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Dates and performances may change on short notice.

It's a good idea to call, email, or check the venue's website

to confirm the concert before you go.


1794 Meetinghouse

26 South Main Street, New Salem, MA



Concert resume next Summer


92nd St Y

1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY



Dec 24 – David Broza's "Not Exactly Christmas Eve" Concert


Academy of Music

274 Main St. Northampton MA

413-584-9032, ext 105 (box office)


Nov 25 – The Suitcase Junket's Really Big Thank You


Acoustic Celebration

Concerts at St. Stephen’s North Hall, 351 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

203-431-6501 Shows begin 4 p.m.


Concerts resume Spring 2018


Acousticool House Concerts / Bristol, CT

House concert series located in Bristol, CT. For location and to make reservations, email acousticool@icloud.com


Jan 20 – Krista Johnson


Amazing Things Arts Center

160 Hollis St., Framingham, MA



Thursdays at 7:30 pm– Folk & Poetry Open Mic

Dec 9 – Choro Das 3

Dec 15 – David & Sophie Buskin, Lara Herscovitch

Dec 22 – Songs for Ceildh

Jan 19 – Vance Gilbert

Feb 2 – Swearingen & Kelli sing the music of Simon & Garfunkel

Feb 9 – Pete's Posse, Emerald Rae

Feb 24 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams


American Center for Folk Music

River Center, Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY


Check website for more information


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Blackstone River Theater

549 Broad St., Cumberland, RI



Nov 25 – BRT Homecoming Concert featuring Atwater-Donnelly, Eastern Medicine Sngers, Torrin Ryan, The Vox Hunters and more

Dec 3 – Irish Dance Christmas Spectacular

Dec 9 – Blackstone River Theater Christmas Celebration featuring Armand Aromin, Aubrey Atwater, Erika Damiani and members of Tir Na Nog Irish Dance, Elwood Donnelly, Bob Drouin, Benedict Gagliardi, Russell Gusetti, Mary Lee Partington, Torrin Ryan, and Ed Sweeney

Jan 13 – Fellswater CD Release Celebration

Jan 20 – Jaerv

Feb 3 – Peter Janson, Hiroya Tsukamoto

Feb 18 – The Seamus Egan Project

Feb 24 – The New York Mandolin Ensemble with Barry Mitterhoff and the L'Esperance Mandolin Ensemble

Mar 3 – Runa

Mar 4 – Robbie O'Connell with Rose Clancy

Mar 11 – The High Kings

Mar 24 – The April Verch Band

Mar 31 – Low Lilly , The Vox Hunters

Apr 7 – The Gothard Sisters

Apr 15 – Matthew Byrne

Apr 21 – Frigg – Music from Finland

Apr 22 – Sultans of Swing


Blarney Star Productions

Monthly Irish traditional concert series in cooperation with NYU's Glucksman Ireland House

Washington Square United Methodist Church

135 West 4th St (between 6th Ave and MacDougall St.)

New York, NY

Info: (212) 998-3950 or www.nyu.edu/pages/irelandhouse

Dec 1 – Joey Abarta,Nathan Gourley & Owen Marshall)

Dec 7 – Airneal na Nollag


Blues Cafe

George Newton VFW Hall

150 Lee Farm Drive, Southbury, CT

(203) 313-6366


Doors open 1 p.m., Open mic and song circle at 1:30, followed by the main performer

Dec 3 – Goodnight Moonshine

Mar 11 – Joe Crookston

May 6 – Boxcar Lillies

Sept 9 – Heather Pierson

Dec 9 – Joan and Joni (Joan Baez & Joni Mitchell Tribute Show)


Boston Bluegrass Union Concert Series

P.O. Box 650061, West Newton, MA



Jan 21 – Gibson Brothers, Seth Sawyer Band (at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA)

Feb 16-18 – Joe Val Bluegrass Festival (at Sheraton-Framingham, Framingham, MA)

Mar 18 – The Seldom Scene, Sice, Sad & Lonesome (at the National Heritage Museum, 33 Marrett Rd., Lexington, MA)


Branford Folk Coffeehouse / Branford Folk Music Society

First Congregational Church

1009 Main Street, Branford, CT


http://folknotes.org/branfordfolk/ or email branfordfolk@yahoo.com

Dec 9 – Rosa Tatuata - Celebration of Sicily

Jan 13 – Debra Cowen & John Roberts

Feb 10 – Toby Walker

March 10 – Bob Bovee

Apr 14 – Matthew Byrne

May 1 – Ken & Brad Kolodner


Bread Box Theater

220 Valley St., Willimantic, CT


Concerts Sundays at 4 p.m.

