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

 

Thursday, February 16

>>>Le Vent du Nord at the Dana Center ~ St. Anselm’s College ~ Manchester, NH ~  603-641-7700 www.anselm.edu/dana/

Friday, February 17

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

February/ Dar Williams/ Out There Live/ Razor and Tie

Silver Dagger/ Gillian Welch/ The Harrow & The Harvest/ Acony

John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto'/ Chris Thomas King With Colin Linden/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/ Lost Highway

I'll Fly Away/ Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/

 

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Compadres in the Old Sierra/ Late Night Radio/ Late Night Radio/ Late Night Radio

DevilsInside my Head/ Kathy Bennett and Thomas Perkins/ The Kitchen Music Sessions/ Bennett and Perkins/

Frog's Legs/ David Surrette/  Sun Dog/ Madrina/

Yin Yang Blues/ Alastair Moock/ Songs From Sing Out! V.52#3/ www.singout.org/

I Wish I Knew/ Catie Curtis/ Hello, Stranger/ Compass/

Cowgirl in the Sand/ Barnstar/ C'mon/ Barnstar

To Dance/ Pierce Pettis/ That Kind of Love/ Compass

Wednesday, February 8

>>>Harvey Reid at the York Harbor Inn  ~ York Harbor, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-363-5119

>>> David Surrette, Barley Pub, 328 Central Ave. Dover NH 9pm www.barleypub.com for more info.

 

 

Friday, February 10

>>>Catie Curtis at the Peterborough Folk Music Society ~ Peterborough, NH ~ http://pfmsconcerts.org 603-827-2905

photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/jdalton/6514289385/in/photostream/">notladj </a> via flickr / creative commons

Kate McNally hosts Suzanne Vega at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

February 17th | Tupelo Music Hall

Song/Artist/Album/Label

If These Walls Could Speak/Shawn Colvin/Cover Girl/Columbia

Truck Drivin' Woman/Si Kahn/New Wood/Philo

Aragon Mill/Rosalie Sorrels/Utah Phillips/Long Memory/ Red House

Sugarcoating/Martin Sexton/Sugarcoating/Kitchen Table

... Undertow/Suzanne Vega/Suzanne Vega/A&M Records
Finch's Complaint/Stan Rogers/Fogarty's Cove (Remastered)/Borealis

Make And Break Harbour/Stan Rogers/Fogarty's Cove (Remastered)/Borealis

Inside/ Bill Morrissey/Inside/Philo

Wednesday, January 25

>>>Robert Burns supper & festivities w/highland dance demo & authentic Scottish Fiddle music, Burns’ poetry & songs at the Waterhouse Restaurant ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 603-924-4001 www.waterhouse-nh.com

Thursday, January 26

>>>Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Music hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30om ~ www.themusichall.org >>>David Wilcox at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899

Friday, January 27

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Sweet Afton/Nickel Creek/Nickel Creek/Sugar Hill

Hit 'em up style/Carolina Chocolate Drops/Genuine negro jig/   

Someday Soon/ David Wilcox/The FolkScene Collection/Red House Records

See Me Now/Meg Hutchinson/The Living Side/Red House Records

Fashioned In The Clay/Susie Burke And David Surette/When The Small Birds Sweetly Sing/Madrina Music

Slave's Lament/Atlantic Crossing/Wind Against the Tide/Atlantic Crossing

The Loving Kind/Nanci Griffith/Songs From Sing Out! V.53#4/www.singout.org

Song/ Artist/Album/Label

Halley's Comet/ Gathering Time/Songs of Hope and Freedom/Gathering Time

Bound For Freedom/Pat Humphries/ Hands/Appleseed Records

Three Fishers/The Duhks/Songs From Sing Out! Winter 2007 v.50 #4/www.singout.org

Cold Winter Blues/Pat Donohue/Nobody's Fault/ Bluesky Records

One Little Step Towards Freedom/Kim & Reggie Harris/Get On Board! Underground Railroad & Civil Rights Freedom Songs, Volume 2/Appleseed Records

Circle The Wagons/Julie Snow/If Words Were Stones/  Julie Snow

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Journey Home/Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet/Abigail Washburn & The Sparrow Quartet/Nettwerk

Hey Ho/Dave Carter/Sing Out - V49#3/www.singout.org

Maggie's Farm/David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger/Retrograss /Acoustic Disc

Walkin'/David Mallett/Midnight on the Water/North Road

Kubla Khan/David Olney/Live at Norm's River Road House, Vol. 1/Red Parlor

Campaign Trail/John Gorka/Between Five And Seven/Highstreet

You Voted Red/                Joel Mabus/No Worries Now/Fossil Records

Folk Calendar 1.15.12

Jan 15, 2012

 

January 21

>>>Paul Rishell & Annie Raines at The New Moon Coffee House at the UU Church ~ Haverhill, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-459-5134 www.newmooncoffeehouse.org

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

Kate hosts Peter Yarrow at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Song /Artist / Album

Hey Ho / Dave Carter /  Sing Out - V49#3

Maggie's Farm / David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger /  Retrograss [Live]

Walkin' / David Mallett /  Midnight on the Water

Kubla Khan / David Olney /  Live at Norm's River Road House, Vol. 1

Campaign Trail / John Gorka /  Between Five And Seven

You Voted Red / Joel Mabus /  No Worries Now

Dear Abby / John Prine /  Prime Prine

Devil Take The Farmer / Randy Browning /  Radical Rags

For Real / Bob Franke /  The Other Evening in Chicago

Folk Calendar 1.1.12

Jan 1, 2012

Friday, January 6

>>>The Bradford Bog People at the Open Doors Coffeehouse ~ Hillsborough, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.bradfordbogpeople.com

