SOUNDING BOARD COFFEEHOUSE
Most concerts are at the Universalist Church of West Hartford, 433 Fern Street, West Hartford, CT. 7:30 p.m. Web: http://www.soundingboardcoffeehouse.org/
Apr. 27 - RPR
May 11 - Ernest Troost
May 18 - Portable Folk Festival
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. For more information and tickets: http://www.ushartford.com/nourishing-spirit/music/meetinghousepresents/
May 4 - Pete Seeger Birthday Party & Sing-Along Gathering with Annie Patterson & Peter Blood, Sally Rogers, and Charlie King, 7:00 p.m.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://branfordfolk.org/
May 11 - Too Blue
St. Stephen's North Hall, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. 4:00 p.m. Information and tickets: http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
Apr. 28 - Martyn Joseph
THE RIDGEFIELD PLAYHOUSE
The Ridgefield Playhouse, 80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT. (Partial listing.) For tickets or information call 203-438-5795. Web: http://www.ridgefieldplayhouse.org/
May 9 - Kip Moore: Room To Spare - Acoustic, 8:00 p.m.
June 12 - Terri Clark, 8:00 p.m.
Aug. 14 - Janis Ian & Livingston Taylor, 8:00 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205 x14. Web: https://voicescafe.org/
May 11 - Emma's Revolution
June 8 - Pat Wictor & Deborah Latz
GOOD FOLK COFFEEHOUSE
Rowayton Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 5 Pennoyer St., Rowayton, CT. Doors open at 3:30 p.m., music starts at 4:00 p.m. Web: http://www.goodfolkcoffeehouse.com/
Sep. 29 - Pete & Maura Kennedy
SHAMROCK TRADITIONAL IRISH MUSIC SOCIETY
For reservations, concert locations, or more information, call 203-257-8737 or email: email@example.com Web: http://www.shamrockirishmusic.org/
Apr. 26 - Maeve Gilchrist house concert, 8:00 p.m.
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.
May 3 - Reggie Harris and Greg Greenway
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/
Apr. 28 - The Everly Set: The Everly Brothers Music
May 5 - The Honey Dewdrops
May 12 - Jesse Terry / Lara Herscovitch / Lisa Bastoni
May 19 - Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer / Kerri Powers
June 2 - Sloan Wainwright / Randy Burns
June 9 - Bill Staines / Mara Levine & Terry Kitchen
June 23 - Phoebe Legere & Washboard Slim / Lys Guillorn
June 30 - Erin McKeown
Sep. 22 - Cheryl Wheeler
Sep. 29 - John Gorka
Oct. 6 - North Sea Gas
Oct. 13 - Peter Mulvey / Joe Jencks
Oct. 20 - Roy Book Binder
Oct. 27 - Lucy Kaplansky
SHAPE NOTE SINGING IN NEW HAVEN
We sing from the Sacred Harp every Tuesday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in Room 106, Stoeckel Hall on the campus of Yale University, 469 College Street, New Haven, CT. No singing in late December, when Yale is closed. All are welcome. For more information: http://www.yale.edu/ynhrs/
GuitartownCT at Best Video, 1842 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. For tickets, directions and information: http://www.guitartownct.com/
May 11 - Lula Wiles, 7:30 p.m.
WALLINGFORD HOUSE CONCERT
Apr. 28 - Hughie Jones in house concert. Former member of Liverpool Spinners singing sea shanties and folk songs. Doors open 3:00 p.m., music at 4:00. Refreshments beforehand and at interval. Pot luck welcome. $20 donation suggested. All proceeds to performer. Reservations required. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRENCH FOLK MUSIC JAM
Jam Francais at City Sports Grille, 177 Farmington Ave., Bristol, CT. Preserving French Canadian culture, music, songs, and more. All acoustic instruments and all skill levels welcome. Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday evening from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information contact email@example.com
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/
Apr. 22 - The Kennedys
May 10 - Nancy Parent
THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up
Apr. 26 - Don White, 8:00 p.m.
Apr. 27 - The Kennedys, 8:00 p.m.
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/
Apr. 27 - Andrew McKnight
May 3 - Open Mic - Shawn Taylor
May 4 - The Kennedys
May 10 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
May 11 - Sally Rogers
May 18 - Joel Cage
May 25 - Crowes Pasture
June 7 - Open Mic - River Run
June 14 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
OPEN MIC IN COVENTRY
Open Mike on the fourth Thursday of each month, at the Song-a-Day Music Center, 2809 Boston Tpk (Rt. 44), Coventry, CT. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Proceeds benefit Knights outreach programs. Refreshments available. All type of music, spoken word welcome. RJ (Ruth & Jim) are your hosts. Ruth O'Neil & Jim Hammitt, Song-a-Day Music Center, 860-742-6878, email@example.com
NORTHWEST PARK CONCERT SERIES
Northwest Park Nature Center, 145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT. 7:30 p.m. Visit http://www.northwestpark.org/ for links to our performing artists. Tickets are available online or by calling the nature center at 860-285-1886 or at the door the night of the performance.
