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American History in Song American Folk
The stories behind the songs that tell the story of the U.S.

American Music American Folk
A site maintained by Stefan Wirz with discography and other information for a number of American folk musicians. There's also Yazoo and Kicking Mule Records discographies, and lots of other good information.
The site gives information on the work of Roy Book Binder, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Paul Geremia, Fred Gerlach, Jo Ann Kelly, Steve Mann, John Miller, Dick Rosmini, Patrick Sky, Mark Spoelstra, Dave van Ronk, Eric von Schmidt, the Even Dozen Jug Band, and others.

Annie Humphrey: the Heron Smiled American Folk
Songs on The Heron Smiled reflect Annie's Anishinaabe Ojibwe heritage and vision with a foundation in Native American and folk music. The Heron Smiled has been nominated for four Native American Music Awards, including Best Folk Album and Best Record of the Year.

Archives of Appalachia Music - Center for Appalachian Studies and Services American Folk
East Tennessee State University’s Center for Appalachian Studies and Services documents and showcases Appalachia's past, celebrates its cultural heritage, and promotes an understanding of the influences that shape its identity.

Art's Place - Art Thieme's Folkie Photos American Folk
Art's camera was witness to the Great Folk Scare of the 1960's. See it as it was.

Burnt Cork and Tambourines: A Directory of American Minstrelsy American Folk
A history of minstrels, mostly in 19th Century US American Folk
Cowboy Poetry. What's not to like? Australia has bush ballads, but the U.S. has cowboy poetry.

Guy & Candie Carawan: A Personal Story Thru Sight & Sound American Folk
Fascinating photos from the life and experiences of Guy and Candie Carawan.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2006 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Insurgent Country Songbook with Chords American Folk
Insurgent Country, Americana, Amercian Roots Music. Songbook with lyrics and chords also with folksongs.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2005 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Lomax Collection American Folk
The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip Collection is now available online through the Library of Congress American Memory Web site. This multiformat ethnographic field collection includes 686 sound recordings, as well as photographic prints, fieldnotes, dust jackets, and other manuscripts documenting folksingers and folksongs during a three-month, 6,502-mile trip through eight Southern states.

Murder Ballad Monday - Sing Out! Magazine American Folk
An online feature of Sing Out! Magazine

No Depression: The Roots Music Authority American Folk
Online music magazine about Americana and Roots Music.

Ohio Weaver Presents... American Folk
Two OLD TIME MUSICIANS, known as THE TRAVELIN' TROUBADOURS OF OHIO are mostly staying home now and operating the midi/audio web site and home business of selling Looms to weavers. Hope you will stop by, enjoy my sequencing efforts and make a new friendship! Bill will be celebrating his 80th Birthday this year on Nove. 11th and I hope you'll send him some messages! Thanks, Bill and Diane Marshall
Site closed in 2002, but an archived page can be seen here:

Phil Ochs American Folk
Home Page for Phil's discography, lyrics, etc.

Public Domain Music -mostly 19th Century American Folk
The Music of the American Civil War (1861-1865); Music of George Frederick Root (1820-1895); Henry Clay Work (1832-1884); Henry Tucker (1826-1882); and Stephen Foster and many others -lyrics and MIDI files (new URL - updated October, 2000)

Stefan Wirz - American Music Discography American Folk
Interesting studies of American musicians of all genres.

The Cumberland Trio American Folk
The Cumberland Trio originated at the University of Tennessee in 1962 and won the National Collegiate Folk Festival in Jacksonville, FL in 1963. The Trio made three appearances on the ABC-TV Hootenanny prime time Saturday night Folk Music Series in 1964, and performed concerts at colleges and universities across the nation. A 23 song CD of their music, mostly recorded in 1964 at RCA in Nashville, TN, produced by Chet Atkins, was released in October, 2001 and is available on their above website. The Trio disbanded in 1965 as a result of bad luck on their recording contract as well as the effect the British Invasion-Beatles et al- had on the sales of folk recordings. Mike Kirkland of the original Brothers Four has stated that The newly released Cumberland Trio CD, digitally remastered from their previously unreleased recordings is terrific folk music and as good as anything recorded in the folk era of the '60s. The Trio performed a Reunion Concert November 9, 2001 before an entusiastic packed house at the historic Bijou Theatre Center in Knoxville, TN, which will be released on digital Video, DVD & CD in March of 2002. The original group reunited in 2001 and is performing selectively at concert halls and music festivals througout the Southeastern U S.

The Great Folk Scare American Folk
This site is dedicated to the folk and protest singers of the folk boom from the late 1950s through early 1960s.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2017 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

The Idaho Songs Project American Folk
Gary Eller's studies of songs about Idaho.

The Limeliters American Folk
The Fabulous Limeliters Homepage Lou, Glenn, Alex - and their successors

Fascinating bibliographies of cowboy songbooks. I haven't explored the site completely, but it looks like a real gold mine.
-Joe Offer-

Woodchucks' Revenge American Folk
U. S. Folk trio located in west central Vermont - Sandy Morse (bigchuck), Peter Cady (Midchuck), and Kristina Cady - perform a mix of traditional folk, cowboy songs, almost-bluegrass, and composed songs that we happen to like...

cabin fever Bluegrass
northwest michigan band, bluegrass+ banjo/dobro,fiddle/mandolin,guitar,harmonic a,bass we all sing very eclectic song list 18 yrs in existence check out sound clips and news/mag articles

Cybergrass Blue Grass Music Magazine Bluegrass
An old and informative bluegrass site.

Gary's Patio Bluegrass
Nice solid bluegrass site with material not found at Cowpie or the Digital Tradition.
No longer active, but you can access this huge collection of bluegrass lyrics through the 2007 link at:

An impressive collection of bluegrass lyrics. (Joe Offer)

Homepages for Sydney (Australia) based Blues/R'n'B quartet!

