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NHPR Folk Show Music and Dance Calendar 8.14.16

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~        

>>>Celtic Music Jam at Harlow’s Pub ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-924-6365,

Every Wednesday

>>>Celtic & Old Timey Music Jam at DelRossi’s ~ Dublin, NH ~ 6pm ~  603-563-7195

Every Thursday

>>>Live Irish Music(Family Friendly) w/Various Musicians including Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki and Jim Prendergast  at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 6pm ~

>>>Bluegrass Jam at Harlow’s Pub ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-924-6365,

Every Saturday & Sunday

>>>Open Irish Session at Beara Irish Brewing Company  ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 2-7pm ~ 857-342-8272,

Wednesday, August 17

>>>The Hardtacks, Historical Society of Cheshire County

Civil War Encampment;

Thursday, August 18

>>>Bennett and Perkins with Taylor Whiteside, Little White Church in Eaton, NH;

Friday, August 19th

>>>THE CROFTER and THE COWBOY  (Margaret Bennett and Skip THE CROFTER and THE COWBOY  (Margaret Bennett and Skip Gorman); 8 p.m.; Cambridge, MA: House concert with Folk Song Society of Greater Boston; Reservations & directions email 8 p.m.

Saturday, August 20

>>>Four Shillings Short, Back Room at the Mill, 7:30, Bristol, NH;

>>>David Surette and Suzie Burke, Portsmouth Book and Bar; 8 p.m.  40 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth

>>>Skip Gorman, McClary Hill Farm, 3 Griffin Rd Epsom, NH  7:30 pm.  (603)738-4717 reservations

Sunday, Augus t 21

>>> Cowboys and Crofters-Skip Gorman and Margaret Bennett; Bethlehem House Concoert 5:50 p.m.; email Casey MacMillan <; Address is 10 Arlington st, Bethlehem, NH 03574

>>>Day Road,  regional performers Hallie 

Day and Kyle Halley, NEW GNWCA COLEBROOK CONCERT SERIESl 7 p.m., Colebrook Country Club; visit or  call 237-9302 or 246-8998.

>>>7th Annual Folksoul Music Festival.

Featured this year are seven acoustic bands, each bringing unique versions of  rich American roots musical heritage; including two Vermont based groups: Low Lily with Liz Simmons, Flynn Cohen, Lissa Scheckenberger and Corey DiMario-- with renditions of original and traditional songs and tunes; and Bayou X --with music from the Cajun and Creole cultures of Louisiana.
Also returning are several Monadnock area bands: the Tara Greenblatt Band, the Acoustic Bahgoostyx, the Folksoul Ensemble, and the Ensemble for a New Planet. Closing the festival will be the American roots dance band Tattoo. 10:30am until 6:30pm (or dusk)
@ Corner of Mountain and Driscoll Rds in Greenfield NH; For more information please call 603-547-3730, or email


Wednesday, August 24

>>>Judy Collins w/ Ari Heist at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~

Friday, August 26

>>>Celtic Thunder at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-225-1111

>>>David Mallett at the Outdoor Concert Series ~ Andover, ME 6pm ~

>>>Click Horning, Sunapee Coffeehouse,  7 p.m. 58 Main St., Sunapee Harbor, Sunapee, NH 03782l;

Saturday, August 27

>>>The Kingston Trio at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

>>>Loons 'n Tunes summer music festival at Camp Calumet on the shores of Ossipee Lake in Freedom, NH; 1 PM to 8 PM;  featuring Puckerbrush, Mango Groove, Taylor Whiteside, and Sounds Clever and the Valley Horns.  Simultaneously with all of this great music there will be pontoon boat rides on the lake, educational booths, a farmers market, a presentation about loons by the Loon Preservation Society, a catered full barbecue meal at 5:30, a sunset campfire on the beach along with ice cream and quiet piano music by Rebecca Moore.

Tickets must be purchased in advance by August 23. Presented by Green Mountain Conservation Group (GMCG) Go to for more details about the festival and tickets.  

Sunday, August 28

Skip Gorman solo "Music of the American West" in Francestown NH   at 5:00 PM. contact

October 6

>>>Makem & Spain, David Mallett, The Mallett Brothers, Schooner Fare & Tom Paxton at the Palace Theater ~ Manchester, NH


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

Every Monday

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

>>>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, 7 PM,  781-385-1480

>>>Line Dancing at the Gilford Public Library ~ Gilford, NH ~ 9am ~ 603-524-6042

Every Friday

>>>Scottish Country Dance at The Community Parish House ~ Greenland, NH ~ 8:00 PM ~ 603-773-9795 or

>>>Set Dancing Lessons & Practice Dance at the Durham Universalist Church ~ Durham, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-749-1038,  Thru Dec 4

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

>>>Line Dancing at the Starr King Unitarian Meeting House ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 4pm ~ 603-536-1179

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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