Apr. 27 - Porch Party Mamas
May 4 - Gil Gutierrez Strings
MEETING HOUSE SING-ALONG
Meeting House Sing-Along, usually second Saturday of each month, 2:00-5:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Society of Hartford, 50 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT. For more information contact Ed Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 860-233-9897 (Meeting House office).
IRISH MUSIC SESSIONS
Traditional Irish Music Jam Session every Wednesday night, 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. at McKinnon's Irish Pub, 114 Asylum St., Hartford, CT. No charge. All Celtic players, singers and dancers invited. Weekly special guests. 860-524-8174
SALMON BROOK MUSIC SERIES
South Congregational Church Hall, 242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT. For reservations call 860-916-5066. Web: http://www.salmonbrookmusicseries.com/
Apr. 27 - Dave Gunning, 7:30 p.m.
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
Apr. 27 - Songwriter Reunion, featuring Bruce Pratt, Cormac McCarthy, Jim Mercik, and Stan Sullivan
May 4 - Garnet Rogers
DULCIMER FOLK ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT
An informal monthly gathering of local folk musicians, including but not limited to players of mountain dulcimer, autoharp, bamboo pipe, bowed psaltery, hammered dulcimer, recorder and others. Varying skill levels, all invited. Meets at 2:00-5:00 p.m. first Saturdays of the month at The Farmington Inn, Route 4, Farmington, CT (I-84 exit 39, Route 4 West). Info regarding local dulcimer teachers is available. Contact Don Moore 860-242-3003 or DonSawmill@aol.com for information. Web: http://www.dulcimerfolkct.org/
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE
549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI. For reservations call 401-725-9272. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/
Apr. 27 - Kevin Burke - solo, 8:00 p.m.
May 4 - Joyce Katzberg, 7:00 p.m. Celebrating the centennial anniversary of Pete Seeger's birth.
May 11 - Haley Richardson and Quinn Bachand, 8:00 p.m.
May 18 - Karan Casey, 8:00 p.m.
May 19 - Darlingside, 8:00 p.m.
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. Web:
MONTHLY FOLK JAM
The first Friday of each month at 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. at St. James Church, at the intersection of Rte. 116 and June Rd., North Salem, NY. All acoustic folk round robin jam. For more information call Marcia and Gary Jones at 203-438-5204.
NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
May 3 - Hubby Jenkins, at Pearl Studios, 500 Eighth Avenue, room 304, Manhatten (between 35th and 36th Sts). 7:30 p.m.
PEOPLES' VOICE CAFE
At The Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist, 40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York City, NY. 8:00 p.m. For more information call 212-787-3903. Web: http://www.peoplesvoicecafe.org/
Apr. 27 - David Amram (Benefit Concert for PVC)
May 4 - Pete Seeger Centennial Celebration, with Piedmont Bluz, Bev Grant, Hudson Valley Sally, Lindsey Wilson, Mike Glick, Vincent Cross and others
May 11 - The Peace Poets; Pam Parker
May 18 - Carolyn Hester
COMMON GROUND COMMUNITY CONCERTS
Common Ground Coffeehouse at the First Unitarian Society of Westchester, 25 Old Jackson Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.
Apr. 27 - Amber Rubarth, 7:30 p.m.
May 18 - Oliver Esposito, 7:30 p.m.
June 29 - Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters with guest Monica Rizzio, 7:30 p.m.
