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

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

Thursday, March 12

>>>Tom Chapin at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-225-1111, www.ccanh.com

>>>The Klezmatics at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-436-2400, www.themusichall.org

Friday, March 13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

God Made Woman/ The Burns Sisters/ The Women of Kerrville/ Silverwolf

Lost Gal/ Foghorn Stringband/ Devil in the Seat/ Foghorn Stringband

Harrison Ford/ Christine Lavin/ The Stealth Project/ Christine Lavin

Rosie the Riveter/ Eve Goldberg/ Crossing The Water/ Borealis Recording

She's My School/ Dick Pinney/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

Motherlode/ Mustard's Retreat/ Back To Back/ Red House Records

Walking Stick/ Hunt Smith/ At Large/ Hunt Smith

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Green Grow the Rashes, O/ Jean Redpath/ The Songs of Robert Burns, Vols 1 Jean Redpath Records

March Winds/ Beartracks/ From The Hollow/ AMT Records

Eight Miles High/ Roger McGuinn/ Live @ The World Cafe, Volume 14 - The Next Decade/ World Café

I Dreamed I Saw Pete Seeger/ Fred Gillen Jr/ Wage Love/ Dys Records

Emily Dickinson/ Neptune's Car/ The 45th Parallel/ Neptune's Car

Old Tombolin/ Deb Flanders/ The Female Highwayman/ Deb Flanders

I Can See Your Aura/ Rude Girls/ Mixed Messages/ Flying Fish

Monday, March 2

>>>Mari Black Trio (Celtic et al) House Concert (Reservation Only) ~ Woolwich, ME ~ 207--389-4375, www.necelticarts.com

Wednesday, March 4

>>>Mari Black Trio at Green Church Concert Series ~ Mexico, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, February 26

>>>Ghost of Paul Revere at the Tamworth Lyceum ~ Tamworth, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-323-5120

Friday, February 27

>>>Liz Longley w/ Susan Cattaneo opening  at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987  www.meandthee.org

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Gospel Plow/ The Hackensaw Boys/ Look Out/ Nettwerk

Speed the Plow Medley (Speed the Plow, The Maid Behind the Bar, Temperance Reel)/ The Quebe Sisters/ Timeless/ The Quebe Sisters

Snow/ Sam Baker/ Cotton/ Music Road

The Snows They Melt The Soonest/ Sarah Bauhan/ Lathrop's Waltz/ Sarah Bauhan

Haul Away Snow/ Fred Gosbee/ The Night The Whiskey Froze ... And Other Winter Tales/ Castlebay

The Frozen Logger/ Fred Gosbee/ The Night The Whiskey Froze ... And Other Winter Tales/ Castlebay

Tuesday, February 17

>>>FullSet (Irish) at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ (603)246-8998, (603)237-9302 www.gnwca.org

Wednesday, February 18

>>>FullSet at St. Kieran’s Center for the Arts ~ Berlin, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-915-0632, www.stkieranarts.org

Thursday, February 19

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

River Winding Down/ The Sweet Lowdown/ Chasing The Sun/ The Sweet Lowdown

Southwind/ Dorian Michael/ What You Get for Your Trouble/ Nightjar Music

Upon the Wind/ Lee Murdock/ What About the Water/ Depot Recordings

Four Strong Winds/ Makem And Spain/ Sessions, Vol. I/ Red Biddy

Windmills/ Jean Redpath/ Now & Then/ Celtic America Lic

Cold Spell/ Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Feat. Rob Ickes/ Cold Spell/ Compass Records

These Cold Fingers/ Mark Erelli/ Milltowns/ Hillbilly Pilgrim Records

                                                                  Friday, February 13

>>>Robert Earl Keen, Flying Monkey, Plymouth, NH; 7:30; www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Saturday, February 14

>>>Uncommon Folk at the Guild Hall ~ Guildhall Village, VT ~ 6:30pm ~ email: porchswing66@yahoo.com  

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

No Life In This Town/ Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen Feat. John Cowan/ Cold Spell/ Compass Records

Brand New Day/ Ruthie Foster/ Promise of a Brand New Day/ Masterworks

Follow The Music/ Alice Gerrard/ Follow The Music/ Tompkins Square

Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes/ Kristin Andreassen/ Kiss Me Hello/ Yellow Car Music

If the Poor Don't Matter/ Tom Paxton/ Redemption Road/ Pax Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Free Born Man/ Burns Sisters/ Looking Back: Our American Irish Souls/ Sisters Music

Never Enough/ Julie Snow/ If Words Were Stones/ Julie Snow

Honoré/ James Keelaghan/ A Recent Future/ Tranquilla Music

NaCl/ Michael Cooney/ web site/ Michael Cooney

Why Does The Sun Shine? (The Sun Is A Mass Of Incandescent Gas) / They Might Be Giants/ Why Does The Sun Shine/ Rhino

