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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED October 20, 2016 –


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—


Sarah McQuaid in N.E. during U.S. Tour—
Oct 21 Dover, NH: Shows at Red & Shorty’s
Oct 22 Orleans, MA: Brick Hill House Concerts
Oct 23 Woods Hole, MA: Woods Hole Folk Music Society

10/21 Will Dailey at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, MA

10/21 Patty Larkin, with Chelsea Berry opening, at The River Club Music Hall , Scituate, MA

10/21 Music in the Gallery presents An Evening with Irish musician John Doyle 7:30 PM at the Wamsutta Club, New Bedford, MA

10/22 A Benefit Event for the Amazing Things Arts Center, featuring The Michelle Hirsch Trio,  Dale LePage & the Manhattans, the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA 7-10 PM

10/22 The Kenny Selcer Trio at the Colonial Inn, Concord, MA 7:30 PM

10/22 Mike Birbiglia “Thank God for the Jokes” at the Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA 8 PM

10/22 The Hip Swayers at Vincent’s in Worcester, MA  9 PM

10/22 Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem-Schatz at Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI 7 PM

10/26 Will Dailey at One Longfellow Square in Portland, ME

10/29 Singer-songwriter Roger Salloom (a Worcester native) at the Hanover Theater, Worcester, MA 7 PM

10/29 Chelsea Berry at the Bull Run in Shirley, MA

10/29 Superchief Trio concert and swing dance at the Blackstone River Theater in Cumberland, RI   8 PM

10/30 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Breadbox Folk Series – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Willimantic, CT

Special CD Release Concert Tour by Nova Scotia-born duo Cassie and Maggie MacDonald -- The Willow Collection (release: November 4, 2016), they shine on vocals, fiddle, guitar, piano, accordion, and even stepdancing, exploring the willow's emotionally powerful role as folk symbol.    
11/7 Calais, ME: Calais Celtic Concert Series, Wash. Co. Community College                  
11/9: Mexico, ME: Green Church                                                                                          11/10: Farmington, ME: North Church Concerts                                                                   11/11: Harvard, MA: Harvard Public Library                    
11/20: Woods Hole, MA: Woods Hole Folk Society, Woods Hole Community Hall           11/22: Portland, ME: One Longfellow Square   

11/4 The Boxcar Lilies – The Iron Horse, Northampton, MA

11/5 Cheryl Wheeler at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

11/5 Tony Bird – a house concert in Turners Falls, MA 7:45 PM, contact Nina, 413-834-8800   

11/6 Taproot at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 3 PM

11/10 The Bad Plus at the Iron Horse in Northampton, MA – 7 PM

11/10 Jesse Terry and Callaghan at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 7 PM

11/10 Charle Parr (folk & blues) at Atwood Tavern, Cambridge, MA 10 PM

11/11 Griffin House at The Spire Center for Performing Arts, Plymouth, MA 8 PM

11/12 The Wachusett Music Series presents Don White, with Bridge & Davies opening, 7 PM First Church Meetinghouse, Sterling, MA

11/18 Sierra Hull at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

11/20 The Boxcar Lilies – Deb’s Chesam House Concert, Harrisville, NH

12/3 An Evening of Holiday Music: Rani Arbo & Daisy Mayhem at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM


1/7 Michael Laurreano, Joanne Lurgio at Stone Soup, Pawtucket, RI 7 PM

1/27 Tom Rush at the Iron Horse - Northampton, MA – 7 PM

2/4 The O’Connor Band at University of Maine Collins Center for the Arts, Orono, ME

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

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

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

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

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

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

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