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

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

Monday, June 29

>>>Max Wareham & The Morning Bugle(Bluegrass) at Three Pork Hill ~ Ossipee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.themorningbugle.com

Tuesday, June 30

>>>The Gothard Sisters (Irish) at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-761-1757 ~ https://onelongfellowsquare.com

Wednesday, July 1

>>>Lucinda Williams at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com

>>>Yonder Mountain String Band at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

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

 

July

July 3-5

The Great Blue Heron Music Festival ~ Sherman, NY

http://greatblueheron.com  716-487-4781

Performers include: Donna the Buffalo, Driftwood, Smackdab, The Town Pants, Sean Patrick McGraw, Buffalo Zydeco, Old Dawg Bluegrass & many more

July 4-5

New Bedford Folk Festival ~ New Bedford, MA

At the Zeirton Performing Arts Center & New Bedford National Historic Parkwww.newbedfordfolkfestival.com  508-673-8523

Tuesday, June 23

>>>Keb’Mo’ at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com

>>>Susie Burke w/ the Seldom Playrights at the Blue Mermaid ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.BurkeSurette.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Robert Frost Said…/ John & Sheila Ludgate/ Two, Three, Four…/ John and Sheila Ludgate

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Desert Night Music

My Father's Mansions/ Billy Bragg/ Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/ Appleseed

His Father's House/ Garnet Rogers/ Small Victories/ Snowgoose

The Fields Have Turned Brown/ David Bromberg/ Only Slightly Mad/ Appleseed

Alouette/ Dennis Stroughmatt/ La Belle Blondine/ Swallow Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Maggie/ Tanglefoot/ Dance Like Flames/ Borealis Records

The Banks Are Made of Marble/ Runa/ Current Affairs/ www.runamusic.com

William MacGillivray/ Poor Angus/ Gathering/ Borealis Records

Haul Away/ West of Eden/ Safe Crossing/ West of Music

The Sunday Song/ Amelia Curran/ War Brides/ Six Shooter Records

Blind Indifference/ Stephen Fearing/ So Many Miles/ True North

Pharisee/ Stan Rogers/ From Coffee House To Concert Hall/ Fogarty's Cove

Folk Festival Calendar

Jun 14, 2015

2015 Festivals

June

June 17-20

Blistered Fingers Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME

www.blisteredfingers.com 207-873-6539

Performers include: The Cleverlys, Phat Burger Deluxe, Trinity River band, Kevin Prater Band, Wilf Clark & The Misty Mountaineers, The Baker Family, Dun Paisley & The Southern Grass, The Gibson Brothers and more…

June 26-28

Old Songs Festival ~ Altamont, NY

                   Wednesday, June 17

<<< Neko Case and Jennifer O’Connor, Prescott Park, 7 p.m. www.prescottpark.org

Thursday, June 18

>>>Erica Brown Bluegrass Connection at North Church ~ Farmington, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-778-2006, www.farmingtonhistory.org

                                                       Friday, June 19

Thursday, June 11

>>>The Quebe Sisters (Texas Fiddle & Swing) at The Cabot ~ Beverly, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-927-3100

>>>Golden Oak at Route 27 Arts ~ Stratton, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-246-2300, www.necelticarts.com

                                                      Friday, June 12

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

If I Had A Boat/ Tom Lewis/ 360º/ Borealis

Red River Rising/ James Keelaghan/ History - The First 25 Years/ Borealis

Swing Boys Swing/ Aengus Finnan/ North Wind/ Borealis

Lady Of Spain/ Garnet Rogers/ Firefly/ Snowgoose

Death Came A Knockin'/ The Duhks/ The Duhks/ Sugar Hill

Jack The Sailor/ Once/ Row Upon Row of the People They Know/ Borealis

Something About A Sunday/ Eve Goldberg/ Crossing The Water/ Borealis

Suzanne/ Leonard Cohen/ Songs Of Leonard Cohen/ Sony Legacy

Della Mae stopped by with some brand new tunes from their most recent Rounder recording, Della Mae.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Bad Liquor/ Kitty Amaral/ Fiddle Gems/ String Dreams

The Scolding Wife/ Deb Flanders/ The Female Highwayman/ Deb Flanders

Follow The Heron/ Karine Polwart/ Threshold/ Borealis Records

Lovely Annie/ Matt & Shannon Heaton/ Tell You in Earnest/ Matt and Shannon Heaton

Ain't Gotten Around/ Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio/ Still She Will Fly/ Vessel Recordings

Eighteen Fifty Five/ Heather Maloney/ Making Me Break/ Signature Sounds

I Used to Fall/ Chuck Brodsky/ Tell Tale Heart/ Chuckbrodsky.Com Records

NHPR Folk Calendar

May 31, 2015

Monday, June 1

>>>Devonsquare at Slate’s Monday Night Concert Series ~ Hallowell, ME ~ 8pm

>>>Jesse Peters at the Old South Church ~ Windsor, VT ~ 6:30pm

 

Tuesday, June 2

>>>Jesse Peters at the Norman Williams Library ~ Woodstock, VT ~ Noon         

 

Wednesday, June 3

Thursday, May 28

>>>The Buskers at Giuseppe’s ~ Meredith, NH  ~ 6pm

Friday, May 29

>>>The Joshua Incident at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 603-763-3241

Saturday, May 30

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Buskers/ Vedran Smailovic-Tommy Sands/ Sarajevo to Belfast/ Appleseed Records

