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World Music Central
Angel Romero
World Music Central
552 Parkview Dr.
Burlington, NC 27215-5036, USA

World Music Central includes news and information about folk music from all over the world and Celtic music, international folk festivals, tour schedules, world music artists, CD and book releases, and ethnomusicology resources.


Folk Alliance Australia


The Orpheus Folk Orchestra
00359 32 442873
00359 32 831762
00359 32 704907

The Orpheus Folk Orchestra says it represents "the best of the Bulgarian art of people. We want to have contact with organizations of people outside our country."


Northern Journey Online

Canadian folk music with links to folk music organizations and artist Web pages.

A Web page with links to events, newsletters, classifieds, various organizations, and artists' pages.

A discussion group for musicians and songwriters.


The Journal of Music in Ireland
Toner Quinn, editor

The Journal of Music in Ireland brings together new writing on classical, jazz and traditional music in Ireland. "Containing articles by some of the most respected Irish musicians and composers working in Ireland and abroad today, the JMI is a radical new forum for new thinking on both music in Ireland and Irish music around the world," says editor Toner Quinn. Published for musicians, composers, educators, students, and devotees of Irish music, as well as those with an avid interest in Irish culture. Available every two months by mail subscription and in selected music and book shops in Ireland.


New Zealand artists and festivals

Mike Moroney posts information on the New Zealand folk scene. Club listings, some New Zealand artist and festival information. Runs e-mail list for those interested in the New Zealand folk scene. Currently about 150 members from New Zealand and world. To subscribe, send the word SUBSCRIBE in the subject line to


The Scottish Folk Directory

Paddy O'Neill
The Scottish Folk Arts Group
c/o Blackfriars Music
49 Blackfriars Street
tel/fax: 0131 557 3090


Folk Alliance
962 Wayne Ave., Suite 902
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 588-8185
fax: (301) 588-8186

The North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance fosters and promotes traditional, contemporary, and multicultural folk music, dance and related performing arts in North America. The Folk Alliance seeks to strengthen and advance organizational and individual initiatives in folk music and dance through education, networking, advocacy, and professional and field development.

Folk music

House concerts


Green Willow Folk Club
Dedicated to the preservation and growth of British Isles and Celtic folk music.
Suzi Wollenberg, President
The Green Willow Folk Club
205 Woodgreen Ct.
Claymont, DE 19703
(302) 798-4811
fax: (302) 798-2088


South Florida Folk Festival
(800) 785-8924

Held annually in mid-January, the South Florida Folk Festival presents national folk and acoustic artists, a national songwriter competition, and Florida artists. Six stages, including dance, children's, and workshop. Limited camping in a beautiful wooded park six miles from the beach. Food and craft vendors.


Sharing a New Song

Sharing a New Song is a community chorus founded in 1983 to promote closer relationships between peoples of different countries and cultures. Based in the Boston, Massachusetts, area, its membership includes teachers, engineers, professional musicians, "shower" singers, high school students, and retired seniors.

In trips to Russia, Ukraine, Georgia, Siberia, Armenia, Estonia, Latvia, China, South Africa, and Cuba, hundreds of singers have created lasting friendships through music. SANS also promotes exchanges with directors, choruses, and other musical groups from these regions.


Princeton Folk Music Society

The Princeton Folk Music Society is a non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to the preservation, presentation, and promotion of the folk music tradition in all its diversity. The society was founded in 1965 as a means for community members to enjoy and perform folk music in a social environment.



Started by Pittsburgh's acoustic musicians to raise awareness of the folk music scene in the Pittsburgh region, AcoustiCafe promotes performances by Pittsburgh acoustic artists. Offers networking and marketing tools for artists on its roster.


Brook Guitars
Nr Hittisleigh
Devon, UK
+44 (0) 1647 24139

Brook Guitars is based in a rural workshop on the edge of Dartmoor in the west of England. Brook names all guitars after local rivers and specializes in using local timbers. The site features a gallery of owners displaying guitars and showcasing music.

Elderly Instruments
1100 N. Washington
P.O. Box 14210
Lansing, MI 48901
(517) 372-7890
fax: (517) 372-5155

New, used, and vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, and other fretted instruments. CDs, cassettes, instructional books, videos, and more.

Mandolin Brothers, Ltd.
629 Forest Ave.
Staten Island, NY l03l0
Business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday

Named "the best guitar store in New York" by New York Magazine and "one of the best guitar shops in the world" by the Boston Globe, Mandolin Brothers has a showroom and Web site that can make visitors swoon, according to owner Stan Jay. He once found a set of false teeth on the floor of his high-end room.

The Martin Guitar Company

Founded in 1833, Martin is the oldest surviving maker of guitars in the world and the largest acoustic guitar maker in the United States. One of the world's largest manufacturers of musical strings and a distributor of fretted instrument accessories


Rik Palieri

Folk singer, story teller, and producer of "Song Writer's Notebook." 66 Koza's Run Hinesburg, VT 05461 (802) 482-3185

Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys
Dr. Ralph Stanley Fan Club
1950 Highland Meadows Drive
Centerville, OH 45459

This is the official Web site for fans of Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys. The site includes band biographies, merchandise news, the band?s touring schedule, and related information - also information about the Hills of Home Festival and a bluegrass mailing list bulletin board.

