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This web site features folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.

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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/
Note: Concerts start at 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 1 - Folk Legacy Benefit Concert
Oct. 8 - The Young Novelists
Oct. 15 - To be announced
Oct. 22 - Bob Zentz
Oct. 29 - Christine Lavin
Nov. 5 - Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
Nov. 12 - The Kennedys
Nov. 19 - RPR (Steve Ritchie, Rob Ritchie & Al Parrish of Tanglefoot)
Nov. 26 - Vance Gilbert

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/
Oct. 8 - Calan
Nov. 12 - Elias Ladino Ensemble
Dec. 10 - Bruce Molsky
Jan. 14 - April Verch Band
Feb. 11 - Coracree
Mar. 11 - Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Apr. 8 - Lou and Peter Berryman
May 20 (third Saturday) - Tom Lewis

ACOUSTIC CELEBRATION
St. Stephen's North Hall, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. 4:00 p.m. Information and tickets: http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
Oct. 9 - Phil Ochs Afternoon with Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, Tom Prasado-Rao and Reggie Harris
Oct 16 - Amy Speace
Oct. 23 - David Francey

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/
Oct. 20 - Art Garfunkel: In Close-Up, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 - Paul Barrere & Fred Tackett, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 9 - Christmas with The Celts, 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/
Oct. 21 - Gerry O'Beirne
Nov. 4 - Paddy Keenan & John Walsh
Dec. 23 - Cherish The Ladies Christmas Show, Edgerton Center, Sacred Heart University.

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/

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

THE OLD CHURCH CONCERT SERIES
Rocky Hill United Methodist Church, 623 Old Main St., Rocky Hill, CT. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Acoustic music by local Connecticut musicians. Refreshments will be on sale with proceeds to support the church and its programs. Web: http://www.oldchurchconcerts.com/
Oct. 14 - Kat Kennedy, Frank Critelli, Tuesday Saints
Nov. 18 - New Earth, Belle Of The Fall, Glenn Roth

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/
Oct. 21 - The Kennedys
Nov. 18 - Braiden Sunshine & Hilton Park
Jan. 20 - Geoff Kaufman with Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette
Feb. 24 - Pete Seeger Tribute Concert
Mar. 24 - Zoe Lewis
Apr. 21 - Richard Shindell
May 12 - The Johnson Girls

ROBBIE COLLOMORE MUSIC SERIES
Chester Meeting House, intersection of Goose Hill Rd. and Liberty St., Chester, CT. 5:00 p.m. For more information call 860-526-5162. Web: http://www.collomoreconcerts.org/
Oct. 16 - BeauSoleil avec Michael Doucet
Nov. 27 - Chris Smither

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/
Oct. 1 - Neptune's Car
Oct. 7 - Open Mic: Wishbone Zoe, 7:30 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Kala Farnham: CD Release
Oct. 14 - Hootenanny/Sessions: Lisa Martin hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 15 - Green Valley Bluegrass
Oct. 21 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m. Free.
Oct. 22 - Don White
Oct. 29 - Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers
Nov. 4 - Open Mic - Peter Lehndorff, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 - Slograss
Nov. 11 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Host, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 - Rani Arbo & Greg Ryan
Nov. 18 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m. Free.
Nov. 19 - Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards
Nov. 26 - Seth Glier
Dec. 2 - Open Mic - Mike Laureanno, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 - Kevin Connolly
Dec. 9 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 10 - The Gail Wade Trio
Dec. 16 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m. Free.
Dec. 17 - Atwater~Donnelly

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

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/

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/
Oct. 1 - North Sea Gas, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 2 - The Nordic Fiddlers Bloc, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 9 - Les Poules A Colin, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 16 - De Temps Antan, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 22 - Peppino D'Agostino, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 29 - David Francey, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 5 - Paddy Keenan, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 12 - Robbie O'Connell and Rose Clancy, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 18 - Cumberland Land Trust Wine Tasting Fundraiser, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Nov. 19 - Sugar Ray and The Bluetones, 8:00 p.m.
Nov. 26 - BRT Homecoming Concert & Silent Auction Fundraiser featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Cathy Clasper-Torch & Rachel Panitch, Pendragon, Ed Sweeney, The Vox Hunters and more. 7:30 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/
Oct. 8 - Roy Book Binder
Oct. 15 - Joe Crookston
Nov. 5 - PVD Unplugged: Local Rock Band Songwriters' Showcase
Nov. 26 - The Doctors of Music featuring Michael Bresler and Phil Edmonds
Dec. 3 - Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem: An Evening of Holiday Music
Jan. 7 - Joanne Lurgio and Michael Laureanno
Mar. 4 - Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt
Mar. 18 - The Kennedys; opener: Robinson Treacher
Apr. 1 - The Nields, Lisa Bastoni
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. Web: http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/
Oct. 1 - Featuring Orlen & Gabriel

IRON HORSE MUSIC HALL
20 Center St., Northamption, MA. (Partial listing.) Web: http://www.iheg.com/iron_horse_main.asp
Oct. 8 - Tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, featuring The THE BAND Band, 7:00 p.m. Box office 413-586-8686. Includes Bob Dylan classics to honor his 75th birthday and the historic relationship between Dylan and The Band.

