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BRAVE COMBO http://brave.com/bo Dance/contradance
Most excellent polka (and everything else) band from Texas. Backed up Tiny Tim on his final recording, covering 'New York, New York' and 'Stairway to Heaven' (!)

Dance Database http://www.tedcrane.com/DanceDB/ Dance/contradance
Monsterous, searchable database of events, musicians, callers and more for contra dancers: a sort of family tree of a close knit community. Extensive!

Fiddleheads Homepage http://www.thefiddleheads.com/ Dance/contradance
New Haven's venerable contradance band. A perfect blend of 'all things folk' and a dance-able beat.

Millrace Ceilidh band http://www.madnanny.co.uk Dance/contradance
Millrace is an experienced ceilidh & dance band, playing for barn dances, weddings, corporate & other functions, and for dancers at all levels of experience.

Nancy's Place For Polkas http://www.polkas.com/ Dance/contradance
Claims to be the internet's most comprehensive polka site. Where else can you find Polka chat? If everybody could polka, this world would be a better place.

Stradivarious http://www.stradivarious.co.uk Dance/contradance
Live Music for Folk Dances, Country Dances, Barn Dances, Ceilidhs, Scottish Dances, Square Dances, Contra Dances Festivals, Workshops

Wild Asparugus' Home Page http://www.wildasparagus.com/ Dance/contradance
The Microsoft of contradance music, everyone loves this trio from Greenfield, MA. George, Ann and David (with a couple of ringers) are a 'reel' crowd pleaser.

Folkinfo http://www.folkinfo.org/ Discussion Forums
A growing collection of traditional folk songs which are available in a variety of formats (abc, png, pdf and MIDI) for viewing, printing and listening to - plus a forum for discussing songs.

Mahogany Folk Music Forums http://www.mahoganyfolk.com Discussion Forums
Online forum for Folk, Indie and Bluegrass music.

Music Discussion http://www.music-discussion.com Discussion Forums
A collection of music discussion forums, covering a wide variety of music.

Summer Camp Songs Blog http://whenwesing.blogspot.com/ Discussion Forums
One guy's musings on the songs sung at the camp where he spent many summers. Includes links and lists.

Dirty Linen (folk music magazine) http://www.dirtylinen.com/ Folk Music Publications

Sing Out! Magazine http://www.singout.org Folk Music Publications

Sing Out! Magazine Archive http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1197 Folk Music Publications
findarticles.com has articles from back issues of Sing Out! and other publications. Seems to be free of charge, with no strings attached. (Joe Offer)

“America Changed Through Music”: Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music at 60 http://americachangedthroughmusic.blogspot.com/ Folklore
Symposium on the 60th anniversary of the Harry Smith Anthology. UEA London, Saturday 15th September 2012 Website offers plenty to explore

Alan Lomax Website - Association for Cultural Equity http://www.culturalequity.org Folklore
Great collection of Alan Lomax's work and information about his life. URL for this Website used to be www.alan-lomax.com - the new URL doesn't make a lot of sense, but the Website still has very good information on the work of Alan Lomax.
-Joe Offer-

Digital Library Of Appalachia http://www.aca-dla.org/ Folklore
The Digital Library of Appalachia provides online access to archival and historical materials related to the culture of the southern and central Appalachian region. The contents of the DLA are drawn from special collections of Appalachian College Association member libraries.

Fife Folklore Archives, Utah State University http://library.usu.edu/Folklo/index.html Folklore
Not much available online right now, but worth watching. It would be worth a trip to Utah to view all the material in this archive.

Folk Music Archives http://folkmusicarchives.org/ Folklore
Digital interviews of American folk artists, groups & venues of the 50's and 60's with "Voice Clips", Pictures and Archival Information.

Folktexts: A library of folktales, folklore, fairy tales, and mythology http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/folktexts.html Folklore
A very good collection of traditional stories and fairy tales.

In Search of Parlor Songs http://parlorsongs.com Folklore
Magazine since 1997 with back issues available online. Irving Berlin, Sea Songs and many subjects have been covered.

Murder by Gaslight: 19th Century American Murders http://www.murderbygaslight.com Folklore
Murder by Gaslight is a compendium of information, resources and discussion on notable nineteenth century American murders. Investigate and comment on Lizzie Borden, Stagolee, H. H. Holmes, Mary Rogers, Naomi Wise and others.

