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

Redwing Blackbird, Black Burning Air/ Herdman, Hills, Mangsen/ Voices/ Flying Fish

Tell Everybody I Know/ Keb' Mo'/ Keb' Mo'/ Okeh

Make Me a Pallet on Your Floor/ Mississippi John Hurt/ Worried Blues/ Brad Paul Media

Wild Geese/ Tom Russell/ Play One More/ True North Records

The McGregors, Donald Angus Beaton's Trip to Toronto/ Moore & McGregor/ Dream With Me/ Ivernia Records

Box of Letters/ Michael Veitch/ A Night at the Flynn/ Michael Veitch

The NHPR Folk Show's listing of concerts, contras and festivals is here:

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Jim Crow/ The Hardtacks/ Global Banjar/ The Hardtacks

Run Sister Run/ The Sevens/ Celtic Groove Brand/ Newgrange Records

Church/ Lyle Lovett/ Joshua Judges Ruth/ Curb Records

Silver Dew in Bluegrass Tonight/ Asleep at the Wheel/ Still the King/ Bismeaux Records

Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967/ Susie Burke And David Surette/ Waiting For The Sun/ Madrina Music

I Can't Help But Wonder Where I'm Bound / Makem And Spain/ Sessions, Vol. I/ Redbiddy

Traveling On/ Lula Wiles/ Lula Wiles/ Lula Wiles

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

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Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Finnegan's Wake/ Dave Rowe Trio/ Three's A Charm/ Outer Green Records

Every Grain Of Sand/ Lucy Kaplansky/ A Nod To Bob 2: An Artists' Tribute To Bob Dylan On His 70th Birthday/ Red House Records

Well, Well, Well/ Brother Sun/ Brother Sun/ Brother Sun Music

Would You Like To Meet The Voice Inside My Head/ Cosy Sheridan/ The Horse King/ Waterbug Records

Wayside ;Back In Time/ Gillian Welch/ Soul Journey/ Acony Records

NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar Week of 7/31/2017

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

NHPR Folk Music and Dance Calendar Week of 7/31/2017

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

MUSIC EVENTS

Thanks to our volunteers, Jim and Dianne for helping to keep this updated!

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Babes In The Wood/ Mary Black/ Twenty Five Years – Twenty Five Songs’/ Sony

Jambalaya/ Harvey Reid/ Song Train/ Woodpecker

Rock Island Line/ Harvey Reid/ Song Train/ Woodpecker

Wild Child/ Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio/ Singin'/ Vessel Recordings

Point of Departure/ Mimi Kates/ Halfway Home/ Moment of Faith Music

Hog Went Through The Fence Yoke And All Jayme Stone (Featuring Brittany Haas, Eli West, and Greg Garrison)/ The Lomax Project/ Borealis Recording

NHPR Festival Calendar

Jul 23, 2017

Thanks to Folk Show volunteers Jim and Dianne for helping with this:

Folk Festivals

July 28-30, 2017

>>>The Newport Folk Festival

Newport, Rhode Island   ~   www.newportfolk.org

Performers include: Fleet Foxes, Drive-by Truckers, Dr. Dog, The Head and the Heart, Angel Olsen, Rhiannon Giddens, Aaron Lee Tasjan, Marlon Williams, Margaret Glaspy, Seratones, Choir! Choir! Choir!, Big Thief, Matt the Electrician and MANY more.

July 27-30, 2017

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Death Came a Knockin'/ The Duhks/ The Duhks/ Sugar Hill Records

If It Were Up to Me/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Sylvia Hotel/ New Rounder

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

I Wish You Were Here/ Sally Rogers and Claudia Schmidt/ While We Live/ Red House Records

(Last Night I Had The) Strangest Dream/ Arlo Guthrie/ All Over the World/ Rising Son

Memphis/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ The Song Train / Woodpecker Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Victor Kill/ Austin & Elliott/ Cradle and Crow/ Austin & Elliott

Coffee in the Morning/ Hoot  and Holler/ Reasons to Run/ Hootandhollermusic.com

One Day Closer/ Jonathan Edwards/ One Day Closer/ Rising Records

This Island Earth/ Jonathan Edwards/ One Day Closer/ Rising Records

Jolly Tinker/ Jeff Warner/ Jolly Tinker/ Gumstump

Old Folks At Home The Hardtacks/ Global Banjar The Hardtacks

Murphys Waltz Mollie O'brien & Rich Moore/ Daughters/ Remington Road Records

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

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Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Blue Skies/ Jim Kweskin/ Lives Again/ Mountain Railroad

Favorite Shirt/ Natalia Zukerman/ Brand New Frame/ Weasel Records

Compass/ Dala/ Everyone Is Someone/ Compass Records

The Guitar/ Peter Alsop/ Disciples Of Perfection/ Moose School

You Can't Stop the Changes/ Infamous Stringdusters/ Things That Fly/ Sugar Hill

You Can't Go Back/ Kate Wolf & Lionel Kilberg/ Breezes/ Gadfly Records

You Are What You Eat/ Purly Gates/ Songs For a Healthy World/ Purly Gates

July 8 – 9, 2017

>>>The New Bedford Folk Festival

New Bedford, Massachusetts   ~   newbedfordfolkfestival.org

Performers include: Aoife O’Donovan, Patty Larkin, Susan Werner, Catie Curtis and a 2015 finalist on NBC-TVs the Voice, Joshua Davis, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Ellis Paul, Bill Harley, Jim Kweskin, Vance Gilbert, The Nields and many more.

