This Quarter


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

1/4 In Memoriam: Remembering and honoring musicians who passed away last year—Thom Moore, Johnny Clegg, Leon Redbone, Dr. John, Oliver Mtukudzi, Ayub Ogada, Joao Gilberto, Linda Waterfall, Paul Hostetter, Clarence Fountain, Robert Hunter, Izzy Young, John Cohen, Pegi Young.
1/11 Tribute to Joe Burke: No, not KALW's Joe Burke! The talented Irish accordion master who lived in San Francisco for many years—that Joe Burke recently celebrated his 80th birthday. His friend Nancy Iverson will share his music and fond memories from some of his colleagues.
1/18 New and Recent Releases: The latest from Irish fiddlers Gerry O’Connor and Kevin Burke, British singer Bill Jones, Scottish guitarist Tony McManus, The Duo Mike Marshall & Darol Anger, Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh & Thomas Bartlett, the Bay Area a cappella ensemble Solstice, and contemporary folk from Norway. Local band Erica Hockett and Friends are slated to appear live.
1/25 Robert Burns’s Birthday: Songs by Robert Burns by Dougie MacLean, Eliza Carthy, June Tabor, Andy M. Stewart, and Eddi Reader; more music from Scotland and the Islands by Alasdair Roberts, the Wrigley Sisters, Karine Polwart, Christine Primrose, and Margaret Stewart; songs performed or written by the late David Olney; Niamh Parsons, Lhasa de Sela, more.
2/1 Transatlantic Sessions: An annual collaboration between leading Celtic and American roots musicians led by dobro player Jerry Douglas and Scottish fiddler Aly Bain. We’ll present some of the highlights over the last several years.
2/8 Emerging Voices: People with songs that engage life in the present tense—Trevor Hall, Rising Appalachia, Nahko, Orot and Forestt from Israel, more.
2/15 Post Valentine’s Day: Songs full of heartache and heart break. The women’s vocal ensemble Solstice is to appear live.
2/22 England: BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners Ríoghnach Connolly, Catrin Finch, and Seckou Keita; new releases from Balladeer Sam Lee, Eliza Carthy, and Keith Christmas. This program has been partially preempted by primary coverage and is to begin at 4 P.M.
2/29 Music for Change/Hope/the Future: Guest host Michele Flannery presents a shortened, one-hour program that leads into NPR’s presidential primary coverage in South Carolina starting at 4 P.M.
3/7 Women of the World: For International Women’s Day, women’s voices from the Pacific Northwest to Mexico and South America to Spain and Greece to Tibet.
3/14 Looking Back: Highlights from our live in-studio concerts over the last thirty years. Featured will be songs from Folk Music & Beyond’s 30th anniversary CD.
3/21 Spring Equinox: Songs in celebration of Spring and all things blooming.
3/28 Guest host Michelle Flannery returns.

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.