Blind Boy Fuller Historical Marker Project Blues
See what we've done so far to gain recognition for Blind Boy Fuller and what's in the works to honor Fuller, Gary Davis and the Piedmont Blues. An archived page of the site in 2008 can be seen at:

Bluebeat Music Blues
Online music resource specializing in rare, out of print and re-issued CD's.Imported and domestic-new releases, too. All at incredibly low prices. Searchable database of over 5000 Record Titles. Free newsletter.Enter code RMCMudcat and get a Free CD with your first purchase.

Blues Artist ERIC BIBB Blues
"This official web site keeps you fully informed about the work and tour schedule of acoustic blues singer and songwriter ERIC BIBB. A native of New York City (and son of singer-actor Leon Bibb, nephew of jazz composer John Lewis, and godson of Paul Robeson), Eric Bibb came of age during the blues and folk music boom of the 1960's."

(posted June, 2001)

Blues Directory Blues
Directory style collection with more than 2,200 blues links, organized in categories like bands and artists, festivals, lyrics and tabs, clubs, record labels, blues societies, radio programs, sound files, etc.

Blues For Night-Owls Blues
A folk/blues site with artist info., links, and pictures for those late-nighters.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2016 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Blues With A Feeling Blues
Profiles of some 200 artists/bands (Blues, Bluesrock, Soul and Rhythm & Blues).

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2002 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Blues, Folk Music, Cabaret Tunes Blues
Original blues, folk music, and cabaret tunes with blues harmonies by songwriter Fred Moolten. Hear sound clips and learn more about these songs with their rich melodies and spirited, powerful lyrics.

Dave Holt Band Blues
A Chicago style blues band working out of eastern Pennsylvania.

The David Miller Blues Band is a 'Chicago style' band with a vast repertoire from Little Walter to Wilson Pickett.

Glenn Weiser's Blues Pages Blues
Free transcription of "Juke", free slide guitar lesson from Acoustic Guitar magazine, lists of blues harp and country blues recordings, info on Glenn's blues harp books.

Harptab Blues Lyrics Blues
Claims not to have the bandwidth limit that stifles Harry's Blues Lyrics.

Site unobtainable at the current URL. An archived page from 2009 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Harry's Blues Lyrics-2,700+ blues lyrics Blues
2,700+ blues lyrics, 1,200+ tabs & chords and 1,400+ soundclips of blues songs, blues terms and language defined and explained, blues history, blues CD's and books selection and more. Many pre-war and country blues lyrics.

Honey, Where You Been So Long?: Prewar Blues Blues
Studies of blues songs - lots to explore here.

House Party of the Blues Blues
Dedicated to the wealth of Blues talent that call St. Louis home.

Kinzel & Hyde Blues
Husband/wife team with several CD's, awards, and info regarding Hohner harmonicas and accordions, concertinas, melodeons, National Steel, Fender and Martin Guitars. Active links.

Laptop Randy Blues
I am an independent recording artist specializing in lap guitar style blues.(dobro & lapsteel).

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2008 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Michael Taft's Prewar Blues Lyrics Blues
An amazing collection - with a concordance. This Website is a perfect companion to Michael Taft's book of blues lyrics, Talkin' to Myself, which doesn't have a very good index.

Mississippi John Hurt Blues
Best on-line biography that I've read about my favorite blues musician (Outfidel).

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2016 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Mister Doo Acoustic Blues And Boogie Blues
Sleazy, raunchy acoustic blues from Surrey's finest blues picker. Albums available at CD Baby and iTunes.
Site also includes a searchable index of (early) blues guitar songs - who played them, what CD they are on, what tab book they are in, and where to buy them. A useful resoutce if you can't find that elusive tab...

paulray's music, comedy & photo retouching page Blues
independently produced delta blues, folk, rock cds by pauray. hear streaming audio of complete songs selected from each title with realaudio player.

Rod Garfield Blues - International Blues Musician Blues
Rod is an International Blues Musician Currently living it up on the north east coast of Australia, where he is blowin' harp with some of aussies finest blues musicians.

Terry Hank & The Blues Blues
Terry Hanck Band Unofficial Blog Site

The Blue Flame Cafe-Encyclopedia of the Blues Blues

The Cobras Bluesrockin Band - Tucson, Arizona Blues
this is some info on the band and its upcoming shows

theBLueVooDoo Blues
Acoustic roots/blues/americana band from Vancouver B.C. Canada Nominated 2003 best new artist MAPLE BLUES AWARDS CD out called RIDE @ CDBABY.COM

Triple Threat Blues Band › Pages › Public Figure › Musician/Band Blues
The Triple Threat Blues Band (from Southern CT/greater NYC-area, USA) maintains a site that has info about the band, but is also a resource for blues-related material. Includes a library, links, etc.

Tweed's Blues Blues
Bluespeak, stories, lies, pics, info and the Badly Recorded Blues (free songs I've sung into the monitor mic, very bad quality but some folks seem to like 'em somewhat...) BluesQuizez, Postcards, the Tweedboard and the Soapbox. Constructed entirely of tarpaper, chickenwire,and html.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2013 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

[Naughty] Children's Songs Children's Recordings, lyrics, etc.
four long pages of the most delightfully obnoxious songs you'll ever see....

Classic Children's Records Archive Children's Recordings, lyrics, etc.
Sterling Times has over 15 pages of info, sometimes sound clips, photos, lyrics, etc. of classical children's records, both UK and some USA. It's fun just to look through them all, some have even be re-released! kat

Kids Educational Music Children's Recordings, lyrics, etc. provides unending educational resources for your kids. Fun learning products for kids such as educational music songs mp3s.

