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Folk Calendar 7.1.12

Tuesday, July 3

>>>Newfound Road (Bluegrass) at the Realto ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998,

Wednesday, July 4

>>>Jim Prendergast & Ellen Carlson at the Lamprey River Tavern ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 6pm

Thursday, July 5

>>>Eileen Ivers & Immigrant Soul at Stone Mountain  Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~  8pm ~ 207-935-7292

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

>>>HOT TUNA with Very Special Guests: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps ~ Westbrook, ME  ~ 7:30pm ~

>>>Newfound Road at UCCPA ~ Unity, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-948-7469

Friday, July 6

>>>Hot Tuna ~ Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth ~

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


Saturday, July 7

 >>>HOT TUNA with Very Special Guests: Darol Anger & Emy Phelps ~ Newburyport, MA ~ 8:00pm  ~

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

>>>Carol Noonan & The Stone Mountain Boys at Stone Mountain  Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~  8pm ~ 207-935-7292

Sunday, July 8

>>>High Rangeat the Town Hall ~ Ossipee, NH  ~ 6 p.m.

>>>The Shaw Brothers at Maudsley State Park ~ Newburyport, MA ~ 2pm ~ 978-499-0500

Tuesday, July 10

>>>Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys at the Meetinghouse Park ~ Hampstead, NH


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)


Thursday, July 12

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Library ~ Chicopee, MA ~ 6:30pm ~ 413-594-1800

>>>Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection at UCCPA ~ Unity, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-948-7469



Friday, July 13


>>>Sweetback Sisters  at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~


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.

>>>The Saltwater Celtic Festival at Thomas Point Beach ~ Brunswick, ME ~ Gates open at 1pm on Sat. and at 11am on Sunday 800-914-3610 ~ Performers include Enter the Haggis, Black 47, The Screaming Orphans, The Makem & Spain Brothers, Carbon Leaf, Searson, Sprag Session, Chrissy Crowly, The Press Gang, The Maine Celtic Scene, Aoife Clancy, Maeve Gilchrist, Kevin O’Hara, & Naia


Sunday, July 15

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

>>>Harvey Reid w/ a 6--piece Country  Band at Lobsters in the Rough ~ York, ME ~  5pm ~ 207-363-4721

Tuesday, July 17

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


Wednesday, July 18

>>>Peter Yarrow, Prescott Park, Portsmouth

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


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.


Friday, July 20

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


July 20, 21, and 22

>>>Solarfest; Tinmouth, VT.

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;


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…


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  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, July 5

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


Friday, July 6

>>>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, July 7


>>>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,

>>>Contra Dance The Monadnock Folklore Society presents the Peterborough First Saturday Contra Dance featuring Tod Whittemore with Celticladda. At theTown House ~ Peterborough, NH  ~ 603.762.0235


Sunday, July 8

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



Thursday, July 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, July 13

>>>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, July 14

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

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

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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