This Week on TV: An American Folk Music Extravaganza

This Week on TV: An American Folk Music Extravaganza

Banjos, Guitars, Fiddles, Ukeleles, and more.

  • Posted on: 6 April 2017
  • By: lily

This weekend, tune in to Channel 9 for a Folk Music marathon, Friday 6-9pm, Saturday noon-midnight, and Sunday 12-4pm.

A Conversation with Betsy Siggins, on the old Harvard Square folk scene, took place this past November. Watch, Fri. Apr. 14 at 6pm, Sat. Apr. 15 at 12pm, and Sun. Apr. 16 at 12pm.

Then, legendary Pete Seeger and his sister Peggy Seeger, live in concert in 2011, Fri. Apr. 14 at 7:25pm, Sat. Apr. 15 at 10pm.

The Ben and Richie Show, produced by Al Marotta features an American folk and country song duo, Fri. Apr. 14 at 8:10pm, Sat. Apr. 15 at 1:30pm, and Sun. Apr. 16 at 3pm. Also from Marotta, watch Still House Down, Resonator Guitar, Moonshine Holler, Claw Hammer Banjo, Goober County Jamboree, a Ukelele Special, and more, Sat. Apr. 15, 2-10pm and Sun. 9pm-midnight.

Revels River Sing, an annual Autumnal Equinox celebration along the Charles River - featuring communal singing, Fri. Apr. 14 at 8:40pm, Sat. Apr. 15 at 1:22pm, and Sat. Apr. 15 at 11pm.

And, a live performance by Massachusetts Vaudevillian Folk Punk band Bella's Bartok, Sun. Apr. 16 at 1:30pm.

Meet Left on Pearl Filmmakers on this month's edition of Women Speak, live on Channel 9.

Tess Ewing interviews some of the crew behind the documentary film Left on Pearl, which tells the story of the 1971 takeover of a Harvard building which led to the founding of the Cambridge Women's Center - live on Channel 9, this Wed. Apr. 12 at 6pm. Left on Pearl is scheduled to premiere at the Boston International Film Festival in just a few days.

For future episodes of the show, Women Speak usually broadcasts live on the first Wednesday of the month at 5:30pm.

Hear Cambridge women's reflections from the Boston Women's March this January.

Three Cambridge women - Mikki Ansin, Elena Saporta and Susan Labandibar - tell their stories of what it was like to attend the Women's March in Boston and Washington, D.C., the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump as president of the United States of America.

Watch during CCTV's Local Issues and Events block this Tue. Apr. 11, Wed. Apr. 12, Fri. Apr. 14, and Sat. Apr. 15 at 5pm on Channel 8. Immediately following, watch footage from the march, as well as reflections from more Boston-area folks in Beyond Boston Episode 6.

Also, check out the pilot episode from the new Vibrant Gene series on genetic counseling.

Newest productions by Cambridge producers play each week on Channel 8, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays at 7pm, and Wednesdays and Fridays at 11am.

And, from the CCTV archives, A Mirrored Horse by producer John Melczer.

A Mirrored Horse is an hour-long documentary on the Horse institute, a center of excellence for executive coaching, leadership training and team building - based around horses. Watch this week on Channel 8, Mon. Apr. 10 at 12am, Tue. Apr. 11 at 3:30pm, Thu. Apr. 13 at 2pm, Sat. Apr. 15 at 8pm, and Sun. Apr. 16 at 11am.