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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/
Feb. 25 - Pete's Posse (with Pete Sutherland)
Mar. 11 - Occidental Gypsy
Mar. 18- Molsky's Mountain Drifters with Bruce Molsky, Allison De Groot, and Stash Wyslouch
Apr. 1 - Mark Erelli
Apr. 8 - The Hot Flashes
Apr. 22 - Caravan of Thieves
May 13 - Spuyten Duyvil
May 20 - The Portable Folk Festival

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/
Mar. 11 - Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem
Apr. 8 - Lou and Peter Berryman
May 20 (third Saturday) - Tom Lewis

FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY
70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT. Box Office: 203-259-1036.
Mar. 10 - Chris Smither on StageOne at 7:45 p.m. Tickets: https://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/chris-smither
Mar. 19 - David Lindley on StageOne at 7:45 p.m. Tickets: https://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/stageone/david-lindley
Mar. 22 - Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge with Aoife O'Donovan performs on StageOne at 7:45 p.m. Tickets: https://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/stageone/julian-lage-chris-eldridge
Apr. 15 - Livingston Taylor returns to StageOne at 7:45 p.m. Tickets: https://fairfieldtheatre.org/shows/livingston-taylor-0

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/
Mar. 1 - Lunasa with Karan Casey, at the Edgerton Center on the campus of Sacred Heart University, Park Ave., Fairfield, CT. 7:30 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. For more information: http://www.ctfolk.com/
Mar. 3 - The Kennedys

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/
Feb. 24 - Pete Seeger Tribute Concert
Mar. 24 - Zoe Lewis
Apr. 21 - Richard Shindell
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
Feb. 24 - Glenn Roth and Dana Merritt, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 19 - Cricket Tell The Weather

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/
Feb. 25 - Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz
Mar. 3 - Open Mic - Prateek Poddar, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 4 - Nine6teen
Mar. 10 - Hootenanny/Sessions - Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 - New American Mandolin Ensemble
Mar. 17 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 18 - Cashel Rock
Mar. 25 - Ron Anthony & Denny Collin
Mar. 31 - Al Copley, 7:00 p.m.

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/

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/
Feb. 25 - Ed Gerhard
Mar. 4 - Seat of Our Pants
Mar. 11 - Beppe Gambetta
Mar. 18 - Kate Campbell & Sloan Wainwright
Apr. 1 - Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo
Apr. 8 - Benefit Concert for The Pete Huttlinger Fund: Stephen Bennett, Mark Sganga, Glenn Roth, Stan Sullivan
Apr. 21 - John Gorka
Apr. 29 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
May 6 - Garnet Rogers

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/
Feb. 25 - Mist Covered Mountains, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 - Lunasa with special guest Karan Casey, two shows at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 5 - Sharon Shannon Band, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 11 - Teada, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 18 - Pendragon, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 25 - Aine Minogue 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/
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

WOODS HOLE FOLK MUSIC SOCIETY
Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m. For more information call 508-540-0320. Email: whfolk@verizon.net Web: http://arts-cape.com/whfolkmusic/
Feb. 26 - Hanneke Cassel with Mike Block and Keith Murphy
Mar. 12 - Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Mar. 26 - Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Apr. 9 - The Press Gang

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/

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/
Feb. 25 - New Voices Night: Linnea Paton; Jonny Grave; Pamela Jean Alagoos
Mar. 4 - NYC Labor Chorus
Mar. 11 - Camela Widad; Alix Dobkin
Mar. 18 - Concetta Abbate; Peter Pasco; Jennifer Richman
Mar. 25 - Human Condition reunion concert
Apr. 1 - Lavender Light; Taina Asili
Apr. 8 - Third Annual Ray Korona Song Night
Apr. 15 - Closed for Easter Weekend
Apr. 22 - Susie Erenrich book release (performers TBA)
Apr. 29 - Bing Futch

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
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.
Apr. 8 - John Gorka and Susan Werner, 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/
Mar. 12 - Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys
Apr. 16 - Carrie Elkin
May 7 - Brother Sun

