Kate McNally

Host, The Folk Show

Kate’s public radio career started at Keene State College as a volunteer DJ with the University’s student run station, WKNH, where she hosted a Sunday afternoon folk music program, Fiddlesticks for six years. In 1986 after graduating, Kate was offered a position with WKNE in Keene where she worked her way to become production coordinator, copywriter, full-time program director and morning drive personality for AM 1290. When WKNE-AM became an automated station, Kate moved on to work for WKXE and WRSI as well as nonprofit work. In 1995, Kate was asked to host The Folk Show on New Hampshire Public Radio. In addition to her studio work, Kate emcees festivals and concerts throughout the Northeast. Kate works full-time at Cheshire Medical Center/Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene as Coordinator of the Cheshire Coalition for Tobacco-Free Communities and teaches radio broadcasting at Keene State College as an adjunct faculty member of the Communications Department.

Contact

The Folk Show Program Page

Ways To Connect

Blackjack Crossing, an NH/VT collaboration,  joined Kate McNally in the studio with some music and conversation.

Wednesday, September 2

>>>Josh Ritter at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH  ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848, www.prescottpark.org

 

Thursday, September 3

>>>Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7:30pm ~  www.monadnockfolk.org

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Red Rocking Chair/ Dubl Handi/ Morning in a New Machine/ Dubl Handi

I Wonder Where You Are Tonight/ Tony Trischka/ Great Big World/ Rounder

Farewell Until Tomorrow/ Robbie O'Connell/ The Burren Backroom Series/ Backroom Productions

Dead Egyptian Blues/ Michael P. Smith/ Love Letter On A Fish - Live At Tales From The Tavern Too/ The Tavern Too

Old Ties and Companions/ Mandolin Orange/ Such Jubilee/ Yep Roc Records

You Were on My Mind This Morning/ Hot Rize/ When I'm Free/ Ten In Hand Records

Wednesday, August 26

>>>Matthew Byrne at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.matthewbyrne.net 207-761-1757 www.necelticarts.com

 

Thursday, August 27

August 26-29

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME

www.blisteredfingers.com 207-873-6539

Performers include:Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Monadnock, Nothin’ Fancy, The Zola Boys, The Bluegrass Diamonds, Zink & Company, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Volume Five, The Gibson Brothers, Blistered Fingers

August 28-30

The American Folk Festival ~ Bangor, ME

On the Waterfront www.americanfolkfestival.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Chairs Around The Table/ High Range/ Beyond The Foothills/ Rural Roots Records

The Persecution And Restoration Of Dean Moriarty/ Aztec Two-Step/ Aztec Two-Step/ Elektra

The Water Boiling Machine/ Troy MacGillivray/ Tune Poets/ Trolleymac Music

Mother Earth/ Tom Rush/ The Very Best Of Tom Rush: No Regrets Columbia, Legacy

This is the Last Time/ Jim Lauderdale / The Bluegrass Diaries/ Yep Roc Records

The Order of Canada/ Andrea Beaton/ License to Drive 'Er/ Andrea Beaton

Matthew Byrne grew up in a family steeped in traditional music in Newfoundland. Matthew stopped by on his tour through the States.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pretty Polly/ Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn/ Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn/ New Rounder

Railroad Boy/ Nikki Talley/ Out from the Harbor/ Nikki Talley

My Old Man/ Garnet Rogers/ Summer's End/ Snow Goose Songs

Please Remember This/ Johnsmith/ The Longing Road/ johnsmith

Main Street/ Missy Werner/ Turn This Heart Around/ Missy Werner Music

Down In A Hole/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek

Rock Me (Divine Mother)/ Ana Egge/ Bright Shadow/ Grace Parkinsong

Mandolin Orange, a duo from North Carolina, took a break from their cross-country tour to visit with the Folk Show's Kate McNally.

Tuesday, August 18

>>>Sir James Galway & Tim Janis at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-436-2400, www.themusichall.org

>>>Heather Pierson Trio at Deertrees Theatre ~ Harrison, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-583-6747, www.deertrees-theatre.org

August 26-29

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME

www.blisteredfingers.com 207-873-6539

Performers include:Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Monadnock, Nothin’ Fancy, The Zola Boys, The Bluegrass Diamonds, Zink & Company, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Volume Five, The Gibson Brothers, Blistered Fingers

August 28-30

The American Folk Festival ~ Bangor, ME

On the Waterfront www.americanfolkfestival.com

August 14 & 15

Peacham Acoustic Music Festival ~ Peacham, VT

www.pamfest.com

Performers include: Molly O’Brien & Rich Moore, Skip Gorman, Catamount Crossing, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Pete’s Posse, Adina Gordon, Green Mountain Playboys,  Village Harmony, The Sky Blue Boys, Chickweed, The Bayley-Hazen Boys and Alan Greenleaf.

August 16th

Fix Your Hair the Way You Used To/ Bill Morrissey/ Something I Saw or Thought I Saw/ Philo

Reason To Believe / The Henry Girls/ Louder Than Words/ Beste! Unterhlatung

How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away/ Dan Hicks/ Alive & Lickin'/ Surfdog Records

Back in Nagasaki/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

Paper Cranes/ Danny Schmidt/ Owls/ Live Once Records

Peace/ Sweet Honey In The Rock/ Selections 1976-1988/ Flying Fish

Peace & Plenty/ Burning Bridget Cleary/ Everything Is Alright/ Bridget Cleary

Monday, August 10

>>>Pat O’Brien at factory Court ~ Rochester, NH ~ 11:45 am ~ Bring your own chair & picnic lunch.