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913
May 17 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Friday Night Supper Program, First Unitarian Church of Providence, 1 Benevolent St., Providence, RI. Potluck supper starts 6:15 p.m. Concert 7:45-9:15. Open to the community. 401-421-7970. https://firstunitarianprov.org/
May 25 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch, Bay Spring Community Center, 179 Narragansett Ave., Barrington, RI. More details to follow. https://www.bsccri.org/
June 2 - 4th Annual Barrington Arts Fest, Town Hall, Barrington, RI. 401-247-1900 x9. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: http://www.barrington.ri.gov/departments/recreation.php
June 6 - East Providence Recreation Concerts in the Park, Rose Larisa Memorial Park, 701 Bullocks Point Ave., Riverside, RI. 6:00 p.m. Free to the public. 401-435-7511. Postponed if rain. http://www.eastprovidenceri.net/
June 13 - Concert: Funny Songs, Greene Public Library, Greene, RI. 6:00 p.m. Free to the public. 401-397-3873. Web: https://www.coventrylibrary.org/greene-library
June 15 - With Cathy Clasper-Torch and others, Blackstone River Theatre's Summer Solstice Festival, Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI. Festival runs 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., after festival music session 8:15 p.m. 401-725-9272. Rain date 6/16. Web: http://www.riverfolk.org/brtssf/index.html
May 4 - The Masons Kentucky Derby Dinner, Mason's Columbia Lodge #25, 895 Main Street, South Glastonbury, CT. 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. The telecast of the 145th Kentucky Derby will be provided, along with hors d'oeuvres and dinner. Grass Routes will be performing after dinner. If you wish to attend the concert only, the doors will be open at 7:00 p.m. For more information, email Erik1564@gmail.com or call 860-637-0489. Web:
Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
Apr. 28 - House concert in Wallingford. Former member of Liverpool Spinners singing sea shanties and folk songs. Doors open 3:00 p.m., music at 4:00. Refreshments beforehand and at interval. Pot luck welcome. $20 donation suggested. All proceeds to performer. Reservations required. Email email@example.com.
Apr. 28 - Dulci More Concert Series, Salem Historical Society Library, Salem, Ohio. 2:30-4:00 p.m. http://www.dulcimore.org/
May 18 - Concert, "Along the Way Coffeehouse," 12 Meeting House Green, Ipswich, MA. 7:00 p.m. 978-356-0564.
LAST FAIR DEAL
Apr. 26 - Pine Loft Pizzeria & Cafe, 1474 Berlin Turnpike, Berlin, CT. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
May 24 - Arts Center Of Tolland, 22 Tolland Green, Tolland, CT. 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
May 30 to June 2 - Strawberry Park Bluegrass Festival, 42 Pierce Road, Preston, CT. Last Fair Deal will be performing on May 30 and 31, 2019. Festival ticket required. See website for details.
LOST ACRES STRING BAND
May 10 - Lost Acres Vineyard, 80 Lost Acres Road, North Granby, CT. 7:00 p.m. 860-324-9481. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.lostacresvineyard.com/lost-acres-string-band.html
Apr. 27 - The Morgans (Don Sineti, Tom Callinan, and Tony Morris) will be performing at a benefit fundraiser for The Company Of Fifers And Drummers Museum, 62 North Main Street, Ivoryton, CT. 6:00-9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 5:00) The lineup includes: The Ancient Mariner Chanteymen; Cliff Haslam; The Johnson Girls; and Marc Bernier. Tickets will be available at the door or online through the company website: https://companyoffifeanddrum.org/news/chantey-night-fundraiser-2019
May 24 - Frog Hollow (Chris Wuerth, Peter Menta, Phil Rosenthal & Bobo Lavorgna), Best Video Film and Cultural Center, 1842 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT. 7:30 p.m. 203-287-9286. https://www.bestvideo.com/
ROGER SPRUNG, HAL WYLIE & FRIENDS
First Saturday of every month except July and August - Folk, Irish, Bluegrass and Traditional Music (instrumentalists welcome to jam), The "Pasta Project" at the United Methodist Coffee House, Newtown, CT. (Exit 10 off I-84, 1/5 mile north.) Dinner 5:00-7:30 p.m., music 8:00-10:30 p.m.
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/
CT BLUEGRASS MUSIC ASSOCIATION
THE HALF DOOR PUB
270 Sisson Avenue, Hartford, CT. 860-232-7827. Web: http://www.thehalfdoor.com/
May 12 - Last Fair Deal
June 9 - The Cornfed Dogs
CONNECTICUT STORYTELLING FESTIVAL & CONFERENCE
Apr. 26-27 (and the 28th if you're taking in the Sunday morning story swap), 2019 - The 38th Annual Connecticut Storytelling Festival & Conference, at the student center in Crozier-Williams, Connecticut College, New London, CT. For more information visit https://connstorycenter.org/festival.htm
For Folk Music Lovers:
We wanted to let you know about the unique folk focus of this year's Connecticut Storytelling Festival, to be held at Connecticut College at the end of April. All four of our featured storytellers have roots in folk music or storytelling and we wanted to extend a special invitation to you and your fellow folk enthusiasts.
