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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS  ***   UPDATED August 25, 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—


8/26 Livingston Taylor at the Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, MA

8/26 Bob Ardern and Debra Cowan – House Concert in Norfolk, MA

8/26 Great Bay Sailor - Outdoor picnic/concert at the John Hancock Wharf, sponsored by the Museums of Old York, by the river, in York, Maine.  August 26th
Pack you picnic basket or have your meal delivered, voila, to your lawn chair or blanket. Nature will provide the setting, and the Sailors--Jim, Taylor, Steve, Mike and Bruce-- will sing the songs and play the tunes.  Joining the crew this year is multi-instrumentalist, singer and song writer, Taylor Whiteside--and you are going to love his contributions to the festivities.  This concert by the harbor side has become a favorite of the Sailors and listeners alike.

What:  Great Bay Sailor--an outdoor concert--on the lawn, by the river.
Where:  John Hancock Wharf, 140 Lindsay Rd., York, Maine.
Rain Location:  Parsons Center, 3 Lindsay Rd., York, Maine.
Date:  Friday, August 26, 2016
Time:  6 PM
Catering:  Call Fat Tomato Grill in York and have your picnic delivered.  207-363-5333
Tickets:  $15 in advance ( or call: 207-363-1756); $18 at the door.

8/26-28 18th Annual Pawtucket Arts Festival, Slater Mill, Pawtucket, RI

8/27 Bob Ardern at the Abundant Haven in Hopkinton, MA

8/27 Without a Net Concert -- A musical fundraiser for the UMass Memorial Cancer Center of Excellence in Worcester – at Crompton Place Collective, Worcester, MA 7-10 PM, featuring Michael Allard-Madaus - Hannah Bates - Cara Brindisi - Matt Brown - Ron Carlson - Joe D'Angelo - Chuck Demers - Mud Rocheleau-Demers - Marylou Ferrante - Bill Fisher - Lydia Fortune - Olivia Frances - Mike Ladd - Rick Levine - Billy MacGillivray - Myra MacLeod - Rick McCarthy - Joey Ogden - Bob Sarkala - Melody Sizer - Zac Staffiere - Arny Spielberg

8/27 P.E. James at the Grill on  the Hill, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA 6 PM

8/27-28 Lake Street Dive’s Amourasaurus Festival featuring Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter, Mavis Staples, The Suitcase Junket, and more – at the Pines Amphitheater, Look Park, Florence, MA

8/28 Set sail on the Gundalow, Piscataqua, with the crew of Great Bay Sailor--Taylor, Steve, Mike and Bruce--on Sunday, August 28th.

Wow!  A two hour harbor-sail on the historic Gundalow, Piscataqua, and a lively concert of Maritime and Celtic music to boot!  Pinch me, I'm dreaming!  Oh, and you might bring a picnic to top of the evening.

What:  A two hour concert sail with Great Bay Sailor
Where:  On board the famous Gundalow, Piscataqua.
Departure:  From the Dock at Prescott Park at the end of Water Street--across the street from the Mombo Restaurant on Marcy Street, Portsmouth. For more details go to:
Sailing time:  5:30 PM.
Date:  Sunday, August 28, 2016
Tickets: At the web site:  Adult, $42; Under 13, $21; Under 3, $5. Tickets can also be purchased at the Gundalow gift shop at 60 Marcy Street.
Rain Venue:  At the PPMTV (Portsmouth Public Media) Studio at 280 Marcy Street.

9/1 P.E. James at the Grill on  the Hill, Green Hill Park, Worcester, MA 6 PM

9/1 Ani DiFranco, with Chastity Brown opening, at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

9/2 Bill Staines at Amazing Things Arts Center, Framingham, MA

9/2-4 Rhythm & Roots Festival – Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI

9/3 Robert Cray at the Cabot in Beverly, MA

9/3 Atwater-Donnelly Duo at the Vanilla Bean in Pomfret, CT 8 PM

9/3 Liz Queler, Seth Farber, and Joey Farber at Dream Away Lodge in Becket, MA 8 PM

9/3 Atwater-Donnelly Duo, The Vanilla Bean, Pomfret, CT  8 PM

9/9 Penn Johnson at Dartmouth Farmer’s Market, South Dartmouth, MA 1 PM

9/9 John Davidson at TCAN (The Center for Arts in Natick), Natick, MA  8 PM

9/1 Ellis Paul at the Center for the Arts in Natick, MA

9/3 The Edna Project at DreamAway Lodge, Becket, MA 8 PM

9/10 The Connecticut Folk Festival, New Haven, CT featuring Spuyten Duyvil

9/10-11 The O’Connor Band at Cape Cod Symphony, Hyannis, MA

9/14 North Sea Gas at Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

9/15 The Rafters at the Wachusett Music Series Evening for Mind, Body, and Spirits Health & Wellness Fair, Devens Commons Center, Devens, MA

9/15 Gordon Lightfoot in Concert at the Calvin Theatre, Northampton, MA 8 PM

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 Ruthie Foster at the Shalin Liu Performance Center, Rockport, MA

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

9/18 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 Atwater-Donnelly Duo – Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA 2-3 PM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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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