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

Folk Calendar 2.26.12

Feb 26, 2012

Wednesday, February 29

>>>Erica Brown & The Bluegrass Connection at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445

Thursday, March 1

>>>Mark Erelli at the Bellows Falls Opera House ~ Bellows Falls, VT ~ 7:30pm ~

NHPR Folk Show 02.19.12

Feb 19, 2012

7 pm Hour

World Turned Upside Down-John McCutcheon-What It's Like-Rounder

Promised Land- Gina Forsyth-Promised Land-Waterbug

A Summer Wind, A Cotton Dress- Richard Shindell-Shanachie

Dishes- Rita

One of Those Things-David Mallett-Alright Now-North Road Records

The Phoenom-Chuck Brodsky-Subtotal Eclipse

Prodigal Daughter-Michelle Shocked-Arkansas Traveler

Dad's Song-Pharis & Jason Romero-A Passing Glimpse-Lula Records

Kate hosted Suzanne Vega live at Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction on Friday, February 17. Listen to the complete performance!


Thursday, February 16

>>>Le Vent du Nord at the Dana Center ~ St. Anselm’s College ~ Manchester, NH ~  603-641-7700

Friday, February 17


Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

February/ Dar Williams/ Out There Live/ Razor and Tie

Silver Dagger/ Gillian Welch/ The Harrow & The Harvest/ Acony

John Law Burned Down The Liquor Sto'/ Chris Thomas King With Colin Linden/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/ Lost Highway

I'll Fly Away/ Alison Krauss & Gillian Welch/ Down From The Mountain: Live Concert Performances By The Artists & Musicians Of "O Brother, Where Art Thou?"/



Compadres in the Old Sierra/ Late Night Radio/ Late Night Radio/ Late Night Radio

DevilsInside my Head/ Kathy Bennett and Thomas Perkins/ The Kitchen Music Sessions/ Bennett and Perkins/

Frog's Legs/ David Surrette/  Sun Dog/ Madrina/

Yin Yang Blues/ Alastair Moock/ Songs From Sing Out! V.52#3/

I Wish I Knew/ Catie Curtis/ Hello, Stranger/ Compass/

Cowgirl in the Sand/ Barnstar/ C'mon/ Barnstar

To Dance/ Pierce Pettis/ That Kind of Love/ Compass

Wednesday, February 8

>>>Harvey Reid at the York Harbor Inn  ~ York Harbor, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-363-5119

>>> David Surrette, Barley Pub, 328 Central Ave. Dover NH 9pm for more info.



Friday, February 10

>>>Catie Curtis at the Peterborough Folk Music Society ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 603-827-2905

photo: <a href="">notladj </a> via flickr / creative commons

Kate McNally hosts Suzanne Vega at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

February 17th | Tupelo Music Hall


If These Walls Could Speak/Shawn Colvin/Cover Girl/Columbia

Truck Drivin' Woman/Si Kahn/New Wood/Philo

Aragon Mill/Rosalie Sorrels/Utah Phillips/Long Memory/ Red House

Sugarcoating/Martin Sexton/Sugarcoating/Kitchen Table

... Undertow/Suzanne Vega/Suzanne Vega/A&M Records
Finch's Complaint/Stan Rogers/Fogarty's Cove (Remastered)/Borealis

Make And Break Harbour/Stan Rogers/Fogarty's Cove (Remastered)/Borealis

Inside/ Bill Morrissey/Inside/Philo

Wednesday, January 25

>>>Robert Burns supper & festivities w/highland dance demo & authentic Scottish Fiddle music, Burns’ poetry & songs at the Waterhouse Restaurant ~ Peterborough, NH ~ 603-924-4001

Thursday, January 26

>>>Carolina Chocolate Drops at The Music hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30om ~ >>>David Wilcox at the Flying Goose Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm ~ 603-526-6899

Friday, January 27


Sweet Afton/Nickel Creek/Nickel Creek/Sugar Hill

Hit 'em up style/Carolina Chocolate Drops/Genuine negro jig/   

Someday Soon/ David Wilcox/The FolkScene Collection/Red House Records

See Me Now/Meg Hutchinson/The Living Side/Red House Records

Fashioned In The Clay/Susie Burke And David Surette/When The Small Birds Sweetly Sing/Madrina Music

Slave's Lament/Atlantic Crossing/Wind Against the Tide/Atlantic Crossing

The Loving Kind/Nanci Griffith/Songs From Sing Out! V.53#4/

Song/ Artist/Album/Label

Halley's Comet/ Gathering Time/Songs of Hope and Freedom/Gathering Time

Bound For Freedom/Pat Humphries/ Hands/Appleseed Records

Three Fishers/The Duhks/Songs From Sing Out! Winter 2007 v.50 #4/

Cold Winter Blues/Pat Donohue/Nobody's Fault/ Bluesky Records

One Little Step Towards Freedom/Kim & Reggie Harris/Get On Board! Underground Railroad & Civil Rights Freedom Songs, Volume 2/Appleseed Records

