World Music Central
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
Northern Journey Online
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
962 Wayne Ave., Suite 902
Silver Spring, MD 20910
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.
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
fax: (302) 798-2088
South Florida Folk Festival
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.
+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.
1100 N. Washington
P.O. Box 14210
Lansing, MI 48901
fax: (517) 372-5155
New, used, and vintage guitars, banjos, mandolins, and other
fretted instruments. CDs, cassettes, instructional books, videos,
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
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
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
fax: (919) 286-1788 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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
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.
P.O. Box 5231
Burlington, VT 05402
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
Concert promotion guide
An updated version of Jeff Brown's book, How To Produce and Promote
360 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
(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
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
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.
An intermediate level Web page tutorial called "Web 201:
I have my Web page, now what?" Useful information about
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
Hober Thinking Radio
Takoma Park, MD 20913
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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