Folk and Acoustic Music Links
The Acoustic Music Archive at the iTunes Store
The Acoustic Music Archive at the iTunes Store: - Download songs featured in the Acoustic Music Arhive from the iTunes store.
Peter Webster's Website
www.peterwebster.org.uk: Visit the website of Peter Webster of the Acoustic Music Archive. Find out about his music beyond the archive and listen to his original songs. Some are acoustic folk songs, others are folk-rock band arrangments.
Lyrics / Midi / Chord / Tab / Sheet Music
Chordie - Guitar Chords. By no means limited to folk music, but includes hundreds of songs.
Irish Music Forever provides information about Irish music and performers including songs such as Black Velvet Band.
Irish lyrics and guitar chords by Martin Dardis.
- list of Celtic and Irish Songs & Lyrics with streaming MP3s free.
GuitarFreeTabs.com - Guitar Tabs. Free and Simple!
free acoustic guitar tabs
A Traditional Music Library: - A large archive of traditional, folk, and roots music with lyrics, sheet music and midis. Includes Bluegrass, Old-time, Irish, Scottish, Country dance, Session tunes etc. Also many folk music reference & research works.
Songs of England
The folk music of England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and America
The Session - A well-organized site where you can pass on and learn jigs, reels and other dance tunes.
All Guitar Chords - Chord finder, including split chords and chord variations. Also features standard and exotic guitar scales.
Free Guitar Chords - A large listing of guitar chords. Learn chord progression and understand why some chords sound better together then others.
Real Lyrics - Free Song Lyrics from many genres.
Celtic and Ireland in Song and Story - Information about a detailed and comprehensive songbook surrounding key events in Ireland’s political, social and sporting history.
Groeswen Music - Songs and Tunes for the Young Musician - Site designed with the young musician in mind. A collection of fine tunes for the performer who has already learned the basic techniques and fingerings. Each site features music and background midi files for you to play along to.
Guitar Chords - http://www.guitarchords.co.za/ - Helpful interactive list of chords with fingering etc. Click on the chord to see the fingering.
Guitar Chords - All the Guitar Chords are organized by family and in Alphabetic Order so that you can find the chord you are looking for easily.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) - For over 100 years, the Society has acted to preserve and promote the traditional song and dance of England.
Madison Folk Music Society - Bringinging the best of traditional and contemporary folk music to the greater Madison, Wisconsin area.
Online Folk and Roots Magazines
- Europe's Folk, World & Roots Music Scene: News & Gossip, Articles, Interviews, CD and Live Reviews, Competitions
The Living Tradition - Full colour, bi-monthly Folk & Traditional music magazine that has been in publication for over 14 years. Highlights the rich heritage of traditional music in the British Isles and further afield, and attempts to bring it to a wider audience.
Folk and Acoustic Music Links and Guides
Jay Glicksman's Folk Music Home Page
FolkWords - Tim Carroll's website features album reviews, links to interesting musians and bands, and a lot of interesting observations and comments about all things folk. Well worth a look.
The Quartette Folksong page - carefully chosen folk music links.
A Traditional Music Library
acousticmusic.com - a site with some fantastic information about music. Also worth looking for the monkey pictures!
acousticmusic.net - Dedicated to acoustic music in Southern California ...and beyond.
English Folk and Traditional Music on the Internet - A Guide to Resources.
Folk and Roots - A guide to the folk and acoustic scene, with information about UK folk gigs, folk concerts, folk festivals and hundreds of links!
Ron's Folk Chords - Guitar chords and lyrics to songs from today's top folksingers.
http://folk.startpagina.nl/ - a Dutch folk music site.
A library of Folk Music Links - The Folk Library Index is an on-going attempt to index information on the World Wide Web that is related to the fields of Folk Music.
A page of folk music links
A page of links from the California Traditional Music Society
A page of links from the Indiana University School of Music
Bright Young Folk - Keeping a beady eye on the bright young british folk scene.
Folk Talk - provides information on folk music events within the Linconshire and east Yorkshire region (UK) and festivals beyond.
The Development of Western Music - suggested by Abby in the 7th grade (thanks Abby).
Folk and Traditional Music Groups / Artists
http://www.myspace.com/peterjwebster - This is my myspace site, where you can listen to some of my music and find out about my upcoming shows. Please give it a visit.
