The Folk Show

Sundays at 6 pm

Great folk music, from the classics of days gone by to new artists reinvigorating the genre. Join us for great music, in-studio performances, interviews and your requests.

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Brought to you in part by:

New Hampshire State Council on the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts

Wednesday, August 26

>>>Matthew Byrne at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-761-1757


Thursday, August 27

August 26-29

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME 207-873-6539

Performers include:Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Monadnock, Nothin’ Fancy, The Zola Boys, The Bluegrass Diamonds, Zink & Company, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Volume Five, The Gibson Brothers, Blistered Fingers

August 28-30

The American Folk Festival ~ Bangor, ME

On the Waterfront

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Chairs Around The Table/ High Range/ Beyond The Foothills/ Rural Roots Records

The Persecution And Restoration Of Dean Moriarty/ Aztec Two-Step/ Aztec Two-Step/ Elektra

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

Mother Earth/ Tom Rush/ The Very Best Of Tom Rush: No Regrets Columbia, Legacy

This is the Last Time/ Jim Lauderdale / The Bluegrass Diaries/ Yep Roc Records

The Order of Canada/ Andrea Beaton/ License to Drive 'Er/ Andrea Beaton

Matthew Byrne grew up in a family steeped in traditional music in Newfoundland. Matthew stopped by on his tour through the States.

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Pretty Polly/ Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn/ Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn/ New Rounder

Railroad Boy/ Nikki Talley/ Out from the Harbor/ Nikki Talley

My Old Man/ Garnet Rogers/ Summer's End/ Snow Goose Songs

Please Remember This/ Johnsmith/ The Longing Road/ johnsmith

Main Street/ Missy Werner/ Turn This Heart Around/ Missy Werner Music

Down In A Hole/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek

Rock Me (Divine Mother)/ Ana Egge/ Bright Shadow/ Grace Parkinsong

Mandolin Orange, a duo from North Carolina, took a break from their cross-country tour to visit with the Folk Show's Kate McNally.

Tuesday, August 18

>>>Sir James Galway & Tim Janis at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-436-2400,

>>>Heather Pierson Trio at Deertrees Theatre ~ Harrison, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-583-6747,

August 26-29

Blistered Fingers Family Bluegrass Festival ~ Litchfield, ME 207-873-6539

Performers include:Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, Monadnock, Nothin’ Fancy, The Zola Boys, The Bluegrass Diamonds, Zink & Company, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Volume Five, The Gibson Brothers, Blistered Fingers

August 28-30

The American Folk Festival ~ Bangor, ME

On the Waterfront

August 14 & 15

Peacham Acoustic Music Festival ~ Peacham, VT

Performers include: Molly O’Brien & Rich Moore, Skip Gorman, Catamount Crossing, Ken & Brad Kolodner, Pete’s Posse, Adina Gordon, Green Mountain Playboys,  Village Harmony, The Sky Blue Boys, Chickweed, The Bayley-Hazen Boys and Alan Greenleaf.

August 16th

Fix Your Hair the Way You Used To/ Bill Morrissey/ Something I Saw or Thought I Saw/ Philo

Reason To Believe / The Henry Girls/ Louder Than Words/ Beste! Unterhlatung

How Can I Miss You When You Won't Go Away/ Dan Hicks/ Alive & Lickin'/ Surfdog Records

Back in Nagasaki/ Ellen Carlson/ People I Play With/ Ellen Carlson

Paper Cranes/ Danny Schmidt/ Owls/ Live Once Records

Peace/ Sweet Honey In The Rock/ Selections 1976-1988/ Flying Fish

Peace & Plenty/ Burning Bridget Cleary/ Everything Is Alright/ Bridget Cleary

Monday, August 10

>>>Pat O’Brien at factory Court ~ Rochester, NH ~ 11:45 am ~ Bring your own chair & picnic lunch.

                                                    Tuesday, August 11

>>> Matt Molloy, John Carty and Arty McGlynn, Shaskeen Pub, Manchester, NH

Wednesday, August 12

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

I Remember America/ Dave Crossland Mother Country/ Folk Era

The Girl in the Pearl Earring/ Old Man Luedecke/ Domestic Eccentric/ True North

The Ballad Of The Lazy Susan And The Dumbwaiter/ Katie Dahl/ Ordinary Band/ Waterbug

This Train Rolls By/ Woody Pines/ Woody Pines/ Muddy Roots Music Recordings

My Dear Companion/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Dear Jean: Artists Celebrate Jean Ritchie/ Compass

This Old Guitar/ Jonathan Edwards/ Tomorrow's Child/ Rising Records


Monday, August 3

>>>Dallahan at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-761-1757,

Wednesday, August 5

>>>Dallahan at the Deertrees Theatre ~ Harrison, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-583-6747

Thursday, August 6

Festival Calendar

Aug 2, 2015

Aug 6-9

Podunk Bluegrass Festival ~ Hebron, CT

Lion’s Fairground  Http://

Note: New this year is an Americana/Acoustic stage

Bluegrass performers include: Blue Canyon Boys, Chris Jones & the Night Drivers, Detour, Gold Heart, James Reams & The Barnstormers, Larry Efaw & The Bluegrass Mountaineers, The New England Bluegrass Band, The Railsplitters, Sister Sadie, Special Consensus, The Seldom Scene, Tumbling Bones, Bluegrass Gospel Sing

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Long Steel Rail/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves/ Ethan Jodziewicz and Tatiana Hargreaves

The Biting Reel, Lost Time/ Jeremy Kittel/ Chasing Sparks/ Compass Records

The Ballad Of The St. Anne's Reel (Featuring Dave Mallett And The Mallett Brothers)/ Makem And Spain/ Sessions, Vol. I/ Makem and Spain

I Don't Want Your Millions Mister/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Cotton Fields Mustard's Retreat The First Album Plus Yellow Room Records

Love One Another The Infamous Stringdusters Things That Fly Sugar Hill

Tam Lin (Child 39) Anais Mitchell & Jefferson Hamer Child Ballads Wilderland Records

Reynadine Carolina Chocolate Drops Genuine Negro Jig Nonesuch

Bury Me Beneath the Willow Chris Thile & Michael Daves Sleep With One Eye Open Nonesuch

Sanctuary Eliza Gilkyson Hard Times in Babylon Red House

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Where The Cold Wind Blows/ Donna Ulisse/ An Easy Climb/ Hadley Music Group

Trains I Missed/ Balsam Range/ Trains I Missed/ Mountain Home

Add Me/ Chumbawamba/ The Boy Bands Have Won/ Trade Roots Music Group

They Killed John Henry/ Justin Townes Earle/ Songs From Sing Out! V.53#1/

Emmylou/ First Aid Kit/ The Lion's Roar / Wichita

Down In A Hole/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek/ Decatur Creek

Nowhere, Massachusetts/ Black Prairie/ A Tear In The Eye Is A Wound In The Heart/ Sugar Hill

July 30-Aug 2

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival ~ Thornton, NH

Sugar Shack Campground  603-726-6005

Performers include: The Gibson Brothers, Claire Lynch Band, Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice, Steeldrivers, Goldwing Express, The Spinney Brothers, Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Mountaineers, New Town, The Lonely Heartstring Band, The Feinberg Brothers, Mary Maguire Band, Blackstone Valley Bluegrass, Chasing Blue, NewFound Grass, Smokey Greene, Robinson Gospel Jam

July 31- Aug 2

Monday, July 27

>>>Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki at the Penacook Farmer’s Market ~ Penacook, NH ~ 4pm ~

Tuesday, July 28

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Exeter Public Library ~ Exeter, NH ~ 3pm ~

Newmarket's Craig Werth has been busy with his new Oh, Pluto project.  Listen in to find out more!

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Sitting On Top of the World/ Peter Keane/ Rural Electification/ Little

Passing Through/ Catie Curtis/ Long Night Moon/ Compass

Morrison's Jig - The Mist - Covered Mountain - Road To Lisdoonvarna/ Jordan Tirrell-Wysocki Trio/ Return To The Castle/ Jordan Tirrell Wysocki Trio

Jilted By A Venezuelan/ Kim Wallach/ Where Does Love Come From?/ Black Socks Press

Barb'ry Allen/ Tom Rush/ Blues, Songs & Ballads/ Fantasy

The Kind/ Steve Earle/ Jerusalem/ Artemis

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Django and Jimmie/ Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard/ Django and Jimmie/ Legacy

My Rough And Rowdy Ways/ Jimmie Rodgers/ On The Way Up, 1929/ Rounder Records

The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home/ Iris DeMent/ Going Driftless - An Artist's Tribute to Greg Brown/ Red House Records

Train Carried My Girl From Town/ Kelly Joe Phelps/ Shine Eyed Mister Zen/ Rhino

Your Red Wagon/ Asleep At the Wheel/ Asleep At the Wheel/ MCA

Watson's Blues/ Bryan Sutton/ Into My Own/ Sugar Hill


Thursday, July 9

>>>Carol Noonan w/ Duke Levine  & Kevin Barry at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>Liz & Dan Faiella at Odell Park ~ Franklin, NH ~ 6:30pm~

Kate McNally visits with Morning Bugle's Max Wareham and Eric Lee before they head out on their debut tour.

July 5-11

Festival On the Green ~ Middlebury, VT

At the Middlebury Recreation Park : 802-462-3555

Performers include: Vance Gilbert, Ten Strings & a Goat Skin, The Bluegrass Gospel Project, Rik Palieri, Darlingside, Caitlin Candy, and many more

July 9-12

Basin Bluegrass Festival ~ Brandon, VT  802-247-3275

Tuesday, June 23

>>>Keb’Mo’ at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~

>>>Susie Burke w/ the Seldom Playrights at the Blue Mermaid ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 8pm ~

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Robert Frost Said…/ John & Sheila Ludgate/ Two, Three, Four…/ John and Sheila Ludgate

I Know What It Means To Be Lonesome/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Tim May And Steve Smith/ Desert Night Music

My Father's Mansions/ Billy Bragg/ Where Have All The Flowers Gone: The Songs Of Pete Seeger/ Appleseed

His Father's House/ Garnet Rogers/ Small Victories/ Snowgoose

The Fields Have Turned Brown/ David Bromberg/ Only Slightly Mad/ Appleseed

Alouette/ Dennis Stroughmatt/ La Belle Blondine/ Swallow Records

Title/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Maggie/ Tanglefoot/ Dance Like Flames/ Borealis Records

The Banks Are Made of Marble/ Runa/ Current Affairs/

William MacGillivray/ Poor Angus/ Gathering/ Borealis Records

Haul Away/ West of Eden/ Safe Crossing/ West of Music

The Sunday Song/ Amelia Curran/ War Brides/ Six Shooter Records

Blind Indifference/ Stephen Fearing/ So Many Miles/ True North

Pharisee/ Stan Rogers/ From Coffee House To Concert Hall/ Fogarty's Cove