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Site for the winners of the BBC Young Folk Awards 1999.

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Afro Celts
Major fan site for the traditional/futuristic sound beat band.

Albion Band
Official site for Ashley Hutchings-led folk rock band.

Allcock, Maartin
Multi-instrumentalist with the likes of Jethro Tull and Fairport Convention.

One of Ireland's premier bands, this is their official site.

Andrews, Harvey
Official site for the well-established UK song crafter.

Armstrong, Frankie
Record company hosted site.

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Baez, Joan
Official site for Joan Baez.

Bailey, Roy
Roy's official homepage.

Barker, Les
Les's site for all things Ackroyd.

Battlefield Band
Official homepage for the band, with releases, dates and biographical info.

Jon Spiers and Jon Boden's Big Band - English music like you've never heard it before!

Bennett, Martyn
Official site for the innovative Scottish musician who died of cancer in January 2005.

Belshazzar's Feast
Virtuoso fiddle/oboe and accordion duo of Paul Sartin and Paul Hutchinson.

Bibb, Eric
Official site of the acoustic blues revivalist.

Black, Frances
Another of the famous singing Black Family - Frances' official site.

Blazin' Fiddles
Phenomenal massed fiddles from the Highlands and Islands.

Bliss, Tom
Leeds-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist currently working solo and with banjo player Tom Napper.

Block, Rory
One of America's top acoustic blueswomen.

Bogle, Eric
Official homepage of the man who wrote And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda

Boyd, Joe
Not exactly an artist, but he needs to go somewhere! Official website of the music producer extraordinaire.

Boys of the Lough
Scottish folk band featuring the talents of Aly Bain on the fiddle.

Brady, Paul
Folk-rock songwriter with an impressive list of credits.

Brimstone, Derek
Site of the long-standing singer, guitarist, comedian, raconteur and author.

Bromberg, David
The quintessential musician's musician, Pennsylvanian-born Bromberg plays a wide range of styles on a variety of stringed instruments and is known for his humorous lyrics.

Bruce, Ian
The Scottish singer-songwriter's official site with details of albums, tour dates, lyrics, chords, photos and newsletters.

Burland, Dave
Official site for laid-back British singer of traditional and contemporary material - not to mention the rock 'n' roll.

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Caddick, Bill
Official site for the singer-songwriter and ex-Magic Lantern/Albion Band/Home Service member.

Official site for the groundbreaking Scottish band.

Carroll, Liz
The Celtic fiddle star's official site.

Carthy, Eliza
New official site for the much-awarded English singer and musician.

Carter Family
Tribute page to the venerable first family of US folk.

Carpenter, Mary Chapin
Comprehensive official site for the contemporary/country/folk singer.

Causley, Jim
Official site for the young Devon singer.

Chapman, Michael
Official site for one of the UK's greatest guitarist/singer-songwriters.

Chieftains, The
Official site for Ireland's musical ambassadors.

Chipolatas, The
The comic adventures of the mighty Chipolatas - street performances, children's theatre and dance band extraordinaire.

Official site for the punk-rockers turned acoustic folk merchants.

Cicero Buck
Acoustic duo in the Eddi Reader, Eurythmics, Americana mould.

The band that blends elements of traditional Irish and contemporary music.

Clark, Guy
The official homepage of the Texan folk singer songwriter who is a big influence on artists such as Steve Earle and Nanci Griffith.

Coe, Pete
The official homepage of the 'one-man folk industry', as Jim Lloyd of BBC Radio 2's Folk On Two called him.

Comprehensive site for the contemporary band from Adelaide, South Australia.

Collins, Judy
Official homepage for the illustrious American singer.

Collins, Shirley
A major figure in the folk revival, this is Shirley's page from the Topic Records website.

Collister, Christine
Official site for the singer with the huge voice and wide-ranging style.

Colvin, Shawn
Contemporary singer/songwriter's quirky official site.

Cooder, Ry
Exhaustive fan tribute containing articles, interviews, details of collaborations and much more.

Coope, Boyes and Simpson
Site for the ace British acappella trio, including details of their collaborations, projects and work with Peace Concerts Passendale.

