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
10:08 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Folk Calendar

Wednesday, August 21

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

Friday, August 23

>>>Great Big Sea (folk/rock) at the Lowell Summer Music Series ~ Boarding House Park ~  Lowell, MA ~ 7:30pm ~  www.lowellsummermusic.org

Saturday, August 24

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Folk Show
10:07 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Folk Calendar 8.11.13

Monday, August 12

>>>The Makem & Spain Brothers at the Lakeside Theater ~ Rangeley, ME ~ 207-864-5000

Tuesday, August 13

>>>The Makem & Spain Brothers at Mahoosuc Arts ~ Bethel, ME ~ 207-824-3575

Wednesday, August 14

>>>Dar Williams at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

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Folk Show
10:05 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 8.11.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Oh, What A Beautiful Mornin'/ Taylor, James/ Other Covers / Hear Music

Forget Me Not/ Anne Hills/ Angle Of The Light/ Collective Works

Talkin' Bout A Revolution/ Various Artists/ Playing for Change: Songs Around the World/ Hear Music

Box of Rain/ Sloan Wainwright/ Sloan Wainwright/ Waterbug Records

Zion / Village Harmony/ Best Of Village Harmony 2007-2008 / Village Harmony

Just Passiin' Through/ Tammy Fassaert/ Tammy Fassaert/ Strictly Country Records

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Folk Show
10:02 pm
Sun August 11, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 8.4.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Image Of Me/ New Country Rehab/ Ghost of Your Charms/ Kelp Records

Bash/ Akira Otsuka/ First Tear/ Patuxent Music

Festival Night/ Mustard's Retreat/ The Wind and the Crickets/ Palmetto Records

John Keane's Boys/ Laura Smith/ Everything Is Moving/ Borealis

Payday At The Mill/ Alice Gerrard/ Bittersweet/ Spruce and Maple Music

Sweet South Anna River/ Alice Gerrard/ Bittersweet/ Spruce and Maple Music

Everything Is Bigger In Alaska/ Si Kahn/ Bristol Bay/ Strictly Country

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Folk Show
8:43 pm
Sun August 4, 2013

Folk Show Calendar

Monday, August 5


>>>Isabeau & Les Chercheurs d’Or at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org   603-246-8998



Wednesday, August 7


>>>Judy Collins w/ Ari Hest at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

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Folk Show Performances
9:26 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Live In Studio: Leslie Vogel And Fred Simmons Of Folksoul

Leslie Simmons and Fred Vogel of Folksoul
Credit Kate McNally / NHPR

The Folksoul Band creates new music from old traditions, combining horns, vocals, wild rhythms, and New Orleans Mardi Gras spirit to create music for celebration and dancing. A seven piece group, they also work in smaller ensembles, sometimes as Lunatic Fringe or as The Folksoul Ensemble.

Two members, Leslie Vogel and Fred Simmons, stopped by the Folk Show to play in the studio and talk about their upcoming Folksoul Festival 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., August 18th, in Greenfield NH.

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Folk Show
9:20 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 7.28.2013

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

House Carpenter/ Irish Bastards/ Their Best/ Irish Bastards

The Books In My Library/ Nuala Kennedy And Oliver Schroer/ Songs From Sing Out! V.55#2/ www.singout.org

Oh My Little Darling / Fire On the Mountain/ Burning Bridget Cleary/ Pressed for Time/ Burning Bridget Cleary

Hit The Ground Running/ Maura O'Connell/ The FolkScene Collection/ Red House

Ain't Life A Brook/ Greg Brown & Bill Morrissey/ Friend Of Mine/ Philo

They Called It Music/ Gibson Brothers/ They Called It Music/ Compass

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Folk Show
8:29 pm
Sun July 28, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (concerts, dances and festivals)

Monday, July 29

>>>The Ennis Sisters (Country & Celtic) at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.gnwca.org   603-246-8998

Wednesday, July 31

>>>The Head & The Heart at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.prescottpark.org

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Folk Show Performances
10:00 am
Tue July 16, 2013

Live In Studio: Sattuma

Credit Sattuma via Facebook

"Sattuma" translated from Finnish means "hitting the mark" as well as "chance, happenstance". Sattuma is one of the most well-known folk bands to hail from Karelia - the republic shared by Russia and Finland.

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Folk Show
9:41 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Calendar (concerts, dances and festivals)

Tuesday, July 16th

>>>Bluegrass Gospel Project, Meetinghouse Park Summer Concert Series,

Hampstead, NH 6 p.m.

