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that presents folk music concerts at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse on most Saturdays from September through May. Sounding Board members receive discounts in admission to our concerts as indicated in the listings below. Become a member of the Sounding Board.

Most concerts are held at The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. Wheelchair accessible. Concerts start at 8:00 P.M. Doors open at 7:00 P.M., and reservations are held until 7:45 P.M. Admission prices are noted below for each concert. Unless otherwise noted, admission for children 12 and under is $8.00. Also, student admission prices as shown for each concert; for high school through college age, show your student ID at the door. Admission may be paid by cash or check. You may also purchase advance tickets for all Sounding Board concerts online (through brownpapertickets.com): simply click the "Buy Advance Tickets" button for each concert listed below.

For reservations:
Online reservations: Save My Seat!
Or email: reservations@soundingboardcoffeehouse.org
If you do not have email call Janet at 860-635-7685. (Please do not call the church.)
Reservations must be made before 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.

Directions: From I-84, take the "Park Road, West Hartford Center" exit. Turn right at the end of the long exit ramp, then turn left immediately at the light onto Trout Brook Drive. Go straight through the first three traffic lights (Boulevard, Memorial Road, and Farmington Avenue), then turn left at the next traffic light onto Fern Street. The Universalist Church is a short way down on the left hand side of the road. Turn into the driveway just before the church and park in the lot behind the church. Enter through side doors.


The Sounding Board Has A New Web Site

The Sounding Board has a new web site, soundingboardcoffeehouse.org. The old familiar web site, folknotes.org, will continue to be on-line as well.
Please send your event listings to eventlistings@soundingboardcoffeehouse.org.


SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE SCHEDULE

Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt

October 4, 2014: SALLY ROGERS AND CLAUDIA SCHMIDT

Over four decades, Claudia Schmidt has recorded 14 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms. Sally Rogers specializes in traditional folk, old-timey and children’s music on guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Together, they’ve created a CD called Evidence of Happiness, a whimsical combination of traditional songs, Sally and Claudia’s own compositions, and a few wonderful contemporary pieces, all sung with tight harmonies by the soaring voices of these veterans of the folk world. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.

October 11, 2014: GIDEON FREUDMANN AND JIM D'VILLE

Gideon Freudmann and Jim D'Ville are two-thirds of the popular Portland, Oregon acoustic trio Caravan Gogh. Combining the wildly divergent frequencies of cello and ukulele, the two musicians create very original, toe tapping and beautiful music.

They recently toured in Australia promoting their latest recording. Jim is an itinerant ukulele instructor and songwriter. Gideon continues to redefine the role and boundaries of the cello. He has released nearly 20 CDs and composes music for film, TV theatre and dance. He was recently commissioned to compose a piece for the worlds first cello flash mob. Naturally. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.

Gideon Freudmann and Jim D'Ville

The Hanging Hills

The Zolla Boys

October 18, 2014: THE HANGING HILLS & THE ZOLLA BOYS

First time at The Sounding Board! The Hanging Hills are a rocky outcropping overlooking the city of Meriden as well as an indie folk-rock band who got their start there in 2012. They were a finalist in the Best New Band and Song of the Year categories at the 3rd Annual Connecticut Music Awards earlier this year.

The Zolla Boys are a hot bluegrass duo that has been wowing audiences in their hometown of Torrington and throughout Southern New England. Oh, and did we mention that they have to ask their parents for a ride to this show. Neither Zolla Boy is old enough to drive yet. $16 general, $14 members, $10 students with ID.

Watch this video of The Hanging Hills!

Watch this video of the Zolla Boys!

The Sounding Board will be closed on October 25, 2014.

November 1, 2014: MODERN MAN

Back despite public demand, Modern Man brings a unique blend of comedy and music to The Sounding Board in a not-to-be-missed performance. Founded in 1998 by Rob Carlson, George Wurzbach, and David Buskin, Modern Man went on to record three critically acclaimed CDs and performed throughout the US and Canada until 2009. Reunited after a five-year hiatus, get set for a night of quirky musical humor. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.

Modern Man

The Sounding Board will be closed on November 8, 2014.

