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.

10/1 The Music of Turlough O’Carolan: A tribute to the blind Irish harper. Highlighting our program is local Celtic guitarist Steve Baughman, who will perform selections from his latest all-Carolan recording, Once upon a Harp.
10/8 Indigenous Peoples: From North America, Scandinavia, Australia, and Hokkaido. Joy Harjo, Bill Miller, Mari Boine, Mary Youngblood.
10/15 Fall Colors and Moods: Seasonal music for mid-October.
10/22 New & Recent Releases: The latest by John McCutcheon, Joan Shelley, Steve Tibbetts, Robin Petrie & Shelley Phillips, Loudon Wainright, James Keelaghan.
10/29 Spirit Bridge: And a celebration of witches. Songs for Samhain, the Celtic seasonal festival that we may know as Halloween. Christy Moore, Damh the Bard, Orka Forest Teppler, Carolyn Hillyer from Dartmoor, Olivia Fern from the Lake District, Olivia Rosebery from Byron Bay, NSW.
11/5 Tribute to Mick Moloney: Mick’s sudden death in July took many of us by surprise. He was so full of life, it’s hard to believe he’s gone. Mick was a scholar, musician, and mentor to many musicians in Ireland and America, and his music was featured many times on this program. Guest host Nancy Iverson will gather together remembrances of Mick’s friends and their gratitude for his enormous contributions to Irish culture and traditional music.
11/12 Emerging Voices, Part 2: SF duo Dirtwire, Moontricks, Olivia Fern, Raye Zaragoza, Marya Stark, Devin Bender, Mikey Pauker, Sierra Marin.
11/19 Happy 80th Peter Rowan! We’ll pay tribute to Peter Rowan, who turned 80 years old earlier this year. Peter will talk about his six decades in music and recall some of the many highlights from his career.
11/26 Hymns, Chants, and Mantras: Songs for the Thanksgiving weekend from Gone Gone Beyond, Shimshai & Susana, Deya Dova, Joy Harjo, Yungchen Lhamo, Ani Choying Drolma.
12/3 I Got the Blues: (Corey Harris—Insurrection Blues), Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder, Chris Smither, Yola (Sister Rosetta Tharp).
12/10 English Contemporary: Steve Tilston, Martha Tilston, Kitty Macfarlane, Sam Lee, Olivia Fern, Nessi Gomes, Carolyn Hillyer and Nigel Shaw.
12/17 Seasonal Favorites: Celebrating the holidays and winter solstice in festive style with some old favorites by Maddy Prior, Loreena McKennitt, Kathy Mattea, Robin Williamson, The Revels, Shira Kammen, Kitka, John Kirkpatrick.
12/24 A Celtic Christmas Sojourn: Hosted by Brian O’Donovan, featuring holiday music and stories that draw on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions.
12/31 Sunnier Climes: Nani Noam Vazana, Gina Williams from Native Australia, medicine music, more.

It is more important now to be in love than to be in power. It is more important to bring E. O. Wilson’s biophilia into our daily conversations than it is to remain compliant in a time of extinction, ethnic cleansing, and rising seas. It is more important to live for the possibilities that lie ahead than to die in despair over what has been lost.

Only an ignoramus can imagine now that pollinating insects, migratory birds, and pelagic fish can depart our company and that we will survive because we know how to make tools. Only the misled can insist that heaven awaits the righteous while they watch the fires on Earth consume the only heaven we have ever known.

—Barry Lopez