Web sites of interest to musicians.
Traditional Music Websites......Irish
Traditional Music Organisations......Irish Cultural
Irish Traditional Music Websites.
Traditional Music Tune Index.
Irish Cultural Websites.
This website (Celtic Wedding Rings) is a commercial non musical website which normally I would not include on these linkpages. However, I am including it for two reasons: (a) it contains some very interesting webpages on Celtic music, dance, mythology and symbology, and (b) these pages were recommended by Samantha (surname unknown) of Compton Community Centre USA who has been researching Irish Culture using the existing webpage links on this website. I would like to thank Samantha and her mentor Ms. Alyssa Lozano for contacting me by email with this information.
More websites to be added and updated
Grand Chain - the Scottish Dance Resource
Resource for Scottish dancers worldwide - includes information on bands, groups, events, links, dances, hints, and tips for Scottish country dance, ceilidh, highland, and step dance.
Scottish, Irish and Celtic music... CD, DVD and video store with mp3 search engine and directory of artists, bands and organizations in Scotland.
Taigh na Teud Sheet Music Publishers
Celtic, Scottish and Irish sheet music publishers. Tunes for fiddle, harp, pipes and many other traditional instruments, also CDs and Tutor books.
Music In Scotland
Gateway to Scotland's Music - Scottish, Irish, Celtic & Folk Music... CDs - information and links to other Celtic sites.
The Scottish and Irish Traditional Celtic Music Store
Scottish, Irish & Celtic CDs by almost every artist. From Accordion to Whistle plus Bagpipes. Celtic traditional folk songs, music and more.
Featuring cassettes and cds, compact discs, videos and books of old-time country music, instrumental music and popular music from the 1930s to the 1960s
The Country Grapevine
A website devoted to upcoming festivals and events in Florida USA on Bluegrass/Country/Acoustic/Folk music and country dance including Square/Line/Contra/Clogging etc. The website has an impressive list of links to the websites of artistes in Country Music.
The Alum Creek Singers
A quartet featuring bluegrass, country, folk and gospel with downloadable music, local and online resources together with interesting information for aspiring musicians.
Voyager Recordings and Publications is an independent recording and publishing company that features the best in old time music, records, tunes and Bluegrass, especially fiddle music, primarily from the Pacific Northwest.
Bluegrass and Old Time events, jams & dances in North/South Carolina USA.
Bluegrass Music: Tricopolis Records is dedicated to promoting quality West Coast Bluegrass and Acoustic Music.
Canyon Records Productions
Old Time music of the USA.
Official organization for Old Time Music. With International Resources For Fiddlers and All Acoustic Musicians. Packed full of links.
Old Time Music.
Source on Appalachian Old Time Music of America.
Swing Cat: Swing, Folk and Fiddle Recordings
Offering great old swing jazz; timeless Mexican music from the Tierra Caliente; old time fiddle breakdowns, waltzes and rags nosed out by our clever feline.
The Old-Time Music Home Page
The Old-Time Music Home Page is devoted to the music of the Southern Appalachians - primarily fiddle and banjo music as was popular between the revolutionary and civil wars.
Texas Folklife Resources
Texas-style fiddle music bibliography including books, films, music, and internet sites.
Virginia Folklife Program
Honoring and providing support services for traditional artists and performers, and helping communities develop plans and projects to strengthen their own cultural traditions.
Fiddle Tunes of the American Frontier.
Plenty of links to American music venues & performers plus information on some of the great American Old Time fiddlers.
Ashokan Fiddle and Dance Camps.
Hosted by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason near Woodstock, NY USA
Recordings of various artists including Traditional fiddlers etc
Halcyon Days Music.
A very interesting free MIDI Old Time music collection of early 20th Century American Music from the 1900s to the 1920s. The tunes are also available separately in standard music notation.
Fiddle Music: Fiddle Tunes, Sheet Music, Books, CDs
Ever growing resource for fiddle music enthusiasts, artists, luthiers. Tunes, fiddlers, fiddles, recordings, fiddle forum, history, instruction and more.
Worlds largest fiddle fiddle players online community. Made by fiddle players for fiddle players. Discussion forums, downloads, chat, celebrities, links, calendar and much more.