Murray McMurray Poultry Husbandry http://www.mcmurrayhatchery.com/ Folklore
Since we have had threads about chix and dux, why not a link? Take their tour!
WYSIWYG
June, 2001

The Old, Weird America - My exploration of Harry Smith’s Anthology http://oldweirdamerica.wordpress.com/ Folklore
With this blog, I want to use Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music as a roadmap to explore American folk music and maybe other countries traditions along the way. I’ll use texts, images, music and videos gathered from my personal collection and from the net to make this work-in-progress enjoyable and educational the best I can. Any suggestions, additional information, comments and critics are welcome…
-bobad-

GigsRemembered - The Global Gig and Event Archive http://www.gigsremembered.com Links
Let's make GigsRemembered the 'Wikipedia' of the live music world. Free and open to all to upload info, reviews, images and/or videos of every gig they've been to or played - EVER!!

The Ballad Tree http://www.balladtree.com/ Links
Essential Links to folk music information online plus articles, CD reviews and MP3s, edited by former About.com guide Hugh Blumenfeld.

The Jimjam Folk Directory http://www.jimjam.info Links
Jimjam is a searchable database of folk related web sites. Add your own web site to Jimjam to gain higher visibility on the web.

Help: Origins of Carrickfergus http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=16707 Memorable Mudcat Threads
Read as Mudcatters unravel the mystery of the origins of Carrickfergus. Thank you, John Moulden, Henry/Annraoi, and others, for giving us another memorable thread.

Tales of Walt Robertson http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=30285 Memorable Mudcat Threads
Remembrances and stories, first hand accounts of Walt Robertson and folk music in the US.

Threads on the meaning of Folk http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=13068 Memorable Mudcat Threads
This thread has links to many of the discussions on the Mudcat regarding the definition of "folk music", the meaning of the folk process, etc. From what is a folk song to folksong writing for dummies, these are classic serious/humorous Mudcat give-and-take threads.

Threads on the Singing Voice http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=13976 Memorable Mudcat Threads
This thread compiles links to many forum discussions on vocal health, technique, etc. as well as links to other websites with useful information for the singing voice.

Three-chord songs http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?threadid=14219 Memorable Mudcat Threads
Mudcat musicians discuss how to transpose to different keys, the primary chords of I, IV, V, the 'circle of fifths', musician's slang in different styles of music, and much more. A very useful thread.

Where is Spancil Hill? http://www.mudcat.org/thread.CFM?threadID=4808 Memorable Mudcat Threads
The Mudcat at its best, a question from Montana is answered from Ireland, with the surprising story of the true author of Spancil Hill, Michael Considine. Thank you, Frank McGrath, from Alice Flynn in Montana.

Why We Sing http://www.mudcat.org/thread.cfm?ThreadID=8162 Memorable Mudcat Threads
Stories from Mudcat experiences - just what it says, Why We Sing.

Albert Circus Alchemy http://www.albertalchemy.com Misc
National and International Entertainer. Escapology, Fire-eating etc visit the website.

Albion Magazine Online http://www.zyworld.com/albionmagazineonline/ Misc
Bi-annual small magazine exploring English identity and culture, including trad folk culture, from a liberal perspective. Writers needed...

Banished Words List http://www.lssu.edu/banished/ Misc
A collection of some of the most tedious expressions in the English Language - "Multidisciplinary Current Awareness Product," and much, much more...
(Joe Offer, From Big Daddy)

Edu2/Music2 Links http://www.my-edu2.com/EDU/music2.htm Misc
An extraordinary collection of music links.

Fylde Folk Forum UK http://www.FyldeFolkForum.co.uk Misc
UK Folk Forum Home: Forums for Artist, Gigs, Festivals, Lost Gear, Morris & Clg Dancing, Nostalgia, Internet Folk Radio, Cd Promotion, Reviews - and lots More.

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names http://www.getty.edu/research/tools/vocabulary/tgn/index.html Misc
Before posting any lyrics, use this to verify the spelling of any geographic names. Or use it if you're just curious about where Wolverton Mountain is.

GRAVEFINDERs LINK http://www.findagrave.com Misc
Find out who's buried in GRANT's TOMB? Is Elvis REALLY dead?

Highlander Research and Education Center http://www.hrec.org/ Misc
Highlander has been active in Appalachia and the South since its founding in 1932 as the Highlander Folk School. Throughout its 69 year history, the Highlander Center has been dedicated to eliminating poverty and winning the right to genuine and meaningful democratic participation for all people.