John McCutcheon

November 15, 2014: JOHN McCUTCHEON

An American folk music legend, critically acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and master of the hammered dulcimer, John McCutcheon has recorded 34 albums during his lengthy career. Well-known for his politically and socially conscious songs, critics have described his music as "little feats of magic," "breathtaking in their ease and grace...," and "like a conversation with an illuminating old friend." This show will sell out and advanced tickets are recommended. $22 general, $20 members, $12 students with ID.

November 22, 2014: AMY GALLATIN & STILLWATERS

"Amy's voice hits you like a refreshing warm breeze… as warm as her personality, and perfectly suited to bluegrass, country, as well as any style she cares to sing." according to British Bluegrass News. It's going to be a night to recapture the roots and to return to the simple yet endearing sounds of traditional country music when Amy and her band, Stillwaters, take the Sounding Board stage. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.

Amy Gallatin

Vance Gilbert

November 29, 2014: VANCE GILBERT

Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990s when the buzz started spreading in Boston’s folk clubs about an ex-multicultural art teacher who was knockin’ ‘em dead at open mics. Eight albums later, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humor and musicianship, tempered with a lot of the unexpected. His catchy melodies support keenly crafted lyrics. Dirty Linen magazine has placed him “…among the quintessential musical poets.” $18 general, $16 members, $10 students with ID, $8 children.

The Sounding Board will be closed in December.

January 3, 2015: Caravan of Thieves

Jan. 10, 2015: Mike Agranoff

January 17, 2015: Woody Pines

January 24, 2015: Cricket Tell The Weather

January 31, 2015: Occidental Gypsy

February 7, 2015: The Kennedys

February 14, 2015: Roosevelt Dime

February 21, 2015: Atwater-Donnelly

February 28, 2015: The Nields

March 7, 2015: Burning Bridget Cleary

March 14, 2015: Mike and Ruthy

March 28, 2015: Red Molly (at The Unitarian Society)

April 11, 2015: James Keelaghan, Jez Lowe and Archie Fisher

April 18, 2015: Hungrytown

April 25, 2015: Aztec Two-Step

May 9, 2015: The Morgans

May 16, 2015: Portable Folk Festival


Past Performers at the Sounding Board


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Folk Music Links


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FOLK MUSIC IN THE AREA

BRANFORD FOLK COFFEEHOUSE
Branford Folk Music Society, First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 203-488-7715. Email: branfordfolk@gmail.com Web: http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/
Oct. 11 - Diane Taraz
Nov. 8 - The Honey Dewdrops
Dec. 13 - Pete Rushevsky Klezmer Ensemble
Jan. 10 - Karen Ashbrook and Phil Oorts
Feb. 14 - Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waickman
Mar. 14 - Beppe Gambetta and Rushad Eggleston
Apr. 18 - Gordon Bok
May 9 - John Roberts and ...

ACOUSTIC CELEBRATION
Information and tickets available on-line at http://www.acousticcelebration.org/

THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT. For tickets or information call 203-438-5795. Web: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
Nov. 15 - Arlo Guthrie, 8:00 p.m.

FIRST FOLK FRIDAYS
Presented by CT Folk at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue (corner of Whitney & Huntington), New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information: http://www.ctfolk.com/
Oct. 17 - Too Blue

SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN NEW HAVEN
We sing from the Sacred Harp every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room B01 of Stoeckel Hall on the campus of Yale University, 469 College Street, New Haven, CT. (Call to confirm location.) All are welcome. For more information: http://www.yale.edu/ynhrs/

GUITARTOWNCT PRODUCTIONS
For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/
Nov. 15 - Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys, at Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.

HOUSE CONCERT IN WALLINGFORD
John Roberts on Oct. 3,2014 at 8:00 p.m. Doors open at 7:00. Reservations required. Email ginadunlap@att.net or call 203-679-0016.

THE DRY DOCK COFFEE HOUSE
68 1/2 Quinnipiac St.,Wallingford, CT. For more information call 203-213-2512 or 203-626-5560. If no one answers leave a message. Web: http://www.thedrydock.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheDryDock

CT OLD TIMEY ACOUSTIC JAM
Old-timey music jam at The Pine Loft Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. Oct. 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m. For more information: http://oldtimeyjam.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK AT ALL SOULS
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets visit http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Oct. 17 - Kristen Graves (Connecticut's State Troubadour)
Nov. 21 - Cheryl Wheeler
Jan. 30 - Geoff Kaufman & emma's revolution
Mar. 27 - Vance Gilbert
May 15 - Bill Staines

