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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED Jan. 12, 2017

OPEN MICS and OTHER REGULAR FEATURES


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  www.guthriecenter.com

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—


2017


1/13 Brother Sun in concert at Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, MA 7 PM

1/13 Seth Glier and Matt Nakoa at The Center for the Arts in Natick, MA 8 PM

1/13 The Hip Swayers at Rapscallion Brewery, Sturbridge, MA 6-9 PM

1/13 and 14 Cheryl Wheeler with Kenny White at the Iron Horse, Northampton, MA 7 PM

1/14 John Henry’s Hammer presents The Mudchuckers at the 1st Unitarian Church, Worcester, MA 7:30-9:30 PM

1/14 The Mari Black World Fiddle Ensemble at the Blackstone river Theatre, Cumberland, RI  8 PM

1/14 Brother Sun in concert at Simple Gifts Coffee House, Nashua, NH 7:30 PM

1/15 Brother Sun at 10 AM service Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester, MA

1/17 Dan & Faith at the Bolton Public Library, Bolton, MA 7 PM

1/20 Gaelic Storm at the Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA 8 PM

1/21 The Hip Swayers at Birch Tree Bread, Worcester, MA 11 AM

1/21 Dan Cloutier CD Release Concert at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA 8 PM

1/21 The Boxcar Lilies at the Chevalier Theater in Medford, MA

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

1/28 Crowes Pasture, Winter Music Series at the Truro Public Library, Truro, MA 1 PM

1/28 Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt at the Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA 8 PM

1/28 Heather Pierson Trio at the Sounding Board Coffeehouse, West Hartford, CT

1/31 The Hip Swayers at the Stomping Ground, Putnam, CT 8 PM

2/4 The Rafters – a Wachusett Music Series concert – at the Harvard Universalist Unitarian Church – Harvard, MA – 7 PM

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

2/10 Bill Staines with Quentin Callewaert opening at the Me & thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA

2/11 Crowes Pasture Family Band at the Natick Indoor Farmers Market (downstairs), Natick, MA 9:30 AM

2/14 Heather Pierson Quartet at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia, NH

Lake Street Dive on Tour
2/16  Boston, MA - New England Conservatory - 150th Anniversary
2/17  Portland ME - State Theatre
2/18  New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall

2/18 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Acoustic Café, Milford, NH, 7:30 PM

2/18 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards and The Lied To’s at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA

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

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

3/18 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

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

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

5/16 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

7/22-24 Newport Folk Festival

9/23-24 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

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