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
8:37 pm
Sun September 21, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 9.21.14

Friday, September 26

>>>Joan Osborne at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-536-2551, www.flyingmonkeynh.com

>>>Craig Werth at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

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Folk Show
9:46 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 9.14.14

Tuesday, September 16

>>>Claude Bourbon at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Thursday, September 18

>>>Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn at the Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292, www.stonemountainartscenter,com

Friday, September 19

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Folk Show
9:34 pm
Sun September 14, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 9.14.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Final Trawl/ The Tannahill Weavers/ Dancing Feet/ Green Linnet

Mr. and Mrs. Noah/ Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen/ Berrymania/ Compass Rose Music

I Dream in Blue/ Stray Birds/ Stray Birds/ Stray Birds

My World is Empty/ Mary McCaslin/ Things We Said Today/ Philo

Paper Cranes/ Danny Schmidt/ The Americana Agency Sampler/ Americana Agency

Matapedia/ Kate and Anna McGarrigle/ Matapedia/ Hannibal

Nobody Eats at Linebaugh's Anymore/ John Hartford/ Morning Bugle/ Rounder

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Folk Show
10:04 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 9.7.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Loch Lomond/ Dane Zanes with Natalie Merchant/ Catch that Train/ Festival Five Records

A Man's a Man/ Glengarry Boys/ Eight/ Glengarry Boys

Goon Castle, Groton Session Jig/ Annalivia/ Annalivia/ Annalivia

The Hills of Isle Au Haut/ Gordon Bok/ Apples in the Basket/ Timberhead

Maid of Constant Sorrow/ Judy Collins/ Maids and Golden Apples/ Wildflower

Let the Mystery Be/ Iris Dement/ Infamous Angel/ Warner

Fork in the Road/ Infamous Stringdusters/ Fork in the Road/ Sugar Hill

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Folk Show
9:59 pm
Sun September 7, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 9.7.14

                                              Tuesday, September 9

>>>The Hardtacks, 7PM

Hillsborough, NH ~ Hillsborough Historical Society

@ Pierce Homestead Hillsborough

               Thursday, September 11

>>>The Buskers at Pitman’s Freight Room ~ Laconia, NH ~ 8pm

>>>The Hardtacks,Keene Public Library, Keene, NH , 6-9PM

Equal Chautauqua: Frederick Douglass and Harriet Tubman

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Folk Show
9:22 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 8.31.14

Musicians

Monday, September 1

>>>Ten Strings & A Goatskin at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

 

Friday, September 5

>>>Meg Hutchinson & Natalia Zuckerman at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-631-8987, www.meandthee.org

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun August 31, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 8.31.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I'm Working On A Road/ Flatt & Scruggs/ Foggy Mountain Gospel/ Columbia

Working On A Building/ Wayfaring Strangers/ Shifting Sands Of Time/ Rounder

Paddy Works On The Railroad/ Pete Seeger/ American Favorite Ballads: Vol. 3/ Smithsonian Folkways

Our Work Is Never Done/ PossumHaw/ Waiting And Watching/ Possumhaw

Working/ The Deadly Gentlemen/ Roll Me, Tumble Me/ New Rounder

The Ballad of Harbo and Samuelsen/ Rick Lee/ There's Talk About a Fence/ Waterbug

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Folk Show
9:22 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 8.24.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

What I Know/ Tom Rush/ What I Know/ Appleseed

Up On The Lowdown/ Chris Smither/ Still On The Levee/ Signature

Second Effort/ Stan Rogers/ Turnaround / Fogarty's Cove

Lake Pontchartrain/ Sally Spring/ Made Of Stars/ Sniffinpup

Bold Orion On The Rise/ Gary, Margaret, Megan & Dan MacArthur/ MacArthur Road/ Front Hall Records

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

Old Friends/ Rory Block/ Last Fair Deal/ Telarc

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Folk Show
9:03 pm
Sun August 24, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 8.24.14

Wednesday, August 27

>>>Lonely Heartstring Band at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

>>Wailin’ Jennys, Prescott Park Arts Festival; http://www.thewailinjennys.com/tour/

Thursday, August 28

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Folk Show
9:31 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 8.17.14

Wednesday, August 20

>>>Bon DeBarras at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~www.necelticarts.com ,207-562-4445

Friday, August 22

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

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Folk Show
9:21 pm
Sun August 17, 2014

Folk Show Playlist 8.17.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

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

Hand In Hand/ Áine Minogue/ Were You At The Rock…/ Copper Plate Ind.

Going Away/ Will Brown, Cindy Kallett And Grey Larsen/ Singing Through The Hard Times: A Tribute To Utah Phillips/ Righteous Babe Records

Sandy Land/ The Whites/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/ Lost Highway

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

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Folk Show
9:46 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 8.10.14

Tuesday, August 12

>>>Susie Burke at the Rotary Arts Pavillion ~ Dover, NH ~ 10:30am ~ www.cochecoartsfestival.org

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke Nottingham Town Concert ~ Nottingham, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-679-3435

>>>Houston Bernard Band (Country/Americana)  and Community BBQ on the Town Common ~ Gorham, NH ~ 5:30pm ~ 603-466-2101

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Folk Show
9:41 pm
Sun August 10, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 8/10/14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Times They Are A-Changin'/ Richie Havens/ Cuts to the Chase/ Rhino

The Family Car/ Steve Gillette and Cindy Mangsen/ Berrymania/ Compass Rose Music

Black Waters/ John McCutcheon, Tim O'Brien, Suzy Bogguss, et al/ Dear Jean/ Compass Records

Fire and Ice/ The Short Sisters/ Downsized/ Black Socks Press

Paper Wings and a Halo/ Lori McKenna/ Paper Wings and Halo/ Signature Sounds

Life's Railway to Heaven/ The Craven Family Band/ The Flower Grown/ Craven Family Music

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Folk Show
9:46 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 7.27.14

Note: The Monday night contradance usually at the Nelson Town Hall will be held at Heberton Hall, next the Keene Public Library in Keene.  Also note that The Monadnock Folklore Society's First Saturday Contra Dance, for the summer months, will be held at the Peterborough Community Center near Route 101. For information about either dance visit monadnockfolk.org

Monday, July 28

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Folk Show
9:42 pm
Sun July 27, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 7.27.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Howdi Do/ Old Crow Medicine Show/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Legacy Recordings

I Feel The Blues Moving In/ Slaid Cleaves/ Broke Down/ Philo

Storms Are on the Ocean (Carter Family)/ Amber Rubarth/ Free EP - a song from every album!/ Chesky Records

Jim;Don't Cry Blue/ Jonathan Edwards/ Cruising America's Waterways/ Media Artists Inc.

Sago Mine/ The Kennedys/ Better Dreams/ Appleseed Records

I Ain't Got No Home/ Billy Bragg/ Tooth & Nail/ Essential Music

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