festival http://nhpr.org en Concord Celebrates First Weekend On The Water Festival http://nhpr.org/post/concord-celebrates-first-weekend-water-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past weekend Concord kicked-off its first ever Weekend on the Water festival at Kiwanis Riverfront Park, right along the </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Merrimack</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">the surprising thing about the festival is the way it came together.</span></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Amanda Loder 34562 at http://nhpr.org Concord Celebrates First Weekend On The Water Festival Parma Music Festival Offers Something For Everyone http://nhpr.org/post/parma-music-festival-offers-something-everyone <p>Contemporary music, local and international acts, ten concerts, seven venues and three days of music…that’s the promise of the <a href="http://www.parmarecordings.com/festival/" target="_blank">Parma Music Festival </a>that begins Aug. 14 and runs through the 17 in Portsmouth.&nbsp; Music fans can hear world musicians, hometown artists, classical, contemporary and chamber music alike; music for film, electronica,&nbsp;SCI panel discussions, a kid’s concert… and many of these events are free!&nbsp; Dipping into this all you can eat buffet of music is <a href="http://www.boblordmusic.com/" target="_blank"><strong>Bob Lord</strong></a>. We guarantee that listeners will have heard his theme for NHPR’s “<a href="http://www.nhpr.org/programs/exchange" target="_blank">The Exchange</a>” and his clever covers of thematic songs as leader of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dreadnaught/135886783102455" target="_blank">Dreadnaught</a>, the house band for our <a href="http://www.themusichall.org/calendar/program/writers_on_a_new_england_stage" target="_blank">Writers on a New England Stage series</a>.&nbsp; He now wears his other hat as CEO of Parma, and the keynote speaker for the festival.</p><p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:16:32 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33147 at http://nhpr.org Parma Music Festival Offers Something For Everyone Folk Calendar 8.11.13 http://nhpr.org/post/folk-calendar-81113 <p align="center"><strong>Monday, August 12</strong></p><p><strong>&gt;&gt;&gt;The Makem &amp; Spain Brothers </strong>at the Lakeside Theater ~ Rangeley, ME ~ 207-864-5000</p><p></p><p align="center"><strong>Tuesday, August 13</strong></p><p><strong>&gt;&gt;&gt;The Makem &amp; Spain Brothers </strong>at Mahoosuc Arts ~ Bethel, ME ~ 207-824-3575</p><p></p><p align="center"><strong>Wednesday, August 14</strong></p><p><strong>&gt;&gt;&gt;Dar Williams </strong>at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ <u><a href="http://www.prescottpark.org/">www.prescottpark.org</a></u></p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 02:07:29 +0000 Kate McNally 32987 at http://nhpr.org Folk Show Calendar 6.23.2013 http://nhpr.org/post/folk-show-calendar-6232013 <P align=center><STRONG>Tuesday, June 25</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&gt;&gt;&gt;The Indigo Girls</STRONG>&nbsp;at the Lebanon Opera House ~ Lebanon, NH ~ 7:30pm ~<A href="http://www.lebanonoperahouse.org/">www.lebanonoperahouse.org</A></P> <P align=center><STRONG>Wednesday, June 26</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&gt;&gt;&gt; Les Hay Babies</STRONG>&nbsp;at the Skye Theater~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445,&nbsp;<A href="http://www.necelticarts.com/">www.necelticarts.com</A></P> <P><STRONG>&gt;&gt;&gt;The Indigo Girls</STRONG>&nbsp;at the Lowell Summer Music Series ~ Boarding House Park ~&nbs Mon, 24 Jun 2013 01:29:05 +0000 Kate McNally 29976 at http://nhpr.org The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough http://nhpr.org/post/thing-spring-returns-peterborough <p><strong>The Thing in the Spring </strong>is coming to downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire next weekend, June 6-9th. The quirky music and arts festival has over twenty bands playing in various venues around town and its own arts fair. The ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­founders of the festival, Eric Gagne and Mary Goldwaith came to give us the scoop on “The Thing.”</p><p>We have music from some of the bands who will be at the festival, under the cut. Thu, 30 May 2013 18:29:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28494 at http://nhpr.org The Thing In The Spring Returns To Peterborough Folk Calendar 8.19.12 http://nhpr.org/post/folk-calendar-81912 <P style="MARGIN-LEFT: 1.5in">Monday, August 20</P> <P>&gt;&gt;&gt; <STRONG>VillageHarmony Teen World</STRONG> Music Ensemble Presents final summer concert program Rutland, VT Immaculate Heart of Mary, 18 Lincoln Ave, <A href="tel:%28802%29%20773-1715" target=_blank>(802) 773-1715</A></P> <P></P> <P align=center><STRONG>Wednesday, August 22</STRONG></P> <P><STRONG>&gt;&gt;&gt;Martin Sexton </STRONG>at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ <U><A href="http://www.prescottpark.org/"><U>www.prescottpark.org</U></A></U> 603-436-2848</P> <P><STRONG>&gt;&gt;&gt;Blues Traveler </STRONG>at the Fl Mon, 20 Aug 2012 02:11:39 +0000 Kate McNally 11153 at http://nhpr.org A Good ol' Barn Dance http://nhpr.org/post/good-ol-barn-dance <p>Last weekend was the <a href="http://www.ossipeevalley.com/">Ossipee Valley Music Festival </a>in South Hiram,Maine. The festival is a weekend long event with four stages of Americana, Bluegrass, and Rockabilly music from bands all over the world. But the real party starts when the sun goes down at the raucous Saturday night barn dance. Word of Mouth intern Zach Nugent&nbsp;decided to shake a leg and bring us this audio post card.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Check out the barn dance band, The Defibulators:</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:44:15 +0000 Zach Nugent 9974 at http://nhpr.org A Good ol' Barn Dance The Granite State Music Festival http://nhpr.org/post/granite-state-music-festival <p>A new festival is coming to town.</p> Tue, 19 Jun 2012 16:18:44 +0000 Virginia Prescott 7161 at http://nhpr.org The Granite State Music Festival Folk Show Playlist 12.4.11 http://nhpr.org/post/folk-show-playlist-12411-0 <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Song/Artist/Album/Label</p><p>Johnny&#39;s An Angel/Tom Dean &amp; Rex FowlerImagined - John Lennon Song Project/Tom Dean and Rex Fowler</p><p>No Joke/Pat Donohue/Nobody&#39;s Fault/Bluesky Records</p><p>Old White Men/Vance Gilbert/Old White Men/Disismye Music</p><p>Sunday in Paradise/Curt Bessette/Single&nbsp;/Curt Bressette</p><p>Across The Water/Ari &amp; Mia/Unruly Heart/Ari &amp; Mia</p><p>The Bushes Of Jerusalem/Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis/An Irish Christmas, A Musical Solstice Celebration/Irish Arts Center</p> Mon, 19 Dec 2011 01:11:43 +0000 Kate McNally 992 at http://nhpr.org