folk festival

Graham Kennedy

The music, as it was always played, does have a lot of fire.

Newfoundland's story is one of survival, of hearts and heroes. It's a culture of singers and storytellers, a place that people can learn about through the music. It's also a place that many have never heard of -- though names such as Great Big Sea, Ron Hynes, and Figgy Duff may ring a bell. They're just a few Newfoundlanders bringing their music to the world stage. Matthew Byrne is one of these, a singer and guitarist whose voice, aptly put by fellow musician Alan Doyle, is "friggin' perfect." 

Thursday, June 11

>>>The Quebe Sisters (Texas Fiddle & Swing) at The Cabot ~ Beverly, MA ~ 8pm ~ 978-927-3100

>>>Golden Oak at Route 27 Arts ~ Stratton, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-246-2300,

                                                      Friday, June 12


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

Monday, June 16

Wednesday, September 12

>>>Carmel Mikol & Roots to the Future at the Skye Theater ~ South Carthage, ME ~ 7pm ~ 207-562-4445

Thursday, September 13

>>>The Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Capitol Center for the Arts ~ Concord, NH ~ 7:30pm ~

Friday, September 14