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

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Thanksgiving/ George Winston/ December, Piano Solos: 20th Anniversary Edition/ Dancing Cat; George Winston

Seasons Of My Heart/ The Del McCoury Band/ Blue Side Of Town/ Rounder

Family Song (Featuring Greg Canote and Jere Canote) Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Dancin' in the Kitchen/ Community Music

Food on the Table/ The Swamp Brothers/ The Tennessee Sessions/ Itchy Sabot Records

Babylon/ Don McLean/ Favorites & Rarities/ Parlophone Catalogue

50,000 Names/ Robin & Linda Williams/ Radio Songs/ Red House

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Turn Your Radio On/ John Hartford/ Aeroplane/ Appleseed

The Gifts/ Archie Fisher/ A Silent Song/ Red House

Shady Grove/ Peter Rowan And Tony Rice/ Quartet/ Rounder

Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out/ Jorma Kaukonen/ Ain't in No Hurry/ Red House

Crash on the Levee/ Happy Traum/ Just for the Love of It/ Lark's Nest Music

Johnny's Tune/ Bill Morrissey/ Come Running/ Turn and Spin

Eulalie/ Jesse Winchester/ Jesse Winchester: Live From Mountain Stage/ Blue Plate Music

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Walt Grace's Submarine Test, January 1967/ Susie Burke And David Surette/ Waiting For The Sun/ Madrina Music

Lion in the Winter/ Bennett and Perkins/ The Kitchen Music Sessions/ Bennett and Perkins

Torn Screen Door/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ The Great Sad River/ Woodpecker Records

Broken Glass/ David Francey/ Skating Rink/ Laker Music

The Lost Ones/ Garnet Rogers/ Small Victories/ Snowgoose

A Tribute to John Morris and Howie/ Brendan Carey Block/ Brendan Carey Block/ Brendan Carey Block

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

While My Guitar Gently Weeps/ Jake Shimabukuro/ Gently Weeps/ Hitchhike Records

This is a Mean World/ The Waxwing Four/ The Waxwing Four/ www.waxwingfour.com

The Chase/ Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy/ One/ Linus Entertainment

Darkness, Darkness/ Solas/ The Edge of Silence/ Shanachie

Intro Real November Sky/ Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White/ Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live/ Cheryl Wheeler

Real November Sky/ Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White/ Greetings From Cheryl Wheeler Live/ Cheryl Wheeler

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com    

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Dutchman/ John Gorka/ So Dark You See/ Red House Records

Ribbons Of Darkness/ Bruce Cockburn/ Rumours Of Glory Box Set/ True North Records

Wee Pot Stove/ Geoff Kaufman/ Geoff Kaufman's Sea Song Sampler - Ballads, Chanteys, & More/ Geoff Kaufman

Anam Cara/ Kate MacLeod/ At Ken Sanders Rare Books/ Waterbug

Down To The River To Pray/ Alison Krauss & Union Station/ Live / Rounder

Orphans/ Anne Hills And David Roth/ Rhubarb Trees/ Wind River Music

Matt Lorenz, AKA The Suitcase Junket,  stopped by with a little less "baggage" and a stripped down version of his multi-instrumental one man show.

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com           

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Hey Ramona/ Finnders and Youngberg/ I Don't Want Lovve You Won't Give Until I Cry/ Swingfingers Records

You Aint Goin' Nowhere/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Bitter the Parting/ John Doyle/ Wayward Son/ Compass Records

None of Your Business Now/ Paul Kelly/ Spring and Fall/ Dramatico

Forever Young/ Bob Dylan/ Dylan/ Columbia

Because of This/ Patty Larkin/ Still Green/ Signature Sounds

Grandpa Built Bridges/ Danny Schmidt Instead the Forest Rose To Sing/ Red House

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Borderline/ Harpeth Rising/ Shifted/ Harpeth Rising

My Friend Buddy/ Natalie MacMaster/ No Boundaries/ Rounder

Rock Of Ages/ Terry Kitchen/ The Post-American Century/ Terry Kitchen

Isaac Woodard's Eyes/ Angela Easterling/ Common Law Wife/ De L'Est

Fired Up!/ Holly Near/ And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection / Calico Tracks

I'm My Own Grandpa (Featuring Riders in the Sky)/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Dancin' in the Kitchen/ Community Music

