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
9:19 pm
Sun June 29, 2014

Folk Show Calendar (with festivals, concerts and dances)

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

Wednesday, July 2

>>>Justin Townes Earle at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~

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Folk Show
10:06 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 6.22.14 (concerts, dances and festivals)

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, June 23

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Folk Show
9:57 pm
Sun June 22, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 6.22.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Road To Heaven/ Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem/ Gambling Eden/ Signature Sounds

Summer Wastin'/ Ana Egge/ Lazy Days/ Grace/Parkinsong

Farewell To Saint Dolores/ Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem/ Gambling Eden/ Signature Sounds

Own Way To Heaven/ Alastair Moock/ Fortune Street/ CoraZong Records

Summer Evening/ Gillian Welch/ Going Driftless - An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown/ Red House

What Are They Doing In Heaven Today/ The Be Good Tanyas/ Hello Love/ Nettwerk Records

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Folk Show Performances
10:06 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Live In Studio: Rise!

Rise! at NHPR
Credit Kate McNally

The bluegrass fusion sextet Rise! recently joined us to perform live in Studio D. Listen to their performance here, and check out the band's Facebook page for more photos of the band in studio.

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Folk Show
9:07 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 6.15.14

Happy Father's Day/ Ronny Cox/ Songs...With Repercussions/ Wind River

Ancient Dreams/ Red June/ Ancient Dreams/ Organic Records

My Father Is Gone/ Bread & Bones/ I Know Stories/ Bread and Bones

My Daddy (Flies A Ship In The Sky)/ Woody Guthrie/ My Dusty Road/ Rounder

Daddy Was a Railroad Man/ The Seldom Scene/ Act Four/ Sugar Hill

Words To My Mama's Song/ Guy Davis/ Sweetheart Like You/ Red House

We All Need More Kindness in This World/ Guy Davis/ These Times We're Living In: A Red House Anthology/ Red House

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Folk Show
4:10 pm
Sun June 15, 2014

Folk Show Calendar (with festivals, concerts, dances)

 

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, June 16

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Folk Show
9:25 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 6.8.14

Monday, June 9

>>>Ashelin at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

Wednesday, June 11

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

                                          Friday, June 13

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Folk Show
9:04 pm
Sun June 8, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 6.8.14

Willy's Lady/ Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer/ Child Ballads/ Wilderland

Dusty Old World/ Gibson Brothers/ They Called It Music/ Compass

A Chat With Your Mom/ Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen/ Berrymania/ Waterbug

Groundhog/ Sam Amidon/ Bright Sunny South/ Compass Rose Music

Red Rooster In The Mash Pil/ Joe Crookston/ Able Baker Charlie & Dog/ Milagrito Records

Howl At The Moon/ Jonathan Edwards/ Man In The Moon/ Rising Records

For Real/ Bob Franke/ The Other Evening in Chicago/ Waterbug

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Folk Show
9:57 pm
Mon June 2, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 6.1.14

Wednesday, June 4

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

June 5-8 ~ Roots on the River

            Bellows Falls, VT

   www.rootsontheriver.com  802-463-9595 (?)

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Folk Show Performances
10:33 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Live In Studio: Hayley Reardon

Hayley Reardon & Kate McNally

Singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon recently joined us in the NHPR studios to play some tracks from her new album, Wayfindings. At only seventeen years old, Reardon has already shared the stage with such folk icons as Peter Yarrow & Tom Rush. She has been featured on WBUR Boston & hails from Marblehead, MA.

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Folk Show
10:04 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 5.18.14

Wednesday, May 21

>>>The Press Gang (Irish & Appalachian) at the Skye Theatre ~ Sputh Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.co

Friday, May 23rd

Davey O. and Annalise Emerick, Sunapee Coffeehouse; 7 p.m. http://sunapeecoffeehouse.org/

Tuesday, May 27

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Folk Show
9:32 pm
Sun May 18, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 5.18.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I'm Looking For A Song/ Lui Collins/ Baptism Of Fire/ Green Linnet

Like Johnny Loved June Mary Fahl/ Love & Gravity/ Rimar Records

Blue Chalk/ John Gorka/ Between Five And Seven/ Highstreet Records

Company of Friends/ Carrie Elkin & Danny Schmidt/ For Keeps/ Red House

The Way The Whole Thing Ends/ Gillian Welch/ The Harrow & The Harvest/ Acony Records

Box Canyon Blues/ Philip Gibbs/ Box Canyon Blues/ Philip Gibbs

Checks & Love Letters/ Bernice Lewis/ Checks & Love Letters/ Bernice Lewis

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Folk Show
7:49 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 5.11.14