Playground Jungle: Charting the folk process in naughty playground songs Children's Recordings, lyrics, etc.
Songs, rhymes, stories, ghost stories, tricks, and jokes. What's not to like?

Cantaria Early Music
Cantaria is a library of "bardic" folk songs, mostly from Ireland, Scotland and England, intended to be an educational tool... Songs are divided into Traditional, Contemporary, and pre 1600

Classical Midi Connection Early Music
Good settings of Early Music well organised

Eary Music FAQ Early Music
The web's largest reference for European Medieval and Renaissance music since 1994. A whole bunch of info on the whys and hows of early music.

Site obtainable at:

SCA Minstrel Homepage Early Music
Has a lot of articles, lyrics, and "how to find info" on pre-1600's music. This has been done as part of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA) - a Medieval recreation society.

Andy Smythe English Folk
Genuinely original English singer/songwriter influenced by Nick Drake, Roy Harper e.t.c.

Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads English Folk
The Bodleian Library (University of Oxford) has unparalleled holdings of over 30,000 ballads in several major collections. The original printed materials range from the 16th- to the 20th-Century. The Broadside Ballads project makes the digitised copies of the sheets and ballads available to the research community.

British Music Hall Society English Folk
Great links page leads to info on songs & performers

Dave Swarbrick's Home Page English Folk
News, gigs, and contact information

English folk and traditional music on the Internet English Folk
A subject guide to Internet resources (largely the World Wide Web) relating to traditional English folk music, song and dance.

Gloucestershire etc. Mr Red's Mid West English Folk
Folk venues lists for the Mid West of England. Clubs, sessions, festivals, and dances. Based on Gloucestershire and attached counties, Links to overlapping areas.

Jabadaw home page English Folk
Jabadaw play English/European music for concerts and dances on sax, fiddle, hurdy-gurdy, bass and drums.
This band was no longer active. They reformed in 2017.

Karen & Colin Thompson English Folk
A folk duo, performing traditional and contemporary material in a refreshingly, innovative manner.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2012 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Penny Black - Folk Group English Folk
Penny Black

"Getting on a bit and think they're worth something" was how Radio Lancashire described this Lancashire Comic folk group (they are serious sometimes!) - and they weren't far wrong, the lads that make-up Penny Black have been around the folk scene since the late 50's.
John Bond fronts the group with his comic (some might say risque) songs and poems and is joined by Pete Skinner (vocals/banjo etc), and Barrie Parker (upright bass and melodian).
Sometimes - when they can't get Barrie out of the rest home - Pete and John appear as a duo - and were introduced at Fylde Folk Festival as "two thirds of a duo" - which they still haven't worked out.
Pop along to the web site and have a laugh - yes there are pictures!

Prof's Traditional English Music Pages English Folk
English folk songs and sea shanties. Sheet music for dance tunes.
This was once a terrific Website, but it was last active in 2002. You can still access the Website through this link:

Real UK Music English Folk
Find excellent information and links to folk music and other types of music area websites throughout the UK.

Site unobtainable. 2011 archive page at:

Sabine Baring-Gould - Songs of the West English Folk
The site contains biographical detail about this important Victorian song collector and information about the Baring-Gould Heritage Project. Resources include an index to his manuscripts and an increasing number of songs collected in Devon and Cornwall as PDFs
Previous Website

Show of Hands - English Acoustic Duo English Folk
Home page for this English Acoustic duo. These guys have been around for years and are easily the best exponents of re-worked English folk song in Europe. Many glorious interpretations of traditional material as well as stunning original material. I can think of no comparisons for them, they are absolutely a one-off.

South Riding Folk Network English Folk
Grass-roots organisation promoting the Folk Arts in the South Yorkshire/North Derbyshire region of the U.K. Comprehensive online Folk Arts Directory, publications etc.

Tam Lin Pages English Folk
Pages devoted to a single ballad: Tam Lin

Traditional Song Forum English Folk
The TSF is a national organisation based in the UK that brings together those interested in reseach, collecting and performance of Traditional Song. Our aim is to be inclusive of all the traditions found in the British Isles although the majority of Forum members are interested in the songs originating in these islands.

UK Folk Links English Folk
Regional folk organisations in the UK.

Yorkshire Garland Project English Folk
88 freely downloadable recordings of traditional Yorkshire songs mostly sung by source singers, along with the dots, ABC, provenances, texts, searchable by genres, keywords.

The Bounty Hounds Folk-Rock
East Anglia's premier folk/rock band, Footstomping traditional songs and tunes, with original songs written 'in the tradition'

General Folk
Please note that we can allow only one link per Website or performer (put links to your MP3's on your site, not here). Pick the ONE category that best fits the site - with over 500 links on this page, we don't have room for multiple categories and multiple links for single sites. Also, limit your description of the Website to about three lines. We reserve the right to edit links posted here. If I think you are using any tricks that artificially place your link at the top of the list, I will change your link to place you in a more suitable location.
Also note that we do not have room to allow individuals to post large numbers of links on a given topic, such as links to various festivals. If you have a large number of links to contribute, please start a thread or talk with me about putting them in a PermaThread.
-Joe Offer-

42explore: Folk Music General Folk
Lots of good links.

Acoustic Traditions Music and Folklore Centre General Folk
Music store in Ontario, Canada, with 2 locations: Orangeville and Fergus. Retailers of folk, world, and collectable instruments. Also: weekly jam session, live music through the Traditions Folk Club, books, and music lessons.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2012 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Archives of the Ballad-L e-mail list General Folk
A place where knowledgeable scholars research and comment on ballads. The archives are searchable, and may contain information if you're looking for the details behind a ballad.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2003 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Australia Ad Lib General Folk
"An interactive guide to the wild, the weird and the vernacular in Australian music." (thanks to pete au for this link)

Bernard's Website General Folk
Gig info, potted history and links to other sites.