SONGS AT JANET'S
House concerts in East Lyme, CT. For reservations or more information, email: SongsatJanets@aol.com
Oct. 6 - Gordon Bok (sold out)
Nov. 22 - Larry Kaplan

THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up

SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN MIDDLETOWN, CT
Come to sing the harmonies that form the basis of the "high lonesome sound" of Bluegrass and Southern Mountain ballads. Voices only, no instruments. Loaner books provided. More information at http://www.fasola.org/

CT AUDUBON SOCIETY CENTER AT GLASTONBURY
1361 Main St. (Route 17), Glastonbury, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information or reservations call 860-633-8402. Web: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/
Nov. 7 - Harvey Reid
Jan. 10 - Amy Gallatin

THE VANILLA BEAN CAFE
On the corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97, Pomfret, CT. 8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
Oct. 3 - Open Mic - Heather Fay, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 - SloGrass
Oct. 12 - Chelsea Berry & Matt Cusson
Oct. 17 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 18 - Gail Wade Trio
Oct. 25 - Kate Callahan
Nov. 1 - The Fixins, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 7 - Open Mic - Gianna Botticelli
Nov. 9 - Cindy Kallet & Grey Larsen
Nov. 14 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 15 - Rebecca Loebe & Jenn Grinels
Nov. 22 - Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Nov. 23 - Peter Mulvey, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 29 - Donna Dufresne & Gypsy Romantique
Dec. 5 - Open Mic - That Dollars Gone, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 6 - Allendale Rose
Dec. 12 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 13 - Karen Savõca & Pete Heitzman
Dec. 20 - Atwater-Donnelly

OPEN MIC IN COVENTRY
Open Mike on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Song-a-Day Music Center, 2809 Boston Tpk (Rt. 44), Coventry, CT. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Knights outreach programs. Refreshments available. All type of music, spoken word welcome. RJ (Ruth & Jim) are your hosts. Ruth O'Neil & Jim Hammitt, Song-a-Day Music Center, 860-742-6878, songaday@hotmail.com

OPEN MIC IN SOUTH WINDSOR
The last Monday of every month, for an acoustic open mic at the Wood Memorial Library and Museum, 783 Main Street, South Windsor, CT. 6:00-6:30 sign up. All forms of music welcome. A piano is available. Hosted by flutist Minta White. For more information call the library on Monday or Thursday: 860-289-1783.

MEETING HOUSE SING-ALONG
Meeting House Sing-Along, usually second Saturday of each month, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT. For more information contact Ed Savage at edsavage(atsign)ushartford.com or phone 860-233-9897 (Meeting House office).

IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS
Traditional Irish Music Jam Session every Wednesday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at McKinnon's Irish Pub, 114 Asylum St., Hartford, CT. No charge. All Celtic players, singers and dancers invited. Weekly special guests. 860-524-8174

CELTIC AIRS
Wilde Auditorium (W) or Millard Auditorium (M), University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. (Rte. 189), West Hartford, CT. Celtic Airs is sponsored by WWUH and is a benefit series for WWUH. For tickets call 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228. Web: http://wwuh.org/
Oct. 18 - North Sea Gas, 7:30 p.m. (W)

CENTRAL CT ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS SOCIETY
For more information: http://www.meetup.com/Central-CT-Acoustic-Musicians-Society/

SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For information or reservations email: reservations@folknotes.org or call Janet at 860-635-7685. Web: http://folknotes.org/
Oct. 4 - Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt
Oct. 11 - Gideon Freudmann and Jim D'Ville
Oct. 18 - Hanging Hills / The Zolla Boys
Oct. 25 - closed
Nov. 1 - Modern Man
Nov. 8 - closed
Nov. 15 - John McCutcheon
Nov. 22 - Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
Nov. 29 - Vance Gilbert

THE LISTENING SPACE
Covenant Congregational Church, 1 Westminster Dr., West Hartford, CT. 860-977-0607. Web: http://whcovenant.org/
Open Mic, third Saturday of each month, 7:00 p.m., sign up at 6:30 p.m. Free.

