- Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention
- Old Time and BluegrassContest
held in Sparta, North Carolina. Check the website for more details.
- The American Folklife
Center in the Library of Congress was created by the U.S. Congress in
1976 through Public Law 94-201 and charged to "preserve and present
American folklife." The Center incorporates the Library's Archive of
Folk Culture, which was founded in 1928 as a repository for American
folk music. The Center carries out its congressional mandate through
its collections, programs, and services, which have touched all fifty
says your tax money doesn't buy you anything??
- A production of the Library
of Congress Amercian Folklife Center - contains over seventy multimedia
collections of digitized documents, photographs, recorded sound, motion
pictures, and text are now available online, free to the public for
educational purposes. All American Memory collections can be accessed
- Fiddles and feet,
ballads and banjos from North Carolina and beyond. With Ira Bernstien
and Riley Baugus.
- Appalshop is a
media arts and education center in Whitesburg, Kentucky. Appalshop produces
and presents work which celebrates the culture and voices the concerns
of people living in the Appalachian Mountains. Also the home of June
Appal Records, a great resource for recordings of Old Time Musicians.
- A section of The
Archives of Appalachia Home Page, part of the Archives and Special Collections
of the Sherrod Library, East Tennessee State University Johnson City,
Since this site
focuses on music, I've set this link to go directly to their music
section. Click here you want to start browsing at the Archive and Special Collections Home Page.
- The Archives of
Appalachia holds over 400 collections, including the personal papers
of families and individuals and institutional records of businesses
and organizations in southern Appalachia. A large photographic collection
contains nearly a quarter of a million images, and an oral history and
folklore collection has over 5,500 sound and moving image recordings.
- Lots of Cajun,
Blues, Tejano and World Music, but an occasional old-time gem.
Ashokan Fiddle & Dance Camp
- Join Jay Ungar
and Molly Mason for their music and dance programs at Ashokan, a rustic
camp in New York's Catskill Mountains. Learn fiddle, banjo, guitar,
piano, button accordion, singing, square dancing, contradance, clogging,
step dance, swing, waltz, Scandinavian dances, Cajun dances, French
Canadian Dances and much more. The programs feature classes, workshops,
dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps, and great food on a secluded
400 acre woodland site.
Atlanta Area Old-Time Music Events
- Ted Sims' page is dedicated
to publicizing and promoting old-time music events in the Atlanta area,
including jam sessions, workshops, performances, dances, contests, and
Augusta Heritage Center
- The Augusta Heritage
Center of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia is dedicated
to making traditional music, crafts, dancing and folklore available
to visitors and residents alike. Since 1973, thousands of people of
all ages, from all 50 states and many foreign countries have found their
way to this picturesque mountain town. Here, on the campus of Davis
& Elkins College, they learn, share and enjoy this interesting and