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 archive
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.

Area Listings within the UK

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
Otley Folk page
(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.

Folk Club and Festival Sites

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

Artistes Webpages


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.

Individual 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 Band
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 Web
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. New Linkbut growing.
The Roots of the Whisky Priests
Huw and Tony Williams
The unrelated duo with the double bass.


Concertinas and other squeezy things.

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


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.

Other (non-folk) Music sites

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.

Filofolk List Please Note re New Submissions.

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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