NIGHTS AT THE BEEKLEY
The Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 show. For tickets and more information, call 860-379-7235. Web: http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/
Oct. 11 - Julian Velard
Nov. 1 - The Ragbirds
Jan. 23 - Susan Werner
Feb. 21 - Darlingside / Caitlin Canty
Mar. 21 - SHEL

BRIDGE STREET LIVE
41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT. Partial listing. 860-693-9762.
http://www.41bridgestreet.com/
Oct. 16 - Janis Ian, 8:00 p.m.

INFINITY MUSIC HALL
20 Greenwoods Road West (Rte. 44), Norfolk, CT. (Partial listing.) 866-666-6306. Web: http://www.infinityhall.com/
Oct. 8 - B.B. King, at The Warner Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold through the Warner Theatre's Box Office: 860-489-7180. Web: http://www.warnertheatre.org/

DULCIMER FOLK ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT
An informal monthly gathering of local folk musicians, including but not limited to players of mountain dulcimer, autoharp, bamboo pipe, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, recorder and others. Varying skill levels, all invited. Meets at 2:00-5:00 p.m. first Saturdays of the month at The Farmington Inn, Route 4, Farmington, CT (I-84 exit 39, Route 4 West). $15 annual dues. Info regarding local dulcimer teachers is available. Contact Don Moore 860-242-3003 or DonSawmill@aol.com for information. Web: http://www.dulcimerfolkct.org/

BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Oct. 4 - North Sea Gas, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Tannahill Weavers, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 - Väsen - 25th Anniversary Tour, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 - Paddy Keenan, 8:00 p.m.

WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m. For more information call 508-540-0320. Email: whfolk@verizon.net Web: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic/
Sep. 28 - Troy MacGillivray and Andrea Beaton
Oct. 12 - Gordon Bok
Oct. 26 - Lauren Sheehan
Nov. 9 - Garnet Rogers
Nov. 23 - Skip Gorman with Connie Dover

PVFS SONG AND STORY SWAP
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society presents a Song and Story Swap on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August), 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA. Open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted. People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story. Listeners are welcome. For more information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002. Web: http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/
Oct. 4 - Featuring Art Steele

MONTHLY FOLK JAM
The first Friday of each month at 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at St. James Church, at the intersection of Rte. 116 and June Rd., North Salem, NY. All acoustic folk round robin jam. For more information call Marcia and Gary Jones at 203-438-5204.

NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. Partial listing. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: nypinewood@aol.com Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Oct. 17 - Magpie, at OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, NYC.
Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014 - A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY.

PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE
At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York City, NY. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 212-787-3903. Web: http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org/
Oct. 4 - closed for Yom Kippur
Oct. 11 - Filthy Rotten System; Steve Deasy
Oct. 18 - Young Political Songwriters Night: Alexandra Bradbury, Ben Grosscup, Emma Graves
Oct. 25 - Judy Gorman; Arlon Bennett
Nov. 1 - Pearls of Wisdom with Thelma Thomas
Nov. 8 - Jack Landron
Nov. 15 - Such As Us; Rustic Riders
Nov. 22 - Peoples's Voice Cafe 35th Anniversary Celebration, with Sally Campbell, Judy Gorman, Ray Korona Band, Professor Louie, Peter Pasco, Anne Price, and others to be announced.
Nov. 29 - closed for Thanksgiving

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
http://commongroundfusw.com/

FOLK PHONES: Southern New England (WWUH): 860-768-5000
New York City: 718-651-1115


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY: Oct. 4 - Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA. 2-3 p.m. Free to the public. 781-834-5535. Web: http://www.ventresslibrary.org/
Oct. 11-13 - Scituate Art Festival, A-D plays in the yard of the N. Scituate Baptist Church, 619 West Greenville Road, N. Scituate, RI. A-D plays on and off from approx. 10 am-4 pm weather permitting. http://www.scituateartfestival.org/ http://www.northscituatebaptist.org/
Oct. 18 - Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. A-D plays 11 am-1 pm. Free to public. 401-849-2120. Web: http://www.bowenswharf.com/
Oct. 18 - With Kevin Doyle, One World Coffeehouse, First Universalist Church of Essex, 57 Main St., Essex, MA. 8 pm. 978-768-3690. Web: http://www.oneworldcoffeehouse.org/
Oct. 24 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, OCC Music, The Original Congregational Church, 1 East St., Wrentham, MA. 7:30 pm 508-384-3110. Web: http://www.musicatocc.org/
Oct. 25 - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 27 Plains Road, Windham Center, CT. 7:30 pm. 860-423-9653. Web: http://www.stpaulswindham.org/
Oct. 26 - St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 371 Wolcott Hill Road, Wethersfield, CT. 3 pm. 860-529-5379. Web: http://www.stpaulswethersfield.org/
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

