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

Monday, October 1

>>>John Hiatt & The Combo at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292 www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Tuesday, October 2

>>>Arlo Guthrie at Fuller Hall ~ St. Johnsbury, VT ~ 7pm ~ www.catamountarts.com, www.arlo.net

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Green Grows The Laurel/ Greg Brown/ Honey In The Lion's Head/ Trailer Records

Whole Again/ Julie Snow/ If Words Were Stones/ Julie Snow

Since You Took Your Leave/ Cahalen Morrison And Eli West/ The Holy Coming Of The Storm/ Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

Heaven Sent/ Steeldrivers/ The Steeldrivers/ Rounder

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

When The Shanty Boy Comes Down/ Jeff Warner/ Jolly Tinker/ Gumstump Records

Wednesday, September 26

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

>>>Maggie & Cassie MacDonald at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ (207)562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, September 27

>>>David Mallett at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

First Day Of Autumn/ Anne Hills/ The Women Of Kerrville, Vol. 2/ Silverwolf

Jig Runrig/ The Ramnee Ceilidh/ Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas/ Highlander's Farewell/ Culburnie

Long Time Girl Gone By/ Emmylou Harris/ KIN - Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell/ Vanguard Records

Sundown/ Art Thieme/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

The Sun Goes On Rising/ Sarah McQuaid/ The Plum Tree And The Rose/ Waterbug Records

Just Sayin'/ Stray Birds/ The Stray Birds/ The Stray Birds

Monday, September 17

>>>The Thing in the Spring presents Vetiverse/Habibi/Coke Week at Bass hall ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.monadnockfolk.org

Tuesday, September 18

>>>>The Searson Sisters at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ www.gnwca.org603-237-9302, 603-246-8998

Friday, September 21

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Haul Awa' Lads/ Willie McCulloch/ Songs From Sing Out! Winter 2007 v.50 #4/ www.singout.org

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Songs From Sing Out! V.51#1/ www.singout.org

Would You Love Me Then/ Lori McKenna/ Paper Wings & Halo / The Orchard

Jubilee/ Sally Rogers/ The Unclaimed Pint / In the Circle of the Sun Flying Fish

Little Sadie/ John Doyle/ Wayward Son/ Compass Records

Talk About Suffering/ Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice/ Skaggs and Rice/ Sugar Hill

The Kind/ Steve Earle/ Jerusalem/ Artemis

Wednesday, September 12

>>>Carmel Mikol & Roots to the Future at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445 www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, September 13

>>>The Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.ccanh.com

Friday, September 14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Measure by Measure/ Kate Eggleston/ Sing Out - V49#3/ www.singout.org

Only One Season/ Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand/ All The Good Summers/ Andrew & Noah VanNorstrand

Hear Jerusalem Moan/ Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem/ Some Bright Morning/ Signature Sounds

Summer's End/ Pat Donohue/ Backroads/ Bluesky Records

In The Heat Of The Summer/ Judy Collins/ Forever/ Elektra

I Hate To See The Summer Go/ Mark Dvorak/ Time Ain't Got Nothin' On Me/ Waterbug

Shepherd/ Anais Mitchell/ Young Man In America/ Thirty Tigers

 

Tuesday, August 28th

Folk Calendar 8.19.12

Aug 19, 2012

Monday, August 20

>>> VillageHarmony Teen World Music Ensemble Presents final summer concert program Rutland, VT Immaculate Heart of Mary, 18 Lincoln Ave, (802) 773-1715

Wednesday, August 22

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

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Young Westley/ Mary McCaslin/ The Singer/Songwriter Collection/ Rounder

The Mountie's Prayer Skip Gorman A Herder's Call Old West

Summer Wages/ Tony Rice/ Native American/ Rounder

High Wide & Handsome/ Loudon Wainwright III/ Songs from Sing Out! v.53#3/ 2nd Story Sound Records

Bethlehem Steel/ Nanci Griffith/ Intersection/ Hello No

School Of Peace/ Kids Of Symonds School/ Peace Place/ Peter Siegel

Baby Hands/ Louise Taylor/ Tangerine/ Blue Coyote Music

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Brother Can You Spare A Dime/ Peter Siegel/ Living In Rome/ Peter Siegel

Red Red Room/ Cris Williamson/ Real Deal/ Wolf Moon

I Wish It Would Rain/ Nanci Griffith/ Winter Marquee/ Rounder

Harris and the Mare/ Stan Rogers/ Between the Breaks...Live!/ Fogarty's Cove

Pod Kalinom/Village Harmony/ Best Of Village Harmony 2007-2008 / Village Harmony

Sweet Is The Day/ Village Harmony Best Of Village Harmony 2007-2008 -- [Disc 1] Village Harmony

Folk Calendar 8.12.12

Aug 12, 2012

Monday, August 13

>>>Mary Chapin Carpenter at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Tuesday, August 14

>>>Mary Chapin Carpenter at Stone Mountain ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Bob McCarthy joins Kate McNally at NHPR for an in-studio performance. More about Bob McCarthy.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

High Road To Tequila/ Douglas Clegg/ Looking For A Sign/ Clegg Yolk records

Lonesome You/ Patti Casey/ The Edge of Grace/ Long Shot Music

The Great Unknown/ Dar Williams/ The Honesty Room/ Razor and Tie

Barn Burning/ Dave Alvin/ The FolkScene Collection/ Red House

More Than My Old Guitar/ Jorma Kaukonen/ River Of Time/ Red House

For the God Whose Name I Used To Know/ Cary Cooper/ Dirty Little Secret/ Cary Cooper

Sailing Down My Golden River/ Pete Seeger/ Songs From Sing Out v. 49 #2/ www.singout.org