Brooks Williams Page General Folk
Home page of singer/songwriter Brooks Williams. Includes gig dates and album info.

Bruce Olson's web site General Folk
Roots of Folk: Old English, Scots, and Irish Songs and Tunes - Background Information, Lyrics, and ABC Tunes for early or original versions of hundreds of folk songs.

Butte Folk Music Society General Folk
A very active folk music club in Chico, California.
(Joe Offer)

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2012 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Camp fire songs General Folk
Heaps of old favorites here... great fun

Canadian Journal of Traditional Music General Folk
Current and Archived issues of the long standing magazine on traditional music

Ceolas General Folk
Ceolas claims to have the largest online collection of information on Celtic music, and has links to hundreds of related sites.

Child Ballad Database (CBDB) General Folk
A very comprehensive index of recordings of Child Ballads.

Contemplations from Marianas Trench General Folk
Folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales & America. Midi, lots of information.

Folk Music, An Index to Recorded Resources/ General Folk
Database index to recordings of tunes and songs from traditional and contemporary sources. H.

FOLKDJ-L Archives General Folk
Searchable archives of the Folk DJ's discussion forum and playlists. Find out what DJ's think of your album and how much airplay you are getting.

FOLKDJ-L discussion forum for Folk DJs General Folk
A discussion forum, much like Mudcat, designed especially for folk DJ's. They post their playlists here and compile monthly top-50 lists. Also contains hints for "Getting Airplay on Folk Radio Shows."

FolkLib Index General Folk
The FolkLib Index is an on-going attempt to index information on the World Wide Web that is related to the fields of Folk Music, Bluegrass and Old-Time Music, Acoustic Blues and Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar. Among other topics, special pages are also devoted to Harp (the stringed kind) Players and Wisconsin Musicians. General Folk
Contains lots and lots of links to performers, folk-oriented businesses and organizations, forums, etc.

Francis J. Child -- The English and Scottish Popular Ballads General Folk
Francis J. Child Ballads; with Biography of Child, Complete List of Child Ballads, Lyrics, Tune Information, Midis, Historical Background and Tune Related Links

Glór Irish Music Centre General Folk
Glór - Irish Music Centre in Ennis, Co. Clare, presents a summer programme of themed nights featuring a range of local and national artists

Harmony Central General Folk
Links for the guitar player

harpsounds General Folk
Dedicated to harp music, Celtic music, harp cds and cassettes, harp sales, folk harp, Celtic harp, Irish harp,Scottish harp

Helen Creighton Website General Folk
A special multi-media web page celebrating the life and career of Helen Creighton, one of Canada's best-known folklorists. View descriptions and content listings for the Creighton fonds, and visit a Virtual Exhibit with over 50 photographs, several sound clips and a selection of online documents. Come listen to folk songs, read first-hand accounts of the supernatural, and learn more about folklore and music, dances, games, cures, ghosts, superstitions, witchcraft and buried treasure in Nova Scotia.

Irish Music Magazine General Folk
Website of a monthly magazine called "Irish Music". Includes session listings.

Jeremiah McCaw's FolkPage General Folk
This is a personal site aimed primarily ('though not exclusively) at the southwestern Ontario area. Contains guides to folk clubs, venues and performers. Also a calendar, listing clubs, festivals and gigs.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2016 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

John Jacob Niles, American Balladeer General Folk
A view of Niles as a performer, more than as a collector of folk music. (Joe Offer)

Just Another Tune: Songs and Their History General Folk
Studies of a variety of songs

Kids songs and lullabyes General Folk
a great little site full of great songs for kids, and the young at heart.

KKUP (SF)All-Community public radio General Folk
SF Bay Area(S.Bay)91.5FM{Fleapowered!} Completely volunteer programmed public radio (No PRI or NPR feeds at all!-ALL original local programming) My all-time favorite Folk/Blues show!!!! Lisa Atkinson's 'Don't Panic It's Just Us Folk' Tuesdays from 10am-1pm Give it a spin if you can. More very esoteric stuff other times too! (Hawaaiin, etc)

KMUD General Folk
diverse people powered radio

Local 1000 AFofM General Folk
A musicians' union for travelling musicians

luke brindley artist website General Folk
luke brindley is a songwriter/performer who unites rich poetry with uncommon guitar skill to create songs and instrumental compositions which wow audiences as much as they inspire them.
world and jazz influenced folk.
MP3's here (click)

Mainly Norfolk: English Folk and Other Good Music General Folk
Reinhard Zierke's excellent Website.

New York Folklore Society General Folk

New Zealand Folk Song General Folk
All sorts of information about New Zealand folk music, with lyrics, chords, and recordings of song songs.
(Joe Offer)

North American Jew's Harp Guild General Folk
The guild is dedicated to the preservation and education of the Jew's harp. The organization provides an annual music festival each year in Richland, Oregon.

Northern Journey - Canadian Music Online General Folk
Links to everything you'd ever want to know about Canada's music and musicians. (Joe Offer)...

O'Neill's Irish Music Project General Folk
O'Neill Project's entire O'Neill's Music of Ireland in abc.

Paddy Tutty's Home Page General Folk
British Isles/Canadian folk music interpreted by singer Paddy Tutty, on her label Prairie Druid Music.

Reckless Elbow General Folk
5-piece band from The Wirral, UK, contemporary, trad and self-composed folk with a unique, sometimes reckless attitude. 2 CD's available.

Resources for Folk Music and Women's Music General Folk
A good bibliography, along with some interesting links.
(Joe Offer).

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2017 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Resources for Singing Rounds General Folk
Home of the Rounds Galore songbook, by Sol Weber

Rick's MVG General Folk
A site which seems to have been created by a Choir singer, but which has a VERY large database of American, French, German, Scots, Irish, English etc. songs, along with sections of Sea songs,Hymns, Christmas songs, and a special area for the songs of Fredrich Silcher...and an amazing number of all of these have nice midis!! Really worth the visit!!

