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/
Jan. 11 - Windborne
Jan. 18 - The Cadleys
Feb. 1 - Lara Herscovitch & Sophie Buskin
Feb. 15 - Alastair Moock
Feb. 29 - The Vox Hunters
Mar. 7 - St. Patrick's Prelude with Poor Man's Gambit
Mar. 15 - Matthew Byrne, 3:00 p.m.
Mar. 21 - Dan Weber
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/
Dec. 27 - Hartford Hot Several Brass Band
Jan. 24 - (to be announced)
Feb. 28 - Belle of the Fall
Mar. 27 - Sean Heely Celtic trio
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: email@example.com Web: http://branfordfolk.org/
Dec. 14 - Low Lily
Jan. 11 - Molsky's Mountain Drifters
Feb. 8 - The Johnson Girls
Mar. 14 - Matt Byrne and Cliff Haslam
St. Stephen's North Hall, 351 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT. 4:00 p.m. Information and tickets: http://www.acousticcelebration.org/
Mar. 29 - David Francey
Unitarian Church of Westport, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT. For more information call 203-227-7205 x14. Web: https://voicescafe.org/
Jan. 25 - Vance Gilbert, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 7 - The Black Feathers, 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.
Jan. 10 - Hitch & the Giddyup
Feb. 7 - Belle of the Fall, Brian Dolzani
Mar. 6 - Carolann Solebello, Miles & Mafale
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/
Feb. 6 - Mile Twelve, 7:30 p.m.
Mar. 27 - Dale Ann Bradley with Matt Leadbetter, 7:30 p.m.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. Note that these concerts are on Saturdays. 7:30 p.m. For more information and tickets see http://www.fridaynightfolk.org/
Dec. 14 - The Vox Hunters
Jan. 11 - Geoff Kaufman and Judy Gorman (double bill)
Feb. 1 - Pete Seeger tribute benefit concert
Mar. 14 - Atwater Donnelly Trio
THE BUTTONWOOD TREE
605 Main Street, Middletown, CT. For more information call 860-347-4957. (Partial listing.) Email: email@example.com Web: http://www.buttonwood.org/
First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta, 6:30 p.m. sign-up
Dec. 14 - Friends of a Feather, 8:00 p.m.
Dec. 28 - Fake News Blues Band, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 17 - Restless Mountain Bluegrass
Jan. 25 - Seat of Our Pants
Jan. 30 - Anne Marie Menta Band
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. 518-791-9474. Web: http://thepackinghouse.us/
Dec. 14 - Acoustic Artist Series: Seat of Our Pants. Doors open at 7:00 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/
Dec. 14 - Emerald Rae
Dec. 20 - SING: The Quiet Corner Song Swap, 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 21 - Atwater-Donnelly
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jan. 4 - Dirt Road Sweetheart
Jan. 18 - Don White
Feb. 1 - Colin Walters Jazz Quartet
Feb. 15 - The New Alternative
Feb. 29 - Jen Lowe
Mar. 14 - Liz Longley
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 email@example.com 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
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
Jan. 18 - Bill Staines
Jan. 25 - Nancy Tucker & The Stephen Nystrup Trio
Feb. 8 - Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem
Feb. 15 - The Ebin-Rose Trio & The Meadows Brothers
Feb. 22 - The Kenn Morr Band
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/
Dec. 14 - Aine Minogue - To Warm a Winter's Night, 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 11 - Fellswater, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 1 - The Gnomes, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 15 - Mari Black and Cory Pesaturo, 8:00 p.m.
Feb. 29 - JAERV - Music from Sweden, 8:00 p.m.
Mar. 8 - Matthew Byrne, 7:00 p.m.
