Folk Calendar 12.4.11

Dec 5, 2011

Thursday, December 8

>>>Chris Smither at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~

>>>Sweet Hot and Sassy, Spotlight Café, Capitol Center for the Arts; 7:30

December 9, 2011:

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke w/ Kent Allyn (Christmas Concert) at the Kittery Point Congregational Church ~ Kittery, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-384-8151

>>>Steve Frisselle at J & J’s ~ Barrington, NH ~ 7pm ~

>>>Randy Armstrong at the Elysium Folk Arts Club ~ Rollinsford, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-743-4700

<<<Animaterra Concert7:30 at the Union Congregational Church, 33 Concord Street, Peterborough Peterborough NH ;  The theme of this years concert is “Lullabies and Songs of Joy.” For information, call 209-3304.

 <<<Nowell Sing We Clear,  Dublin Community Church (8:00 pm);

 <<< Bluegrass benefit at Heberton Hall in Keene for the Corbin-Bliss family. The concert will feature Dave Evans, Cold River Ranters Rise and others. 7 p.m. to 10:30. 

>>>Ken Bonfield & Guests Kristen Miller & Steve Davison at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org603-763-3241


Saturday, December 10

<<<Beverly Woods & Seth Austen at the Ossipee Holiday Dinner. 5-8 PM at the Town Hall, Ossipee, NH. Sit ins are welcome, bring along an instrument and appetite!

<<<Animaterra Concert | Keene NH (7:30 pm) First Baptist Church, 105 Maple Street, Keene. The theme of this year’s concert is “Lullabies and Songs of Joy.”

>>>Chris Smither at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-536-2551

>>>Frank Morey w/ Acoustic Baza opening at the Simple Gifts Coffeehouse ~ Nashua, NH ~ 603-578-9470,


>>>Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki

at the Canterbury Shaker Village ~ Canterbury, NH ~ 3:15pm ~ 603-334-0400


>>>Blackstone Valley Bluegrass

at Pilgrim Church ~ Brentwood, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-778-3189


>>>David Surette & Susie Burke w/ Kent Allyn

at the Concord Community Music School ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-228-1196


Sunday, December 11

>>>Martin Sexton at the Tupelo ~ White River Junction, VT ~ 7pm ~ www.tupelohallvermont.com603- 437-5100

>>>Sweet Hot and Sassy; Sleepy Hollow Homestead, Chester, NH

>>>Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson, Deb’s House, Chesham house concert…for more information call 827-2905.


Tuesday, December 13

>>>Aoife Clancy & Robbie O’Connell “Celtic Christmas”  at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 603-246-8998

Wednesday, December 14

>>>Aoife Clancy & Robbie O’Connell “Celtic Christmas”at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445,

Thursday, December 15

>>>Revels North presents The Christmas Revels ~ A Celebrationof the Winter Solstice, The Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, 6 performances ; Audiences at this year's Christmas Revels will be whisked away to England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I as the Queen goes visiting her English subjects in the countryside on the eve of the winter solstice. 603-646-2422 or online

>>>Doc Rogers True Brew Barista 8-10 PM. Bicentennial Square in Concord.



>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6889

>>>>>>Kathy Lowe & Guests Kent Allyn, Steve Schuch, Gerry Putnam, Lowe Profiles, Greg Gutgsell, Fran Steven & George Beaton at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org603-763-3241

>>> Ed Gerhard, December 16th and 17th (Ed’s 29th Annual Christmas Guitar Concert; Unitarian Church 292 State St. Portsmouth, NH 7:30;


Sunday, December 18

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Remick Barn ~ York, ME ~ 3pm  & 6pm ~


Friday, December 23

>>>Harvey Reid &Joyce Andersen at the First Parish Church ~ Dover, NH ~ 7:30pm ~  (Note: May be changed to Dec 16)


Note: Most dance locations require clean soft-soled shoes and do not allow street shoes. Partners not required.

