Folksoul Music Festival | Greenfield, NH

$10 donation
8 Driscoll Road — The outdoor stage at the corner of Mountain Road and Driscoll
Greenfield, NH

For more information, call 603-547-3730 or email

The Performers:
Lunatic Fringe–A five-piece group that plays a mix of W. African and American folk tunes, plus some originals, with the emphasis on improvisation. Lunatic Fringe has played at many festivals around the region, in Mass. and NH, including the Second World Festival in Lowell, and of course, Peak Into Peterbporough every year.
Liz Simmons and Hannah Sanders–Liz and Hannah play traditional and contemporary tunes from the British Isles and America. Hannah grew up in a family of gypsy musicians in England. Liz also grew up in a family of travelling musicians.(Us!) They’ve played at Club Passim and other well-known folk clubs in the region.
Tattoo–A five piece acoustic roots rock’n’roll band with roots going back to California, Oregon and Alaska. The present line-up of musicians has been together for 15 years and has played all over New England.
The Tara Greenblatt Band–These 4 musicians play bass, guitar, percussion and vocals and play mostly Tara’s originals. They played to an enthusiastic packed house at the Mariposa in Peterborough last year, as well as other folk clubs around the area.
The Folksoul Band–Eight musicians who bring the Mardi Gras New Orleans spirit of dancing and celebration wherever they go–and this time it will be right here at home.

Folksoul Festival, Sept. 2010
Folksoul Festival, Sept. 2010

Fiddle & Cello Workshop | Keene, NH

Monadnock Region
Fiddle & Cello Workshop
Greg Boardman & Jessie Gagne-Hall

Saturday, November 6, 2010
The Starving Artist

10 West Street, Keene, NH 03431

1:00 pm – Advanced
2:00 pm – Intermediate (and Advanced)
3:00 pm – Beginner (and Intermediate and Advanced)
4:00-5:00 pm – Contra Dance!

Participants will receive sheet music and a CD to prepare workshop tunes for the contra dance. Students do not need to know all the tunes in their level to participate.

Contact for more information

Folkway Remembered Grand Finale with Sally Rogers, Horace Williams, Lorraine and Bennett Hammond

Bass Hall – Peterborough Historical Society


More Info and Tickets

The final night of the Folkway Remembered Project will begin early with a wine reception and a last chance to see the Folkway Remembered exhibit before a full evening of music and memories with three Folkway acts.

Lorraine & Bennett Hammond have been at the forefront of the New England folk music scene for decades.  Lorraine has established herself as one of the foremost players of the mountain dulcimer.  Bennett is a superb finger-style guitarist.  Together they create some of the finest, most magical acoustic music to be found.

For more than 30 years Horace Williams has captivated audiences with his virtuosity as a vocalist, guitarist and songwriter.  Horace brings a unique perspective to his performance which can be one moment profound, and the next moment ridiculous, and always entertaining.

One of the favorite performers at The Folkway, Sally Rogers continues to charm audiences with her warm personality and exquisite singing, accompanying herself on guitar, banjo, and dulcimer.  She has made frequent radio appearances on both “A Prairie Home Companion” and “Mountain Stage”.

Tickets for both shows are available at the Historical Society, The Toadstool Bookshop in Peterborough, and on the Historical Society’s website:
All proceeds from the concerts benefit the Peterborough Historical Society.

Moe Dixon & Freebo | Peterborough

Bass Hall – Peterborough Historical Society

More Info and Tickets
$20 in advance, $23 at the door

Folkway Alum Moe Dixon played the Folkway 17 times after first appearing at the coffeehouse in 1978. He started playing guitar at the age of seven and by his early teens he was performing all over New England. Over the years he has been a solo act and as well as part of Willow, Sunflower, and Rosen Shontz & Dixon. Now dividing his time between Colorado and Oregon, this show is a rare opportunity to see Dixon in the Monadnock Region. His philosophy on life and performing is: “Play the show like it might be your last!”

