Folk Music

Folk Show Performances
9:06 am
Mon September 22, 2014

Live In Studio: Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Married banjo greats Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn recently visited us to perform live in Studio D for The Folk Show. Check out the video of their performance.

Folk Show Performances
10:06 am
Mon June 16, 2014

Live In Studio: Rise!

Rise! at NHPR
Credit Kate McNally

The bluegrass fusion sextet Rise! recently joined us to perform live in Studio D. Listen to their performance here, and check out the band's Facebook page for more photos of the band in studio.

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Folk Show Performances
10:33 am
Wed May 21, 2014

Live In Studio: Hayley Reardon

Hayley Reardon & Kate McNally

Singer-songwriter Hayley Reardon recently joined us in the NHPR studios to play some tracks from her new album, Wayfindings. At only seventeen years old, Reardon has already shared the stage with such folk icons as Peter Yarrow & Tom Rush. She has been featured on WBUR Boston & hails from Marblehead, MA.

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Folk Show
8:58 pm
Sun April 6, 2014

NHPR Folk Calendar 4.6.14

Wednesday, April 9

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

Thursday, April 10

>>>David Wilcox at the Flying Goose Brew Pub ~ New London, NH ~ 8pm

Friday, April 11

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From the Archives
9:52 am
Wed April 2, 2014

From The Archives: Arlo Guthrie

Credit Courtesy Adam Adam Hammer via WikiMedia

Alice’s Restaurant was published nearly 30 years ago, the iconic song that gave the album its name is about the goings on at a restaurant owned by Alice and Ray Brock. Around the corner from the restaurant was the Old Trinity Church, which they made into their home. Ten years ago, Kate McNally, host of NHPR’s Folk Show on Sunday nights, spoke with Arlo Guthrie at the Old Trinity Church in Great Barrington, Ma, now site of the Guthrie Center. This week we’ll listen back to her interview with the folk music icon.

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All Things Considered
6:03 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Remembering Bob McQuillen, An "Old-Fashioned Contra Dance Piano Player"

Bob McQuillen at home in Peterborough
Susanna Bolle Flickr Creative Commons

Earlier this week New Hampshire’s contra dance community said goodbye to one of its most celebrated musicians and writers.

Bob McQuillen died Tuesday following a stroke. He was 90 years old.

McQuillen - sometimes called “Mac” or “Mr. Mack” – Among those contribitions: writing thousands of tunes. And as he noted on NHPR in 2002, many of them were written for – and named for - individuals:

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From the Archives
9:09 am
Fri February 7, 2014

From the Archives: Bob McQuillen

Bob McQuillen composed and performed contra dances for over 60 sixty years throughout New England. The Peterborough resident passed away on Tuesday after suffering a stroke over the weekend.

McQuillen spoke with NHPR's John Walters on the Front Porch shortly after being awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

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Folk Show Performances
10:55 am
Thu January 30, 2014

Live In Studio: Meg Hutchinson

Meg (and Austin) in studio
Credit Kate McNally

Meg Hutchinson stopped by to play some tunes from her latest album, Beyond That.

Since the release of her Red House Records debut Come Up Full in 2008, she has won high praise for her songwriting and has been featured on NPR Music and the syndicated show Mountain Stage. Publications like The Winnipeg Free Press have compared her songwriting with that of veterans Mary Chapin Carpenter and Joni Mitchell. Meg grew up in the Berkshire Mountains of Western Massachusetts.

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Folk Show Performances
11:29 am
Thu January 16, 2014

Live In Studio: Keith Murphy, Randy Miller, Lydia ievins & Andrea Larson

Credit Kate McNally

Kate's in-studio guests on Sunday were Keith Murphy, Randy Miller, Lydia ievins and Andrea Larson.

They are all appearing at the Northern Roots Festival in Brattleboro on January 25th, in addition to many other local performances.

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Giving Matters
12:48 am
Sat December 28, 2013

North Country Natives Celebrate Culture Through Music

Chris Jensen NHPR

 The Great North Woods Committee for the Arts enriches north country life by bringing authentic music and culture to local venues. Quebec native, Alice Carlson, grew up listening to traditional folklore music.

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Folk Show Performances
9:01 am
Tue December 24, 2013

Live In Studio: Tom Rush

Credit Kate McNally

Tom Rush stopped by the NHPR studios to talk with Kate & play live.

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Folk Show Performances
9:29 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Live In Studio: The Hardtacks

Credit Courtesy of the band

The Hardtacks brought their Civil War sound to NHPR's studios this past Sunday.

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Folk Show Performances
9:21 am
Tue December 17, 2013

Live In Studio: The Christmas Revels

Lotus Wight, Pete Sutherland and Sheesham Crow of The Revels
Credit Kate McNally

Lotus Wight, Pete Sutherland and Sheesham Crow of The Christmas Revels recently joined Kate to perform live in NHPR's studios.

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Folk Show Performances
1:36 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Live In Studio: Tara Greenblatt Band

The Tara Greenblatt Band recently stopped by the NHPR studios to perform live for The Folk Show. Hear the full performance here:

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Folk Show Performances
11:36 am
Wed September 18, 2013

Live In Studio: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Matt and Shannon Heaton and three year old son Nigel, with Folk Show host Kate McNally

Matt & Shannon Heaton joined Kate in studio on Sunday. The Boston-based duo play traditional and updated Irish music on flute, accordion, guitar, bouzouki, and voices.

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