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
12:07 am
Mon February 24, 2014

Folk Show Playlist

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Hollywood/ Harvey Reid/ Blues & Branches/ Woodpecker Records

There but for Fortune/ Gathering Time/ When One Door Closes…/ Treble G

The Sunken Lands/ Rosanne Cash/ The River & The Thread/ Blue Note

Metal Drums/ Patty Larkin/ The Singer-Songwriter Collection/ Rounder

Off The Rails/ Garnet Rogers Small Victories/ Snowgoose

The House That Jack Built/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ brothersunmusic.com

Dream In Blue/ Stray Birds/ The Stray Birds/ thestraybirds.com

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Folk Show
10:51 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 2.16.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

So Say We All/ David Francey/ So Say We All/ Red House

Fishing In The Morning/ Dar Williams/ The Beauty Of The Rain/ Razor and Tie

Iowa Girl Waltz/ Dakota Dave Hull/ Reunion Rag/ Flying Fish Records

Restless For a While/ Annalivia/ The Same Way Down/ Annalivia Music

Unworthy/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Sylvia Hotel/ Philo

January Thaw/ Gerry Putnam and Tom Pirozzoli/ Guitar Duo/ Putnam and Pirozzoli

On Abundance/ Danny Schmidt/ Man of Many Moons/ Red House Records

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Folk Show
5:32 pm
Sun February 16, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 2.16.14

Tuesday, Feb. 18

>>>A solo concert with Brendan Taaffe ; 7:30 pm at the Hanover Friends Meeting House, 43 Lebanon St., Hanover, NH. For this concert, Brendan will be performing solo on mbira, guitar, and banjo: http://brendantaaffe.bandcamp.com

 

Friday, February 21

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Folk Show
9:38 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 2.9.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Carolina Pines/ Cris Williamson and Tret Fure/ Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/ Red House Records

Medley La Bolduc/ Josée Vachon/ Deracinee - uprooted/ Cevon Music

How Can I Keep From Singing/ Pete Seeger/ Pete/ Living Music

Gone But Not Forgotten/ Lui Collins/ Closer/ Waterbug Records

Garden Song/ David Mallett/ Greenin' Up/ North Road Records

Lorraine/ Lori McKenna/ Lorraine/ Signature Sounds

Moderation/ C. Daniel Boling/ Sleeping Dogs/ Bercalin Records

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Folk Show
6:40 pm
Sun February 9, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar

 

Wednesday, February 12

>>> Bennett and Perkins, Wildcat Inn and Tavern, Jackson, NH; 7:30 p.m.; 603-305-7156; www.bennettandperkins.com

Thursday, February 13

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

Friday, February 14

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Folk Show
12:33 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Folk Calendar 2.2.14

Thursday, February 6

>>>The Red Hot Chili Peppers at the Capitol Theater ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-225-1111 www.ccanh.com

Friday, February 7

>>>James Montgomery Band (Blues) at The Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.tupelohall.com

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Folk Show
10:22 pm
Sun February 2, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 2.2.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Oh Sacred World/ Pete Seeger/ Seeds: The Songs Of Pete Seeger, Volume 3/ Appleseed Records

Pete, On Woody and Union Maid(featuring Pete Seeger)/ Rik Palieri And George Mann/ The Almanac Trail/ Almanac Trail

The Farmer Is The Man/ Pete Seeger/ Folk Songs For Young People/ Smithsonian Folkways

Wood-Chopping Song/ Pete Seeger/ Folk Songs For Young People/ Smithsonian Folkways

Ground Hog/ Pete Seeger/ American Favorite Ballads: Vol. 3/ Smithsonian Folkways

Hole In The Bucket/ Pete Seeger/ Singalong / Smithsonian Folkways

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Folk Show Performances
10:55 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Live In Studio: Meg Hutchinson

Meg (and Austin) in studio
Credit Kate McNally

Meg Hutchinson stopped by to play some tunes from her latest album, Beyond That.

Since the release of her Red House Records debut Come Up Full in 2008, she has won high praise for her songwriting and has been featured on NPR Music and the syndicated show Mountain Stage. Publications like The Winnipeg Free Press have compared her songwriting with that of veterans Mary Chapin Carpenter and Joni Mitchell. Meg grew up in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.

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Folk Show
9:10 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 1.26.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

There but for Fortune/ Gathering Time/ When One Door Closes…/ Gathering Time

Back Roads/ Nina Gerber/ Treasures left behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/ Red House

Here in California/ Lucinda Williams/ Treasures left behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/ Red House

How We Got Up To The Woods Last Year/ Brian Miller & Randy Gosa/ The Falling Of The Pine/ Brian Miller and Randy Gosa

When The Master Calls The Roll/ Rosanne Cash/ The River & The Thread/ Blue Note Records

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Folk Show
6:45 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Calendar 1.26.14

Friday, January 31

>>>Bela Fleck w/ Brooklyn Rider at the Colonial Theater ~ Keene, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-352-2033 www.thecolonial.org

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

Saturday, February 1

>>>Jesse Peters  at Pleasant Valley Brewing ~ Saxtons River, VT ~ 802-869-4602

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Folk Show
4:30 pm
Sun January 26, 2014

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 1.19.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

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

77 Lime Green Cadillac Hearse/ Jefferson Ross/ Isle Of Hope/ Jefferson Ross

Back In The Goodle Days/ John Hartford/ Aereo-Plain/ Rhino Warner

We Think We'll Keep Him/ Jim Henry/ The Wayback/ Jim Henry

My Father's Coat/ John Schindler/ Two-Step Man/ John Schindler

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Folk Show
7:33 pm
Sun January 19, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 1.19.14

Thursday, January 23

>>>Vance Gilbert at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm

 

Friday, January 24

>>>Doc Rogers at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-763-2668

>>>Mark Wiley & His Bluegrass Friends (Bluegrass Jam) at the Garrison Players Theater ~ Rollinsford, NH ~ 6:30-9pm ~ 603-750-4278 www.garrisonplayers.org

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Folk Show Performances
11:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Live In Studio: Keith Murphy, Randy Miller, Lydia ievins & Andrea Larson

Credit Kate McNally

Kate's in-studio guests on Sunday were Keith Murphy, Randy Miller, Lydia ievins and Andrea Larson.

They are all appearing at the Northern Roots Festival in Brattleboro on January 25th, in addition to many other local performances.

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Folk Show
9:34 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Folk Show Calendar 1.12.14

Friday, January 17

>>>Caravan of Thieves w/ Emma Walsh at Next Stage ~ Putney, VT ~ 7:30 PM ~ www.twilightmusic.org, 802-254-9276

 

Saturday, January 18

>>>Chris Smither at the Peterborough Players Theater ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-827-2905, www.pfmsconcerts.org

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Folk Show
9:23 pm
Sun January 12, 2014

Folk Show Playlist 1.12.14

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Shifting Sands of Time/ Wayfaring Strangers/ Shifting Sands of Time/ Rounder

Ten Year Night/ Lucy Kaplansky/ Ten Year Night/ Red House

Side By Side/ Jim Kweskin/ Folked Again The Best Of Mountain Railroad Mountain Railroad

Pay Day/ Guy Davis/ Legacy/ Red House

Margery Grey/ Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen/ A Sense Of Place/ Redwing Music

Desolation Row/ Chris Smither/ Train Home/ Shout Factory

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

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