Balltimore Fancy/Duke Of Leinster/ Sarah Bauhan/ Chasing The New Moom/ Whistler's Music

Six White Horses/ Norman Blake/ Slow Train through Georgia/ Rounder

Bristol Bay/ Si Kahn/ Bristol Bay/ Strictly Country Records

Wagon Wheel/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Louisiana 1927/ Old School Freight Train/ Run/ Acoustic Disc

Goodby Bottle of Whiskey/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Rebel Records

Tuesday, May 19

>>>Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb (Bluegrass, Jazz & Western) at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998

>>>Don & Cindy Roy at Rte 27 Arts ~ Stratton, ME ~ 7pm ~  207-246-2300(answered as Stratton Fuel) www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, May 21

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pastures of Plenty/ Pierce Pettis/ That Kind of Love/ Compass Records

Nine Hours To Go/ Po' Girl/ Home To You/ Nettwerk Records

Cowboy Style/ Dan Weber/ What I'm Lookin' For/ Highway 142 Music

The Water Is Wide/ Priscilla Herdman/ Forever & Always/ Flying Fish Records

A Whiter Shade Of Pale/ Darol Anger & Mike Marshall/ Psycho Grass/ Windham Hill Records

Semper Fi/ John Gorka/ Jack's Crows/ RCA Victor

Thirsty Boots/ John Gorka/ Recorded live  NHPR/ John Gorka

Friday, May 15

>>>Rattye McGee at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

>>>Jonathan Edwards at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ B rownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com

>>>Cheryl Wheeler, Popolo, Bellows Falls, Vermont, www.popolomeanspeople.com

Title/Artist/Album/Label

D'oust en est/Le Vent Du Nord/ Tetu/Borealis

 

Farewell To Saint Dolores/Pine Hill Project/Tomorrow You're Going/Signature Sounds

 

Sometimes/Jonathan Edwards/Live In Massachusetts/Rising Records

 

Arrow/ Cheryl Wheeler/Circles & Arrows/Capitol Nashville

 

Hurricane Clare/Bennett and Perkins/House On Fire/Bennett and Perkins

 

Fired Up!/Holly Near/And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection/Calico Tracks

 

Wednesday, May 6

>>>Bruce Cockburn at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Thursday, May 7

>>>John Gorka & Cheryl Wheeler at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Instrument of Peace/ Libana/ Instrument of Peace/ Spinning Records

What I'm Lookin' For/ Dan Weber/ What I'm Lookin' For/ DanWebermusic.com

Imperfection/ Olivia Chaney/ The Longest River/ Nonesuch

Sailor's Prayer/ Jonathan Edwards/ My Love Will Keep/ Appleseed Records

Thirstier Wind/ John Gorka/ Bright Side Of Down/ Red House Records

Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Mrs. Pinocci's Guitar/ Philo

2000 Friends/ Chuck Brodsky/ Tell Tale Heart/ ChuckBrodsky.com Records

Friday, May 1

>>>Susie Burke & David Surette at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org 603-381-3001

>>>Lori McKenna at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~  207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Georgia I'm Here (The Invocation)/ Joe Crookston/ Georgia I'm Here/ Milagrito Records

Trouble And Woe/ Ruth Moody/ These Wilder Things/ Red House Records

Four Blue Walls/ The Duhks/ The Duhks/ Sugar Hill

It's a Sin To Tell a Lie/ Pharis and Jason Romero/ A Wanderer I'll Stay/ Lula Records

When Every Woman/ Melinda Mahar & Animaterra/ Animaterra/ Animaterra

False Sir John/ Annalivia/ The Same Way Down/ Annalivia

The Joshua Incident stopped by the NHPR Folk Show for an in-studio performance.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Belated Wedding Hoedown, Angelina Baker/ Tony Trischka/ Great Big World/ Rounder

The Ring/ Daring and Stahl/ Forty/ Daring Records

Tribute to Buddy/ Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy/ One/ Linus

Union Pacific/ Trout Steak Revival/ Brighter Every Day/ Trout Steak Revival

House On Fire/ Cara Luft/ Darlingford/ Cara Luft

Call the Captain/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Lovin' Pretty Women/ Rebel Records

That Wrecking Ball/ Mandolin Orange/ Such Jubilee/ Yep Roc Records

Greenwich, New York's Bob Warren's latest album is Poet in Me.  He plays selections from the new release and gives us a preview of tunes from his next project.

The  Bradford Bog People, a band  steeped in traditional music  and a regional favorite, visited The Folk Show  to play in the studio. 

Thursday, April 16

>>>The Mairtin O‘Connor Trio (House Concert) ~ Easton, NH ~ Potluck 6pm, Concert 7:30pm ~ 603-823-7061

>>>French Acoustic Guitar Master Pierre Bensusan at Flying Goose, New London, NH; 40 Andover Rd, New London, NH;  http://www.flyinggoose.com/musicor phone (603) 526-6899

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Shades of Black, Shades of Blue/ Richard Shindell/ Signature Sounds 10th Anniversary/ Signature Sounds

20 Million Things/ Jay Linden/ Under The Radar/ Jay Linden

Old Adam/ Hem/ Funnel Cloud/ Nettwerk Records

Nobody Knows Me At All/ The Weepies/ Songs From Sing Out! V.51#4/ www.singout.org/

Five Days in May/ Salamander Crossing/ Bottleneck Dreams/ Signature Sounds

Crooked Man/ The Barley Jacks With Brian Wicklund/ Either Side Of Night/ Barley Jacks

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