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.

10/7 Indigenous Peoples’ Day: Celebrating music of indigenous cultures from the Americas and elsewhere. Joy Harjo, Mary Youngblood, Chenoa Egawa, Sami musician Mari Boine, more.
10/14 Crossover Collaborations: Musicians from different countries and cultures coming together in collaboration. Taj Mahal & Toumani Diabate, Bela Fleck with African musicians, Eric Bibb & Habib Koite, Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita, Henry Kaiser & David Lindley & musicians from Madagascar, and more.
10/21 Shorelines: And evocations of tidelands. A new album from Nuala Kennedy, plus music from Alasdair Roberts, Holly Ebony, Joanne Rand, and more.
10/28 Olivia on the Record: Celebrating Olivia Records and their 50th anniversary. Music by Cris Williamson, Meg Christian, Deidre McCalla, Teresa Trull & Barbara Higbie, Linda Tillery.
11/4 Post-Samhain: Musical spells to invoke the Celtic New Year. The new women’s group Starling Arrow, Áine Minogue, Tina Malia, more.
11/11 On-Air Folk Festival! Our semi-annual musical blow-out hosted by JoAnn Mar, Peter Thompson, and Kevin Vance—it’s five hours of continuous live music highlighting the talents of local artists 2 to 7:00 P.M.
11/18 Hymns, Chants, and Mantras: Ancient Hindu and Buddhist mantras, Andean ícaros, hymns to orishas.
11/25 The Outer Celtic Diaspora: music from Celtic regions outside of Ireland and Scotland—Wales, Brittany in France, Galicia and Asturias in Spain, Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Canada.
12/2 Recent Singer-Songwriter Releases and Fresh Discoveries: Whatever has come our way by then.
12/9 The Humorous Side of Folk: Songs to tickle your funny bone by Bob Dylan, the late Les Barker, Loudon Wainwright, Nellie McKay, the Chicken Chokers, Jane Siberry, the Bobs, Cheryl Wheeler, Terri Hendrix, Guy Clark, Christine Lavin, and more.
12/16 Midwinter Music: Songs to usher in the winter solstice.
12/23 Songs for the Holidays: Seasonal songs celebrating the holidays and the end of the year.
12/30 Favorites for the Year: They are likely to include Starling Arrow, Ayla Nereo, Rhiannon Giddens, Sam Garrett, Susie Ro.

You live like this, sheltered, in a delicate world, and you believe you are living. Then you read a book, or you take a trip, and you discover that you are not living, that you are hibernating. The symptoms of hibernating are easily detectable: first, restlessness. The second symptom (when hibernating becomes dangerous and might degenerate into death): absence of pleasure. That is all. It appears like an innocuous illness. Monotony, boredom, death. Millions live like this (or die like this) without knowing it. They work in offices. They drive a car. They picnic with their families. They raise children. And then some shock treatment takes place, a person, a book, a song, and it awakens them and saves them from death. Some never awaken.

—Anaïs Nin