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

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Dutchman/ John Gorka/ So Dark You See/ Red House Records

Ribbons Of Darkness/ Bruce Cockburn/ Rumours Of Glory Box Set/ True North Records

Wee Pot Stove/ Geoff Kaufman/ Geoff Kaufman's Sea Song Sampler - Ballads, Chanteys, & More/ Geoff Kaufman

Anam Cara/ Kate MacLeod/ At Ken Sanders Rare Books/ Waterbug

Down To The River To Pray/ Alison Krauss & Union Station/ Live / Rounder

Orphans/ Anne Hills And David Roth/ Rhubarb Trees/ Wind River Music

Matt Lorenz, AKA The Suitcase Junket,  stopped by with a little less "baggage" and a stripped down version of his multi-instrumental one man show.

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~           

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Hey Ramona/ Finnders and Youngberg/ I Don't Want Lovve You Won't Give Until I Cry/ Swingfingers Records

You Aint Goin' Nowhere/ Pesky J. Nixon/ Red Ducks/ Pesky J. Nixon

Bitter the Parting/ John Doyle/ Wayward Son/ Compass Records

None of Your Business Now/ Paul Kelly/ Spring and Fall/ Dramatico

Forever Young/ Bob Dylan/ Dylan/ Columbia

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

Grandpa Built Bridges/ Danny Schmidt Instead the Forest Rose To Sing/ Red House

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

The Borderline/ Harpeth Rising/ Shifted/ Harpeth Rising

My Friend Buddy/ Natalie MacMaster/ No Boundaries/ Rounder

Rock Of Ages/ Terry Kitchen/ The Post-American Century/ Terry Kitchen

Isaac Woodard's Eyes/ Angela Easterling/ Common Law Wife/ De L'Est

Fired Up!/ Holly Near/ And Still We Sing: The Outspoken Collection / Calico Tracks

I'm My Own Grandpa (Featuring Riders in the Sky)/ Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer/ Dancin' in the Kitchen/ Community Music

Every Monday

>>>Wild Eagles Blues Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Every Tuesday

>>>Bluegrass Jam at the Stone Church ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 9pm ~           

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

My America/ Erik Balkey/ Everything is Great/ Erik Balkey

Gold Watch & Chain;Gospel Ship/ Harvey Reid/ The Autoharp Waltz/ Woodpecker Records

Where the Cane Fires Burn/ Gordon Bok/ In Concert/ Timberhead

Two Horses/ Jefferson Ross/ Isle of Hope/ Jefferson Ross

Orion's Belt/ John McCutcheon/ 22 Days/ Appalsongs

Liza Jane;Sandy Boys; Hangman's/ Ken Kolodner & Brad Kolodner/ Otter Creek/ Fenchurch Music

Forty-five Years/ Stan Rogers/ Fogarty's Cove/ Fogarty's Cove

Monday, September 28

>>>Oran Mor at Ri Ra ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-319-1680,

>>>The Fretless at One Longfellow Square ~ Portland, ME ~ 7:30pm ~ 207-761-1757, https:///


Tuesday, September 29

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Jenny Come In/ Joan Shelley/ Over and Even/ No Quarter

Don't It Get Trouble in Your Mind/ Dubl Handi/ Morning in a New Machine/ Dubl Handi

High On A Mountain/ Roy Schneider/ Ten From The Pen/ Shiny Gnu Records

Sweet Rains Of Amber/ Corinne West/ Starlight Highway/ Make Records

Gracie Blue/ Nikki Talley/ Out from the Harbor/ Nikki Talley

Miles Weatherhill and Sara Bell/ Hannah Sanders/ Charms Against Sorrow/ Sungrazing Records

No Way to Treat a Friend/ Archie Fisher/ A Silent Song/ Red House


Thursday, September 24

>>>Joan Armatrading at the Music Hall ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ 603-436-2400

>>>Pierre Bensusan at Red & Shorty’s ~ Dover, NH ~ 8pm ~

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Brea's Waltz/ Trip To Nelson/  The Winding Road/ Trip to Nelson

Early Morning Rain/ Tony Rice/ Tony Rice Sings Gordon Lightfoot/ Rounder

Cathcart; Leire's Welcome to Cozac/ Katie McNally/ Flourish/ Katie McNally

Everybody's Cryin' Mercy/ Brother Sun/ Some Part of the Truth/ Brother Sun Music

Wondering Where the Lions Are/ Bruce Cockburn Anything Anytime Anywhere/ Rounder

Shady Glen/ Donna Ulisse/ The Songwriter in Me A. Double Nine Inc.


Tuesday, September 15

>>>Two Old Friends ~  Sunset Sail ~ Music on the Piscataqua;

Wednesday, September 16

Wednesday, September 9

>>>Della Mae at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH  ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848,

Thursday, September 10

>>>Drowned Valley ~  Sunset Sail ~ Music on the Piscataqua;

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

What Fortunes Guide A Sailor/ Matthew Byrne/ Hearts & Heroes/ Matthew Byrne

The Banks of Primroses/ Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons/ Recorded at NHPR Hannah Sanders and Liz Simmons

Northern Spy/ Low Lily/ Low Lily/ Low Lily

Skagway 1895/ Adam Michael Rothberg/ Soul Of A Man/ AMR Music

Government On Horseback/ Si Kahn/ Thanksgiving/ Strictly Country

Workin'/ Tim O'Brien/ Chicken & Egg/ 100% WOMON

The Power And The Glory/ Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer/ Drum Hat Buddha/ Signature Sounds

Sept. 7

31st Annual Bread & Roses Festival with Bread and Puppet Theater, Squeezebox Stompers, Si Kahn, Los Sugar Kings, juggling and more On the Lawrence Common; ~ Lawrence, MA  978-309-9740

Sept. 18-20

NH Highland Games & Festival ~ Lincoln, NH

At Loon Mountain 603-229-1975

Blackjack Crossing, an NH/VT collaboration,  joined Kate McNally in the studio with some music and conversation.

Wednesday, September 2

>>>Josh Ritter at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH  ~ 7pm ~ 603-436-2848,


Thursday, September 3

>>>Andrea Beaton & Troy MacGillivray at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Song/ Artist/ Album/ Label

Red Rocking Chair/ Dubl Handi/ Morning in a New Machine/ Dubl Handi

I Wonder Where You Are Tonight/ Tony Trischka/ Great Big World/ Rounder

Farewell Until Tomorrow/ Robbie O'Connell/ The Burren Backroom Series/ Backroom Productions

Dead Egyptian Blues/ Michael P. Smith/ Love Letter On A Fish - Live At Tales From The Tavern Too/ The Tavern Too

Old Ties and Companions/ Mandolin Orange/ Such Jubilee/ Yep Roc Records

You Were on My Mind This Morning/ Hot Rize/ When I'm Free/ Ten In Hand Records

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.