Third Wednesday of the month – Monthly Artist Showcase

Dec 3 – Plywood Cowboy, Seat of Our Pants


Bridge Street Live

41 Bridge St., Collinsville, CT


Check website for more information


Bull Run Restaurant

215 Great Rd., Rte. 2A, Shirley, MA

978-425-4311 or 877-536-7190


Dec 1 – The Kelly Girls Celtic Christmas

Dec 2 – The Kennedys

Dec 3 – The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily, and Katie McNally

Dec 9 – Tom Rush

Dec 17– Gibson Brothers

Jan 20 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams

Apr 12– Peter Yarrow

Apr 13 – Susan Werner

Apr 22 – Asleep at the Wheel


The Bushnell

166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, CT


Check website for more information


The Buttonwood Tree

605 Main Street, Middletown, CT


http://www.buttonwood.org/  or thebuttonwoodtree@gmail.com

Mondays – Anything Goes Open Mic

First Thursdays - Acoustic Open Mic with Bob Gotta

Dec 2 – Eric Lee & Kim Hoffman

Dec 15 – Kate Callahan & Kristen Graves

Jan 12 – The Promise Is Hope

Jan 20 – Ringrose & Freeman

Apr 20 – Don White


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Cafe Nine

250 State St., New Haven, CT

All events 21+


Dec 13– Jenni Lyn (of Della Mae)

Dec 22 – Tony Trischka Presents: "Of a Winter's Night" holiday show

Jan 26 – The Suitcase Junket

Mar 4 – Peter Mulvey


Calvin Theatre

19 King St., Northampton, MA



Feb 17 – Gaelic Storm


Caramoor Center for Music & Arts

Katonah, NY


Dec 2 – Richard Thompson (solo)


Carnegie Hall

57th St & 7th Ave., New York, NY


Nov 25 – Arlo Guthrie's Annual Thanksgiving Concert (Stern Auditorium)

Dec 2 – Parker Milsap and Sara Watkins (Weill Recital Hall)

Dec 20 – Sing! An Irish Christmas with Keith & Kristyn Getty & Friends Stern Auditorium)


Celebrate Brooklyn!

Prospect Park Bandshell, Brooklyn, NY


Concerts resume June 2018


The Center for Arts in Natick (TCAN)

14 Summer St., Natick, MA



Folk Open Mic – Every other Tuesday, see website for dates

Feb 24 – Tom Paxton & The DonJuans


CHIRP – Concert Happenings in Ridgefield's Parks

Ballard Park, Ridgefield, CT. 7:00 p.m.

(Rain site: Ridgefield Playhouse or St. Stephen's Church)

ALL SHOWS FREE (Donation requested)

Call 203-431-2760 after 4 p.m. if weather threatens.


Concerts resume June 2018

Check the listings for the Acoustic Celebration music series in the fall and spring operated by the same people who run CHIRP


Christopher Street Coffee House

St. John's Lutheran Church

81 Christopher St, New York, NY


Dec 14 _ Julie Gold


Circle of Friends Coffeehouse

First Universalist Society in Franklin

262 Chestnut St., Franklin, MA



Dec 9 – Winterbloom

Jan 6 – Gretchen Peters

Jan 27 – Seth Glier

Feb 10 – Chelsea Berry

Mar 17 – The Lonely Heartstrings Band

Apr 7 – Danielle Miraglia

Apr 28 – Pat Donohue


City Winery

155 Varick St., New York, NY



Klezmer Brunch every Sunday, Doors open 10 a.m.

Nov 26 – Loudon Wainwright III

Dec 3 – 3rd Annual Autism Benefit with Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris

Dec 18  Dan Bern

Jan 5 – Steve Forbert

Jan 8 – Peter Yarrow

Apr 13 – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea)


College Street Music Hall

238 College St., New Haven, CT

(203) 867-2000


Doors open 7 p.m., shows begin at 8 p.m.  Open to all ages.

