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This web site features folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.

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FOLK MUSIC IN THE AREA

SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
Most concerts are at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Apr. 30 - Joe Crookston (at The Pine Loft Pizzeria and Cafe, 1474 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, CT)
May 7 - The Portable Folk Festival and Friends: Benefit for WWUH 91.3 FM
May 14 - Abbie Gardner with Jesse Terry
May 21 - Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Note: Beginning in September 2016, concerts will start at 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 10 - The Morgans
Sep. 17 - Bill Staines
Sep. 24 - John Gorka & Cliff Eberhardt
Oct. 1 - Folk Legacy Benefit Concert
Oct. 8 - The Young Novelists
Oct. 15 - Roy Zimmerman
Oct. 22 - Bob Zentz
Oct. 29 - Christine Lavin
Nov. 5 - Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
Nov. 12 - The Kennedys
Nov. 19 - RPR (Steve Ritchie, Rob Ritchie & Al Parrish of Tanglefoot)
Nov. 26 - Vance Gilbert

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://branfordfolk.org/
May 14 - David Littlefield

ACOUSTIC CELEBRATION
St. Stephen's North Hall, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. 4:00 p.m. Information and tickets: http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
May 1 - Cancelled (Burning Bridget Cleary)
May 15 - Dave Gunning

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/
May 4 - The Waifs, 8:00 p.m.
May 6 - The Weight, 8:00 p.m.
May 8 - Arlo Guthrie, 7:30 p.m.
May 10 - John Hiatt - Acoustic, 8:00 p.m.
June 11 - Judy Collins, 8:00 p.m.
June 16 - Mary Chapin Carpenter, 8:00 p.m.

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-362-5912 or email: tmquinn@optonline.net Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
May 20 - David Power & Willie Kelly at Newtown Meeting House, 8:00 p.m.

MILFORD ARTS COUNCIL'S PERFORMANCE COFFEEHOUSE
40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 203-878-6647. Web: http://www.milfordarts.org/
May 20 - Chris Coogan

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. For more information: http://www.ctfolk.com/
May 6 - "Tribute to Linda Ronstadt" featuring No Fuss and Feathers Road Show

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/ or 203-430-6020.
May 6 - South Carolina Broadcasters, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
May 14 - David Grier, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
June 3 - Bryan Sutton Bluegrass Band, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.

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 jamfrancais@yahoo.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 visit http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
May 13 - Kristen Graves & Lara Herscovitch

SONGS AT JANET'S
House concerts in East Lyme, CT. For reservations or more information, email: SongsatJanets@aol.com
May 5 - Brian Peters
May 25 - Ed Trickett

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
Apr. 30 - Cathy Kreger & Caroline Doctorow, 8:00 p.m.

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/
Apr. 30 - Antje Duvekot
May 6 - Open Mic - Patrick Coman, 7:30 p.m.
May 7 - The Hot Flashes
May 13 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts (7:00 p.m.)
May 14 - Kate Callahan & Kristen Graves
May 21 - Atwater-Donnelly
May 22 - David Wilcox, 7:00 p.m.
May 28 - Joel Cage
No shows in June or July.

THE BREAD BOX
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/
May 22 - Jonathan Edwards

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

NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information call 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/concerts.htm
Apr. 30 - Gil Gutierrez

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@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. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228. Web: http://wwuh.org/
May 21 - Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman (W)
July 23 - Girsa (W)
Aug. 12 - Goitse (W)

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.roaringbrookconcerts.org/
Apr. 30 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
May 7 - Eliza Gilkyson

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/

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. http://www.voicescafe.org/
May 14 - Cricket Tell The Weather
June 11 - Girsa

BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Apr. 30 - Bill Harley Family Show, 2:00 p.m. matinee. This show is a benefit for the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.

STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI. 7:00 p.m. Web: http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com/
Apr. 30 - Mary Ann Rossoni
May 14 - Tret Fure

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/
May 7 - Featuring David and Sophie Buskin

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/

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/
Apr. 30 - Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
May 7 - Women in Story & Song: Thelma Thomas; Robin Greenstein
May 14 - Joel Landy; Steve Suffet
May 21 - A Toast To Those Who Are Gone: Matt Jones/Phil Ochs Tribute with Magpie

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
May 14 - Erin McKeown, 7:30 p.m.
May 21 - Sleeping Bee, 7:30 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
May 1 - Guy Davis

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
May 1 - Music on Centre Street, Theodore Parker Unitarian Universalist Church, 1859 Centre St., West Roxbury, MA. 7:00 p.m. 617-327-0542. Web: http://www.tparkerchurch.org/
May 13 - 20th Anniversary Celebration Open House, One Yoga Center, 142A Danielson Pike, Foster, RI. 6:00-9:00 p.m., A-D plays 7:15-8:15. 401-368-9642. Web: http://www.oneyogacenter.com/
May 14 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Paskamansett Concert Series, Dartmouth Grange Hall, 1133 Fisher Road, South Darmouth, MA. 7:30 p.m. 401-241-3793. Web: http://paskamansettconcertseries.weebly.com/
May 15 - East Granby Congregational Church Concert Series, 9 Rainbow Road, East Granby, CT. 3:00 p.m. 860-652-2987. Web: http://www.egchurch.org/
May 17 - Walpole Public Library, 143 School St., Walpole, MA. 7:30 p.m. Free to the public. 508-660-7340. Web: http://www.walpolelibrary.org/
May 21 - RI Wool and Fiber Festival, Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Road, Bristol, RI. Festival runs 10:00-5:00, A-D plays 12:00-4:00 p.m. 401-253-9062. See the website for more details: http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/
May 21 - The Vanilla Bean, Rtes. 44, 169 & 97, Pomfret, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
May 22 - Newport Oyster Festival, Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. A-D plays 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 401-849-2120. Web: http://www.bowenswharf.com/
May 27 - Children's/Family Program, Mechanicville District Public Library, 190 North Main St., Mechanicville, NY. 4:00 p.m. Free to the public. 518-664-4646. http://meclib.sals.edu/
May 27-29 - GottaGetGon Folk Festival, Saratoga County Fairgrounds, 162 Prospect St., Ballston Spa, NY. Performances and workshops. http://pickingandsinging.org/web2011/GGG.html
June 18 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch and others, Blackstone River Theatre's Summer Solstice Festival, Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI. Festival runs 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., after festival music session 8:15 p.m. 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/brtssf/index.html (Rain date June 19)
June 26 - Island Terrace Lawn Concert Series, Island Terrace, 57 Long Point Road, Lakeville, MA. 2:30-3:30 p.m. Free to the public. 508-947-0151 x210. Inside for residents only if rain. Web: http://www.islandterrace.com/
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

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

LARRY KAPLAN
May 6 to May 9 - Indian Neck Folk Festival, all day, Isabella Freedman Center, 116 Johnson Rd., Falls Village, CT. (By invitation)
May 14 - The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. With David Paton and Tom White. 860-347-4957 http://buttonwood.org/
June 24 - Songs from the Shoreline and Beyond on a Summer Solstice, Old Lyme Phoebe Griffin Noyes Library, 2 Library Lane, Old Lyme, CT. 6:00 p.m. 860-434-1684. Web: http://www.oldlyme.lioninc.org/
July 2 - The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, Maine. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. 207-701-5050 or 207 701-7627. http://www.sailpowersteammuseum.org/
July 21 - Thursdays on the Dock, Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main St., Essex, CT. 5:30 p.m. Refreshments and dinner available. 860-767-8269
July 29 - Martha's Vineyard Museum At The Federated Church Of Edgartown, 45 South Summer St., Edgartown, MA. 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. 508-627-4441
Sep. 23 - Folk Song Society of Greater Washington Annual Getaway, West River Conference Center, West River, MD. 301-589-6855. http://fsgw.org/
Sep. 30 - Performance Hall, Bagaduce Music Lending Library, South St., Blue Hill, Maine. 7:00 p.m. Tickets at the door. Info: http://www.bagaducemusic.org/ 207-374-5454.
Oct. 1 - Folk Legacy Records Anniversary Concert at the Sounding Board, Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Oct. 29 - Folk Song Society Of Greater Boston, House concert, location and time to be announced. Phone: 781-608-7218. Web: http://fssgb.org/
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

STACY PHILLIPS AND HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS
May 31 - A special evening of deep bluegrass with two legendary greats, Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters featuring Tony Trischka on banjo and Andy Statman on mandolin, 7:30 p.m. at the Space Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. For information and tickets call 203-288-6400. Web: http://www.theouterspace.net/calendar.php
http://www.stacyphillips.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
May 5 - Phil Rosenthal and the Guilford Ramblers, Guilford Free Library, 67 Park Street, Guilford, CT. 7:00 p.m. 203-453-8282. Web: http://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/
http://www.americanmelody.com/phil.htm

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.


