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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
Most concerts are at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 7:30 p.m. Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Apr. 28 - Johnson Girls
May 12 - Porch Party Mamas
May 19 - Portable Folk Festival

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. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Apr. 27 - An evening with Mary Gauthier, 8:00 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/
Apr. 28 - Michela Musolino & Rosa Tatuata
May 12 - Ken & Brad Kolodner

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/
Apr. 28 - Livingston Taylor & Karla Bonoff, 8:00 p.m.
May 9 - Roger McGuinn, 8:00 p.m.
June 6 - Ry Cooder with opening act Joachim Cooder, 8:00 p.m.
June 12 - David Crosby & Friends: Sky Trails Tour 2018, 7:30 p.m.
June 18 - Stephen Stills & Judy Collins with opening act Kenny White, 7:30 p.m.
June 20 - Rhiannon Giddens: The Freedom Highway Tour with opening act Amythyst Kiah, 8:00 p.m.
July 21 - Don McLean with opening act David Leonard, 8:00 p.m.
July 24 - The Bacon Brothers, 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 2 - Earls of Leicester presented by Jerry Douglas, 8:00 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. Tickets may be purchased at http://ctfolk.com/events/concerts/
May 4 - Tribute to Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell with Joan & Joni (Kipyn Martin and Allison Shapira)
http://www.ctfolk.com/

SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN NEW HAVEN
We sing from the Sacred Harp every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 106, Stoeckel Hall on the campus of Yale University, 469 College Street, New Haven, CT. No singing in late December, when Yale is closed. All are welcome. For more information: http://www.yale.edu/ynhrs/

GUITARTOWNCT PRODUCTIONS
GuitartownCT at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/
Apr. 20 - Matt Flinner Trio with special guest, 7:30 p.m.
June 8 - The Page Turners, 7:30 p.m.
At Unitarian Society, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT:
May 20 - Josh Williams, Doyle Lawson, Rickie Simpkins, Justin Moses, Todd Phillips, 7:00 p.m. GuitartownCT 10th Anniversary Concert: A Tribute to Tony Rice.

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 see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Apr. 20 - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
May 4 - Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves

SONGS AT JANET'S
House concerts in East Lyme, CT. For reservations or more information, email: SongsatJanets@aol.com
Apr. 21 - John Roberts
May 6 - Brian Peters

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
Apr. 27 - Eliot Lewis, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 28 - Don White, 8:00 p.m.
May 19 - The Kennedys

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. 20 - Sing: Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 21 - Ron Anthony & Denny Collin
Apr. 22 - Ellis Paul, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 28 - Brian Peters & Jeff Davis
May 4 - Open Mic featuring Ro Colgrove, 7:30 p.m.
May 5 - Lara Herscovitch, Jake Manzi opens
May 12 - Kate Callahan, CD Release Show
May 18 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
May 19 - Joel Cage
May 26 - Atwater-Donnelly
June 1 - Open Mic featuring Nate Taylor, 7:30 p.m.
June 2 - The BeeKeepers
June 9 - Peter Lehndorff
June 15 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
June 16 - Instant Treeline
June 23 - Nine6teen
June 30 - The Wade Elliott Band

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 information and reservations call 860-285-1886 or web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
May 5 - Gil Gutierrez Strings

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

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.roaringbrook.org/concerts/concerts.html
Apr. 28 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
May 5 - Pat Donohue

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). 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/
Apr. 21 - FRIGG - Music from Finland, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 22 - Sultans Of String, 7:00 p.m.
Apr. 28 - Mike Block & Bruce Molsky, 8:00 p.m.
May 5 - Atwater-Donnelly Trio, 8:00 p.m.

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. 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: nypinewood@aol.com Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Apr. 26 - Martin Carthy and John Doyle at the Second Presbyterian Church, 96th St. & Central Park West, Manhattan. 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 27 - Brian Peters at Gibney Studio U, 280 Broadway (between Reade and Chambers Streets), Manhattan 10007. 7:30 p.m.

