This web site features folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.
Please send your event listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that presents folk music concerts 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.
The Sounding Board's web site is soundingboardcoffeehouse.org, which includes the concert schedule, ticket info, and video clips of upcoming performers at the Sounding Board.
Unless otherwise specified, 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. Admission may be paid by cash or check, and we also accept credit cards at the door for admissions, and credit cards may also be used for memberships and tee shirt sales. 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.
Note that the November 14 concert will be held at the
Unitarian Society Of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT.
Click here for directions and map.
Online reservations: Save My Seat!
Or email: email@example.com
Please make reservations using the online form or by email. If you are web-averse, call 860-770-3001 and leave a voice mail with your name and the number of people in your party. The Sounding Board does not confirm reservations made by phone.
Please do not call the church for reservations or Sounding Board information.
Directions to the Universalist Church: 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.
October 10, 2015: DULCIMER FOLK ASSOCIATION
A benefit concert for The Sounding Board. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
Mountain and hammered dulcimers are the most common instruments played, although many other instruments also join in, including autoharp, bamboo pipe, flute, guitar, mandolin, psaltery, and recorders. $15 adults, $8 children 12 & under.
October 17, 2015: GOODNIGHT BLUE MOON and FIVE IN THE CHAMBER
Goodnight Blue Moon, from New Haven, Connecticut, writes pop songs on folk instruments. By combining ‘60s vocal harmonies, traditional roots influences, and catchy orchestrated melodies, GNBM is what New England Americana sounds like. Having already shared the stage with folk heavyweights (Spirit Family Reunion, Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and Frank Fairfield), they play high energy and dynamic sets that get an entirely packed room dancing and singing along.
Five in the Chamber, also New Haven-based, plays rollicking bluegrass and old-time string band with a rocking edge. Brought together through a series of music festivals during the Summer of 2011, the band quickly galvanized and established itself as a staple in the area's emerging bluegrass scene. With tight arrangements, unique harmony vocals, and a shared passion for writing original music as well as studying and reinterpreting the bluegrass song book, Five in the Chamber brings a fresh and exciting twist to the bluegrass repertoire. The band released their debut album, Live in the Chamber, in Fall 2013 to rave reviews. $16 general, $14 members, $10 students with ID, $8 children 12 & under
October 24, 2015: JOHN McCUTCHEON
John McCutcheon is an American folk music legend, critically acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and master of the hammered dulcimer.
Well-known for his politically and socially conscious songs, critics have described John's music as "little feats of magic," "breathtaking in their ease and grace...," and "like a conversation with an illuminating old friend."
His latest album Joe Hill’s Last Will is a tribute to the union activist on the 100th anniversary of his death. (A track from the new CD is on the Sounding Board's web site at www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org.)
John McCutcheon's concert last year was sold out. To avoid disappointment, advance tickets are highly recommended. $22 general, $20 members, $12 students with ID, $10 children 12 & under.
October 31, 2015: JEZ LOWE
With almost 20 albums and countless live performances around the world over the last 30 years, Jez Lowe has built an enviable reputation as a songwriter and performer and as a recognized musical ambassador for his native North East England.
Raised in the north of England, Jez draws much inspiration for his songwriting from the region's coal mining heritage. He was one of the principle songwriters in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads, contributing almost 50 songs to the production over three seasons on the air.
If you got a taste of Jez when he appeared at The Sounding Board with James Keelaghan and Archie Fisher last spring, this is your chance to see him perform solo in a complete concert. $18 general, $16 members, $10 students with ID, $8 children 12 & under.
WEAR A COSTUME IF YOU'D LIKE! OR WEAR A STRIPED SHIRT LIKE JEZ.
The Sounding Board will be closed on November 7, 2015.
November 14, 2015: HERDMAN, HILLS & MANGSEN
THE NOVEMBER 14 CONCERT WILL BE HELD AT THE UNITARIAN SOCIETY OF HARTFORD,
50 BLOOMFIELD AVENUE, HARTFORD, CT.
Called a “genuine folk super-group” by The Boston Globe, Herdman, Hills & Mangsen have garnered countless accolades and awards since the group was formed in the early ‘90s. Their musical alliance has served to bring their collective vocal talents to an even larger and more diverse audience.
Priscilla, Anne and Cindy bring intricate arrangements to newly found musical treasures with an art-song vocal styling that crosses the boundaries of folk and classical music. Herdman, Hills, Mangsen entrances audiences with an evening of fresh enriching music that asks us to listen to our ancestors, to our traditions, to our hearts and to each other. $22 general, $20 members, $12 students with ID, $10 children 12 & under.
