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
8:26 am
Wed December 12, 2012

The Revels In Studio

Kate sat down with traditional Irish folk music and dance group The Revels in studio on Sunday to discuss and perform. The Revels are currently performing their annual holiday show, The Christmas Revels, at the Hopkins Center for the Arts at Dartmouth, in Hanover, NH. For more information and tickets, visit the Hopkins Center.

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Folk Show
10:10 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 12.9.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

How Can I Keep From Singing/ Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen/ Christmas Morning/ Woodpecker

New Boots/ Mark Henley/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

Barbara Allen/ Long Time Courting/ LTC Sampler/ Long Time Courting

You Don't Have To Move That Mountain/ Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott/ We're Usually A Lot Better Than This/ Full Lights

The Rearview Mirror/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why/ Sometimes Why

Crayola Doesn't Make A Color For Your Eyes/ Kristin Andreassen/ Kiss Me Hello/ Kristin Andreassen

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Folk Show
9:30 pm
Sun December 9, 2012

Folk Calendar 12.9.12

Wednesday, December 12

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Drylongso Coffeehouse ~ North Conway, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-662-7591

Thursday, December 13

>>>Harvey Reid & Joyce Andersen at the Four Corners Grill ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899 www.flyinggoose.com/

Friday, December 14

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Folk Show Performances
8:18 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Kathy Lowe

Kate sat down in studio with singer/songwriter and artist, Kathy Lowe. For more information on Kathy and a list of her upcoming performances, visit her website.

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Folk Show
10:20 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Folk Calendar 12.2.12

Wednesday, December 5

>>>Judy Collins at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Mary McCaslin & Rick Shea at Popolo ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-463-9595 www.flyingunderradar.com

Friday, December 7

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Folk Show
10:20 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

Folk Calendar 12.2.12

Wednesday, December 5

>>>Judy Collins at the Flying Monkey ~ Plymouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.flyingmonkeynh.com

Mary McCaslin & Rick Shea at Popolo ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-463-9595 www.flyingunderradar.com

Friday, December 7

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Folk Show
10:16 pm
Sun December 2, 2012

NHPR Folk Show Playlist 12.2.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Bread And Roses/ George Mann/ Patience In These Times/ Running Scared Productions/

Wild Mountain Thyme/ Judy Collins/ Maids & Golden Apples/ Wildflower/

Canaan's Land/ Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer/ The Bramble & the Rose/ Philo/

The Bramble And The Rose/ Mary McCaslin  Things We Said Today/ Philo/

Temporary Road/ John Gorka/ Temporary Road/ Highstreet/

Dreams Of Life/ Darryl Purpose/ Next Time Around/ Blue Rock Artists/

Anti Blues Matters/ Doc Rogers/ Aint Dead Yet/ Doc Rogers/

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Folk Show Interviews
3:11 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire

Credit srsnh.org

Kate was in studio with conductor Michael Vose and the Strathspey and Reel Society of New Hampshire, a group seeking to preserve and promote Scottish culture through the playing of traditional Scottish music.

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Folk Show
1:08 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 11.18.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Down The Old Plank Road/ The Holy Modal Rounders/ 1 & 2/ Fantasy

Shady Grove/ Zoe Speaks/ Birds Fly South/ Redbird Records

Uncle Dave's Grace/ Herdman Hills And Mangsen/ At the Turning of the Year/ Hand and Hand

Don't Get Weary/ Adrienne Young/Little Sadie/ The Art of Virtue/ Addie Belle

Thanksgiving/ Loudon Wainwright III/ Therapy/ Jive

Come ye Thankful People/Harvest Home/ Julia Lane, Fred Gosbee and Barbara Burt Going Home: Thanksgiving Music for Celtic Harp/ Castlebay

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Folk Show
9:11 pm
Sun November 18, 2012

Folk Calendar 11.18.12

Saturday, November 24

>>>The Makem & Spain Brothers at the Rochester Opera House ~ Rochester, NH ~ (603)335-1992

Sunday, November 25

>>>Strathspey and Reel Society of NH Annual Gala Scottish Concert featuring Highland Soles with Ed Pearlman, Neil Pearlman, Laura Scott and the Strathspey and Reel Society of NH orchestra; 2:30, Concord City Auditorium, Concord, NH

www.srsnh.org

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Folk Show
10:08 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Folk Calendar 11.4.12

Monday, November 5

>>>Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group at Stone Mountain Arts ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ www.stonemountainarts.com 207-935-7292

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Wednesday, November 7

>>>Peter Mulvey at Popolo ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 8pm ~ 802-463-9595 www.flyingunderradar.com

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Folk Show
10:06 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 11.4.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pretty Saro/ Iris Dement/ Music From and Inspired by the Movie Songcatcher/ Vanguard