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. 21 - Fourth Annual Ray Korona Song Night
Apr. 28 - David Dodson & Mary Kate Small; Ben Tousley
May 5 - Jean Rohe; David Roth
May 12 - Eric Levine 10th Anniversary Memorial Concert / Peoples' Voice Cafe Benefit
May 19 - Gathering Sparks; Walkabout Clearwater Chorus

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Apr. 21 - Mary Gauthier, 7:30 p.m.
May 19 - Gaelynn Lea, 7:30 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
Apr. 22 - Spring Concert, Blithewold Mansion Gardens and Arboretum, 101 Ferry Road, Bristol, RI. 3:00 p.m. 401-253-2707. Check website for admission and other details: https://www.blithewold.org/
May 5 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. 8:00 p.m. 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
May 12 - Aubrey Atwater Solo and others, Play On: Fundraiser for Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence, RI. 7:00-10:00 p.m. Aubrey will perform a one-hour set. Web: http://www.childrenmuseum.org/
May 18 - Opening Night Benefit Party, Newport Oyster Festival, Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. 6:00-8:30 p.m. 401-849-2120. Check website for admission and other info. Web: http://www.bowenswharf.com/newport-oyster-festival
May 19 - 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. Web: http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/
May 20 - Barrington Congregational Church, 461 County Road, Barrington, RI. Proceeds support the church UCC's service-learning trip with the Navajo Nation. 3:00 p.m. 401-246-0111 x104. Email: brendan@bccucc.org. Web: http://www.bccucc.org/
May 26 - The Vanilla Bean, Rtes. 44, 169 & 97, Pomfret, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

HOUSE CONCERTS IN HAMDEN, CT
Apr. 29 - Brian Peters, 85 Heloise St., Hamden, CT. 5:00 p.m. Contact: Sheldon Campbell, 203-865-4171. Email: sheldon.campbell@yale.edu

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

LARRY KAPLAN
May 7 - Larry Kaplan with Eric Kilburn and Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki, Club Passim, 47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA. 7:00 p.m. 617-492-7679. https://www.passim.org/
May 11 - Friends of Fiddlers Green and the Hudson Valley Folk Guild, United Methodist Church of Hyde Park, Hyde Park, NY. 8:00 p.m. 845-758-2681. http://www.hudsonvalleyfolkguild.org/
May 12-13 - Indian Neck Folk Festival, Falls Village, CT. https://hazon.org/
June 22 - Bagaduce Music Lending Library, 49 South St., Blue Hill, Maine (call for directions). 7:00 p.m. 207-374-5454. Web: https://bagaducemusic.org/
July 6 - New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center, 38 Bethel St., New Bedford, MA. 7:00 p.m. 508-993-8894. http://fishingheritagecenter.org/
July 14 - Martha's Vineyard Museum (with special guest Mark Alan Lovewell), Federated Church, 45 S. Summer Street, Edgartown, MA. 2:00 p.m. 508-627-4441. http://www.mvmuseum.org/
July 27 - Concert, Sail, Steam, and Power Museum, 75 Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine. 7:30 p.m. 207-701-7627. https://sailpowersteammuseum.org/
Aug. 22 - Wee Folk Club at the Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St., Edinburgh, Scotland, UK. 7:00 p.m. (0131557 2976) http://royal-oak-folk.com/
Sep. 16 - Bound For Glory Radio Concert, WVBR 93.5 FM, Ithaca, NY. 8:00-11:00 p.m. Streaming Live; studio seating available, 604 E. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY. 607-273-4000. http://www.wvbr.com/shows/3
Oct. 26-28 - Fall Weekend, New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club/The Folk Music Society of New York, Location TBA. 718-672-6399. Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Nov. 25 - Leith Folk Club, Victoria Park House Hotel, 221 Ferry Road, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH64NN. 7:30 p.m. Tickets: 07833 135 399. http://leithfolkclub.com/
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