Wednesday, May 14

>>>Keene World Harmony Chorus at the Unitarian Church ~ Keene, NH ~ 7:30pm ~  www.monadnockfolk.org

>>>Ari & Mia Friedman (Folk:Americana) at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Friday, May 16

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Folk Show
9:52 pm
Sun May 11, 2014

Folk Show Playlist 5.11.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Deep Peace/ Donovan/ Sutras/ American WB

Celebration For World Peace/ Do'Ah/ The Early Years/ Rounder Select

Flowers Of Peace/ Pete Seeger & Anne Hills/ Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Volume 3/ Appleseed Recordings

Fur Peace Rag/ Jorma Kaukonen/ Stars in My Crown/ Red House

I Look for Peace/ Kathy Lowe/ Above Water/ Kathy Lowe

Make Peace/ Claudia Schmidt/ Promising Sky/ Claudia Schmidt

My Peace/ Work O' The Weavers/ Pete Remembers Woody/ Appleseed Recordings

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Folk Show
9:41 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Folk Show Playlist 5.4.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Miner's Child/ Regina Carter/ Southern Comfort/ Sony Masterworks

Out Among the Stars/ Johnny Cash/ Out Among the Stars/ Columbia

My Window Faces the South/ Katie Glassman & Snapshot/ Dream a Little Dream/ Fiddle Parlor Records

Welcome To Boston/ Cosy Sheridan/ Pretty Bird/ Waterbug

He Moved Through the Fair/ Cara Luft/ Darlingford/ Blue Case Tunes

I Had My Heart Set On You/ Emmylou Harris/ Anthology/ Rhino

Little Maggie/ Bradford Bog People/ Fully Peated/ Bradford Bog People

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Folk Show
9:40 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Folk Calendar 5.4.14

Sunday, May 4

>>>Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas at the First Baptist Church ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 7pm ~  802-257-1571

      Tuesday, May 6

>>>Deadstring Ensemble, PORTSMOUTH BOOK & BAR, 9 p.m.Portsmouth, New Hampshire, US

>>>Bradford Bog People, Chasing Blue, Acousticana and more at Bluegrass on the Bogs, Hanson, MA; www.bluegrassonthebogs.com

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Folk Show
9:47 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 4.27.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Edmund Dale/ Carol Langstaff/ What Wonderous Love/ Carol Langstaff

See See Rider/ Regina Carter/ Southern Comfort/ Sony

I Don't Care if the Sun Don't Shine/ Katie Glassman & Snapshot/ Dream a Little Dream/ Fiddle Parlor Records

Line Drive/ Akira Otsuka/ First Tear/ Patuxent Music

The Loneliest Yodel/  The Piners/ The Piners/ Brick House Music

Rise Out Of The Water/ Cosy Sheridan/ Pretty Bird/ Waterbug

Ode to Sylvia Plath/ West My Friend/ When the Ink Dries/ Grammar Fight Records

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Folk Show
8:37 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar

Sunday, April 27

>>>Crossroads at St. Kieran’s Center for the Arts ~ Berlin, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.stkieranarts.org

Monday, April 28

>>>Music from Prince Edward Island w/ Richard Wood, Cynthia McLeod, Gordon Belsher & Caroline Bernard at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org  603-246-8998

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Folk Show
9:13 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 4.13.14

Monday, April 14

>>>Brendan Taaffe, solo concert, Friends Meeting House, 7:30, 42 Lebanon Street, Hanover, NH.www.brendantaaffe.com

Wednesday, April 16

>>>Magical Strings at Delrossi’s ~ Dublin, NH ~ 8:00pm ~ 603-563-7195 www.delrossis.com

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun April 13, 2014

Folk Show Playlist 4.13.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Blue Eyed Boston Boy/ Mark Erelli/ Memorial Hall Recordings/ Signature Sounds

Sail Away/ Malcolm Dalglish and the Oolites/ Pleasure/ Oolitic Music

Bend in the River/ Claudia Schmidt/ Bend in The River Collected Songs/ Red House

In My Time of Dying/ The Rosinators/ The Rosinators/ PDC Music

13 Question Method/ Ry Cooder/ Get Rhythm/ Warner Brothers

Texas Cookin'/ Guy Clark/ Texas Cookin'/ Sugar Hill

Everyday I Write the Book/ Sam Bush with Alison Brown The Other Side of the Mountain/ Compass

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 4.6.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Corrie Man/ Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas Abundance Culburnie

Cruel Salt Sea/ Matt and Shannon Heaton/ Tell You in Earnest/ Matt and Shannon Heaton/