Folk Music - Bluegrass Music - Alt Country - Roots Rock - MilesofMusic.com
Provides a variety of the best of Americana music including: folk music, bluegrass music, alt country, roots rock, folk rock, music by singer songwriters, bands like Uncle Tupelo, and more.
House of Musical Traditions
The House of Musical Traditions online storefront, a destination for exotic musical instruments, books and recordings from around the world.
Old time,historic American, bluegrass music and American folklore
Native Ground Music produces recordings and books of old time, bluegrass, gospel and folk music plus music instruction books.Civil War, Railroad,traditional American music and folklore.
Ozark Folk Center State Park of Arkansas.
Click on Mountain Music on their homepage.
Roots of American Fiddle Music.
Recordings are devoted to original 78rpm Fiddle Band recordings and the associated History and Lore.
The Folk Art Society of America
Interesting articles on fiddle music. The unique world of contemporary folk, self-taught, and outsider art - articles, calendar and more
Western Music,Spanish,Gospel,Fiddle, Music CD Sales
Music CD sales. Western music, fiddle music, cowboy songs and ballads, gospel, Christmas music, Tex Mex, tejano, American Indian music, flamenco guitar, Latin jazz, and saloon piano music.
Mel Bay.com: Products for guitar, mandolin, banjo, dulcimer, fiddle, ukulele
Specialising in guitar, mandolin, banjo, flute, jazz, tinwhistle, Mel Bay, dulcimer, guitar lesson, music books, flamenco, banjo, harmonica, recorder
The Bobcaygeon Olde Tymers is a group of eight senior citizens, resident in and around Bobcaygeon, who together represent better than 400 years of musical experience including old time fiddle music, country sing-alongs, ballads, waltzes and popular classics
A Help site for Fiddlers
Plenty of information to assist fiddle players
Fiddle Events in Canada
Orangeville Fiddle and Step Dance Camp
Music Industry Association of Newfoundland. News, Events and new releases.
music in Canada.
Swedish Fiddle Player and fiddle tunes. For many of the tunes, you will find an accompanying second part suggested, and to some tunes are also added a midi version. You will also find tunes from some other parts of Scandinavia.
An excellent site for reviews of folk & traditional music: new releases plus news and tips.
The Electric Blues Club
An excellent English based online club and resource site for Rock, Blues and Folk musicians offering plenty of information on the music industry, music resources, music lessons, educational listings and new music. Well worth a visit.
A very good site for musicians to swop Traditional Tunes/Recordings/Sessions.
MusicGoals by Eye and Ear - Ear training, sight reading, instrument study, and music theory training software.
Suzuki Digital Grand Piano - Qchord
Suzuki digital pianos from Richard's Music - upright to grand piano styles. Suzuki Q Chord, an exci! ting digital instrument that
anyone - musician or not - can play.
A London based magazine covering English, Scottish, Irish,Folk and C&W.
Irish Music Magazine
A Dublin based magazine specializing in Irish Traditional & Contemporary, Scottish & Folk.
An Online music magazine covering all aspects of Celtic Music.
Bluegrass and Swing Fiddle music.
American bi-monthly magazine featuring Roots/Traditional/Folk/World music.
Fiddler Magazine -
The well known USA/Canada based fiddle magazine packed full of information on all aspects of fiddling.
PopMatters : A magazine of global culture.
Some Fiddle Music Recordings
Rambles, a cultural arts review magazine
Rambles is a cultural arts review publication focusing on traditional music, speculative fiction, folklore, movies and art.
The website of Robert Stave. Texas fiddler. Packed full of information, links and interesting insights into a working musician's lifestyle.
Dotones.com - Digital Cameras, Camcorders,Video Games, TVs and More! This website may seem out of place in this category but check
out their links page as it contains an excellent directory of music resources.
The website of the Chieftains (Irish Traditional music) outlining records, biogs of members, tours etc.
Fiddle Lesson notes and songs
Master fiddler, fiddle teacher and director of the Boghill Centre near Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare Ireland. The Boghill Centre provides accommodation and lessons in Irish Traditional music for all instruments .
