Folknotes.org

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
Mar. 9 - Goodnight Moonshine, Opener Melanie Champagne
Mar. 23 - The Jolly Beggars
Apr. 6 - John Gorka
Apr. 13 - Ellis Paul and Danni Nicholls
May 4 - Vance Gilbert
May 11 - Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen
May 18 - The Portable Folk Music Festival
https://www.thesoundingboard.org/

MEETING HOUSE PRESENTS CONCERT SERIES
All concerts held at The Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Mar. 15 - Moonfruits
Apr. 19 - Amy Gallatin and the Hot Flashes
May 4 - Holly Near, Matinee Performance
June 21 - Outdoor Concert with ResQ and Bluebyrd to Welcome Summer! 6:00 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/

MUSIC AT THE RIDGE
Concerts at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Danbury, 24 Clapboard Ridge Rd., Danbury, CT. 4:00 p.m. one Sunday per month. Tickets are via Eventbrite (in person or Livestream) or can be purchased at the door. Email: info@musicattheridge.org See the website for tickets:
https://www.musicattheridge.org
March 3 - Lisa Gutkin and Sue Horowitz (split bill)
April 7 - The Kennedys
May 5 - Joe Jencks
June 9 - Reggie Harris
July 14 - Claudia Schmidt

ACOUSTICOOL HOUSE CONCERTS
Outdoors and small indoors house concerts in Bristol, CT.
https://acousticool.net/

THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT. (Partial listing.) For tickets or information call 203-438-5795. Web: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/

FIRST FOLK SUNDAY
First Sunday of each month. All performances at The Post at the VFW, 465 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT. 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. $10 Music Cover charge. Brunch and Bar at extra charge. Suzanne Sheridan (vocals and guitar), Bob Cooper(keyboards), and Guest Artists For more information and tickets: https://firstfolksunday.com Email: info@firstfolksunday.com Call: 203-222-1441 or the VFW at 203-227-6796.

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205. Web: https://voicescafe.org/

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
Concerts at the Gaelic-American Club, 74 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT. http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
Mar. 9 - Breaking Trad (Donal Murphy, David Doocey, Mike Gavin), 7:30 p.m.

FOLK FRIDAYS SERIES
Presented by CT Folk at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue (corner of Whitney & Huntington), New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m.
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
Mar. 2 - Jake Blount feat. Marcy Marxer & Cathy Fink, 7:30 p.m., Cafe Amici, 1640 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.
Mar. 15 - Liam Purcell and Cane Mill Road, 7:30 p.m., Cafe Amici, 1640 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT.
Apr. 20 - Luke Bulla solo, 7:30 p.m., Cafe Amici, 1640 Whitney Ave. Hamden, CT.
http://www.guitartownct.com/

CT OLD TIMEY ACOUSTIC JAM
Old-timey music jam at The Pine Loft Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. For more information: http://oldtimeyjam.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK AT ALL SOULS
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Mar. 15 - Skylark
Apr. 12 - Tom Chapin
May 17 - Seat Of Our Pants

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/

BREAD BOX THEATER
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. All proceeds benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/

NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
Mar. 2 - Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Apr. 6 - House of Hamill
Apr. 20 - Porch Party Mamas

NIGHTS AT THE BEEKLEY
The Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 860-379-7235. Web: http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/

SALMON BROOK MUSIC SERIES
South Congregational Church Hall, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT. For more information call 860-999-3743. Web: http://www.salmonbrookmusicseries.com/

ROARING BROOK CONCERTS
Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT. 7:30 p.m. For reservations and information call 860-693-0263. Web: http://www.roaringbrook.org/concerts/concerts.html

BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: https://brtri.org/
Mar. 3 - KARAN CASEY with Niamh Dunne and Sean Og Graham, 3:00 p.m. matinee.
Mar. 9 - DAIMH - Music from Scotland, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 10 - SOCKS IN THE FRYING PAN, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 17 - OPEN THE DOOR FOR THREE, 7:00 p.m. Celebrating St. Patrick's Day!
Mar. 23 - E.T.E. - Music from Quebec, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 30 - An evening with Hubby Jenkins, 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 sponsor a Song and Story Swap on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August), 7:00 p.m. at First Church, 165 Main St., Amherst, MA. For more information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002. Web:
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/

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.
http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org/
Mar. 2 - Young Voices: Brie Kelly; Lindsey Smith; Lissa Michalak (Co-Sponsored by The Folk Music Society of New York).
Mar. 9 - Barbara Rosica; Eric Kilburn.
Mar. 16 - International Song Night: Le Ombre di Rosso; Guadalupe Peraza.
Mar. 23 - Woman in Song and Struggle, with the Herstorians (Sharleen Leahey, Lydia Adams Davis & Pat Lamanna) (Co-Sponsored by FMSNY)
Mar. 30 - CLOSED FOR EASTER
Apr. 6 - Atiba Wilson; DuPrée.
Apr. 13 - Thelma Ruffin Thomas & Pearls of Wisdom.
Apr. 20 - Dilson Hernandez; Ben Bath.
Apr. 27 - Thea Hopkins; Luci Murphy.
May 4 - Violizzy (Liz Taub); Kim Wallach.
May 11 - Genny Haley & Steve Suffet: 60th Year Reunion (Co-sponsored by FMSNY).
May 18 - Season Finale with Fred Arcoleo and Friends.

COMMON GROUND CONCERTS
At South Church, 343 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.
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

AMY GALLATIN & STILLWATERS
http://www.AmyGallatin.com/

THE HOT FLASHES (Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, Gail Wade)
http://www.thehotflashesmusic.com/

LARRY KAPLAN
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

GEOFF KAUFMAN
http://geoffkaufman.com/

LAST FAIR DEAL
http://www.lastfairdeal.com/


BLUEGRASS EVENTS

GRASS ROUTES BLUEGRASS BAND
Mar. 9 - Grass Roots Coffeehouse, in the Rockdale Congregational Church, 22 Fowler Road, Northbridge, MA. 7:30 p.m. Hot soups, chili, desserts, hot and cold beverages available. For more info, call 617-429-0347 or email aplandbob@aol.com. Web: http://www.rockdalechurchonline.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

OLD SONGS FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
June 28-30, 2024 at Altamont Fairgrounds near Albany, NY. See the website for details.
http://festival.oldsongs.org/

NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
Concluded in 2022. See website for details.
https://www.newbedfordfolkfestival.com/


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 6:00-8:00 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 6:00-8:00 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 WDJW in Somers 89.7)
"FM On Toast", Sunday-Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"Wilde Roots", Greg Banks, Wednesday 1:00-4:00 p.m.
"Watch This Space", Susan Forbes Hansen, Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Todd Michael, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
http://wwuh.org/


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