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/
Oct. 14 - John Doyle, at St. John's Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan. 8:00 p.m. Tickets at the door or on line: http://johndoyle.eventbrite.com/

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/
Oct. 1 - Dani Savyon; Gerry Segal
Oct. 8 - Bill & Eli Perras; Fred Arcoleo & Amy Soucy
Oct. 15 - Benefit Concert for People's Music Network and Peoples' Voice Cafe
Oct. 22 - Kevin Nathaniel and Friends; MaryNell Morgan
Oct. 29 - Martin Daly; Carrie & Michael Kline
Nov. 5 - Hawaiian Music & Dance Night
Nov. 12 - Pam Parker; Judy Gorman
Nov. 19 - Sally Campbell; Jay Mankita
Nov. 26 - Closed for Thanksgiving weekend

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Oct. 22 - Spuyten Duyvil and Durham County Poets, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 - Mouths Of Babes, with special guests, Old Dogs New Tricks, 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 - Antje Duvekot and Meg Hutchinson, 7:30 p.m.
Feb. 25 - Cheryl Wheeler, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 25 - The Mike + Ruthy Band, 7:30 p.m.
Apr. 22 - David Francey, 7:30 p.m.
May 20 - Gurf Morlix, 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
Oct. 1 - The Music Of Linda Ronstadt: A Benefit For Parkinson's Research, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 3 - Chris Smither, with special guest Jonah Tolchin, 8:00 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
Nov. 6 - Annika Bennett
Dec. 4 - Willy Porter & Carmen Nickerson
Jan. 8 - Kate Copeland

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
Oct. 1 - Music at New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan, CT. 3:00 p.m. Free to the public. 203-594-5000. Web: http://newcanaanlibrary.org/
Oct. 2 - Concert and Potluck Supper, St. Michael's Church, 112 Randolph Ave., Milton, MA. 5:00 p.m. 617-698-1813. Email: mail@stmichaelsmilton.org. Web: http://stmichaelsmilton.org/
Oct. 15 - Bowen's Wharf Seafood Festival, Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI. A-D plays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Free to public. 401-849-2120. Web: http://www.bowenswharf.com/
Oct. 15 - Live at Lawrence Library, 15 Main St., Pepperell, MA. 7:00 p.m. Free to the public. 978-433-0330. Web: http://www.lawrencelibrary.org/
Oct. 29 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Celebration and Fundraiser, First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. 6:30 light supper buffet reception; 8:00 p.m. concert; 9:30 dessert reception. 401-421-7970. Web: http://www.firstunitarianprov.org/
Oct. 30 - Bread Box Folk Series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. 4:00 p.m. There will be an opening act. 860-429-4220. Email: brucejohn1951@gmail.com. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

AZTEC TWO-STEP
Oct. 14 - 45th Anniversary with special guest Amy Fairchild, TCAN The Center for the Arts in Natick, 14 Summer Street, Natick, MA. 8:00 p.m. Web: http://www.natickarts.org/performance/aztec-two-step-0
Oct. 15 - Spire Center for the Arts, 25 1/2 Court St., Plymouth, MA. 8:00 p.m. 508-746-4488. Web: http://www.spirecenter.org/event/37d73aa4c0f3dd74ab82a3d87e2b26e1
Nov. 4 - An Evening with Folk-Rock Duos Aztec Two-Step and Brewer & Shipley, Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street, Hartford, CT. 8:30 p.m. 866-666-6306. Email: boxoffice@infinityhall.com. Web: http://www.infinityhall.com/Events/aztec-two-step-and-brewer-shipley-11-4-2016/
Nov. 5 - An Evening with Folk-Rock Duos Aztec Two-Step and Brewer & Shipley, YMCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY. 8:00 p.m. 866-811-4111. Email: boultoncenter@ymcali.org
https://aztectwostep.com/

TONY BIRD
Oct. 15 - House Concert, Watertown, MA. 7:30 p.m. Reservations or information: Tesi, tesik@rcn.com.
http://www.mangotime.net/

