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Local Links

Visit Ulverston
Ulverston Online
Go Ulverston
Ulverston Brewery The local pub that brews Furness Tradition Ale for the Festival
Stay in the Lake District Accommodation and tourist guide for the Lake district and Cumbria
Furness Clog Dancers The local clog dance side
Furness Morris The local Morris side Facebook page
 

 Links to Folk Music Sites

Folkus NW based Folk organisation – workshops and events
Trouble at Mill. Folk music around Preston.
Folk Images Roger Liptrot’s photo site
Folk North West Information about folk music in North West England
Folk Orbit Colin Matthew’s database of live acoustic roots music and dance
Haystack Music – our sound engineer’s other job
Beside The Seaside. Guide to music in the Morecambe Bay area
South Lakes Music PartnershipGroup promoting excellent acoustic based music in Ulverston
Harbourtown Records Locally based record label
http://www.radiobritfolk.co.uk the best of songs tunes and stories, ancient and modern, from all the British islands, 24 hours a day.
Folk Camps run holidays under canvas with an emphasis on folk dance, music and song.
UK Morris Dancers for all things morris.

Links to music and song archives:

The Traditional Ballad Index
The Digital Tradition folk song database. One of the longest-established and best resources for folk music words and tunes. It includes modern as well as older material.
The Word on the Street
The National Library of Scotland’s online collection of nearly 1,800 broadsides lets you see for yourself what ‘the word on the street’ was in Scotland between 1650 and 1910. Crime, politics, romance, emigration, humour, tragedy, royalty and superstitions – all these and more are here.
Sixteenth-century ballads Greg Lindahl’s work in progress.
Francis J. Child Ballads Biography, lyrics, tunes and historical information about the Child corpus.
Bodleian Library Broadside Ballads scanned original broadsides.
English Folk Dance and Song Society – owner of the iconic Cecil Sharp House and the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches is a collaborative project which has been set up to preserve, digitise, catalogue and make available online several thousand hours of Gaelic and Scots recordings. This website contains a wealth of material such as folklore, songs, music, history, poetry, traditions, stories and other information. The material has been collected from all over Scotland and beyond from the 1930s onwards.
British Library Sounds an archive of 50,000 selected recordings of world and traditional music.

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