Rounder Records General Folk
Distributor for Greenhays Recordings, an independent label owned and operated by Jean, husband George Pickow and son Jon Pickow.

s.a. allitt General Folk
Soundclick homepage of nj based solo artist who mixes folk, blues and rock into a unique musical experience and her lyrics tug at heartstrings. page includes some lyrics, music samples and concert dates.

Sixteenth & Seventeenth Century Ballads General Folk
A homepage for 16th and 17th century ballads.
Also covers the work of Thomas Ravenscroft and Thomas Deloney.

Sol Weber, the Roundman General Folk
Collector of Rounds and Author of Rounds Galore.

TaleWeb General Folk
Links, MID's, MP3's, RealAudio streams etc. having to do with (folk) music.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 1999 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Tam Lin Web Site General Folk
Tam Lin are a British band playing Celtic & other traditional music. The site also has loads of ABC and other links.

Taylor's Traditional Tunebook General Folk
Traditional tunes in midi format from England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and the colonies.

The Ozark Folk Center State Park General Folk
America's only state park dedicated to the preservation and interpertation of Ozark Culture, it's music and crafts

The Poxy Boggards General Folk
A California primarily Renaissance Faire based band, self billed "Drinking Group with a Singing Problem". Fun guys, great music. Not just because I'm in 'em either. Come visit during RPFS.

The Stan Rogers Page General Folk
discography and many lyrics to Stan Rogers recordings (new URL - updated October 2002)

The Traditional Ballad Index General Folk
An Annotated Bibliography of the Folk Songs of the English-Speaking World. Find reference information on folk ballads. Not itself a source of song texts. H.

Toronto's Laura Thomas has a New CD! General Folk
This is a website by a totally addicted musician. She gave up her day job as a microbiologist 10 years ago and makes her living mostly playing acoustic music. This site will tell you all about her! Thanks!

Utah Phillips General Folk
The U. Utah (Bruce) Phillips Appreciation and Information site.
(Joe Offer)

UWM Folk Center General Folk
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Folk Center
Check out the Stringalongs - Spring and Fall workshops for folk music and folk arts.

Volkslieder (4000 Volkslieder General Folk
German equivalent of DT (still increasing, partly with tunes). Easy English language navigation. Besides a large collection of German folksongs there are several hundred Blues, Gospel, Irish, English and American Folk titles and some folksongs in other languages (esp. Spanish).

WFMT / The Midnite Special General Folk
Listen [!!!!!] to the best Saturday night Folk show in the country, live, via RealAudio

Will McLean General Folk
Annual west-central Florida folk fest, usually in March, named for Florida's "Black Hat Troubador". Lots of regional new folk and traditional Florida music. This is the primary site for information about Wll McLean.

Women's Folk Music and History Resources General Folk
Lyrics, bibliography, discography and more, all related to the theme of women and folk music.

Yet Another Digital Tradition General Folk
A mirror of the Digital Tradition Folk Song Database, with tunes available in GIF and other formats. (Link updated Aug 2001 - Joe Offer)

Cyber Hymnal Gospel/Hymnal
Probably the best online hymnal around - previous URL was

Fasola home page Gospel/Hymnal
All things relating to Sacred Harp and other forms of Shape Note singing.

Midi Hymn Site Gospel/Hymnal
Searchable hymn site by title or search words. Select instrument - organ, piano, or bells. Lyrics included. 700 + or - hymns.

Southern Gospel History Gospel/Hymnal
An interesting study of Southern Gospel songs and singers.

Hillbilly Music Dawt Com Hillbilly Music & Performers
Great site for the documentation and preservation of hillbilly music. A note from the site says:
One of our goals is to promote those who preserve what some might call hillbilly music, others might call traditional country music and others might call classic country music.

'Cimbalom' Hungarian Folk International Folk
In The Netherlands more amateur musicians are playing folk and Gipsy music of East European Countries than in any other West European Country. Many years ago I started my home page Cimbalom as a Dutch platform for these musicians and their colleagues in other countries. During recent years I have collected a large number of Hungarian melodies from various sources and described these as a single voice MIDI file. The purpose of this collection of over 5000 melodies (MIDI's), in majority of (Urban) Hungarian Folk music, or in fact in majority Magyar Nóta, but including some 1700 Népdalok, is to promote these melodies among devotees, and to contribute to the preservation of this type of Folk music. To support the recognition of these simple melodies, in most cases a "Demo" of that melody is added in the form of a short Mp3 file.

Chansons francaises International Folk
A massive collection of words of 20th century french chansonnier songs. Not strictly folk, but very definitely a living tradition. (And a chance to use Babel Fish)And there's lots of other great stuff on this website.
Then original Website has shut down, but you can find its content at:

Deutsche Volksliederarchiv - German Folk Song Archive International Folk
A vast collection of lyrics, well-presented.

Irish/ American Singer/ songwriter. International Folk
Irish American singer/ songwriter and 3rd base coach of the San Diego Padres Baseball Club Tim Flannery's new album entitled "Pieces of the Past". Guest appearances by Jackson Browne, Bruce Hornsby, Mick Hanly, Steve Poltz, Kieran Kane, Josephine Marsh, P.J. Curtis etc.................. Album produced and arranged by Irish born producer, singer/songwriter Matt Manning.

Lothlorien (Celtic Musicians) International Folk
Three-piece group based in New Zealand. Ethereal songs and instrumentals, featuring haunting vocals, whistles, fiddle, bodhran, bouzouki, guitar and keyboards.

New Zealand's KIWIFOLK International Folk
Home page for New Zealand's Kiwifolk organization.

