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Here are some relevant, related, useful or just interesting sites

Mardles: A fantastic organisation promoting traditional music and dance in Suffolk and surrounding counties.

East Anglian Traditional Music Trust: A great organisation promoting East Anglian traditional music and dance.

Phil Davidson Instruments: A fantantic Instrument maker. Stan has a wonderful concert Uke made by Phil.

Chapel Guitars: Another fantantic Instrument maker. Not just guitars but Mandolins, Bouzoukis and Ukes. Steve also does repairs and restorations. Stan has a wonderful Tenor Uke made by Steve.

Acoustic East: Acoustic East is a collective of musicians based in East Anglia. Each page of this website features a different group or solo musician.

Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Nights: A folk club in Hadleigh (Suffolk) with a great relaxed atmosphere excellent guest, support and floor spots; well worth a visit

Everyman Folk Club & Wheatstone Concertinas: A lovely friendly folk club in the Riverside Centre Stratford St Andrew near Saxmundham, a great venue, excellent guest spots and floor spots; well worth a visit

Milkmaid Folk Club: Another great folk club this time in the west of the county, in Bury St Edmunds. Again excellent guest spots and floor spots; well worth a visit

Mikesound Recording Studio: A recording studio in Henley Suffolk run by Mike Briggs. Mike is a long standing and well known member of the Suffolk Folk community and has vast experience both in recorded and live sound.

Webfeet: A really good site about dancing, bands, festivals and all things "folky".

The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)

Richard Robinson's Tunebook: A site with hundreds of traditional tunes in GIF Format.

Digital Traditions Folksong Database Search Page: A database of folk song lyrics and tunes

Melody Lane Songbook: A wonderfully done site with tunes and lyrics to old time songs

The Village Music Project: A research project to collect traditional tunes

Whitby Folk Week: A really wonderful folk festival in a traditional seaside town.

Holmfirth Festival of Folk: A folk festival in the town of "Last of the Summer Wine".

Shepley Spring Festival: Another folk festival in near Holmfirth.

Harmony Assistant: A great music editor software package. Very comphrehensive, very reasonably price and good after sales help. We used this to do our books.

George Formby Society: A nice site all about George and his Society.

Dennis Taylor's Ukulele Banjo Pages: A wonderful site with lots of information and images of vintage and modern Banjo Ukes.

Nonsuch Dulcimer Club: The Dulcimer Club based all over Britain

Radio 2 Folk Website: A very large site with lots of information on folk and acoustic music.

Hedingham Fair: Karen Cater and Colin Cater of Sible Hedingham, Essex set up Hedingham Fair in 1997, as a vehicle for Karens art. Karen set out to explore visually the mystical and popular heritage of the British Isles through images used principally as greetings cards and T-shirts.

Jolly Box: All things Melodeon and Accordion ish sales and repairs run by Dave Jolly

The Box Place: All things Melodeon and Accordion ish sales and repairs run by Theo Gibb

Lancashire Musuems, Queen St Mill and Helmshore Textile Musuems: Links on this page via industrial heritage button to 2 great museums especially Queens St Mill in Burnley, a really must visit.

Mary Humphreys and Anahata: Mary and Anahata are both fantastic musicians and give wonderful performances. Singing and accompanying themselves on Melodeons, Concertina, Cello and Banjo as well as playing traditional tunes. Just go and see them, a real treat!!!!!!

Martin Wyndham Read: Great songs, and guitar, highly recommended!. He even has his own "no mans band". He performs a wide variety of songs, many from Australia

Peter and Babara Snape: Two absolutely great perfomers from Lancashire. They not only do traditional songs and tunes, not surprisingly loads from lancashire, but also are brilliant at music hall stuff too. Fantastic singing and melodeon playing and a bit of guitar too. A must see if you ever can (great CDs too!!).

Waterson:Carthy Official Website: Not only the Watersons (Norma and Eliza Waterson and Saul Rose) who are absolutely fantastic but the site includes information on Martin Carthy. Martin is a complete one off. Brilliant and individual guitar playing, he really gets inside a song. One of the main saviours of English traditional ballads and tunes.

The Official Mike Harding Website: A performer of not only stand up comedy but also some very good Lancashire songs. He also hosts the Radio 2 folk programme on Wednesdays at 8pm.

Bernard Wrigley: The Bolton Bullfrog. He's simply great. He performs and writes some very funny songs and also sings traditional stuff as well. The Bass concertina is something to be heard.

Roy Bailey: Roy sings brilliant industrial and political songs as well as lots of other beautiful songs such as Richard Thompson's Beeswing. He also does some very good children's songs. A very funny and entertaining performer.

Bill Whaley and Dave Fletcher: What can I say about Bill and Dave, fantastic voices and harmonies and superb concertina playing. If you can go and see them, and you really should, you won't be disappointed. Known as Lincolnshire's best kept secret, they have produced a number of excellent CD's.

John Kirkpatrick: In my opinion Britain's best squeezebox player. Always does great songs and tunes and is fantastic live. His themed shows are really really good. You can't call yourself a proper folkie until you've seen John!!!!

Pete Coe: Described as a one man folk industry. Brilliant on melodeon, banjo, singing and dancing, what more can you say. Again you're not a proper folkie until you've seen Pete.

Stowfolk: A Suffolk band based in Stowmarket. What can I say they've got a great sound and are brilliant to dance to. Contact them on 01449 615816 or by e-mail at

The Houghton Weavers: A great Lancashire band and a great influence on both Stan and Maggie. Great traditional and contemporary Lancashire songs.

The Oldham Tinkers: Another great Lancashire band and another great influence on both Stan and Maggie. Brilliant traditional and contemporary Lancashire songs.

Mark Dowding plus info on Harry Boardman: Mark Dowding is a brilliant guitarist and singer specialising in the songs of the North West. This site also contains info on Harry Boardman (One of my favourite artists, Mark as well!!!). Harry was a great singer and dialect poet, sadly missed. What more can you say about this pair of brilliant Lancashire folk singers.

Vin Garbutt: Another one off. He sings beautiful and sad thoughtful songs and then the next moment has you laughing. Great live performer.

Simon Care: If it's brilliant melodeon playing designed to get you dancing that you want, Simon's your man!!!!!