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WORLD  

World Music Central
http://www.worldmusiccentral.org
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.

AUSTRALIA  

Folk Alliance Australia

BULGARIA  

The Orpheus Folk Orchestra
http://orpheusgroup.cjb.net
manager@orpheusgroup.cjb.net
orpheus_r_manager@hotmail.com
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."

CANADA  

Northern Journey Online
http://www.northernjourney.com/

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.

IRELAND  

The Journal of Music in Ireland
http://www.thejmi.com
Toner Quinn, editor
editor@thejmi.com

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  

New Zealand artists and festivals
http://www.kiwifolk.org.nz

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 nz-folk-request@lists.earthlight.co.nz.

SCOTLAND  

The Scottish Folk Directory
http://www.scottishfolkdirectory.com
info@scottishfolkdirectory.com

Paddy O'Neill
The Scottish Folk Arts Group
c/o Blackfriars Music
49 Blackfriars Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1NB
tel/fax: 0131 557 3090
Paddy@scottishfolkdirectory.com

UNITED STATES  

Folk Alliance
http://www.folkalliance.org
962 Wayne Ave., Suite 902
Silver Spring, MD 20910
USA
(301) 588-8185
fax: (301) 588-8186
fa@folkalliance.org

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

DELAWARE  


Green Willow Folk Club
http://www.greenwillow.org
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
grwillow@dca.net
(302) 798-4811
fax: (302) 798-2088

FLORIDA  

South Florida Folk Festival
http://www.southfloridafolkfest.com/
(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.

MASSACHUSETTS 

Sharing a New Song
http://sharinganewsong.org

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.

NEW JERSEY  

Princeton Folk Music Society
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/pfms

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.

PENNSYLVANIA  

AcoustiCafe
http://www.acousticafe.org/

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.

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS  

Brook Guitars
http://www.brookguitars.com
Easterbrook
Nr Hittisleigh
Exeter
Devon, UK
EX6 6LR
+44 (0) 1647 24139
theworkshop@brookguitars.com

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
http://www.elderly.com
1100 N. Washington
P.O. Box 14210
Lansing, MI 48901
USA
(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
USA
Business hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday
http://www.mandoWeb.com
mandolin@mandoWeb.com

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
http://www.mguitar.com/

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

PERFORMERS  

Rik Palieri
http://www.dnira.com/NPalieri.htm

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

Dr. Ralph Stanley and His Clinch Mountain Boys
http://DrRalphStanley.com
Dr. Ralph Stanley Fan Club
1950 Highland Meadows Drive
Centerville, OH 45459
fanclub@drralphstanley.com

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
http://woodstea.net

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.

PRESENTERS  




RECORDING  

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

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
http://www.biograph.com

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
http://www.borealisrecords.com
(416) 530-4288
info@borealisrecords.com

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
http://www.gadflyrecords.com
Mitch Cantor
P.O. Box 5231
Burlington, VT 05402
(802) 865-2406
gadfly1@aol.com

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
http://www.wildplum.org
Paul Tumolo
P.O. Box 13207
Oakland, CA 94661
ptumolo@csuhayward.edu

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


RESOURCES/PERFORMERS  

Concert promotion guide
http://www.alaska.net/~jbrown

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

Jeff Brown
Co-Program Director
KTOO-FM
360 Egan Drive
Juneau, AK 99801
(907) 586-1670
(907) 586-2561 (fax)
jeff@ktoo.org

EzFolk.com
http://www.EzFolk.com

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
http://www.alanrowoth.com/contracts.html

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

SingerSong.com
http://www.singersong.com
ray@singersong.com

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
http://www.SongwritersResourceNetwork.com

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

RESOURCES/PRESENTERS  

Stage lighting


RESOURCES/RECORDING  

Wildplum Remote Recording Service
http://www.wildplum.org/remote

"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.

RESOURCES/WEB  

Alan Rowoth
http://www.alanrowoth.com/Web201.html

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.

WEBCASTS  

Grassy Hill Radio
http://radio.grassyhill.org
P.O. Box 160
Lyme, CT 06371
radio@grassyhill.org

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
http://hober.com
Box 5748
Takoma Park, MD 20913
(301) 270-1734
gregor@hober.com

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
http://www.woodsongs.com
P.O. Box 200
Lexington, KY 40508-0200
WoodSongsRadio@aol.com

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.

Comments? E-mail the editor at djohnson@folklinks.com.

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