The Fisherman/ Leo Kottke/ 6 & 12 String Guitar/ Rhino

The Road Goes on Forever/ David Mallett/ This Town/ Vanguard

The Endless Mile Lui Collins/ Made in New England Molly Gamblin

Don't Look Back/ David Wilcox/ Blaze/ What Are Records

The Mary Ellen Carter/ Dave Rowe Trio/ Three's A Charm/ Dave Rowe Trio

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Folk Show
8:58 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 4.6.14

Wednesday, April 9

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

Thursday, April 10

>>>David Wilcox at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm

Friday, April 11

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From the Archives
9:52 am
Wed April 2, 2014

From The Archives: Arlo Guthrie

Credit Courtesy Adam Adam Hammer via WikiMedia

Alice’s Restaurant was published nearly 30 years ago, the iconic song that gave the album its name is about the goings on at a restaurant owned by Alice and Ray Brock. Around the corner from the restaurant was the Old Trinity Church, which they made into their home. Ten years ago, Kate McNally, host of NHPR’s Folk Show on Sunday nights, spoke with Arlo Guthrie at the Old Trinity Church in Great Barrington, Ma, now site of the Guthrie Center. This week we’ll listen back to her interview with the folk music icon.

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Folk Show
9:09 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 3.30.14

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Time Traveler's Wife/ Kathy Kallick/ Cut to the Chase/ Live Oak Records

Richmond;Greasy coat ; Starvation at Hell Creek/ Ken Kolodner & Elke Baker/ Out of the Wood/ Fenchurch Music

Whippoorwill/ Heather Maloney & Darlingside/ Woodstock/ Signature Sounds

Whippoorwill/ Greg Brown/ The Evening Call/ Red House

Half A Mile/ Karine Polwart/ Traces/ Borealis Records

Summer Song/ Caroline Herring/ Camilla/ Signature Sounds

Crooked Man/ Barley Jacks/ Either Side of Night/ Fiddle Pal

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Folk Show
4:46 pm
Sun March 30, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 3.30.14

Tuesday, April 1

>>>The Tao Drummers of Japan at the Lyndon Institute ~ Lyndon Center, VT ~ 802-626-3357

>>>Steve Schuch at the Fox Research & Demonstration Forest ~ Hillsborough, NH ~ 7pm ~ preregistration required ~ 603-224-9945,ext 313

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

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Folk Show
9:16 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 3.23.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The First Song Is For You/ Tom Paxton/ Comedians & Angels/ Appleseed Records

Fisherman's Blues/ Young Dubliners/ Red/ Om Town Music

A&W Song/ Old Man Luedecke/ Tender Is The Night/ True North

Acadian Driftwood/ Richard Shindell/ South of Delia/ Richard Shindell Music

Child's Song/ Tom Rush/ Celebrates 50 Years Of Music/ Appleseed Records

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

The Season For Departure/ The Rolling Crones/ The Rolling Crones/ Black Socks Press

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Folk Show
6:15 pm
Sun March 23, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 3.23.14

 

Wednesday, March 26

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

>>>John Prine, Capitol Center for the Arts, 8 p.m. Concord, NH ; ccanh.com

Thursday, March 27

>>>Blackbird at the Pizza Stone ~ Chester, VT ~ 7pm ~ 802-747-8664

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Folk Show
9:01 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 3/16/14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

City Never Sleeps/ The Mammals/ Evolver/ Humble Abode

The Moonshiner/ Tommy Makem/ The Tommy Makem Songbag/ Red Biddy Records

The Jolly Tinker/ The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem/ The Clancy Brothers And Tommy Makem In Person at Carnegie Hall/ Sony Legacy

Waiting For A Train/ Jorma Kaukonen/ Blue Country Heart/ Columbia

Call the Captain/ Steep Canyon Rangers/ Lovin' Pretty Women/ Rebel Records

Trouble in the Fields/ Maura O'Connell/ Helpless Heart/ Warner Brothers

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Folk Show
7:01 pm
Sun March 16, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 3.16.14

Monday, March 17

>>>Islay Mist Ceilidh at the Colebrook Country Club ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org  603-237-9302,603-246-8998

>>>Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Tuesday, March 18

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Folk Show
8:58 pm
Sun March 9, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 3.9.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Sir Patrick Spens (Child 58)/ Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer/ Child Ballads/ Wilderland Records

Donald and June/ Craig Bickhardt/ Brother to the Wind/ Craig Bickhardt

Rabbit in the Moon/ Aztec Two-Step/ Cause & Effect/ Red Engine Records

The Melt/ Atwater-Donnelly/ Each Other's Story/ Rabbit Island Music

The Garden/ Alan Kelly Gang/ Small Towns and Famous Nights/ Blackbox Music

Witch of the Westmoreland/ Stan Rogers/ Between the Breaks Live/ Fogarty's Cove

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