Michèle Welborn - The website of the English singer-songwriter, Michèle Welborn, a lady with a wonderful voice.
Paul McNeill - born in Lancashire England in 1939, Paul McNeill started to play the guitar in 1961 after his grandmother introduced him to Irish Folk songs. Take a look at this interesting site, provided by his son, Marco.
Quartette - Since their debut in 1993, the four members of Quartette have been both publicly and critically acclaimed for their lush harmonies and delightfully diverse repertoire. Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick, and Sylvia Tyson are seasoned singer/songwriters whose influences range from blues and gospel to folk and country to jazz and pop.
Brobdingnagian Bards - (pronounced brob-din-nahg-EE-en) are The Original Celtic Renaissance music duo from Austin, Texas. Their unique brand of folk music on the autoharp, recorder, and mandolin has made them one of the most-popular Celtic music groups online where they give away thousands of free Celtic MP3 downloads daily.
Michael Cardenas - The MySpace site of Michael Cardenas, a folk singer from Sante Fe Springs, California.
Chris Butler - The homepage of folk singer, Chris Butler.
Calliope Creek - Guitar and fiddle duet playing traditional Celtic and Appalachian music, based in California.
Andy Irvine - Andy Irvine has been hailed as "a tradition in himself." Musician, singer and songwriter, Andy has maintained both personal integrity and highly individual performing skills throughout his 40-year career. From Sweeney's Men in the mid sixties to the enormous success of Planxty in the 70s, to THE Irish super group, Patrick Street, in the 80s, Andy has been a world music pioneer and icon for traditional music and musicians.
Bill and Kristin Morris - Bill and Kristin Morris have performed together for more than ten years, singing songs and telling stories of steam railroading and Appalachian traditions. Bill Morris has been performing over thirty years and is recognized throughout the South and Midwest as a professional musician and Appalachian storyteller.
Folk and Acoustic Music Clubs and Venues
Acoustic Sussex - Acoustic Sussex (this refers to Sussex, England) promote acoustic or semi-acoustic singer/songwriters and other musicians, whether their music is folk, country, blues or the downright unclassifiable (don't you just hate music categories?). Unlike the folk club scene, our events are mainly concert-style performances. Whilst there may be a support act and/or MC, there will not be 'floor spots' of the kind often associated with the more traditional folk clubs. And unlike pub or coffee-house 'walk-in' gigs with their background chatter, our audiences listen attentively to the music. The artists we promote will generally be established, professional artists - but we also provide a platform for support slots (and other opportunities) for up and coming artists, including more local and/or amateur acts.
Lauries Acoustic Music Bar, Glasgow - houses The Acoustic Music Centre. This is Glasgows centre of live Traditional Folk music, World Music, Jazz, Jug, Country and Bluegrass - in the heart of old Glasgow,and part of the Merchant City. Cy Laurie, the Proprietor, is a well-known Scottish Traditional singer with strong Folk Music links, who has hosted many successful Charity events. Cy is committed to Acoustic Music, whether it be Folk song, Jazz or Country.
Bodmin Folk Club - Bodmin Folk Club, Cornwall, UK, established in 1968.
Penicuik Folk Club and Festival - The town of Penicuik (near Edinburgh in Scotland) has some 15 000 inhabitants. This is its folk club.
www.myspace.com/barleyfolk - BARLEY FOLK is a new venue for folk, traditional and acoustic music at The Barley Sheaf, Liskeard, Cornwall.
Bude Folk Club (North Cornwall, England) - Is an acoustic Folk Club, which meets at The Falcon Hotel, Bude, in The Carriage Room, every other Sunday at 8pm until about 11pm.
Other Folk / Roots / Traditional Music Links
Folk Music Images - Atmospheric photographs of folk musicians in action from North-West England and beyond.
Ivy Creek Recordings and Publications - Old-time traditional music from the Blue Ridge and Smoky mountains, featuring Appalachian Banjo & Fiddle Music, Storytelling, Ballads & Bluegrass, and the songs and sounds of Steam Railroading.
- Free MP3 and video hosting for folk and acoustic musicians, ezFolk is also an instructional site for banjo (bluegrass & clawhammer), folk guitar, ukulele, and harmonica. Hundreds of pages of tablature, tutorials, and more!
