Kate McNally | New Hampshire Public Radio

Kate McNally

Host, The Folk Show

Kate’s public radio career started at Keene State College as a volunteer DJ with the University’s student run station, WKNH, where she hosted a Sunday afternoon folk music program, Fiddlesticks for six years. In 1986 after graduating, Kate was offered a position with WKNE in Keene where she worked her way to become production coordinator, copywriter, full-time program director and morning drive personality for AM 1290. When WKNE-AM became an automated station, Kate moved on to work for WKXE and WRSI as well as nonprofit work. In 1995, Kate was asked to host The Folk Show on New Hampshire Public Radio. In addition to her studio work, Kate emcees festivals and concerts throughout the Northeast. Kate works full-time at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene as Program Manager for the Center for Population Health Strategy and Practice.  

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NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

September 14, 2020 edition

Many virtual event announcements have short lead-times. This listing may be missing important online concerts that are announced the same week they occur. Check the NHPR Folk Show Facebook page for timely announcements.

Daily (or every weekday)

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

New to our calendar: The Contoocook Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring live music by local talent in the center of Contoocook at the town bandstand/gazebo just at Fountain Square in the center of the village.  A variety of music:  folk, bluegrass, blues, country rock on Thursdays from 6 to 8

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September 7, 2020 edition

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

August 31, 2020 edition

Many virtual event announcements have short lead-times. This listing may be missing important online concerts that are announced the same week they occur. Check the NHPR Folk Show Facebook page for timely announcements.

Daily (or every weekday)

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

Many virtual event announcements have short lead-times. This listing may be missing important online concerts that are announced the same week they occur. Check the NHPR Folk Show Facebook page for timely announcements.

Daily (or every weekday)

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Michael Levine

Join NHPR this Friday, Aug. 14, at 9 p.m.  for a special rebroadcast of Kate McNally's conversation with Rosanne Cash ( a chat that orignally aired Aug. 9 on NHPR's The Folk Show). 

Can't wait? Listen in to the conversation right now by clicking the link below.

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

July 27, 2020 edition

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

July 13, 2020 edition

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Monday, June 29, 2020

Rose Cousins, Hanneke Cassel, Alisa Amador “at” Passim Persists Festival ~ 8pm ~ https://passim.org/persists ~ This virtual festival last from Wednesday, June 24 to Tuesday, June 30, with different artists each night. See website for schedule. Performances will be archived for later listening.

Monday, June 29, 2020 and every Monday

NHPR Calendar of Virtual and Pandemic-oriented concerts, open mics, etc

June 15 2020 edition

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Virtual Folk Offerings

May 31, 2020

Daily (or every weekday)

Jud Caswell’s Morning Cordial Series ~ https://www.youtube.com/judcaswell or https://www.facebook.com/judcaswellmusic/playlist/429147271282854/ (see also his irregular, hour-long “Evening Cordial” home concert series.

Monday, June 1 2020 and every Monday

Title/     Artist/    Album/  Label

Will the Circle Be Unbroken/  Nitty Gritty Dirt Band/ Will the Circle Be Unbroken/ Capitol Records 

The Circle Game/  Tom Rush/  The Circle Game / Elektra Entertaiment Group

In the Garden/   John Prine & Mac Wiseman/  Standard Songs for Average People/ Oh Boy Records

Branching Out/  John Gorka/  Before Beginning/  Red House Records

Swimming to the Other Side/  Emma's Revolution/  Roots, Rock & Revolution/ Moving Forward Music

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Jamestown Homeward Bound/ Atwater-Donnelly Trio/ The World Is Old Tonight/ Atwater-Donnelly

Rooster/ Claudia Schmidt/ Slow Steady Heart / Claudia Schmidt

Pete's Peaches/ Matt Watroba/ The Far Si: The Si Kahn Funny Song Sing-Along Songbook/ Matt Watroba

The Agreement/ Rose Cousins/ Bravado/ Outside Music

Pallet On the Floor/ Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Ronnie Gilbert & Pete Seeger/ A Time to Sing! / Holly Near

Hammer Song/ Barbara Dane/ Freedom is a Constant Struggle/ Smithsonian Folkways

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

Dance events listed in this calendar since May 2017 and going forward are listed on this Google Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/nhpr-dance-cal

If you find incorrect or outdated information, or if you have a new dance you want listed, please send email to folkcalendar@halfredhouse.biz Thank you!

 

NHPR Folk Music Calendar: 03.08.20

Every Sunday

  • Open Mic at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7pm ~
  • Open Mic hosted by Aaron Tornberg at The Hearing Room ~ 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell MA ~ 2pm ~ 

First Sunday of each month:

Every Sunday

  • Open Mic at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7pm ~
  • Open Mic hosted by Aaron Tornberg at The Hearing Room ~ 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell MA ~ 2pm ~ 

First Sunday of each month:

Kate McNally / The Folk Show

Wendy Keith and Her Alleged Band joined The Folk Show for an in-studio performance at NHPR. 

Wendy is a veteran singer-songwriter and recording artist and she and her Alleged Band have a new release.

NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar: 02.23.20

Every Sunday

  • Open Mic at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7pm ~
  • Open Mic hosted by Aaron Tornberg at The Hearing Room ~ 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell MA ~ 2pm ~ 

First Sunday of each month:

NHPR Dance Calendar: 02.23.20

Dances

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

Dance events listed in this calendar since May 2017 and going forward are listed on this Google Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/nhpr-dance-cal

If you find incorrect or outdated information, or if you have a new dance you want listed, please send email to folkcalendar@halfredhouse.biz Thank you!

Kate McNally / The Folk Show

Chuck Hall began writing and performing his own songs while living in a cabin on Temple Mountain in New Hampshire after studying classical guitar at Keene State College.

His songs have been recorded and performed by many artists, including Susie Burke, Dean Stevens, and the great Jack Hardy.

Every Sunday

  • Open Mic at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7pm ~
  • Open Mic hosted by Aaron Tornberg at The Hearing Room ~ 119 Chelmsford Street, Lowell MA ~ 2pm ~ 
  • Anglo-Celtic Traditional Session (participatory) at The Press Room ~ 77 Daniel St, Portsmouth NH ~ 2-5pm ~  tel:603.431.5186

First Sunday of each month:

Tom Pirozzoli / Pirozzoli.com

Tom Pirozzoli's new album is called Reckon by the Light.  He's got some shows coming up with Willy Porter to launch the CD's release. He stopped by The Folk Show with a preview.

Tom Pirozzoli is a painter as well as a singer-songwriter. He also created the art above for Reckon By The Light. 

2/9- Chuck Hall 

2/23-Wendy Keith and her Alleged Band

3/8- Guy Davis

NHPR Festival Calendar

February 14-16, 2020          

Joe Val Bluegrass Festival   Sheraton Framingham ~ Framingham MA    ~ http://www.bbu.org/events/joe-val-festival/   http://www.sheratonframingham.com/

Dances

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

Dance events listed in this calendar since May 2017 and going forward are listed on this Google Calendar: http://tinyurl.com/nhpr-dance-cal

If you find incorrect or outdated information, or if you have a new dance you want listed, please send email to folkcalendar@halfredhouse.biz Thank you!

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