Seven Nations International Folk
Cute American guys who play really awesome Scottish folkrock. They do both traditional and original stuff...I enjoy them very much.

Skean Dubh Music International Folk
A Denver based group performing Traditional Scottish ballads and folksongs on modern instruments .

Styrian Center for Folk Music (Steirisches Volksliedwerk) International Folk
A folk music library and research center in Austria. Unfortunately, online information is limited.
(Joe Offer)

A Grand Time: The Songs, Music & Dance of Newfoundland's Cape Shore Irish Trad
An interesting study of Newfoundland music by the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

Ancient Music of Ireland Irish Trad
Beautiful MIDI tunes.

Bracken Rigg Band Irish Trad
Traditional Accordion & Fiddle band playing trad Irish for Barn Dances, Ceilidhs & St Patricks nights. Northumbrian tunes also a speciality.

Celt Corpus of Electronic Texts Irish Trad
University College Cork's site. On line resource for contemporary and historical Irish documents in literature, history and politics.

Celtic Song of the Week Irish Trad
Free weekly newsletter delivering Free Celtic MP3s into your Inbox.

Celtic Music Page by Glenn Weiser Irish Trad
Free tab for Celtic fingerstyle guitar and harmonica, articles on Celtic guitar, O'Carolan, and the Celtic harp, and info on Glenn's Celtic guitar and harmonica books.

Dan Milner & Bob Conroy Irish Trad
Dan Milner & Bob Conroy sing traditional Irish, Irish-American and Maritime songs. They tour extensively in Ireland, Britain and the USA and perform regularly at New York's South Street Seaport. Their website contains biographical information on the internationally acclaimed duo as well as concert details, sound clips and an extensive page of eclectic links to other other folk, historical and fun-loving sites.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2010 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

DCU Traditional Music Society Irish Trad
Dublin City University's trad soc. Has on-line archive.

Emerald Rose Irish Trad
Emerald Rose plays Celtic traditional songs in a modernized, pop fusion manner, and writes original tunes inspired by Celtic myth and legend. Rich vocal harmonies, driving guitar, pennywhistle, and percussion give a strong "rock 'n reel" sound. Their most recent CD, "Bending Tradition", is in the top 10 Emerging Artists/Celtic selections on, and the original song "Freya, Shakti" has been in the top 20 Pop category on

FINNEGAN's Homepage Irish Trad
FINNEGAN is a band playing irish folk music, located outside Cologne/Germany and recording their 1st CD. The page consists of their story, concert dates, description, guestbook and more (german and english versions).
Thanx for looking....
Website closed 31 March 2006. An archived page from 2005 can be seen at:

Haste to the Wedding Irish Trad
Traditional Irish & Scottish Ceilidh Dance Music & Song

History of Ireland in Song Irish Trad
The site was only available in 2004, to coincide with a book publication. An archived page from 2004 can be seen at:

Ireland First! - Irish Song Lyrics Irish Trad
Lyrics for almost 400 Irish songs.

Ireland First! Midi Archives - Irish Music Irish Trad
This site also has a lyrics archive with some 400 song lyrics. In their words, "A collection of Irish themed midi songs ranging from political to humourous, some sad, some happy, all good! Some songs have several midi versions available." Many of the MIDI files appear to have come from Mudcatter Barry Taylor's Traditional Tunebook.

Irish Customs, Food and Fun Folklore for Your Family Irish Trad
Celebrating culture and heritage is plenty of fun for Irish families when they get together for a reunion. Ireland has a rich history of arts, music, dance, mythology, and cuisine. By introducing some of these aspects in a family reunion, it is a wonderful way of passing down parts of one’s heritage to the next generation. Many people in the U.S. have Irish ancestry. Even if you have not been to Ireland, there is still plenty you can do to celebrate the culture. Submitted by Bridget, a participant in a community center youth program who is trying to learn more about her Irish heritage before an upcoming family reunion. She found Mudcat and liked it a lot.

Irish Folk Lyrics Irish Trad
There are many Irish folk songs listed, simply designed site, easy to find what you're looking for. The site has gone but an archived page from 2004 can be seen at:

Irish Songs from Old New England Irish Trad
Frank Harte, Len Graham, Jim McFarland, Robbie O'Connell, Gordon Bok, Martin Carthy, Lou Killen, Sandy & Caroline Paton and others sing 16 traditional Irish-American songs from the Flanders Ballad Collection. Folk-Legacy CD-132.

Irish Songs with Guitar Chords, by Martin Dardis Irish Trad
Nice collection of lyrics, chords, and information.

Jim Maginn's Photos of Traditional Irish Musicians Irish Trad
Soulful portraits of many of the big names of traditional Irish music captured by a man with a love of the photo and of the music!

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2011 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

John Moulden On Irish Songs Irish Trad
from John Moulden: "This site mounts my musings and meanderings concerning Traditional Singing in Ireland, written or presented, over the past fifty years."

Lyon Street Celtic Band Irish Trad
10 people with a diversity of musical and philosophical backgrounds and talents, who share a love of Irish, Scottish, and other Celtic musics. We have been actively performing for 3 years, at local venues and festivals in and around Ottawa, Canada. But given the unquenchable chutzpah of our manager, Lois Siegel--fiddle player, award winning film maker, and photographer,we expect to do much more!

macleods homepage Irish Trad
German Folk-Rock Band in Celtic tradition. All their lyrics, midi sound files and more.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2007 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Mo Chuid Den tSaol Irish Trad
Peadar Ó Ceannabháin. Trad singing from Connemara

Na Píobairí Uilleann ('The Uilleann Pipers') Irish Trad
The website of Na Píobairí Uilleann ('The Uilleann Pipers') aims to be the primary online resource for players and lovers of this unique Irish instrument.

