The Peterborough Folk Music Society offers outstanding concerts in a beautiful barn setting with incredible acoustics. The Society evolved out of the well known Peterborough NH's Folkway, a wonderful coffee house founded in 1975 and unfortunately permanently closed its doors on January 1, 1996. At that time a few Folkway board members decided to keep the Folkway's legacy alive and to continue bringing folk music to the Monadnock Region. Our first show, only 9 days after the closing of the Folkway, was Dar Williams and Peter Mulvey. Attendance was beyond our expectations and so it has continued since 1996. Concerts are held at the Peterborough Players, a wonderful barn where each of the 250 comfortable seats has the best acoustics and a great view of the stage. We continue to live by our mission statement: The Peterborough Folk Music Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the most innovative, entertaining and diverse musicians to the Monadnock Region.
Musicians who have appeared on our stage over the 12 years are: Loudon Wainwright III, Greg Brown, Richie Havens, Cheryl Wheeler, Lori McKenna, Janis Ian, Richard Shindell, Dar Williams, Lucy Kaplanski, Jonathan Edwards, Bill Staines, Aztec-Two-Step, Le Vent Du Nord, Battlefield Band, Tom Rush, Trout Fishing in America, The Nields, Christine Lavin, Garnet Rogers, Patty Larkin, Tony Bird, Ellis Paul, Martin Sexton, Dave Mallett, Harvey Reid and Joyce Anderson, Bill Morrissey, Tricket, Bok and Muir, Susan Werner, Connie Kaldor, The Kennedys, Karen Savoka, Chris Smither, Gary Rosen, Ferron, the Burns Sisters, Northern Lights, Chris Williamson, Rolling Crones, Lui Collins, Robin and Linda Williams, John McCutcheon, Mark Erelli, Kris Delmhorst, Brooks Williams, Cliff Ederhardt, Peter Mulvey, Odetta, David Surette and Susie Burke, David Roth, Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, Darrel Purpose, Carol Noonan, Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem, Rory Block, Jennifer Kimball, Eddie From Ohio, The Mammals, April Verch, The Glengarry Bhoys, Kenny White, Colleen Sexton, Tom Paxton, Lisa McCormick, Deb Pasternak, The Thompsons, John Schindler, Rachael Davis, Lisa Bigwood, Ray Bonneville, Diane Ziegler, Stephen Kellogg, Flora Reed, Jess Klein, Mustard's Retreat, Jim Henry, Pamela Means, Tret Fure, Kelly Joe Phelps, Cormac McCarthy, Herdman, Hill and Mangsen, Chuck Brodsky, Erica Wheeler, Bob Martin, Maria Sangeolo, Don White, Femme m'aime, Devonsquare, Suzanne McGettigan among others.
Concerts are held at Peterborough Players 55 Hadley Road, Peterborough, NH 03458 For tickets and general inquiries: 603-827-2905