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Folk Calendar 6.17.12

Wednesday, June 20

>>>Willie Nelson at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH  ~ 7:30pm ~ www.ccanh.com

>>>Ani Difranco at Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m:http://www.prescottpark.org/uploads/PPAF_2011.pdf


Friday, June 22

Ed Gerhard,  with Liz Frame, Verdant Pastures, Epping; benefit for Southeast Land Trust, www.verdantpastures.com

Lucy Kaplansky,Tupelo Music Hall, White River Junction, VT. 8 to 10 p.m.http://www.tupelohallvermont.com/

High Range, New London Gazebo (Whipple Town Hall if it rains); 6:30-8:30


June 22, 23 and 24th Old Songs Festival

Friday, June 22 at 3:00 pm a special performance of Four Seasons, Four Years–The Civil War: A Musical Journey will be presented in observance of the Civil War Sesquicentennial. Eleven singers bring the music of the 19th century alive with popular songs of the period and songs written in response to the Civil War by such American songwriters as Stephen Foster, George F. Root, the Hutchinson Family and Henry C. Work. The songs are interspersed with historical narrative specific to New York.    www.oldsongs.org/4seasons.htm

John McCutcheon, Brother Sun, Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Archie Fisher (Scotland), Nuala Kennedy (Ireland), Kim & Reggie Harris, Sharon Katz and The Peace Train (South Africa), Galant, Tu Perds Ton Temps (Quebec), Dennis Stroughmatt (American Creole), Greenfield Dance Band, John Kirk & Trish Miller, Bill Spence, George Wilson, Toby Stover, The Andrew & Noah Band, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald (Nova Scotia), Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins, Anne Hills, David Roth, Patrick Ball, Magpie, Mulebone, Comas (Ireland), Ken Whiteley (Ontario), Susan Trump, Rik Palieri, Donna Hebert, Jane Rothfield, The Storycrafters, Stephen & Betsy Fry, Joe Hickerson, Roger the Jester, Bob Nicholson, John Roberts, Dan Berggren, Peter & Mary Alice Amidon.  

A special feature this year will be the Diamond Jubilee Organ, the largest touring antique fairground organ in the Americas. It was built by the Gavioli firm in Paris in 1897 celebrating the 60-year reign of Queen Victoria. (Coincidentally, 2012 is Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee.) The organ will play band music each day of the festival around dinner time.   www.band-organ.com

Tickets online at TicketDerby.com, by phone at 518-765-2815 or at the festival gate.


Saturday, June 23

Lucy Kaplansky, Tupelo Hall, Londonderry,



Sunday, June 24

David Surrette and Susie Burke; Granite State Music Festival
Concord NH www.granitestatemusicfest.org for more info


Wednesday, June 27

Shawn Colvin;Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m;



Thursday, June 28

David Surrette and Susie Burke, Gundalow Music Sail, www.gundalow.org



Friday, June 29

>>>Sweet, Hot & Sassy w/ Swing a Cat ~ at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.ccanh.com

>>>John Gorka, Tupelo Hall, Londonderry


Saturday, June 30

>>>High Range,Barnstead Gazebo 6 to 8 p.m.

>>>Billy Bragg, Portsmouth Music Hall, www.themusichall.org



Thursday, July 5

>>>The Buskers;. MEREDITH, NH. Giuseppe's.6-9 pm.

>>>HOT TUNA with Very Special Guests: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps
7:30pm,Westbrook, ME;www.heptunesconcerts.com


Friday, July 6

>>>Hot Tuna, Flying Monkey, Plymouth; flyingmonkeynh.com

>>>The Buskers;  MEREDITH, NH. Mill Falls Marketplace. 5:30-8:30 pm.

Saturday, July 7, 2012 at 8:00pm
>>>HOT TUNA with Very Special Guests: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps
Newburyport, MA;www.heptunesconcerts.com

>>> Showcase Festival: Eileen Ivers, , Wiyos, Kyle Carey, Prescott Park, 1 to 5 p.m.


Sunday, July 8

High Range, Ossipee Town Hall 6 p.m.


Tuesday, July 10

>>>Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys, Meetinghouse Park, Hampstead


Wednesday, July 13

>>>Sweetback Sisters, Music Hall, Portsmouth; themusichall.org


July 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2012

>>>Basin Bluegrass Festival; Brandon, Vermont

Digger Davis & Tombstone-TX (S&S)Smokey Greene-FL/NY (S&S)Blistered Fingers-ME (Sa)Southern Rail-MA (S&S)Dave Nichols & Spare Change- NY (F)Cabin Fever-NY (S&S)Atkinson Family-NY (F)Southern Rail-MA (S&S)CPS Express-ME (F)Wildwood-VT (F)Acoustic Blue MA (F&S)Tom Benson & Dyer Switch-NY (F&S)Cedar Ridge-NY  (F)Cannonball Express-FL (T) http://basinbluegrassfestival.com

July 14 and 15

>>>Green River Festival@ Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

Arlo Guthrie, Chris Smither, Casey Driessen, Peter Mulvey,Richard Thompson, Los Lobos and more. Greenriverfestival.com


Sunday, July 15

>>>The Makem & Spain Brothers at the Saltwater Celtic Music Festival ~ Brunswick, ME ~ 800-914-3610


Tuesday, July 17

>>>Dark Star Orchestra, Tupelo Hall, White River Junction, VT.