Ian Gallagher Band http://www.iangallagher.com/ Misc
Irish Singer,Irish Band,Irish Music, Celtic Singer,Celtic Band,Celtic Music Ian Gallagher is a performer equally at home singing traditional Irish folk tunes and contemporary music including blues, rock, jazz, country and soul. Though his music is firmly based in Irish tradition, Gallagher is interested in performing all kinds of music. Ian Gallagher has heart and soul deeply rooted in Irish tradition and talent as eclectic and bright as tomorrow. We customize each and every event to meet Your individual clients' needs. We're decicated to making your entertainment very special and unique. Whether you're looking for duos, trios,quartets, Ian Gallagher can deliver. Pianists, harpists,guitarists,Accordion's whatever your needs, you can count on us. Ian Gallagher's professional manner, warmth and years of experience will make entertainment one less thing to worry about. Relax- you've got the best in live entertainment. Irish Affair's our speciality

James Berriman's home page http://www.acoustic.demon.co.uk/ Misc
Home page for:
James Berriman and Sue Moffat - guitar and fiddle. MP3's here (click)
Greensward - English Folk/Rock band MP3's here (click)
Off The Wall - UK Blues Band.

LEO - Link Everything Online http://www.leo.org/leo_home_en.html Misc
This site once had a terrific collection of song lyrics, but that part of the site has been shut down. LEO is still a great resource for help in finding all sorts of other information - but not lyrics.

MemorabiliaRocks.co.uk http://www.memorabiliarocks.co.uk/ Misc
Rock memorabilia is big business. MemorabiliaRocks.co.uk tells you pretty much all need to know about buying, selling and collecting it.

Ministry of Rock http://www.ministryofrock.co.uk Misc
Chris Nickson's Guide to British Rock

Music Styles 100 Links: Skiffle http://www.ncbookstore.com/music/skiffle.htm Misc
Hello. I have added a link to your skiffle-related site to our skiffle page at http://www.ncbookstore.com/music/skiffle.htm. You may be interested to know that I started with a list of 600+ potential link sites for this subject, then winnowed those down to the 196 that actually made it onto our page. In addition to broken links, many of the rejected sites simply (in my opinion) provided little or no value to someone interested in skiffle. Congratulations on your site's being among the "valuable 196." Reciprocal links are greatly appreciated but not required! (How could we require it, anyway?!?) Thanks for being there with your web site. Steve Smith Webmaster, Music Styles 100 Links freedom1@mindspring.com rssmith@rti.org P.S: FYI, our skiffle links page is just the second page in an ambitious project to identify and present at least 100 quality web links for every genre of popular music. We will be adding other genres in rapid succession, from acid rock to zydeco, in the coming weeks.

Myths, Folklore, Stories- tons of links! http://www.mythinglinks.org/home.html Misc
MYTHING LINKS
An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies, Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Traditions Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D. Mythological Studies Department Pacifica Graduate Institute 249 Lambert Road Carpinteria, CA 93013 I have found this to be an extensive site with many very interesting links from around the world. There is also a thread about it on the Mudcat

Smick and Smodoo's world http://www.smickandsmodoo.com/ Misc
Don't be put off by the name of this site. Lots of lovely "oldies but goodies" that are hard to find elsewhere, like Hello My Baby, and Sixteen Tons, also a Folk page & a Country & Western page. H.

The Mudcat Family Album http://www.fortunecity.com/tinpan/abba/690/index.html Misc
here is a collection of pictures of, or relating to, many of the people who frequent the Mudcat Caf‚....

World of Wendy http://www3.telus.net/On-LineMusicWorldofWendy/ Misc
"A Few Of My Favourite Music Links"
Sub-categories include: Bluegrass, Blues, Celtic Jazz, OldTime, Mandolin, Fiddle, Music Info, Music Research, Software, Tabs/Notes.

Folk and Morris Dance in South East Queensland Australia http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FaMD_SEQ Morris Dance
Discussion/Announcement Forum for Folk and Morris Dance in South East Queensland Australia " Use It or Lose It! " :-)

Helen Bell's Homepage http://members.lycos.co.uk/cabbage/helen/ Morris Dance
Find out what happens on Dummhat Day, and how Morris Dancing is genetically inherited, plus CD plugs etc...

Mrs. Death's Mega Death Morris http://dwarfe0.tripod.com/ Morris Dance
An unoffical Wharfedale Wayzgoose morris dancing site. We dance border morris and are based in Otley West Yorkshire England.

Singleton Cloggers http://www.SingletonCloggers.co.uk Morris Dance
North West Mixed Morris team based in Singleton, Lancashire, England. (not far from Blackpool - as in Tower!).
Meetings on Monday evening from 8.15pm and then on to the apres clog at 10.00pm ish. Always happy to welcome new members both dancers and musicians also visitors to the area whether members of other dance teams or just interested in clogging. Have a look at the site and see what we've been doing and what we're up to next.

