The Sounding Board is an all-volunteer non-profit organization that presents folk music concerts at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse 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.
Most 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. Unless otherwise noted, admission for children 12 and under is $8.00. Also, student admission prices as shown for each concert; for high school through college age, show your student ID at the door. Admission may be paid by cash or check. 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.
Online reservations: Save My Seat!
Or email: email@example.com
If you do not have email call Janet at 860-635-7685. (Please do not call the church.)
Reservations must be made before 4:00 p.m. the day of the show.
Directions: 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.
The Sounding Board has a new web site,
The old familiar web site, folknotes.org, will continue to be
on-line as well.
Please send your event listings to firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20, 2014: ROY ZIMMERMAN
Roy Zimmerman skewers the issues of the day with his voice and guitar. The Los Angeles Times has said that “Zimmerman displays a lacerating wit and keen awareness of society’s foibles that brings to mind a latter-day Tom Lehrer. Tom Lehrer has thanked him for “reintroducing literacy to comedy songs.” With 12 CDs over 20 years, Roy has brought the sting of satire to the search for peace and social justice. He’s a regular blogger for The Huffington Post, and has shared the stage with many comedy luminaries including George Carlin, Bill Maher, and Andy Borowitz. $20 general & members, $12 students with ID.
September 27, 2014: SUSAN WERNER
Dubbed by NPR as the “Empress of the Unexpected,” singer-songwriter Susan Werner pays tribute to her Iowa farm roots with her new albun, Hayseed. lending her wry humor to American agriculture. With lyrics as sharp as thistles, and music that is homemade and hoppin’, Werner continues her reign as one of the most bold and creative forces on today’s acoustic music scene. The Chicago Tribute has called her “one of the most innovative songwriters working today.” $23 general, $21 members, $12 students with ID, $10 children.
There will be an opening act by Hayley Reardon. More information at http://www.madmissionagency.com/Hayley.htm
October 4, 2014: SALLY ROGERS AND CLAUDIA SCHMIDT
Over four decades, Claudia Schmidt has recorded 14 albums of mostly original songs, exploring folk, blues, and jazz idioms. Sally Rogers specializes in traditional folk, old-timey and children’s music on guitar, banjo, and dulcimer. Together, they’ve created a CD called Evidence of Happiness, a whimsical combination of traditional songs, Sally and Claudia’s own compositions, and a few wonderful contemporary pieces, all sung with tight harmonies by the soaring voices of these veterans of the folk world. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.
October 11, 2014: GIDEON FREUDMANN AND JIM D'VILLE
Gideon Freudmann and Jim D'Ville are two-thirds of the popular Portland, Oregon acoustic trio Caravan Gogh. Combining the wildly divergent frequencies of cello and ukulele, the two musicians create very original, toe tapping and beautiful music.
They recently toured in Australia promoting their latest recording. Jim is an itinerant ukulele instructor and songwriter. Gideon continues to redefine the role and boundaries of the cello. He has released nearly 20 CDs and composes music for film, TV theatre and dance. He was recently commissioned to compose a piece for the worlds first cello flash mob. Naturally. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.
October 18, 2014: THE HANGING HILLS & THE ZOLLA BOYS
First time at The Sounding Board! The Hanging Hills are a rocky outcropping overlooking the city of Meriden as well as an indie folk-rock band who got their start there in 2012. They were a finalist in the Best New Band and Song of the Year categories at the 3rd Annual Connecticut Music Awards earlier this year.
The Zolla Boys are a hot bluegrass duo that has been wowing audiences in their hometown of Torrington and throughout Southern New England. Oh, and did we mention that they have to ask their parents for a ride to this show. Neither Zolla Boy is old enough to drive yet. $16 general, $14 members, $10 students with ID.
Watch this video of The Hanging Hills!
Watch this video of the Zolla Boys!
The Sounding Board will be closed on October 25, 2014.
