This web site features folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.
SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
Cncerts at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. Doors open at 7:00 p.m., concert at 7:30 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sep. 30 - The Nields
Octt. 21 - Acoustic Festival in Winding Trails (The Sounding Board is a sponsor)
Nov. 4 - Corner House
Nov. 18 - Dave Mallett
Dec. 16 - Low Lily performs at Winding Trails, Farmington (special holiday show marking our 50th anniversary)
MEETING HOUSE PRESENTS CONCERT SERIES
All concerts held at The Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
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: email@example.com Web: http://branfordfolk.org/
THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT. (Partial listing.) For tickets or information call 203-438-5795. Web: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
FIRST FOLK SUNDAY
First Sunday of each month: Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3. All performances at The Post at the VFW, 465 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $10 Music Cover charge. Brunch and Bar at extra charge. Suzanne Sheridan (vocals and guitar), Bob Cooper(keyboards), and Guest Artists (Oct 1 - Return of The Propps), (Nov 5 - Jon Gailmor). For more information and tickets: https://firstfolksunday.com Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Call: 203-222-1441 or the VFW at 203-227-6796.
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205. Web: https://voicescafe.org/
SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
Concerts at the Gaelic-American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. For reservations or more information, visit http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/ or call 203-767-6439.
Oct. 21 - Rose Conway Flanagan (fiddle), Kieran Flanagan (piano), and Eileen Clune Goodman (flute, whistle, accordion). 7:30 p.m.
FOLK FRIDAYS SERIES
Presented by CT Folk at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue (corner of Whitney & Huntington), New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m.
EAST ROCK CONCERT SERIES
All shows are at 7:00 (doors at 6:30) on either Saturday or Sunday, at 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT. Web: https://www.mactivity.com/events-calendar also https://www.fernandopintopresents.com/
Oct. 21 - Joe Walsh & Grant Gordy, 7:30 pm. Café Amici, 1640 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT.
Nov. 30 - The Honey Dewdrops, 7:00 pm. Café Amici, 1640 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT.
Tickets and info: http://www.guitartownct.com/
CT OLD TIMEY ACOUSTIC JAM
Old-timey music jam at The Pine Loft Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. 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 see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Oct. 20 - Lara Herscovitch
Nov. 17 - Zoe Lewis
Jan. 12 - Geoff Kaufman
Feb. 16 - Tribute to John Prine and Nancy Griffith
Mar. 15 - Skylark
Apr. 12 - Tom Chapin
May 17 - Seat Of Our Pants
ROBBIE COLLOMORE CONCERT SERIES
Chester Meeting House, intersection of Goose Hill Rd. and Liberty St., Chester, CT. 5:00 p.m. For more information call 203-488-8403. Web: https://collomoreconcerts.org/
Oct. 8 - Frank Vignola & Tessa Lark (Jazz Duo)
Oct. 29 - Jason Vieaux (Classical Guitar)
Nov. 19 - Alsarah & The Nubatones (World Music)
THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up
THE PACKING HOUSE
156 River Road (Route 32), Willington, CT. The Packing House is the performance venue of the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance, Inc. 7:30 p.m. 518-791-9474. Web: http://thepackinghouse.us/
THE VANILLA BEAN CAFE
On the corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97, Pomfret, CT. Show times are 7:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
BREAD BOX THEATER
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. All proceeds benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/
NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
NIGHTS AT THE BEEKLEY
The Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 860-379-7235. Web: http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/
SALMON BROOK MUSIC SERIES
South Congregational Church Hall, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT. For more information call 860-999-3743. Web: http://www.salmonbrookmusicseries.com/
ROARING BROOK CONCERTS
Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT. 7:30 p.m. For reservations and information call 860-693-0263. Web: http://www.roaringbrook.org/concerts/concerts.html
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Masks and proof of vaccination required.
Sep. 23 - SUPERCHIEF TRIO, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 1 - EILEEN IVERS unIVERSal roots, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 - NIAMH PARSONS and GRAHAM DUNNE, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 - ALASDAIR FRASER AND NATALIE HAAS, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 - ED SWEENEY with CATHY CLASPER-TORCH (CD release), 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 - MARI BLACK TRIO, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 - SOGGY PO BOYS, 3:00 p.m. matinee.
Oct. 27 - TRI-M COFFEEHOUSE HALLOWEEN CONCERT, featuring students from Cumberland High School,7:00 p.m. FREE.
Oct. 28 - THE MUSIC OF JIMMY DEVINE,3:00 p.m. matinee. This fundraiser for the Jimmy Devine Scholarship Fund will feature Mark Roberts, Hannah Devine, Teddi Scobi, Patrick Hutchinson, Benedict Gagliardi, Armand Aromin, Sarah Blair, Tina Lech, Mance Grady, Bob Drouin, and Alan Bradbury.
Oct. 29 - APRIL VERCH AND JOE NEWBERRY, 3:00 p.m. matinee.
STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI. 7:00 p.m. 401-529-5622. http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.org/
PVFS SONG AND STORY SWAP
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society sponsor a Song and Story Swap on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August), 7:00 p.m. at First Church, 165 Main St., Amherst, MA. For more information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002. Web:
CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. For tickets call 914-232-1252. Web: http://www.caramoor.org/
NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE
At Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St. (lower level), NY, NY 10012 (between West 3rd & West 4th Streets). 8:00 p.m. For more information call 212-787-3903 or see their website (below).
