An independent site about English folk music
with an emphasis on the performers of
traditional and instrumental music.
This site features many major performers of English folk music
with original photographs, video and sound clips, album reviews, and links.
Fairport Convention in Edinburgh, 2010.
by The Queen's Hall, on Flickr.
Please select from the following links:
Ashley Hutchings and the Albion Band
Old Swan Band and related musicians
Original pictures and descriptions of morris sides. Links.
Chiltern Hundreds band. Picture taken at Wimborne Festival, 2005.
Folk festivals in the South and South West and links to other related sites.
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Video clips illustrating all the main parts of this site have been gradually added throughout 2010 to external media hosting sites. There are now 25 video clips organized to be seen in context of the relevant pages of this site.
Media on this site is prepared by Media Mania
This part of the site includes various things not specifically traditional English folk music, such as things which are:
This zone does contain information on more English music, more instrumental music, and more traditional music!
EFDSS The English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Folk and Roots The online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK, providing information on events, festivals, workshops, venues, reviews and artists.
Includes a festival list of the UK, organized in order of date throughout the year.
Music Traditions An online magazine web site by Rod Stradling.
fRoots The web site for fRoots, a printed magazine.
Webfeet An excellent site for folk dance. Many links.
Halsway Manor National centre for traditional folk music.
The Living Tradition Folk music of the British Isles.
Traditionalmusic.co.uk A huge collection of folk tunes of the British Isles and America in the form of MIDI files which can be listened to immediately, together with sheet music. Links.
English Folk and Traditional Music by Martin Nail. Loads of information and many links.
English Ceilidh News and discussion list.
Folk Icons - The official home pages of many English folk artists.
The Bee's Knees - "A music information archive" featuring many English folk artists.
A selection of record companies who specialize in English folk music.
Topic Records.A long established company from the days of vinyl and still
Saydisc. A record label who produce specialist music far from the commercial.
Park Records. The label of Maddy Prior, Steeleye Span and others.
Veteran. Specialise in English folk music including historic early recordings.
Also supply CDs from other labels.
Free Reed Records and Music. Free Reed is the label of the Old Swan Band's
Talking Elephant (formerly HTD). They have a range of material from Fairport
Convention, Ashley Hutchings and related artists.
Chudleigh Roots. Phil Beer's record label.
Wild Goose Studios.
Blurb Music PR
This site at the link below is asking for people to vote for their top
5 albums. It covers all genres but why not vote for some of the excellent albums
of English folk music, many of which are featured on the pages of this
A site about folk music from the musician's point of view with an emphasis
on traditional instrumental dance music.
Sources of traditional tunes, the playing of instruments and some aspects of music theory.
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The English Music title text and flag logo are copyright S. J. Farthing, 2002. The author acknowledges that some other images on this site are the copyright of others and will remove them if requested by the copyright owner.