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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. 22 - Caravan of Thieves
May 13 - Spuyten Duyvil
May 20 - The Portable Folk Festival
Sep. 9 - Bill Staines
Sep. 23 - Roy Zimmerman
Oct. 7 - Jez Lowe
Oct. 21 - To be announced
Nov. 4 - Ed Trickett
Nov. 18 - John McCutcheon

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/
May 20 (third Saturday) - Tom Lewis

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/
July 16 - Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey, 8:00 p.m.

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-362-5912 or email: tmquinn@optonline.net Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
May 20 - Pride Of New York, Gaelic American Club, Fairfield, CT. 8:00 p.m.

CT FOLK EVENING EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Apr. 22 - CT Folk celebrates our planet at High Lane Club, 40 High Lane, North Haven, CT from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2886413 . Ticket price includes food, drink and entertainment. Music provided by Five In The Chamber for a portion of the evening and more entertainment will be announced soon. This event is sponsored by Black Hog Brewery. Please note, the High Lane Club Ballroom is on the second floor and is not wheelchair accessible. Visit our Facebook event to keep updated on this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/607480569450045/

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
For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/ or 203-430-6020.
Apr. 28 - The Slocan Ramblers (Canada), at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
June 16 - Mile Twelve, at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.

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 visit http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
May 12 - The Johnson Girls

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 - 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/

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. 22 - Violet Maeve
Apr. 28 - Eastern Region Mental Health Open Mic Night, 6:30 p.m.
Apr. 29 - Cosy Sheridan
May 5 - Open Mic - Folkapotamus, 7:30 p.m.
May 6 - Andrew McKnight
May 7 - Catie Curtis, 7:00 p.m.
May 13 - Atwater-Donnelly
May 19 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m. Free.
May 20 - Joel Cage
May 27 - Mark Erelli
June 2 - Open Mic - Greg Hall, 7:30 p.m.
June 3 - Minor Swing
June 10 - The Hot Flashes
June 11 - David Wilcox, 7:00 p.m.
June 16 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m. Free.
June 17 - Cliff Eberhardt
June 24 - The Rusty String 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 more information call 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
Apr. 22 -The Novel Ideas
May 6 - Gil Gutierrez

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.roaringbrookconcerts.org/
Apr. 29 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen

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. 22 - Grant Maloy Smith, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 30 - Tannahill Weavers, 7:00 p.m.
May 6 - Atwater-Donnelly Trio, 8:00 p.m.
May 13 - Matthew Byrne, 8:00 p.m.

STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI. 7:00 p.m. 401-335-0371. Email: stone@soup.org. Web: http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.org/
Apr. 22 - Christine Lavin
May 6 - Brother Son
May 20 - David Roth; RISA Songwriting Competition

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.
May 6 - Acoustic Beatles Open Mic. See website for details: 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/

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. 22 - Book release: "Grassroots Leadership & The Arts For Social Change", by Susie Erenrich, with performers Denise Archuleta, David Davenport, Marsha Dwyer, David Edelman, Suzanne Epstein, Tricia Garwood, James Jarc, Francisco Letelier, Magpie, Anu Mitra, Holly Near, C. Greg Obi, Garth Ross, Justin Snyder, and Randal Thompson.
Apr. 29 - Bing Futch
May 6 - Spoken Word Night: Thelma Thomas; The Bread Is Rising Poetry Collective
May 13 - Skinner & T'witch; Vincent Cross
May 20 - Sweet Resistance: A Call to Carry On the Music and Causes of Jean Ritchie, with performers Magpie (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner); Ivy & Miranda; Jean Ritchie's son Jon Pickow.

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Apr. 22 - David Francey, 7:30 p.m.
May 20 - Gurf Morlix, 7:30 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
May 7 - Brother Sun

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
Apr. 24 - Weaver Library, 41 Grove Ave., East Providence, RI. 7:00 p.m. Free to the public. 401-434-2453. http://www.eastprovidencelibrary.org/ Co-sponsored by the East Providence Historical Society and the Weaver Library with special theme highlighting the Blackstone River Corridor National Park.
Apr. 29 - St. James Coffeehouse, 8 Church St., Greenfield, MA. 7:15 p.m. opening act, 8:00 p.m. AD plays. 413-772-2213. https://www.facebook.com/St-James-Coffeehouse-17807588619/?hc_ref=PAGES_TIMELINE
May 6 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. 8:00 p.m. 401-725-9272. http://www.riverfolk.org/
May 13 - The Vanilla Bean, Rtes. 44, 169, & 97, Pomfret, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-928-1562. http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
May 20 - RI Wool and Fiber Festival, Coggeshall Farm Museum, 1 Colt Road, Bristol, RI. Festival runs 10:00-5:00, A-D plays 11:00-3:00 p.m. 401-253-9062. http://www.coggeshallfarm.org/
May 21 - Newport Oyster Festival, Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. A-D plays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 401-849-2120. http://www.bowenswharf.com/newport-oyster-festival
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