Poblacht na hÉireann - Irish song lyrics and midis Irish Trad
An irish music site a page just about traditional music and folk songs

Prof's Traditional Irish Music Pages Irish Trad
Sheet music for ceili and songs. Lyrics for over 700 songs online. This excellent Website closed in 2002, but an archived page from 2001 can be seen at:

Sean Keane Irish Trad
Irish Folk/Traditional singer. Seán has recently won an Irish World award and has also been voted Best Male Folk singer by readers of Irish Music Magazine for the 3rd coonsecutive year!!!

STONECROSS Solid Duo, Brooklyn Native Susan O'Rourke and Acoustic Master from Michigan Ziggie Zeitler team to Perform Traditional and Original Irish Music.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2007 can be seen at:

(edited by Will FLy)

the Ceilidh Connection Irish Trad
The Ultimate On-Line Ceilidh including a Clancy tribute page, message board/forum, Links page..... (or maybe it's an Internet Cafe in Halifax, and the old site got lost)

Bob Keller's Jazz Page Music - All Styles
The most interesting and extensive collection of jazz links I have ever seen. -Joe Offer-

Fort Worth Songwriter's Association Music - All Styles
The Fort Worth Songwriter's Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving our lyrical and musical work through fellowship, workshops and education.

Milken Archive of American Jewish Music Music - All Styles
A musical adventure of historic proportions, the Milken Archive of American Jewish Music is an international undertaking to record, preserve and distribute a vast cross-section, comprising hundreds of outstanding pieces of American Jewish music from the past 350 years.

The Richard Cartridge Band Music - All Styles
RICHARD CATRIDGE was a musician before getting a break with the BBC in the Seventies. In a relatively short space of time he became a regional celebrity on BBC Radio Solent with his unique voice, style, and personality. He’s also worked for Radios’ 1 and 2, Classic FM, 2CRFM, Play Classical UK, Play Jazz UK and Play Talk UK. Richard had a top 50 hit single in 2004 called, “I’ve found love again”. Check it out in the Guinness book of hit singles! His children don’t really know what to make of it! He’s also toured the country with his legendary stage shows, with capacity crowds at every venue. His latest show with The Richard Cartridge Band is “The Rock and Roll Years”, humorous observations, recollections and music from a kid who grew up in the Fabulous 50’s, Swinging’ 60’s and Sensational 70’s!!! The production includes live performances of songs from his current album, “You Never Can Tell” He was commissioned by the American computer giant, Silicon graphics, to co- produce, script and host a number of presentations to introduce the first virtual reality platforms (CGI) to the United Kingdom and Europe. These were seen by professionals from various disciplines. Film and television, computer aided design and the manufacturing industry. The set was inspired by Pink Floyd's "The Wall", and the presentations were illustrated live on five screens. They took the show on the road to the major exhibition halls of London, Birmingham, Brussels and Geneva.

Bracken Rigg Band Northumbrian Music
Traditional Accordion and Fiddle band playing Northumbrian tunes for Barn Dances and Ceilidhs. Also trying to promote Northumbrian tunes to be more widely played in sessions.

Clover and Rachel Carroll Old Time American Rural
Country/Swing/Roots/Fingerstyle Guitar/ with a bluegrass twist.

F.O.A.O.T.M.A.D Old Time American Rural
The Friends Of American Old Time Music And Dance: A UK national organization with Festivals, Camps, Workshops and a Magazine

Henry Reed, West Virginia fiddler Old Time American Rural
This is a link to the Library of Congress page for Henry Reed, and has clips of the tunes for which he was the source, many of which are well known.

Home Remedy Band Old Time American Rural
Streight from the hills of southern Ohio, Home Remedy presents a variety of music from the Appalachian tradition. Mixing old and new, to celebrate both the joys and trials of living.

old-timeheraldonline Old Time American Rural
"The Old-Time Herald celebrates the love of old-time music -- grassroots or home-grown music and dance. Old-time music shares origins, influences and musical characteristics with roots musics across America. [This e-magazine] casts a wide net, highlighting the Southeastern tradition while opening its pages to kindred and comparable traditions and new directions. Recognizing that ideas and values of many kinds commingle in roots music, we strive to represent our interests democratically and to embody the best ideals of race, gender and generational balance in a context of free and open discussion."


Roger Howell old-time fiddle Old Time American Rural
Driving old-time music and songs. visit my site.

The Euphoria Stringband Homepage Old Time American Rural
Old-time country music with a Kansas accent, the Euphoria Stringband comes from Two Foot Falls, KS home of WHY Radio and Dr. Hereford's Udder Butter.

The Volo Bogtrotters Old Time American Rural
There was The Skillet Lickers. There was The Highwoods String Band. Now there's the Volo Bogtrotters.

(posted June, 2001)

Jill Daniels WWII 1940s songs and music Patriotic
Jill Daniels-WWII Patriotic performer songs and music of WWII and WWI mp3 midi and lyrics downloads & resources

Aff the Cuff - Scotland's Number One Celtic Session Band Scottish Folk
Aff the Cuff are a loose combo of around 12 musicians who play in pubs in Fife and Tayside. Visit our site for music, lyrics, video and information about our gi

Angus Macleod -Official Site of Scots-Canadian Songwriter/ Musician Scottish Folk
New CD - The Silent Ones, A Legacy of the Highland Clearances. In 1851, 109 families were evicted from their crofts on Scotland Ilse of Lewis and transported overseas. Victims of Scotland's infamous Highland Clearances, the group maintained their language and culture well into the 20th century. The Silent Ones is their story told in song - a tale of tragedy and triumph. The Silent Ones is absolutely stunning. Celtic Heritage Magazine

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2008 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Bracken Rigg Band Scottish Folk
Traditional Scottish Accordion & Fiddle band (South Yorkshire, UK based) playing for Barn Dances, Ceilidhs & Burns Nights. Northumbrian tunes also a speciality

Electric Scotland Scottish Folk
A big collection of history and other information about Scotland.
(Joe Offer)

Scottish Traditional Music and Song at Temple Records Scottish Folk
Temple Records Recording Studio specialising in Traditional Scottish and Irish Music. Secure shopping for CD's, books and videos from celtic bands and solo artists, mp3 downloads.

