Links of interest to folkies, culled from the
The NZ-Folk list.
FOLK AROUND THE WORLD
FOLK MUSIC ARCHIVES
NEW ZEALAND FOLK AND ACOUSTIC MUSIC
UK Folk Music
We are packed with information and reviews for folk artists, listing folk clubs and morris sides. We also produce a monthly folk music show which features new releases here in the UK.
We hope you:
- Enjoy our growing collection of traditional folk songs which are available in a variety of formats (abc, png, pdf and MIDI) for viewing, printing and listening to.
- Feel welcome to participate in our discussion forum.
- Find our regional listings of folk clubs and sessions useful
The company that runs this site requested a listing. See what you think.
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House Concerts Australia
My name is Lisa Aston and I am an Australian singer/songwriter who has
also spent most of her life supporting and promoting other artists. I
have recently founded House Concerts Australia . My vision for HCA is
to create a tour circuit for Aussie and Kiwi indie acoustic artists. My
background of some 25 years in the oz music biz does give me some
professional ability to make this happen.
Music Theory and History Online
A magnificent resource supplied by Dolmetsch.
A Traditional Music Library
A large traditional and folk music library of songbooks, tune-books,
sheet-music, lyrics, midis, tablature, plus music theory, chord diagrams,
scales and other music educational & academic reference materials.
Learn Guitar Online
A useful variety of resources for learning to play the guitar.
A Traditional Music Library
More resourcest than you can shake a banjo at...
Some myths about microphones
A little technical, but very interesting.
The World's Oldest Guitar?
A very old instrument.
A Guide to the Irish Flute
Resources for beginners and experienced players.
"...a personal appreciation of traditional Irish flute playing styles..."
How to play the Irish flute
A page about this style of Portuguese music.
Roots of American Fiddle Music
Lots of tunes and other things.
Native Ground Music
American music and folklore.
Encyclopaedia of Cajun Culture
All things Cajun.
English Folk Performers
Digital Library of Appalachia
Includes a lot of recordings - free.
A page where you can learn about tonality, chord progressions etc.
The Muse's Muse
A useful songwriting resource.
A collection of home recordings of mandolin tunes.
Lombardy Folk Music Stuff
Useful information on how to start a folk club, how to approach your first
session, how to breathe when singing etc.
A page of links and resources.
The Fiddlers' Companion
A Descriptive Index of North American and British Isles Music for the Folk
Violin and Other Instruments, by Andrew Kuntz
Atushi Ojisama and Ijigen Waltz
A difficult piece of music to play, but interesting to look at! (See also
A useful link for players of fretted instruments.
The Care and Feeding of Banjos
The Oldest Song in the World
The National (US) Music Museum
"America's Shrine to Music on the Campus of The University of South Dakota"
Music of the Kyrgyz people of Central Asia.
Music Theory for Songwriters
FolkLib: a library of folk music links
Nyckelharpa (Swedish Key Fiddle)
A movie about the nyckelharpa, including a short interview (in Swedish) with
Sture Sahlström and clips from the great Österby nyckelharpa stämma plus
the Tobo Nyckelharpa institute. You'll find it here together with some
other musical clips & interviews that include one with Eugene Lambe, a
pipe and flute maker from Kinvara, Ireland.
Musical Instruments Made from Matchsticks.
A site filled with information about fretted instruments and how to repair them.
Video: Vin Garbutt
YouTube video of Vin Garbutt in action.
Video: Kathryn Tickell
YouTube video of Kathryn Tickell. A few shots of the band, but quite a lot
of shots of scenery.
The Washtub Bass Page
A complete resource for the washtub bass (or the bush bass)
Information on scalloped fretboards and how they're used.
Video samples of various different forms of traditional music in Pakistan
American and British Folk Artists
Large instruments of the Yi people of China
Chord Hat (YouTube)
Play along. This is a little difficult to describe, but is explained well in the
Indonesia Irish community
Charles Jeffries (for concertina aficionados)
A free program for those who want to experiment with new scales, modes and harmonies.
Name that Guitar Chord
Input the finger positions and find the name.
Keyboard chord finder
Input the keys: find the name of the chord
This one seems to identify chords in recorded music.
New Zealand Folk and Acoustic Music
Folk music and dance in Hawkes Bay.
The homepage of the New Zealand Blues Society.
Celtic Music NZ
This site aims to provide New Zealanders interested in Celtic music
(particularly Irish and Scottish) a starting point, a place to find an
instrument, a teacher or an event to go to. It also aims to develop
networks within the Celtic music community in New Zealand. We are also
aiming to establish some links between the dancing and the music.
Folk Dance New Zealand
Links and contacts for folk dancing groups throughout NZ.
Fran's Music Photos
Photos of NZ folk music events.
The Guitar Association of New Zealand
Andrew MacKay's commercial site featuring photos of many NZ folk music events.
Kiwi Pacific Records
The Music, Voices and Sounds of New Zealand and the Pacific"
Recordings. The local product...
A site telling the history of a NZ Folk-friendly venue of the past.
Zealand Celtic Music
A forum for Celtic music in Godzone.
New Zealand Fok
Sound archives from the 70s, compiled by Chris Brady
A place to share notices, photos...
Zealand Folk List
New Zealanders and others who are interested in folk music. Subscribe
New Zealand Folk Music Venues
A Google Map.
New Zealand Folk Song
John Archer's page of New Zealand songs and songwriters, with an
accent on the folky.
New Zealand Irish Directory
Irish clubs and societies throughout the country.
New Zealand Morris Dancing
"Jingle bells, jingle bells..."
Noblewoman: NZ Women in Folk
Noblewoman is an online networking space profiling and promoting
female folk musicians and dancers in New Zealand. Our mission is to
strengthen the folk community in New Zealand through events, education
and unique representation of the genre. We are aiming to raise the bar of
professionalism and challenge current perceptions of folk music and dance
practice. We offer female folk musicians and dancers in New Zealand an
opportunity to be part of a dynamic community, to participate in
Noblewoman events and to promote themselves through the website.
"This site is designed to promote roots music in NZ and to help artists
promote themselves by giving them a professional website at a fraction of the
Post your folk event here. "New Zealand culture online."
"The Temple is the only dedicated original NZ music venue in Auckland"
See also CLUBS
Folk Music Archives
An extremely comprehensive page of celtic artists, recordings, music
and much more.
JC's ABC Music
Celtic, Balkan... any sort of tune you can think of, all in ABC format.
But you can also search from here for tunes in MIDI, GIF or a number of
other formats - found in sites all over the Internet.
A searchable online archive of just about every folk song there ever
Rumble, rumble, rumble...
Your concertina questions answered.
Mandolins and mandolining, with an emphasis on bluegrass.
Links to almost everything for the guitarist.
Folk Around the World
BBC Folk Pages
Radio 2's "online home of folk and acoustic music"
A music organisation based in Melbourne.
Club Acoustica in Sydney
An expanding Sydney based Acoustic organisation.
Folk and Roots
A British site dealing with - well, folk and roots music.
Folk Alliance Australia
The website of the Folk Alliance of our nearest neighbours.
Links to folk sites and festivals around Australia. Artists, tours,
"Dedicated to Folk music and related subjects. It is a meeting place
where Folk enthusiasts world-wide can share ideas and experiences, gather
up resources and be entertained."
Lark In the Morning
Online shopping for just about any folk instrument you can think of -
and many you never heard of!