festivals

Wednesday, August 27

>>>Lonely Heartstring Band at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

>>Wailin’ Jennys, Prescott Park Arts Festival; http://www.thewailinjennys.com/tour/

Thursday, August 28

Tuesday, August 12

>>>Susie Burke at the Rotary Arts Pavillion ~ Dover, NH ~ 10:30am ~ www.cochecoartsfestival.org

>>>David Surette & Susie Burke Nottingham Town Concert ~ Nottingham, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-679-3435

>>>Houston Bernard Band (Country/Americana)  and Community BBQ on the Town Common ~ Gorham, NH ~ 5:30pm ~ 603-466-2101

Note: The Monday night contradance usually at the Nelson Town Hall will be held at Heberton Hall, next the Keene Public Library in Keene.  Also note that The Monadnock Folklore Society's First Saturday Contra Dance, for the summer months, will be held at the Peterborough Community Center near Route 101. For information about either dance visit monadnockfolk.org

 

Monday, July 14

>>>Coig  at the Skye Theater ~ Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445

Note: The Monday night contradance usually at the Nelson Town Hall will be held at Heberton Hall, next the Keene Public Library in Keene.  Also note that The Monadnock Folklore Society's First Saturday Contra Dance, for the summer months, will be held at the Peterborough Community Center near Route 101. For information about either dance visit monadnockfolk.org

Wednesday, July 2

>>>Justin Townes Earle at Prescott Park ~ Portsmouth, NH ~ 7pm ~

Monday, June 9

>>>Ashelin at the Tillotson Center ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

Wednesday, June 11

>>>Ashelin at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

                                          Friday, June 13

Lupines Bokeh
Steffen Ramsaier / Flickr Creative Commons

Communities around New Hampshire's Franconia Notch are holding their 21st annual Celebration of Lupines.  Though the festival focuses on the spiky purple wildflowers that grow in abundance across the region, flowers are just part of the event, which takes place throughout the month of June.  This weekend incudes an open-air market in Sugar Hill. There will be more than 50 vendors and booth displays featuring local crafters, artisans, nonprofit groups and small businesses.

Wednesday, June 4

>>>Erica Brown w/ The Bluegrass Connection at the Skye Theatre ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.com

June 5-8 ~ Roots on the River

            Bellows Falls, VT

   www.rootsontheriver.com  802-463-9595 (?)

Wednesday, May 21

>>>The Press Gang (Irish & Appalachian) at the Skye Theatre ~ Sputh Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445, www.necelticarts.co

Friday, May 23rd

Davey O. and Annalise Emerick, Sunapee Coffeehouse; 7 p.m. http://sunapeecoffeehouse.org/

Tuesday, May 27

Michael Samuels

 

Fiber-bearing animals, and the next generation of shepherds, are the focus of the 38th annual event.

mattkin99 via Flickr Creative Commons

Every year, a small fleet of house- boats, yachts, and make-shift floating homes anchor together off the California coast for the Ephemerisle festival…it’s billed as a “floating celebration of community, learning, art, and seasteading.”  The concept came from the Seasteading Institute, a non-profit founded by a pair of highly placed tech entrepreneurs who are also outspoken libertarians. Seasteading supports the creation of floating city-states where people can experiment with self-governance and escape the rules and conventions of dry land. Atossa Abrahamian is a Brooklyn-based journalist and editor of “The New Inquiry.” She wrote about her visit to Ephemerisle for N+1 magazine.

Festival Indie Rock via Flickr Creative Commons

There’s plenty to do this summer weekend in New England, including a few Word of Mouth favorites and others yet to be discovered. In the favorites category, Ethan Lipton, the man Time Out New York says is to lounge lizardry what Peter Sellers's Inspector Clouseau is to policing, performs “No Place To Go” at the Hop at Dartmouth on July 20th.  The Obie-Award winning theatrical song cycle is about the anxieties and driftlessness of being suddenly jobless. Ethan and his orchestra then travel to the Music Hall in Portsmouth to play songs from their vast and repertoire of old-timey style swing and songs.

 6.30.2013 Monday, July 1

>>>Ten Strings & a Goatskin (Irish & Francophile) at the Colebrook Country Club ~ Colebrook, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-237-9302, 603-246-8998 www.gnwca.org

Tuesday, July 2

>>> Deoro (Dave Eggar and Chuck Palmer) and Amber Rubarth at the Town Hall ~ Nelson, NH ~ 7:30pm ~ www.monadnockfolk.org

 

Silver Circle Movie via Flickr

Comic-Con in San Diego lured more than a hundred thousand visitors earlier this month so it’s no wonder that smaller Cons are popping up just about everywhere, not only because of comics’ continued bleed into pop culture through TV shows and blockbuster films, but because of the boost a Con can inject into a local economy, even Manchester, New Hampshire. Ryan Lessard brings us the story.

Check out Comic-Con International in San Diego (a slightly larger event than Granite-Con):

Folk Calendar 7.1.12

Jul 1, 2012

Tuesday, July 3

>>>Newfound Road (Bluegrass) at the Realto ~ Lancaster, NH ~ 7pm ~ 603-246-8998, www.gnwca.org

Wednesday, July 4

>>>Jim Prendergast & Ellen Carlson at the Lamprey River Tavern ~ Newmarket, NH ~ 6pm

Thursday, July 5

Folk Calendar 6.24.12

Jun 24, 2012

Wednesday, June 27

>>>Shawn Colvin;Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m;

http://www.prescottpark.org/uploads/PPAF_2011.pdf

>>>Mark Erelli@ M&D Productions, 1857 White Mtn. Highway, North Conway, NH; 662-7591

 Thursday, June 28

>>>David Surrette and Susie Burke, Gundalow Music Sail, www.gundalow.org

 Friday, June 29

>>>Sweet, Hot & Sassy w/ Swing a Cat ~ at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7pm ~ www.ccanh.com

Folk Calendar 6.17.12

Jun 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 20

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

>>>Ani Difranco at Prescott Park, Portsmouth; 7 p.m:http://www.prescottpark.org/uploads/PPAF_2011.pdf

 

Friday, June 22