Tarneybackle - Folk Group Scottish Folk
Perthshire based trad and contemporary folk group, playing Scots, Irish, American folk songs. Available for festivals, Hotels, clubs and pubs.

The Kitchen Band Scottish Folk
Scottish four piece multi instrumental folk group. Playing Scottish,Irish,English and American folk songs and tunes.

Site unobtainable. An archived page from 2012 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Album, Sea Shanties and Songs
Some waterfront songs and versions of shanties peculiar to the San Francisco Area.

Baggyrinkle (Swansea Shantymen) Sea Shanties and Songs
"A Pound And A Pint" Tape Cassette.
(Black Mountain Records -CBM3092) "Old Swansea Town" CD.
(Old Rope Recordings - ORRCD 01)

Baggyrinkle (Swansea Shantymen) Sea Shanties and Songs
Sea-songs, shanties, industrial ballads, drinking songs and folk songs in general. Three part harmony. Concertina accompaniment.
The Baggies have performed at most of the major maritime festivals in the UK and Europe. we toured New England, USA in June 2002. What they say about us: ...I was hit by a wall of sound - terrific harmonies! (Cardiff Bay Maritime Festival) "They'll be back!" Medemblik Festival, Holland.

David Coffin - Artist Webpage Sea Shanties and Songs
There are two recordings available at this site, one of which is all maritime music called David Coffin and the Nantucket Sleighride

Hart-backbord-shanties Sea Shanties and Songs
Homepage of Hart-backbord-shanties Bremen/Germany

International Shanty and Seasong Association Sea Shanties and Songs
Site is available in English, Dutch, German, and French - with defintions of shanties and lyrics to many songs.

Site "under construction". An archived page from 2014 can be seen at:

(edited by Will Fly)

Irish Ballads & Songs of the Sea Sea Shanties and Songs
Fifteen ballads and shanties from the "Golden Age of Sail" sung by Dan Milner with Louis Killen (concertina), Mick Moloney (mondolin, guitar), Billy McComiskey (accodion), Brendan Mulvihill (viola), Andy O'Brien (guitar), Brian Conway (fiddle) and singers from New York's South Street Seaport Museum. "Shanties, work songs, ballads of emigration and shipwreck... the feel of the fun, hardship and high adventure of a voyage across the western ocean in the generation following the Famine... wonderful acoustic music, no gimmicks, no synthesisers, just authentic voices and instruments, from a crew who are in touch with the tradition..." -Andy Ryan, Irish Music, March, 1999

The Johnson Girls Sea Shanties and Songs
website for The Johnson Girls. CD info, news, upcoming gigs

UK Sea shanty crew Sea Shanties and Songs
cds High Tides and Low lives Welly Boots and shanties Local crew singing for pleasure and raising money for the local RNLI Lifeboat

Strum Hollow Acoustic Music Traditional Acoustic
Our site is dedicated to acoustic music. We sell vintage instruments as well as handmade dulcimers and banjos. You'll also find rhythm instruments such as washboards and musicalspoons. Our teaching pages include how to study, play in a jam situation and how to play the spoons and washboard.

Western Folklife Center Western
Subtitled: Cowboy Poets on the Internet. Their home page says: "Greetings from the headquarters of the Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Voices of the West radio, and the many other programs of the Western Folklife Center. Located in Elko, Nevada, the Center is dedicated to presenting and preserving the contemporary traditions of the American West."

Hymns and Carols of Christmas Winter Holidays / Xmas
Extensive research on a vast number of carols and hymns, with original and modern texts, and great background information.

2nd Avenue Online: The Yiddish Theater Celebrated and Remembered worldmusic
The Second Avenue Online project employs digital technology to preserve this invaluable historic resource and to make it available to the widest possible audience. Through oral history, video and audio recordings, photographs and a wide range of information about the institutions and the people that made Yiddish theater a living tradition, Second Avenue Online seeks to capture the memory and to convey the feel of 2nd Avenue as a living part of the history and culture of New York and America. Second Avenue Online is a project of New York University Libraries.

Das Deutsche Volksliedarchiv (German Folksong Archive) worldmusic
The German Archive of Folk Song (Deutsches Volksliedarchiv - DVA) collects, publishes and conducts research into folk and traditional songs of the German-speaking world.

Finding Yiddish Music: A Quick Online Guide worldmusic
An excellent index of Jewish music resources from the New York Public Libreary

Jewish Folk Songs worldmusic
A study of many aspects of Jewish folk music. Lots of lyrics.

Mama Lisa's World - of Children and International Culture worldmusic
A wonderful collection of children's songs and rhymes from all over the world. And if you get hungry, you'll find recipes, too.

Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive worldmusic
A terrific index of Jewish songs and recordings. If you know the song title or first line, this should help you find it.

The Rum and Coca Cola Reader worldmusic
lots of information on calypso music.

Yidlid worldmusic
Yiddish songs - what's not to like? This is an amazing Website. -Joe Offer-

Zemerl: the Interactive Database of Jewish Song (Yiddish, Hebrew, Ladino) worldmusic
Zemerl was like a Digital Tradition of Jewish song in Yiddish, Ladino, and Hebrew - with recordings and MIDI files available for some songs. Now the Website is in another language - it appears to be Indonesian - but it is still about Jewish music. If anybody knows what happened to Zemerl, please let Joe Offer know -

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