Thursday, October 29, 2009

Folk music or roots culture support organizations listed in NEFOLKnRoots

Folk music or roots culture support organizations listed in the NEFOLKnRoots "links" area.

NEFolknRoots is a news and discussion group celebrating and supporting traditional folk, folk revival, folk rock, roots, blues, bluegrass, Cajun and zydeco music and dance in the northeast US and from beyond that affects our community.

Its DATABASE and FILES areas contain scores of community-based non-commercial radio and internet station other resources. This is but one. Share widely, but please cite the source.

Links > Folk music or roots culture support organizations

Boston Song Sessions
Pub sings and chantey sings within hailing distance of Boston. Such sessions typically emphasize traditional songs with choruses everyone can join in on.

Boston Zydeco

Boston Zydeco, a non-profit organization, covers the Zydeco community in the general Boston area and is dedicated to enhancing access to Cajun and Zydeco dance, culture and music.

Canadian - American Club of Massachusetts

Every Friday Night , the Canadian-American Club is the place to be! You never know who might drop in from 'down' home, and can't help but have a smile on your face listening to the masterful fiddle of Ludger Lefort . Independent Organizations that sponsor events at the Canadian-American Club facilities include: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Eireann , with Larry Reynolds , Patio Records, The Gaelic Club, and St. Brendan's Society.

Canadian Society for Traditional Music

The Canadian Society for Traditional Music is dedicated to the study and promotion of musical traditions of all communities and cultures, in all their aspects. The scope of the society's activities is intended to reflect the interests both of members who are ethnomusicologists and of members whose interests are mainly with traditional music and its contemporary counterparts, especially in Canada. Formed in 1956 as the Canadian Folk Music Society by the eminent folklorist Marius Barbeau, the Society has provided a national focus for lovers of the diverse traditions of music in Canada. Annual conferences have been held in all regions of the country, from St. John's, Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. From its initial focus upon First Nations and rural French and English cultures, in recent years the Society has broadened its horizon to include the musical expressions of the many cultures that now call Canada home. Contact Info Website: Office: Facebook:

Elysium Arts Folk Club (New Hampshire)

Why a Folk Club? For the love of music without the distraction of a restaurant or bar is the short answer! We will be serving fine quality coffee and tea and snacks but our main focus is the music. We want to provide a comfortable, homey, family oriented atmosphere where the music can shine. We also want to provide a venue that is comfortable and accessible for the performers.

Field Recorders' Collective

The Field Recorders' Collective, originally formed with five collectors, is now a growing group of collectors who have generously agreed to share their field recordings with the old time community. Both the collectors and the musicians they recorded have traveled parts of the same old time music road. Members of the collective, just as did the musicians they recorded, wish to share the tunes and creative individual styles that developed in isolated communities with others seeking their own right of way on the road.

Folk Arts Center of New England

The Folk Arts Center of New England is an incorporated nonprofit educational organization dedicated to promoting interest and participation in the traditional dance, music, and related folk arts of many cultures, and to supporting other groups and individuals with the same mission. Folk Arts Center of New England • 42 W. Foster Street • Melrose, MA 02176-3811

Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.

Traditional music is alive and well in New York City.

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston, The

The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston is a non-profit organization of people interested in folk music: its traditional origins and sources and its current expressions. We are dedicated to providing opportunities for everyone to make, enjoy, and support this music. has two goals. One is to build a national preserve of hard-to-find documentary films about American folk or roots cultures. The other is to give them renewed life by streaming them on the internet. The films were produced by independent filmmakers in a golden age that began in the 1960s and was made possible by the development first of portable cameras and then capacity for synch sound. Their films focus on the culture, struggles, and arts of unnoticed Americans from many different regions and communities.

Heritage Folk Music

Heritage Folk Music, Inc's mission is to collect, preserve, document, display and interpret the regional and historic folk music, folklore and oral history of New York State, including specifically the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River Valley.

Institute of Musical Traditions (Md.)

A non-profit dedicated to preserving and promoting American and international folk music traditions and nurturing new styles evolving from these cultural roots through concerts, workshops, & educational programs.

Monadnock Folklore Society, The

The Monadnock Folklore Society (MFS) was founded in 1980, and incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1982. The original purpose of the organization was to increase the visibility of folk dance and music events in southern New Hampshire, provide new venues for performers, and provide educational services in the folk arts to the community. MFS is governed by a Board of Directors, assisted by interested members of the community for help with special projects. From time to time “open” meetings are held, which any member of the community may attend. At these meetings, the directors seek ideas and feedback for both new and ongoing projects. Most concerts are presented in the Nelson Town Hall, which is a pleasing venue for acoustic or modestly amplified music. A wide range of musical and cultural traditions are represented. Recent concerts have included Irish, Cape Breton, Quebecois, Cajun, Balkan, Scottish, and Delta Blues. Historical presentations have included American Civil War era music and American songs collected in the Monadnock Region in the 18th-20th centuries. Two perennial favorites are the annual December performance by Nowell Sing We Clear and the Nelson Solstice Concert and Dance.

National Folk Organization - USA

To advance and preserve folk arts representing national, local and ethnic customs as they exist throughout the United States of America; to promote and encourage the exchange of folk dance and dance related to folklore in the USA and abroad and to effectively network those who support these objectives.

New England Folk Music Archives (the)

The New England Folk Music Archives preserves, promotes and documents the ongoing cultural legacy of folk music and its connections to New England through education, collaboration and entertainment.

New Hampshire Acoustic Music Association

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New York Folklore Society

The New York Folklore Society recognizes and celebrates the extraordinary in everyday life, bringing focus to traditions of our state’s diverse peoples. NYFS is a leading resource for folklore and folklife by disseminating research and information.

New York State Traditional Folk Music

Come all friends of George Edwards, "Yankee" John Galusha, Sara Cleveland, Vic Kibler, Alice Clemens, The Van Arsdale Family and the Stevens-Douglass Manuscript! A place to discuss, share information and resources and generally enthuse about the musical traditions of our ancestors here in New York State.

Old Town School of Folk Music (The)

The Old Town School of Folk Music teaches and celebrates music and cultural expressions rooted in the traditions of diverse American and global communities.

Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center

Passim Folk Music and Cultural Center is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the cultivation and preservation of folk music. Through its diverse programming - Club Passim, the Passim School of Music, the Passim Archives, and Culture for Kids - Passim Center reaches out to people of all ages, backgrounds, and communities. For more than 50 years in the heart of Harvard Square, Passim Center has been a cornerstone of the arts community of New England, fostering both performers and audiences alike.

Pinewods Folk Music Club

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation, an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society of America, a member of the Folk Alliance, and a member of the NY-NJ Trail Conference. It is run by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected by the membership. It runs concerts, weekends, classes, singing parties, and get-togethers, all with an emphasis on traditional folk music of all flavors.

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society

Fostering folk music and storytelling in Western Massachusetts since 1960.

South Shore Folk Music Club

Bringing traditional and contemporary, folk acoustic music to the South Shore over 25 years.

TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate NY)

Songs from the lumberwoods, dance tunes from northern NY fiddlers, ballad singers and more, along with streaming audio concert features, downloadable sheet music, an entire section for educators, features on song collecting in the region, indigenous and ethnic musical traditions and much more.

Woods Hole Folk Music Society, The

Bringing top traditional artists to Woods Hole since 1973. Come for the intimate waterside setting, great acoustics, yummy goodies (supplied by you), a chance to chat with performers, and above all great music hosted by an all-volunteer organization. All for $15 ($12 members, discounts for seniors, youth & kids.)

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