Australian Folk Songs and Music 

Australian Folk Songs
From the website. 'This collection of hundreds of Australian traditional and bush songs has words, music and information about each song. It has a comprehesive bibliography and discography and many articles about Australian folk songs and the Folk Revival. This site was born in November 1994 and has been online since February 1995.' Mark Gregory has built this site. It is entering its 13th year. Worth a look.

The National Library of Australia Online
Details of 30,000 hours of original recordings.  Details of collections. Some photos. No audio.

Walcha Road
LInk to the band of  fellow enthusiasts of Australian trad music Jeff Lawrie and Julie Castles of Newcastle NSW. A great little site with good information and photos

American Folklore Stuff Online - Have a look at how the Americans do it.

Digital Library of Appalachia
From the website; 'DLA music entries are derived from non-commercial sound recordings that document much of Appalachian music's geographic, ethnic, vocal, and instrumental diversity. The several thousand presently available provide an unprecedented resource for study of repertoire, technique, lore, and the musical interchanges among the region's traditional musicians, many of who are no longer living."'

Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: The Henry Reed Collection     The Library of Congress Online
Fiddle Tunes of the Old Frontier: From the website. 'The Henry Reed Collection is a multi-format ethnographic field collection of traditional fiddle tunes performed by Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, Virginia. Recorded by folklorist Alan Jabbour in 1966-67, when Reed was over eighty years old, the tunes represent the music and evoke the history and spirit of Virginia's Appalachian frontier. Many of the tunes have passed back into circulation during the fiddling revival of the later twentieth century. This online collection incorporates 184 original sound recordings, 19 pages of fieldnotes, and 69 musical transcriptions with descriptive notes on tune histories and musical features; an illustrated essay about Reed's life, art, and influence; a list of related publications; and a glossary of musical terms.'

British Sites 


Mustrad is one of the great folk information sites on the web.  Articles and reviews on folk music from all over the world