Wednesday, July 17

>>>Carolina Chocolate Drops at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~www.prescottpark.org

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Folk Show
9:17 pm
Sun July 14, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 7.14.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Three Brothers/ Alan Reid/ Collection : Songs Of Scotland's Martyrs, Rogues & Worthies/ Temple

Dear Sister/ Claire Lynch/ Dear Sister/ Compass

Saint Lucy/ Catie Curtis/ Hello, Stranger/ Compass

All That We Know/ Jason Spooner/ The Flame You Follow/ Spooner Records

Fortunate Son/ Todd Snider/ Peace Queer/ Mri Associated

Wide River To Cross/ Levon Helm/ Dirt Farmer/ Vanguard Records

Midnight On The Water/ Harvey Reid/ Of Wind And Water/ Woodpecker Records

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Folk Show
9:45 pm
Sun July 7, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 7.7.2013

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Willow/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

Wild Bill Jones/ Pharis and Jason Romero/  Long Gone Out West Blues/ Lula Records

Hard Travelin'/ Jimmy LaFave/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

I Look So Happy,Triangle Mouth Waltz/ Kristina Olsen/ Kristina Olsen/ Rounder Records

Pastures of Plenty/ Judy Collins/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

You Better Let That Liar Alone/ Harmony Sisters/ The Early Years/ Harmony Sound

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Folk Show
9:11 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 6.30.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Lighting Of The Flame And Fireworks/ Shaun Davey/ May We Never Have To Say Goodbye/ Tara Records

Little Road/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Defying Gravity/ Philo

Chimes of Freedom/ Eliza Gilkyson/ Eliza Gilkyson Misfits/ Realiza Records

Riding in My Car/ Donovan/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

Independence, Indiana/ Eddie From Ohio/ This Is Me/ Virginia Soul

Western Highway/ Terry Landis/ Barefoot Through the Music/ Terry Landis

Freedom Road/ Andrew Calhoun/ Living Room/ Waterbug

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Folk Show
9:11 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 6.30.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Lighting Of The Flame And Fireworks/ Shaun Davey/ May We Never Have To Say Goodbye/ Tara Records

Little Road/ Cheryl Wheeler/ Defying Gravity/ Philo

Chimes of Freedom/ Eliza Gilkyson/ Eliza Gilkyson Misfits/ Realiza Records

Riding in My Car/ Donovan/ Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At The Kennedy Center)/ Sony Legacy

Independence, Indiana/ Eddie From Ohio/ This Is Me/ Virginia Soul

Western Highway/ Terry Landis/ Barefoot Through the Music/ Terry Landis

Freedom Road/ Andrew Calhoun/ Living Room/ Waterbug

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Folk Show
8:06 pm
Sun June 30, 2013

NHPR Folk Calendar 6.30.2013

 6.30.2013 Monday, July 1


>>>Ten Strings & a Goatskin (Irish & Francophile) at the Colebrook Country Club ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998 www.gnwca.org



Tuesday, July 2


>>> Deoro (Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer) and Amber Rubarth at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.monadnockfolk.org

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Folk Show
9:29 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 6.23.2013

Tuesday, June 25


>>>The Indigo Girls at the Lebanon Opera House ~ Lebanon, NH ~ 7:30pm ~www.lebanonoperahouse.org


Wednesday, June 26


>>> Les Hay Babies at the Skye Theater~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

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Folk Show
9:19 pm
Sun June 23, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 6.23.2013

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Donald and June/ Craig Bickhardt/ Brother To The Wind/ Craig Bickhardt

Lucky Man/ David Francey/ Far End Of Summer/ Laker Music

Ring Of Fire/ Brad Colerick/ Lines In The Dirt/ Back 9 Records

Rose Bud In June/ Steeleye Span/ Below The Salt/ Shanachie Entertainment

Cherokee Run/ Terry Kitchen/ Summer to Snowflakes/ Urban Campfire

I Wish It Would Rain/ Nanci Griffith/ A Portrait Of An Artist/ MCA

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Folk Show Performances
12:00 am
Sun June 23, 2013

Live In Studio: Bill Staines

Folk Show host Kate McNally with Bill Staines

Bill Staines joined Kate in studio on Sunday, June 17th, for a one-on-one interview and live performance.

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Folk Show
9:47 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 6.16.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Don't Go Back to Asheville/ Steve Martin and Edie Brickell/ Love Has Come For You/ Rounder

Stick Brick and Mortar/ Smithfield Fair/ Stick, Brick and Mortar/ Stevenson Productions

Unwed Fathers/ Jeffrey Foucault/ Shoot The Moon Right Between The Eyes: Jeffrey Foucault Sings The Songs Of John Prine/ Signature Sounds

Three Little Birds/ Alice DiMicele/ If I Were An Otter: Songs For Kids Of All Ages/ Alice Dimicele

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Folk Show
8:57 pm
Sun June 16, 2013

Folk Calendar

Wednesday, June 19

>>> Kathleen Gorey-McSorley at the Skye Theater~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, June 20

>>> Bill Staines,  at The Public Library Writer's Night ~ Effingham, NH; 7 p.m. www.acousticmusic.com/staines/

Friday, June 21

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Folk Show Performances
9:54 am
Mon June 10, 2013

Decatur Creek

Credit Decatur Creek

Doug Farrell, Steve Dionne, and Jack Carlton are each accomplished NH musicians, singer/songwriters, and performers who together make up Decatur Creek. They joined Kate in the studio on Sunday night.

