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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NHPR Folk Calendar

Mar 2, 2014

Tuesday, March 4th

>>>Josh Ritter, Lebanon Opera House, 51 N. Park Street, Lebanon 7:30; www.lebanonoperahouse.org

Wednesday, March 5


>>>Jimmy Jo & the Jambol’ Ayuhs at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday March 6



Thursday, February 27

>>>Soule Monde at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm

>>>The Lone Bellow at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.themusichall.org

Saturday, March 1

Folk Show Playlist

Feb 24, 2014

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

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

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

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

NHPR Folk Calendar

Feb 9, 2014


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

Folk Calendar 2.2.14

Feb 3, 2014

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

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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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.

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

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

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

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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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.

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

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

Friday, January 10

>>>Keller Williams at the Tupelo ~ Londonderry, NH  ~ 8pm ~ www.tupelohalllondonderry.com

>>>John Fuzek at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-763-2668

>>>Antje Duvekot and Seth Glier at Next Stage ~ Putney, VT ~ 7:30 PM ~ www.twilightmusic.org, 802-254-9276


Saturday, January 11

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Fox/ Andrew Calhoun/ Grapevine/ Waterbug

My Skies/ James Keelaghan/ History - The First 25 Years/ Borealis

Dry Land Fish/ John McCutcheon/ 22 Days/ Appalsongs

Southbound Train/ Poor Howard Stith & Mike "Bullfrog" Rogers/ Going Home/ Howard Stith

Ramblin'/ Vassar Clements/ Grass Routes/ Rounder Select

Turtle Dove/ The Duhks/ Migrations/ Sugar Hill

Straw Against the Chill/ Bob Franke/ Long Roads, Short Visits/ Daring Records

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Tom Rush stopped by the NHPR studios to talk with Kate & play live.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

One Little Partridge/ Zoe Mulford/ Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Vol. 8/ Hudson Harding

Footsteps of the Faithful/ Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer/ American Noel/ Signature Sounds

Two Hours to Maine/ Carol Noonan/ Carol Noonan Christmas/ Noonan Music

I Saw Three Ships/ David Francey/ Carols For A Christmas Eve/ Laker Music

Give To Receive/ Jonathan Byrd & Chris Kokesh/ Hudson Harding Happy Holidays, Vol. 8/ Hudson Harding

Christmas In The Trenches/ John McCutcheon/ Live At Wolf Trap/ Rounder

Folk Calendar 12.22.13

Dec 22, 2013

Friday, December 27

>>>Stovepipe Mountain Band at the Greenhouse Restaurant ~ Warren, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-764-5708

Saturday, December 28

>>>The Gawler Family at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Courtesy of the band

The Hardtacks brought their Civil War sound to NHPR's studios this past Sunday.

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Lotus Wight, Pete Sutherland and Sheesham Crow of The Christmas Revels recently joined Kate to perform live in NHPR's studios.

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

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

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow/ Susie Burke, David Surette, And Kent Allyn/ Wonderland/ Madrina Music

Homelessness/ Steve Gillette And Cindy Mangsen/ Being There/ Compass Rose Music

Song Of The Magi/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ Christmas Morning/ Woodpecker Records

On The Mend/ The Milk Carton Kids/ The Ash & Clay/ ANTI Records

One Cool Remove/ Shawn Colvin/ Cover Girl/ Columbia

Wednesday, December 18

>>>Matt & Shannon Heaton w/ Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey DiMario at Acoustic Artisans ~ Portland, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.acousticartisans.com

Thursday, December 19

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Four Corners Grille ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899

Friday, December 20

Wednesday, December 11

>>>Troy McGillivray & Friends Christmas Show at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, December 12

>>>Matt & Shannon Heaton w/ Lissa Schneckenburger & Corey DiMario at the Concord Community Music School ~ Concord, NH ~ 12 Noon ~ www.ccmusicschool.org

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Beg And Borrow/ Mike And Ruthy/ The Honeymoon Agenda/ Humble Abode

Old Friends/ Terry Allen/ This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark/ Icehouse Music

Old Friends/ McCaslin, Mary/ Things We Said Today/ Philo

Come from the Heart/ Guy Clark/ Old Friends/ Sugar Hill

The Water Boiling Machine/ Troy MacGillivray/ Tune Poets/ Trolleymac Music

This Time Will Pass/ Christmas Celtic Sojourn, 2007 Release/ Reference Copy/ Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Angelina Baker/ Sugar Run/ Pounding Out a Tune/ Indys

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Solo Le Pido A Dios/ The Mammals/ Departure/ Humble Abode

Woodstock/ Joni Mitchell/ Ladies of the Canyon/ Warner Brothers

Clyde Waters (Child 216)/ Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer/ Child Ballads/ Wilderland Records

First Snowfall Of December/ Matt & Shannon Heaton/ Fine Winter's Night/ Matt and Shannon Heaton

The Babysitter's Here/ Dar Williams/ Many Great Companions/ Razor and Tie

Sanctuary/ Red Horse/ Red Horse/ Red Horse

The Tara Greenblatt Band recently stopped by the NHPR studios to perform live for The Folk Show. Hear the full performance here: