Alleghany County Fiddler's Convention
Old Time and BluegrassContest held in Sparta, North Carolina. Check the website for more details.

American Folklife Center
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 states. Who says your tax money doesn't buy you anything??

American Memory
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 through:

Appalachian Roots
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.

Archives of Appalachia Music
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, Tennessee.

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.

Arhoolie Records
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 festivals.

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 valuable heritage.