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

This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.


FOLK MUSIC IN THE AREA

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: info@thesoundingboard.org
https://www.thesoundingboard.org/
Dec. 10 - Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem Holiday Show, at Winding Trails, Farmington, CT.

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. 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Dec. 2 - Oldies Rock & Roll Show with keyboardist Rod Muck, 7:00 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: branfordfolk@gmail.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/
Dec. 17 - Christmas With The Celts, 7:30 p.m.

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205. Web: https://voicescafe.org/
Dec. 3 - The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio: Vince Guaraldi's A Charlie Brown Christmas, 4:00 p.m.
Jan. 21 - Buffalo Rose, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 - BackCountry Jazz, 8:00 p.m.

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, visit http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/ or call 203-767-6439.

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.
http://www.ctfolk.com/

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/

GUITARTOWNCT PRODUCTIONS
GuitartownCT at Café Amici Restaurant, 1640 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Tickets and info: http://www.guitartownct.com/
Dec. 1 - Honey Dewdrops, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 - Joe Walsh album release featuring Darol Anger & Grant Gordy, 7:30 p.m

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/
Dec. 9 - Magpie: Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner
Jan. 13 - Geoff Kaufman
Feb. 10 - The Crossing by Mike Bailey - benefit concert for refugees
Mar. 24 - Kala Farnham
Apr. 21 - Kristen Graves
May 12 - Kat and Brad

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 - 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/
Dec. 2 - Garnet Rogers
Dec. 9 - Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap
Dec. 17 - Atwater-Donnelly
Jan. 13 - Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap
Jan. 15 - Peter Mulvey
Jan. 21 - Howie Bursen

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/
Dec. 4 - Grass Routes; Ramblin' Dan Stevens. 4:00 p.m.

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/

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.
Dec. 3 - Cassie and Maggie MacDonald Christmas Show, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 - Kevin Doyle's Roscommon Soles - "Health to the Ladies", 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 22 - Toby Walker, 3:00 p.m.
Jan. 28 - Fellswater, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 4 - J.P. Cormier, 3:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 - Stefan Couture & Matt Nolan; Cold Chocolate, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 - Bill Harley & Friends, 3:00 p.m.
Mar. 5 - Guy Davis, 7:00 p.m.

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 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.
http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. For tickets call 914-232-1252. Web: http://www.caramoor.org/
Dec. 3 - Josh Ritter, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 11 - Reggie Harris, 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. (The 4:00 p.m. performance is specially-designed for families and people of any age who are neurodivergent, have sensory sensitivities, or just need a bit more space to enjoy the music. Modifications include relaxed house rules, reduced volume and lighting levels, and extra space for movement.)
May 12 - Yasmin Williams, guitar, 8:00 p.m.

NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: nypinewood@aol.com 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.
Dec. 3 - IN-PERSON plus LIVESTREAM: Charlie King & Rick Burkhardt.
Dec. 10 - IN-PERSON plus LIVESTREAM: Dan & Bonnie Milner; Michael Howley. (Cosponsored by The Folk Music Society of New York.)
Dec. 17 - IN-PERSON plus LIVESTREAM: The Diablos (Miguel Gamboa & Hector Saucedo); Ruben Gonzalez.
Dec. 24 - Closed for Holidays.
Dec. 31 - Closed for Holidays.
Jan. 7 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): Chris Lang; Filthy Rotten System.
Jan. 14 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): MLK Weekend Event: Worldwide Songs of Freedom.
Jan. 21 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): Spoken Word / Poetry Night, with Professor Louie and Jody Kolodzey.
Jan. 28 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): TBA.
Feb. 4 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): Black History Month Celebration.
Feb. 11 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): TBA. (Cosponsored by The Folk Music Society of New York.)
Feb. 18 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): Rod MacDonald & Joe Jencks.
Feb. 25 - IN-PERSON (plus check website to confirm Livestream): Twa Corbies; Geoff Kaufman.
http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org/

COMMON GROUND CONCERTS
At South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
Jan. 21 - Peter Mulvey, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Goodnight Moonshine, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 25 - Kaia Kater, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 22 - Jill Sobule, 7:30 p.m.
May 20 - Joe Crookston, 7:30 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

CHERISH THE LADIES
Dec. 6 - Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts, Sacred Heart University, 5151 Park Avenue, Fairfield, CT. 7:30 p.m. In collaboration with Sacred Heart University, the Gaelic-American Club (Fairfield, CT), and the Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society. Box office: 203-371-7908. Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/

THE HOT FLASHES (Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, Gail Wade)
Dec. 3 - Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., Cheshire, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free. For info: 203-272-2245. Web: https://www.cheshirelibrary.org/
Dec. 9 - Christmas on Minnechaug Mtn., Buckingham Congregational Church, 16 Cricket Ln., Glastonbury, CT. 7:30 p.m. For info: 860-633-7992. Web: https://www.buckinghamchurch.org/
http://www.thehotflashesmusic.com/

GEOFF KAUFMAN
Dec. 4 - Music at the Ridge, Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury, 24 Clapboard Ridge Road, Danbury, CT. 4:00 p.m. It will be both in person and livestreamed. Go to https://musicattheridge.org/ for more info and for tickets.
http://geoffkaufman.com/

SALLY ROGERS
https://sallyrogers.com/


BLUEGRASS EVENTS

GRASS ROUTES BLUEGRASS BAND
Dec. 4 - The Bread Box Theater Fall 2022 Music Series, held in the sanctuary of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church at 220 Valley Street, Willimantic, CT. 4:00 p.m. Also performing will be Ramblin' Dan Stevens. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/

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
Web: https://ctbluegrass.com/


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Stay tuned.


FOLK DANCING

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: alwaysonsunday@gmail.com or call 860-521-6440 or 860-254-5681.


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 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.
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 5:05-8:00 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)
"Folk Revival" with Nick Noble, Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.wicn.org/

WKNH (91.3 FM, Keene, NH)
"Mostly Bluegrass", Rob Mayo, Thursday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
http://www.wknh.org/

WKZE (98.1 FM, Salisbury, CT and Red Hook, NY)
"New Harmony", Dick Hermans, Saturday 8:00-10:00 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. 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.
"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/

WTCC (90.7 FM, Springfield, MA)
"Country Corner", Dave Helman, Saturday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Vintage Country and Bluegrass. Email: davehelman@comcast.net.
http://www.wtccfm.org/

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/

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", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
http://wwuh.org/


This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.