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NHPR Folk Calendar 11/1/20

Thursday, November 5, 2020

Molly Pinto Madigan “at” Passim ~ 8pm EDT ~

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Maine Songwriter Association 10th Annual Songwriting Finals;

Graham Weber “at” New England College ~ 7:30pm EDT ~ visit  near concert date for livestream link ~ This critically acclaimed veteran Austin, TX singer-songwriter splits his time performing acoustic solo shows around the globe with taking the stage as part of his popular rock band Western Youth.  “Weber folds sadness, longing and regret into beauty like poetic origami” – Texas Music Magazine.

Sunday, November 8, 2020

Chris & Meredith Thompson with Duquette & Dancer “at” Passim ~ 7pm EDT ~

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Nic Gareiss “at” Passim ~ 7pm EDT ~

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Le Vent du Nord “at” Peterborough Folk Music Society ~ 8pm ~ tickets:

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Joe Crookston Livestream ~ 7:30pm EDT ~  streaming at

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Stash Wyslouch “at” Passim ~ 7pm EDT ~

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Lara Herscovitch “at” New England College ~ 7:30pm EDT ~ visit  near concert date for livestream link ~ She has served as Connecticut State Troubadour.  Acoustic Live! In NYC says “She possesses not only a huge reservoir of musical talent and a voice with a bell-like clarity, but a keen sense of global social concern and a fierce intellect… it might seem too good to be true, but true it is.”

Alastair Moock’s Pastures of Plenty “at” Passim ~ 7pm EDT ~

Monday, November 23, 2020

Veronica Robles “at” Passim ~ 7:30pm EDT ~

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Sawaari “at” Passim ~ 7pm EDT ~

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Greg Klyma “at” New England College ~ 7:30pm EDT ~ visit  near concert date for livestream link ~ Boston-based old school troubadour whose songwriting, articulate and amusing stories and populist ideals make him one of those rare young artists keeping alive the American folk tradition.

Joe Jencks Livestream ~ 7:30pm EDT ~  streaming at

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Green Heron “at” New England College ~ 7:30pm EDT ~ visit  near concert date for livestream link ~ Featured in the 2020 Best of NH Edition of New Hampshire Magazine and on WMUR’s Chronicle, this husband and wife duo is fast becoming a New England treasure.  Their shows feature beautiful vocal harmonies and masterful performances on multiple string instruments.

Saturday, January 9,  2021

Eki Shola “at” New England College ~ 7:30pm EDT ~ visit  near concert date for livestream link ~ Born in London and given a Nigerian name by Jamaican parents, Eki immigrated to New York City and now calls Northern California home.  A keyboardist, composer and singer, she left behind a career in medicine to focus on the healing power of music.  She says the sensation of being emotionally and physically moved by a certain groove can be comforting, though-provoking, and enlightening.

Repeating Events (other than weekly):

First Friday of Every Month and every Friday in August (live and socially distanced, until December 4)

3S Artspace, (live and socially distanced, until December 4) ~ 5-8pm ~  Reserved tables for 4 people or less ~ see for information on acts and reservations ~ Multiple genres (folk fans may be interested in River Sister, Fri Aug 21, two seatings

Global Music Match (virtual music presentations from three continents, much of  it “folk” or “folk-like”) ~ ~ August 31-October 11, 2020 with hundreds of performances. Over the next few weeks we will be introducing different acts from around the world - so that you can enjoy their music too.

Partially Re-opened COVID-aware Live Music Venues:

Molly’s Tavern, New Boston NH ~ Fri, Sat, Sun afternoons. Visit for listings

Birchwood Inn, Temple NH ~ irregular live performances on the porch. Visit for listings. May be streamed live. (example: Rich Laurencelle )

Cheshire County Fairgrounds, Swanzey NH ~ 8pm ~  ~ These concerts in a car-based drive-in format are mostly Rock, but some are folk or folk-like: check the schedule for bands and performers you may like.

Zingers in Milford NH ~

Archived and irregular events:

Claudia Schmidt's weekly half-hour show, currently archived and on hiatus  ~ archived at and livestreamed (pre-recorded) at and

Connecticut Live Home Music Arts Series ~

Folk Alley Live Concerts  Archive of live performances by folk artists, the most recent being Sarah Siskind. Includes all the performances from Passim’s 2020 Campfire Festival.

Joyce Andersen and Harvey Reid ~ York, Maine ~ http://www/ or or ~ their weekly Friday night livestreams have ended as of July 31, but their impressive list of performances are still on line and accessible via:



Breaking News: they’re back every Friday for the foreseeable future at 8pm Friday nights, as of October 23!

Kate Wolf Virtual Music Festival, June 25-28  ~

Music from Scotland ~

Passim past and future online concert listing can be found at:

Patricia Hammond and Matt Redman ~ Parlor concerts filmed during pandemic quarantine featuring songs from all eras, many of which are considered folk music, but others of which might be show tunes, jazz, blues, gospel or classical ~ Extensive list of songs performed in recent weeks: individual songs:  performances:

People’s Music Network (singarounds, etc.) ~

Portsmouth Maritime Festival Virtual Community Sing ~","_id":"0000017a-15f5-d736-a57f-17ffc2c80000","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}">">","_id":"0000017a-15f5-d736-a57f-17ffc2c80000","_type":"035d81d3-5be2-3ed2-bc8a-6da208e0d9e2"}"> (3 hours)

Sally Rogers' "A Song A Day Keeps the Virus Away" (40 songs) can be heard at:

Scott Slay’s Zoom Tune Covers Series (multiple artists collaborating over Zoom performing folk/acoustic/roots)

Skinner & T'witch's Pick n' Mix Social Club ~ A facebook group where musicians have been posing their work for weeks, hosted by British folk duo Skinner & T'witch ~ join the Facebook group for access to archives and new performances at:

Social Distancing Streaming Concerts ~ A large compendium of musical events online, including series and individual concerts. Not all are in or near the folk/acoustic genres, but this is an authoritative list that you might want to consult if you don’t find what interests you here. There is something going on every day of the week. ~

The State Theatre, Portland Maine has scheduled a series of live events played on stage to a livestreaming audience ~ many of these fall under the broad rubric of folk and acoustic. See calendar for details:

Tupelo Music Hall's "Drive-In Series" allows you to attend concerts and performances outdoors, sitting in your car. ~ 12, 3, and 6pm ~ Only a few of these are folk or folk-like, and reservations are required, so check out the schedule at 10 A street, Derry NH.  ~ 603-437-5100

Woodsongs (Weekly series of hour-long radio-show video concerts from American Roots Music) ~  

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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