FolkWords 'Online Folk' provides links to online folk sites, centres, podcasts, radio stations and resources that help folk thrive - they cover the traditional, the new and the eclectic. These sites offer a wide range of folk music, information, material, commentary and research. Take the time to visit - you'll be glad that you did. Should you find a 'dead link' because the owner has given up or decided to sit on a beach for the rest of their life, please let us know and we'll remove it. If you want to add your details to this page simply contact FolkWords. To find venues, magazines and more folk resources please go to the 'Folk Links' page.
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- Acoustic Holler - a great acoustic site in sunny Cleveland, Ohio. It's well worth a visit.
- The Acoustic Music Archive - one of the few sites where you can find out a little about the origins of a song, listen to a recording of it and see the lyrics and the chords all at the same time.
- Acoustic Sussex - a non-profit making organisation, linked with Folk South East, with the aim of promoting quality singer/songwriters and other acoustic musicians in the mid-Sussex area.
- Association of Festival Organisers - a membership group of like-minded festival and event managers who believe in learning and teaching, sharing and networking to continuously improve the festival scene.
- Bright Young Folk - keeping a beady eye on the bright young british folk scene - gig listings , reviews and full discographies.
- English Folk Dance and Song Society - for over a hundred years EFDSS has worked to record, develop and promote the folk music, dance, song and traditions of our country. Cecil Sharp House 2 Regents Park Road London
- Folk Against Facism - formed because many in the folk community wanted to say that you can be proud of England’s music, traditions and customs without being a bigot or a racist. We also wanted to keep folk free from the taint of right-wing extremism.
- Folk Alley - strives to bring folk music to the world via the Internet, reaching across the miles and the generations to provide global exposure for an art form with long-standing tradition and a loyal fan community.
- 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.
- FolkCast - The UK's original independent folk music podcast, featuring news and views from the worlds of folk, folk-rock, singer-songwriter and roots-based music, plus exclusive interviews and features. Listen and download for free.
- Folk Corporation - great 'folksite' site with multiple links also includes the 'Talkawhile Forum'.
- Folk for Folk: Tony Morris, musician, performer, philosopher - prefers to be thought of as a ‘Folk Performer’ rather than a ‘Folk Singer’ - a site for his songs and thoughts.
- Folk Orbit: The Folk Orbit covers England, Scotland & Wales and is dedicated to supplying UK based roots music and dance information. to let people know where acoustic live root music and dance can be found near them in the UK - folk, blues, jazz, soul, cajun, bluegrass, world music, etc.
- Folk Radio UK - traditional folk and Celtic music of the British Isles and beyond.
- Folking.com - established in 1999 and has become one of the UK’s foremost online folk music resources.
- FolkTalkinFolk - the blog where sandals with socks and man ponytails are not compulsary – just folkie goodness.
- MahoganyFolk.com - started in 2012, the forum was created to bring folk music fans and musicians together to discuss what they enjoy most folk music - forums for all kinds of folk music, folk-rock, traditional folk, indie, punk folk, and even a few forums for country and bluegrass.
- North West Folk: an online guide to gigs, events, artists and clubs for folk music in North West England with a few articles thrown in.
- Old and New Tradition - site dedicated to promoting traditional and traditional style English, Scottish, Celtic folk music and folk song and folk stories from the British Isles, Ireland USA and Canada.
- Peterborough and South Lincs Folk Diary - what's on in Peterborough, south Lincolnshire, north Cambridgeshire, east Northamptonshire, west Norfolk & even east Nottinghamshire & Rutland.
- Pull Up The Roots - promoting Old, New, Trad and Alternative Folk, Roots and Americana.
- Real UK Music - live music clubs, folk clubs, concert venues, music festivals, singers, musicians, recording and rehearsal studios, music teacher listings, etc. A free listing website.
- Simple Folk Radio - weekly radio show presented by a small rag-tag group of friends, friends with a common love of music with folk and country sensabilies. We take it in turn to play records, air sessions, gig recordings, and generally share our latest obsessions with one another.
- Terry at Bishop FM - listen on www.bishopfm.com every Monday 9-11pm with some of the best live guests, and Myspace folk music. If you want your music played live on air, feel free to contact Terry.
- The American Folk Life Centre - collections include Native American song and dance, ancient English ballads, Appalachian fiddle tunes, Balinese Gamelan music recorded shortly before the Second World War, professional and amateur musicians throughout the United States.
- The Folklore Society - a learned society devoted to the study of traditional culture in all its forms. Founded in London in 1878 and was one of the first organisations established in the world for the study of folklore. The Folklore Society's interest and expertise covers such topics as traditional music, song, dance and drama, narrative, arts and crafts, customs and belief.
- The Morris Federation - a United Kingdom association of self-governing Morris clubs, which aims to encourage and maintain interest in the practice of morris dancing by women and men of all ages.
- The Morris Ring - founded in 1934, is an association of over two hundred morris dance sides. Its mission is to encourage the performance of morris dancing, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history.
- The Music Well - a volunteer, not-for-profit web radio station, co-ordinated by professional musicians. It exists to promote and celebrate all the folk music genres of the British Isles.
- The National Folk Music Fund - founded in 1958 to provide support to any public library 'wholly or partly devoted to folk dance and/or folk music, and in particular the library of the English Folk Dance and Song Society - the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library'.
- UK Folk Festivals - the UK folk music scene is a large and vibrant music genre, with folk and traditional music clubs in almost every town in the the country. Folk music festivals are an important part of the folk or traditional music scene. Finding a folk festival has now become easier. UK Folk Festivals aim to list almost all the festivals in the UK.
- UK Folk Music - publicise and promote a range of folk music from the United Kingdom, launched in June 2011. Throughout the site you will find pages for Folk Music artists from around Britain in addition to loads of links to Folk Music events, sites and traders. Enquiries are welcomed for feature pages from musicians, venues, festivals, traders - in fact anything connected to the Folk Music scene.
- Under The Mason's Apron - A monthly-ish podcast featuring folk music old and new for aficionados and the uninitiated alike. From the famous to the obscure, signed or unsigned, live or dead, good or ... whatever. Join Tinker Mal and Planxty Gramster for an hour of heart-warming songs and tunes and infantile wit. "If we like it, we'll play it. Don't say we didn't warn you."
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