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Folk Concerts

NEW!!!!   UPDATED!!!!   UPCOMING EVENTS      UPDATED January 22, 2015


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

Sundays 7-10 PM Emerson Umbrella open mic, Concord, MA w/host Ellen Schmidt

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

Tuesdays 6:30 PM folk open mic at the Acton Jazz Café in Acton, MA with host Ellen Schmidt

Tuesday nights – Open mic at Greendale’s Pub on West Boylston St. in Worcester, with host Bill McCarthy… lots of good Blues!

3rd Wednesday of every month, Unplugged Open Mic at the Bolton Public Library w/ hosts Dan & Faith Senie

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

1st & 4th Wednesday traditional open mic Harvest Café, Hudson, MA w/host PJ Rogue
2nd Wednesday of the Month Songwriters in the Round at the Harvest Café in Hudson, MA with Dan & Faith Senie

3rd Wed. Rivers Edge Arts Alliance “Broadway at the Rivers Edge” open mic Harvest Café, Hudson

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

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

UPCOMING one-time events--


1/23-25 The People’s Music Network annual Winter Gathering in Greenfield, MA – at the Greenfield Middle School – featuring Kim & Reggie Harris, Lorre Wyatt, Touissant Liberator, Kat Allen & Lyn Waldron, Charlie King, Annie Patterson, Sophia Bereaud, Inari Jade, Higgins Barrett, Peter Siegel, Arjuna Greist, and the Eventide Singers!

1/23 Jon McAuliffe at the Acoustic Café Open Mic, Main Street Café, Groton, MA, with Rob Carlson also opening for Julie Dougherty.

1/23 Caitlin Canty at the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA

1/24 Peter Yarrow at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

1/24 Caitlin Canty at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater, West Rutland, VT

1/24 Susan Werner at the Ivy Chord Coffeehouse, UU Church, Reading, MA 8 PM

1/24 Hip Swayers Deluxe at Vincent’s in Worcester, MA from 9 PM on

1/24 “A Gathering of Fiddlers & Fishermen” – 16 great fiddling and singing acts hosted by John Fuzek at Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, RI

1/25 Caitlin Canty at Club Passim in Cambridge, MA

1/28 Roosevelt Dime at Club Passin, Cambridge, MA, 8 PM

1/28 Jon McAuliffe and 9 other artists go head-to-head at the Westender in Marlboro, MA in a $500 Open Mic competition – admission FREE

1/30 Jon and Patti McAuliffe open for Gail Finnie at the Acoustic Café in Groton, MA


2/4 Barnstar! – a bluegrass CD Release event at Oberon – American Repertory Theater, Cambridge, MA 7 PM

2/7 Possum Haw at the Blue Moon Coffeehouse, Channing UU Church in Rockland, MA – 7:30 PM

2/7 Tracy Grammer at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

2/7 Red Molly at the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River, MA 8 PM

2/12 Slide Sessions! at the Parlor Room in Northampton, MA – featuring Abbie Gardner (from Red Molly), Cliff Eberhardt, Brooks Williams and Jim Henry.  7 PM

2/21 Lori Diamond and Fred Abatelli – CD release concert for their newest album “Lifted”, at the Amazing Things Arts Center in Framingham, 8 PM. Stuart Ferguson & Lyn O'Conor-Ferguson will open the show and we have special guests to make the music even more magical! Kim Jennings, Andy Pinkham, Matt Abatelli, Patty Barkas, Lisa Martin, Carrie Rowan and Phil Punch.

2/28 Mark Erelli at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

3/21 Jonathan Edwards at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

4/11 Cheryl Wheeler at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

4/25 Deborah Henson-Conant at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

5/9 Rebecca Loebe and Jesse Terry at the Circle of Friends Coffeehouse, 1st Universalist Society, Franklin, MA

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