Croft No 5
Official site for the Scottish folk-fusionists.

Young five-piece who formed their musical friendship at the folk music degree course at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. Based in the north east of England, they play an eclectic mix of acoustic contemporary and traditional music and song.

Folk ensemble from Sheffield blending traditional music and song with contemporary rhythms and composition.

Cutler, Ian
Website for ex-Bully Wee fiddler, now playing with various international combos.

Cutting, Andy
Project info, booking details, discography and links for the ground-breaking melodeon player.

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Official site for one of Scotland's finest young traditional tunes bands.

Daniels, Luke
Details of the composer, button accordeon player and BBC Young Tradition Award winner.

Official site for the great Irish band.

Deaf Shepherd
One of Scotland's top songs and tunes bands - the official site.

DeMent, Iris
Official site for the celebrated country-folk performer.

Demon Barbers, The
Damien Barber's travelling roadshow of traditional music, song and dance which includes outrageously athletic clog, rapper, and morris!

Denny, Sandy
Comprehensive tribute page for Sandy Denny.

Dickinson, Johnny
North-east of England guitarist/singer with a traditional folk and blues bent.

Dickson, Barbara
Extremely comprehensive official site for singer/actress Barbara Dickson.

Dillon, Cara
Official site for the award-winning Irish singer.

Dinning, Judy
Official site for the north-east of England based singer-songwriter, solo performer, ex-member of Jez Lowe's Bad Pennies and current member of Real Time.

Official site containing news, gallery, biog and store.

Doonan Family Band, The
30 years in the business for this excellent family band's Anglo-Irish music and step dancing.

Drake, Nick
Official site for the late singer-songwriter.

Drever, Ian
Scottish singer-songwriter, formerly lead vocalist with Celtic rock supremos Wolfstone.

Drever, Kris
Scottish guitarist and singer with excellent solo and collaborative pedigree including Fine Friday and Lau. Son of the above.

Dr Faustus
Official site for the English music quartet consisting of Tim van Eyken, Robert Harbron, Benji Kirkpatrick and Paul Sartin. Disbanded August 2005 but site still active for album orders. See Faustus below.

Druce, Emily
Offical site for the young UK blues player/singer-songwriter.

Duhks, The
Official site for the Canadian quintet playing Celtic-oldtimey-bluegrass-afro-jazz-indie-folk!

Dylan, Bob
The official site.

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Elliot, Ramblin' Jack
Bob Dylan's one time sidekick's official site.

Ellison, Julie
Official website for the talented and versatile British guitarist.

English Acoustic Collective
Chris Wood, Robert Harbron and John Dipper - English music at its best.

Good site from Kathryn Roberts/Lakeman Brothers band.

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Fairport Convention
Official Site for the band, relaunched at the end of 2004.

Famous Potatoes
Andy Kershaw reckons they're one of Britain's best barn dance bands.

Paul Sartin and Benji Kirkpatrick (ex-Dr Faustus) plus Saul Rose - top English roots music.

Felix, Julie
Photos, discography, audio samples, biog, gig list etc for the 1960s folk icon.

The band at the heart of the renaissance in traditional Welsh music.

Home for the award-winning flute-driven four piece.

Fowlis, Julie
Official site for the young Scottish singer specialising in Gaelic music.

Fox, Bob
Lots of information about Bob Fox's long career.

Frank, Jackson C
Good fan-run site for the late American singer songwriter.

Furey, Finbar
Erstwhile lead singer and uilleann piper for the famous Furey Brothers, still going strong solo.

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Garbutt, Vin
The irrepressible Mr Garbutt's own official website.

Gaughan, Dick
Designed, built and maintained by the man himself.

Gauthier, Mary
Classy, informative website for Americana singer/songwriter.

Goss, Kieran
Comprehensive official site for the Irish singer-songwriter.

Graham, Davy
Official site of the legendary folk guitarist.

Gregson, Clive
Ex-Any Trouble frontman, supreme guitarist and singer-songwriter, now resident in Nashville.

Griffith, Nanci
Nanci's official site.

Grimes, Jed
Ex-Hedgehog Pie and Jack The Lad, currently solo artist/arranger/producer and founding member of Geordie band The Hush.