Circle The Wagons/Julie Snow/If Words Were Stones/  Julie Snow

Folk Calendar 1.15.12

Jan 15, 2012


January 21

>>>Paul Rishell & Annie Raines at The New Moon Coffee House at the UU Church ~ Haverhill, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-459-5134

>>>Livingston Taylor at Stone Mountain Arts Center ~ Brownfield, ME ~ 8pm ~ 207-935-7292

Kate hosts Peter Yarrow at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Song /Artist / Album

Hey Ho / Dave Carter /  Sing Out - V49#3

Maggie's Farm / David Grisman, John Hartford & Mike Seeger /  Retrograss [Live]

Walkin' / David Mallett /  Midnight on the Water

Kubla Khan / David Olney /  Live at Norm's River Road House, Vol. 1

Campaign Trail / John Gorka /  Between Five And Seven

You Voted Red / Joel Mabus /  No Worries Now

Dear Abby / John Prine /  Prime Prine

Devil Take The Farmer / Randy Browning /  Radical Rags

For Real / Bob Franke /  The Other Evening in Chicago

Folk Calendar 1.1.12

Jan 1, 2012

Friday, January 6

>>>The Bradford Bog People at the Open Doors Coffeehouse ~ Hillsborough, NH ~ 7pm ~

Saturday, January 7

>>>Southern Rail at the Linden Tree Coffeehouse ~ Wakefield, MA ~ 8pm ~ 781-246-2836


Auld Lang Syne/ Tony Trischka/Glory Shone Around: A Christmas Collection/Rounder

Handsome Patrick/Patti Casey/The Edge of Grace/Long Shot Music

Cazadero/Chris Thile/How To Grow A Woman From The Ground/Sugar Hill

Hacklebarney/Dick Pinney/Folked Again The Best Of Mountain Railroad/ Mountain Railroad

Seven Years/April Verch/Take Me Back/Rounder

Two Year Winter/Bill Jones/Two Year Winter/Compass


Visit for information about venues, jams or open mics in and around our listening area. There are way too many to mention!!! Music lives in New Hampshire!!!

Wednesday, December 28

>>>Charlie Strater at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm

>>>Matt Shipman at the Press Room ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 9pm

Kate hosts Martin Sexton at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.

Join NHPR’s Kate McNally on December 25, as she serves up a warm and comforting menu of folk holiday favorites. 


Song/    Artist/   Album/ Label

Turn, Turn, Turn/ Darryl Purpose/The Gift of the Magi and Other Seasonal Stories/Darryl Purpose

Moxham Castle/Natalie MacMaster/In My Hands/Rounder

Spiritual Kind/Terri Hendryx/Spiritual Kind/Wilory Records

Angels/ Susie Burke/Lucky Stars/Madrina Music

Lamb And Lion/Christine Lavin/The Runaway Christmas Tree/ Appleseed Records

Jimmie Rae's Bar N' Grill/The Crunchy Western Boys/ Rumorville/Crunchy Western Boys

Folk Calendar 12.18.11

Dec 18, 2011

Monday, December 19

>>>Natalie MacMaster at St. Johnsbury Academy ~ St. Johnsbury, VT ~ 7pm ~ 802-748-2600

Thursday, December 22 & Friday, December 23

>>>Relative Strangers Reunion Concerts

at Hooker-Dunham Theater & Gallery ~ Brattleboro, VT ~ 7:30 PM ~, 802-254-9276

Friday, December 23

>>>Harvey Reid &Joyce Andersen

at the First Parish Church ~ Dover, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Folk Show Playlist 12.11.11

Dec 12, 2011

                                                                                          7 pm

Reunion Hill/Joan Baez- Gone From Danger/Guardian

Blow The Candle Out/ Mustard's Retreat- Living In The Dream/Yellow Room Records

Next Time Round/Jean Redpath- Leaving The Land/Rounder

Good Luck John/Joe Crookston- Darkling And The Bluebird Jubilee/Milagrito Records

The Last Thing On My Mind/ Tim Grimm-Thank You Tom Paxton/Vault

Miles To Go/ Alison Krauss and Union Station- Paper Airplane/Rounder

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Folk Calendar 11.27.11

Nov 27, 2011

Wednesday, November 30

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

>>>Lewis MacKinnonat the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445,

Thursday, December 1








Like A Blessing/Tim Grimm/The Back Fields/Wind River

Over the River and Through the Wood/Julia Lane, Fred Gosbee and Barbara Burt/Going Home: Thanksgiving Music for Celtic Harp/Julia Lane

The Day Before Thanksgiving/Darrell Scott/A Crooked Road/Full Lights

The Thanksgiving Song/Fred Holstein/  Tribute To Steve Goodman/Red Pajamas

Thanks A Lot/Gravity/Roadman/Gravity

All God's Critters/John McCutcheon/Howjadoo/ Rounder

Kate interviews The Christmas Revels.

The Revels North Chorus will be performing their Christmas show at the Hopkins Center at Dartmouth College from December 15 - 18.

See video of Punk's Delight's instruments here.

Tupelo Music Hall

Kate hosts Catie Curtis at the Tupelo Music Hall in White River Junction, Vermont.