Check website for more information


Common Fence Point Music

933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth RI



Dec 3 – Andy Statman Trio

Dec 15 – The Suitcase Junket, Jodie Treloar Sampson ( at Hope & Main, Warren RI)

Dec 16 – Sweetback Sisters Christmas Show


Common Ground Concerts

Concert series taking place at several venues in Westchester County, NY


At First Unitarian Society of Westchester

25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Jan 20 – The Brother Brothers, The Sea The Sea

Feb 24 – Ana Egge Trio, Steve Addabbo

Mar 24 – Peter Mulvey

Apr 21 – Mary Gauthier

May 18 – Gaelynn Lea


At Dobbs Ferry Historical Society
12 Elm St., Dobbs Ferry, NY


At Irvington Town Hall Theater
85 Main St., Irvington, NY

Dec 9 – Darlingside


At Andrus-on-Hudson
185 Old Broadway, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY

Check website for details


Concert Hall at the New York Society for Ethical Culture

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th St at Central Park West

New York, NY


Check website for more information


Concerts in the Garden

Leif Nilsson Spring Street Studio and Gallery

1 Spring St., Chester, CT

(860) 526-2077  Starting times vary, check website for details


Check website for more information


Concerts on the Green / Litchfield, CT

Free concerts Wednesday nights beginning at 7 p.m. in July, 6:30 p.m. in August

West St., Intersection of Route 202 & 63, Litchfield, CT

Only folk and folkish events listed. Click link for complete schedule.


Concerts resume next summer


CT Audubon Society Concerts

Connecticut Audubon Center at Glastonbury

361 Main St. (Route 17), Glastonbury, CT

860-633-8402  Concerts begin at 7:30 pm


Check website for more information


CTFOLK Folk Fridays

First Presbyterian Church, 704 Whitney Ave., New Haven, CT unless otherwise noted,


Dec 1 – The Nields

Jan 5 – The Brother Brothers

Feb 2 – Connecticut Artists Showcase featuring The Meadows Brothers

Mar 2 – Pesky J. Nixon

Apr 6 – Connecticut Folk Festival Auditions - The Finalists

May 4 – Joan & Joni - Tribute to Joan Baez and Joni Mitchell with Allison Shapira and Kipyn Martin


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Daryl's House Club

130 Route 22, Pawling, NY



Nov 25 – Gypsy Swing Brunch: La Pompe Attack

Nov 29 – Sean Watkins

Dec 9 _ Bluegrass Brunch: The Shovel Ready String Band

Dec 9 – Aztec Two-Step

Jan 6, – James Maddock

Apr 14 – Alan Doyle (of Great Big Sea)


Depot Folk

The Depot Theater, 10 Garrison Lane, Garrison, NY

Shows presented in conjunction with the American Center for Folk Music


Check website for details. Shows in conjunction with the American Center for Folk Music.


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The Eclectic Café

Unitarian Universalist Society of South Suffolk

28 Brentwood Road, Bay Shore, NY


Open hoot at 7:30 p.m., show begins 8:30 p.m.


Dec 9 – Pete & L.A.


Emelin Theater

Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY


Dec 8 – Mile Twelve

Feb 16 – Red Wine

Mar 24 – Livingston Taylor

Apr 27– Suzanne Vega


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Fairfield Theatre Company / StageOne

70 Sanford St., Fairfield, CT (across from the Fairfield Metro North station)



Dec 1 – Hot Tuna Acoustic

Dec 15 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas

Dec 29 – Ryan Montbleau Band

Jan 9 – The Last Revel & The Slocan Ramblers

Jan 11 – Dar Williams

Apr 7– Lucy Kaplansky


Fire In The Kitchen

North Madison Congregational Church

1271 Durham Rd., Madison, CT / 203-421-3241


Dec 2 – Jeremy Kittel Trio

Jan 13 – The Mammals

Feb 17 – Seamus Egan Project

Mar 10 – The East Pointers

May 5 – Nordic Fiddler's Bloc


First Acoustics Coffeehouse

Most events are house concerts in Brooklyn. See website for location
Starred concerts at

First Unitarian Congregational Society

50 Monroe Place at Pierrepont St.,

Brooklyn, NY



Jan 20 – Robinson Treacher and Kirsten Maxwell (House concert – Call for location)

Feb 11 – The End of America (House concert – Call for location)

Mar 10 – Joe Crookston (House concert – Call for location)

Apr 14 – Ilyaimy


Folk Music Society of Huntington

Congregational Church of Huntington, 30 Washington Drive, Centerport, NY.