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~ www.stonechurchrocks.com           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

My America/ Erik Balkey/ Everything is Great/ Erik Balkey

Gold Watch & Chain;Gospel Ship/ Harvey Reid/ The Autoharp Waltz/ Woodpecker Records

Where the Cane Fires Burn/ Gordon Bok/ In Concert/ Timberhead

Two Horses/ Jefferson Ross/ Isle of Hope/ Jefferson Ross

Orion's Belt/ John McCutcheon/ 22 Days/ Appalsongs

Liza Jane;Sandy Boys; Hangman's/ Ken Kolodner & Brad Kolodner/ Otter Creek/ Fenchurch Music

Forty-five Years/ Stan Rogers/ Fogarty's Cove/ Fogarty's Cove

Monday, September 28

>>>Oran Mor at Ri Ra ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-319-1680, www.rira.com/portsmouth/

>>>The Fretless at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-761-1757, https:///onelongfellowsquare.com

 

Tuesday, September 29

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Jenny Come In/ Joan Shelley/ Over and Even/ No Quarter

Don't It Get Trouble in Your Mind/ Dubl Handi/ Morning in a New Machine/ Dubl Handi

High On A Mountain/ Roy Schneider/ Ten From The Pen/ Shiny Gnu Records

Sweet Rains Of Amber/ Corinne West/ Starlight Highway/ Make Records

Gracie Blue/ Nikki Talley/ Out from the Harbor/ Nikki Talley

Miles Weatherhill and Sara Bell/ Hannah Sanders/ Charms Against Sorrow/ Sungrazing Records

No Way to Treat a Friend/ Archie Fisher/ A Silent Song/ Red House

 

Thursday, September 24

>>>Joan Armatrading at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~  www.themusichall.org 603-436-2400

>>>Pierre Bensusan at Red & Shorty’s ~ Dover, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.elysiumarts.com

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Brea's Waltz/ Trip To Nelson/  The Winding Road/ Trip to Nelson

Early Morning Rain/ Tony Rice/ Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot/ Rounder

Cathcart; Leire's Welcome to Cozac/ Katie McNally/ Flourish/ Katie McNally

Everybody's Cryin' Mercy/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

Wondering Where the Lions Are/ Bruce Cockburn Anything Anytime Anywhere/ Rounder

Shady Glen/ Donna Ulisse/ The Songwriter in Me A. Double Nine Inc.

 

Tuesday, September 15

>>>Two Old Friends ~  Sunset Sail ~ Music on the Piscataqua; http://www.gundalow.org/special-sails-music-on-the-piscataqua/

Wednesday, September 16

Wednesday, September 9

>>>Della Mae at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH  ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848,www.prescottpark.org

Thursday, September 10

>>>Drowned Valley ~  Sunset Sail ~ Music on the Piscataqua;http://www.gundalow.org/special-sails-music-on-the-piscataqua/

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

What Fortunes Guide A Sailor/ Matthew Byrne/ Hearts & Heroes/ Matthew Byrne

The Banks of Primroses/ Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons/ Recorded at NHPR Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons

Northern Spy/ Low Lily/ Low Lily/ Low Lily

Skagway 1895/ Adam Michael Rothberg/ Soul Of A Man/ AMR Music

Government On Horseback/ Si Kahn/ Thanksgiving/ Strictly Country

Workin'/ Tim O'Brien/ Chicken & Egg/ 100% WOMON

The Power And The Glory/ Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer/ Drum Hat Buddha/ Signature Sounds

Sept. 7

31st Annual Bread & Roses Festival with Bread and Puppet Theater, Squeezebox Stompers, Si Kahn, Los Sugar Kings, juggling and more On the Lawrence Common; ~ Lawrence, MA

 www.breadandrosesheritage.org  978-309-9740

Sept. 18-20

NH Highland Games & Festival ~ Lincoln, NH

At Loon Mountain www.nhscot.org 603-229-1975

Blackjack Crossing, an NH/VT collaboration,  joined Kate McNally in the studio with some music and conversation.

Wednesday, September 2

>>>Josh Ritter at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH  ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848, www.prescottpark.org

 

Thursday, September 3

>>>Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7:30pm ~  www.monadnockfolk.org

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