LOU AND PETER BERRYMAN: Oct. 9 - House concert, 85 Heloise St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. Contact Sheldon or Nancy Campbell at 203-865-4171 or email sheldon.campbell@yale.edu

GORDON BOK: Oct. 7 - House concert, 54 South Rd., Harwinton CT. 7:00 p.m. Seating is limited, please email the host for reservations and information: pturpin11@aol.com
http://www.gordonbok.com/

THE CORACLES: Oct. 10 - Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-469-3080
http://www.thecoracles.com/

CLIFF HASLAM: Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/

STACY PHILLIPS AND HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS: Sep. 30 - The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. Free.
http://www.stacyphillips.com/

KERRI POWERS:
http://www.kerripowers.com/

RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie): Nov. 14 - Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie (formerly of Tanglefoot) with Beaker Grainger, Chapman Hall, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT. 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Reservations can be made at http://mxcc.edu/event/rpr/ A donation of nonperishable food items for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown would be much appreciated.

THE ROSENTHALS: Oct. 10 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Pete Seeger", Bridgeport Public Library - Black Rock Branch, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. 7:00 p.m. 203-576-7025 http://bportlibrary.org/blackrock/
Oct. 18 - The Rosenthals (Phil and Daniel), The Green Room, 62 Bow Street, Somerville, MA. 3:00 p.m. 617-615-9467 Email: Mark@jazzatthegreenroom.com Web: http://www.jazzatthegreenroom.com/
Oct. 21 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Pete Seeger", Parker Memorial Library, 28 Arlington St., Dracut, MA. 6:30 p.m. 978-454-5474 http://www.dracutlibrary.org/
http://www.therosenthals.org/TheRosenthals/The_Rosenthals.html
http://www.americanmelody.com/phil.htm

SHOREGRASS: Oct. 5 - Comstock Ferre Harvest Festival, 263 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. 11:30-1:30 p.m.
Oct. 18 - Bauer Park Harvest Festival, 261 Copse Road, Madison, CT. 11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free.
Oct. 26 - Quarry Ridge Golf Course, 9 Rose Hill Road, Portland, CT. 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 860-342-6113. No cover charge.
Nov. 22 - Concert at the Blackstone Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone.
http://www.shoregrass.com/

DON SINETI: Mondays - Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Education and shanties, mornings and afternoons.

ROGER SPRUNG, HAL WYLIE & FRIENDS: First Saturday of every month except July and August - Folk, Irish, Bluegrass and Traditional Music (instrumentalists welcome to jam), The "Pasta Project" at the United Methodist Coffee House, Newtown, CT. (Exit 10 off I-84, 1/5 mile north.) Dinner 5:00-7:30 p.m., music 8:00-10:30 p.m.

GAIL WADE AND TURNING POINT: Nov. 21 - Holiday kick off concert, Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North Main St., Marlborough, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-295-9389
http://www.gailwademusic.com/


BLUEGRASS EVENTS

BOSTON BLUEGRASS UNION
The Boston Bluegrass Union is an all-volunteer New England-based bluegrass music association promoting and supporting bluegrass festivals, concerts, jams and bluegrass music education throughout the Northeast. Web: http://www.bbu.org/


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

27TH ANNUAL SCOTLAND HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 at the Edward Waldo Homestead, Waldo Road, Scotland, CT. 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Music by The Tannahill Weavers and Charlie Zahm; Pipe Bands; Solo Piping, Drumming, Drum Major, Dance, Harp and Athletic competitions; Celtic Storytellers; Sheep Dog Demonstrations; Clan Village; Scottish mechandise and food vendors. Web: http://www.scotlandgames.org/


FOLK DANCING

Also look at http://ContraSENE.tripod.com/ for Contra Dance listings in Southeastern New England, and http://www.CTcontra.com/ for an index to Contra Dancing in Connecticut.