Woods Tea Company

Wood's Tea Company performs bluegrass, Celtic tunes, sea chanties, and folk songs with equal ease and skill. The Vermont-based group adds dry New England humor to the mix. Featured at Lincoln Center, the Chautauqua Institute, and on National Public Radio, the band will tour the country in 2001 with its community concerts program.



Alula Records/Lektronic Soundscapes
P.O. Box 62043
Durham, NC 27715
(919) 416-9454
fax: (919) 286-1788

Alula Records is an independent, contemporary world music label that specializes in Latin, Celtic, African, Gypsy, and other types of world and roots music. Some of our artists include Tim O'Brien, Dolores Keane, Johnny Cunningham, and Susan McKeown.

Biograph Records

Biograph Records Inc.has devoted more than 34 years to producing jazz, blues, ragtime, folk and other roots music. Biograph has introduced "New Roots," a Web service for emerging independent artists.

Borealis Records
(416) 530-4288

Borealis Records is an independent label dedicated to the best in Canadian folk artists. Artists include Matapat, Night Sun, Tanglefoot, Grit Laskin, Eileen McGann, Nancy White, J.P. Cormier, Ken Whiteley, Mose Scarlett, Jackie Washington, and Chris Whiteley. Borealis Records, 290 Shuter Street, Toronto, ON, CANADA M5A 1W7.

Gadfly Records
Mitch Cantor
P.O. Box 5231
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 865-2406

Specializes in offbeat and unique projects whether singer-songwriter, ethnic and instrumental, or spoken word. "We know that if you always do what you're expected to do, you can never be more than mediocre."

Wildplum Recordings
Paul Tumolo
P.O. Box 13207
Oakland, CA 94661

A record label featuring folk music, Americana, and new acoustic music. Artists include Celtic Elvis and Caren Armstrong.


Concert promotion guide

An updated version of Jeff Brown's book, How To Produce and Promote Small Concerts.

Jeff Brown
Co-Program Director
360 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-1670
(907) 586-2561 (fax)

Richard Hefner's instructional Web site for bluegrass and claw hammer banjo and folk guitar. Hundreds of pages of tablature, tutorials, and more. Most songs taught on the site are available as MP3 files recorded by Hefner. Visitors may view tablature on screen or download and print it using the tablature program TablEdit or the free viewer TabView. The site provides computer-generated midi files as well as a link directory to hundreds of acoustic music sites, mostly folk and bluegrass.

House concert contracts

Alan Rowoth has created a tutorial on performance contracts including a sample contract.

Site owner Ray dedicates the site to linking independent artists to useful resources. He says, "I have taken the initiative and started an index featuring the best of sites that I use to further my independent musical career." Contains more than 2,500 links.

Songwriters Resource Network

Songwriters Resource Network is a free on-line information and education resource for songwriters and lyricists. Sponsors the Great American Song Festival.


Stage lighting


Wildplum Remote Recording Service

"Excellent equipment, knowledgeable engineers, and reasonable rates." For live recordings or as an alternative to fixed studio locations. Stereo or multitrack live, on location, and remote recording. Studio mixdown services. Clients include Eric Andersen, Alice Di Micele, and Sourdough Slim.


Alan Rowoth

An intermediate level Web page tutorial called "Web 201: I have my Web page, now what?" Useful information about search engine strategies, meta tags, SSI, CGI, Java and Javascript, multimedia encoding, and on-line payment alternatives.


Grassy Hill Radio
P.O. Box 160
Lyme, CT 06371

Since 1999, Grassy Hill Radio has streamed traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music on the Internet. Using the free MP3/Shoutcast format, Grassy Hill's ever-expanding play list introduces listeners to intriguing folk performers from everywhere. Listeners can keep Grassy Hill's compact "now playing" page on the desktop and click on an artist's name to learn more about his or her music. Grassy Hill welcomes suggestions and submissions.

Hober Thinking Radio
Box 5748
Takoma Park, MD 20913
(301) 270-1734

Hober broadcasts an eclectic mix of unvarnished music: folk, Celtic, bluegrass, sea songs, and more. The station plays 24/7 on the Internet and attempts to collect "back-porch" music from all over the world through a song upload page. "The humanity of the station is a perfect counterpoint to the rather artificial computing environment in which a lot of us have to exist," says Executive Producer Gregor Markowitz.

WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour
P.O. Box 200
Lexington, KY 40508-0200

Hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon, the WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour is a weekly celebration of grassroots and independent artists in acoustic performance and interviews before a theater audience at the historic Kentucky Theater in downtown Lexington. The program airs on 200 commercial, public, college, community and Internet stations around the world and is webcast live every Monday evening at 6:30 p.m. EST.

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