July 9-15, 2017

>>>Festival on the Green

Title/ Artist/ Album/ LabelAcres of Clams/ Makem and Spain/ Sessions Volume II/ New Folk RecordsThe Reason I'm Here/ John McCutcheon/ Trolling for Dreams/ AppalsongsSwallows, Grey Jay, Gabriel/ Jeremiah McLane/ The Grinding Stone/ Jeremiah McLaneThe Way to Hope/ Beth DeSombre/ Resistance/ Beth DeSombreAin't Nobody Like You/ Pete's Posse/ Down To The Core/ Pete's PosseChildren's Medley/ The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem/ The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem In Person at Carnegie Hall/ Columbia99 Year Blues/ Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur/ Penny's Farm/ Kingswood RecordsRuby Tuesday Patty

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

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June 23-25, 2017

>>>Old Songs Festival

Altamont, New York   ~   oldsongs.org

Performers include: Jeff Davis & Dave Ruch, Anne Hills, Joe Jencks & Si Kahn, The Press Gang, The Short Sisters, Debra Cowan, John Roberts, Magpie, Fennig’s All Stars, John Dickson, The Waxwing Four, and many more.

June 25 -June 30, 2017

>>>The Acadia Trad Festival

MUSIC EVENTS

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Whiskey 'Fore Breakfast;Sailor's Bonnet/ Mike Cross/ Best of the Funny Stuff - Crème de la Cross/ Sugar Hill

Gonna Die With A Smile If It Kills Me/ Jon Gailmor/ Gonna Die With A Smile If It Kills Me/ Softwood Recordings

The River, Where She Sleeps/ Dave Carter/Tracy Grammer/ When I Go/ Signature Sounds Recordings

I Can See Your Aura/ Rude Girls/ Mixed Messages/ New Rounder

A Delicate Balance/ Tom Dundee/ Lyfe Tyme a Rhyme/ Tom Dundee

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Ahmed The Beggar Boy/ Peter Rowan & Tony Rice/ You Were There For Me/ New Rounder

Rosa Lee McFall/ Grateful Dead/ Reckoning/ Grateful Dead/Rhino

Queen of the Earth and Child of the Skies/ Tim O'Brien/ Where the River Meets the Road/ Howdy Skies

Aunt Molly Jackson Defines Folk Songs Once and for All/ Rosalie Sorrels;Utah Phillips/ Long Memory/ Red House Records

Everybody's Grace/ Joel Mabus/ Different Hymnals/ Fossil

Thirteen Silver Dollars/ Colter Wall/ Colter Wall/ Thirty Tigers

MUSIC EVENTS

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Barley/ Birds Of Chicago/ Real Midnight/ Five Head Entertainment

Northern Girl/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Circles & Arrows/ Capitol Nashville

Cluck Old Hen/ Bradford Bog People/ Boglands/ Bradford Bog People

Farewell, Angelina/ Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem/ Big Old Life/ Signature Sounds

Going to a Meeting/ Wendy Keith/ Conversation/ Wendy Keith

Across the Great Divide/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

Green Eyes/ Cache Valley Drifters/ White Room/ CMH Records

MUSIC EVENTS

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

MUSIC EVENTS

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Green Mountains and Me/ Slaid Cleaves/ Everything  You Love Will Be Taken Away/ Music Road Records

As I Roved Out/ The Rankin Family/ Endless Seasons/ Guardian

Don't Think Twice, It's All Right/ Joan Baez with the Indigo Girls/ 75th Birthday Celebration/ Razor & Tie

She Don't Care About Auld Lang Syne/ Bill Scorzari/ Through These Waves/ Bill Scorzari

Saints and Sinners/ Mollie O'Brien and Rich Moore/ Saints and Sinners/ Remington Road Records

Whose Garden Was This?/ Tim Grimm/ Thank You, Tom Paxton/ Vault Records

May 19-21, 2017

>>>Dandelion Fiddle Fest

Newport, Vermont   ~   Dandelion Fidldefest

   Performers include: Reckless Breakfast, and Scott Campbell & Friends, Rick Donna Commo.

May 26-29, 2017 [Memorial Day Weekend]

>>>Passim Campfire Festival

Cambridge, Massachusetts   ~   http://www.clubpassim.org/campfire-festival

Thanks to Folk Show volunteers Jim and Dianne for pulling this listing together

Every Monday(

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm

http://www.stonechurchrocks.com/

>>>Hootenanny at the Salt Hill Pub ~ Hanover, NH ~ 6pm ~ www.salthillpub.com

>>>Bluegrass Jam at McNeill’s Brewery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 8:30pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Hey Baby Hey/ Greg Brown/ Further In/ Red House Records

Grandmother Song/ Vienna Teng/ Inland Territory/ New Rounder

Sugar Baby/ Emerald Rae/ If Only I Could Fly/ Emerald Rae

Grandmother's Land/ Cris Williamson/ The Best Of Cris Williamson/ Olivia

Sometimes Grandmother Really Does Know Best/ Christine Lavin & Brian Bauers/ Christine Lavin & Friends: Live At McCabe's/ Hillary Robbins Presents

Baby Please Don't Go/ Guy Davis/ Sweetheart Like You/ Red House Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

This Old Man/ Pete Seeger/ American Folk, Game & Activity Songs for Children/ Smithsonian Folkways

Did You Hear John Hurt?/ Tom Paxton, Anne Hills & Bob Gibson/ Best Of Friends/ Appleseed Recordings

Mississippi Blues/ David Surette/ Return To Kemper/ Madrina Music

Sharecropper's Son/ John McCutcheon/ Trolling For Dreams/ Appalsongs

Further Down the Line/ Scott Cook/ Further Down the Line/ scottcook.net

Mississippi Summer/ Si Kahn/ In My Heart: A Retrospective/ Strictly Country

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