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.

Notice!

Some venues may be re-opening on a limited basis as the summer progresses. Check their websites for details.

Stay healthy and safe.


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/
The Sounding Board has decided to postpone all remaining concerts in its 2019-2020 season. If conditions permit, they may re-open in September.

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. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Closed until further notice.

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/
July 11, 2020: Virtual concert via Facebook Live with John Whelan

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/

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205 x14. Web: https://voicescafe.org/

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-257-8737 or email: tmquinn@optonline.net Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/

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/

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. Note that these concerts are on Saturdays. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/

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/

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. 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 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
Check their website for updates.

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/
All remaining scheduled concerts this season have been cancelled.

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: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Rescheduled to June 19, 2021 - Blackstone River Theatre Summer Solstice Festival, at Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI.

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 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.
http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/

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 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/

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. 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/

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

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


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

CDSS DANCE, MUSIC, AND SONGS CAMPS
Dance, Music, and Songs Camps by the Country Dance and Song Society. The following camp weeks are planned, from July 18 through August 29, 2020: Family Week at Pinewoods, Harmony of Song & Dance at Pinewoods, Family Week at Ogontz, English Dance Week at Pinewoods, American Dance & Music Week at Pinewoods, Dance, Music & Spice at Cavell, Cascade of Music & Dance at Louise, Early Music Week at Pinewoods, Campers' Week. For more information: https://camp.cdss.org/

MAINEWOODS DANCE CAMP 2020
Located at Camp Indian Acres in Fryeburg, Maine. Session 1: Aug. 16-22. Session 2: Aug. 23-29. For more information: http://mainewoodsdancecamp.org/

OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
Postponed to June 25-27, 2021.
http://festival.oldsongs.org/


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 6:30-8:00 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 7:00-10:00 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 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/


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