November 1, 2014: MODERN MAN
Back despite public demand, Modern Man brings a unique blend of comedy and music to The Sounding Board in a not-to-be-missed performance. Founded in 1998 by Rob Carlson, George Wurzbach, and David Buskin, Modern Man went on to record three critically acclaimed CDs and performed throughout the US and Canada until 2009. Reunited after a five-year hiatus, get set for a night of quirky musical humor. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.
The Sounding Board will be closed on November 8, 2014.
November 15, 2014: JOHN McCUTCHEON
An American folk music legend, critically acclaimed songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and master of the hammered dulcimer, John McCutcheon has recorded 34 albums during his lengthy career. Well-known for his politically and socially conscious songs, critics have described his music as "little feats of magic," "breathtaking in their ease and grace...," and "like a conversation with an illuminating old friend." This show will sell out and advanced tickets are recommended. $22 general, $20 members, $12 students with ID.
November 22, 2014: AMY GALLATIN & STILLWATERS
"Amy's voice hits you like a refreshing warm breeze… as warm as her personality, and perfectly suited to bluegrass, country, as well as any style she cares to sing." according to British Bluegrass News. It's going to be a night to recapture the roots and to return to the simple yet endearing sounds of traditional country music when Amy and her band, Stillwaters, take the Sounding Board stage. $17 general, $15 members, $10 students with ID.
November 29, 2014: VANCE GILBERT
Vance Gilbert burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 1990s when the buzz started spreading in Boston’s folk clubs about an ex-multicultural art teacher who was knockin’ ‘em dead at open mics. Eight albums later, Vance continues to refine his unlikely union of humor and musicianship, tempered with a lot of the unexpected. His catchy melodies support keenly crafted lyrics. Dirty Linen magazine has placed him “…among the quintessential musical poets.” $18 general, $16 members, $10 students with ID, $8 children.
The Sounding Board will be closed in December.
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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: email@example.com Web: http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/
Oct. 11 - Diane Taraz
Nov. 8 - The Honey Dewdrops
Dec. 13 - Pete Rushevsky Klezmer Ensemble
Information and tickets available on-line at http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT. For tickets or information call 203-438-5795. Web: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
Sep. 21 - Janis Ian, 8:00 p.m.
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/
Sep. 27 - John Hoban, 8:00 p.m. at Tresslers Barn, Easton, CT.
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/
Nov. 15 - Dr. Ralph Stanley and his Clinch Mountain Boys, at Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. 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
Sep. 20 - Brian McDonald and Steve Vozzolo with songs of peace love and civil rights
CT OLD TIMEY ACOUSTIC JAM
Old-timey music jam at The Pine Loft Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. Oct. 7, 2014, 7:00 p.m. For more information: http://oldtimeyjam.blogspot.com/
CHRIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, NORWICH
Folk in the Chapel, Christ Episcopal Church, 78 Washington Street, Norwich, CT. 3:00 p.m. Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.ccsarts.org/folk-in-the-chapel-2014-2015-season.html
Sep. 21 - Kara Kulpa And Mya Byrne
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/
Sep. 19 - "Sound of Silence": Simon & Garfunkel Tribute
Oct. 17 - Kristen Graves (Connecticut's State Troubadour)
Nov. 21 - Cheryl Wheeler
Jan. 30 - Geoff Kaufman & emma's revolution
Mar. 27 - Vance Gilbert
May 15 - Bill Staines
SONGS AT JANET'S
House concerts in East Lyme, CT. For reservations or more information, email: SongsatJanets@aol.com
Oct. 6 - Gordon Bok
Nov. 22 - Larry Kaplan
KATHARINE HEPBURN CULTURAL ARTS CENTER
300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT. (Partial listing.) For tickets call 877-503-1286. Web: http://www.KatharineHepburnTheater.org/
Sep. 18 - The New Christy Minstrels, 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 19 - Mark Erelli, 8:00 p.m.