ARCHIE FISHER
Oct. 29 - House concert, 85 Heloise St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. Contact: Sheldon or Nancy 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
Sep. 30 - Performance Hall, Bagaduce Music Lending Library, South St., Blue Hill, Maine. 7:00 p.m. Tickets at the door. Info: http://www.bagaducemusic.org/ 207-374-5454.
Oct. 1 - Folk Legacy Records Anniversary Concert at the Sounding Board, Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Oct. 29 - Folk Song Society Of Greater Boston, House concert, location and time to be announced. Phone: 781-608-7218. Web: http://fssgb.org/
Feb. 26, 2017 - The Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St., Edinburgh, Scotland. 8:30 p.m. Tel: 0131 557 2976
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

LAST FAIR DEAL
Oct. 21 - Friends Coffeehouse, Simsbury Public Library, 725 Hopmeadow St. (Rt. 10), Simsbury, CT. 8:00 p.m. Info & Reservations: 860-658-7663. Free concert.
http://www.lastfairdeal.com/

THE LEVINS
Oct. 15 - West Hartford Yoga, 23 Brook Street, West Hartford, CT. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. 860-953-9642. Web: http://www.westhartfordyoga.com/events.htm Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1736948356556596/
http://www.thelevinsmusic.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Oct. 2 - The Sommers Rosenthal Family Band, Guilford Congregational Church, 122 Broad St., Guilford, CT. 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Free concert. 203-453-5249. Web: http://firstchurchguilford.org/
http://www.americanmelody.com/phil.htm

PHIL ROSENTHAL: JOIN A FOLK/BLUEGRASS ENSEMBLE
Local bluegrass legend Phil Rosenthal will lead a folk/bluegrass ensemble beginning in September. Advanced/beginner to intermediate level musicians playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, ukulele, bass and other acoustic instruments are welcome to join, as well as singers. The ensemble will meet weekly, and perform occasionally in the shoreline area. For further information call 203-457-0881 or email philrosenthal102@gmail.com.

SHOREGRASS
Oct. 15 - 19th Annual Bauer Park Harvest Festival, at Bauer Park, 261 Copse Road, Madison, CT. Two sets between 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. The Skunk Misery Ramblers will play during the break. Free. For more information contact Barbara Shaw at 203-481-2819 or shoregrass@snet.net.
http://www.shoregrass.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.

PETER YARROW
Dec. 2 - An Evening of Song and Conversation with Peter Yarrow to benefit the New London Maritime Society, 7:00 p.m. at the UConn Avery Point Auditorium, Groton, CT. Tickets are available online at http://brownpapertickets.com/event/2606201 or by calling 860-447-2501. Web: http://www.nlmaritimesociety.org/


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/
Oct. 30 - Korey Brodsky Band
Nov. 6 - Grass Routes
Nov. 20 - The Corey Zink Band
Nov. 27 - Cornfed Dogs - "Mississippi, London, Fairfield, Colchester" edition.
Dec. 11 - 5 in the Chamber
Jan. 8 - Old Country Road
Jan. 15 - Moonshine Holler
Mar. 12 - Feinberg Brothers


FESTIVALS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

29TH ANNUAL SCOTLAND HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Oct. 9 - The 29th annual Scotland Highland Festival takes place Sunday, October 9, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at The Edward Waldo Homestead, Scotland, CT. Music by Pendragon and Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks. Featuring Solo Piping, Drumming, Drum Major, Harp, Highland Dance and Athletic Competitions; Clan Village, Sheep Dog Demonstrations; Celtic Storytellers; Re-enactors; and Scottish Food & Merhandise Vendors. Information available at http://scotlandgames.org/

FARMINGTON VALLEY ACOUSTIC FESTIVAL
Oct. 22, 2016. Gates open at 11:00 a.m. Presented by Winding Trails, Inc., 50 Winding Trails Dr., Farmington, CT. Featuring music from Jeff Przech, Brian Dolzani, Jen Lowe, Gracie Day, Belle of the Fall, Dana Pomfret, Tim McDonald, Eric Paradine, Ruth George, Mark Perry, Gregg Hoffman, Bill Benson, Blackberry Jam, and more. Includes: Jamming by the campfire with the CT Acoustic Music Society; Songwriting and vocal workshops by Bill & Kay Pere of the CT Songwriters Association; Fiddle contest with Ben Dean. For more info call 860-677-8458. Web: https://www.windingtrails.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
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/

ISRAELI DANCING
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 hilulimusa@gmail.com

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/

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE
Oct. 8 - HCD-Contra Dance at Griffith Dance Academy, 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT with Dead Sea Squirrels and caller Tony Parks. 7:15-7:30 New-dancer lesson; 7:30-10:30 Dancing. Adults: $12; 65+: $10; Students: $5. Please bring clean, comfortable flat-soled shoes to change into. This dance is smoke, alcohol and perfume free. Questions: call 1-888-423-0423; email conntras@yahoo.com. Info at 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

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)
"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; Thursday 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. with Chuck Vigue. 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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