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.

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Folk Show
9:01 pm
Sun April 8, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 4.8.12

Don't forget to check out the New Hampshire Acoustic Music Association calendar at www.nhama.org for a listing of jams and open mics!

We're on Facebook, too, at NHPR Folk!

Monday, April 9

>>>Meredith Kaye Clark at the Tupelo ~ White River Junction, VT ~ 802-698-8341

>>>Doc Rogers, Hole in the Fence Café; New London; 7 to 9 p.m.

 

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Folk Show
10:03 pm
Sun April 1, 2012

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 4.1.12

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I Am a Wanderer/ Steve Earle/ I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive/ New West Records

The Rose of Allendale/ Harvey Reid &* Joyce Andersen/ The Great Sad River/ Woodpecker Records

Home Again (from foreign lands)/ Harvey Reid &* Joyce Andersen/ The Great Sad River/ Woodpecker Records

Weatherman/ The Crunchy Western Boys/ Rumorville/ Crunchy Western Boys

The Battle Of New Orleans/ Jimmie Driftwood/ Vanguard: Roots Of Folk/ Vanguard

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Folk Show
9:12 pm
Sun April 1, 2012

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 4.1.12

Thursday, April 5

>>>David Surette at the Concord Community Music School Lunch Series ~ Concord, NH ~ Noon ~ 603-228-1196

>>>Crunchy Western Boys & Reckless Breakfast  at the Le3banon opera House ~ Lebanon, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.lebanonoperahouse.org

 

Friday, April 6

 

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Folk Show
9:29 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

Folk Calendar 3.25.12

Thursday, March 29

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

 

Friday, March 30

>>>The Sweetback Sisters at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292 www.stonemountainartscenter.com

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Folk Show
9:23 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 3.25.12

The Fo

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Time Between Trains/ Susan Werner/ Time Between Trains/ Bottom Line/Koch

Waiting in Vain/ Northern Lights/ One Day/ Fifty Fifty Music

Maura On A Bicycle, Stout And Molasses, Way Back When/ Béla Fleck/ The Bluegrass Sessions: Tales From The Acoustic Planet Vol .II/ Warner Brothers

Mick Ryan's Lament/ Tim O'Brien/ Two Journeys/ Sugar Hill

One More Tune/ Paul Kelly/ The A To Z Recordings Sampler/ Gawd Aggie

By Way of Sorrow/ Bennett and Perkins/ The Kitchen Music Sessions/ Bennett and Perkins

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Folk Show - Tupelo Public Radio Project
8:00 pm
Sun March 25, 2012

Tupelo Public Radio Project Featuring Dar Williams

Dar Williams
(press photo) official website

Kate hosts Dar Williams at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Folk Show
10:01 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 03.18.12

Flickr

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Amelia/ Ari & Mia/ Unruly Heart/ Ari & Mia

The Cat's Got The Measles, The Dog's Got The Whooping Cough/ New Lost City Ramblers/ Volume II 1963-1973/ Smithsonian Folkways

31 Depression Blues/ New Lost City Ramblers/ Volume II 1963-1973/ Smithsonian Folkways

A Man's A Man For a' That/ Ed Miller/ Genrerations of Change/ Wellfield Records

Wish You'd Stop Doing So Well/ Kristina Olsen/ Kristina Olsen/ Philo

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Folk Show
9:19 pm
Sun March 18, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 3.18.12

Friday, March 23

>>>The Bible Hill Gangat the Sunapee Coffee House ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

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

 

 

Saturday, March 24

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Folk Show
10:59 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

NHPR Folk Show (Fund Drive Edition) 3.11.12

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Love is the Water/ Brother Sun Brother Sun Brother Sun

Hooking the Bull at the Landing/ Guy Davis/ Recorded Live at NHPR/

Big Road Blues/ John Sebastian and the J- Band/ I Want My Roots/ Musicmasters

The Flood/ Eilen Jewell/ Heartache Blvd./ Signature Sounds

Birds and Ships/ Billy Bragg and Wilco/ Mermaid Avenue/ Rhino

All My Tears/ Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated/ Bradford Bog People

Ridgeline/ Thom Perkins/ Recorded Live at NHPR/

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Folk Show
10:59 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

NHPR Folk Show (Fund Drive Edition) 3.11.12

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Love is the Water/ Brother Sun Brother Sun Brother Sun

Hooking the Bull at the Landing/ Guy Davis/ Recorded Live at NHPR/

Big Road Blues/ John Sebastian and the J- Band/ I Want My Roots/ Musicmasters

The Flood/ Eilen Jewell/ Heartache Blvd./ Signature Sounds

Birds and Ships/ Billy Bragg and Wilco/ Mermaid Avenue/ Rhino

All My Tears/ Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated/ Bradford Bog People

Ridgeline/ Thom Perkins/ Recorded Live at NHPR/

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Folk Show
10:10 pm
Sun March 11, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 3.11.12

Musicians

 

Thursday, March 15

>>>The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-536-2551

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

Friday, March 16

>>>The Bradford Bog People at Brown Memorial Library ~ Bradford, NH ~ 7pm         

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Folk Show
10:08 pm
Sun February 26, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 2.26.12

 

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Coming Home/ Mark ErelliLittle Vigils Hillbilly Pilgrim Records

My Name Joe/ David Massengill/ Coming Up for Air Flying Fish

Blues Stay Away From Me/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Rockin' The Uke/ Community Music

GoingBackTo Yew Piney Mountain/ Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated(Old-time Music)/ Bradford Bog People

If I Needed You/ Bennett and Perkins/ The Kitchen Music Sessions/ Kathy Bennett and Thomas Perkins

Railroad Bill/ TajMahal/ The Essential/ Sony

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In-Studio Performance
9:00 pm
Sun February 26, 2012

In-Studio Guest: Jordan Tirell-Wysocki

Jordan Tirell-Wysocki (left) Matt Jensen (right)
Photo: NHPR

Fiddler Jordan Tirell-Wysocki and guitarist Matt Jensen join Kate in-studio on the Folk Show.

Tirell-Wysocki, a Canterbury fiddler who studied under Dudley Laufman and Carolyn Parrot will be appearing at the NHAMA (New Hampshire Acoustic Music Association) Spring Fling this Sunday, March 4 at the TupeloMusic Hall in Londonderry.

 

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Folk Show
6:52 pm
Sun February 26, 2012

Folk Calendar 2.26.12

Wednesday, February 29

>>>Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ www.necelticarts.com 207-562-4445

Thursday, March 1

>>>Mark Erelli at the Bellows Falls Opera House ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 7:30pm ~ www.flyingunderradar.com

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Folk Show - Tupelo Public Radio Project
9:00 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

The Tupelo Public Radio Project Featuring Suzanne Vega

Kate hosted Suzanne Vega live at Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction on Friday, February 17. Listen to the complete performance!

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