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

LARRY KAPLAN
Apr. 29 - The Buttonwood Tree Performing Arts and Cultural Center (with Dave Paton and Tom White), Middletown, CT. 8:00 p.m. http://buttonwood.org/
May 6 - Concert, Along The Way Coffeehouse, 12 Meetinghouse Green, Ipswich, MA. 7:00-9:00 p.m.
May 12-15 - Indian Neck Folk Festival, at Isabella Freedman Retreat, 116 Johnson Rd., Falls Village, CT.
May 25 - Concert, Burgh House and Hampstead Museum, London, UK. New End Square, London NW3 1LT. Phone: 020 74310144. 8:00 p.m. http://www.burghhouse.org.uk/
May 28 - Concert, The Wee Folk Club at the Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St., Edinburgh, Scotland, UK EH 1 1LT. Phone: 0131 557 2976. 8:30 p.m. http://royal-oak-folk.com/
June 8-11 - Mystic Sea Music Festival, Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CT. http://www.mysticseaport.org/
June 23,24,25 - Old Songs Festival, Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY. http://festival.oldsongs.org/
July 13 - Concert, Thursdays on the Dock, Connecticut River Museum, Essex, CT. 5:30 p.m. 860-767-8269. http://www.ctrivermuseum.org/
Aug. 1-3 - Sweet Chariot Festival, Swan's Island, Maine. http://sweetchariotmusicfestival.com/
Aug. 12 - Port Gamble Maritime Festival, Port Gamble, Washington. http://portgamblemaritimemusic.com/
Aug. 13 - Songwriting Workshop, Dusty Strings Music School. Phone for details: 866-634-1656. http://manufacturing.dustystrings.com/
Sep. 16 - Concert, The Vanilla Bean Cafe, Pomfret, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-928-1562. http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
Oct. 7 - Concert, Sail, Power, and Steam Museum, Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine. 7:30 p.m. 207-701-7627. http://sailpowersteammuseum.org/index.html
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

STACY PHILLIPS AND HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS
Apr. 25 - The Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
http://www.stacyphillips.com/

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.

JACK WILLIAMS
Apr. 28 - Unitarian Meeting House, 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For reservations, email ConcertUSHartford@gmail.com. Web: http://www.jackwilliamsmusic.com/


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. 23 - Andy's Ramble (Andy Statman), 5:00 p.m.
May 21 - Tex's Troubadours
June 11 - Moonshine Holler
July 9 - Mile Twelve
Aug. 6 - BigApple'achia
Aug. 20 - Too Blue


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

36TH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
Apr. 28-29, 2017, at the Student Center at Crozier-Williams on the Connecticut College campus in New London, CT. For more information: http://www.connstorycenter.org/festival.htm

CLEARWATER'S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
The Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18, 2017, 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 include: Lake Street Dive, Cry Cry Cry Reunion, Arlo Guthrie, Los Lobos, Richard Thompson, Josh Ritter, Tommy Emmanuel, Toshi Reagon & Big Lovely, Joan Osborne, Alejandro Escovedo, Valerie June, The Barr Brothers, Lucky Chops, Tom Paxton & The Don Juans, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Orkesta Mendoza, Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton, A-WA, David Amram, Holly Near, Tribute To Buckwheat Zydeco, Jimmy Bosch Y Su Sexteto del Otro Mundo, Tom Chapin, Joe Purdy, Martha Redbone Roots Project, Guy Davis, Leyla McCalla, Josh White Jr., Dayme Arocena, Plena Libre, The Kennedys, The Vanaver Caravan, The Suitcase Junket, Betsaysa Machado, Kim & Reggie Harris, Jesse Lege & Bayou Brew, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Betty & The Boomers, Karim Nagi "Turbo Tala", Jay Ungar & Molly Mason.
Inspired by Pete Seeger's desire to clean up the river over forty years ago, Clearwater's Great Hudson River Revival initially helped raise the funds to build the sloop Clearwater, which has since become a world-renowned floating classroom and a symbol of effective grassroots action. Today, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Inc. is a non-profit organization that sails at the forefront of the nation's environmental challenges. The revenue raised by the Revival goes to support Clearwater's numerous educational programs and its work toward environmental and social justice - as well as keeping the sloop Clearwater afloat.
http://www.clearwaterfestival.org/

OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL
The 37th Annual Old Songs Folk Festival will take place June 23, 24 & 25, 2017 at the Altamont Fairgrounds, Rt. 146, Altamont, NY. Old Songs celebrates acoustic music, including folk, blues, world, old-time and Celtic music with performances and participation for adults and children alike.
Great guitarists, a good dose of blues, all day and evening dancing on a wooden floor, a cappella singing, Appalachian songs, a mariachi band, maritime songs, old-time music, shape note gatherings, and music from Ireland. Sing, dance, jam, and listen at this highly participatory event for the whole family. Old Songs encourages audience members to join jam sessions, take part in learn-how sessions, sing sacred harp, move their feet to our great dance bands or take a Friday afternoon class. School age children who play an instrument can participate in the "Great Groove Band" during the festival with the help of music coaches and musical instruction. The band does a stage performance on Sunday.
There are three main stage concerts, each featuring eight artists, which are Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3:30 p.m. in the leafy, open-air main stage area (rain site also provided). During the day on Saturday and Sunday there are 100 plus performances, dances and interactive workshops on eight stages around the grounds. An extensive artisan area and diverse food concessions are also available.
Listen to featured performers, representing many regions and countries: Pat Donohue, Scott Ainslie & Reggie Harris, GX3+, Jeff Davis & Dave Ruch, Fiesta del Norte, Alash (Tuva Throat Singers), Anne Hills, Joe Jencks & Si Kahn, The Jeremiahs, Maire Ni Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Heather Pierson Trio, Joel Eckhaus & Tim Findlen, The Down Hill Strugglers & John Cohen, The Press Gang, The Short Sisters, Pascal Gemme & Yann Falquet, Archie Fisher, Tom Lewis, Sam Gleaves, Keith Murphy, Debra Cowan, Larry Kaplan, The Waxwing Four & more.
All day and evening long, dancing on a wooden floor, Contras, Family, English Country and traditional dances with music by Atlantic Crossing, Seaglass and callers Luke Donforth and Susan Kevra.
Families will enjoy laughing with Roger the Jester, participating in the Great Groove Band and learning West African Drumming with John Dickson.
Camping is available for all 3 days with an all-festival camping ticket. Tickets may be purchased online at http://festival.oldsongs.org/ , by phone at 518-765-2815 or at the festival gate.
http://festival.oldsongs.org/

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 24, 2017 in Katonah, NY. Featuring Rhiannon Giddens, Sarah Jarosz and more. All day, all ages, American Roots, Folk. multiple locations, Venetian Theater. The annual American Roots Music Festival offers a day full of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, and everything in between. Multiple award winning banjo and fiddle player Rhiannon Giddens headlines with her masterful blend of Americana genres and dazzling vocal prowess. Sarah Jarosz, two time Grammy nominee, Texas songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, returns with her new trio. Daytime artists: The Mike + Ruthy Band, River Whyless, Michaela Anne, Kaia Kater, The Lonely Heartstring Band, Spuyten Duyvil, Cole Quest & The City Pickers, The Brother Brothers, Eddie Barbash Band. Web: https://www.caramoor.org/events/american-roots-music-festival-2017/

NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
July 8-9, 2017 in New Bedford, MA. http://newbedfordfolkfestival.com/

WOODY GUTHRIE FOLK FESTIVAL
July 12-16, 2017 in Okemah, Oklahoma. http://www.woodyfest.com/

LOWELL FOLK FESTIVAL
July 28-30, 2017 in downtown Lowell, MA. http://lowellfolkfestival.org/

FALCON RIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL
Aug. 4-6, 2017 at Dodds Farm, just off Route 22 north of Hillsdale, NY. Performers booked so far include Eric Andersen, Sawyer Fredericks, Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem, Tempest, the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, Brother Sun, Rod MacDonald, David Massengill, Abbie Gardner, Joe Crookston, Great Bear, Buddy System, The Gaslight Tinkers, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Vishten, Adam Ezra Group, Hoopoe the Clowne, and The Storycrafters. Many more to come, please check the web site for updates. https://falconridgefolk.com/


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
Contra dances on the fourth Saturday of most months (except February and August) at the Stone House at the North Stamford Congregational Church, 31 Cascade Road, Stamford, CT. 7:30-10:30 p.m. with basics for beginners at 7:15. 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/

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 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.


FOLK MUSIC ON THE RADIO

"The Monthly Scene With Phil Rosenthal"
Phil Rosenthal's weekly radio show on http://icrvradio.com/ every Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. He does a new live version the third Sunday of the month, but every other Sunday he rebroadcasts a past show. He plays music live, and some from recordings.

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 6:30-8:00 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)
"The Contemporary Cafe" with Nick DiBiasio, Folk, Americana, Acoustic Blues, Thursday 7:00-11:00 p.m.
http://www.wicn.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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