Fiddlebooks - Gordon Stobbe's Fiddle Music
Gordon Stobbes instructional fiddle books, fiddle tune books, CDs and cassettes of fiddle, old-time and stringband music.
Ryan Thomson: Fiddle Player and multi-instrumentalist, performer/author/educator.
English Fiddle Music.
The website of South Asian multi-instrumentalist Fawzia Begum (now residing in the USA). Check out her new CD featuring a Neil Diamond instrumental tribute plus some original compositions. Audio samples available.
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason Home Page
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason are performers, composers and teachers specializing in 19th and 20th century American folk songs and dance music with an emphasis on fiddle styles and music of the American Civil War.
Ladies of electric violin and electric violin resources
Electric Violin players and resources
Pierre Schryer - Fiddle Music
French-Canadian Fiddle Player.
The John Hartford Web Page
John Hartford's unique combination of bluegrass, folk, country, and old-time music is chronicled in his complete discography.
Scottish music from Foot Stompin' Celtic Music
Celtic music from the bright young stars of the Scottish music scene - free mp3 downloads and CDs from $7
A well known Scottish Traditional Music band of musicians.
San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
The San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers formed in 1986 to play traditional Scottish fiddle music. Members meet each month in homes around the San Francisco Bay area for jam sessions and workshops, and give an annual spring concert series under the direction of noted Scots fiddler, Alasdair Fraser.
The fiddle music of April Verch. Broad repertoire features traditional and contemporary tunes ranging in source and inspiration from French Canadian to Appalachian, from Bluegrass to Celtic, and Brazilian to Old Time.
The Standing Stones.
The Standing Stones perform traditional music, harp and song from Scotland and Ireland in the San Francisco Bay area. Their website also features a large collection of information about traditional music and related topics.
Website of Ceide-Contemporary Trad/Folk group.
Website of Ger Wolfe irish singer/songwriter with info. on his music, new release, tours etc.
Website of Singer/Songwriter/guitarist Luka Bloom with info. on his music, new release, tours etc.
Altan - The Official Web Site
The official site of Altan, one of Ireland's biggest name in traditional music.
The website of Brian Kelly. (All Ireland Champion Banjo player)
Website of Cathal Hayden:fiddle/Banjo player from Co. Tyrone Ireland. Solo artist and member of
trad group "Four Men and a Dog".
Violin & Viola Makers.
Luscombe Violins Inc.
An Online Violin Shop for your musical needs: instruments, accessories, cases, makers supplies and more for violin, viola cello and bass!
Violin Maker David Gusset provides a portfolio of his work, a listing of his awards, discusses history of the violin, violin design and varnish secrets
The Viola Web Site
Home of the Viola Societies and the Viola Mailing Lists
Fine violin shop in Charlotte, North Carolina. Makers, dealers, restorers of violins, violas, celli, basses, bows.
The Guild of American Luthiers
A non-profit educational membership organization, formed in 1972 to advance the craft of string instrument making and repair (lutherie), through a free exchange of information.
Fritz Reuter-Chicago Violin, Viola, Cello Makers and Dealers
Chicago's oldest establishment of Violin Makers and Dealers. They buy and sell fine RARE and NEW instruments. Co-Founder AFVBM American Federation of Violin and Bow Makers.
Geigenbau Gerlinde Reutterer, Wien
Restoration, Repair, Rare Violins etc. English version of the web site is available.
Violin maker from County Mayo, Ireland
Collection of Ancient musical instrument of all types. English version of the web site is available.
Showrooms, Auctions, Dealers and further information regarding violins.
Violin Maker. English version of the web site is available.
Violin Maker - Rare Instruments.
Association of Violin Makers
Southern California Association of Violin Makers
Tim Phillips, Maker of Violins, Violas, 5 String Instruments and Octave Violins.
Violin Maker Dmitry Badiarov
This website provides information on the latest trends in the baroque violin playing, free articles on the violin and a unique database of violin iconography.
Electric violins, electric cellos and electric upright basses, 20 years of custom handcrafted designs.
Stringed Instrument & Repair.
A good source for instrument strings from the website of www.swstrings.com
Website of the famous Thomastic Guitar and Fiddle string manufacturer.