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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED Feb. 23, 2017


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

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

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

2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Serendipity Café in Maynard, MA with Dan & Faith Senie – 10/14/15 with Hugh O’Doherty and Mike Delaney; 11/11/15 with Sam Bayer and Kirsten Maxwell;

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

3rd Thursday of every month (September through May), Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

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

EVERY SUNDAY Great Bay Sailor – at the Seacoast Barley House, North Hampton, NH 5-8 PM

UPCOMING one-time events—


2/24 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Dudley Senior Center, Dudley, MA 1 PM

2/24 “Here Be Dragons”--Solo Pianists Jacqueline Schwab and Neil Pearlman Exploring Off-the-Map Boundaries of Traditional Music, at Third Life Studio, in Union Square, Somerville, MA 8 PM

2/25 Common Fence Music presents Buffy St Marie at the Columbus Theater, Portsmouth, RI

2/25 The Hip Swayers, Park Grill, Worcester, MA – 5 PM

2/25 Leo Kottke & Keller Williams – “Shut the Folk Up and Listen” – at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA  8 PM

2/25 Heather Pierson Trio at St. Kieran Community Center for the Arts, Berlin, NH

2/25 Mist Covered Mountains at the Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI 8 PM

2/26 Mel Green featured at PCA (the Parish Center for the Arts) Westford, MA, 8 PM, hosted by John Ferullo (starts at 6:30 PM)

2/26 Atwater-Donnelly Trio – Concert at the Botanical Center, Roger Williams Park, Providence, RI 4-6 PM

2/26 Rose Cousins (with Lula Wiles trio opening) at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA - 7 PM

2/28 The Hip Swayers at the Ship Room, Hotel Vernon, Worcester, MA – 8 PM

3/2 Sharon Shannon at the Iron Horse Music Hall, Northampton, MA

3/4 Sally Rogers & Claudia Schmitt at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

3/4 Dom Flemmons at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

3/5 Atwater-Donnelly Trio at Cheshire Public Library, Cheshire, CT – 2 PM

3/6 Vanessa Carlton at the Sinclair in Cambridge, MA

3/7 Vanessa Carlton at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA

3/7 Atwater-Donnelly Duo - VSA Arts of Rhode Island Annual Paul Sherlock Memorial Exhibit Atrium Gallery, Providence RI – 12 Noon-2 PM

3/9 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT – 6:30-7:30 PM

3/10 Beppe Gambetta – Music in the Gallery – the Wamsutta Club, New Bedford, MA – 7:30 PM

3/11 Wachusett Music Series presents Billy Walsh and friends – a blend of original, Celtic, and traditional music – Harvard Universalist Unitarian Church, Harvard MA, 7 PM

3/11 Jay Ungar & Molly Mason - at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

3/12 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Just for the Fun of It! Concert Series – United Church – Walpole, MA 3-5 PM

3/16 Chelsea Berry (with Muddy Ruckus opening) at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA

3/16 Griffin House at the Center for the Arts in Natick, MA 8 PM

3/18 The Kennedys, with Robinson Treacher) at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

3/31 Pat Donohue at the Spire in Plymouth, MA

4/1 The Nields (with Lisa Bastoni) at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

4/1 Session Americana with Laura Cortese - at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

4/1 Pat Donohue at the Linden Tree in Wakefield, MA

4/22 Steve Pelland and Louise Mosrie at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA.

4/22 An Evening with Christine Lavin at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

4/22 John Gorka at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

4/29 Lucy Kaplansky at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

4/30 Greg Brown at the Iron Horse Musicc Hall, Northampton, MA

5/11 Storm Large at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

5/13 Mark Erelli at Common Fence Music - Common Fence Point Hall - 933 Anthony Road - Portsmouth, RI – 8 PM

5/16 Brother Sun at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

5/20 David Roth – RISA Songwriting Competition at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

5/24 Rod MacDonald at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

7/8-9 22nd Annual New Bedford Folk Festival

7/14-16 Green River Festival – Greenfield Community College – Greenfield, MA, featuring Lake Street Dive
Joe Russo's Almost Dead
The Mavericks
funky METERS (Featuring founding members of The Meters)
The Infamous Stringdusters
Robbie Fulks
Amadou & Mariam
Pokey LaFarge
San Fermin
Big Sam's Funky Nation
Mandolin Orange
Chicano Batman
Big Al Anderson & The Floor Models
John Brown's Body

7/15 Peter Yarrow and Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary) at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA 8 PM

7/22-24 Newport Folk Festival

9/23-24 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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