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/

CT BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
Web: http://www.ctbgma.org/

THE HALF DOOR
270 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT. 860-232-7827. Call for show times. For info call 203-650-3492.
http://www.thehalfdoorhfd.com/
May 15 - Lindsey's Bluegrass Jam Night
May 22 - Chasing Blue


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

35TH ANNUAL STORYTELLING FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
The Connecticut Storytelling Center celebrates its 35th Annual Storytelling Festival & Conference, April 29-30, 2016, at the College Center at Crozier Williams on Connecticut College's campus, New London, CT.
The Friday/Saturday event (plus informal story swapping on Sunday morning at the Clarion Inn) offers you storytelling concerts and workshops on storytelling art and technique for the public, educators and historians.
The theme of this year's Festival is "History and Your Story" and the exploration of both will be lively, thoughtful and fun.
Here's the online schedule and registration link: http://www.connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

MYSTIC SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 9 - June 12, 2016: Mystic Seaport is proud to host its 37th annual Sea Music Festival, one of the world's premier sea music events, June 9-12, 2016. Fans of traditional sea music gather each year to hear national and international performers, along with the Museum's chantey staff, perform music from the golden Age of Sail through the best of contemporary compositions. This year's roster includes music from England, Ireland, the Netherlands, and Canada, along with singers from across the U.S. For details see: http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival/

SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
June 18 - 6th Annual Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival, at Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (rain date: Sunday, June 19). Five stages plus food and craft vendors. Featuring Atwater-Donnelly Trio, Barrule (from Isle of Man), The Mari Black Trio, The John Doyle Band, Girsa, The Gnomes, Low Lily, Pendragon, Torrin Ryan, The Vox Hunters, Will Woodson & Eric McDonald, Irish step dance featuring Tir Na Nog Irish Dance and more to be announced. Call 401-725-9272 for information or visit http://www.riverfolk.org/brtssf/

CLEARWATER'S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
From their web site http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/:
"We are saddened to announce that Clearwater will not be holding its Great Hudson River Revival this year. As you may have heard, the sloop is undergoing its largest restoration ever. It is a restoration that costs $5,000 a day and will run until at least June 2016. We must take this time to focus our effort on making sure the boat can sail again this year. The sloop Clearwater is the foundation of our organization, the vessel that brings people to the Hudson River and an inspiration to all who love her. Our work to protect the Hudson River is still our primary mission."
For more information: http://www.clearwater.org/float-the-boat/

OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
June 24, 25 & 26, 2016 at Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamount, NY. Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children's activity area. Web: http://festival.oldsongs.org/

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Aug. 5 - 7, 2016 at Dodds Farm, just off Route 22 north of Hillsdale, NY. Web: http://falconridgefolk.com/


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 2:30-3:00 pm and dancing 3:00-6:00 pm. At the American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. $13, $6 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 6:00-7:30 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. For more information, contact Rob at 860-232-2504. Web: http://www.hcdance.org/

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE
May 14 - HCD-Contra Dance at Griffith Dance Academy, 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT with Donal Sheets & Kelsey Wells and caller Steve Holland. 7:15-7:30 New-dancer lesson; 7:30-10:00 Dancing. Adults: $12; 65+: $10; Students: $5. Please bring clean, comfortable flat-soled shoes to change into. This dance is smoke, alcohol and perfume free. Questions: call 1-888-423-0423; email conntras@yahoo.com. Info at 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.


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.
"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/

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)
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 6:30-8:00 p.m.
The Celtic Cafe with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.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 105.1, 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.
http://www.wwuh.org/program/music/folk/folk.htm
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
http://wwuh.org/


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