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
Feb. 24 - Dudley Senior Center, 71 W. Main St., Dudley, MA. 1:00 p.m. 508-949-8010 x3. Free and open to the public.
Feb. 26 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Concert at the Botanical Center, Roger Williams Park, 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI. 4:00-6:00 p.m. 401-384-0718 / 785-9450 ext. 250. Email: office@bccrwp.org. Web: www.bccrwp.org/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Roger-Williams-Park-Botanical-Center/111172618948281
Mar. 5 - With Kevin Doyle, Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St., Cheshire, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free to the public. http://www.cheshirelibrary.com/ 203-272-2245. Special Theme: Irish Music and Dance in America.
Mar. 9 - New Canaan Library, 151 Main St., New Canaan, CT. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Free to the public. http://newcanaanlibrary.org/ 203-594-5000. Special theme: The Anthropology of Traditional Folk Music and Dance.
Mar. 12 - Concert Series: Just for the Fun of It!, United Church in Walpole, Bradford Lewis Hall, 30 Common St., Walpole, MA. 3:00-5:00 p.m. Email: sheehanco@verizon.net 508-668-2227.
Mar. 16 - Aubrey Atwater solo, Mansfield Council on Aging, St. Patrick's Day Celebration, 255 Hope St., Mansfield, MA. 12:00 p.m. 508-261-7368. Web: http://coa.mansfieldma.com/
Mar. 24 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle, Swansea Public Library Event, location TBA, Swansea, MA. 6:30-8:00 p.m. Free to the public. 508-674-9609. http://www.swansealibrary.org/
Mar. 26 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, Middletown, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free to the public. 860-347-2528 x171. http://www.russelllibrary.org/ Special Theme: Images of Women in Traditional Folk Music.
Apr. 15 - With The Vox Hunters, New Moon Coffeehouse, Universalist Unitarian Church of Haverhill, 16 Ashland St., Haverhill, MA. 8:00 p.m. 978-459-5134. http://www.newmooncoffeehouse.org/
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
http://www.atwater-donnelly.com/

AZTEC TWO-STEP
Mar. 18 - Parrott Delaney Tavern, 37 Greenwoods Rd., New Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. http://www.parrottdelaneytavern.com/ or call 860-379-0188 for additional information.
https://aztectwostep.com/

TRIBUTE TO BOB DYLAN & THE BAND
Mar. 11 - Tribute to Bob Dylan & THE BAND, featuring The THE BAND Band, Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center, 300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT. 8:00 p.m. Tickets: http://www.katharinehepburntheater.org/ or call 877-503-1286 for additional information.

JERRY BRYANT HOUSE CONCERT
Mar. 25, 2017 in Hamden, CT. 5:30 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
Feb. 24-26 - Fisherpoets Gathering, Astoria, Oregon. Web: http://www.fisherpoets.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/
Aug. 1-3 - Sweet Chariot Festival, Swan's Island, Maine. http://sweetchariotmusicfestival.com/
Aug 19 - Festival Concerts, Edinburgh Fringe Festival at the Royal Oak, 1 Infirmary St., Edinburgh, Scotland UK EH 1 1LT. Phone: 0131 557 2976.
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Feb. 26 - Phil and Daniel Rosenthal and Beth Sommers, The Brookfield Library, 182 Whisconier Rd., Brookfield, CT. 3:00 p.m. http://www.brookfieldlibrary.org/ 203-775-6241.
Mar. 11 - Canton Public Library, 40 Dyer Ave., Canton, CT. 2:00 p.m. http://www.cantonpubliclibrary.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/
Feb. 26 - The Reunion Band
Mar. 12 - Feinberg Brothers
Mar. 26 - Rob Flax Band
Apr. 9 - The Cornfed Dogs
Apr. 23 - Andy's Ramble (Andy Statman)


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

AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 24, 2017. 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/


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/

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/

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 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/


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