The following is a list of some of our favourite websites. If we have missed you off or you would like to exchange links, please contact us.

Association of Festival Organisers

The AFO provides support and advice to festival organisers, big and small.

"The AFO is 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.

Created in 1987 with a small gathering of people working in the community festival business, it now has hundreds of members who regularly exchange ideas and support one another to help develop our sector."

Bright Young Folk

"Keeping a beady eye on the bright young folk music scene of the British Isles."

This beautifully designed (if we may say so) website has great info about the many fantastic young folk artists emerging from our latest folk revival.Gig guide, music reviews, etc.

English Folk Dance and Song Society

The national folk arts development organisation for England. Through programmes of performance, participation and education at its head quarters, Cecil Sharp House in North London, and around England, it seeks to support artists and practitioners and engage people in folk arts activities.

Folk Tune Finder

A nifty little webpage to search for folk tunes.


Folkipedia is collection of topics, facts and interesting items on all aspects of Folk and Tradition initially put together by the host and author Paul Slater as a personal encyclopedia. When it grew to over 1000 pages, it was decided to open it to others to both read and contribute. It is eclectic, personal and in some places a little quirky!

Hear the Music Play

A group of musician friends putting together in-depth articles and expert advice on the top gear (for almost any discipline).

History of Folk Music

The Guardian presents an interesting collection of articles on the history of folk and world music.

Living Tradition

The Living Tradition is a full colour, bi-monthly Folk & Traditional music magazine. It has built a great reputation and solid readership base around the globe.

Based in Ayrshire, Scotland, a dedicated team of folk and traditional music enthusiasts are the people responsible for the running of The Living Tradition.

The main aim of the magazine is to highlight the rich heritage of traditional music in the UK, Ireland and further afield, and attempt to bring it to a wider audience.

Mudcat Cafe

The Mudcat Cafe is a community of musicians, historians and enthusiasts that collect and discuss traditional folk and blues songs, folklore, lyrics, instruments and everything folky.

An excellent resource for lyrics and for tracking down lost songs. A great community that has been on the web for over ten years.

Radio 2

Folk Music programmes on BBC Radio 2.


"Celebrating its 75th issue in 2011, Songlines is the magazine that looks at the world through its music. Covering music from traditional and popular to contemporary and fusion, Songlines features artists from all around the globe: from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; from Miriam Makeba to Mariza; from Gilberto Gil to Gogol Bordello and from Bjork to Buena Vista Social Club. Discover the traditional instruments of the world: the sitar, the kora, the talking drum and beyond.

Edited by Simon Broughton, co-editor of The Rough Guide to World Music, Songlines is packed full of the latest CD reviews, artist interviews, guides to particular world music traditions, travel adventures, beginner's and city guides, frontline reports and concert listings."

Thank Goodness It's Folk

Weekly radio show concentrating on traditional folk music of the British Isles. As well as broadcasting live locally in Sheffield, the show is available world-wide via the Internet and there is a podcast.

Traditional Music Library

An absolutely huge collection of chords and lyrics to traditional songs.

UK Sessions

A database of sessions in the UK.