Here are some highlights:
Adam Booth's original stories blend traditional mountain folklore, music, and an awareness of contemporary Appalachia. He has been featured at national and international storytelling festivals, and is a member of the Recording Academy. His recordings have received a Parents' Choice Gold Award, two Parents' Choice Silver Honors, and four Storytelling World Awards and Honors. Adam will share his heart-warming and sometimes heart-breaking account of "Ashton" from the Appalachian 20th Century: 1920's, who chases her dream to bring her mountain songs to the world (Saturday, April 27th, at 3:30 pm). "Ashton" uses Cinderella and Orpheus as the basis of its narrative, which is set in central Appalachia at the time of the Bristol Sessions. It uses folk and old-time music to help tell the story, including the ballad "Fair Maiden in the Garden," and the Carter Family's "Weeping Willow." It also uses original music composed for the story, including a hobo song and "Coal Miner's Wife."
Our headliner, Kim Weitkamp, also hales from West Virginia and is an acclaimed humorist, keynote speaker, presenter, consultant, singer, songwriter, and producer. She has received the Blue Ridge Excellence in the Arts Award, the Toastmasters' International Leadership in Communication Award and seven Storytelling World Awards. Her latest project is a folk operetta that has gotten high praise within the music industry and storytelling community.
These artists will be performing on Friday night, Saturday morning, and Saturday evening. Saturday afternoon offers festival-goers interesting workshops, panels, and the above mentioned performance by Adam. You can attend individual events or the whole festival. There is a $25 discount for first-timers! Special arrangements can be made to attend Adam Booth's Ashton presentation for $20. Call 860-439-2764 for information and to register.
MYSTIC SEA MUSIC FESTIVAL
June 6-9, 2019 - The 40th annual Sea Music Festival, featuring four days filled with workshops, concerts, hands-on demonstrations, and a scholarly symposium. From songs of the golden age of sail to contemporary compositions, the Festival includes a wide variety of sea music both modern and traditional, a children's stage with special performances for families, and demonstrations of maritime work songs - or chanteys - aboard our historic vessels. Performers come from around the world and across the United States. Performers: Celeste Bernardo, Jerry Bryant, Marc Bernier, Ellen Cohn, John Conolly w/Janie Meneely & Rob Van Sante, Stuart Frank and Mary Malloy, Georgia Sea Island Singers - Ron & Natalie Daise, Glenn Grasso, Cliff Haslam, Martin & Philip Hugill, The Johnson Girls, Peter Kasin & Richard Adrianowitz, Lynz Morahn, Dave Peloquin, William Pint & Felicia Dale, John Roberts with Deb Cowan, The Rum Soaked Crooks - Tom Goux & Jacek Sulanowski w/Dan Lanier, Ken Sweeney, The Swiss Mariners, Carl Thornton, Bob Walser, Jeff Warner. Web:
BLACKSTONE RIVER THEATRE SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL
June 15, 2019. 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (Rain date: June 16.) Diamond Hill Park, Rte. 114, Cumberland, RI. Performers: Atwater~Donnelly Trio, The Hanneke Cassel Band, Kevin Crawford, Cillian Valleley, Patrick Doocey, Eastern Medicine Singers, The Gnomes, HighTime, La Croisée D'Antan, Bonnie & Dan Milner, Partington & Sweeney, Roscommon Soles featuring Kevin Doyle with Sheila Falls, Josh Kane, Owen Marshall, M.L. Partington, Torrin Ryan, Session tent with Bob Drouin, Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, The Vox Hunters. Web:
CLEARWATER'S GREAT HUDSON RIVER REVIVAL
June 15 and 16, 2019, at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9:00 a.m Features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters' Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food & Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. Web:
OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL OF TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE
June 28, 29 and 30, 2019 at Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY. Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and regional music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops, hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are over 100 daytime workshops, dances or performances. Performers: Emma's Revolution, Bill Staines, Sharon Katz & The Peace Train, John McCutcheon, Mary Flower, Bruce Molsky, Archie Fisher, Tommy Sands, Rob van Sante & John Connolly, Beppe Gambetta, The Vox Hunters, Keith Murphy & Becky Tracy, Poor Man's Gambit, Bon Débarras, Musique à bouches, Sally Rogers & Howie Bursen, Lil Rev, Charm City Junction & Footworks, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Mulebone, Sam Gleaves & Deborah Payne, Fennig's All Stars, Heather Wood, Clare Horgan & Matt Diaz, John Roberts, Magpie, Tui (Jake Blount & Libby Weitnauer), Bill Destler & Rebecca Johnson, Pete's Posse, Deb Cowan, Bill Jones, Janine Smith, Ron Blechner, Stefan Amidon, Ron Gordon, John Dickson, Jake Thomas, The Great Groove Band, & Roger the Jester. Web:
NEW BEDFORD FOLK FESTIVAL
July 6-7, 2019. Web:
There are many more dance listings than are included here.