Dec 2 – Steady On: Celebrating Lilith Fair at 20

Mar 15 – Emily Barnes

Apr 7 – Boxcar Lilies & Low Lily


Folk Song Society of Greater Boston

Various locations in Watertown, Brookline, and Newton, MA.

Starred (*) concerts are at First Parish of Watertown

35 Church St., Watertown, MA
Email houseconcerts@fssgb.org for house concert location, reservations, and details


Dec 3 – Pub Carol Sing

Apr 14 – Judy Cook (house concert)

Apr 28 – Sara Grey and Brian Miller (house concert)


Folk Song Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club

Various locations in New York City. Check the website for location information.


Nov 19 – Heather Wood (at St. John's Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher St., Manhattan)


Friday Night Folk at All Souls

All Souls UU Congregation, 19 Jay St., New London, CT

Doors open 7 p.m., music begins 7:30 p.m.


Dec 8 – Maggie's Guitar presents "The Crossing: A Musical"

Jan 19, 2018 – Larry Kaplan and Geoff Kaufman

Feb 23, 2018 – Pete Seeger Tribute Concert

Mar 16 – Celticity

Apr 20, 2018 – Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

May 11, 2018 – Kate Callahan and Kristen Graves


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Garden Stage

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Central Nassau

223 Stewart Avenue, Garden City, Long Island, NY


Jan 5 – Nancy Beaudette

Feb 2 – Heather Pierson Trio

Mar 2 – Cols, Nakoa and Treacher

May 4 – Sloan Wainwright and Glen Roethal


The Gathering Room House Concerts / Glastonbury, CT

Jim and Patti host concerts in a private home in Glastonbury, CT. All performances are open to the public but advance reservations are required.

Info:  (860) 633-5057 or email pattisivocole@gmail.com. Make a reservation for directions.

Suggested donation: $15-25 plus a non-perishable food donation for the local food bank.

Email for more information


The Good Coffeehouse at Old Stone House

336 Third Ave (between 3rd and 4th Aves,)
Brooklyn, NY



Check website for more information


GuitartownCT Productions

Concerts at various locations in the New Haven area



Dec 8 – Twisted Pine


Guthrie Center at the Old Trinity Church

2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA



Hootenanny – Thursdays, 8 pm, signup, 7 pm

Concerts resume Summer 2018


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The Half Door Bluegrass Sundays

270 Sisson Ave., Hartford, CT


No cover charge but generous tips are encouraged. Showtime: Sundays, 5-8 p.m.


Dec 3 –  Mile Twelve

Dec 17 – Cornfed Dogs

Jan 7 – Hot Flashes

Jan 21 – Redwood Hill


House Concerts at Hop Toad Holler / Bloomfield, CT

Email nrbowden@comcast.net or call (860) 212-9596 for reservations and location

Email for more information


House Concerts / Newtown, CT

Contact countrydancecaller@gmail.com for details and location. Reservations are a must. Concerts are usually on Sundays at 4 p.m.

Email for more information


House Concerts / North Stonington, CT

Call 860-434-2047 or 860-535-8485 for reservations and location. Reservations are a must.

Call for more information


House Concerts / West Hartford, CT

Call 860-655-3576 for reservations and location.

Call for more information


Hudson Valley Bluegrass Association


Bluegrass concerts at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie, NY

Dec 15 – Too Blue

Jan 26 – Feinberg Brothers

Mar 3 – Redwood Hill


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Infinity Music Hall-Hartford

32 Front St., Hartford, CT



Dec 1 – Christmas with the Celts


Infinity Music Hall-Norfolk

20 Greenwoods Rd West (Rt 44), Norfolk, CT



Dec 15 – Parsonsfield Holiday Acoustic Tour

Dec 17 – Jay Ungar, Molly Mason & Family Band

Feb 24 – Ryan Montbleau Band

Mar 23 – Celtica - Pipes Rock

Apr 21 – Alan Doyle of Graeat Big Sea


Irish Arts Center

553 West 51st Street, New York, NY


Dec 15 – Irish Arts Center Winter Solstice Celebration


Iron Horse Music Hall

20 Center St., Northamption, MA

All shows 7 pm unless noted


Dec 21 – Seth Glier, Matt Nakoa

Dec 3 – Susan Werner

Dec 8 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams: A Very Slambovian Christmas!