Guthrie, Arlo
Official site for the American folk singer, son of Woody.

Guthrie, Woody
The Woody Guthrie Archive, dedicated to keeping Woody's memory alive. Contains a section dealing with Billy Bragg's Mermaid Avenue collaboration.

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Halpin, Kieran
Official site for Halpin, one of Ireland's hardest working singer/songwriters.

Hanly, Mick
Official site for the Irish singer, with an exhaustive overview of his life and work.

Hardman, Rosemary
Rosie's site: order CDs, check out her computer artwork.

Harris, Emmylou
Official site for the pop, folk, country and alternative diva.

Hartford, John
Dedicated to the late multi-talented musician and songwriter who played a variety of stringed instruments and was also an author and riverboat captain.

Hewat, Corrina
Official site for the innovative Scottish harp player, composer & educator.

Hewerdine, Boo
Ex-frontman of eighties popstars The Bible; acclaimed songwriter.

Holland, Maggie
Official site for the acclaimed singer/guitarist/songwriter.

Hoover The Dog
Welsh borders trio playing an eclectic mix of English trad, Irish and original material.

Kate Howden, Paul Jones and Sarah Cheffins sing and play contemporary acoustic music on a variety of instruments including nyckelharpa. Site has biog, tour dates, playable tracks and online shop.

Hutchings, Ashley
The Guv'nor's page at Folk Icons.

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Ian, Janis
Great site full of info about the great UK troubadour.

Incredible String Band
Be Glad for the Song Has No Ending - tribute page for the band.

Indigo Girls
Official site for this prolific folk-pop duo.

Irvine, Andy
Site for the top Irish singer.

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Jacqui McShee's Pentangle
Official site for British folk supergroup.

Jimenez, Flaco
Official site of the five-time Grammy winner and pioneer of Conjunto and Tejano music, whose accordion music is featured in more than 100 albums.

Jones, Bill
Official site for Brick Wall Music, Bill's record label.

Jones, Nic
Official site of the legendary British singer/guitarist. Biog, news, gallery and album orders

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Kaplansky, Lucy
Official site for the American singer.

Keane, Dolores
Official website for the Irish folk singer.

Keane, Sean
The London Independent called him "the greatest Irish musical find of the '90s."

Keelaghan, James
Official site for the Juno Award-winning Canadian singer-songwriter.

Kelly, Jonathan
Official site for the multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter.

Kennedy, Brian
Snazzy official site for the Irish singer/songwriter.

Kerr, Nancy and Fagan, James
Nicely-designed site for the English/Australian fiddle/guitar/vox duo.

Kipper, Sid
Norfolk's "redoubtable folk hero" and humorist, all the way from Trunch.

Kottke, Leo
Lots of info from the official site.

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Last Night's Fun
Highly individual virtuoso four-piece on vocals, concertina, guitar, uilleann pipes and bodhran.

Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (piano accordion) and Aidan O'Rourke (fiddle) make a formidable trio of three of most innovative exponents of modern traditional music in Scotland today.

Leadbelly Web - a site looking at all aspects of the folk blues legend.

Leven, Jackie
Site for Scottish ex-member of Doll by Doll, now a solo artist and spokesman for the UK Men's movement.

Lightfoot, Gordon
First stop on the internet for anything related to the Canadian singer-songwriter.

Comprehensive official site for the now-disbanded band, still updated with info on ex-members etc.

Lohan, Sinead
Sinead's official site.

Lowe, Jez
Official site for the north-east singer-songwriter.

Top Irish band's website.

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MacColl, Ewan
Overview of Ewan's life from his widow, Peggy Seeger.

MacGowan, Shane
Paddy Rolling Stone - The Official Friends of Shane site.

MacLean, Dougie
Official site for the Scottish singer/songwriter.

MacMaster, Natalie
Official home page for the Canadian fiddle virtuoso.

MacNaughton, Virginia
Folksome, Beth Orton-esque singer/songwriter.

Official home page for the top Scottish band.

Marra, Michael
Site for the Scottish singer-songwriter who's been dubbed 'The Randy Newman of the North'.

Martyn, John
John Martyn Central, with all the latest news.