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Folk Show
9:59 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 6.9.13

Gent

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Deline/ Genticorum/ Enregistre Live/ Genticorum

How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat/ Amy Speace/ How To Sleep In A Stormy Boa/ 1-2-3-4- Go!

Succotash/ Putnam Smith/ Kitchen Love/ Itchy Sabot Records

The Good Years/ Karine Polwart/ Threshold/ Borealis Records

Pocket Change/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki/ Into The Cold/ Jordan Tirell-Wysocki

What Are They Doing In Heaven Today/ Jorma Kaukonen/ Blue Country Heart/ Sbme Special Mkts.

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Folk Show
8:46 pm
Sun June 9, 2013

Folk Show Calendar

Wednesday, June 12


>>> McAuley, Horan & O’Caoimh at the Skye Theater~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com



Thursday, June 13


>>>Fatoumata Diawara (Mali folk/rock)at the Loft (Portsmouth Music Hall) ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.themusichall.org


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Folk Show
9:09 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 5.19.13

Wednesday, May 22


>>>Blind Boys of Alabama at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainartscenter.com 207-935-7292



Thursday, May 23

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Folk Show
9:04 pm
Sun May 19, 2013

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 5.19.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I Knew This Place/ David Mallett/ Greenin' Up/ North Road Records

Older 'n Everybody/ Lou and Peter Berryman/ House Concert/ Cornbelt Records

Mood Indigo/ Peter Mulvey/ Good Stuff/ Signature Sounds

The Wizard's House/ The Irregulars/ Waiting For Wisdom/ The Irregulars

Storms Never Last/ Robin and Linda Williams/  These Old Dark Hills/ Red House Records

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Folk Show
9:25 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Folk Calendar

Monday, May 13


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



Friday, May 17


>>>Delbert McClinton w/ The Dusty Gray Band at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.flyingmonkeynh.com

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Folk Show
9:21 pm
Sun May 12, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 5.12.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Candles In The Rain (Childless Mothers)/ Darrell Scott/ A Crooked Road/ Full Lights

Every Mother's Son/ Chris Smither/ Hundred Dollar Valentine/ Signature Sounds

And Her Mother Came Too/ Don McLean/ Favorites and Rarities/ Capitol

The Sweetest Gift, A Mother's Smile/ The Sweetback Sisters Chicken Ain't Chicken/ Signature Sounds

78% H2O/ Ani DiFranco/ Canon / Righteous Babe

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Folk Show
9:44 pm
Sun May 5, 2013

Folk Show Calendar 5.5.13

Thursday, May 9

>>>Tom Rush at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~603-526-6899, www.flyinggoose.com (Currently, this concert is listed as sold out. Please call ahead re: cancellations)

Friday, May 10

>>>Ray Mason at the Sunapee Coffeehouse ~ Sunapee, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Saturday, May 11

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Folk Show
9:22 pm
Sun May 5, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 5.5.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lazarus/ The Short Sisters/ Downsized/ Black Socks Press

The Beauty Way/ Lucy Kaplansky/ Reunion/ Red House

Man Of Constant Sorrow/ Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston/ Fiddlers 4 Compass

If I Needed You/ The Boxcar Lilies/ Sugar Shack/ The Boxcar Lilies

Turn Yourself Around/ Heather Maloney/ Heather Maloney/ Signature Sounds

Willie's Lady (Child 6)/ Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer/ Child Ballads/ Wilderland Records

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Folk Show
9:22 pm
Sun May 5, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 5.5.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lazarus/ The Short Sisters/ Downsized/ Black Socks Press

The Beauty Way/ Lucy Kaplansky/ Reunion/ Red House

Man Of Constant Sorrow/ Bruce Molsky, Michael Doucet, Darol Anger, Rushad Eggleston/ Fiddlers 4 Compass

If I Needed You/ The Boxcar Lilies/ Sugar Shack/ The Boxcar Lilies

Turn Yourself Around/ Heather Maloney/ Heather Maloney/ Signature Sounds

Willie's Lady (Child 6)/ Anaïs Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer/ Child Ballads/ Wilderland Records

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