Dec 10 – David Mallett

Jan 5-6 – Livingston Taylor

Jan 12-13 – Cheryl Wheeler

Mar 24 – Aztec Two-Step


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Jalopy Theater

325 Columbia St. (between Hamilton & Woodhull), Brooklyn, NY



Open Mic Night every Tuesday

Brooklyn Ukes Uke Night, last Thursday of the month

Dec 3 – Danny Barnes Trio

Dec 7 – Dime Store Romeos


Jorgensen Center for the Performing Arts

University of Connecticut,

2132 Hillside Road, Storrs, CT

(860) 486-4226


Dec 9 – Natalie MacMaster and Donal Leahy

Apr 24 – Punch Brothers


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Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center

300 Main Street, Old Saybrook, CT.

Tickets: 877-503-1286.


Nov 20 – Marc Broussard

Nov 30 – The Turning of the Year: A Holiday Celebration with John Whelan, Low Lily,

and Katie McNally

Dec 7 – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Apr 15 – Alan Doyle


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The Linda: WAMC's Performing Arts Studio

339 Central Ave, Albany, NY


Nov 10 – Mark Mulcahy


Lyrics Coffeehouse

Redding Community Center.

37 Lonetown Road, Redding, CT 06875


Dec 2 – David Morgan

Jan 4 – Plywood Cowboy

Feb 2 – Pat Wictor

Mar 2 – The Whispering Tree

Apr 6 – John McAuliffe


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Marlborough Arts Center / 4th Friday @ The Arts Cafe

231 N. Main St,

Marlborough, CT


Dec ?? – Gale Wade and Turning Point


Maude's Closet

521 Main St,

Ashfield, MA


Check website fore more information


Me and Thee Coffeehouse

28 Mugford St,

Marblehead, MA


Dec 8 – Driftwood

Feb 2 – The Boxcar Lillies, Lisa Bastoni

Feb 16 – For The Sake of the Sone: A Tribute to John Prine

Feb 23 – Guy Van Duser and Billy Novick, Amy Kucharik

Mar 3 – Dom Flemons

Mar 9 – Tracy Grammer

Mar 16 – Hanneke Cassel Band

Mar 23 – Seth Glier


Meeting House Presents!

Unitarian Society of Hartford

250 Bloomfield Ave., Hartford, CT

Concerts produced in co-operation with The Sounding Board

Email: ConcertUSHartford@gmail.com


Nov 24 – David Massengill

Jan 26 – New World Trio

Mar 23 – J.P. Cormier

Mar 30 – Susie Burke & David Surette

Apr 27 – An Evening with Mary Gauthier


Midtown Coffeehouse

Student Center, Colonial Cafe

Western Connecticut State University

Danbury, CT

Thursday nights at 8 p.m.


Check website for more information


Milford Center For The Arts

Center for the Arts, 40 Railroad Ave. South, Milford, CT


Open Mic night, 1st Friday of the month 7-10 p.m.

Jan 19 – Patty Larkin

Mar 23 – The Meadows Brothers

Apr 13 – The Howlin' Brothers


Music at Lily Pads

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County

27 North Rd., Peace Dale, RI


Check website for more information


Music at The Mansion

Crawford Park

122 North Ridge Street, Rye Brook, NY


Check website for more information


Music in The Gallery

Wamsutta Club

427 County St., New Bedford, MA


Dec 1 – A Fine Winter's Night with Matt and Shannon Heaton


Music on the River Concerts / East Haddam, CT

Monday nights, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on the green at Goodspeed Opera House, Rte. 82, East Haddam, CT


