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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. 8:00 p.m. Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Feb. 13 - Porch Party Mamas
Feb. 20 - Lissa Schneckenburger & Friends
Feb. 27 - Bay Spring Folk
Mar. 5 - Atwater-Donnelly
Mar. 12 - Mick & The Kippster
Mar. 19 - Last Fair Deal
Mar. 26 - Closed
Apr. 2 - Closed
Apr. 9 - Susie Burke & David Surette
Apr. 16 - Amy Gallatin with The Cadleys
Apr. 23 - Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Apr. 30 - Joe Crookston (at The Pine Loft Pizzeria and Cafe, 1474 Berlin Tpke, Berlin, CT)
May 7 - The Portable Folk Festival (benefit for Habitat For Humanity)
May 14 - Abbie Gardner with Jesse Terry
May 21 - Rani Arbo & 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: branfordfolk@gmail.com Web: http://branfordfolk.org/
Feb. 13 - Notorious
Mar. 12 - John Kirk and Trish Miller
Apr. 9 - Stacy Phillips and His Bluegrass Characters
May 14 - Dave Littlefield

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/
Feb. 17 - Howard Fishman: The Basement Tapes Project, 7:30 p.m.

MILFORD ARTS COUNCIL'S PERFORMANCE COFFEEHOUSE
40 Railroad Avenue, Milford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 203-878-6647. Web: http://www.milfordarts.org/
Feb. 26 - Mighty Soul Drivers
Mar. 25 - Seat of Our Pants
May 20 - Chris Coogan

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. 4 - Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio
Apr. 1 - Connecticut Folk Festival Auditions: The Finalists
May 6 - "Tribute to Linda Ronstadt" featuring No Fuss and Feathers Road Show

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/

GUITARTOWNCT PRODUCTIONS
For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/ or 203-430-6020.
Apr. 16 - Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, at Unitarian Society Hall, 700 Hartford Turnpike, Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
May 6 - South Carolina Broadcasters, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
May 14 - David Grier, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.
June 3 - Bryan Sutton Bluegrass Band, at Spaceland Ballroom, 295 Treadwell St., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m.

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/

FIRE IN THE KITCHEN
North Madison Congregational Church, 1271 Durham Rd., Madison, CT. 203-668-3735. Web: http://northmadisoncc.org/calendar-events/fire-in-the-kitchen/

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. 26 - "For Pete's Sake" Third Annual Benefit Concert
Mar. 18 - Trout Fishing In America - Family show
Apr. 15 - David Allen Hammond
May 13 - Kristen Graves & Lara Herscovitch

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. 20 - Don White, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 26 - Switch Factory, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 - The Jolly Beggars, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 5 - Peregrine Road, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 18 - The Michelle Canning Band, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 26 - The Kennedys, 8:00 p.m.

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. 12 - Hootenanny Sessions, Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 13 - Delta Generators
Feb. 20 - Uninvited Wilson
Feb. 21 - Peter Mulvey - Hayley Reardon Opens, 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 - Pat McGee
Mar. 4 - Open Mic - Charles Paul, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 5 - Ron Anthony & Denny Collin
Mar. 11 - Hootenanny Sessions, Lisa Martin Hosts, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 12 - Blackstone Valley Bluegrass
Mar. 18 - Woodstock Academy Open Mic, Benefit for Project Graduation, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 19 - Cashel Rock
Mar. 26 - Tony Memmel

THE BREAD BOX
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. All proceeds benefit the Covenant Soup Kitchen and Emergency Food Pantry. Web: http://www.breadboxfolk.org/
Feb. 28 (Snow Date March 6) - New American Mandolin Ensemble, plus, Mark & Beverly Davis
Mar. 13 - Amy Gallatin and Stillwaters plus The Hot Flashes
Apr. 10 - Aztec Two-Step
May 22 - Jonathan Edwards

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/concerts.htm
Feb. 20 - DeChamplain Jazz Trio
Mar. 5 - Cat and the Moon
Apr. 9 - Porch Party Mamas
Apr. 30 - 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

CELTIC AIRS
Wilde Auditorium (W) or Millard Auditorium (M), University of Hartford, 200 Bloomfield Ave. (Rte. 189), West Hartford, CT. Celtic Airs is sponsored by WWUH and is a benefit series for WWUH. 7:30 p.m. For tickets call 800-274-8587 or 860-768-4228. Web: http://wwuh.org/
Feb. 27 - Daimh (pronounced "dive") (W)
Mar. 11 - The Paul McKenna Band
May 21 - Maire Ni Chathasaigh and Chris Newman
July 27 - Girsa

CENTRAL CT ACOUSTIC MUSICIANS SOCIETY
For more information: https://www.facebook.com/ccamswebsite/

NIGHTS AT THE BEEKLEY
The Beekley Community Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT. 7:00 p.m. reception, 7:30 show. For tickets and more information, call 860-379-7235. Web: http://www.nightsatthebeekley.com/
Feb. 13 - David Wilcox
Mar. 5 - Dala

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. 13 - Double bill: Allendale Rose: Cece Borjeson, Ruth George, Kevin Gallagher & Charlie Newcomb - (Love songs galore!); Marty Brennan & Friends (blues, old-time country & Americana).
Feb. 20 - Ed Gerhard
Feb. 27 - Cliff Eberhardt with Louise Mosrie
Mar. 5 - Kate Campbell
Mar. 19 - Sloan Wainwright / Cosy Sheridan
Apr. 2 - Rupert Wates / Bob Gotta
Apr. 17 - Bill Staines
Apr. 30 - Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen
May 7 - Eliza Gilkyson

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/

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. http://www.voicescafe.org/
Mar. 12 - John Gorka
Apr. 10 - Brother Sun
May 14 - Cricket Tell The Weather
June 11 - Girsa

BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Feb. 13 - Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 20 - Atwater-Donnelly Trio, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 27 - Matt Flinner Trio, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 4 - Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 5 - Runa, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 12 - Pendragon, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 13 - The Paul McKenna Band, 7:00 p.m.
Mar. 19 - Eastern Medicine Singers, 2:00 p.m. Matinee
Mar. 19 - Mark O'Connor and Maggie O'Connor, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 26 - Ryan McKasson, Eric McDonald & Will Woodson, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 3 - Vasen, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 16 - Hanneke Cassel & Mike Block, 8:00 p.m.

STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Slater Mill, 67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI. 7:00 p.m. Web: http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.com/
Mar. 5 - Boxcar Lilies
Mar. 19 - Bill Harley with Marty Ballou and Rachel Panitch Sittin' In
Apr. 2 - Split Bill: Robinson and Rohe; Ian Fitzgerald
Apr. 16 - Bill Staines
Apr. 30 - Mary Ann Rossoni
May 14 - Tret Fure

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. 14 - Cancelled (OCEAN Celtic)
Feb. 28 - Debra Cowan and The Vox Hunters
Mar. 13 - Mist Covered Mountains
Apr. 3 - The Bluegrass Gospel Project

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 Jeff Lee, 413-256-0433. Web: http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/

UNITY HOUSE CONCERTS
At the Unitarian Universalist Society of Greater Springfield, 245 Porter Lake Drive, Springfield, MA. For information and reservations email unityhouse@uuspringfield.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Unity-House-Concerts/1485832181665928
Feb. 13 - The Western Den
Mar. 19 - Joe Jencks

CARAMOOR CENTER FOR MUSIC AND THE ARTS
149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY. For tickets call 914-232-1252. Web: http://www.caramoor.org/
Apr. 16 - The Small Glories (Cara Luft and JD Edwards) with Joe Crookston, 8:00 p.m.

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. 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. 13 - Rod MacDonald
Feb. 20 - Ben Grosscup; Chris Seymour
Feb. 27 - Hubby Jenkins; Triboro
Mar. 5 - Filthy Rotten System; The Peace Poets
Mar. 12 - Carolyn Hester with Amy & Karla Blume
Mar. 19 - Colleen Kattau & Dos XX; Hudson River Rose
Mar. 26 - Closed
Apr. 2 - Pat Lamanna; Elaine Romanelli
Apr. 9 - Generations (Mike & Aleksi Glick); David Massengill
Apr. 16 - Ray Korona Song Night
Apr. 23 - Closed
Apr. 30 - Professor Louie & the Lewis Family

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Feb. 27 - Amy Speace, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 26 - Harpeth Rising, 7:30 p.m.
May 14 - Erin McKeown, 7:30 p.m.
May 21 - Sleeping Bee, 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
Feb. 20 - Amy Helm and The Handsome Strangers, 8:00 p.m.
Andrus On Hudson, 185 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Apr. 2 - Abbie Gardner & The Craziest Dream Band, 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/
Feb. 28 - Joe Crookston
Mar. 13 - Matt Nakoa

ECLECTIC CAFE
Unitarian Society, 28 Brentwood Rd., Bay Shore, NY. Open mic 7:30, short set 8:00 p.m., feature performer 8:30 p.m. Please bring a non-perishable food item for donation to our in house food bank. 631-661-1278. Web: http://eclecticcafe.org/
Feb. 13 - Efrat

