Folk on the Web
- Firstly Digitrad!
- For those of you who don't already know, the Digital Tradition is a
database of folk songs with over 6000 entries. Also has audio files for the tunes to some of the songs. It has a powerful search engine to search on keyword, title, author etc. We lost it in 1996 due to copyright problems in the USA but now, thanks to the Mudcat Cafe, it has found a new home.
Don't search for songs without it!
- Richard Robinson's Tunebook
- This is a collection of traditional tunes, and new tunes in traditional styles. Scots tunes, Irish tunes, Scandinavian, French, Balkan and more. There are lists of tunes, indexed in various ways, containing pointers to small black-and-white gif images representing the standard musical notation for each tune. The tunes are now also available in abc format.
A great resource for the musician who is looking for a tune, rather than the words. Ranks in usefulness with Digitrad.
- Ceolas Celtic Music
- A good starting point for celtic music.
- The abc home page
- abc is a simplified notation for transmitting music via email, c sgroups or over the web. A converter program turns it back into dots.
- The MUSIC-Archive
- A German site for the Leo archive - in english. New URL.
- Tim Moon's webpage
- Tim runs the folk program on Bradford Community Broadcasting. Lots of interviews with folk artistes and other interesting things.
- Dirty Linen Magazine
- An on line version of the US Folk Mag.
- Folk Roots
- The UK national Folk Magazine. A marvelous site with lots of articles and links.
- Hobgoblin International Index
- Hobgoblin's on-line catalogue of folk instruments. Also has a what's on guide and newsletter.
- Musical Traditions Home Page
- Rod Stradling's Folk Music Ezine. This WWW reincarnation of the Music Traditions magazine is now up and running with its own domain.
- soc.culture.scottish FAQ
- A FAQ on all things Scottish. Contains many links to Scottish Folk Song.
- Mainly Morris Dancing
- A good jumping off point for all things Morris.
- English Country Dance Archive
- A collection of English Country Dances maintained by an experienced caller.
- The FolkBook Index - Lyric Files
- Links to Lyric archives
- The Bitter End
- Shanty festivals and other Shanty information.
- Waterways Entertainments Directory
- A directory of UK entertainers with canal, boat and waterways related material in their act and also other entertainers who would be suitable for waterways based events. Not updated since the end of January 1998........
- Irish Folk Songs
- Hash Songs
- The best collection of bawdy songs on the net!
Here are a number of other listings websites on the web for you to browse -
email me to include yours if you don't see it.
Folk Index UK
- A list of folk clubs throughout the UK with contact numbers etc.
- Festival Focus - UK Music Festivals
- A Guide to Music Festivals in the UK - Diary dates, headline names and contact information.
- Banjo Bill's Page
- ( No relation! ) Folk in the North East
- Chester Folk Survivors
- Folk info from the people who bring you Chester Folk Festival.
- Fol-de-rol Frontpage, Folk Music, Events.
- Folderol is an ELA (Eight Letter Acronym) for Folk On Line Directory of Events and Recording Order Listings .
- Folkwrite is a regional magazine covering the area: Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire,
Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wales/England Border, Wiltshire and Worcestershire.
- Folk listings for Chesterfield, Derbyshire & the NE Midlands. New Link.
- Steve's Dance List
- Folk Dances in the Bristol and Gloucstershire area
- troubleatmill - Live Folk in Lancashire
- Leicestershire Folk Diary
- Folk Music & Leicestershire
- Live folk in Leicestershire
- Folk London Diary
- Simple in format, but all the info you need.
- A folk music page
- Pages on several London clubs and links to other folk websites.
- Folk Buzz with Scans
- The Greater Manchester and North Midlands Folk Magazine. New URL .
Also at Howard Mitchell's website are:
UK Traditional Music and Dance
- (Thanks Jim!)
- Folksong Gatherings In And Around Oxford.
- Ryburn Three Step
- Folk in the Ryburn Valley (West of Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire)
- South Midlands Session Guide
- A guide to folk sessions all over the South Midlands.
- Stridings Magazine (South Yorks)
- This great site continues to improve with a growing biography section
- The Trowbridge Area Gig Guide
- Not *just* folk music.
- Webfeet : English Ceilidh, Folk, Morris, Cajun, French Trad dance information
- A good jumping off point into the world of folk dancing.
- Waltham Forest Folk Events
- Information on to the Folk Music scene in the London Borough of Waltham
Forest (Walthamstow, Chingford, Leyton and Leytonstone).
- FolkFax - Main Index
- Folk in Warwickshire, and other folky links.
- Blaxton Village Hall
- The Mayflower Folk Club Cambridge
- Cambridge Folk Festival
- The Raven Folk Club, Chester.
- The Ram Page
- The Ram FC, Claygate Surrey. New URL.
- Hitchin Folk Club
- Holmfirth Folk Festival (9-10th May?)
- Islington Folk Club - Programme of Events
- St Neots Folk Club
- St Neots FC, Cambridgeshire. Have a look if only to make his counter click round!
- Carlton Folk Club, Nottingham
- English Folk Dance: Cecil Sharp House, London
- Diary of events at Cecil Sharpe House
- Otley Folk Festival Home Page
- The Shed
- The Shed is in Brawby, Ryedale North Yorkshire. a venue for folk & jazz, blues, world music,
comedy and poetry.
- Saffron Walden Folk FestivalNext due Oct 1998
- The New Fo'c'sle Music Club Southampton
- South Shields Folk Club
- Formerly known as Marsden Folk Club but they had to move from the Marsden Inn. At least the name change will stop people turing up to the west of Huddersfield by mistake.....