Wednesday, July 18

>>>Peter Yarrow, Prescott Park, Portsmouth

>>> Bradford Bog People performing at Strafford, VT Summer Concert Series,   7:30 PM,  Held in the UU Church of South Strafford, VT.


Thursday, July 19-Sunday July 22;

>>>Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival; Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill,NY 12460, just off Greene Co Rt 22. Oak Hill, NY is 20 miles W of Catskill, NY and 34 miles SW of Albany, NY.
Hot Rize, Del McCoury Band, David Grisman Quintet, Infamous Stringdusters, Punch Brothers, David Bromberg Band, Jesse McReynolds & Friends Tribute to Jerry Garcia, Mountain Heart, Noam Pikelny & Aoife O’Donovan, The Gibson Brothers, Chris Thile and Michael Daves, SteelDrivers, Blue Highway, Tony Trischka & Territory, Hillbenders, Dirty Kitchen, Monroeville, Bearfoot, Ann & Pete Sibley, Barley Jacks, Too Blue and many others. www.greyfoxbluegrass.com



Friday, July 20

>>>Chris Smither, Tupelo Hall, Londonderry, NH



July 20, 21, and 22

>>>Solarfest; Tinmouth, VT. http://solarfest.org

Adam Ezra, The Wood Brothers and more.


Saturday, July 21

>>>Chris Smither, Tupelo Hall, White River Junction, VT; 8 p.m.


Sunday, July 22

>>>Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys Ragged Mountain, Danbury, 7 p.m. 768-3600





July 26, 27, 28 and 29

>>>Ossipee Valley Music Festival; Cornish, Maine

Tommy Emmanuel, two-time Grammy nominated Blue Highway, Grammy nominated Claire Lynch Band, The Boxcars, Missy Raines and the New Hip, The Hot Club of Cowtown, The Parkington Sisters, Fred Eaglesmith and the Fabulous Ginn Sisters, Town Mountain, Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade, SHEL, The Defibulators, The Dirt Daubers, Cahalen Morrison and Eli West, Cribstone Bridge, Tricky Britches, Susie Burke and David Surette, Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb, The Bagboys, Three Tall Pines, Chasing Blue; http://www.ossipeevalley.com


July 27, 28 and 29

>>>Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Holly Near, Eddie From Ohio, Jubal’s Kin, Brother Sun, Eilen Jewel, Aztec Two Step,Rod MacDonald, Girlyman and more…falconridgefolk.com


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.





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 www.monadnockfolk.org  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, Greenmtnclogger@aol.com


Every Wednesday

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

>>>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, www.Neskaya.com

>>>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 ljstravel@attibi.com

>>>Scottish Dance /w Bill Tobin leading at The Town Hall ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7:30 PM ~ 802-751-7671 or 1btobin@together.net


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: jdmacnab@yahoo.com  603-524-7890 (Info from The Dance Gypsy)








Thursday, June 14

>>>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 maryfloyd@mfire.com


Friday, June 15

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

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


Saturday, June 16

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

>>>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 , emaildwh@nhvt.net , website: http://homepage.nhvt.net/dwh/contra.htm


Friday, June 22

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

>>>Sacred Circle Dance at the Portsmouth Center for Yoga & the Arts, Portsmouth, NH, 7 PM, amyla44@juno.com  603-664-2796

>>>Mad Robin Contradance w/ Pete Sutherlund & The Irregulars at the First Congregational Church ~ Burlington, VT ~ 7:45pm ~ www.adrobincallers.blogspot.com www.thedancegypsy.com

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



Saturday, June 23

>>>Contradance w/Linda Leslie & Arigana Highway at the Guiding Star Grange, Greenfield, MA, 8pm, 413-773-1671, www.guidingstargrange.org ,Email: tophillmusic@aol.com

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


Thursday, June 28

>>>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 maryfloyd@mfire.com


Friday, June 29

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


Saturday, June 30

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

>>>Kitchen Junket Barn Dance w/ Two Fiddles at the Wind in the Timothy, Canterbury, NH, 8PM, 603-783-4719 or www.laufman.org

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

>>>                                                     Saturday, July 7


>>>Contra Dance

The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance on July 7th, featuring Tod Whittemore with Celticladda. The dance takes place in the historic Town House in Peterborough, NH at 1 Grove Street. For more information call 603.762.0235 or visit www.monadnockfolk.org. The Monadnock Folklore Society has presented contra dances and concerts of traditional music since 1982. 


Kate has been hosting The Folk Show since 1995. In addition to her studio work, Kate emcees festivals and concerts throughout the Northeast.
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