Folk Calendar 7.29.12

Jul 29, 2012

Pre     Monday, July 30

>>>Jackson Browne acoustic show, Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavillion; www.meadowbrook.net

Tuesday, July 31

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

Wednesday, August 1

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Behind the Bush in the Garden/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

Hold to a Dream/ Mary Maguire Band/ Sample/ Mary Maguire

Bending Blades/ Hot Rize/ Take It Home/ Sugar Hill

Dark Hollow/ David Bromberg Quartet/ Live New York City 1982/ Appleseed

Those Who've Gone On/ Infamous Stringdusters/ Things That Fly/ Sugar Hill

Tall Fiddler/ Tommy Emmanuel/ Best Of WoodSongs Volume 3/ Poetman Records

Tuesday, July 17

>>>Dark Star Orchestra at Tupelo Hall ~ White River Junction, VT. ~ 8pm ~ 802-698-8341

Wednesday, July 18

>>>Peter Yarrow, Prescott Park, Portsmouth

>>> Bradford Bog People  at the Strafford, VT Summer Concert Series ~  UU Church ~ South Strafford, VT. ~ 7:30 PM

Thursday, July 19-Sunday July 22;

http://sarahleeandjohnny.com/

Sarah Lee and Johnny join Kate at the NHPR studio. Their next tour stop will be at the Rockingham Meetinghouse in Rockingham, Vermont on Sunday, July 22. Get the details.

Folk Calendar 7.8.12

Jul 8, 2012

Tuesday, July 10

>>>Banjo Dan and the Midnight Plowboys at the Meetinghouse Park ~ Hampstead, NH

July 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2012

>>>Basin Bluegrass Festival; Brandon, Vermont

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Birds And Ships/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Postcards/ Community Music Inc.

Pastures Of Plenty/ John McCutcheon/ This Land: Woody Guthrie's America/ Appalsongs

The Lightkeeper/ Makem and Spain Brothers/ Up the Stairs/ Redbiddy

Worried Man Blues/ Woody Guthrie/ My Dusty Road/ Rounder

A Jug of Punch/ The Clancy Legacy/ The Clancy Legacy/ Clancy Legacy

Nine Hundred Miles/ Woody Guthrie/ My Dusty Road/ Rounder

Song To Woody/ Bob Dylan/ No Direction Home: The Soundtrack (The Bootleg Series, Vol. 7) / Columbia

Photo:<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/thequeenshall/6974027109/">The Queen's Hall</a> / Flickr

Kate McNally hosts Chris Smither in a live performance at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, VT on July 21. A broadcast of the event can be heard on July 29.

Visit the Tupelo Public Radio Project page.

Folk Calendar 7.1.12

Jul 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 3

>>>Newfound Road (Bluegrass) at the Realto ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

Wednesday, July 4

>>>Jim Prendergast & Ellen Carlson at the Lamprey River Tavern ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 6pm

Thursday, July 5

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Creek's Gonna Rise/ Nerissa & Katryna Nields/ The Full Catastrophe/ Mercy House Music and Books

Fire/ Dietrich Strause/ Laborsongs & Barkingdogs/ Dietrich Strause

Cold Missouri Waters/ Cry Cry Cry/ Cry Cry Cry/ Razor and Tie

Rain and Snow/ Chris Thile & Michael Daves/ Sleep With One Eye Open/ Nonesuch

Young but Daily Growing/ Jeff Warner/ Long Time Travelling/ Wildgoose

Pallet on the Floor/ Holly Near/ And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection / Calico Tracks

Folk Calendar 6.24.12

Jun 24, 2012

Wednesday, June 27

>>>Shawn Colvin;Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m;

http://www.prescottpark.org/uploads/PPAF_2011.pdf

>>>Mark Erelli@ M&D Productions, 1857 White Mtn. Highway, North Conway, NH; 662-7591

 Thursday, June 28

>>>David Surrette and Susie Burke, Gundalow Music Sail, www.gundalow.org

 Friday, June 29

>>>Sweet, Hot & Sassy w/ Swing a Cat ~ at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.ccanh.com

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Ode To A Broken Heart/ Once/ Row Upon Row of the People They Know/ Borealis

Skippin' in the Mississippi Dew/ John Hartford/ Mark Twang/ Flying Fish

Gentle Arms Of Eden/ Priscilla Herdman/ The Road Home/ Redwing Music

I'm Gonna Sleep with One Eye Open/ Jim Rooney, Artie Traum, BIll Keith, Roly Salley, Larry Packer, Joe Schick, George James, and Pat Alger/ Woodstock Mountains: More Music from Mud Acres/ Rounder Records

Peter Heywood / http://www.jeffwarner.com/

Jeff Warner joins Folk Show host Kate McNally at NHPR to discuss his latest album, Long Time Travelling.

Abby Roche / NHPR

David Bromberg and his band joins Kate McNally for an in-studio performance.

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Rhubarb Trees/ Anne Hills And David Roth/ Rhubarb Trees/ Wind River

Smuggler's Notch/ Banjo Dan/ Mystery and Memories/ Vermont Songbag

I'm Not That Girl/ Susie Burke And David Surette/ When The Small Birds Sweetly Sing/ Madrina Music

What If No One's Watching/ Ani DiFranco/ Imperfectly/ Righteous Babe

Four Walls/ Willie Nelson/ Just One Love/ Justice Records

Not Cause I Wanted To/ Bonnie Raitt/ Slipstream/ Red Wing Records

Folk Calendar 6.17.12

Jun 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 20

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

>>>Ani Difranco at Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m:http://www.prescottpark.org/uploads/PPAF_2011.pdf

 

Friday, June 22

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