ROUND HILL COUNTRY DANCES
Contra dances on the second Saturday of every month (except August), and the Saturday after Thanksgiving, at the Stone House at the North Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Road, Stamford, CT. 8:00-11:00 p.m. with basics for beginners at 7:30. Partners not required. Please bring a separate pair of clean, flat, soft-soled shoes for dancing. For further information, call 203-372-3890. http://www.roundhill.net/

ISRAELI DANCING
Not your bar-mitzvah/wedding-type Israeli dances! We do circle dances, line dances, and partner dances to a Middle Eastern beat. Dance incorporates many elements of Swing and Salsa. Every Thursday night, Jewish Community Center, 360 Amity Rd., Woodbridge, CT. No partner or experience necessary. Beginner dancing from 8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Intermediate and Advanced from 9:30 p.m. until midnight. Both sessions include teaching. $7.00. Light refreshments. For more information, contact Yossi at 860-985-7550 or hilulimusa@gmail.com

NEW HAVEN COUNTRY DANCERS
Contra Dances on the first and third Saturdays throughout the year, at the Branford Community House, 46 Church Street, Branford, CT. Beginner's lesson at 7:30 p.m., dance 8:00-11:00 p.m. Please bring soft-soled shoes or sneakers. Admission $10.00. Call 203-776-1812 for more information. Web: http://www.ctcontra.com/nhcd/

ENGLISH COUNTRY DANCE
Friday nights from 8:00 to 10:30 p.m. at the Neighborhood Music School Recital Hall, 100 Audubon St., New Haven, CT. Dances will be taught by Paul McGuire. Music by Marshall Barron, Grace Feldman and Margaret Ann Martin with musicians from Marshall's Dance Band Workshops. Admission $10.00. Cheerful dances, friendly community, beautiful music. All dances taught. Beginners welcome. Come with or without a partner. For more information call 203-776-6929. http://www.nmsmusicschool.org/

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN NEW HAVEN
Enjoy the social dances of Scotland every Tuesday evening from 7:45 to 10:00 at the Whitney Arts Center, 591 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT. New dancers welcome. All dances taught. Come alone or with a partner. Contact: Leslie 203-281-6591 or newhavenscottish@gmail.com.

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN MIDDLETOWN
Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT. Beginners are welcome for lessons and Dance. Soft soled shoes. Contact Lucile at 860-347-0278, or Joyce at 203-238-0694.

MOSTLY WALTZ
Mostly Waltz features waltzes, waltz mixers, and other couple dances like blues, swing, tango, and polka. Except as noted, our events are typically the first Sunday of the month, with beginner lesson 2-3 pm and dancing 3-6 pm. We offer a mini lesson on some aspect of waltz (or another popular dance style) during the band breaks. Dance admission is $12 (students with ID $5). Your ninth regular HCD dance admission is free with your HCD frequent dancer card. At the American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. $12, $5 students with ID. For more information: http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE JAM
Hartford Community Dance sponsors monthly contra dance jam sessions 5:30-7:30 p.m. second Saturdays from September through July at the American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. The jams provide an opportunity for new and experienced musicians to learn, play, and enjoy the contra dance repertoire. Players of all instruments are welcome. The jam is most appropriate for "intermediate" skill levels. For more information, contact Rob at 860-232-2504. Web: http://www.hcdance.org/

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE
Oct. 11 - HCD-Contra Dance with music by Audrey & Friends with caller Steve Holland at Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT. New dancer lesson at 7:30, dance from 8-11 p.m. Please wear clean, comfortable flat-soled shoes. This dance is smoke, alcohol and perfume free. $12 adults, $10 seniors, $5 students. http://www.hcdance.org/ or email conntras@yahoo.com or call 1-888-423-0423 for more information.

ALWAYS ON SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
Dance to the world's music every Sunday, at Temple Beth Torah, 130 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. No partner or experience needed. Warm-up and beginner instruction 7:00-8:00 p.m., general dancing until 10:00 p.m. Clean-soled, danceable shoes, please. Requested donation is $8 (party and workshop nights $12). For more information: http://www.alwaysonsunday.us/ or call 860-521-6440.

THE FARMINGTON FOLK DANCERS
The Farmington Folk Dancers meet on most Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 in Amistad Hall, First Church of Christ, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT (across from Miss Porter's School on Route 10). Sessions are held during the church program year from September through the end of June. Beginners and people with 'two left feet' are welcome. The cost for the evening is $3.00; refreshments are served. For more information: Kathydncr@aol.com or call 860-747-4711.