Also look at http://www.contradancelinks.com/schedule.html
ROUND HILL COUNTRY DANCES
Traditional New England contra dances held on the 4th Saturday of the month (except February, May, August, and December) at First Congregational Church of Stamford, 1 Walton Place, Stamford CT located in the heart of downtown Stamford between Bedford and Prospect Streets. Suggested donation is $15 - 25 (minimum $12). All dances are 7:30-10:30 p.m. unless otherwise specified, with basics for beginners at 7:15. Partners are not required. Please bring a separate pair of clean, flat, soft-soled shoes for dancing. For further information, call 203-372-3890, or email Carol Mazza (email@example.com). http://www.roundhill.net/
NEW HAVEN COUNTRY DANCERS
Contra Dances on the first Saturday throughout the year, at the New Haven Friends Meeting House, 225 East Grand Avenue, New Haven, CT. Beginner's lesson at 7:15 p.m., dance 7:30-10:30 p.m. Wear clean soft-soled comfortable shoes. Admission $12.00. Call 203-776-1812 for more information. Web: https://newhavencontra.org/
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN HAMDEN
Enjoy the social dances of Scotland every Tuesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 at the Whitneyville Cultural Commons, 1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT. New dancers welcome. All dances taught. Come alone or with a partner. Contact Leslie 203-281-6591 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING IN MIDDLETOWN
Every Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 9:30 at the First Church of Christ, Congregational, 190 Court Street, Middletown, CT. Beginners are welcome for lessons and Dance. Soft soled shoes. Contact Lucile at 860-347-0278, or Joyce at 203-238-0694.
Mostly Waltz features waltzes, waltz mixers, and other couple dances like blues, swing, tango, and polka. Except as noted, our events are typically the first Sunday of the month, with beginner lesson 2:30-3:00 pm and dancing 3:00-6:00 pm. At Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. $13, $6 students with ID. For more information: http://www.hcdance.org/waltz.htm
HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE JAM SESSION AND CONTRA DANCE
Hartford Community Dance sponsors monthly contra dance jam sessions 5:30-7:15 p.m. second Saturdays at Griffith Dance Academy (formerly the American Legion Hall), 275 Main Street, Old Wethersfield, CT. The jams provide an opportunity for new and experienced musicians to learn, play, and enjoy the contra dance repertoire. Players of all instruments are welcome. The jam is most appropriate for "intermediate" skill levels. The jam session is followed by an introduction to contra dancing at 7:30 and a contra dance until 10:30 p.m. For more information, contact Rob at 860-232-2504. Web: http://www.hcdance.org/
ALWAYS ON SUNDAY INTERNATIONAL FOLK DANCE
Dance to the world's music every Sunday, at Temple Beth Torah, 130 Main Street, Wethersfield, CT. No partner or experience needed. Warm-up and beginner instruction 7:00-8:00 p.m., general dancing until 10:00 p.m. Clean-soled, danceable shoes, please. Requested donation is $8 (party and workshop nights $12). For more information: http://www.alwaysonsunday.us/ or call 860-521-6440.
"The Monthly Scene With Phil Rosenthal"
Phil Rosenthal's radio show is on http://icrvradio.com/ every Friday, noon to 1:30 p.m. The program is live the third Friday of the month (and that third weekend, it gets repeated 8:00 p.m. Friday, 11:00 a.m. Sunday and noon that Monday) - but it's on other Fridays as well (repeats of older broadcasts).
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.
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.
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.
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.
WHUS (91.7 FM, Storrs, CT)
"Bluegrass Cafe," Amy Orlomoski and Jim Beaver (alternating weeks), Sunday 4:00-7:00 p.m. Email: email@example.com
"Sunday Night Folk Festival", Susan Forbes Hansen, Sunday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WICN (90.5 FM, Worcester, MA)
"Folk Revival" with Nick Noble, Thursday 7:00-10:00 p.m.
WKNH (91.3 FM, Keene, NH)
"Mostly Bluegrass", Rob Mayo, Thursday 8:00-11:00 a.m.
WKZE (98.1 FM, Salisbury, CT and Red Hook, NY)
"New Harmony", Dick Hermans, Saturday 8:00-10:00 a.m.
WMNR (88.1 FM, Monroe, and 91.5 Guilford, CT)
"Good Folk", Richard Hageman, Thursday 9:00-11:00 p.m.
WNHU (88.7 FM, West Haven, CT)
"The Folk Show", Saturday 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with John Mazza. firstname.lastname@example.org
"Echoes of Erin", Sunday Noon to 2:00 p.m. with Pat Kennedy.
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.
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.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.