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The Folk Show

Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join us for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.

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Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Fair Maid on the Shore / Martin Carthy, Dave Swarbrick/ Both Ears and the Tail/ Gadfly Records

Look At Miss Ohio/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Wisconsin Country/ Claudia Schmidt/ Promising Sky/ Claudia Schmidt

East of Eden/ Tom Rush/ What I Know/ Appleseed Records

Little Maggie/ Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated (Old-time Music)/ Bradford Bog People

Jailbirds In The Bighouse/ John Gorka/ Land Of The Bottom Line/ RCA Victor

Missing You/ Cliff Eberhardt/ The High Above And The Down Below/ Red House

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

This Old House/ Lizzy Mandell/ Made For Flying/ Lizzy Mandell

I Told Him That My Dog Wouldn't Run/ Patty Larkin/ À Gogo/ Vanguard Records

Work Life Out to Keep Life In/ Martin Carthy Hard Cash Green Linnet

Folk Is The New Black/ Janis Ian/ Folk Is The New Black/ Rude Girl Records

Sailor's Rest/ Stan Rogers/ Home In Halifax/ Fogarty's Cove

Sailor's Prayer/ Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett/ All Shall Be Well Again Folk Legacy

Chilly Winds Windbourne Live at the Town Hall Nelson Live

Friday, January 11

>>>Peter Mayer at the Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-437-5100,

>>>The Grand Slambovians & Jug-Tonk Stompers at Next Stage ~ Putney, VT ~ 7:30pm ~ 802-254-9276

Saturday, January 12

Monday, December 31

>>>David Mallett at the Lodge at Moosehead Lake ~ Greenville, ME ~ 7pm ~


Friday, January 4

>>>Trip to Nelson CD release concert at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 8pm ~

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Streets Of London/ Fred Holstein/ Fred Holstein: A Collection/ Fred Holstein

Grandmother Song/ Vienna Teng/ Inland Territory/ Zoe Records

I'll See You Again/ Lucy Kaplansky/ Reunion/ Red House Records

Rain And Snow/ The Be Good Tanyas/ Blue Horse/ Nettwerk Records

The Snowstorm/ The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band/ A Fiddler's Holiday With The Jay Ungar & Molly Mason Family Band/

Not That Kind of Music/ Noel Paul Stookey/ One & Many/ Neworld

American Noel/ Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer/ Wonderland/ Signature Sounds

Andy's Winter Tune/ Close Enough/ Toward Winter/ Close Enough Music

O Christmas Tree/ Martin Sexton/ Camp Holiday/ Kitchen Table

The Holidays Are Here and We're Still At War/ Brett Dennen/ Brett Dennen/ CD Baby

Greensleeves (What Child Is This)/ The Night Heron Consort/ A Celtic Celebration/ North Star

The Twelve Days Of Christmas/ Judy Collins/ Christmas At The Biltmore Estate/ Elektra

The Mummers' Dance/ Loreena McKennitt/ A Christmas Radio Sampler 1999/ Warner Bros.

Friday, December 21

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the First Parish Church ~ Dover, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-363-1886

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

What's Going On, Foolish Notion/ Arlo Guthrie, Holly Near, Pete Seeger, Ronnie Gilbert/ Harp - A Time To Sing!/ Appleseed Records

Where Have All The Flowers Gone/ Pete Seeger/ Live In '65/ Appleseed Records

Turn In Your Guns/ Kim Wallach/ Where Does Love Come From?/ Kim Wallach

If It Were Up To Me/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Sylvia Hotel/ Philo

I Hope for You/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

The Revels In Studio

Dec 12, 2012

Kate sat down with traditional Irish folk music and dance group The Revels in studio on Sunday to discuss and perform. The Revels are currently performing their annual holiday show, The Christmas Revels, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, in Hanover, NH. For more information and tickets, visit the Hopkins Center.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

How Can I Keep From Singing/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ Christmas Morning/ Woodpecker