Concerts resume next summer


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Narrows Center for the Arts

16 Anawan St., Fall River, MA



Dec 16 – Parsonsfield: Holiday Acoustic Tour

Jan 6 – Cheryl Wheeler

Jan 20 – Girls Guns and Glory

Apr 6 – Chris Smither

Apr 25 – Alan Doyle

Apr 27 – Bruce Cockburn


Nights at the Beekley

Beekley Library, 10 Central Ave., New Hartford, CT



Jan 6 – The Sea, The Sea

Feb 10 – Peter Bradley Adams

Mar 3 – Richard Shindell

Mar 24 – Kenny White


Norfolk Library

9 Greenwoods Road East, Norfolk, CT


Dec 7 – Colleen Rainey Band


Northwest Park Concerts / Windsor, CT

145 Lang Road, Windsor, CT


Dec 2 – Rani Arbo & daisy mayhem

Jan 6 – Banish Misfortune

Jan 20 – Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line

Feb 3 – Don White

Feb 17 – Hot Club of New England with special guest Matt Dechamplain

Mar 3 – Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters

Apr 7 – Porch Party Mamas

May 5 – Gill Gutierrez Strings


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Old Church Concert Series

Rocky Hill United Methodist Church

623 Old Main Street, Rocky Hill, CT

Info: (860) 888-1376


Check website for more information


Old Songs Concerts

37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY

Info: (518) 765-2815


Dec 9 – In Praise of Christmas: Songs and Carols of Christmas and Mid-Winter Celebrations with John Roberts, Lisa Preston and John Kirk


Our Times Coffeehouse

Long Island Ethical Humanist Society

38 Old Country Road

Garden City, NY


Jan 19 – Bill Staines


The Outer Space

295 Treadwell Street, Hamden, CT

All shows 21+ unless noted


Free Bluegrass Jam, First Sunday of the month, 2-5 p.m.

Nov 28 – Honky Tonk Tuesday with Stacy Phillips & His Bluegrass Characters

Dec 5 – Phil Rosenthal and Friends


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Parlor Room at Signature Sounds

32 Masonic St., Northampton, MA



Nov 25 – The Suitcase Junket

Dec 6 – Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Dec 7 – Driftwood

Dec 8 – Tony Trischka's Early Roman Kings

Dec 9 – Pamela Means

Dec 10 – Philip B. Price



47 Palmer St., Cambridge, MA

Office Line: 617-492-5300  Tickets: 617-492-7679


Passim presents more than 400 folk performers annually. These are highlights. Check their website for the full schedule.

Open Mic, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Nov 24 – Bob Franke CD Release

Dec 1 – Lucy Kaplansky

Dec 2-3 – Session Americana

Dec 4 – Andy Statman

Dec 7 – Garnet Rogers

Dec 8 – A Fine Winter's Night with Matt & Shannon Heaton

Dec 9 – Passim All-Starts with Bill Staines, Mason Daring and Jeanie Stahl, Guy Van Duser & Billy Novick  and Stuart Schulman

Dec 10 – Winterbloom (Antje Duvekot, Anne Heaton, Meg Hutchinson, and Natalia Zukerman)

Dec 30-31 – Ellis Paul


Passiflora Tearoom

526 Main Street, New Hartford, CT

Info:  860-379-8327


Live local music, Sundays1:30=3:30 p.m.

Open Mic, Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

Songwriter's Circle, second Thursday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m.

Dec 3 – Cheryl Maust

Dec 10 – Andrew Biagiarelli


People’s Voice Cafe

Community Church of New York Unitarian Universalist,

40 East 35th St. (between Madison & Park), New York, NY

Info:  212-787-3903


Dec 2 – Charlie King, Rick Burkhardt

Dec 9 – Thea Hopkins & The Peace Poets

Dec 23 – Tribes Hill Holiday Showcase


Pioneer Valley Folklore Society

The Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst, MA

(413) 687=5002


First Saturday of every month, Song & Story Swap with host Paul Kaplan, 7 p.m.

Dec 2 – Remembering Elizabeth Farnsworth

Jan 6 – Anna Louise White

Feb 3 – John Porcino

Mar 3 – Letitia VanSant


A Place For Folk

Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady

1221 Wendell Avenue, Schnectady, NY


Feb 16 – Low Lily

Mar 24 – Marc Bergen


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Ridgefield Folk

Ridgefield Library

472 Main St., Ridgefield, CT

Free concert series sponsored by The Friends of the Ridgefield Library

Free tickets at the door beginning at 1 p.m., concert at 2 p.m.


