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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS      UPDATED December 18, 2014

OPEN MICS and OTHER REGULAR FEATURES

2nd & 4th Sunday of every month IRISH MUSIC Fiddler’s Green in Worcester, 4-8 PM

Sundays 7-10 PM Emerson Umbrella open mic, Concord, MA w/host Ellen Schmidt

Sundays 9 PM at Nick’s in Worcester—Andy Cummings

Mondays ACOUSTIC JAM at Kirby’s Irish Pub New Bedford, MA 5:30-7 PM

Mondays (usually 2nd Monday of the month) LOMA (Lincoln Open Mic Acoustic) with host Rich Eilbert, at the Lincoln Library on Bedford Road in Lincoln, MA 7-10 PM

Mondays at Ralph’s Diner on Grove Street in Worcester, THE DIRTY  GERUND POETRY SHOW with musical guests and snack time! Begins shortly after 9 PM.

2nd Monday of each month—BCMFest Session - Irish, Scottish and Cape Breton tunes make for an enjoyable evening, and provide the opportunity to explore the ever-evolving Celtic music traditions in an informal, sociable atmosphere. Bring your instruments and your voices. 47 Palmer Street, Cambridge, MA  7-9 PM. The Session is led by a core of talented area musicians that includes Katie McNally, Armand Aromin, Neil Pearlman, Lindsay Straw and Caroline O Shea.

Tuesdays 8 PM Center for the Arts in Natick (TCAN) open mic with host Mark Stepakoff

2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month FOLKn’A (open mic) at the Canal Restaurant & Bar on Water Street in Worcester, 7:30 PM, Mac Cole hosting

3rd Tuesday of every month – Songwriters’ Forum at Nick’s in Worcester 8 PM

Tuesdays 6:30 PM folk open mic at the Acton Jazz Café in Acton, MA with host Ellen Schmidt

Tuesday nights – Open mic at Greendale’s Pub on West Boylston St. in Worcester, with host Bill McCarthy… lots of good Blues!

3rd Wednesday of every month, Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

Wednesday nights open mic at The Raven on Pleasant Street in Worcester with host Gabriel Navarre

1st Wednesday of each month, open mic at Nick’s in Worcester

1st & 4th Wednesday traditional open mic Harvest Café, Hudson, MA w/host PJ Rogue
2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Harvest Café in Hudson, MA with Dan & Faith Senie

3rd Wed. Rivers Edge Arts Alliance “Broadway at the Rivers Edge” open mic Harvest Café, Hudson

Every THURSDAY evening at the GUTHRIE CENTER in Great Barrington, MA – an open mic Hootenanny  www.guthriecenter.com

Thursday nights open mic at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham with host Dan Cloutier

2nd & 4th Friday of every month  7:30 PM – John Henry’s Hammer Coffeehouse Open Mic – First Unitarian Church on Main Street in Worcester, hosted by Lydia Fortune & Phil Nigro

Once a month (usually 2nd Saturday) open mic at the Boulder Coffeehouse in Fitchburg, with host Nate Smith

First Saturday evening of every month, John Fitzsimmons, Seth Connolly and friends at the Colonial Inn in Concord, MA

UPCOMING one-time events--2014

SONGWRITING COMPETITION - Family Folk Chorale

* Three prizes - $200, $100, $50
* First prize song will be arranged for chorus and performed by the
Family Folk Chorale in April 2014
* Entry Deadline - December 19, 2014
* Entry Fee - $20 per song
* Open to amateurs and professionals

More details at
www.FamilyFolkChorale.org/SongwritingCompetition.pdf.

Feel free to contact Ellen Schreiber with any questions -
Competition@FamilyFolkChorale.org or (617) 290-6216.

12/19 Worcester State University Chorale singing backup for the Young Rascals at Mechanics Hall

12/19 Heather Pierson Christmas Show – The Purple Pit, Bristol, NH

12/20 The Bluegrass Gospel Project at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA 8 PM

12/20 The Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT 8 PM

12/20 Heather Pierson Christmas Show – Arnold Mills UMC, Cumberland, RI

12/21 Heather Pierson Christmas Show – The Press Room, Portsmouth, NH

12/28 Mark Brine at Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville, MA 4-7 PM

12/28 Tom Rush’s Club 47 holiday tradition continues at Boston Symphony Hall, Sunday -- Celebrating the release of the new biographical film “Tom Rush: No Regrets” with Red Molly and Saxophonist Grace Kelly

12/31 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, First Night Chatham, Monomoy Hall, Chatham Bars Inn 2 PM

12/31 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, First Night Sandwich, 1st Church of Christ, Sandwich, MA 6 and 7 PM

UPCOMING one-time events--2015

1/10 Brother Sun at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

1/23-25 The People’s Music Network annual Winter Gathering in Greenfield, MA

1/24 Peter Yarrow at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

2/7 Tracy Grammer at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

2/28 Mark Erelli at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

3/21 Jonathan Edwards at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

4/11 Cheryl Wheeler at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

4/25 Deborah Henson-Conant at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

5/9 Rebecca Loebe and Jesse Terry at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

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