Here in California/ Lucinda Williams/ Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/ Red House

Friend of the Devil/ Lyle Lovett/ Deadicated/ Arista

Testimony/ Sweet Honey in the Rock/ Sweet Honey in the Rock:Selections 1976-1988/ Flying Fish

Campaign Trail/ John Gorka/ Between Five and Seven/ High Street Records

Out of Pawn/ Anais Mitchell/ The Brightness/ Righteous Babe

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Folk Show
10:04 pm
Sun November 4, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 11.4.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pretty Saro/ Iris Dement/ Music From and Inspired by the Movie Songcatchter/ Vanguard

Here in California/ Lucinda Williams/ Treasures Left Behind: Remembering Kate Wolf/ Redhouse

Friend of the Devil/ Lyle Lovett/ Deadicated/ Arista

Testimony/ Sweet Honey in the Rock/ Sweet Honey in the Rock:Selections 1976-1988/ Flying Fish

Campaign Trail/ John Gorka/ Between Five and Seven/ High Street Records

Out of Pawn/ Anais Mitchell/ The Brightness/ Righteous Babe

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Folk Show
10:06 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 10.28.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Lousiana Storm/ Bill Staines/ Bridges/ Red House Records

Gathering Storm/ Battlefield Band/ Dookin'/ Temple

Come On The Road/ Stephen Nystrup/ Folk Next Door 7 WWUH Records

Sandy Land/ The Whites/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/

Donald And Lydia/ John Prine/ Prime Prine: The Best Of John Prine/ Lost Highway

Lydia/ Slaid Cleaves/ Broke Down/ Philo

Hurricane Clare/ Bennett and Perkins/ House On Fire/ Bennett and Perkins

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Folk Show
9:35 pm
Sun October 28, 2012

Folk Calendar 10.28.12

Thursday, November 1

>>>Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group at The Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-436-2400 www.themusichall.org

Friday, November 2

>>>Christine Lavin & Don White at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ www.meandthee.org 781-631-8987

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Folk Show
10:21 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Folk Calendar 10.21.12

Tuesday, October 23

>>>Keb’Mo’ at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292 www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Friday, October 26

>>>Dar Williams at the Peterborough Players Theater ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 8pm ~ http://pfmsconcerts.org

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Folk Show
10:16 pm
Sun October 21, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 10.21.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Wild Horse/ Red Horse/ Red Horse/ Red House

Crossing the Bar/ Robin and Linda Williams/ These Old Dark Hills/ Red House

Leaves That Are Green/ Mara Levine with Gathering Time/ Mara Levine/ Mara Levine

Gone Gonna Rise Again/ Kathy Mattea/ Calling Me Home/ Sugar Hill

Trampled Rose/ Carolina Chocolate Drops/ Genuine Negro Jig/ Nonesuch

John Lee Hooker For President/ Ry Cooder/ Pull Up Some Dust and Sit/ Nonesuch

Higher Financial Reform/ Cosy Sheridan/ The Horse King/ Waterbug

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Folk Show
10:23 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 10.14.12

Wednesday, October 17

>>>Chris Kirby, Kim Wempe & Keith Mullens at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ (207)562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Friday, October 19

>>>Gordon Bok at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 8pm ~ www.monadnockfolk.org

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Folk Show
10:20 pm
Sun October 14, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 10.14.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Vermont Is Afire in the Autumn/ Lui Collins/ Made in New England/ Green Linnet

Our Lady of the Tall Trees/ Cahalen Morrison & Eli West/ Our Lady of the Tall Trees/ Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

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

Shady Grove/ Bill Staines/ Beneath Some Lucky Star/ Red House Records

Mussels in the Corner/ Gordon Bok/ Sing Out - V49#3/ www.singout.org

Harold Is A Lobsterman/ The Shaw Brothers/ A Profile Of New Hampshire/ The Shaw Brothers

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Folk Show Performance
11:20 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Folk Show Interview: Cosy Sheridan

Courtesy of the Cosy Sheridan

Cosy Sheridan joins Kate McNally live in the NHPR studio.

