Folk Show Calendar (Festivals, Concerts & Dances)

Sep 8, 2013


September 20-22 ~ NH Highland Games

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH  603-229-1975

Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas,  Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 603-942-7604

Performers: Ian Robb, Jeff Warner, Bob Webb, London Julie, Great Bay Sailor, Nicole Singer, Emery Hutchins

September 28-29 ~ American Music & Harvest Fest

Spencer Pierce Little Farm, Newbury, MA  978-462-2634

Performers:The Orville Giddings Thang, Liz Frame & The Kickers, Das Pintos, Buffalo Tom, Bruce Molsky, Katie McNally, Three Tall Pines, Cat & The Moon, Chasing Blue, Molly Tuttle & John Mailander, High Range, Tricky Britches, Anadama, Lonely Heart String Band (Bluegrass, Folk, Funk, and Old Tavern Songs of the seventeenth century)


Thursday, September 12

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke at the Discover Portsmouth Concert Series

>>>The Buskers at Pittman’s Freight Room ~ Laconia, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-527-0043, 603-494-3334

Sunday, September 15

>>>North Sea Gas at the Antrim Stone Church ~ Antrim, NH ~ 4:30pm (Folk music w/pot luck supper) ~ 603-808-0143

Tuesday, September 17

>>>Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998,

Thursday, September 19

>>>Two Old Friends on the Gundalow Piscataqua ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 4:30pm ~ 603-433-9505

Friday, September 20

>>>Robin & Linda Williams w/ Pat & Tex LaMountain opening at the Pentangle Town Hall Theater ~ Woodstock, VT ~ 7:30pm ~ 800-838-3006

>>>Matt & Shannon Heaton at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 8pm ~

>>>Bill Staines at the Sunapee Communitee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-763-2668

Saturday, September 21

>>>Robin & Linda Williams w/ Pat & Tex LaMountain opening at Memorial Hall ~ Shelburne Falls, MA ~ 7:30pm ~ 800-838-3006

>>>Brother Sun at the New Moon Coffeehouse ~ Haverhill, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-459-5134

>>>Taylor River Band at the Apple/Blueberry/Pear Cook-off & Bluegrass Festival at James House Historical Association ~ Hampton, NH ~ 1pm ~ 603-969-2968

Sunday, September 22

>>>The Squid Jiggers at Piscataqua Oyster Palooza at the Seacoast Science Center~ Odiorne State Park ~ Rye, NH ~ 603-436-8403

September 27th

A White Mountain Autumn Evening of Folk & Bluegrass

with Bennett & Perkins with Ted DeMille & Bobby St. Pierre

 Fri. Sept. 27, 2013 at 7pm at Intervale, NH's Theatre in the Wood on at 7pm.  Doors open at 6:30pm.



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 leading at 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

>>>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


Every Saturday

>>>Contra Square Dance at the Tamworth Townhouse ~  Tamworth, NH ~ 8 PM ~ July & August ~ 603-323-8023

Every Sunday

>>>Circle Dance at Neskaya ~ Franconia, NH ~ 3:30pm ~  603-823-5828


Wednesday, September 11

>>>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

Thursday, September 12

>>>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, September 13

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

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

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

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

>>>Contradance at the Edmunds Middle School ~ Burlington, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-496-2523

Saturday, September 14

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

>>>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 ~ (year ‘round)

>>>Contradance 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

Friday, September 20

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

>>>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

>>>Contra w/ Chip Hedler, David Carpenter & David van Houten at the Town Hall ~ Franconia, NH ~


Saturday, September 21

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

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

>>>Contradance  at the East Concord Community Center, Concord, NH, 8pm, 603-225-4917 , , website:

Sunday, September 22

>>>Contradance  at the Stone Church ~ Brattleboro, VT  ~ 7:30pm ~  802-257-9234