Most concerts will be both in-person and livestreamed. Please check the Peoples' Voice Cafe website close to showtime for confirmation of livestreaming, for links to buy tickets, and for more information about these concerts.
Covid policy for in-person show: Mask required. We strongly suggest full vaccination and boosters, as well as testing in advance of concert. Check website for details and updates.
Sep. 23 - MARTHA SCHLAMME CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION Featuring Helene Williams, Belle Linda Halpern, Leonard Lehrman and Ron Roy, with The Solidarity Singers of the New Jersey Industrial Union Council.
Sep. 30 - Gary Allard & friends; Joel Landy, Pamela Jean Agaloos.
Oct. 7 - Barbara Dyskant; Pamela Jean Agaloos.
Oct. 14 - Judith Zweiman with Duane Bergman; Barry Oreck.
Oct. 21 - Sol y Canto; Anne Price.
Oct. 28 - Judith Sloan & Friends.
Nov. 4 - Michael Veitch; Judy Kass.
Nov. 11 - George Mann; Rik Palieri.
Nov. 18 - Peter Yarrow featured in PVC Fundraising Concert.
Nov. 25 - CLOSED FOR HOLIDAY.
Dec. 2 - John John Brown: Songs, Stories, and Art: Lessons from Strangers.
Dec. 9 - Charlie King; Tret Fure.
Dec. 16 - Reggie Harris; Pat Wictor.
Dec. 23 - CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS.
COMMON GROUND CONCERTS
At South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913
EMMA'S REVOLUTION (Pat Humphries & Sandy O)
Sep. 23 - Benefit for the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. In person and livestream/replay. Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/Sept23WestHartford
AMY GALLATIN & STILLWATERS
THE HOT FLASHES (Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, Gail Wade)
LAST FAIR DEAL
Sep. 23 - Harlem Valley Homestead Fall Festival, 147 OLd Forge Rd., Wingdale, NY. 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. Farm tours, food and drink, live music from LFD.
Sep. 30 - Salmon Brook Music Series, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00), Granby Congregational Church South Campus, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT. Phone: 860-999-3743. Intermission refreshments will be available.
Oct. 22 - I'll be part of a Connecticut Troubadour reunion concert at Tyrone Farm in Pomfret, CT. Former Troubadours Sally Rogers, Hugh Blumenfeld, Kate Callahan, Nekita Waller and me, and current Troubadour Kala Farnam will perform in this lovely old barn. 4:00 p.m. It's all sponsored by the Pomfret Historical Society; there is more information at their site: https://pomfret-historical-society.org/events/
GRASS ROUTES BLUEGRASS BAND
Sep. 30 - South Windsor Heritage Day, a family event sponsored by the South Windsor Historical Society, Birden Field, 1871 Main Street, South Windsor, CT. 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. There will be historical wagon rides up old Main Street, colonial crafts, displays of Native American skills, crafts and games for kids, antique cars and motorcycles, and food and crafts vendors. Our concert is scheduled for 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. An a cappella group will be performing for a half hour between the band's two sets. For further information, phone 860-810-7752. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the day.
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/
CONNECTICUT BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
Concluded in 2022. See website for details.
There are many more dance listings than are included here.
Also look at http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule.html
ALWAYS ON SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
They are doing some online dances via Zoom, and some live dances. For more informatin: Email: email@example.com or call 860-521-6440 or 860-254-5681.
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.
"Hudson River Sampler", Wanda Fischer, Saturday 8:00-10:30 p.m.
"Thistle & Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
WCNI (90.9 FM, New London, CT)
Alternating Fridays: "River Road" (a mix of folk and Americana) with Helen Jankoski, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Alternating Sundays: "Traditions" with Art Dean, and "Home on the Eclectic Range" with Bridgett Ellis, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
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.
WESU (88.1 FM, Middletown, CT)
"75% Folk" with Michael Benson, Monday 6:30-8:00 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 5:05-8:00 p.m.
"The Celtic Cafe" with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m.
WHUS (91.7 FM, Storrs, CT)
"Bluegrass Cafe," Amy Orlomoski and Jim Beaver (alternating weeks), Sunday 4:00-7:00 p.m. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
"Sunday Night Folk Festival", Susan Forbes Hansen, Sunday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WICN (90.5 FM, Worcester, MA)
"Folk Revival" with Nick Noble, Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WKNH (91.3 FM, Keene, NH)
"Mostly Bluegrass", Rob Mayo, Thursday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
WKZE (98.1 FM, Salisbury, CT and Red Hook, NY)
"New Harmony", Dick Hermans, Saturday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
WMNR (88.1 FM, Monroe, and 91.5 Guilford, CT)
"Good Folk", Richard Hageman, Thursday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
WNHU (88.7 FM, West Haven, CT)
"The Folk Show", Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with John Mazza. email@example.com
"Echoes of Erin", Sunday Noon to 2:00 p.m. with Pat Kennedy.
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.
"Thistle and Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Saturday 8:00-9:00 p.m.
"AcousticConnections", Walt Graham, Saturday 9:00-10:00 p.m.
WTCC (90.7 FM, Springfield, MA)
"Country Corner", Dave Helman, Saturday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Vintage Country and Bluegrass. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
WWUH (91.3 FM, West Hartford, CT)
(Also carried by WDJW in Somers 89.7)
"FM On Toast", Sunday-Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"Wilde Roots", Greg Banks, Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
"Watch This Space", Susan Forbes Hansen, Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Todd Michael, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.