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Association of Festival Organisers
PO Box 296
Derbyshire DE4 3XU
Phone 01629 760345
Fax 01629 760777
Provides a channel of communication between festivals and events of all kinds. Support, resources, links. 150+ members.

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Bodhranii - The Bodhrán Forum
PO Box 3282
New Milton
Hampshire BH25 6YQ
The place for every Bodhránai, fan of the popular frame drum, or anyone who is interested in finding out more about the Bodhrán. An excellent and well-designed site.

British Bluegrass Music Association
British organisation and website for all things bluegrass.

British Library National Sound Archive
International Music Collection
Phone 0207 412 7427
Fax 0207 412 7441
Collection of sound recordings of traditional-based music from UK and around the world. Catalogue on website.

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Cymdeithas Ddawns Werin Cymru
(The Welsh Folk Dance Society)
c/o Dafydd Evans
Ffynnon Lwyd
Cross Trelech
Dyfed SA33 6QZ
Amongst other things, publishes Welsh dance notations. Watch out for displays and competitions at the Welsh National Eisteddfod and for the Gwyl Ifan festival.

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English Folk and Dance Society
Cecil Sharp House
2 Regent's Park Road
London NW1 7AY
Phone 020 7485 2206
Fax 020 7284 0534
Long-established organisation promoting English folk music, dance and song. Houses the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library, one of the world's principal sources of information on the folk arts.

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Folk Alliance
Suite 902
962 Wayne Avenue
Silver Spring, MD

Folk For Multiple Sclerosis
c/o R S Hambleton
17 Juniper Avenue
Bricket Wood
Herts AL2 3LR
Phone 01923 672590
Registered charity raising money via folk activities to help sufferers of MS.

Folk South West
Eddie Upton
The Stables
Montacute House
Somerset TA15 6XP
Phone 01935 822911
Fax 01935 822024
Folk development agency for south west England. Education, events, publications.

Alan Bell
55 The Strand
Lancs FY7 8NP
Phone 01253 872317
Fax 01253 878382
North west folk arts network, presenting and supporting concerts, workshops etc in Lancashire.

The Sage Gateshead
PO Box 254
Phone 0191 443 4666
Fax 0191 443 4550
Producers, presenters and educators of folk and traditional musics from around the world – permanent home The Sage Gateshead.

Friends of American Old Time Music and Dance (FOAOTMAD
FOAOTMAD Secretary
c/o 53 North Street
Somerset TA6 3PW
Phone 01278 450780
British organisation supporting Old Time American music and Appalachian clogging-related dance forms. Annual festival with American and British guests (mid-February, Gainsborough, Lincs) and associated events throughout the country.

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Halsway Manor Society
Halsway Manor
Somerset TA4 4BD
Phone 01984 618274
Fax 01984 618324
Residential folk centre, inaugurated by the late Bill Rutter. A medieval manor house catering for groups throughout the year, situated on the slopes of the Quantock Hills (officially designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty). Also home of the unique Margaret Grant Memorial Library, a collection containing some 1000 volumes plus magazines, recordings and a few videos covering all aspects of British folk.

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International Concertina Association
Gill Noppen-Spacie
Dale Cottage
4 School Lane
Denby Dale
Huddersfield HD8 8RX
Phone 01484 860877
Fax 01484 860852
Promoting interests and development of all concertina systems. Newsletter; extensive library/archive. Support for all ages/levels/individuals/groups.

Ireland's Language and Culture IDEAS GAEL
Gleann Cholm Cille
Co Dhun na nGall
Phone 01343 733 30248
Fax 01353 73 30348

Irish Traditional Music Archive
Multi-media reference archive resource centre for traditional song, music and dance of Ireland.

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Morris Federation
Secretary: Fee Lock
Phone 01424 436052

Mrs Casey Music
PO Box 296
Derbyshire DE4 3XU
Phone 01629 760345
Fax 01629 760777
Major festival and event organisers and consultants.

Musicians Assistance And Development (Ross-shire) (MAAD)
A non-profit-making musicians' support network in The Highlands providing a showcase for local talent through regular sessions, festivals, showpiece events and compilation CD.

Musicians' Union
National Office
60/62 Clapham Road
London SW9 0JJ
Phone 020 7582 5566
Fax 020 7582 9805

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North West Federation of Folk Clubs
New, improved site with info on the Federation, Folk North West Magazine, club details and links to other sites.

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Priory Hard Shanty
Site run by a group of nine, dedicated to shanty songs, work songs and songs of the sea. Proceeds from sales of CDs and performances go to the RNLI.

PR Promotions (incorporating ADA Recordings)
Folk and roots in Derbyshire. Regular concerts at Derby, Belper and Matlock Bath, plus Festival Of The Peak at Carsington Water near Ashbourne, annually in June. Events, CD promotions. For ADA Recordings telephone 01773 853428.

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RSCDS: Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
12 Coates Crescent
Edinburgh EH3 7AF

Ryburn Three Step
An independent folk development project organising a range of regular activities and special events based around Ripponden in the Ryburn Valley near Halifax. Regular programme of dances, pub sessions, workshop weekends, longsword teams, step dance groups, folk days, a monthly folk club and an annual Mummers Play.

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SCOFF (Southern Counties Folk Federation)

Scottish Music Centre
City Halls
Glasgow G1 1NQ
Phone 0141 552 5222
One-stop shop for information for anyone interested in Scottish music; archive of nearly 30,000 items ranging from copies of 18th Century song-sheets and Scottish contemporary classical scores to the latest CD releases from traditional, rock, jazz and indie bands.

Society for International Folk Dancing (Interfolk)
c/o Mrs K Kedge
9 Barnes Rise
Kings Langley
Hertfordshire WD4 8AN

South Riding Folk Network
Cath James
Phone 0114 268 0880
Regional voluntary group to support and promote folk arts. Events, newsletter.

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World Unlimited
A voluntary, not-for-profit organisation formed in 1989 to bring the best in international roots artists to Birmingham and the West Midlands, now promoting over 100 shows per year. Education/workshop provision is a further development area.

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