McCalmans, The
Official homepage including tourdates and discography.

McConville, Tom and Cato, Pauline
Official homepage for the great Northumbrian pipes and fiddle duo.

McCutcheon, John
Great official homepage for the Wisconsin multi-instrumentalist folk singer.

McCusker, John
Great Scottish fiddler's official homepage including order form for John's books and records.

McEuen, John
Site for multi-instrumentalist Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder member.

McFarlane, Duncan
Leeds-based guitarist, singer and songwriter. Traditional songs, contemporary classics and a good line in folk-rock with The Duncan McFarlane Band.

McGarrigle, Kate and Anna
Official website including latest news and details of upcoming shows.

McGoldrick, Michael
Pride Of Manchester page for the superb flautist and uilleann piper.

McGuinn, Roger
Ex-Byrd's own site, including links to the Folk Den, a great online resource for folk fans.

McLeod, Rory
A site as interesting as the man himself. Road diaries, reviews, interviews, photos, tour dates and more.

McManus, Tony
Official homepage for Scotland's premier acoustic guitar virtuoso.

McTell, Ralph
Official site for the great singer/songwriter/guitarist, run directly by Ralph's production company, Leola Music.

Official site for the young Anglo-Irish six-piece.

Mitchell, Billy
Ex-Jack The Lad and Lindisfarne, half of the hilarious duo Maxie & Mitch, also solo performer.

Mitchell, Joni
Fan site for Joni, with lyrics, tabs and news.

Moore, Christy
Christy's official site.

Moray, Jim
Own site for the young singer/inventive instrumentalist, finalist in BBC's 2002 Young Folk Award.

Morton, Pete
Pete's pages on Harbourtown Records' site.

Well-designed official website for the acoustic original-songwriting duo from the UK/Australia.

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Napper, Tom
Ace north of England tenor banjo player, playing also guitar and mandolins and currently working as a duo with singer/multi-instrumentalist Tom Bliss and in The Idle Road, a trio with Ciaran Boyle and Dave Kosky.

Lasairfhíona Ní Chonaola
Official site for the young sean-nos Irish singer.

Nickel Creek
Young Grammy Award-winning USA folk/county/bluegrass band.

Noakes, Rab
Small site with a biography and a discography.

North Cregg
Traditional music and song from Cork, Kerry and beyond.

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Ochs, Phil
Interesting site for the late cult protest singer, with lots of articles and information.

Old Blind Dogs
Nice site for cutting edge Scottish roots band.

New Rope String Band
High quality music and original comedy from Tim Dalling, Pete Challoner, Jock Tyldesley and Vera van Heeringen (with the spiritual presence of the late Joe Scurfield).

The band's official site with mail order and audio samples.

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Parsons, Niamh
News, tours, and biog of the Irish singer.

Paxton, Tom
Not a great deal of stuff on Tom on the web, but here's a discography.

Peatbog Faeries
Excellent official pages for the Skye-based techno-folkies.

In the Wake of the Medusa - long established and thorough fan site for the band.

Polwart, Karine
Excellent official site for the multi-award-winning Scottish singer/songwriter.

Poozies, The
Official site for the all-girl folk group which counts Virtual Sessioneer Karen Tweed in its ranks.

Power, Brendan
Official homepage for the renowned harmonica player and maker.

Prine, John
The John Prine Shrine.

Prior, Maddy
Official website of the Steeleye Span lead vocalist.

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Raynard, James
Site for the young English folk singer, guitarist and fiddle player, based in Yorkshire.

Reader, Eddi
Official site for Eddi and her music.

Redford, Lisa
UK acoustic singer-songwriter also performing latin jazz and other dance-based projects.

Roberts, Kathryn and Lakeman, Sean
Official site for the duo who are also part of Equation.

Rosselson, Leon
New site for satirical songwriter.

Kate Rusby
Official homepage of the Barnsley Nightingale.

Russell, Alistair
Ex-Battlefield Band member, now solo musician and recording business. Biog, gigs, news, reviews and sound files.

Russell, Tom
Official site for the Dark Angel Organisation.

Russell, Willy
Excellent official site for the playwright, author, songwriter and performer.