New Boots/ Mark Henley/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

Barbara Allen/ Long Time Courting/ LTC Sampler/ Long Time Courting

You Don't Have To Move That Mountain/ Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott/ We're Usually A Lot Better Than This/ Full Lights

The Rearview Mirror/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why

Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes/ Kristin Andreassen/ Kiss Me Hello/ Kristin Andreassen

Folk Calendar 12.9.12

Dec 9, 2012

Wednesday, December 12

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Drylongso Coffeehouse ~ North Conway, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-662-7591

Thursday, December 13

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Four Corners Grill ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899

Friday, December 14

Kathy Lowe

Dec 3, 2012

Kate sat down in studio with singer/songwriter and artist, Kathy Lowe. For more information on Kathy and a list of her upcoming performances, visit her website.

Folk Calendar 12.2.12

Dec 2, 2012

Wednesday, December 5

>>>Judy Collins at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Mary McCaslin & Rick Shea at Popolo ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-463-9595

Friday, December 7

Folk Calendar 12.2.12

Dec 2, 2012

Wednesday, December 5

>>>Judy Collins at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Mary McCaslin & Rick Shea at Popolo ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-463-9595

Friday, December 7

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Bread And Roses/ George Mann/ Patience In These Times/ Running Scared Productions/

Wild Mountain Thyme/ Judy Collins/ Maids & Golden Apples/ Wildflower/

Canaan's Land/ Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer/ The Bramble & the Rose/ Philo/

The Bramble And The Rose/ Mary McCaslin  Things We Said Today/ Philo/

Temporary Road/ John Gorka/ Temporary Road/ Highstreet/

Dreams Of Life/ Darryl Purpose/ Next Time Around/ Blue Rock Artists/

Anti Blues Matters/ Doc Rogers/ Aint Dead Yet/ Doc Rogers/

Kate was in studio with conductor Michael Vose and the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire, a group seeking to preserve and promote Scottish culture through the playing of traditional Scottish music.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Down The Old Plank Road/ The Holy Modal Rounders/ 1 & 2/ Fantasy

Shady Grove/ Zoe Speaks/ Birds Fly South/ Redbird Records

Uncle Dave's Grace/ Herdman Hills And Mangsen/ At the Turning of the Year/ Hand and Hand

Don't Get Weary/ Adrienne Young/Little Sadie/ The Art of Virtue/ Addie Belle

Thanksgiving/ Loudon Wainwright III/ Therapy/ Jive

Come ye Thankful People/Harvest Home/ Julia Lane, Fred Gosbee and Barbara Burt Going Home: Thanksgiving Music for Celtic Harp/ Castlebay

Folk Calendar 11.18.12

Nov 18, 2012

Saturday, November 24

>>>The Makem & Spain Brothers at the Rochester Opera House ~ Rochester, NH ~ (603)335-1992

Sunday, November 25

>>>Strathspey and Reel Society of NH Annual Gala Scottish Concert featuring Highland Soles with Ed Pearlman, Neil Pearlman, Laura Scott and the Strathspey and Reel Society of NH orchestra; 2:30, Concord City Auditorium, Concord, NH

Folk Playlist 11.11.12

Nov 11, 2012

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Woody's Ghost - Part 1/ David Bernz/ Pete Remembers Woody/  Appleseed Recordings

Patriots' Dream/ Arlo Guthrie With The University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra/ In Times Like These Rising Son Records

Sleep With One Eye Open/ Chris Thile & Michael Daves/ Sleep With One Eye Open/ Nonesuch

House Full of Empty Rooms/ Kathleen Edwards/ Voyageur/ Zoe Records

Rabbit In The Moon/  Aztec Two-Step/ Cause & Effect / Red Engine Records

There It Goes/ Ed Gerhard/ There And Gone/ Virtue Records

Folk Calendar 11.11.12

Nov 11, 2012


Thursday, November 15

>>>Arlo Guthrie at the Palace Theater ~ Manchester, NH ~ 7pm ~  (603)668-5588

>>>Steel Wheels at the Opera House ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 7:30pm ~ 802-463-9595

