FOLK MUSIC IN THE AREA

SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
Most concerts are at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 7:30 p.m.
The Sounding Board will be resuming live concerts on a limited basis. See their website for more information. https://www.thesoundingboard.org/

MEETING HOUSE PRESENTS CONCERT SERIES
All concerts held at The Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Avenue, Hartford, CT, in cooperation with the Sounding Board Coffeehouse. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
Masks and proof of vaccination are required for all those in attendance.
Dec. 17 - Reggie Harris and Pat Wictor
Apr. 22 - Mad Agnes

BRANFORD FOLK COFFEEHOUSE
Branford Folk Music Society, First Congregational Church, 1009 Main Street, Branford, CT. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 203-488-7715. Email: branfordfolk@gmail.com Web: http://branfordfolk.org/

VOICES CAFE
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205 x14. Web: https://voicescafe.org/

SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-257-8737 or email: tmquinn@optonline.net Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/

FOLK FRIDAYS SERIES
Presented by CT Folk at First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Avenue (corner of Whitney & Huntington), New Haven, CT. 7:30 p.m.
http://www.ctfolk.com/

EAST ROCK CONCERT SERIES
All shows are at 7:00 (doors at 6:30) on either Saturday or Sunday, at 285 Nicoll Street, New Haven, CT. Web: https://www.mactivity.com/events-calendar also https://www.fernandopintopresents.com/

GUITARTOWNCT PRODUCTIONS http://www.guitartownct.com/
Jan. 21 - Kings of Ghost Town, 6:30 p.m. at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. Tickets: https://guitartownct.ticketleap.com/kings-of-ghost-town/

CT OLD TIMEY ACOUSTIC JAM
Old-timey music jam at The Pine Loft Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. For more information: http://oldtimeyjam.blogspot.com/

FRIDAY NIGHT FOLK AT ALL SOULS
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 19 Jay Street, New London, CT. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Dec. 10 - Ben and Nancy Parent
Jan. 14 - Geoff Kaufman
Feb. 11 - John Denver tribute: a benefit concert

ROBBIE COLLOMORE CONCERT SERIES
Chester Meeting House, intersection of Goose Hill Rd. and Liberty St., Chester, CT. 5:00 p.m. For more information call 203-488-8403. Web: http://collomoreconcerts.org/
Dec. 5 - Sam Reider & The Human Hands (bluegrass fusion)

THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up

THE PACKING HOUSE
156 River Road (Route 32), Willington, CT. The Packing House is the performance venue of the Eastern Connecticut Center for History, Art, and Performance, Inc. 7:30 p.m. 518-791-9474. Web: http://thepackinghouse.us/
Dates for 2021.
Dec. 4 - Tracy Walton - acoustic folk, original
Dec. 18 - Nicole Zuraitis - special seasonal performance, jazz

THE VANILLA BEAN CAFE
On the corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97, Pomfret, CT. Show times are 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted. 860-928-1562. Web: http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/

NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-285-1886. Web: http://www.northwestpark.org/
Dec. 4 - Cancelled (was Lucy Kaplansky)
Jan. 8 - The Jolly Beggars
Jan. 22 - Seat Of Our Pants
Feb. 5 - Vance Gilbert
Feb. 19 - Mad Agnes
Mar. 5 - Grass Routes

ROARING BROOK CONCERTS
Roaring Brook Nature Center, 70 Gracey Road, Canton, CT. 7:30 p.m. For reservations and information call 860-693-0263. Web: http://www.roaringbrook.org/concerts/concerts.html

BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Masks required.
Dec. 4 - Holiday Craft Fair & Festival, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. FREE.
Dec. 5 - Lunasa with Dave Curley, two shows: 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 15 - Fellswater, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 5 - Mike Block Trio, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 19 - Windborne, 8:00 p.m.,
Mar. 6 - TALISK, 7:00 p.m.,
Mar. 18 - Teada, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 26 - Mile Twelve, 8:00 p.m.

STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI. 7:00 p.m. 401-529-5622. http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.org/

PVFS SONG AND STORY SWAP
The Pioneer Valley Folklore Society and the Nacul Center jointly sponsor a Song and Story Swap on the first Saturday of each month (except July and August), 7:00 p.m. at The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA. Open to the public, free of charge with donations accepted. People of all ages gather to share stories and songs that are traditional, newly written, or of personal experiences. You can tell, sing, or lead everyone in singing, or request a song or story. Listeners are welcome. For more information contact Paul Kaplan, 413-687-5002.
http://www.filbert.com/pvfs/

NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: nypinewood@aol.com Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/

PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE
At Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall, 239 Thompson St. (lower level), NY, NY 10012 (between West 3rd & West 4th Streets). 8:00 p.m. For more information call 212-787-3903. Web: http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org/ Covid policy: Proof of at least one dose of Covid-19 vaccine, to enter. Mask required. Children under 12 discouraged until eligible for vaccine. Check website for updates.
Dec. 4 - Charlie King; Rick Burkhardt.
Dec. 11 - Cleo Carol Knopf, Alice Farrell-Pearlman & Jay Pearlman.
Dec. 18 - Kwanzaa Celebration with Thelma Ruffin Thomas & others.
Dec. 25 - Closed for holidays.
Jan. 1 - Closed for holidays.
Jan. 8 - Mike Lee; Vincent Cross.
Jan. 15 - Judy Gorman; Mario Cancel-Bigay.
Jan. 22 - Katie Naplatarski with Donie Carroll; Dan & Bonnie Milner.
Jan. 29 - Closed for People'S Music Network Weekend.

COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. 7:30 p.m.
http://commongroundfusw.com/

RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/

FOLK PHONE
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913


FOLK ARTISTS

THE HOT FLASHES (Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, Gail Wade)
Dec. 12 - A Hot Flash Christmas at The Blues Cafe, 1:00 p.m. Bring your own potluck followed by show at 3:00. George Newton VFW Hall, 150 Lee Farm Dr., Southbury, CT. Reservations recommended at 203 313-6366 or Bluescafebm@gmail.com
Dec. 19 - A Hot Flash Christmas at Bread Box Folk Theater. Benefit for Covenant Soup Kitchen. St. Paul's Church, 220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT. 4:00 p.m. Tickets at EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bread-box-theater-fall-2021-music-series-tickets-181877489467
http://www.thehotflashesmusic.com/

SALLY ROGERS
https://sallyrogers.com/

PHIL ROSENTHAL
Dec. 5 - The Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford, CT. 2:00 p.m. "I'll have old and new songs to play, and a special guest, my niece Margot Ebling. Margot and I have been working on a June Carter program, and will have comedy and songs from that to share." The Library requires that you register if you plan to attend. Here is the place to do it, and more about the concert: https://www.guilfordfreelibrary.org/sunday-afternoon-concert-with-phil-rosenthal/43912/
http://www.americanmelody.com/phil.htm


BLUEGRASS EVENTS

BOSTON BLUEGRASS UNION
The Boston Bluegrass Union is an all-volunteer New England-based bluegrass music association promoting and supporting bluegrass festivals, concerts, jams and bluegrass music education throughout the Northeast. Web: http://www.bbu.org/

CONNECTICUT BLUEGRASS ASSOCIATION
Web: https://ctbluegrass.com/

SHOREGRASS
https://shoregrass.com/


FOLK DANCING

There are many more dance listings than are included here.
Also look at http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule.html

ALWAYS ON SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
They are doing some online dances via Zoom, and some live dances. For more informatin: Email: alwaysonsunday@gmail.com or call 860-521-6440 or 860-254-5681.


FOLK MUSIC ON THE RADIO

Internet radio: http://www.folkalley.com/ streaming folk music hosted by WKSU-FM at Kent State University in Ohio.

WAMC (90.3 FM, Albany, NY)
"Mountain Stage", Monday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
"Hudson River Sampler", Wanda Fischer, Saturday 8:00-10:30 p.m.
"Thistle & Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Sunday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
http://wamc.org/

WCNI (90.9 FM, New London, CT)
Alternating Fridays: "River Road" (a mix of folk and Americana) with Helen Jankoski, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Alternating Sundays: "Traditions" with Art Dean, and "Home on the Eclectic Range" with Bridgett Ellis, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
http://wcniradio.org/

WCUW (91.3 FM, Worcester, MA)
"In the Tradition", Monday-Thursday 7:00-9:00 p.m.
"The Four Green Fields" (Irish), Saturday 10:00 a.m.-noon.
"Music of Scotia" (Scotland), Saturday 12:00 noon-2:00 p.m.
http://www.wcuw.org/

WESU (88.1 FM, Middletown, CT)
"75% Folk" with Michael Benson, Monday 6:30-8:00 p.m.
"Unfocused Folk" with Chip Austin, 2nd & 4th Monday of the month, 8:00-9:30 p.m.
"Acoustic Blender" with Bill Revill, Tuesday 5:05-8:00 p.m.
"The Celtic Cafe" with Pat Laffan and Mark Gallagher, Saturday 6:00-7:00 a.m.
http://wesufm.org/

WHUS (91.7 FM, Storrs, CT)
"Bluegrass Cafe," Amy Orlomoski and Jim Beaver (alternating weeks), Sunday 4:00-7:00 p.m. Email: whusbluegrasscafe@gmail.com
"Sunday Night Folk Festival", Susan Forbes Hansen, Sunday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.whus.org/

WICN (90.5 FM, Worcester, MA)
"Folk Revival" with Nick Noble, Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.wicn.org/

WKNH (91.3 FM, Keene, NH)
"Mostly Bluegrass", Rob Mayo, Thursday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
http://www.wknh.org/

WKZE (98.1 FM, Salisbury, CT and Red Hook, NY)
"New Harmony", Dick Hermans, Saturday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
http://www.wkze.com/

WMNR (88.1 FM, Monroe, and 91.5 Guilford, CT)
"Good Folk", Richard Hageman, Thursday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
http://wmnr.org/

WNHU (88.7 FM, West Haven, CT)
"The Folk Show", Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with John Mazza. wnhufolk@yahoo.com
"Echoes of Erin", Sunday Noon to 2:00 p.m. with Pat Kennedy.
http://www.wnhu.net/

WSHU (91.1 FM, Fairfield, CT) and WSUF (89.9 FM, Noyack/Greenport, NY)
"Profiles in Folk", Steve Winters, Friday 10:00 p.m.-midnight.
"Thistle and Shamrock", Fiona Ritchie, Saturday 8:00-9:00 p.m.
"AcousticConnections", Walt Graham, Saturday 9:00-10:00 p.m.
http://www.wshu.org/

WTCC (90.7 FM, Springfield, MA)
"Country Corner", Dave Helman, Saturday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Vintage Country and Bluegrass. Email: davehelman@comcast.net.
http://www.wtccfm.org/

WWUH (91.3 FM, West Hartford, CT)
(Also carried by WAPJ in Torrington 89.9 and 105.1, WDJW in Somers 89.7, and WWEB Wallingford 89.9)
"FM On Toast", Sunday-Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
"Watch This Space", Susan Forbes Hansen, Friday 6:00-9:00 a.m.
http://www.wwuh.org/program/music/folk/folk.htm
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
http://wwuh.org/