St. James Infirmary/ Harvey Reid/ Blues & Branches/ Woodpecker Records

Thursday, February 5

>>> Anthony D’Amato and Michaela Anne, Riverwalk Café and Music Bar, Nashua

 

Friday, February 6

>>>Bill Staines & Lui Collins at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987  www.meandthee.org

Joe Crookston stopped by our studios to play live on The Folk Show.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

This Land Is Your Land/ Doc Watson, Pete Seeger, Sweet Honey In The Rock, The Little Red School House Chorus/ Folkways: A Vision Shared-A Tribute To Woody Guthrie And Leadbelly/ Columbia

The Dove/ Pete Seeger & Friends/ Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Volume 3/ Appleseed Recordings

A Lazy Farmer Boy/ Flynn Cohen/ The Lazy Farmer/ Wepecket Records

The Nipper/ Lewis, Tom/ 360º/ Borealis

Here with Greg Brown/ Patty Larkin/ Patty Larkin 10 25 Years 25 Love Songs 25 Friends / Signature Sounds

 

Thursday, January 29

>>>Pete Seeger:The Storm King w/ Jeff Haynes, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, Timothy Hill & Richie Stearns at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.ccanh.com

Friday, January 30

>>>Bernice Lewis at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Ode to Martin Luther King/ Mason Brown/ When Humans Walked the Earth/ Round Shining Music

Follow The Drinking Gourd/ Richie Havens/ Songs Of The Civil War/ Sony

Freedom/ Rising Appalachia/ The Sails Of Self/ Rising Appalachia

Rosa Parks/ Greg Greenway/ Weightless/ Greg Greenway

Get On Board/ Kim & Reggie Harris/ Get On Board! Underground Railriad & Civil Rights Freedom Songs/ Appleseed

Uncivil Rights/ Adam Brodsky/ The M.O.B. Project!/ Humble Abode

Friday, January 16

>>>James Keelaghan w/ Barbara Kessler & Emilia Antoniades opening at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987 www.meandthee.org

>>>Mark Stepakoff at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Saturday, January 17

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Follow the Music/ Alice Gerrard/ Follow the Music/ Tompkins Square

Folksinger in America/ George Mann/ Portraits/ Running Scared Productions

Just Be On My Way/ Cold Chocolate/ Cold Chocolate/ Cold Chocolate Music

Kilkelly/ Lee Murdock/ What About the Water/ Depot Recordings

Bound For Freedom/ Pat Humphries/ Hands/ Appleseed Records

The Times They Are A-Changin'/ Bob Dylan/ The Best Of Bob Dylan/ Columbia

Charlie's Gone Home/ Sarah McQuaid/ When Two Lovers Meet/ Sarah McQuaid

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Eliza Jane/ Eliza Gilkyson/ The Nocturne Diaries/ Red House Records

New New Year Year/ Lou And Peter Berryman/ Christine Lavin Presents Just One Angel V2.0/ Yellow Tail Records

Another New Year/ Pat Humphries/ Hands/ Appleseed Records

You Can Tell The World / Peter, Paul & Mary/ Discovered: Live In Concert/ Rhino Records

The L&N Don't Stop Here Anymore/ Robin & Linda Williams With John Jennings/ Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie/ Compass Records

Friday, January 9

>>>Dana & Susan Robinson at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

Saturday, January 10

>>>Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen at the Linden Tree Coffeehouse ~ Wakefield, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-246-2836, www.lindentreecoffeehouse.org

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Binnie Charlie/ Alan Reid and Rob van Sante/ The Rise and Fall o' Charlie/ Red Sands Music

The Fortunate Ones/ Amy Speace/ How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat /1-2-3-4-GO!

Clementine/ Pete Seeger/ American Favorite Ballads, Vol. 1/  Smithsonian/Folkways

Play Me a Song I Can Cry To/ Alice Gerrard/ Bittersweet/ Spruce and Maple Music

Evangeline/Steep Canyon Rangers/ One Dime At A Time/ Rebel Records/

Down to the River to Pray/ Alison Krauss/   O Brother, Where Art Thou/Lost Highway

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Breakin' Up Christmas/ Al Petteway & Amy White/ Winter Tidings: An Appalachian Christmas/ Maggie's Music

The Twelve Days Of Christmas/ Judy Collins/ Christmas At The Biltmore Estate/ Collector's Choice Music

A Christmas Childhood, A Call to Hope / Tommy Sands/ To Shorten the Winter, An Irish Christmas with Tommy Sands/ Green Linnet Records

I Saw Three Ships/ Darol Anger/ A Winter Solstice Reunion/ Windham Hill

Christmas Eve/ Nickel Creek/ A Dotted Line/ Nonesuch

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