Couldn't agree more with Mooman - Keep it simple.
There's still a lot of older pc's out there that take ages to download graphics/pictures/animation.
I do our local folk club at www.wiganfolkclub.co.uk and my own at www.songs2play.co.uk
I used dreamweaver a lot in the begining, but now try to stick to html.
It's easy to get a free website on Yahoo or Lycos to start with, the ads are a bit of a pain, but if you want tp take it further there's always scope for upgrading.