Blog | Neural Irish Tunes edit / delete

Generating tunes using a neural network. Some pretty good synthesised performances, although the quality of the tunes is more miss than hit (as usual).

to ai folk generative music trad tunes ... on 29 June 2020

The Public Domain Song Anthology edit / delete

"The Public Domain Song Anthology by David Berger and Chuck Israels is a collection of 348 popular songs with modern and traditional harmonization for both study and performance." I think the criterion here is something like "music that would have been well-known at the birth of jazz" - there are some interesting inclusions and omissions.

to etext folk music pd song ... on 28 June 2020

Kumbaya: History of an Old Song | Folklife Today edit / delete

"In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / In the mornin’ mornin’, won’t you come by here / Oh, Lord, come by here."

to folk history music song ... on 24 October 2018

Organology of the Queen Mary and Lamont harps edit / delete

"Two harps belonging to the National Museum of Scotland, the 'Queen Mary' and 'Lamont', generally dated to circa the 15th century, are understood to be two of the oldest extant examples, making a study of their construction of particular interest. This dissertation presents the results of a comprehensive study of the construction of these two harps."

to ct folk harp history music xray ... on 29 September 2018

International Folk Dances : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive edit / delete

A pretty comprehensive collection. If you want to know what an (insert dance name here) sounds like, this is the place to look.

to dance folk music trad ... on 22 April 2016

Mike Agranoff - Home Page edit / delete

Folksinger. Writer of "The Ballad of Captain Crunch" and other fine narrative poetry.

to amusements folk music phreaking poetry ... on 26 January 2016

fiddling around the world edit / delete

A study of folk violin styles. The Scottish section is pretty good (aside from the bit about pipes!).

to fiddle folk music ... on 22 January 2016

Australian Folk Songs edit / delete

As the title suggests.

to australia folk music song ... on 22 January 2016

Notes on English Fiddle Tunes - Pete Cooper edit / delete

You've probably heard of some of these -- but Thomas Hardy wasn't one I was expecting to have on the list...

to fiddle folk music thomas-hardy tunes ... on 31 December 2015

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