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 Performances
11:36 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Live In Studio: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Matt and Shannon Heaton and three year old son Nigel, with Folk Show host Kate McNally

Matt & Shannon Heaton joined Kate in studio on Sunday. The Boston-based duo play traditional and updated Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices.

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Folk Show
9:07 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 9/15/13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label/

Windborne/ Chilly Winds/ Recorded at Nelson Town Hall/ Monadnock Folklore Society

Woke Up This Morning/ Mavis Staples/ One True Vine/ Anti

I Like to Sleep Late In the Morning/ David Bromberg Band/ Midnight On the Water/ Legacy/Columbia

City Kids/ Susan Werner/ Hayseed/ Thirty Tigers

Rock And Root/ John Perraul/t Rock And Root/ Rockweed

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

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Folk Show
8:15 pm
Sun September 15, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (Festivals, Concerts & Dances)

September Festivals

September 20-22 ~ NH Highland Games

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH

www.nhscot.org  603-229-1975

   Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas,  Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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Folk Show
9:07 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 9.8.13

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Traveling Alone/ Tift Merritt/ Traveling Companion/ Yep Roc

See That My Grave Is Kept Clean/ Aubrey Atwater/ Banjo Babes/ Wepecket Island Records

Red Dirt Girl/ Emmylou Harris/ Red Dirt Girl/ Nonesuch

Gone, Gonna Rise Again/ Si Kahn & The Looping Brothers/ Aragon Mill - The Bluegrass Sessions/ Strictly Country Records

Mother Earth/ Betsy Rose/ Sacred Ground/ Kaleidoscope

I Don't Believe In Yesterday/ Jaime Michaels/ Unknown Blessings/ Frumdahart Productions

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Folk Show
8:26 pm
Sun September 8, 2013

Folk Show Calendar (Festivals, Concerts & Dances)

 Festivals:

September 20-22 ~ NH Highland Games

Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH

www.nhscot.org  603-229-1975

Performers: Albannach. The Red Hot Chili Pipers, Natalie Haas,  Alasdair Fraser, John Carmichael, The Brigadoons, Prydein, Charlie Zahm, Strathspey & Reel Society of NH, Prydein, and The American Rogues,

September 28-29 ~ Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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Folk Show
10:03 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

Folk Show Playlist 8.25.13

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label/

No More Cane on the Brazos/ Odetta/ My Eyes Have Seen/ Vanguard

Keg of Brandy/ Robbie O'Connell/ The Love of the Land/ Green Linnet

Wayfaring Stranger/ Simone Dinnerstein and Tift Merritt/ Night/ Sony

The House that Jack Built/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

Can You Hear It/ Tara Greenblatt Band/ Animal Body/ Tara Greenblatt

Heart Like A Wheel/ Zoë Muth & The Lost High Rollers Old Gold Signature Sounds

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

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Folk Show
10:11 pm
Sun August 18, 2013

Folk Show Playlist

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Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Both Sides Now/ Dave Van Ronk/ The Mayor of MacDougal Street: Rarities 1957-69/ Rootstock Recordings

Somebody's Darling/ Kathy Mattea/ Songs Of The Civil War/ Sony

Red Rocking Chair/ Ivan Rosenberg/ Oldies And Old Time/ Vole-O-Tone

Peekaboo Waltz/ Fiddle Whamdiddle/ Old School Old Time/ Fiddle Whamdiddle

Behind the Bush in the Garden,Elzic's Farewell/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

I Need You Now/ Craig Werth/ The Spokes Man/ Craig Werth

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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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