Check website for more information


Ridgefield Playhouse

80 East Ridge Road, Ridgefield, CT



Nov 30 – Rufus Wainwright

Dec 10 – Christmas with the Celts

Dec 20 – Oak Ridge Boys Christmas Celebration


River Spirit Music

House concert series in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY.

Music begins at 5 p.m. with a potluck dinner before the concert at 4 p.m.

Make a reservation on the website for exact location


Dec 3 – Jaimee Harris

Jan 24 – Daisycutter

Feb 11 – Cole, Nakoa, Treacher

Mar 11 – The Young Novelists

Apr 15 – Itamar Erez


Roaring Brook Concerts

Roaring Brook Nature Center

60 Gracey Road, Canton, CT



See website for more information


Robbie Collomore Concerts

Chester Meeting House

Goose Hill Road and Liberty Street

Chester, CT

Concerts Sundays at 5 p.m.


Nov 26 – Ranky Tanky


Rose Garden Coffeehouse

The Congregational Church

17 West St., Mansfield, MA



Jan 27 – Abbie Gardner

Feb 10 – Susan Cattaneo, Abbye West Pates

Mar 24 – Heather Pierson Acoustic Trio

Apr 14 – Jake & Taylor Armerding


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Salmon Brook Music Series

South Congregational Church

242 Salmon Brook Street, Granby, CT


Reserve tickets by calling Arlene at (860) 916-5066


Jan 27 – Albino Tree

Mar 10 _ Gordon Belsher and Richard Wood

June 9 – Mark Erelli


Sandywoods Center for the Arts

43 Muse Rd., Tiverton, RI



Dec 10 – Cajun Dance with Magnolia

Dec 15 – Chuch Williams CD Release concert

Jan 6 – Cajun Dance with Magnolia

Feb 3 – Cajun Dance with Magnolia


Schimmer Center at Pace University

3 Spruce St., New York, NY (between Park Row and Gold St)


Mar 11 – Danú and Goitse

Apr 20– Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters with Jon Colbert and Michael Mark

Lonesome Traveler: The Concert with special guest Peter Yarrow


Seth Thomas Park Summer Concerts / Thomaston, CT

Seth Thomas Park, Thomaston, CT
Free concerts on Monday nights, late June through August. Concerts in June and July start at 7 p.m.; August concerts start at 6:30 p.m. Only folk and folkish concerts listed here, click the link for other events


Concerts resume next Summer


Shamrock Traditional Irish Music Society

P.O. Box 46, Fairfield, CT


Concerts held at various locations in southwestern Connecticut


See website for more information


Songs at Janet's

House concerts in East Lyme, CT. To reserve, email songsatjanets@aol.com

Email for more information


StarLight Concert Series

St. Paul's United Methodist Church

270 Main St., Northport, NY



Dec 15 – Gathering Time


Stone Church Coffeehouse

First Congregational Church

300 High St., Bristol, RI



Jan 27 – Forever Young: Tribute to Neil Young

Feb 24 – Mile Twelve

Mar 24 – The Kennedys

Apr 28 – Chris & Meredith Thompson

May 12 – Martin Grosswendt & Susanne Salem Schatz with KC Moaners


Stone Soup

Slater Mill Historic Site

67 Roosevelt Ave., Pawtucket, RI

401-248-4692 or stone@soup.org


Closed temporarily while they look for a new site. Stone Soup hopes to reopen next spring.



Rumsey Playfields

Central Park

New York, NY

Sponsored by the City Parks Foundation. Both events are free


Concerts resume next summer


Sunday Street Concerts at the Long Island Museum

Gillespie Room

Long Island Museum

Route 25A, Stony Brook Village, NY


Dec 10 – Ellis Paul


Symphony Space

2537 Broadway at 95th St., New York, NY


Dec 13 – The Big Easy on the Hudson with The Hot Sardines, Henry Butler, Evan Christopher's Clarinet Road (Peter Sharp Theater)

Mar 8 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Peter Sharp Theater)


