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Folk Artists (Follow Link)
Folk Music Services
The Acoustic Music Archive Find lyrics and chords for folk songs, discover their origins and listen to recordings of them.
All Things Considered All Things Considered brings together an eclectic mix of Folk Music, Local History, Quizzing, Merchandise and the biggest collection of information about The Peterloo Massacre ever compiled. New content being added regularly
AMP WorldMusic North West management and promotions agency
Balhus e.v A Stuttgart based organisation to promote traditional western european dances and music. Dates in the Southwest of Germany, Links to everywhere in Germany and the neighbouring countries. Western European Dance Festival Calendar
Big Whistle Music
If you are interested in Tin Whistles then this website is the place for you. Here you can purchase Irish Music and Whistle sheet music and learn how whistles are made. You can buy Whistles & Flutes online at the Whistle Shop along with material to help you to learn to play. UK based online supplier of remanufactured, compatible and original cartridges. They stock the largest range of remanufactured inkjet cartridges, remanufactured toner cartridges and compatible inkjet cartridges in the UK.
The Cat's Whiskers Barn Dance Band As well as details of one of the country's most popular and experienced Barn Dance bands this site also includes details of Music Workshops for groups of English Folk musicians plus past workshop material of traditional English and American dance tunes.
CD Roots Music from the road less travelled
Cromulent Music A live music and tour management agency dedicated to achieving the best possible rewards for artists on their portfolio.
Cypriot Folk Music Society The Cypriot Folk Music Society is a cultural arts organization dedicated to providing a forum for folk music of Cyprus. Our organization aims to further the study, practice, dissemination and preservation of Cypriot traditional music
The Doc Rowe Collection For over forty years Doc Rowe has been collecting material on folklore, song, dance and cultural traditions, amassing a considerable archive of material on past and contemporary vernacular art and popular culture in Britain and Ireland
Easy Ukulele Songs That All Use the Same Beginner Chords If you’re looking for easy ukulele songs to play, the Chord Genome Project can definitely help.
Fair Oaks Entertainments Online! Buy Albums online, get Tour News, read interviews and much more !
Fish Records Online Music Store Roots specialist
Folk Alley Streaming Folk Music 24/7 plus much more!
The Folk Map This site shows folk music club, sessions, festivals etc. on the map of the UK and Eire
Folkwise The Organisation for all folk performers offering a range of support and activities
GlobalVillageIdiot Site featuring the latest world music news and interviews
GTR Music Quality Guitars & Guitar Accessories
Guitar Junky Helping musicians pick the best music equipment since 2017. Check out our music equipment reviews and buying guide on best musical instruments & gears
Halfhead Design Myspace Design
Harbourtown Records Harbourtown Records, founded in 1987 by former Silly Wizard band mates Bob Thomas and Gordon Jones has grown over the years, developed a reputation for fairly uncompromising quality music from a strong roster of artists

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Hartree Music Commission an original tune; book a ceilidh band; buy the book “Beginning to Read Music for Traditional Musicians” and more…
Hobgoblin Music Britain's Folk Specialists Welcome to a free, Irish, audio podcasting site featuring exclusive interviews with and performances by Irish writers of poetry, prose and music as well as Irish culture and heritage including Myths and Legends and People and places.
Irish Music.Net For Traditional Irish Music CDs, festivals, musicians, summer schools, and much more . . .
Little Pot Stove Records Sell vinyl Folk LPs by mail order and send out regular lists of the titles that are available
Manchester Taper Promoting bands by making live recordings available for free download
(With their premission!)
Music Lyrics Lyrics of All Genre & Ages (includes some singer/songwriter lyrics) Home to the best roots music We'll bring you our favourite Folk, Blues, Americana, Roots, Alt.Country Rock, Songwriters and more, Great reviews and gigs!
New Music Label New Music Label is a one-stop solution for seeking, finding, and managing all types of Music careers.
Songaweek.Com A unique site where two artists have committed to posting up a minimum of one new song every week as a free MP3 (or Quicktime) downloadable file. The site has exceeded the 15,000 download mark since April 1st 2003 and traffic continues to incease. This site is just plain fun for the folk enthusiast!.
Spiral Earth UK Folk Music at -The online hub for UK folk and roots music, with news video and reviews
Teifi Harps – the sound of the ages Based in the heart of West Wales, Teifi Harps continue the long tradition of harp making in Wales – building on 60 years of tradition and innovation
Temple Records " Scottish Traditional and Irish Music: Songs, harp, bagpipe and fiddle music from Scots and Irish musicians including the Battlefield Band, Alison Kinnaird, Christine Primrose, John McCusker, Robin Morton and more"
The Chantey Cabin The Home Port For All Your Maritime Music
The Musicians Union The Musicians Union website
The Old Lynn Concerts An American concert hall where they have presented a number of UK artists - (most noteably, Allistair Brown and Jez Lowe) and where they would like to continue that trend... if artists of merit are working to set up a US / NA tour, they'd be happy to hear from them.
Traditional Arts Team The Traditional Arts Team runs events in the Midlands relating to traditional song, music, storytelling and dance. It also publishes a monthly diary of folk and related activities. Traditional folk music and folk musicians, traditional music gigs and musical instruments makers and luthiers.
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library VWML Online is the official website for the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, the library and archive of the English Folk Dance and Song Society
Woven Wheat Whispers A legal dedicated folk music download site that works to promote the recordings of folk, roots and acoustic artists.

