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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED September 15, 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—


9/16 John Prine at the Hanover Theater, Worcester, MA

9/16 North Sea Gas at Longfellow’s Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA

9/16 Old Crow Medicine Show at the Zeiterion Theater, New Bedford, MA 8 PM

9/16 Music in the Gallery presents Anne Hills at the James Arnold Mansion (Wam sutta Club), New Bedford, MA  7:30 PM

9/16 Spuyten Duyvil at Unity College CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, Unity ME  7 PM

9/16 The Boxcar Lilies – Friday Night Folk at All Souls, New London, CT

9/16 Rainy Day People (the music of Jim Croce and Gordon Lightfoot) at the Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA 8 PM

9/16 Ruthie Foster at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

9/16 Chelsea Berry at Johnson Hall, Gardiner, ME

9/17 Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards – concert at The Open Book Coffeehouse, Canton Public Library, Canton, MA – 7:30 PM (doors open at 6:45 PM)

9/17 The Joe Davies Folk Festival – Middleborough, MA – featuring The Boxcar Lilies

9/17 Atwater-Donnelly Duo - Annual Harvest Fair at Coggeshall Farm
Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI  1-5 PM

9/17 North Sea Gas at Parish Center for the Arts, Westford, MA

9/17 Spuyten Duyvil at Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 8 PM

9/17 Jack Williams with Chris Pahud opening – kicking off the 28th season at the Rose Garden Coffeehouse, Mansfield, MA  8 PM

9/17 Matt & Shannon Heaton and Torrin Ryan at the Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI 8 PMu

9/17 Cheryl Wheeler kicks off the 24th season of Rhode Island’s Common Fence Music, Portsmouth, RI

9/18 Atwater-Donnelly Trio – Music at Lily Pads, Peace Dale, RI 3 PM

9/18 John Waite and the Axemen at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

9/18 North Sea Gas - Maranacook Community High School Benefit for
Readfield Union Meeting House – Readfield, ME

9/18 Joe Davies Folk Festival, Soule Homestead, Middleborough, MA, featuring Spuyten Duyvil

9/19 North Sea Gas – Walpole Public Library, Walpole, MA

9/20 North Sea Gas – Peabody Institute Library – Peabody, MA

9/21 Ziggy Marley at the Calvin Theater, Northampton, MA 8 PM

9/23-25 Portsmouth Maritime Folk Festival

9/24 Sea Music at Tryworks , New Bedford MA, during the Upper William Street Neighborhood Festival 11:30 AM to 6:00 PM   The New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus will host a festival of sea music Continuing in the tradition of the Working Waterfront Festival, nationally and internationally known performers will join local favorites in the auditorium of the First Unitarian Church … Performers include The Johnson Girls from New York, Jon Campbell from Rhode Island, and from Cape Cod and Southeastern Massachusetts, the Rum Soaked
Crooks and the New Bedford Harbor Sea Chantey Chorus.

9/24 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA 2-3 PM

9/25 The Hip Swayers at the Pinecroft Farmers Market, West Boylston ,MA  10:30 AM

9/30 Tom Paxton at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA 8 PM

9/30 Will Dailey at the Me & Thee Coffeehouse in Marblehead, MA

10/1 Richie Furay Band, with Chris Berardo and the DesBerardos Acoustic Trio opening, at The Center for the Arts in Natick, MA – 8 PM

10/1 Mary Fahl at the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse, Reading, MA 8 PM

10/1 North Sea Gas at Blackstone River Theatre, Cumberland, RI

10/1 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at New Canaan Library, New Canaan, CT 3 PM

10/1 Old 78 Farm Fall Festival, Warwick, MA, featuring Rice: An American Band, Secret Sage, Shiprock & Anchordog, the Mary Jane Jones, and many more!

10/2 North Sea Gas – Brick Hill House Concerts – Orleans, MA

10/2 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – concert and potluck supper at St. Michael’s Church, Milton, MA 5 PM

10/3 North Sea Gas – Medway Public Library – Medway, MA

10/4 North Sea Gas – Topsfield Fair – Topsfield, MA

10/4 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – concert at the Taunton Council on Ageing, Taunton, MA (open to all senior citizens in Taunton) 1-2 PM

10/5 North Sea Gas – Conant Library, held at Chocksett Middle School Theater, Sterling, MA

10/7 Liz Longley, with Anthony D’Amato opening, at The Center for the Arts in Natick, MA 8 PM

10/8 Silverteeth at The 13th Floor in Florence, MA.  8pm, with Northampton's Workman Song

10/14 Aztec Two Step at the Center for the Arts in Natick, MA, performing their 1987 award winning album, “Living in America”, in its entirety, along with other ATS favorites.  Special guest will be the outstanding Boston based singer-songwriter, Amy Fairchild.

Sarah McQuaid in N.E. during U.S. Tour—
Oct 16 Warwick, RI: Warwick Public Library
Oct 17 Johnston, RI: Marian J Mohr Memorial Library
Oct 18 Millis, MA: Millis Public Library
Oct 19 Litchfield, CT: Oliver Wolcott Library
Oct 20 Wardsboro, VT: Wardsboro Town Hall
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

10/15 The Boxcar Lilies – Not Just Another Coffeehouse – Sharon, MA

10/15 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival, Newport, RI 11 AM – 1 PM

10/15 Atwateer-Donnelly Duo live at Lawrence Library, Pepperell, MA 7 PM free

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

10/21 Chelsea Berry at The River Club Music Hall , Scituate, MA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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