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Town Hall

123 W. 43rd St, New York, NY



Dec 2 – A Prairie Home Companion with Chris Thile

Dec 3 – Steve Earle & The Dukes with Emmylou Harris and Lucinda Williams

Dec 6 – Robert Earl Keen Christmas Show


Towne Crier Cafe

379 Main St., Beacon, NY



Open Mic every Monday and Wednesday night at 7 p.m.;

Irish session in the bar every 2nd and 4th Thursday

Nov 24 – A Celtic Thanksgiving with Joanie Madden of Cherish The Ladies and Mary Coogan and other Special guests

Dec 7– Tony Trischka Band (Bob Dylan show)

Dec 8 – The McKrells Christmas Show

Dec 10 – Breakneck Ridge Review

Dec 16 – Lunasa: Christmas From Ireland

Dec 23 – Slambovian Circus of Dreams : A Very Slambovian Christmas

Jan 12 – Peter Yarrow

Jan 13 – Loudon Wainwright II

Feb 10 – Mary Fahl

Feb 24 – Tom Paxton & The Donjuans

Mar 10 – Tom Chapin

Mar 17 – The Clancy Tradition

Apr 21 – Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show

Jun 9 – Tannahill Weavers 50th Anniversary Tour


Turning Point Cafe

468 Piermont Ave., Piermont, NY


Nov 25 – Aztec Two-Step

Dec 7 – Chris Smither

Dec 10 – The Levins and The Lords of Liechtenstein (4 p.m.)

Dec 27-28 – Tom Chapin


Twelve Moons Coffeehouse

St. John's Church (use the back door entrance)

12 Main St., Salisbury, CT


Concerts on the first Saturday of every month, 7-10 p.m.

Open Mic before the show.

Dec 2 – Derek Knott

Jan 8 – Kane Clawson & Friends

Feb 3 – Bill Benson

Mar 3 – Roger and Lenny

May 5 – Marc Delgado

June 2 – Tom Hanford, Joel Blumert Scott Camara Trio

July 7– David Paton

Aug 4 – Ron Renninger

Sept 1 – The Lied To's


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Unity House Concerts

A folk-and-more coffeehouse series at

Unitarian-Universalist Society of Greater Springfield

245 Porter Lake Dr., Springfield, MA

Email unityhouse@uuspringfield.org for reservations


Dec 9 – Mark Erelli


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Vanilla Bean Cafe

450 Deerfield Rd., Corner of Routes 44, 169, and 97. Pomfret, CT


8:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted


Nov 25 – Seth Glier

Dec 1 – Open Mic with hosts Faith Montaperto & Peter Lehndorff

Dec 2 – Redwood Hill Bluegrass Band

Dec 8 – Garnet Rogers, Maria Sangiolo opens

Dec 15 – Quiet Corner Song Swap

Dec 16 – Antje Duvekot

Dec 23 – Atwater- Donnelly


Voices Cafe

Unitarian Church of Westport

10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport, CT


Dec 11 – Suzanne Sheriden & Band: The Music of Bob Dylan

Jan 27 – Lara Herscovitch


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Walkabout Coffeehouse

Memorial United Methodist Church

250 Bryant Ave., White Plains, NY


Doors open at 6:30. Walkabout Chorus "Teachabout" at 6:45.
Featured performance begins 7:30 pm

Dec 9 – Garnet Rogers

Jan 13, 2018 – John Flynn & Reggie Harris

Feb 10, 2018 – Lindsey Wilson & Kristen Graves

Mar 10, 2018 – Guy Davis

Apr 14, 2018 – Sonia de los Santos & Rachel Kilgour

May 12, 2018 – Emma's revolution


Woods Hole Folk Music Society

Woods Hole Community Hall, 68 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA. 7:30 p.m.

Info: 508-540-0320.or whfolk@verizon.net


Jan 14 – Debra Cowen & John Roberts

Jan 28 – Bill Staines

Feb 11 – Cindy Kallett & Grey Larsen

Feb 25 – Windborne

Mar 11 – Claudia Schmidt & Sally Rogers

Mar 25 – Amy Gallatin & Stillwaters

Apr 8 – Joe Jencks

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center

684 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA
Box office phone: (508) 994-2900


Dec 19 – A Christmas Celtic Sojourn

Jan 18 – Susan Werner

Mar 11 – Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Mar 16 – A St. Patrick's Day Celtic Sojourn

July 7-8 – New Bedford Folk Festival



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