                                                    Tuesday, August 11

>>> Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn, Shaskeen Pub, Manchester, NH brownpaperticket.com

Wednesday, August 12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I Remember America/ Dave Crossland Mother Country/ Folk Era

The Girl in the Pearl Earring/ Old Man Luedecke/ Domestic Eccentric/ True North

The Ballad Of The Lazy Susan And The Dumbwaiter/ Katie Dahl/ Ordinary Band/ Waterbug

This Train Rolls By/ Woody Pines/ Woody Pines/ Muddy Roots Music Recordings

My Dear Companion/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie/ Compass

This Old Guitar/ Jonathan Edwards/ Tomorrow's Child/ Rising Records

 

Monday, August 3

>>>Dallahan at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-761-1757, www.necelticarts.com

Wednesday, August 5

>>>Dallahan at the Deertrees Theatre ~ Harrison, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ www.deertrees-theatre.org 207-583-6747

Thursday, August 6

Festival Calendar

Aug 2, 2015

Aug 6-9

Podunk Bluegrass Festival ~ Hebron, CT

Lion’s Fairground  Http://podunkbluegrass.com

Note: New this year is an Americana/Acoustic stage

Bluegrass performers include: Blue Canyon Boys, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Detour, Gold Heart, James Reams & The Barnstormers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, The New England Bluegrass Band, The Railsplitters, Sister Sadie, Special Consensus, The Seldom Scene, Tumbling Bones, Bluegrass Gospel Sing

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Long Steel Rail/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves

The Biting Reel, Lost Time/ Jeremy Kittel/ Chasing Sparks/ Compass Records

The Ballad Of The St. Anne's Reel (Featuring Dave Mallett And The Mallett Brothers)/ Makem And Spain/ Sessions, Vol. I/ Makem and Spain

I Don't Want Your Millions Mister/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Cotton Fields Mustard's Retreat The First Album Plus Yellow Room Records

Love One Another The Infamous Stringdusters Things That Fly Sugar Hill

Tam Lin (Child 39) Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer Child Ballads Wilderland Records

Reynadine Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch

Bury Me Beneath the Willow Chris Thile & Michael Daves Sleep With One Eye Open Nonesuch

Sanctuary Eliza Gilkyson Hard Times in Babylon Red House

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Where The Cold Wind Blows/ Donna Ulisse/ An Easy Climb/ Hadley Music Group

Trains I Missed/ Balsam Range/ Trains I Missed/ Mountain Home

Add Me/ Chumbawamba/ The Boy Bands Have Won/ Trade Roots Music Group

They Killed John Henry/ Justin Townes Earle/ Songs From Sing Out! V.53#1/ www.singout.org

Emmylou/ First Aid Kit/ The Lion's Roar / Wichita

Down In A Hole/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek

Nowhere, Massachusetts/ Black Prairie/ A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart/ Sugar Hill

July 30-Aug 2

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival ~ Thornton, NH

Sugar Shack Campground www.pemivalleybluegrass.com  603-726-6005

Performers include: The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Steeldrivers, Goldwing Express, The Spinney Brothers, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, New Town, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Feinberg Brothers, Mary Maguire Band, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, Chasing Blue, NewFound Grass, Smokey Greene, Robinson Gospel Jam

July 31- Aug 2

Monday, July 27

>>>Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki at the Penacook Farmer’s Market ~ Penacook, NH ~ 4pm ~ www.jordantwmusic.com

Tuesday, July 28

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Exeter Public Library ~ Exeter, NH ~ 3pm ~ www.lizanddanmusic.com

Newmarket's Craig Werth has been busy with his new Oh, Pluto project.  Listen in to find out more!

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Sitting On Top of the World/ Peter Keane/ Rural Electification/ Little Hat.com

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Long Night Moon/ Compass

Morrison's Jig - The Mist - Covered Mountain - Road To Lisdoonvarna/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio/ Return To The Castle/ Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio

Jilted By A Venezuelan/ Kim Wallach/ Where Does Love Come From?/ Black Socks Press

Barb'ry Allen/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

The Kind/ Steve Earle/ Jerusalem/ Artemis

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Django and Jimmie/ Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard/ Django and Jimmie/ Legacy

My Rough And Rowdy Ways/ Jimmie Rodgers/ On The Way Up, 1929/ Rounder Records

The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home/ Iris DeMent/ Going Driftless - An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown/ Red House Records

Train Carried My Girl From Town/ Kelly Joe Phelps/ Shine Eyed Mister Zen/ Rhino

Your Red Wagon/ Asleep At the Wheel/ Asleep At the Wheel/ MCA

Watson's Blues/ Bryan Sutton/ Into My Own/ Sugar Hill

 

Thursday, July 9

>>>Carol Noonan w/ Duke Levine  & Kevin Barry at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Odell Park ~ Franklin, NH ~ 6:30pm~ www.lizanddanmusic.com

Kate McNally visits with Morning Bugle's Max Wareham and Eric Lee before they head out on their debut tour.

July 5-11

Festival On the Green ~ Middlebury, VT

At the Middlebury Recreation Park : 802-462-3555

Performers include: Vance Gilbert, Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, The Bluegrass Gospel Project, Rik Palieri, Darlingside, Caitlin Candy, and many more

July 9-12

Basin Bluegrass Festival ~ Brandon, VT

www.basinbluegrassfestival.com  802-247-3275

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