Saturday, January 7

>>>Southern Rail at the Linden Tree Coffeehouse ~ Wakefield, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-246-2836

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Auld Lang Syne/ Tony Trischka/Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection/Rounder

Handsome Patrick/Patti Casey/The Edge of Grace/Long Shot Music

Cazadero/Chris Thile/How To Grow A Woman From The Ground/Sugar Hill

Hacklebarney/Dick Pinney/Folked Again The Best Of Mountain Railroad/ Mountain Railroad

Seven Years/April Verch/Take Me Back/Rounder

Two Year Winter/Bill Jones/Two Year Winter/Compass

 

Visit www.nhama.org for information about venues, jams or open mics in and around our listening area. There are way too many to mention!!! Music lives in New Hampshire!!!

Wednesday, December 28

>>>Charlie Strater at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm

>>>Matt Shipman at the Press Room ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 9pm

 

Song/   Artist/ Album/Label

Coming Home/Mark Erelli/ Little Vigils/Hillbilly Pilgrim Records

Thanks For The Roses (Merry Christmas /Antje Duvekot/Winterbloom: Traditions Rearranged/ Market Monkeys

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

First Christmas/Stan Rogers/ Between the Breaks...Live!/ Fogarty's Cove

Song for a Winter's Night/Gordon Lightfoot/Gord's Gold/Rhino

A Christmas Song/George Winston/December, Piano Solos: 20th Anniversary Edition/ Windham Hill Records

Kate hosts Martin Sexton at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Join NHPR’s Kate McNally on December 25, as she serves up a warm and comforting menu of folk holiday favorites. 

 

Song/    Artist/   Album/ Label

Turn, Turn, Turn/ Darryl Purpose/The Gift of the Magi and Other Seasonal Stories/Darryl Purpose

Moxham Castle/Natalie MacMaster/In My Hands/Rounder

Spiritual Kind/Terri Hendryx/Spiritual Kind/Wilory Records

Angels/ Susie Burke/Lucky Stars/Madrina Music

Lamb And Lion/Christine Lavin/The Runaway Christmas Tree/ Appleseed Records

Jimmie Rae's Bar N' Grill/The Crunchy Western Boys/ Rumorville/Crunchy Western Boys

Folk Calendar 12.18.11

Dec 18, 2011

Monday, December 19

>>>Natalie MacMaster at St. Johnsbury Academy ~ St. Johnsbury, VT ~ 7pm ~ 802-748-2600

www.CatamountArts.com

Thursday, December 22 & Friday, December 23

>>>Relative Strangers Reunion Concerts

at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 7:30 PM ~ www.twilightmusic.org, 802-254-9276

Friday, December 23

>>>Harvey Reid &Joyce Andersen

at the First Parish Church ~ Dover, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.seacoastguitar.org

 

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Johnny's An Angel/Tom Dean & Rex FowlerImagined - John Lennon Song Project/Tom Dean and Rex Fowler

No Joke/Pat Donohue/Nobody's Fault/Bluesky Records

Old White Men/Vance Gilbert/Old White Men/Disismye Music

Sunday in Paradise/Curt Bessette/Single /Curt Bressette

Across The Water/Ari & Mia/Unruly Heart/Ari & Mia

The Bushes Of Jerusalem/Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis/An Irish Christmas, A Musical Solstice Celebration/Irish Arts Center

Second Chances/Hot Tuna/Steady As She Goes/Red House Records

Folk Calendar 12.4.11

Dec 5, 2011

Thursday, December 8

>>>Chris Smither at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ www.meandthee.org

>>>Sweet Hot and Sassy, Spotlight Café, Capitol Center for the Arts; 7:30 ccanh.com/event/sweet-hot-sassy

December 9, 2011:

Song/Artist/Album/Label/ Johnny's An Angel/Tom Dean & Rex Fowler/Imagined - John Lennon Song Project/Tom Dean and Rex Fowler/No Joke/Pat Donohue/Nobody's Fault/Bluesky Records/Old White Men/Vance Gilbert/Old White Men/Disismye Music/Sunday in Paradise/Curt Bessette/Single/Curt BessetteAcross The Water/Ari & Mia/Unruly Heart/Ari & Mia/ The Bushes Of Jerusalem/Mick Moloney and Athena Tergis/An Irish Christmas, A Musical Solstice Celebration/Irish Arts CenterSecond Chances/Hot Tuna/Steady As She Goes/Red House RecordsWhen The Sun Goes Down/Blackjack Crossing/Blackjack Crossing/Blac

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Folk Calendar 11.27.11

Nov 27, 2011

Wednesday, November 30

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

>>>Lewis MacKinnonat the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com
 

Thursday, December 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Song/Artist/Album/Label

Like A Blessing/Tim Grimm/The Back Fields/Wind River

Over the River and Through the Wood/Julia Lane, Fred Gosbee and Barbara Burt/Going Home: Thanksgiving Music for Celtic Harp/Julia Lane

The Day Before Thanksgiving/Darrell Scott/A Crooked Road/Full Lights

The Thanksgiving Song/Fred Holstein/  Tribute To Steve Goodman/Red Pajamas

Thanks A Lot/Gravity/Roadman/Gravity

All God's Critters/John McCutcheon/Howjadoo/ Rounder

Kate interviews The Christmas Revels.

The Revels North Chorus will be performing their Christmas show at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College from December 15 - 18.

See video of Punk's Delight's instruments here.

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