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

ATWATER-DONNELLY
Feb. 20 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI. 8:00 p.m. 401-725-9272. http://www.riverfolk.org/
Feb. 21 - Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., Newport, RI. 2:00-3:15 p.m. 401-847-8720 x208. Free to the public. Web: http://www.newportlibraryri.org/
Feb. 27 - Children's/Family Program, George Hail Public Library, 530 Main St., Warren, RI. Free to the public. 2:00 p.m. 401-245-7686. http://www.georgehail.org/
Mar. 4 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Sandywoods Center for the Arts, 43 Muse Way, Tiverton, RI. 7:00 p.m. 401-241-7349. BYOB and picnic dinner. Email: sandywoodsmusic@gmail.com Web: http://www.sandywoodsmusic.com/
Mar. 5 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch and Kevin Doyle, Sounding Board Coffeehouse, Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern St., West Hartford, CT. 8:00 p.m. 860-770-3001. Email: reservations@soundingboardcoffeehouse.org Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Mar. 6 - Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Road, Jamestown, RI. 3:00-4:30 p.m. Free to the public. 401-423-7280. http://www.jamestownphilomenianlibrary.org/
Mar. 9 - Framingham Public Library Event, Heritage at Framingham, 747 Water St., Peloquin Multi-Purpose Room, Framingham, MA. 7:00 p.m. Free to the public. 508-532-6347. Special theme: Irish Music in America. http://www.framinghamlibrary.org/
Mar. 11 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Parish Supper and After Dinner Program, First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. Potluck supper starts 6:15 p.m. Concert 7:45-9:15. Open to the community. 401-421-7970. Web: http://www.firstunitarianprov.org/
Mar. 19 - "Irish Music in America" Concert, F.N. Manross Memorial Library, 260 Central Street, Forestville, CT. 2:00 p.m. Free to the public. 860-584-7790. Web: http://www.bristollib.com/
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
Feb. 26 to Feb. 28 - The Fisher Poets Gathering, various venues, Astoria, Oregon. http://www.fisherpoets.org/
Apr. 16 - The Chicago Maritime Festival, Chicago, Ilinois. 9:45 a.m. to 10:15 p.m. http://chicagomaritimefestival.org/
Apr. 22 - Acton Public Library, 60 Old Boston Post Rd., Old Saybrook, CT. 5:00 to 8:30 p.m. 860-395-3184 http://oldsaybrookct.org/
May 6 to May 9 - Indian Neck Folk Festival, all day, Isabella Freedman Center, 116 Johnson Rd., Falls Village, CT. (By invitation)
May 14 - The Buttonwood Tree, 605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. With David Paton and Tom White. 860-347-4957 http://buttonwood.org/
July 2 - The Sail, Power, and Steam Museum, 75 Mechanic Street, Rockland, Maine. 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. 207-701-5050 or 207 701-7627. http://www.sailpowersteammuseum.org/
Sep. 23 - Folk Song Society of Greater Washington Annual Getaway, West River Conference Center, West River, MD. 301-589-6855. http://fsgw.org/
http://www.larrykaplanmusic.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Mar. 1 - The Elm City Ramblers at Anna Liffey's Irish Pub and Restaurant, 17 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-773-1776. Web: http://annaliffeys.com/
Mar. 10 - Phil Rosenthal: Connecticut's Bluegrass Troubadour, New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm Street, New Haven, CT. 6:30 p.m. 203-946-8130. Web: http://nhfpl.org/
Mar. 19 - Phil Rosenthal: Songs of Pete Seeger, Wheeler Library, 101 Main Street, North Stongington, CT. 7:00 p.m. 860-535-0383. Web: http://www.wheelerlibrary.org/
Apr. 15 to 17 - Guitar and Mandolin Camp North, Prindle Pond Conference Center, 19 Harrington Road, Charlton, MA. 401-487-3536. Web: http://musiccampsnorth.com/gmcn16/ Phil will teach classes, lead jams and perform at this 3-day music camp, along with a staff of teachers and musicians. All levels of players are welcome.
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. Call for show times. For info call 203-650-3492.
http://www.thehalfdoorhfd.com/
Feb. 21 - Matt Flinner Band
Mar. 13 - BigApple'achia
Mar. 20 - The Feinberg Brothers
Apr. 3 - Southeast Expressway
Apr. 10 - Mile Twelve
Apr. 17 - 18 South
Apr. 24 - Rock Hearts


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 the American Legion Post, 275 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. $13, $6 students with ID. For more information: http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE JAM
Hartford Community Dance sponsors monthly contra dance jam sessions 6:00-7:30 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. For more information, contact Rob at 860-232-2504. Web: http://www.hcdance.org/

HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE
Feb. 13 - HCD-Contra Dance at Griffith Dance Academy, 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT with the band Pitnacree and caller Jim Gregory. 7:15-7:30 New-dancer lesson; 7:30-10:00 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 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; 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.
"Prairie Home Companion", Saturday 6:00-8:00 p.m.
"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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