STONE SOUP COFFEEHOUSE
The Music Mansion, 88 Meeting Street, Providence, RI. 7:00 p.m. 401-529-5622. http://www.stonesoupcoffeehouse.org/
Feb. 29 - Radoslav Lorkovic
Mar. 28 - Low Lily
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:
NEW YORK PINEWOODS FOLK MUSIC CLUB
The Folk Music Society of New York. For more information call 718-672-6399. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: http://www.folkmusicny.org/
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/
Dec. 14 - Sherry Mestel Memorial Concert
Dec. 21 - The Blackbird Trilogy
Dec. 28 - (Closed for holidays)
Jan. 4 - Benefit Concert for Eco-Logic/WBAI
Jan. 11 - Jess Clinton; Diana Jones
Jan. 18 - Trans-Atlantic hoot: Skinner & T'witch; Lee, Cross, & Suffet
Jan. 25 - (Closed for People's Music Network Winter Gathering)
Feb. 1 - Jenna Lindbo; Ruth Hill
Feb. 8 - Rod MacDonald; Joe Jencks
Feb. 15 - Gary Allard; Pam Parker
Feb. 22 - Lonnie Harrington; Clare Horgan
Feb. 29 - Judy Gorman; Deborah Silverstein
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.
Jan. 18 - KJ Denhert Trio, w/ US! (Judy Kass, Glen Roethel, and Amy Soucy)
Feb. 29 - VickiKristinaBarcelona Plays the Music of Tom Waits
Mar. 28 - Session Americana, 7:30 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main St., Irvington, NY.
Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 - Irvington Folk Festival, with Dar Williams, Joe Crookston, Antje Duvekot, and many more.
Mar. 7 - Darlingside, 8:00 p.m.
RIVER SPIRIT MUSIC
House concerts in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. For more information and reservations: http://www.riverspiritmusic.com/
Jan. 12 - Diana Jones
Mar. 22 - The Levins
WWUH Listener Line: 860-768-5913
Dec. 21 - The Vanilla Bean Cafe, Rtes. 44, 169, & 97, Pomfret, CT. 7:30 p.m. 860-928-1562. http://www.thevanillabeancafe.com/
Dec. 22 - Church Service/Special Holiday Concert, Edgewood Congregational Church, 1788 Broad Street, Cranston, RI. 10:00 a.m. 401-461-1344. Free to the public. http://edgewoodchurchri.org/
Dec. 30 - Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence, RI. 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. shows. 401-273-5437. http://www.childrenmuseum.org/
Dec. 31 - First Night Sandwich, Sandwich, MA. Afternoon performances. https://www.firstnightsandwich.com/
Dec. 31 - First Night Chatham, Chatham, MA. Evening performance. https://www.firstnightchatham.com/
THE HOT FLASHES (Amy Gallatin, Peggy Harvey, Gail Wade)
Dec. 15 - 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. Reservations: 860 429-4220.
Mondays at the Griswold Inn, 36 Main Street, Essex, CT. 860-767-1776 http://cliffhaslam.com/
May 7 - Austin Acoustical Café, 2874 Shoal Crest Ave., Austin, TX. https://www.austinacousticalcafe.org/
May 8 - New World Deli Coffeehouse, 4101 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX. 512 451-7170. https://www.neworldeli.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
CHRISTMAS IN NEW ENGLAND
This one-of-a-kind Christmas show, now in its 15th year, features a seasonal blend of traditional, contemporary, and original Christmas tunes performed with acoustic instruments and vocals, showcased in the intimate settings of classic New England churches. The cast of performers includes instrumentalists, vocalists and songwriters who make their homes in New England: Tunesmith Rick Lang, vocalists Amy Gallatin and Karen Lincoln Wilber along with Dave Dick, Roger Williams, Ken Taylor, and husband and wife duo Krissy and Bob Dick. This year the shows are:
Dec. 14 - Pilgrim United Church of Christ, Brentwood, NH.
Dec. 21 - Belleview Congregational Church, Newburyport, MA.
For more information: http://www.christmasinnewengland.net/
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 7:15 to 9:45 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 7:15 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 Barbara Link at 860-653-5258, email@example.com.
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/
HARTFORD COMMUNITY DANCE
Dec. 14 - HCD-Contra Dance at Griffith Academy, 275 Main St., Wethersfield, CT with the band "Dogtown" and callers Liz Nelson and Hannah Johlas. 7:15-7:30 New-dancer lesson; 7:30-10:30 Dancing. All adults: $12; Students: $5. Please bring clean, comfortable flat-soled shoes to change into. This dance is smoke, alcohol and fragrance free.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
"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. email@example.com
"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.
WTCC (90.7 FM, Springfield, MA)
"Country Corner", Dave Helman, Saturday 1:00-3:00 p.m. Vintage Country and Bluegrass. Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
"UH Radio Bluegrass", Brian Burness, Saturday 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.