Below are a list of other music related resources that we feel might be of use to you. Click on the links to browse their websites.
Sean Ashley is a luthier with workshops in London/Manchester. He specialises in mandolins & also make ukes & guitars.
For more info see: his website
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Gathering of Musicians in Ireland) is a large group involved in the preservation and promotion of Irish traditional music. They are a non-profit cultural movement with hundreds of local branches around the world, and as you can read in their history they have been working for the cause of Irish music since the middle of the last century (1951 to be precise). Comhaltas orgainises sessions, tours, classes as well as having an extensive Irish music archive.
This is an internet based radio show, broadcast every Sunday, playing a range of music including new artists and some folk music.
For more info see Dusty Miller Music
The English Folk Dance and Song Society has, for over a hundred years, worked to record, develop and promote the folk music, dance, song and traditions of England. It is located at Cecil Sharpe House in London, and contains the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
For more information see their website: EFDSS
The Irish Traditional Music Archive – Taisce Cheol Dúchais Éireann – is a national reference archive and resource centre for the traditional song, instrumental music and dance of Ireland. It is a public not-for-profit facility which is open, free of charge, to anyone with an interest in the contemporary and historical artforms of Irish traditional music. The Archive promotes public education in Irish traditional music through its own activities and through partnerships with others.
The Archive is situated at 73 Merrion Square, Dublin 2, with network-connected work-stations in Dublin, Cork, Mayo and Donegal. It includes public rooms for accessing and studying materials; specialist rooms for digitising, conserving, cataloguing, and storing materials; and an audio and video recording studio.
Find out more on their website: Irish Traditional Music Archive
This index identifies all distinct Irish tunes based on musical comparison of all tunes across 502 albums and 52 tune books. Lots of useful tune info.
A website that provides a blog about learning fiddle music, as well as online fiddle lessons from a well respected Cape Breton Fiddler.
PJ Music is an online music shop for Guitars, Mandolins, Banjos, Violins, Flutes, Whistles, Recorders, Melodeons, Accordions, Bodhrans, Djembes, Strings, Drum Sticks, Capos, Straps, Picks, Tuners, Song Books, Music Books, Tutors, CD’s, Videos, CD-ROMS, Amps, Mics, Leads, Studio & PA Gear.
Run by Pete Cunningham, a singer with a long and varied history in the folk scene, PJ Music stalls can be found at over 28 festivals during the year from Exeter to Aberdeen.
Listings of lots of local live music in Ontario, Canada
TradConnect was launched in April 2011 and is a social network for people who play, listen to and enjoy traditional Irish music. The aim of the site is to connect people that are learning and playing traditional Irish music with other players in their area.
For more info see TradConnect website
Since its foundation in 1966, The Traditional Music and Song Association of Scotland has helped to foster and promote Scotland's unique musical traditions.
See their website at: TMSA
A searchable database where you can search for pub music sessions in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. You can also add details of your own sessions here.