Folk Show
9:57 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 10.7.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Geronimo's Cadillac/ Mary McCaslin & Jim Ringer/ The Bramble & the Rose/ Philo Records

My World Is Empty Without You/  Mary McCaslin/ Things We Said Today/ Philo Records

The Lily & The Rose/ Battlefield Band/ Line Up/ Temple Records

Harvest Home - Gordon's Fancy/ Gordon Bok/ Jeremy Brown And Jeannie Teal/ Folk Legacy

My Images Come/ Gordon Bok, Ann Mayo Muir, Ed Trickett/ All Shall Be Well Again/ Folk Legacy

Adelaide/ The Greencards/ The Brick Album/ Darling Street Records

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Folk Show
9:32 pm
Sun October 7, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 10.7.12

Thursday, October 11

>>>Suzanne Vega at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292 www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Friday, October 12

>>>Buskin & Bateau, Beggar’s Ride opens at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse ~ Marblehead, MA  ~ www.meandthee.org 781-631-8987

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Folk Show
10:14 pm
Mon October 1, 2012

In The Studio: Novelist Scott Alarik And "Revival, A Folk Music Novel"

Credit Asia Kepka

I don’t know what came over me as I sat across from novelist Scott Alarik while he read from his new book, Revival, a Folk Music Novel in the studio at NHPR.  My throat closed up as my eyes started to well while he spoke from the heart of his character, Nathan Warren, a singer/songwriter, now open mic host who never quite got his shot at the big time.

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Folk Show Playlist
10:19 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 9.30.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Big Rock Candy Mountain/ John Hartford/  Down From the Mountain/ Lost Highway

Romance In Durango/ Beppe Gambetta/ Live at Teatro della Corte, The First 10 Years/ Gadfly Records

Jokerman/ Eliza Gilkyson/ Nod to Bob 2/ Red House Records

I've Got that Old Feeling/ Alison Krauss/ I've Got That Old Feeling/ Rounder

Prodigal Daughter/ Michelle Shocked/ Arkansas Traveler/ Mercury

Help My Brother/ Gibson Brothers/ Help My Brother/ Compass

Gasology/ Tony Rice/ Acoustics/ Rounder

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Folk Calendar
10:07 pm
Sun September 30, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 9.30.12

Monday, October 1

>>>John Hiatt & The Combo at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME  ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292 www.stonemountainartscenter.com

Tuesday, October 2

>>>Arlo Guthrie at Fuller Hall ~ St. Johnsbury, VT ~ 7pm ~ www.catamountarts.com, www.arlo.net

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Folk Show Playlist
10:22 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 9.23.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Green Grows The Laurel/ Greg Brown/ Honey In The Lion's Head/ Trailer Records

Whole Again/ Julie Snow/ If Words Were Stones/ Julie Snow

Since You Took Your Leave/ Cahalen Morrison And Eli West/ The Holy Coming Of The Storm/ Cahalen Morrison and Eli West

Heaven Sent/ Steeldrivers/ The Steeldrivers/ Rounder

Green Mountains And Me/ Slaid Cleaves/ Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away/ Music Road

When The Shanty Boy Comes Down/ Jeff Warner/ Jolly Tinker/ Gumstump Records

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Folk Show
6:34 pm
Sun September 23, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 9.23.12

Wednesday, September 26

>>>Celtic Thunder at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.ccanh.com

>>>Maggie & Cassie MacDonald at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ (207)562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

Thursday, September 27

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

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Folk Show
10:05 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 9.16.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

First Day Of Autumn/ Anne Hills/ The Women Of Kerrville, Vol. 2/ Silverwolf

Jig Runrig/ The Ramnee Ceilidh/ Alasdair Fraser & Natalie Haas/ Highlander's Farewell/ Culburnie

Long Time Girl Gone By/ Emmylou Harris/ KIN - Songs By Mary Karr & Rodney Crowell/ Vanguard Records

Sundown/ Art Thieme/ Get Folked - Live at Charlotte's Web/ Mountain Railroad

The Sun Goes On Rising/ Sarah McQuaid/ The Plum Tree And The Rose/ Waterbug Records

Just Sayin'/ Stray Birds/ The Stray Birds/ The Stray Birds

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Folk Show
7:02 pm
Sun September 16, 2012

Folk Show Calendar 9.16.12

Monday, September 17

>>>The Thing in the Spring presents Vetiverse/Habibi/Coke Week at Bass hall ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.monadnockfolk.org

Tuesday, September 18

>>>>The Searson Sisters at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ www.gnwca.org603-237-9302, 603-246-8998

Friday, September 21

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Folk Show
10:01 pm
Sun September 9, 2012

Folk Show Playlist 9.9.12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Haul Awa' Lads/ Willie McCulloch/ Songs From Sing Out! Winter 2007 v.50 #4/ www.singout.org

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Songs From Sing Out! V.51#1/ www.singout.org

Would You Love Me Then/ Lori McKenna/ Paper Wings & Halo / The Orchard

Jubilee/ Sally Rogers/ The Unclaimed Pint / In the Circle of the Sun Flying Fish

Little Sadie/ John Doyle/ Wayward Son/ Compass Records

Talk About Suffering/ Ricky Skaggs & Tony Rice/ Skaggs and Rice/ Sugar Hill

The Kind/ Steve Earle/ Jerusalem/ Artemis

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