Bluesglass- stained glass of blues legends http://www.bluesglass.biz Mudcat Photos, etc.
hand made stained glass pieces of blues legends like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, Clapton, Stevie Ray and dozens of others. Each piece is an original. check me out at www.bluesglass.biz

Folk Music Photos http://folkimages.co.uk Mudcat Photos, etc.
A huge collection of original photos of Folk Music artists from around the world. From the 'well known to the 'not so well known, complete with a search facility

http://www.canndhu.com Music Prints/Posters/Memorabilia
a new 2004 folk calendar featuring the brilliant models of Linda Mc Cann. featured artists include, Dougie Mac Lean, Kate Rusby, Malinky, The dubliners and many more.

Madame Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow http://www.madametalbot.com/sitemap.htm Music Prints/Posters/Memorabilia
Madame Talbot's Victorian Lowbrow features the hand-illustrated pen-and-ink artwork of Ashleigh Talbot. Her posters feature skeletons, ghosts, folk legends, hearses, circus sideshow, delta blues, crossroads, graveyards, devils, vampires, witches, mourning, black cats, Lady Luck & good fortune! You can click here to see her very distinctive posters: http://www.madametalbot.com/1posters.htm

The kardboardkid's concert posters http://www.kardboardkid.com Music Prints/Posters/Memorabilia
Original pre 1970 concert posters bought , sold and Traded. Come look at the archive. Highest prices paid for original items.

Yee-Haw Industrial Letterpress http://www.yeehawindustries.com Music Prints/Posters/Memorabilia
Yee-Haw Industries specializes in original art-like products--from letterpress posters promoting special events, music acts, and theatre shows to handmade, woodcut, fine art prints. Purchase a unique art print of your favorite musician ranging from Robert Johnson to Wanda Jackson to Buck Owens or have custom-to-order tour merchandise or cd design created specifically for you. In addition to promotional and commemorative posters, Yee-Haw creates letterhead, business cards, press kits, advertisements, wedding invitations, greeting cards, and dodgers. Stop on in when you're in town we've got rotating art shows in our upstairs gallery and studio tours can be arranged by appointment. You won't leave empty-handed. Yee-Haw!

Maestro Ciminera & His Funky People http://www.funkypeople.8m.com Personal Music Web Sites
a website of my group

Salut! Live http://salutlive.com Personal Music Web Sites
Colin Randall, long-time critic and even longer a fan, writes on folk, folk-rock and roots music.

Waggoner Cyber Ranch http://www.waggoner.ws Personal Music Web Sites
Official website for Tex Waggoner, currently playing Doghouse Bass with Blue Combo.

Wicked Playlist - Music Blog http://www.wickedplaylist.com Personal Music Web Sites
The Wicked Playlist is a music blog discussing new music and remembering some classics.

Folk Music on the Radio /thread.cfm?threadid=34448 Radio Stations
A Mudcat thread that lists many radio stations that program folk music

Folk Roots/Folk Branches http://www.ckutfolk.com Radio Stations
Folk Roots/Folk Branches with Mike Regenstreif on CKUT-FM in Montreal and in RealAudio on the Web is Montreal's only broadly-defined folk music radio program. The show is heard Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30 (eastern time).

FolkScene http://www.folkscene.com Radio Stations
Homepage for folk music on the radio & the internet.. FolkScene is a 31 year tradition in broadcasting. A program, which features interviews with the performers, live music & recorded music from America & The British Isles & Ireland

Hober Thinking Radio http://hober.com Radio Stations
Internet Radio--24/7--Folk/Traditional Radio Works on RealAudio What kind of music does Hober play? There are some strict rules governing which music is aired on Hober. The music should be hand played, without augmentation. A Hober band is people who could walk up to each other with their instruments in the middle of a field and just play their stuff. Drums should be struck by the hand rather than a stick. Hober songs should be musical descendant of melodies and rhythms which people knew, remembered and passed down - before recording machines existed. Luckily, rules are meant to be broken as you can plainly hear on Hober.

KALW San Francisco - Folk Music and Beyond http://www.kalwfolk.org Radio Stations
A variety of folk music resources.

TheAcousticStage.net http://www.theacousticstage.net Radio Stations
An internet-only radio station, playing English & Celtic folk, singer-songwriters, and much more. All day, every day, and no commercials.