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/
CT AUDUBON SOCIETY CENTER AT GLASTONBURY
1361 Main St. (Route 17), Glastonbury, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information or reservations call 860-633-8402. Web: http://www.ctaudubon.org/center-at-glastonbury/
Sep. 27 - Lara Herscovitch and David Sutherland
Nov. 7 - Harvey Reid
Jan. 10 - Amy Gallatin
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/
Sep. 20 - Meg Hutchinson
Sep. 27 - Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
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
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
SUNDAY NIGHT BLUEGRASS SERIES
The Firebox Restaurant, 539 Broad St., Hartford, CT. 5:00-8:00 p.m. 203-650-3492. http://www.fireboxrestaurant.com/
Sep. 21 - Patuxent Partners
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/
Oct. 18 - North Sea Gas, 7:30 p.m. (W)
CENTRAL CT ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS SOCIETY
For more information: http://www.meetup.com/Central-CT-Acoustic-Musicians-Society/
SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
The Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For information or reservations email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call Janet at 860-635-7685. Web: http://folknotes.org/
Sep. 20 - Roy Zimmerman
Sep. 27 - Susan Werner
Oct. 4 - Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt
Oct. 11 - Gideon Freudmann and Jim D'Ville
Oct. 18 - Hanging Hills / The Zolla Boys
Oct. 25 - closed
Nov. 1 - Modern Man
Nov. 8 - closed
Nov. 15 - John McCutcheon
Nov. 22 - Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
Nov. 29 - Vance Gilbert
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
The Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 show. For tickets and more information, call 860-379-7235. Web: http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/
Oct. 11 - Julian Velard
Nov. 1 - The Ragbirds
Jan. 23 - Susan Werner
Feb. 21 - Darlingside / Caitlin Canty
Mar. 21 - SHEL
BRIDGE STREET LIVE
41 Bridge Street, Collinsville, CT. Partial listing. 860-693-9762.
Oct. 16 - Janis Ian, 8:00 p.m.
INFINITY MUSIC HALL
20 Greenwoods Road West (Rte. 44), Norfolk, CT. (Partial listing.) 866-666-6306. Web: http://www.infinityhall.com/
Oct. 8 - B.B. King, at The Warner Theatre, 8:00 p.m. Tickets will be sold through the Warner Theatre's Box Office: 860-489-7180. Web: http://www.warnertheatre.org/
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/
Sep. 20 - The Alt (John Doyle - Nuala Kennedy And Eamon O'Leary), 8:00 p.m.
Sep. 21 - Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, 7:00 p.m.
Sep. 27 - The Bohemian Quartet, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 4 - North Sea Gas, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 11 - Tannahill Weavers, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 - Väsen - 25th Anniversary Tour, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 25 - Paddy Keenan, 8:00 p.m.
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/
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: email@example.com Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Oct. 17 - Magpie, at OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, NYC.
Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, 2014 - A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY.
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/
Sep. 20 - The Johnson Girls; Hudson Valley Sally
Sep. 27 - Mountain Maidens & Friends; Lizzie Hershon & The Living Room Singers
Oct. 4 - closed for Yom Kippur
Oct. 11 - Filthy Rotten System; Steve Deasy
Oct. 18 - Young Political Songwriters Night: Alexandra Bradbury, Ben Grosscup, Emma Graves
Oct. 25 - Judy Gorman; Arlon Bennett
Nov. 1 - Pearls of Wisdom with Thelma Thomas
Nov. 8 - Jack Landron
Nov. 15 - Such As Us; Rustic Riders
Nov. 22 - Peoples's Voice Cafe 35th Anniversary Celebration, with Sally Campbell, Judy Gorman, Ray Korona Band, Professor Louie, Peter Pasco, Anne Price, and others to be announced.
Nov. 29 - closed for Thanksgiving
COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Southern New England (WWUH): 860-768-5000
New York City: 718-651-1115
Sep. 19 - Wesley United Methodist Church, 55 Woodland St., Lincoln, RI.
