Folk Calendar 7.29.12

Jul 29, 2012

Pre     Monday, July 30

>>>Jackson Browne acoustic show, Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion;

Tuesday, July 31

>>>Lucinda Williams at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

Wednesday, August 1

>>>Lucinda Williams at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>Hot Club of Cowtown at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~

August 2-4

>>>The 20th Annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival at the Sugar Shack Campground in Thornton, New Hampshire with a large natural amphitheater, large fields for camping and on the Pemigewasset River. Dailey & Vincent, Jesse Brock Band, Sierra Hull and Highway 111 and Lou Reid & Carolina are a few groups scheduled this year.

Go to PemiValleyBluegrass.comand sign up for our email list. We are going green.


Thursday, August 2

>>>Vance Gilbert at the Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH ~7pm ~ 603-437-5100

>>>Kathy Mattea at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

Friday, August 3

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke at the Factory Court Brown Bag Concert Series ~ Rochester, NH ~ 11:45am

>>>Prescott Park Folk Festival  at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848

>>>Cowboy Junkies w/ Hot Day at the Zoo at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

    Saturday, August 4

>>>Bernice Lewis, Mindful Books and Ephemera; 29 Main Street, Jaffrey; 8 p.m.


Sunday, August 5

>>>Ashelin (Irish & Newfoundland) at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998

Wednesday, August 8

>>>Suzanne Vega at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~

Thursday, August 9

>>>Laurie Sargent at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-225-1111,

>>>Celtic Tenors at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

August 10 and 11

>>>Saddleback Bluegrass Festival, with Travelin McCourys, Sam Bush Band, Michael Daves, Red Stick Ramblers and more…Rangeley Lakes, Maine

Saturday, August 11

>>>Roots & Rhythm Festival w/ Lunasa, Crunchy Western Boys at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 1-5pm ~ 603-436-2848       

>>>Red Stick Ramblers at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>David Mallett at the South Solon Meeting House ~ Solon, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-474-3973

Sunday, August 12

>>>Cowboy Junkies at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

August 31 to September 2

>>> Rhythm and Roots Festival with Nanci Griffith, Hugh Laurie and the Copper Bottom Band; Carolina Chocolate Drops, David Bromberg, The Duhks, Pine Leaf Boys and more…


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

Every Monday


>>>Contra dance at the Town Hall, Nelson, NH, 8PM, 603-827-3044 or  Callers & 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

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 Saturday

>>>Country Dance & New York Contra w/ George Marshall & Wild Asparagus at the Town Hall ~ Sandown, NH ~ 4pm (experienced only) 7:30(beginners) 8pm (general dance) ~ 212-459-4080 (year ‘round)

 Every Sunday

>>>Scottish Country Dance at the Belknap Mill, Laconia, NH, 5:30pm, email:  603-524-7890 (Info from The Dance Gypsy)



Thursday, August 2

>>>Contradance w/ Peter Yarensky, Sarah Mason & The Lamprey River Band at the City Hall, Dover, NH, 8pm, 603-664-2513, Email:

Friday, August 3

>>>Traditional Square Dance at the Town Hall, Wentworth, NH, 8 PM,  603-764-9993
>>>Contra & Scandinavian Dance w/ Steve Zakon-Anderson & Moving Violations at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA , Scandi 8pm, contra 8:30pm, 403-549-1913,

Saturday, August 4

>>>Contradance w/ Tod Whittemore & The Sugar River Band~ Fitzwilliam, NH ~ 8pm ~

>>>Contra w/ George Marshall & Wild Asparagus  at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA, wkshp 8pm, dance 8:30pm,

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

Thursday, August 9

>>>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, August 10

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

>>>Contradance w/ Alice Morris, Randy Miller & Roger Kahle at the Londonderry Senior Center, Londonderry, NH, 8pm, 603-529-1586,

Saturday, August 11

>>>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/ Dudley Laufman & Two Fiddles at the Town Hall, Nelson, NH workshop:7:30PM, dance 8PM,

>>>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, August 12

>>>English Country Dance /w Dave Bateman & Justine Paul at Presidential Oaks ~ Concord, NH ~ 5:30 PM ~ 603-433-2735 or