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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS      UPDATED September 25, 2014



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

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

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

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

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 7-10pm

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

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  7-9pm. 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 8pm 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, 7:30pm, Mac Cole hosting

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

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

Tuesdays 6:30pm 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!

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

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

2nd & 4th Friday of every month  7:30pm – 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


9/26 Joan Osborne (with Heather Pierson opening) at the Flying Monkey in Plymouth, NH, 7:30pm

9/27 Ariana Gillis at Common Fence Music, Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8pm

9/27 Lori McKenna - CD release concert at First Parish Church, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA 7:30pm presented by Club Passim

9/27-28 The 15th Annual Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival, Portsmouth, NH

9/27-28 New Bedford Working Waterfront Festival featuring North Sea Gas

9/27 Eliza Gilkyson at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, First Universalist Society Meetinghouse, Franklin, MA 8pm

9/29 Amy Spillert at the Beverly Farmers Market in Beverly, MA 4-6pm

10/3 North Sea Gas at the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA

10/3 Darlene Bailey performing at the Topsfield Fair, on the Coolidge Hall stage from 1:30-3:30pm

10/3 Roy Bookbinder at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, Ma 8pm

10/4 The Tannehill Weavers with Fresh Haggis, notloB Parlour Concert, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (couch not included), Washington Square, Brookline, MA 8pm

10/4 Harvey Reid and Joyce Andersen at Simple Gifts Coffeehouse, Nashua, NH 7:30pm

10/4 The Vinegrass Music Festival in Truro, MA, featuring The Howlin’ Brothers, Yarn, Mandolin Orange, The Modern Grass, Sarah Swain & The Oh Boys, 
and Crab Grass.  Gates open at 11am – at Truro Vineyards

10/4 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Ventress Memorial Library in Marshfield, MA 2-3pm

10/9 John McAuliffe at the Armory, Concert in the Café in Somerville, MA 7:30pm

10/11 Wachusett Music series presents Katherine Glass/Laura Emerald Spirit Medium 1-3pm at the Clinton Elks in Clinton, MA

10/11 Linda Markey at the Boulder Coffeehouse, 7:30pm

10/11 Doug Seegers at the Belleville Stage, Newburyport, MA 8pm presented by Belleville Roots Music

10/11 Chelsea Berry at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT

10/11 Annalivia at Common Fence Music, Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8pm

10/11-12 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Scituate Art Festival, in the yard of the N. Scituate Baptist Church, N. Scituate, RI  10-4pm both days (on and off)

10/18 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport, RI 11am – 1pm

10/18 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the One World Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Church of Essex, Essex, MA 8pm

10/19 John & Patti McCauliffe,  Kim Jennings, Dan Cloutier, Junko Ogawa, Lori Diamond & Fred Abatelli, Oen Kennedy, Stefilia's Stone, Marc Bridge & Perry Desmond-Davies, Thea Hopkins, Joe Fredette, Craig Sonnenfeld, Bill Thibodeau, Barbara Kessler, Chris & John Boehmer, Ruthann, and many more –  RIA Coffeehouse – a benefit concert for RIA House, a nonprofit organization committed to creating a home community in Massachusetts for adult women surviving experiences of sexual slavery, commercial sexual exploitation, and sex trafficking.  1-5:30pm at Framingham State University.

10/24 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, OCC Music Concert, The Original Congregational Church, Wrentham, MA 7:30pm

10/25 Rita Hosking Family Trio at Common Fence Music, Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8pm

10/25 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Concert at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Windham Center, CT  7:30pm

10/26 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, Concert at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Wethersfield, CT 3pm

11/1 An Evening with Bruce Cockburn at the Somerville Theater, Somerville, MA

11/1 Seth Glier at Common Fence Music, Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8pm

11/8 Peter Yarrow (with Michaela Anne opening) at the Regent Theater, Arlington, MA 8pm

11/8 Rod Picott at Common Fence Music, Common Fence Point Community Hall, Portsmouth, RI 8pm

11/21 Arlo Guthrie and the Guthrie Family Reunion featuring Arlo, Cathy Guthrie, Annie Guthrie, Abe, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion – 7:30pm, Newton North High, presented by Historic Newton

11/23 The Stray Birds at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton, MA

11/30 Mr. Sun, notloB Parlour Concert, Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis (couch not included), Washington Square, Brookline, MA 8pm

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