Every Monday

>>>Contra danceat the Town Hall, Nelson, NH, 8PM, 603-827-3044 or www.monadnockfolk.orgCallers & musicians include Don Primrose, Jeffrey Petrovitch, Lisa Sieverts, Rich Hart, Bob McQuillen, Gordon Peery, Harvey Tolman, Lloyd Carr & Roger Treat

>>>Clogging at Dance In Motion Dance Studio ~ Randolph, Vt. ~ 6:45 PM, workshop 6:00 PM ~ 802-522-2935,

Every Wednesday

>>>Scottish Country Dance /w Loren Wright leadingat The Church of the Good Shepherd ~ Nashua, NH ~ 7:00 PM ~ 603-891-2331 or

>>>Scottish Country Dance /w Bernard McGrath leading at The Westminster Center School ~ Westminster, Vt ~ 7:30 PM ~ 603-352-9371 or 802-463-3078

>>>World (International) Dance at Neskaya~ Franconia, NH ~ 6:00 PM ~ 603-823-5828,

>>>Contradance at the Richard W. Black Center, Hanover, NH, 6:45 PM, 781-385-1480

>>>Scottish Country Dance /w John Bartholomew leading, Bill Tobin and Gary Apfel at The Town Hall ~ Fairlee, Vt. ~ 7:00 PM ~ 603-353-4647 or

Every Friday

>>>Scottish Country Dance at The Community Parish House ~ Greenland, NH ~ 8:00 PM ~ 603-773-9795 or

>>>Scottish Dance /w Bill Tobin leading at The Town Hall ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7:30 PM ~ 802-751-7671 or

Every Sunday

>>>Scottish Country Dance at the Belknap Mill, Laconia, NH, 5:30pm, email: jdmacnab@yahoo.com603-524-7890 (Info from The Dance Gypsy)


Thursday, December 8

>>>Circle Dancing at 7:30 p.m. at the Milford Unitarian Church . Every dance is taught and beginners are welcome. No partners needed. Contact is Mary Kuhn and her phone number is 603-487-2732. Email

Friday, December 9

>>>Contradance ww/ David Kaynor & The Greenfield Dance Band at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA, 8pm, 413-367-9380 or

>>>Traditional Contra Dance /w Ed Larkin dancers at Damon Hall ~ Hartland, Vt. ~ 7:30 PM ~ 802-433-1283 or

>>>Scottish Country Dance at The Unitarian Church ~ Keene, NH ~ 7:30 PM ~ 603-352-3237 or

>>>Contradance w/ the Ed Larkin Dancers at Tunbridge Town Hall, Tunbridge, VT, 7:30pm, www.edlarkincontradancers.orgor 802-436-2444

Saturday, December 10

>>>Contra at The Academy Building ~ Gilmanton, NH .~ 8:00 PM ~ 603-267-7227

>>>Contra /w Rickey Holt and Stone Soup at The First Unitarian Society ~ Exeter, NH ~ 8:00 PM with workshop at 7:30 PM ~ 603-679-1915

>>>Contradance w/ Mary Wesley, Carey Bluhm, max Nunnemaker & Gordon Peery at the Town Hall, Nelson, NH workshop:7:30PM, dance 8PM, 603-762-0235

>>>Contradance w/ Northern Spy, David Millstone calling, Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT., 8 PM All Dances are taught, beginners welcome clean, soft-soled shoes required, 802-785-4607 or

>>>Contradance at the Wescustogo Hall, North Yarmouth, ME, Potluck at 7:30, Dance at 8:30pm, 207-233-4325 or

>>>Contradance w/Linda Leslie & Arigana Highway at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA, 8pm, 413-773-1671,,Email:

Sunday, December 11

>>Contradance w/Rebecca Lay at the Stone Church ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 7:30pm ~

Friday, December 16

>>>Mill City Contradance at the Waumbec Mill, Manchester, NH, Beginners workshop 7:30Pm, dance, 8PM, 603-595-4484 or

>>> Contradance at the Town Hall, Warner, NH, 7:30PM, 603-456-3098

Saturday, December 17

>>>Contradance w/ Rebecca Lay at the Capital City Grange, Montpelier, VT, 8pm, 802-744-6163,

>>>Concert & Contra Solstice Party at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7pm ~

>>>Christmas Barn Dance w/ Dudley Laufman & Two Fiddles at the East Concord Community Center ~ Concord, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-225-4917

>>>Contradance at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center, Albany, NH, 7:30 PM, No partner needed. (603)383-8946