LAST FAIR DEAL
Apr. 21 - Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Rd., North Granby, CT. 7:00 p.m. 860-324-9481. Tickets: http://www.lostacresvineyard.com/last-fair-deal.html
May 6 - Big A Bluegrass Series at Half Door Pub, 270 Sisson Ave. (corner of Farmington Ave.), Hartford, CT. 5:00-8:00 p.m. 860-232-7827.
http://www.lastfairdeal.com/

JOHN McCUTCHEON
Nov. 17 - A benefit for the Connecticut Children's Museum at Center Church Parish House, 311 Temple Street, New Haven, CT. 7:00 p.m. Tickets and details at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3383285

STACY PHILLIPS AND HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS
Apr. 24 - Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-287-9286. http://www.bestvideo.com/
http://www.stacyphillips.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Apr. 19 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Woody Guthrie", The Farmington Library, 6 Monteith Drive, Farmington, CT. 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. 860-673-6791. Web: http://farmingtonlibraries.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. Web:
http://www.thehalfdoorhfd.com/
Apr. 22 - The Cornfed Dogs
May 6 - Last Fair Deal
May 20 - Grass Routes
June 3 - Five in the Chamber


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
Apr. 27-28 - The 37th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference will be held at the student center at Crozier-Williams on the Connecticut College campus in New London, CT. For more information: http://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

MYSTIC SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 7-10, 2018. Join us for the 39th annual Sea Music Festival featuring four days filled with workshops, concerts, hands-on demonstrations, and a scholarly symposium - all celebrating the music of the sea! From songs of the golden age of sail to contemporary compositions, the Sea Music Festival includes a wide variety of sea music both modern and traditional, a children's stage with special performances for families, and demonstrations of maritime work songs - or chanteys - aboard our historic vessels.
Performers: Walter Askew, Matthew Byrne, Judy Cook, FUNI (Bara Grimsdottir and Chris Foster), Sara Grey & Keiron Means, Jim Mageean & Pat Sheridan, Mara (Brigitte Kloareg, Katell Kloareg and Yuna Leon) with Mary Ann Roberts, Dan Milner, Lee Murdock, Lynn Noel, Norman Kennedy, 3 Ravens (Max Cohen, Lui Collins & Donna Hebert), Steve Turner, The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin & Ben Gagliardi), Dan Zanes.
https://www.mysticseaport.org/event/sea-music-festival/

CLEARWATER'S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
June 16-17, 2018. The 2018 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 16 and 17 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9:00 a.m.
Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival (aka "the Clearwater Festival" or "Revival") features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters' Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters.
Performers: Jeff Tweedy, The Mavericks, Ani DiFranco, Rhiannon Giddens, Hot Rize, Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Langhorne Slim, Willie Nile Band, Margaret Glaspy, Parker Millsap, River Whyless, Making Movies, Jalen N'Gonda, Mipso, Tom Paxton & The Don Juans, The War And Treaty, Joanne Shenandoah, Beausoleil Avec Michael Doucet, Tom Chapin, Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza, Choir! Choir! Choir!, David Amram, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, CJ Chenier & The Red Hot Louisiana Band, The Mammals (Feat Mike & Ruthy), Ramy Essam, The Kennedys, The Nields, Yael Deckelbaum & Prayer of the Mother's Ensemble, Betsayda Machado, The Vanaver Caravan, Funkinships, Karim Nagi "Turbo Tabla", The Amazing Max, Josh White, Jr., Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Roger The Jester, The Greenheart.
http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/

OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
June 22, 23 & 24, 2018 at Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, 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 over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children's activity area.
Performers: Happy Traum & Jim Kweskin, Bon Debarras, Low Lily, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, Maivish, Alderson, Foley & Murray (of The Yanks), The Vox Hunters, Bob Franke, The Gaslight Tinkers with Choc'late, Elizabeth Laprelle & the Family Band, Beppe Gambetta, Ellis, Joel Mabus, Christine Lavin, Peter Mayer, Confluence, 3 Ravens, Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Stu Fuchs, Joe Jencks, Anne Hills, John Roberts, John Dickson, Roger the Jester, Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, Rare Spirits, Fennig's All Stars, Peter & Mary Alice Amidon, Stefan Amidon, Windborne, and more.
http://festival.oldsongs.org/

