This web site features folk music events in Connecticut and southern New England.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.
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/
Sep. 23 - Roy Zimmerman
Oct. 7 - Jez Lowe
Oct. 21 - Tom Paxton & The Donjuans
Nov. 4 - Ed Trickett
Nov. 18 - John McCutcheon
Jan. 6 - Caravan of Thieves
Jan. 20 - Susan Werner
Feb. 3 - Grass Routes
Feb. 17 - RPR
Mar. 3 - Larry Kaplan with David Paton & Tom White
Mar. 10 - John Gorka
Mar. 17 - Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
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://branfordfolk.org/
Oct. 14 - Joel Mabus
Nov. 11 - Bob Zentz
Dec. 9 - Rosa Tatuata-Celebration of Sicily
Jan. 13 - Debra Cowan & John Roberts
Feb. 10 - Toby Walker
Mar. 10 - Bob Bovee
Apr. 14 - Matthew Byrne
May 12 - Ken & Brad Kolodner
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. 23 - John Hoban at Tressler's Barn, 8:00 p.m.
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 at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/
Oct. 20 - Missy Raines & The New Hip, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 - Tim O'Brien, 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 email@example.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/
Sep. 22 - Joe Jencks
Oct. 13 - Leonard Cohen Tribute
Nov. 17 - Lucy Kaplansky
Dec. 8 - Maggie's Guitar Presents "The Crossing--A Musical"
Jan. 19 - Geoff Kaufman and Larry Kaplan
Feb. 23 - Pete Seeger Tribute Concert
Mar. 16 - Celticity
Apr. 20 - Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton
May 11 - Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves
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/
Sep. 24 - Claremont Trio (piano trio)
Oct. 15 - Jason Vieaux and Julien Labro (guitar and bandoneon)
Nov. 5 - Curtis Brothers Quartet with Ray Vega (Latin jazz)
Nov. 26 - Ranky Tanky (American roots gospel music)
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/
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. 23 - New American Mandolin Ensemble
Sep. 30 - Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmidt
Oct. 6 - Open Mic - Bergin O'Malley, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 - Aine Minogue
Oct. 14 - Tony Memmel
Oct. 20 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Don White
Oct. 28 - Pamela Means & Buddy Mondlock
Nov. 3 - Open Mic - Katie Dobbins, 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 4 - Seat Of Our Pants
Nov. 11 - Mark Mandeville & Rainne Richards
Nov. 17 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 18 - The Kennedys
Nov. 25 - Seth Glier
Dec. 1 - Open Mic - Lisa Marie Ellingsen, 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 2 - Redwood Hill Bluegrass Band
Dec. 8 - Garnet Rogers, Maria Sangiolo opens
Dec. 9 - A Quiet Corner Christmas, CD Release Show
Dec. 15 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 16 - Antje Duvekot
Dec. 23 - Atwater~Donnelly Holiday Show
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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). 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. 23 - Mentalist and Mindbender Rory Raven, 8:00 p.m.
Sep. 30 - Kim Trusty / Kerri Powers, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 7 - North Sea Gas, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 8 - Skipper's Alley, 7:00 p.m.
Oct. 14 - Patrick Ball, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 21 - Bohemian Quartet, 8:00 p.m.
Oct. 28 - Bruce Molsky's Mountain Drifters, 8:00 p.m.
WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m. Email: email@example.com Web: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic/
Oct. 1 - Jez Lowe
Oct. 15 - Joel Mabus
Oct. 29 - Geoff Muldaur
Nov. 12 - The Johnson Girls
Nov. 26 - (to be announced)
Jan. 14 - Debra Cowan & John Roberts
Jan. 28 - Bill Staines
Feb. 11 - Cindy Kallett & Grey Larsen
Feb. 25 - (to be announced)
Mar. 11 - (to be announced)
Mar. 25 - Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters
Apr. 8 - Joe Jencks
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
Oct. 6 - Geoff Muldaur, 8:00 p.m. at St. John's Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan.
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. 23 - Joshua Garcia; Jan Luby
Sep. 30 - Closed for Yom Kippur
Oct. 7 - Tret Fure; Liz Hershon & the Living Room Singers
Oct. 14 - Professor Louie & the Lewis Family
Oct. 21 - Bill & Eli Perras; George Mann
Oct. 28 - The Rix; Chris Nauman
RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
Oct. 8 - Cricket Blue
Nov. 5 - the End of America
Dec. 3 - Jaimee Harris
Jan. 14 - Daisycutter
Feb. 11 - Cole Nakoa & Treacher
Mar. 11 - The Young Novelists
Apr. 15 - Itamar Erez
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913
Oct. 8 - First Congregational Church of Lee, 25 Park Place, Lee, MA. 2:00 p.m. Web: http://leemeetinghouse.com/
Oct. 21 - Aubrey Atwater solo, Women's Wilderness Weekend, Episcopal Conference Center, 872 Reservoir Road, Pascoag, RI. Workshops, concert. 401-213-9699. Web: http://www.womenswildernessri.com/
Oct. 29 - Double bill with Sally Rogers, Bread Box Folk Series, St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. 4:00 p.m. 860-429-4220. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/ Email: email@example.com
Oct. 13 - Aztec Two-Step performs The Simon & Garfunkel Songbook: An Evening of Songs & Stories with special guest narrator Tony Traguardo, at Infinity Hall Hartford, 32 Front Street, Hartford, CT. 8:30 p.m. Tickets: http://www.infinityhall.com/ or call 866-666-6306 for additional information.
TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN & THE BAND
Sep. 27 - Tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, featuring The THE BAND Band, 8:00 p.m. at The Iridium, 1650 Broadway (at 51st street), New York, NY. Tickets: http://theiridium.com/ or call 212-582-2121 for additional information.
Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
Oct. 7 - Sail, Power, Steam Museum, Mechanic St., Rockland, Maine. 7:30 p.m. 207-596-0200. http://sailpowersteammuseum.org/index.html
Oct. 14 - Goods and Curiosities Shop at Griswold Inn, Essex, CT "Autumn concert". 1:00 p.m. Email: Store@griswoldinn.com. Web: http://griswoldinn.com/
Nov. 11 - "Working on the Water" hosted by Gordon Bok, at the Sail, Power, Steam Museum, Rockland Maine. 1:00 p.m. 207-596-0200. http://sailpowersteammuseum.org/index.html
Jan. 19 - With Geoff Kaufman, Friday Night Folk at All Souls Church, New London, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-443-0316. http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Mar. 3 - With David Paton and Tom White, Sounding Board Coffee House, 433 Fern St., W. Harford, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-770-3001. Email: firstname.lastname@example.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/
LAST FAIR DEAL
Sep. 24 - Fall Festival 2017, Madison Beach Hotel, 94 West Wharf Rd., Madison, CT. 1:30-3:30 p.m. music, event is 12:00-5:00 p.m. Info: 203-245-1404.
STACY PHILLIPS AND HIS BLUEGRASS CHARACTERS
Sep. 26 - The Outer Space, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 23 - Phil Rosenthal & the Guilford Ramblers, Guilford Civic Women's 36th Annual Harvest Festival, Guilford Town Green, Guilford, CT. 11:15 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Web: http://www.guilfordcivicwomen.org/harvest-festival-1/
Oct. 3 - The Elm City Ramblers, Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-773-1776. Web: http://annaliffeys.com/
Oct. 13 - Phil Rosenthal & the Guilford Ramblers, Guilford Performing Arts Festival, Boughton Barn, 316 Little Meadow Road, Guilford, CT. 8:00 p.m. Web: http://www.visitguilfordct.com/event/guilford-performing-arts-festival/2017-10-12/
Oct. 15 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Woody Guthrie", Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford, CT. 2:00 p.m. 203-453-8282. Web: https://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/
Nov. 17 - Phil Rosenthal, "Songs of Pete Seeger", Hall Memorial Library, 93 Main St., Ellington, CT. 7:00 p.m. 860-870-3160. Web: http://library.ellington-ct.gov/
Dec. 6 - Phil & Daniel Rosenthal & Beth Sommers, Seymour Public Library, 46 Church St., Seymour, CT. 6:30 p.m. 203-888-3903. Web: http://www.seymourpubliclibrary.org/
Oct. 14 - Bauer Park Harvest Festival, 257 Copse Road, Madison, CT. 11:00-3:00 p.m. 203-245-5623. Email: email@example.com. Free.
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.
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
THE HALF DOOR
270 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT. 860-232-7827. Web:
Sep. 24 - Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters
Oct. 8 - Bluegrass Band
Oct. 22 - Southeast Expressway
30th ANNUAL SCOTLAND HIGHLAND FESTIVAL
Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Waldo Homestead, 96 Waldo Road, Scotland, CT. Musical entertainment by The Tannahill Weavers, and Charlie Zahm with Tad Marks. Pipe Bands; Solo Piping, Drumming, Drum Major, Harp, Highland Athletic and Dance Copetitions; Celtic Storytellers; Clan Village, Sheep Dog Demonstrations; Re-enactors; Scottish Merchandise and Food Vendors. Additional information available at: http://scotlandgames.org/
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/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2:30-3:00 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.
"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.
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)
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.
WHUS (91.7 FM, Storrs, CT)
"Bluegrass Cafe," Amy Orlomoski and Jim Beaver (alternating weeks), Sunday 4:00-7:00 p.m. Email: email@example.com
"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. firstname.lastname@example.org
"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.
"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)
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.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
This web site is maintained by Brent Hall. Submissions are welcomed.