Ryan, Cathie
Well-constructed and populated site for the Irish-American singer.

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Salsa Celtica
The official site for Scotland's finest salsa band.

Sands Family, The
The official site for the Northern Ireland trad singing family.

Saw Doctors, The
The official site, with news, tours and discography.

Seeger, Peggy
Official site with details of Peggy's numerous political activities as well as her music.

Seward, Andy
Respected sound engineer, roots producer and bassist with Kate Rusby and John Tams amongst many others.

Shanley, Eleanor
Unofficial but extensive site approved by Eleanor and Mattie Fox Management.

Shannon, Sharon
Discography and article for the gifted accordionist and fiddle player from Galway.

Official site for the popular Scottish folk group.

Show Of Hands
Official site for Phil Beer and Steve Knightley's folk duo.

Simon, Paul
Official site, although a bit confusing.

Simpson, Martin
Site for the superb UK acoustic guitarist and singer.

Slade, Emily
Official site for the young British singer-songwriter; secure online ordering.

Smither, Chris
Informative site about the blues-oriented singer-songwriter.

Spiers, John and Boden, Jon
Site for great young English duo and BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards winners.

Hot UK delta blues trio.

Steeleye Span
Unofficial but informative fan site.

Home-grown site for the UK's singers of 'Popular Music of the Olden Time'.

Swarbrick, Dave
Official website for the British fiddle legend.

Sweeney, Paddy
Dedicated site run by John Fogarty on behalf of Irish folk and ballad singer Paddy Sweeney (Barleycorn/Dublin City Ramblers).

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Tams, John
Comprehensive official site with pics, dates, guest book, online shop and news about the musician, singer, songwriter, actor and musical director.

Tannahill Weavers
Comprehensive site for the long-running Scottish band.

Tawney, Cyril
Official site for the late ex-naval submariner whose songs are an established part of the folk tradition.

Taylor, Allan
The Traveller's Home - an official site with news, reviews, song clips and more.

Taylor, Becky
Excellent site for the young English uilleann piper.

Taylor, James
The official James Taylor site.

Thackray, Jake
Extensive site from the Jake Thackray Project, also publishers of a limited edition CD of Jake's work.

Thompson, Richard
Beesweb - the official site.

Tickell, Kathryn
Official site for the great Northumbrian piper and fiddler.

Excellent site for the reincarnated, highly influential English country dance band.

Tilston, Steve
Top guitarist and singer-songwriter.

Tweed, Karen
Comprehensive official site for the top accordionist.

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Three-piece traditional band, winners of the 2002 BBC Young Folk Award and now containing guitarist Kevin Dempsey.

Unthank, Rachel & The Winterset
All-female quartet from the north-east with a great contemporary approach to traditional music.

Unusual Suspects, The
Excellent site for the high-octane Scottish big band.

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van Eyken, Tim
Find out what Tim's been up to since he won the BBC Young Folk Award in 2000.

Van Zandt, Townes
Site for the late Texan-born songwriter run by Jeanene van Zandt.

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Wainwright III, Loudon
Unofficial site with lots of information and links to other LWII sites.

The official website for one of folk's most famous families.

Site for the north-east-based ceilidh band, winners of the first BBC Folk Award for dance bands in 2004.

While, Chris and Matthews, Julie
The girls' own site, with lots of information from tourdates to diaries.

While, Kellie
Ex-vocalist with Albion Band and e2K, now soloist, part of mother/daughter duo with Chris While and occasional Hutchings collaborator.

Willard Grant Conspiracy
All you need to know about this acid/folk/country band from the USA.

Williams, Lucinda
Official site, mainly centred around her latest album.

Witches of Elswick
Fay Hield, Bryony Griffith, Becky Stockwell and Gillian Tolfrey - an a capella harmony quartet with attitude!

Wolf, Kate
Official site for the late Californian folk singer.

Wright, John
Official site for the popular UK contemporary folk singer and his band.

Wrigley, Bernard
Official site for the Bolton Bullfrog himself.

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Yonder Mountain String Band
Official site for the Americana/bluegrass/country band - MP3s, photos, newsletter, tour dates, merch and lots more.

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