- The Wild Hunt - Bedlam Morris
- Info and enagement diary.
- Africa Search - A fast track to African Internet resources.
- Includes music, tourism & travel.
- Harmony Central® Main Menu
- A US based music Ezine.
- The Hornpipe
- An online magazine dedicated to acoustic music in the southern US.
- Jay Glicksman's Folk Music Home Page
- Re-organised - and a new URL.
- Scandinavian folkmusic links
- Worldwide Internet Music Resources
- A great jumping offpoint for all things musical. IMHO my folk links are better - especially this side of the pond. But there again I'm biased!
- Danish Folk Music
- The Commune
- - a page for lovers of 60s US folk music - with lyrics. Ahh those were the days! One for the aging hippy. With some lyrics and links. Not there on 15/3/98
- Jim McPhee's Folk Agency with an impressive list of Artistes including Alias Ron Kavana, Vin Garbbut and Maddy Prior
- Celtic Promotions
- - Goats don't Shave, Burach and more.
- Harbourtown Records
- Frankie Armstrong, The Boat Band, Caught on the Hop, Sara Grey, Pete Morton and Janet Russell. Artiste Info and tour info
- JigTime is a company dedicated to promoting Irish Music and other events of an Irish or Celtic
nature in the UK and Worldwide. Altan, Clanaad, Whisky Priests etc.
- Old Bridge Music
- Chris Newman's Record Label & Studios - Máire Ní Chathasaigh & Chris Newman, Boys of the Lough and Tom McConville.
- Stoneyport Agency
- They have an impressive list of Artistes including Eric Bogle, Dick Gaughan, the Poozies, the Wrigley Sisters etc. Includes a gig guide for all their artistes.
- Mrs Ackroyds' Homepage.
- With a little help from Les Barker - the funniest poet on the folk scene.
- Angel Morris
- A lighthearted look at morris from an Islington based side.
- Roy Bailey Home Page
- Info, Discography and Diary on this fine singer. Thanks to Stirrings for this one.
- Temple Records: Battlefield
- The Sandy Denny Pages
- Fairport Convention's Home Page
- Folk Corporation's pages, including Fairport links, Cropredy and Woodworm records.
- Folkwise Homepage Songs of the Waterways.
- Jeff Dennison's homepage about Folkwise (who sings songs about the canals).
- Welcome to ArloNet
- Arlo Guthries website. Alice's Restaurant went a long time ago but the church is there, also has tabbed songs and other things. Check it out! Changed URL.
- Be Glad For the Song Has no Ending
- - Incredible String Band - Now back with a new address.
- A good site devoted to the famous black folk singer.
- Levellers - Offical band Site
- Roger McGuinn Home Page
- Byrds founder - now performing solo.
- Brian McNeill Home Page
- Scottish fiddler & founder member of the Battlefield Band.
- OysterBand Home Page!
- An Oyster Band page.
- Maddy Prior
- Maddy Prior Website lovingly maintained by Eduardo Mota in Portugal. New URL.
- Rock Salt & Nails
Three Runrig Pages
- Caroline's Runrig Page
- Elizabeth's Runrig Page
- Shave the Monkey : index
- Shave the Monkey's Homepage - the band, giglist etc This site has frames and most of the contents fit.
- Chris Sherburn & Denny Bartley
- Show of Hands
- Singer-songwriter Steve Knightley, and multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer.
- Martin Simpson
- The awesome guitarist, now resident in the US.
- Blue Guitar
- Chris Smither - an amazing blues guitarist . New URL.
- Steve Tilston and Maggie Boyle
- Steve and Maggie's WWW page. They perform together and seperately. Steve is a great singer songwriter, and Maggie has a marvelous voice - Maggie is also one third of Grace Notes.
- Tweed & Cutting Homepage
- Andy Cutting & Karen Tweed.
- The Watersons
- Information including a dicography and lyrics from an Australian fan. but growing.
- The Roots of the Whisky Priests
- Huw and Tony Williams
- The unrelated duo with the double bass.
- DoN Nichols' Home page
- Concertina Spotters GuideIdentifying Concertinas
- Neil Wayne
- Neil Wayne's Site - includes Concertina resources
- Sounds Interesting Melodeons
- Purveyors of Melodeons - based in Leeds UK
- Nonsuch Dulcimer Club
C. F. Martin and Company Veeeery nice Guitars
American Primitive Guitar Home Page Lots of tabbed music
- FASOLA HOME PAGE
- Information resources for Sacred Harp and other American Shape Note traditions - New URL
- Sacred Harp Singing
- Sheffield Socialist Choir
- They learn and sing songs which 'reflect the fight for freedom, human rights and justice around the world'.>
- A Cappella Web Directory
- Lots of links to A Cappella groups and other A Capella websites.
- The Hamsters - Blues Band
- a great goodtime band from Essex (but don't hold that against them). Heavily into touring they have a Jimmy Hendrix set and now have added ZZ Top
- This guy finds weird interpretations to Dylan's songs by applying computerised analysis to them.
The editors and maintainers of these folk links feel that the usefulness of any URL list is directly proportional to its accuracy. Therefore accuracy of the current list is their prime priority.
New area folk listings will be dealt with sympathetically, but regretfully any other new submissions will be subjected to an intense scrute and, even if accepted, there may well be some delay before being included.
Last updated on 9th January 1999. New links were added on 5th September 1998. All other links - unless otherwise stated were up on 9th January 1999.
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