Friday, November 16

Folk Calendar 10.21.12

Oct 21, 2012

Tuesday, October 23

>>>Keb’Mo’ at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292

Friday, October 26

>>>Dar Williams at the Peterborough Players Theater ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Wild Horse/ Red Horse/ Red Horse/ Red House

Crossing the Bar/ Robin and Linda Williams/ These Old Dark Hills/ Red House

Leaves That Are Green/ Mara Levine with Gathering Time/ Mara Levine/ Mara Levine

Gone Gonna Rise Again/ Kathy Mattea/ Calling Me Home/ Sugar Hill

Trampled Rose/ Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Genuine Negro Jig/ Nonesuch

John Lee Hooker For President/ Ry Cooder/ Pull Up Some Dust and Sit/ Nonesuch

Higher Financial Reform/ Cosy Sheridan/ The Horse King/ Waterbug

Wednesday, October 17

>>>Chris Kirby, Kim Wempe & Keith Mullens at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ (207)562-4445,

Friday, October 19

>>>Gordon Bok at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 8pm ~

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Vermont Is Afire in the Autumn/ Lui Collins/ Made in New England/ Green Linnet

Our Lady of the Tall Trees/ Cahalen Morrison & Eli West/ Our Lady of the Tall Trees/ Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

Come from the Heart/ Guy Clark/ Old Friends/ Sugar Hill

Shady Grove/ Bill Staines/ Beneath Some Lucky Star/ Red House Records

Mussels in the Corner/ Gordon Bok/ Sing Out - V49#3/

Harold Is A Lobsterman/ The Shaw Brothers/ A Profile Of New Hampshire/ The Shaw Brothers

Courtesy of the <a href="">Cosy Sheridan </a>

Cosy Sheridan joins Kate McNally live in the NHPR studio.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Geronimo's Cadillac/ Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer/ The Bramble & the Rose/ Philo Records

My World Is Empty Without You/  Mary McCaslin/ Things We Said Today/ Philo Records

The Lily & The Rose/ Battlefield Band/ Line Up/ Temple Records

Harvest Home - Gordon's Fancy/ Gordon Bok/ Jeremy Brown And Jeannie Teal/ Folk Legacy

My Images Come/ Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett/ All Shall Be Well Again/ Folk Legacy

Adelaide/ The Greencards/ The Brick Album/ Darling Street Records

Thursday, October 11

>>>Suzanne Vega at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292

Friday, October 12

>>>Buskin & Bateau, Beggar’s Ride opens at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ 781-631-8987

Asia Kepka

I don’t know what came over me as I sat across from novelist Scott Alarik while he read from his new book, Revival, a Folk Music Novel in the studio at NHPR.  My throat closed up as my eyes started to well while he spoke from the heart of his character, Nathan Warren, a singer/songwriter, now open mic host who never quite got his shot at the big time.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Big Rock Candy Mountain/ John Hartford/  Down From the Mountain/ Lost Highway

Romance In Durango/ Beppe Gambetta/ Live at Teatro della Corte, The First 10 Years/ Gadfly Records

Jokerman/ Eliza Gilkyson/ Nod to Bob 2/ Red House Records

I've Got that Old Feeling/ Alison Krauss/ I've Got That Old Feeling/ Rounder

Prodigal Daughter/ Michelle Shocked/ Arkansas Traveler/ Mercury

Help My Brother/ Gibson Brothers/ Help My Brother/ Compass

Gasology/ Tony Rice/ Acoustics/ Rounder

Monday, October 1

>>>John Hiatt & The Combo at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292

Tuesday, October 2

>>>Arlo Guthrie at Fuller Hall ~ St. Johnsbury, VT ~ 7pm ~,