Folk Show Calendar (festivals, concerts, dances)

Sep 22, 2013

Irish Festival, Maritime Festival, CoffeehouseSeptember Festivals

September 28 Noon-6pm Irish Fest

Rotary Arts Pavilion, Dover, NH


            Performers include: Eileen Ivers and Immigrant Soul, Kevin McKrell Band, Sundays Well, Bradigan and more….

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)



Monday, September 23

>>>April Verch & Her Band at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998,

Wednesday, September 25

>>>April Verch at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445

Thursday, September 26

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke at the Gundalow Music Sail ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 4:30pm 603-433-9505

Friday, September 27

>>>Lucy Kaplansky at the Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-437-5100

>>>David Wilcox at the Silver Center for the Arts ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-535-2787


Saturday, September 28

>>>Scotland’s Battlefield Band at Court Street Arts at Alumni Hall ~ Haverhill, MA ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-989-5500

>>>Jordan Tyrell-Wysocki at The Mill Fudge Factory ~ Bristol, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-744-0405

>>>Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion, Davis Square Theater, 255 Elm Street
Somerville, MA
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Sunday, September 29

>>>Celtic Thunder at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 603-225-1111,

Wednesday, October 2

>>>Denny Breau w/ Frank Coffin at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445

Friday, October 4

>>>Rusty Belle (CD Release) at the Kimball-Jenkins Estate ~ Concord, NH ~ 8pm ~

Saturday, October 5

>>>Craig Werth at the First Unitarian Universalist Society ~ Exeter, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-642-4648

>>>Muriel Anderson at the Simple Gifts Coffeehouse ~ U.U. Church ~ Nashua, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-882-1091

Sunday, October 6

>>>Seth Glier at Deb’s House ~ Chesham, NH ~ Pot luck, 5pm; concert, 6pm ~ 603-827-2905  Note: space is limited, please call ahead.


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

>>>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

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


Thursday, September 26

>>>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 27

>>>Sacred Circle Dance at the Portsmouth Center for Yoga & the Arts, Portsmouth, NH, 7 PM,  603-664-2796

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

>>>Mad Robin Contradance at the First Congregational Church ~ Burlington, VT ~ 8pm ~

>>>Contradance w/ Frank Woodward, Rich Hart & The Milford Musicians at the Town Hall ~ Milford, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-487-2480

Saturday, September 28

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

>>>Contradance w/ Cuckoo’s Nest, Various callers, Tracy Hall, Norwich, VT., 8 PM,(All Dances are taught, beginners welcome clean, soft-soled shoes required, 802-785-4607 or

>>>Contradance w/ Marcie Van Cleave  & Jump Start at the Town Hall ~ Kingston, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-772-5355, 603-679-5448

>>>Contradance at the Town Hall, Warner, NH, Beginners Class: 7:30 PM, Dance: 8pm PM

>>>Fest-Noz-Dances of Brittany w/ caller Claire Boucher at the Town Hall ~ Ackworth, NH ~ 7:30pm (cider & crepes at 5:30pm)~

Thursday, October 3

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

Friday, October 4

>>>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, October 5

>>>Contradance at the Town House, Peterborough, NH, 7:30PM:workshop, 8PM:dance,  (not August)

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

>>>Contradance at the Town Hall ~ Deerfield, NH ~ 8PM ~ 603-463-4182, 603-679-1915

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