Dixon will be joined by Freebo, the award winning singer- songwriter known for his solo work and his work with Bonnie Raitt, John Mayall & The Bluesbreakers, Crosby Stills & Nash, Maria Muldaur, Ringo Starr, Michelle Shocked, Neil Young, Loudon Wainwright III, Dr. John, and many others. The Philadelphia Inquirer said “Freebo’s latest CD, Before the Separation, flows with a compassionate spirit rooted in 60’s ideals, packs a gently urgent relevancy, and is delivered with engaging earnestness.”

☼ ☼ ☼ Snow Ball | Peterborough 2011

Peterborough, NH: Snow Ball (19th annual)

The original all-day Contra Dance! 12 glorious hours of dancing from Noon-Midnight! 4 great bands & callers! in order of appearance:

Kathryn Wedderburn and the Eclectic Dance Orchestra

Tim VanEgmond and George Marshall with Swallowtail

Sarah VanNorstrand and The Great Bear Trio

Nils Fredland and Elixir

Peterborough Town House
1 Grove St
Peterborough NH

Admission $22.00

Balcony Food by the Harrisville Morris Women

The Peterborough Fall Ball 2010

Peterborough, NH: The Peterborough Fall Ball (16th annual)
Crowfoot ~ John McIntire ~
Lisa Greenleaf ~ The Moving Violations ~
Old New England ~ Quena Crain ~
Rumblestrip ♫ ~ Steve Zakon-Anderson

Description: An all-day Contra Dance celebrating Fall! 4 bands, 4 callers and 12 glorious hours of contra dancing!

noon – midnite

Cost: $22

For more information: (phone): (413) 369-4369; Email:

Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem in Brattleboro

CONCERT with Rani Arbo and daisy mayhem. Friday, Sept. 10 at 8 pm at the New England Youth Theater, 100 Flat St. in Brattleboro.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door.
Buy on line at or in person at: Everyone’s Bookstore, 23 Elliot St., Brattleboro or World Eye Bookshop, 156 Main St., Greenfield MA. Call (802) 257-1571 for more information.

Rani Arbo, fiddler, lead singer and founder of daisy mayhem, is an expressive alto who navigates swing tunes, ballads, funky call-and-response songs with ease and honesty. Utilizing roots music of all kinds, daisy mayhem, a four-piece string band, celebrates America’s rich musical past and presents it with good humor, impeccable musicianship, powerful songwriting, and a clear love of playing together. With stunning vocal harmonies and irresistible chemistry on stage, a 100% recycled drum set, fiddle, guitar and bass, daisy mayhem creates an entertaining, fresh, and inspiring concert.

Brattleboro Dawn Dance

The Brattleboro Memorial Day Dawn Dance will take place on Sunday
September 5th, 2010 at the Gibson Aiken Center on Main Street in Brattleboro,
VT. The dance begins with English dancing from 2:30 to 5:30 PM with Gene
Murrow calling, lydia ievins on violin, Anna Patton on clarinet, and Karen
Axelrod on piano. The contra dance segment begins at 8:00 PM and ends at
7:00 AM, and features three bands and three callers including Kathy Anderson
with Notorious, Nils Fredland with Wild Asparagus, and Jeff Petrovitch with
Nor’easter. Tickets are $10 for English, $20 for contra, and $25 for both
($7/$15/$22 for students and seniors), and can be purchased online at, at Maple Leaf Music in Brattleboro, or at the door the day
of the dance.

Irish Set Dance Class | Durham

I’m trying to revive Irish set dancing in the seacoast area, and so I’m offering a class starting September 24, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, located at 20 Madbury Road, Durham, NH. Classes will be Friday evenings from 7PM – 9PM. Fee is only $5/person/class or a reduced rate of $4 if you are a member of SICA. The class is for adults, and all levels of dancers are invited, especially beginners. If you are new to set dancing, below are some links to see what the dancing is like. It’s a country folkdance style, similar to square dancing where you have 4 couples in a set, and you dance various movements to traditional Irish music. It’s very lively, fun to dance and sure to bring a smile to your face after a long work week!