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

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

The Stonehill Yiddish Song Collection edit / delete

"In 1948, Ben Stonehill, a lover of Yiddish, was aware of how much had been lost to surviving Jews in terms of cultural heritage. [...] Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors, who were being temporarily housed."

to folk history song yiddish ... on 20 November 2015

Old-Time Fiddle Tunes edit / delete

An excellent collection of Appalachian fiddle tunes. I was after "Salt Creek", but there are plenty more here.

to america appalachia fiddle folk music tunes ... on 13 September 2015

The Valet's Tragedy, by Andrew Lang : X. THE MYSTERY OF LORD BATEMAN edit / delete

The authorship of "Lord Bateman". I was actually after a reference for the legend about Gilbert Becket being forged, but that appears to be in Child...

to ballad bateman becket folk history song ... on 07 June 2015

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