Other Folk Music Links

This sampling of links is meant to be broadly representative of folk sites out there. Most of them provide their own list of resources and links. Have fun here, then go play some tunes!

  • Ceolas – the quintessential Celtic music site, hosted out of Stanford University. Start here and you may end up anywhere in a few days of browsing, that is, if you come up for air. Good site for exchanging and converting on-line music – text, midi, etc.
  • The Session – I think the best tune exchange for traditional tunes. Based upon the tune writing method of abc, it’s a great crowd-sharing resource for maybe 30,000 tunes. Discussion, where to find recordings of the tune, midi, abc, image of the written version of the tune.
  • The Seattle Folklore Society covers folk music in the Northwest.
  • Cybergrass – The Electronic Bluegrass Magazine – with a musical political statement. One of the best bluegrass resources on the web.
  • The Banjo Newsletter has lots of banjo stuff, plus many useful folk links.
  • Mandozine is not just for those mando-philes amongst you. They have lots of helpful folk links.
  • Green Linnet, now owned by Compass Records is still a wonderful resource for recordings of Celtic and World Music artists.
  • Rounder Records also maintains a wonderful site for folk music. They list artists, venues, etc. and moved to Nashville from Cambridge, MA in March 2014.
    Smithsonian Folkways

  • ZZsounds Blues Resources – gotta get down.
  • Celtic Fingerstyle AND Blues Guitar AND Blues Harmonica by Glenn Weiser, who also has some wonderful hippy links
  • The Mudcat Café has a searchable index of an over 8000 folk song database.
  • Ceili.ie is a growing compendium of Irish music and dance resources.
  • Musicians and Injuries – a practical site for those repetitive stress syndromes, not from being pelted with tomatoes on stage.
  • Kitchen Musician’s Hammer Dulcimer Resource Webpage
  • Torbjörn Nager’s The Tenor Banjo website, fra Sverige