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 23, 2018 at Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, PO Box 816, Katonah, NY, featuring Aimee Mann and Valerie June. 914-232-1252. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Aimee Mann, named one of the top-10 living songwriters by NPR Music, headlines the American Roots Music Festival, now in its 8th year. Rising star multi-instrumentalist Valerie June brings her unique blend of Appalachian tradition, gospel, and blues. Many other artists round out this day-long celebration of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, Old Time, and intriguing folk fusion performances held throughout Caramoor's lawns and gardens. Come for a day of discovery and good ole' fashioned leisurely family-friendly listening.
https://www.caramoor.org/events/american-roots-music-festival-2018/

NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
July 7-8, 2018. The New Bedford Folk Festival brings together over 70 renowned and emerging performers and 90 plus juried arts and crafts vendors in New Bedford's authentic historic district on July 7 and 8. The two day family-oriented festival offers continuous folk music from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on seven sound stages in and around the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park.
Presented by the Zeiterion Performing Arts Theater and hosted by the City of New Bedford, the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park and the New Bedford Whaling Museum the New Bedford Folk Festival offers an exciting atmosphere with great music, beautiful arts and crafts and fun activities for the whole family.
Performers: See website.
http://newbedfordfolkfestival.com/

ASHOKAN ACOUSTIC GUITAR CAMP
July 23-27, 2018 in Olivebridge, NY. http://ashokan.org/guitar-camp/ All levels welcome! Classes, mini-concerts, jam sessions, song swaps, songwriting, music theory... Teachers include Beppe Gambetta, Happy Traum, and many more. Comfy accommodations, delicious meals (inc. vegan, gluten-free, etc.).
For information on more Ashokan camps, see https://ashokan.org/camps/

LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL
July 27-29, 2018. The longest running free folk festival in the country takes place right here in downtown Lowell, MA. Most of downtown Lowell becomes festival grounds for the three days of the festival. Five performance stages, a Family Activities Area, Crafts Demonstrations, savory ethnic foods, and much more.
Performers: See website.
http://lowellfolkfestival.org/

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
August 3-5, 2018. The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival is located at Dodds Farm, 44 County Road 7D, Hillsdale, NY.
Performers: See website.
https://falconridgefolk.com/

TRADMAD CAMP
Aug. 25-31, 2018 at Pinewoods Camp in Plymouth, MA. Note: We are full, but the wait list is open.
http://www.tradmadcamp.org/


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
Traditional New England contra dances held on the 4th Saturday of the month (except February, May, August, and December) at First Congregational Church of Stamford, 1 Walton Place, Stamford CT located in the heart of downtown Stamford between Bedford and Prospect Streets. Suggested donation is $15 - 25 (minimum $12). All dances are 7:30-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified, with basics for beginners at 7:15. Partners are not required. Please bring a separate pair of clean, flat, soft-soled shoes for dancing. For further information, call 203-372-3890, or email Carol Mazza (jmazza@snet.net). http://www.roundhill.net/

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/

SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN HAMDEN
Enjoy the social dances of Scotland every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, 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 Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. $13, $6 students with ID. For more information: http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE JAM SESSION AND CONTRA DANCE
Hartford Community Dance sponsors monthly contra dance jam sessions 5:30-7:15 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. The jam session is followed by an introduction to contra dancing at 7:30 and a contra dance until 10:30 p.m. 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.
Please note there will be no dancing on Apr. 22 due to NEFFA.
Apr. 29 - International Balkan Dance Party with music by MerakKef Express, 7:00-10:00 p.m.


FOLK MUSIC ON THE RADIO

"The Monthly Scene With Phil Rosenthal"
Phil Rosenthal's radio show is on http://icrvradio.com/ every Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m. The program is live the third Friday of the month (and that third weekend, it gets repeated 8:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday and noon that Monday) - but it's on other Fridays as well (repeats of older broadcasts).

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 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 7:00-11:00 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 8:00-11:00 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. 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/

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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