- Order traditional music CDs online.
Neil Brook - Hurdy-Gurdy and fretted instrument maker.
Cornwall and the Cornish - Brycchan Carey's website about (surprise, surprise!) Cornwall and the Cornish. An excellent site that includes a fascinating page commenting on several Cornish folk songs.
Songs of the West - a site that describes the life and work of Sabine Baring-Gould and the collection of songs that he made at the end of the nineteenth century. Sabine Baring Gould was the Squire and Parson of the parish of Lewtrenchard in West Devon, in the UK. He was also a scholar, antiquarian, collector and a prolific author of both fiction and non-fiction: a man who was, in many ways, out of step with the rest of his generation.
Bob Jensen's Links to Online Music and Video - a long list of interesting music and video links.
Topic Records - probably the oldest independent record label in the world......
Boston Folk Music Radio
A Wikipedia article about British Folk Songs
Online Guitar Books - Online Guitar Books is an online resource for guitar teachers and players. It was developed by a guitarist who after years of teaching, became increasingly frustrated by the lack of in depth resources for guitar teachers.
http://guitarsecrets.com - Lead Guitar Made Easy and Free online Guitar Lessons.
Guitar Lessons in Cardiff - Cardiff Guitar Lessons and Guitar Teachers across South Wales.
Mad Guitar Licks - Free resource that offers dozens of guitar licks and lessons via video (with tablature), guitar lesson reviews, and famous “Rock God” biographies detailing how famous guitarists learned to play.
Cyberfret.com Guitar Lessons - Free online guitar lessons using audio and video. This site also features a tablature section and links to many guitar and music resources.
Acoustic Guitar Workshop - Home of acoustic fingerstyle guitar tuition on the net, free newsletter, free mp3's, tab and lessons.
Free Guitar Lessons - Guitar enthusiast of 15-years, Crazy Dave, operates the nets largest database of free video guitar licks and lessons. Styles of play include rock, metal, shred, and blues guitar. He also offers quality reviews of the net's many guitar courses available today.
Rick Payne's 'Folk in a Day' - The latest in the series of easy guitar courses written by
Rick Payne. Over 150 exercises all supported by video and powertab (costs £12.99 to download).
GuitarPlayerWorld - Learn & Play Guitar | Free Guitar Lessons Online.
Free Guitar Lessons - Guitar enthusiast of 15-years, Crazy Dave, operates what claims to be the net's largest database of free video guitar licks and lessons. Styles of play include rock, metal, shred, and blues guitar. He also offers quality reviews of the net's many guitar courses available today.
Learn and Master Guitar - Learn-and-Master-Guitar.Com is a non-biased review site. It takes a look at some of the web's more popular "learn to play guitar" programs.
Action Tab - learn how to Play Guitar: ActionTab is an animated guitar that makes learning easy.
Instrument Wire - Instrument Wire is an online classified site featuring new and used guitars and other musical instruments for sale. Find acoustic and electric guitars, drum sets, electronic keyboards and much more.
Piano Lessons Toronto - The New Conservatory of Music in Toronto is the largest private music school in Toronto providing music lessons to more than 1600 students weekly.
Vintage and Rare - European website dedicated to vintage and custom guitar enthusiasts and retailers.
Music Licensing - Music licensing is what you need to ensure proper and
legitimate payment for your created music and also the proper use of
it. We, at Musicdealers.com, make sure you get paid the right amount timely for your creativity.
Wedding Band Cardiff - A collection of the best wedding bands in Cardiff and South Wales.
Guitar Notes - Large guitar directory - 9000+ guitar links, 150,000+ tabs, lessons, gear, reviews etc.
- Folk Music around the World.
www.guitarcds.net - Guitar CD's Ltd was set up by guitarist Geoff Robb to help musicians reach a wider market and enable guitarists to sell their CDs worldwide, and to offer a one-stop shop for fans of all genres of guitar music.
CD replication - Community Musician is a leading provider of CD replication, duplication, and DVD manufacturing.
Beyond Concepts CD Duplication - specializes in short run CD.
Bollywood Entertainment - Bollywood entertainments and shows!
Live Gigs: http://www.ilovemusiclive.com/ - I Love Music Live delivers streamed live music, allowing you a moment in time to watch and feel live music.
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