November 21, 2015: ROOSEVELT DIME
There was a time when Appalachian strings made romance with New Orleans rhythms, a love affair that yielded one of the most infectious beats the world had ever heard.
For Roosevelt Dime that time is now. They like to call their sound “Mardi-Grass.” This musical alchemy is purely American. Their high energy live shows have thrilled audiences at premier festivals across the country, and their latest release “Full Head of Steam (2014),” climbed to #8 on the Folk Charts nationally. $16 general, $14 members, $10 students with ID, $8 children 12 & under.
Advance tickets purchased for the Feb 14, 2015 concert that was cancelled due
to the snowstorm will be honored at this show.
BUY ADVANCE TICKETS TO THIS SHOW AND DOWNLOAD ROOSEVELT DIME MUSIC FOR FREE. Click here for details.
November 28, 2015: CRICKET TELL THE WEATHER
Based in the New York/Connecticut area, Cricket Tell The Weather is
an indie string band rooted in bluegrass tradition, but tinged with
elements from rock, pop, and
chamber music. Committed to respecting and furthering the traditions of
American music, the quartet’s voice carries a new spirit that explores
a century of influences, owing as much to the traditions that inspired
bluegrass to the journey that follows.
Advance tickets purchased for the January 24, 2015 concert that was cancelled due to the snowstorm will be honored at this show.
The Sounding Board will be closed on February 6, 2016.
The Sounding Board will be closed on March 26, 2016.
The Sounding Board will be closed on April 30, 2016.
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Folk Music Links
Visit the Folk Legacy Records website where you can view the videos of the October 29, 2011 concert at the Sounding Board which celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Folk-Legacy Records.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://branfordfolk.org/
Oct. 10 - Brian Peters and Jeff Davis
Nov. 14 - Simple Gifts (duo from Pennsylvania)
Dec. 12 - Lissa Schneckenburger and Bethany Waickman
Jan. 16 - Fiesta del Norte
Feb. 13 - Notorious
Mar. 12 - John Kirk and Trish Miller
Apr. 9 - Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters
May 14 - Dave Littlefield
St. Stephen's North Hall, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. 4:00 p.m. Information and tickets: http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
Oct. 18 - David Francey
Nov. 8 - Tim Grimm
Nov. 15 - Peter Mulvey
Dec. 13 - Ellis Paul
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/
Oct. 9 - Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 - Guitar Masters Featuring Andy McKee, Antoine Dufour and Trevor Gordon Hall, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 11 - Gordon Lightfoot, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 - Donna The Buffalo with Peter Rowan, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 4 - Hot Tuna Acoustic, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 5 - The Irish Rovers, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 17 - Howard Fishman: The Basement Tapes Project, 7:30 p.m.
SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-362-5912 or email: email@example.com Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
Oct. 23 - Dylan Foley & Dan Gurney, at Tresslers Barn, 142 Bibbins Road, Easton, CT. 8:00 p.m.
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/
For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/ or 203-430-6020.
Nov. 6 - Tim O'Brien, with Old Man Luedecke opening, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 - Dr. Ralph Stanley with Nathan Stanley and Clinch Mountain Boys, "Man of Constant Sorrow Tour", at Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 16 - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, at Unitarian Society Hall. 7:30 p.m.
May 14 - David Grier, at Spaceland Ballroom. 7:30 p.m.
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. 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/
HOUSE CONCERTS IN NORTH STONINGTON
4 Starlight Lane, North Stonington, CT. 4:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Reservations necessary. Call 860-434-2047 or 860-535-8485.
Oct. 25 - Martin Grosswendt
Nov. 8 - Magpie
SONGS AT JANET'S
House concerts in East Lyme, CT. For reservations or more information, email: SongsatJanets@aol.com
Oct. 28 - Jez Lowe
KATHARINE HEPBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT. For tickets call 860-510-0453. Web: http://www.KatharineHepburnTheater.org/
ROBBIE COLLOMORE MUSIC SERIES
Chester Meeting House, intersection of Goose Hill Rd. and Liberty St., Chester, CT. 5:00 p.m. For more information call 860-526-5162. Web: http://www.collomoreconcerts.org/
Oct. 18 - "Blind Boy" Paxton
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 - 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/
MARLBOROUGH ARTS CENTER
The Arts Cafe, 231 North Main Street, Marlborough, CT. Web: http://www.marlborougharts.org/ or call 860-295-9389.