WFDU/TRADITIONS http://www.wfdu.fm Radio Stations
WFDU broadcasts from Teaneck NJ to the metro NY NJ CT area at 89.1 freq. On the web streaming at www.wfdu.fm. TRADITIONS airs Sundays( 3-6 PM ET) and is an eclectic mix of traditional, roots, and its evolution to the current time. It is topical, thematic, and features interviews with people in the area of folk in interests. It is co-hosted and produced by Ron Olesko and Bill Hahn. You can reach us by e mail: wfdutraditions@aol. com or wfdu_traditions@yahoo.com

WPSU FM (Penn State Public Radio) http://wpsu.org/radio Radio Stations
Max hosts The Blues.

Arizona Irish Music Society http://www.azirishmusic.com Societies
Everything about Irish music in Arizona including Irish music lyrics directory created by Joe Bethancourt.

Barbershop Harmony Society, formerly Society for the Preservation and Enhancement of Barbershop Quartet Singing in America http://www.barbershop.org/ Societies
Just like the title says. Everything Barbershop, including a library of barbershop sheet music for sale. No longer the SPEBSQSA, and no longer in Kenosha, Wisconsin. See this Barbershop History page.

Bucks County Folk Song Society (BCFSS) http://www.bucksfolk.org Societies
Meets monthly in Wrightstown, Pennsylvania (near Philadelphia), in USA, for a member performance or circle, followed by jamming. Friendly group welcomes new members. Members can volunteer for club-related public performances including annual concert. Website has extensive FOLK LINKS page (artists, organizations, reference sources, events, media, instruments, more) plus AREA VENUES page.

Dulci-More: Folk and Traditional Musicians http://dulcimore.org/dulcimore.htm Societies
Information on two monthly meetings of a club centered in Salem, Ohio and on yearly Memorial Day Dulci-More Festival .

English Folk Dance & Song Society http://www.efdss.org/ Societies
The EFDSS publishes CDs, books, English Dance & Song magazine, the Folk Music Journal, and Root Source (ex Folk Directory). It also maintains a library in London and serves as the venue for concerts, dances, workshops, and a folk club.

Friends of Florida Folk http://www.foff.org Societies
Best source for information folk music in Florida, and those who perform it.

MusicTrad http://www.mustrad.org.uk/ Societies
A 'magazine' that conducts research and provides articles on traditional music, dance etc...seems to have some very well known members...

Philadelphia Folksong Society http://www.pfs.org Societies
Sponsors of the Philly Folk Fest and many other events. Check to see who's appearing at the free (to members) monthly concert meeting.

trac: folk development organisation for Wales http://www.trac-cymru.org Societies
The strategic development agency for Welsh traditonal music: runs community projects and courses; provides advice and research; advocate for folk, trad and community music within government and NGOs.

alt.folklore.urban and Urban Legends Home Page http://www.urbanlegends.com/ Storytelling and Poetry
Lots of strange stories, and all completely true because I heard them from my brother-in-law's uncle's ex-wife...

April Halprin Wayland's award-winning Poetry & Picture book Pond (and stuff about the Santa Monica Traditional Folk Music Club, too!) http://www.aprilwayland.com/ Storytelling and Poetry
Children's author' site--print out text of three published stories, a poem, and lots and lots of language arts activities--or order the award-winning storytelling tape! It's a fun site!

Bilingual Children's Books http://www.englishspanishchildrensbooks.com Storytelling and Poetry
Discover unique ways to experience the world around you through High Desert Productions' bilingual children's books. While learning a second language, children as well as adults will also enjoy learning about science, nature, the rich Cuban culture and the fascinating medieval period through historical fiction.

Jack Beck and Wendy Welch http://www.scottishsongandstory.co.uk Storytelling and Poetry
A Scottish based couple (he is Scots, she is American)who are at the forefront of traditional song and storytelling in Scotland

Mike Miller "Full Contact Storyteller!" http://www.greatstoryteller.com Storytelling and Poetry
He's more than a storyteller...he's an adventure!

Representative Poetry On-line http://rpo.library.utoronto.ca/ Storytelling and Poetry
A huge collection of poetry, including four good ones from Robert W. Service and lots from more literate poets. (Joe Offer)

School of Scottish studies. http://www.pearl.arts.ed.ac.uk/ Storytelling and Poetry
A collection of stories and ballads, in Scots, Scots English and Gaelic. Sound files with texts.

The Kipling Society http://www.kipling.org.uk Storytelling and Poetry
Includes a fascinating reader's guide to Kiplings stories and poems.

Folk Music Web Ring http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=Folk_Music;action=info;b= Web Rings
This Folk Music Web Ring includes sites in Canada, Us, Eire, France and the component parts of the United Kingdom. Sites include Artists, venues and Journal type sites.


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