FOLK MUSIC ON THE RADIO

Internet radio: http://www.folkalley.com/ streaming folk music hosted by WKSU-FM at Kent State University in Ohio.

WAMC (90.3 FM, Albany, NY): "Mountain Stage", Monday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
"Dancing on the Air", Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, second Wednesday of each month, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
"The Tao of Tao", Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, third Wednesday of each month, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
"Hudson River Sampler", Wanda Fischer, Saturday 8:00-10:30 p.m.
"Thistle & Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
http://wamc.org/

WAPJ (89.9 and 105.1, Torrington, CT): Folk and roots show, Barrie Soucy, Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.m.

WCNI (90.9 FM, New London, CT): Alternating weeks: "Traditions" with Art Dean, and "Open to Suggestion..." with Bridgett Ellis, Sunday 6:00-9:00 p.m.
http://wcniradio.org/

WCUW (91.3 FM, Worcester, MA): "In the Tradition", Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
"The Four Green Fields" (Irish), Saturday 10:00 a.m.-noon.
"Music of Scotia" (Scotland), Saturday 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
http://www.wcuw.org/

WESU (88.1 FM, Middletown, CT): Sing Out! Radio Magazine, Saturday 4:00-5:00 a.m.
The Celtic Cafe with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m.
75% Folk with Michael Benson, Mondays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Unfocused Folk with Chip Austin, 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
Acoustic Blender with Bill Revill, Tuesday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
http://wesufm.org/

WHUS (91.7 FM, Storrs, CT): "Bluegrass Cafe," Amy Orlomoski and Jim Beaver (alternating weeks), Sunday 4:00-7:00 p.m. Email: whusbluegrasscafe@gmail.com
"Sunday Night Folk Festival", Susan Forbes Hansen, Sunday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.whus.org/

WICN (90.5 FM, Worcester, MA): "The Contemporary Cafe" with Nick DiBiasio, Folk, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Thursday 7:00-11:00 p.m.
http://www.wicn.org/

WKZE (98.1 FM, Salisbury, CT and Red Hook, NY): "New Harmony", Dick Hermans, Saturday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
http://www.wkze.com/

WMNR (88.1 FM, Monroe, and 91.5 Guilford, CT): "Good Folk", Richard Hageman, Thursday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
http://wmnr.org/

WNHU (88.7 FM, West Haven, CT): "The Folk Show", Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with John Mazza; Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with Chuck Vigue. wnhufolk@yahoo.com
"Echoes of Erin", Sunday Noon to 2:00 p.m. with Pat Kennedy.
http://www.wnhu.net/

WSHU (91.1 FM, Fairfield, CT) and WSUF (89.9 FM, Noyack/Greenport, NY): "Profiles in Folk", Steve Winters, Friday 10:00 p.m.-midnight.
"Prairie Home Companion", Saturday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
"Thistle and Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Saturday 8:00-9:00 p.m.
"AcousticConnections", Walt Graham, Saturday 9:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.wshu.org/

WUMB (91.9, Boston, MA): http://www.wumb.org/programs/schedule.php

WWUH (91.3 FM, West Hartford, CT): (Also carried by WAPJ in Torrington 89.9 and 105.3, WDJW in Somers 89.7, and WWEB Wallingford 89.9)
"FM On Toast", Sunday-Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"Watch This Space", Susan Forbes Hansen, Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
http://www.wwuh.org/program/music/folk/folk.htm
"Mixed Grille", Steve Theaker, Monday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
http://wwuh.org/


Folknotes.org is published by the Sounding Board, Inc., an all-volunteer non-profit organization. We include listings for folk music concerts, festivals, radio programs, etc., that occur in Connecticut and the southern New England area.

The Sounding Board has a new web site, soundingboardcoffeehouse.org. The old familiar web site, folknotes.org, will continue to be on-line as well.
Please send your event listings to eventlistings@soundingboardcoffeehouse.org.

If you are an artist interested in playing at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse, please contact:
Janet Steucek
668 Main Street
Cromwell, CT 06416
Email: folkie43@sbcglobal.net

Directors of the Sounding Board: Brent Hall, President; Charles Eirmann, V.P.; James Rigby, Secretary; Janet Steucek, Treasurer; Jerry Jacques, Director of Operations; Laura Cipriano; Paul Cipriano.