Oct. 23 - The Kenn Morr Band, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
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. 9 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin hosts, 7:00 pm
Oct. 10 - Larry Kaplan
Oct. 17 - Brooks Williams
Oct. 24 - Buddy Mondlock
Oct. 31 - Paddy Mills
Nov. 6 - Open Mic with Jan Luby, 7:30 pm
Nov. 7 - Caroline Cotter & Emily Mure
Nov. 13 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin hosts, 7:00 pm
Nov. 14 - Tracy Grammer
Nov. 21 - Mark Mandeville & Rainne Richards
Nov. 28 - Chelsea Berry
Dec. 4 - Open Mic with Krista Baroni, 7:30 pm
Dec. 5 - Garnet Rogers
Dec. 11 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin hosts, 7:00 pm
Dec. 12 - Taking Back Eden
Dec. 19 - Cashel Rock
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/
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 more information call 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/concerts.htm
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
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/
CENTRAL CT ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS SOCIETY
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ccamswebsite/
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/
Oct. 10 - Dulcimer Folk Association
Oct. 17 - Goodnight Blue Moon and Five In The Chamber
Oct. 24 - John McCutcheon
Oct. 31 - Jez Lowe
Nov. 7 - Closed
Nov. 14 - Herdman, Hills & Mangsen (at the Unitarian Society of Hartford)
Nov. 21 - Roosevelt Dime
Nov. 28 - Cricket Tell The Weather
Jan. 9 - Caravan of Thieves
Jan. 16 - Grass Routes
Jan. 23 - Joe Crookston
Jan. 30 - Nancy Tucker
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 http://www.nightsatthebeekley.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.roaringbrookconcerts.org/
Oct. 17 - Beppe Gambetta
Oct. 24 - Rani Arbo and Greg Ryan Duo
Nov. 7 - David Mallett
Nov. 21 - Don Sineti and Stan Sullivan
Dec. 5 - Stephen Bennett
Jan. 16 - Bill Staines
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. 10 - David Francey, 8 PM
Oct. 17 - Patrick Ball, 8 PM
Oct. 24 - Sugar Ray And The Bluetones, 8 PM
Oct. 31 - Dixie Diehards Jazz Band, 2 PM Matinee
Nov. 7 - Rhythm Future Quartet, 8 PM
Nov. 14 - An Evening of Sea Music featuring The Johnson Girls, Robbie O'Connell and Dan Milner, 8 PM
Nov. 21 - Mary Ann Rossoni Band, 8 PM
BRISTOL'S STONE CHURCH COFFEE HOUSE
300 High Street, Bristol, RI. All shows start at 7:30 p.m. For reservations call 401-253-4813. Web: http://www.stonechurchcoffeehouse.com/
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic/
Oct. 11 - Brian Peters & Jeff Davis
Oct. 25 - Jez Lowe
Nov. 8 - Herdman Hills Mangsen
Nov. 22 - Lauren Sheehan
Jan. 3 - To be announced
Jan. 17 - Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers
Jan. 31 - Bill Staines
Feb. 14 - OCEAN Celtic
Feb. 28 - Debra Cowan & John Roberts
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/
UNITY HOUSE CONCERTS
At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA. For information and reservations email email@example.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unity-House-Concerts/1485832181665928
Oct. 24 - Mary Lou Lord with Annabelle Lord-Patey (Mary Lou's daughter)
Nov. 21 - Matt Nakoa
Dec. 4 - Mike + Ruthy
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/
Oct. 9 - Concert with Geoff Kaufman, 8-10 p.m. at OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave). This event is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
Oct. 23 - Brian Peters and Jeff Davis: "Sharp's Appalachian Harvest", at St. John's, Christopher St., Manhattan. A Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert.
Nov. 6 to 8 - Fall Folk Music Weekend at the Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, featuring Donie Carroll, Jeff Davis, Spider John Koerner, Dave Ruch, and Erica Weiss. See http://www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html#fall for details
Nov. 6 - Eric Andersen with The Chapin Sisters, at the Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), Manhattan. 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 20 - Jean Ritchie Memorial Concert, at St John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan. Featuring: Tom Paxton, Jon Pickow, Peter Pickow, Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer, Happy Traum, Susie Glaze, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond, Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen, Mick Lane, Caroline Paton, Dan Schatz, Ken Schatz, Lisa Null, Heather Wood.
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. 10 - The Rix; David Laibman.
Oct. 17 - Jolie Rickman Tribute Concert.
Oct. 24 - Bev Grant; Lara Herscovitch.
Oct. 31 - Donie Carroll; Gabriel Donohue.
Nov. 7 - The Siegel Family.
Nov. 14 - Emma's Revolution.
Nov. 21 - Danny Savyon; David Cadaqu; Ron Duncan.
Nov. 28 - Closed for Thanksgiving.
COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Oct. 24 - Sean Rowe with Josiah Early, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 - Frazey Ford, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 - Joseph Arthur, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 - Amy Speace, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 26 - Harpeth Rising, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 30 - Erin McKeown, 7:30 p.m.
