This Quarter


ere are our weekly listings for the fall months. Watch this list for further details to be filled in and other possible updates.

10/5 The Northern Tier: Music from England, Scotland, Canada, and Scandinavia, including songs by Dougie MacLean, Karine Polwart, Kitty Macfarlane from England, Väsen, the Danish String Quartet, and Bruce Cockburn’s latest instrumental outing.
10/12 New and Recent Releases: The latest by Celtic musicians Rachel Hair, Gerry O’Connor, Arise & Go, and The Trials of Cato, as well as roots music by Ana Egge, The Small Glories, Santa Cruz cellist Barry Phillips, Keb Mo’. Harpers from Healing Muses will join us live to première songs from their brand new recording.
10/19 Spiral Dance: Music for Samhain, from Pacific Northwest band Woodland and Loreena McKennitt, music for labyrinths from harpists Diana Stork and Portia Diwa, and more.
10/26 Folk Music & Beyond’s 30th Anniversary Celebration! Featuring highlights from our live studio performances by outstanding artists over the last few decades—fiddler Liz Carroll, Irish singers Niamh Parsons and Robbie O’Connell, accordion master Guy Klucevsek, Canadian fiddler April Verch, the Real Vocal String Quartet, Diana Gameros, the WorldSong Ensemble, and the Bay Area’s finest—the Rowan Brothers and Laurie Lewis.
11/2 Folk Surrealists: Songs of uncommon imagination from the late Lal Waterson, Emily Portman and Mark Fry, likewise from England, Krista Detor, B’ee of In Gowan Ring and Birch Book, Marian McLaughlin, and Stone Breath from Pennsylvania.
11/9 On-Air Folk Festival: Five hours of continuous live music—members of The Pacific Boy Choir, singer-songwriter Sarah McQuaid, and the duo of Irene Sazer (Real Vocal String Quartet) and Erik Pearson (Crooked Jades).
11/16 Kitka Live! The famed women’s vocal ensemble returns to our studios. Also, Vocal Harmonies: Voices raised here and there and everywhere.
11/23 Out on the Rolling Sea: Sea chanteys and maritime songs by Archie Fisher, Dick Gaughan, John Doyle, the Nautical Watchdog Band, the Johnson Girls, De Dannan, and others.
11/30 Thanksgiving: Songs of gratitude and reflective tunes, from Dougie MacLean, Eliza Carthy, Mick McAuley, John Doyle, Si Kahn, Cluadia Schmidt, Rhiannon Giddens, Beth Nielsen Chapman, and others.
12/7 Mz. Miranda Returns: Guest host Sandy Miranda is back with tales from her recent adventures in the South Pacific.
12/14 Deep Winter: Snowy worlds from Martin & Jessica Simpson, Paul Kamm and Eleanor MacDonald, Séan Tyrrell, Eileen McGann, Scandinavian bands.
12/21 Songs for the Holidays: Seasonal music, celebrating winter solstice.
12/28 Year-End Favorites: One host’s favorite fresh discoveries for 2019.

I came to realize clearly that mind is nothing other than rivers and mountains and the great wide earth, the sun and the moon and the stars.