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

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Ways To Connect

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

Wednesday, April 8

>>>Celtic Thunder  at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.ccanh.com

Friday, April 10

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke at Portsmouth Book & Bar ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 603-427-9197, www.bookandbar.com

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Ned of the Hill/ Burns Sisters/ Looking Back Our American Irish Souls/ Sisters Music

Easter/ Leo Kottke/ The Leo Kottke Anthology/ Rhino

Handsome Molly/ The Onlies/ Long Before Light/ Soft Day

Whoa Back Buck/ Jayme Stone (Featuring Eli West, Margaret Glaspy, Brittany Haas, and Greg Garrsion)/ The Lomax Project/ Borealis

There's No Companion/ Pharis & Jason Romero/ A Wanderer I'll Stay/ Lula

World of Peace/ The Levins/ Trust/ thelevinsmusic.com

Seven Year Blues/ Gibson Brothers/ Brotherhood/ Rounder

Tuesday, March 31

>>>Foghorn String Band at Acoustic Artisans ~ Portland, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.acousticartisans.com

Friday, April 3

>>>Red Molly at the Peterborough Players Theater ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-827-2905, www.pfmsconcerts.org

Wednesday, April 8

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lay Your Money Down/ Solas feat. Rhiannon Giddens/ Shamrock City/ THL Records

Pushing Spring/ Peter And Lou Berryman/ Double Yodel/ Cornbelt Records

The Rambles Of Spring/ Tommy Makem/ The Tommy Makem Songbag/ Shanachie

Black Waters/ John McCutcheon, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Bogguss, Kathy Mattea, Stuart Duncan And Bryn Davies/ Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie Compass

Spring Water At Jerry's Run/ Malcolm Dalglish/ Malcolm Dalglish-1985-Jogging The Memory/ Windham Hill

Tuesday, March 24

>>>Scottish Balladiers Alan Reid & Rob van Sante at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

 

Thursday, March 26

>>>The Gawler Family  at South Church ~ Farmington, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-778-0424, www.necelticarts.com

Friday, March 27

 

Tuesday, March 17

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Cara Irish Pub ~ Dover, NH ~ 1:30pm ~ 603-343-4390, http://carairishpub.com/

 

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella  at Nine Lions Tavern ~ Deerfield, NH ~ 6pm ~ 603-463-7374, www.ninelionstavern.com/

Thursday, March 19

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Northwest Passage/ Stan Rogers/ Northwest Passage/ Fogarty's Cove

Irish Rover/ The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem/ The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem In Person at Carnegie Hall/ Sony Legacy

Farewell To Ireland, Farewell/ John Carty/ Last Night's Fun/ Shanachie

I Knew This Place/ David Mallett/ Greenin' Up/ David Mallett

Country Road/ James Taylor/ One Man Band/ Hear Music

Fiddler's Green  The Baileys/ A Song For Ireland/ Toucan Cove

Ireland/ Maura O'Connell/ A Real Life Story/ Warner

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