May 21 - Sleeping Bee, 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
Dec. 5 - Dar Williams with The Nields, 8:00 p.m.
RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
Nov. 8 - Tracy Grammer
Mar. 13 - Matt Nakoa
Unitarian Society, 28 Brentwood Rd., Bay Shore, NY. Open mic 7:30, short set 8:00 p.m., feature performer 8:30 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to our in house food bank. 631-661-1278. Web: http://eclecticcafe.org/
Oct. 10 - David Rowe
Southern New England (WWUH): 860-768-5000
New York City: 718-651-1115
Oct. 16 - The Marine Museum at Fall River, 70 Water St., Fall River, MA.
7:00 p.m. 508-674-3533. Email: email@example.com. Web:
Oct. 17 - 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. 17 - With Kevin Doyle, One World Coffeehouse, First Universalist Church of Essex, 57 Main St., Essex, MA. 8 p.m. 978-768-3690. Web: http://www.oneworldcoffeehouse.org/
Oct. 18 - Bread Box Folk Series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. 4 p.m. There will be an opening act. 860-429-4220. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/
Oct. 25 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Barrington Public Library, Annual Meeting of the Friends, 281 County Road, Barrington, RI. 2-3 p.m. Free to the public. 401-247-1920. Web: http://www.barringtonlibrary.org/
Dec. 31 - First Night Chatham, Chatham, MA. A-D performs 2 pm at Monomoy Hall at the Chatham Bars Inn. http://www.firstnightchatham.com/
Dec. 31 - First Night Sandwich, Sandwich, MA. 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. http://www.firstnightsandwich.com/
Nov. 6 - Performing The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook: An Evening of Songs
& Stories with narrator Tony Traguardo, Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front
Street, Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. Box Office: 866-666-6306. Web:
Oct. 23 - House Concert, 7 Scotland Road, Bloomfield, CT. 7:00 p.m.
Reservations: Nancy, 860-212-9596, or email@example.com
AMY GALLATIN & STILLWATERS:
CLIFF HASLAM: Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
Oct. 10 - The Vanilla Bean Cafe, 450 Deerfield Rd., Pomfret, CT. 8:00
p.m. 860-928-1562. Web:
LAST FAIR DEAL:
LOST ACRES STRING BAND:
Oct. 23 - Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St., Simsbury, CT. 8:00
p.m. Free. 860-658-7663 x2200. Web:
Oct. 17 - 18th Annual Bauer Park Harvest Festival, Bauer Park, 261 Copse
Road, Madison, CT. Two sets between 11:00 and 3:00.
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:
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. 5:00-8:00 p.m. For info call 203-650-3492.
Oct. 11 - The Feinberg Brothers
Nov. 15 - BigApple'achia
Nov. 22 - Stash Wyslouch StringBand
Dec. 6 - Chasing Blue
Dec. 20 - Korey Brodsky Band
28TH ANNUAL SCOTLAND HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Sunday Oct. 11, 2015, 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM at The Edward Waldo Homestead, Waldo Road, Scotland, CT. Music by North Sea Gas and Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks Piping, Drumming, Drum Major, Highland Dance, Harp and Athletic competitions; Celtic storytellers; Sheep Dog Demonstrations; Clan Village; Scottish merchandise and food vendors. Information at http://www.scotlandgames.org/
Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, the authors of the popular songbook Rise Up Singing will be performing a sing-along concert to celebrate their new songbook Rise Again, and will be joined by Charlie King, The Nields, and Sally Rogers (singer-songwriters who have songs in the new book) on Oct. 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of New Haven, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. The concert is a benefit for Promoting Enduring Peace . For advance tickets: http://www.riseupandsing.org/events/rise-again-new-haven
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 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
Oct. 10 - HCD-Contra Dance at Griffith Dance Academy, 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT with Wry Bred and caller Don Heinold. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Sing Out! Radio Magazine with Tom Druckenmiller, Saturday 4:00-5:00 a.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:
"Sunday Night Folk Festival", Susan Forbes Hansen, Sunday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WICN (90.5 FM, Worcester, MA):
"The Contemporary Cafe" with Nick DiBiasio, Folk, Americana, Acoustic
Blues, Thursday 7:00-11:00 p.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;
Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with Chuck Vigue.
"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.
"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.
WUMB (91.9, Boston, MA): http://www.wumb.org/programs/schedule.php
WWUH (91.3 FM, West Hartford, CT):
(Also carried by
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.
"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.
Folknotes.org includes listings for folk music
concerts, festivals, radio programs, etc., that occur in Connecticut and the
southern New England area.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall.
For more information about the Sounding Board Coffeehouse, please see its official
web site: soundingboardcoffeehouse.org.
Please send your event listings to email@example.com.