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
Most concerts are at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 7:30 p.m. Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Mar. 17 - Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Apr. 14 - Davy Sturtevant & Lisa and Lori Brigantino
Apr. 28 - Johnson Girls
May 12 - Porch Party Mamas
May 19 - Portable Folk Festival
Sounding Board Too!
Concerts in cooperation with Winding Trails Inc. These events will take place at The Lodge at Winding Trails, 50 Winding Trails Drive, Farmington, CT. Open jam/song swap at 2:00 p.m., concert at 3:00 p.m.
Mar. 25 - Lisa Bastoni
Apr. 8 - Villa Palagonia
MEETING HOUSE PRESENTS CONCERT SERIES
All concerts held at The Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT, in cooperation with the Sounding Board Coffeehouse. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Mar. 23 - J.P. Cormier, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 30 - Susie Burke and David Surette, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 27 - An evening with Mary Gauthier, 8:00 p.m.
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/
Apr. 14 - Matthew Byrne
Apr. 28 - Michela Musolino & Rosa Tatuata
May 12 - Ken & Brad Kolodner
SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-362-5912 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
Mar. 24 - Bernadette Nic Gabhann Solo Fiddle House Concert, 8:00 p.m.
MILFORD CENTER FOR THE ARTS
40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 203-878-6647. Web: http://milfordarts.org/music/live-at-mac/
Mar. 23 - The Meadows Brothers
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. Tickets may be purchased at http://ctfolk.com/events/concerts/
Apr. 6 - CT Folk Festival Auditions
May 4 - Tribute to Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell with Joan & Joni (Kipyn Martin and Allison Shapira)
SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN NEW HAVEN
We sing from the Sacred Harp every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 106, Stoeckel Hall on the campus of Yale University, 469 College Street, New Haven, CT. No singing in late December, when Yale is closed. All are welcome. For more information: http://www.yale.edu/ynhrs/
GuitartownCT at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/
Apr. 20 - Matt Flinner Trio with special guest, 7:30 p.m.
June 8 - The Page Turners, 7:30 p.m.
At Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT:
May 20 - Josh Williams, Doyle Lawson, Rickie Simpkins, Justin Moses, Todd Phillips, 7:00 p.m. GuitartownCT 10th Anniversary Concert: A Tribute to Tony Rice.
FRENCH FOLK MUSIC JAM
Jam Francais at City Sports Grille, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol, CT. Preserving French Canadian culture, music, songs, and more. All acoustic instruments and all skill levels welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information contact email@example.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/
Apr. 20 - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
May 4 - Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves
THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up
Mar. 17 - Lost Acres String Band
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/
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/
Mar. 17 - Cashel Rock
Mar. 24 - Grass Routes
Mar. 31 - Cliff Eberhardt & Louise Mosrie, Maria Sangiolo opens
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, email@example.com
NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. For information and reservations call 860-285-1886 or web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
Apr. 7 - Porch Party Mamas
May 5 - Gil Gutierrez Strings
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
CENTRAL CT ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS SOCIETY
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ccamswebsite/
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
Mar. 24 - Jim Mercik & Alvin Carter, Ebin-Rose Trio
Apr. 7 - Brooks Williams
Apr. 14 - Garnet Rogers
Apr. 28 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
May 5 - Pat Donohue
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). 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/
Mar. 24 - The April Verch Band, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 31 - Low Lily / The Vox Hunters, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 7 - The Gothard Sisters, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 15 - Matthew Byrne, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 21 - FRIGG - Music from Finland, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 22 - Sultans Of String, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 28 - Mike Block & Bruce Molsky, 8:00 p.m.
WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m. Email: email@example.com Web: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic/
Mar. 25 - Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
Apr. 8 - Joe Jencks
PVFS SONG AND STORY SWAP
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center jointly sponsor 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:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
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/
Mar. 17 - Irish Women's Voices for Peace & Equality: Dian Killian; Alice Farrell; Alison Kelley
Mar. 24 - Colleen Kattau & Dos XX; John Ziv & Tom Weir
Mar. 31 - Closed for Easter Weekend and Passover
Apr. 7 - Emma's Revolution
Apr. 14 - An Evening with Holly Near: A Talk with Song
Apr. 21 - Fourth Annual Ray Korona Song Night
Apr. 28 - David Dodson & Mary Kate Small; Ben Tousley
May 5 - Jean Rohe; David Roth
May 12 - Eric Levine 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert / Peoples' Voice Cafe Benefit
May 19 - Gathering Sparks; Walkabout Clearwater Chorus
COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Mar. 24 - Peter Mulvey with Crys Matthews, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 21 - Mary Gauthier, 7:30 p.m.
May 19 - Gaelynn Lea, 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
Apr. 7 - Robyn Hitchcock with Rachelle Garniez, 8:00 p.m.
RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
Mar. 18 - The Young Novelists, 5:00 p.m.
Apr. 15 - Itamar Erez, 5:00 p.m.
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913
Mar. 24 - William Hall Library, 1825 Broad St., Cranston, RI. 2:00-3:00 p.m. 401-781-2450. Free to the public. Email: email@example.com. Web: https://www.cranstonlibrary.org/
Mar. 29 - Warren Senior Center, Kickemuit Village Rec Hall, 20 Libby Lane, Warren, RI. 1:00-2:00 p.m. 401-247-1930.
Apr. 15 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Concert hosted by the Providence Village of RI, St. Martin's Church, 50 East Orchard Ave., Providence, RI. 2:00 p.m. 401-274-4717 or 458-9358. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.providencevillageri.org/
Apr. 22 - Spring Concert, Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI. 3:00 p.m. 401-253-2707. Check website for admission and other details: https://www.blithewold.org/
HOUSE CONCERTS IN HAMDEN, CT
Mar. 22 - April Verch Band, 85 Heloise St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. Contact: Sheldon Campbell, 203-865-4171. Email: email@example.com
Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
May 7 - With Eric Kilburn, Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA. 7:00 p.m. 617-492-7679. https://www.passim.org/
May 11 - Friends of Fiddlers Green and the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, Hyde Park, NY. 8:00 p.m. 845-758-2681. http://www.hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org/
May 12-13 - Indian Neck Folk Festival, Falls Village, CT.
June 22 - Bagaduce Music Lending Library, 49 South St., Blue Hill, Maine (call for directions). 7:00 p.m. 207-374-5454. Web: https://bagaducemusic.org/
Aug. 22 - Wee Folk Club at the Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St., Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 7:00 p.m. (0131557 2976) http://royal-oak-folk.com/
Oct. 26-28 - Fall Weekend, New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club/The Folk Music Society of New York, Location TBA. 718-672-6399. Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Nov. 25 - Leith Folk Club, Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH64NN. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 07833 135 399. http://leithfolkclub.com/
THE LONELY HEARTSTRING BAND
Apr. 15 - Music & More with The Lonely Heartstring Band, Congregation Beth Shalom Rodfe Zedek, 55 East Kings Highway, Chester, CT. 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. To purchase advance tickets: https://www.cbsrz.org/engage/events For more information call the CBSRZ office: 860-526-8920.
LOST ACRES STRING BAND
Mar. 17 - The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts & Cultural Center, 605 Main St., Middletown, CT. 8:00-10:00 p.m. 860-347-4957. http://buttonwood.org/
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.
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/
CT BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
THE HALF DOOR
270 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT. 860-232-7827. Web:
Mar. 25 - Michelle Canning Band
Apr. 8 - Patuxent Partners
Apr. 15 - Roxeen and Dalrymp
Apr. 22 - The Cornfed Dogs
May 6 - Last Fair Deal
May 20 - Grass Routes
June 3 - Five in the Chamber
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
Traditional New England contra dances held on the 4th Saturday of the month (except February, May, August, and December) at First Congregational Church of Stamford, 1 Walton Place, Stamford CT located in the heart of downtown Stamford between Bedford and Prospect Streets. Suggested donation is $15 - 25 (minimum $12). All dances are 7:30-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified, with basics for beginners at 7:15. Partners are not required. Please bring a separate pair of clean, flat, soft-soled shoes for dancing. For further information, call 203-372-3890, or email Carol Mazza (firstname.lastname@example.org). http://www.roundhill.net/
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/
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN HAMDEN
Enjoy the social dances of Scotland every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. New dancers welcome. All dances taught. Come alone or with a partner. Contact Leslie 203-281-6591 or email@example.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 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 2:30-3:00 pm and dancing 3:00-6:00 pm. At Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. $13, $6 students with ID. For more information: http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm
HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE JAM SESSION AND CONTRA DANCE
Hartford Community Dance sponsors monthly contra dance jam sessions 5:30-7:15 p.m. second Saturdays at Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 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. The jam session is followed by an introduction to contra dancing at 7:30 and a contra dance until 10:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rob at 860-232-2504. Web: http://www.hcdance.org/
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 Monthly Scene With Phil Rosenthal"
Phil Rosenthal's weekly radio show on http://icrvradio.com/ every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. He does a new live version the third Sunday of the month, but every other Sunday he rebroadcasts a past show. He plays music live, and some from recordings.
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 weeks: "Traditions" with Art Dean, and "Open to Suggestion..." with Bridgett Ellis, Sunday 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 7:00-11:00 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 8:00-11:00 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.
WUMB (91.9, Boston, MA)
WWUH (91.3 FM, West Hartford, CT)
(Also carried by WAPJ in Torrington 89.9 and 105.1, 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.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.