7:30 p.m. 401-724-7954
Sep. 20, 21 - Annual Harvest Fair at Coggeshall Farm, Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Road, Bristol, RI. On Sep. 20: 1:00-1:45 and 3:00-3:45. On Sep. 21: 12:00-12:45 and 2:00-2:45. 401-253-9062 http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/
THE MEETING HOUSE TOUR: Sep. 27 - Wise Old Moon, Jake Klar, and The Meadows Brothers at the 1795 Chester Meeting House, 4 Liberty Street, Chester, CT. 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 10 - Irish American Community Center, 9 Venice Place, East Haven,
CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-469-3080
CLIFF HASLAM: Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
Sep. 19 - Infinity Hall, Front Street, Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m.
Supporting New Riders of The Purple Sage. Tix:
RPR (Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie): Nov. 14 - Ritchie-Parrish-Ritchie (formerly of Tanglefoot) with Beaker Grainger, Chapman Hall, Middlesex Community College, 100 Training Hill Road, Middletown, CT. 7:00 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Reservations can be made at http://mxcc.edu/event/rpr/ A donation of nonperishable food items for the Amazing Grace Food Pantry in Middletown would be much appreciated.
Sep. 21 - Phil and Daniel Rosenthal, Beth Sommers and Phil Zimmerman
play bluegrass, part of the free Fall Harvest Festival, Madison Beach Hotel,
94 W. Wharf Road, Madison, CT. 2:30 p.m. 203-245-1404.
Oct. 10 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Pete Seeger", Bridgeport Public Library - Black Rock Branch, 2705 Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport, CT. 7:00 p.m. 203-576-7025 http://bportlibrary.org/blackrock/
Oct. 18 - The Rosenthals (Phil and Daniel), The Green Room, 62 Bow Street, Somerville, MA. 3:00 p.m. 617-615-9467 Email: Mark@jazzatthegreenroom.com Web: http://www.jazzatthegreenroom.com/
Oct. 21 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Pete Seeger", Parker Memorial Library, 28 Arlington St., Dracut, MA. 6:30 p.m. 978-454-5474 http://www.dracutlibrary.org/
Oct. 18 - Bauer Park Harvest Festival, 261 Copse Road, Madison, CT.
11:00 to 3:00 p.m. Free.
Oct. 26 - Quarry Ridge Golf Course, 9 Rose Hill Road, Portland, CT. 6:00 to 8:30 p.m. 860-342-6113. No cover charge.
Nov. 22 - Concert at the Blackstone Library, 758 Main Street, Branford, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free, sponsored by the Friends of the Blackstone.
DON SINETI: Mondays - Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Education and shanties, mornings and afternoons.
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.
Sep. 21 - Coventry Farmer's Market, Nathan Hale Homestead, 2299 South
St., Coventry, CT. 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
GAIL WADE AND TURNING POINT:
Nov. 21 - Holiday kick off concert, Marlborough Arts Center, 231 North
Main St., Marlborough, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-295-9389
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 2-3 pm and dancing 3-6 pm. We offer a mini lesson on some aspect of waltz (or another popular dance style) during the band breaks. Dance admission is $12 (students with ID $5). Your ninth regular HCD dance admission is free with your HCD frequent dancer card. At the American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. $12, $5 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 5:30-7:30 p.m. second Saturdays from September through July at the American Legion Post, 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/
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 FARMINGTON FOLK DANCERS
The Farmington Folk Dancers meet on most Tuesday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 in Amistad Hall, First Church of Christ, 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT (across from Miss Porter's School on Route 10). Sessions are held during the church program year from September through the end of June. Beginners and people with 'two left feet' are welcome. The cost for the evening is $3.00; refreshments are served. For more information: Kathydncr@aol.com or call 860-747-4711.
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.
"Dancing on the Air", Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, second Wednesday of each month, 8:00-10:00 p.m.
"The Tao of Tao", Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, third Wednesday of each month, 8:00-10:00 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.
WAPJ (89.9 and 105.1, Torrington, CT): Folk and roots show, Barrie Soucy, Thursday 9:00-11:00 a.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):
Sing Out! Radio Magazine, Saturday 4:00-5:00 a.m.
The Celtic Cafe with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m.
75% Folk with Michael Benson, Mondays, 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.
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 WAPJ in Torrington 89.9 and 105.3, 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.
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