General Folk Music Sites

Beat of India Beat of India brings the vibrancy and richness of the folk music of India to the World Wide Web!!
Cindy Funk US based site for Folk and Celtic music
Cumbria Folk News website Keep up to date with Folk Music events and happenings in Cumbria
English Folk Dance & Song Society The official web site of the English Folk Dance & Song Society (EFDSS), which aims to encourage, document and develop folk music, dance and song traditions
English folk and traditional music on the Internet A guide to Internet resources (Websites, Newsgroups, discussion lists, etc) on English folk music (traditional music, song and dance in England)
Fns Music Your single on-line source for music!
Folk Alliance North America Another site with worldwide links!
Folk Links Library - index Folk Music 'Search' website
Folkus the Folk Arts Network of the North West Are you learning to play Bodhran, Concertina, Fiddle, Guitar, Melodeon, Voice, Whistle or Irish Tin Whistle then come along to a Folkus workshop & be taught by our friendly experts. Folkus presents workshops in Cumbria, Lancashire & Cheshire. Visit their website
Folkworks The aim of Folkworks is to develop interest and, wherever possible, practical involvement, in traditional music, song and dance from our region, the rest of the UK and around the world
Furness Tradition Furness Tradition run both a festival and year-round events/workshops/training based around the Furness Peninsula
Fylde Folk Forum The UKs Folk Forum, for Information on Bands, Gigs, Festivals, and lots more A community of musicians discussing the instruments and gear that will help you
Irish Music Daily Irish Music Daily provides information about Irish music, songs and performers
Lancashire Folk Folk Dance and Song Clubs in Lancashire, the history of Morris, Dances to try and a Message Board
Mr Kite - Charity Folk Events Mr. Kite promotes live music entertainment in the Preston/Blackburn area of the UK with all proceeds from these events going to charity. Follow the link to find out current planned events!.
Mudcat Cafe Online Mag dedicated to Folk and Blues
Salut! Live Colin Randall (the Telegraph's folk critic) on folk, folk-rock and roots music
Southern Ukulele Store Ukuleles for Sale, Best Online Ukes Shop UK
Traditional Music Library Includes traditional music in songbooks, MIDI files, and sheet music, with lyrics

Folk Music 'Photography' Sites

Image Acoustic The photographs and images of UK based photographer Martin Woodhead. Includes Music, Landscapes and much more!
Folk Artists (Follow Link)

Folk Clubs outside the North West Area

The Davy Lamp Folk Club Recent Site for Washington Arts Centre's famous club

Folk Related

The Folk Trains The Folk Trains take you on a musical journey as you travel through the Peak District countryside. Talented musicians play on the train, then everyone alights to visit a local hostelry and enjoy a further session from the band
Solo Players Looking for a String Quartet for those special occasions, this one includes Jayne Coyle of 'Roam' fame
Camping and Caravanning Club This is the website for the Folk Dance and Song Group of the Camping and Caravanning Club.
North West Camping The website of the North West Section of the above Camping Group.

Other Sites

Musiclopedia Research Portal for all genres of music
Musicians in your City Are you a musician? No matter if beginner or professional, if you want to get in touch with musicians and bands, sign up for free so that fellow musicians can contact you
(A project of students from different countries )
Piano Lessons Online Learn the piano for beginners at home
Cara Dillon Web Gallery An Unofficial Cara Dillon website by Claus


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