Friday May 26 — Monday May 29
2023 GottaGetGon Folk Festival
Saratoga County Fairgrounds, Ballston Spa NY
Delighted to be part of this stellar staff! Check out the Facebook event for this year’s festival and visit the GGG website to learn more and get excited, then get those tickets and come sing/play/jam/learn/hang!

Friday June 23 @ 11 PM
2023 Old Songs Festival Late Night Sing
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont NY
Come sing!

Saturday, June 3, 10 AM – 2 PM
Whittier’s World in Verse and Song – Cultural Arts Day on the Freeman Trail with Lynn Noel
Whittier Birthplace, Haverhill MA
Join Lynn and Cate in the apple orchard at the childhood home of John Greenleaf Whittier for musical settings and recitations of Whittier’s writings, his influences (Robert Burns), and those he inspired (Celia Thaxter). Cultural Arts Day on the Freeman Trail at the Whittier homestead is a FREE celebration of cultural arts at each of the 13 stops along the half mile Freeman Memorial trail. Experience poets, musicians, visual artists, and more outside at the Whittier Birthplace. Enjoy poetry, song, and apple blossoms on what promises to be a lovely June day! 

Saturday, July 1, 6:30 PM doors, 7 PM show
Backyard Concert with April Grant
April and I have been sharing the stage for a few years now — but this time, at long, long last, we’ll get to sing in the same room as you! There will be harmonies! There will be plentiful choruses and refrains! There will be poems, and silliness, and fun! For everyone’s safety, proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required to attend — just email a photo of your vax card to get the address and other details. Suggested donation is $15, more or less as your coffers allow.

Thursday September 14 @ 6:00 PM Eastern
Cate Clifford and Debra Cowan
Connecticut Historical Society’s Summer Concert Series
In 2020-21, I apprenticed Debra in traditional ballads from the English speaking world — and now, we’re finally able to do an in-person concert together for you! And it’s FREE! You can bet there will be story songs. More details to come, so keep your eyes on this space!

Friday October 13 – Sunday October 15, 2023
Raise the Rafters
Mt. Hood Kiwanis Camp, Rhododendron, OR
Registration info and details to come!

Christmas Eve @ 6:55 PM Eastern
Christ Child Lullaby Scottish Midnight Singing
Live on Facebook
Since a priest in Scotland’s Isle of Barra gifted this song to his congregation in the 1800’s, it’s been sung there at midnight on Christmas Eve. Some of my ancestors are from Barra — so every year I can, I join in the singing from wherever I am at their midnight (my 7 PM). Join me on Facebook Live to listen or add your voice to this beautiful Scottish holiday tradition as it is happening. Note the timing — this is a very quick gathering — just the one song — so be sure to join the stream at 6:55 so you don’t miss it!

Go here for past events.