Links to Other Internet Sites about Barn Dances, Ceilidhs and Traditional Music

Dance Festivals:-

Sidmouth Whitby Broadstairs Eastbourne Chippenham Bromyard Lichfield

Major Dance Venues:-

Halsway Manor, Somerset National centre for folk music, provides a wide range of courses including folk music, dance and song, photography, painting, drawing, etc.
Cecil Sharp House, London Headquarters of the English Folk Dance and Song Society.

Other Folk Organisations:-

Worcestershire Folk Players Club Invites you to its monthly meetings to play traditional dance tunes
Folk Camps Society Run holidays under canvas with an emphasis on folk dance, music and song.

Dance and Music Sites:-

Worcester Traditional Music Page Sessions, Folk Clubs and Morris Sides in Worcester (UK) Area
The Traditional Music Library A large archive of traditional, folk, & roots music: lyrics, chords, sheet music and midis ...
Thomas Green's Barn Dance Page Dances, music collections, advice to callers ... Lists some sources of traditional songs and tunes, mainly from Britain. A tune-search facility indicating where the tune you specify may be obtained (books, internet, etc.)
Andy Hornby's Collection Traditional tunes in ABC, PDF, MIDI formats
Bob Archer's Dance Pages Includes dances, notes on calling and a commentary on the difference between the UK and US dance scenes.
Folk Orbit Where Acoustic Live Root Music/Dance venues clubs can be found near you in England, Scotland and Wales - Folk, Blues, Jazz, Soul, Cajun, Bluegrass, World Music, etc
English Country Dance List A discussion forum for all aspects of English Country Dance
Free Sheet Free sheet music, lessons, tips, and articles; many instruments and musical genres
Folk Dancing for Fun Hugo Moule's 40+ International Folk Dances for beginners with instructions and video clips.
Gerry Jones's pages Some english country dances and how to do them. Annotated videos of some of these dances. Also details of dance events in the Liverpool area.
John Baldry's site Learning materials and links for bluegrass mandolin players.
Paul Slater's site A resource of instrument information, playing advice, traditional tunes and much more for players of the Mandolin, Mandola, Mandolin Banjo and Banjolin.
Sibby's pages Dances from Sibby's own publications, some of his articles from 'Set & Turn Single', advice to callers and lots more.
Folk art Start Page Festival details, bands, instrument makers, folk song clubs, folk dance clubs and more

Music Notation:-

Noteworthy Composer A versatile, inexpensive score-writer, with lots of free folk tunes available on the web.
ABC music notation Thousands of traditional tunes on the web in this text-based format
Notation Composer Edit, play and print sheet music derived from MIDI files. Free trial versions. User forum.

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