Grahams Celtic Folk Links

Last Updated 8th November 2002.


The tune playing is my setting of Planxty Irwin, a tune by O'Carolan.
I will be expanding this page to include links with useful stuff for folk musicians of all types.
I have a wide range of interests so if you know of any links which I've missed
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  Celtic Links Bagpipe Sites UK Folk Folk Artists
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I have checked out all these links recently so you shouldn't be wasting any time with dead-ends. And some of them are fantastic. Love the Contemplator's folk pages and pages on Carolan.



Celtic Links (Mostly Musical) Go to Top of Page

Have you ever been to a Fest Noz in Brittany?
Well I have and its fantastic fun!
And now you can join the first ever
Fest Noz in Cyber Quimper Brittany on 20th Feb 1999 at 21:00 GMT +1
Celtic History and Links
Every Celtic Thing on the Websays... You don't Just as it need any other set of links
Deanna's World, Celtic Whispers Celtic Culture and beliefs, Music, Pronunciation key, literature
Irish Folk Songs
The Scottish Factory carries a variety of scottish and celtic products, including clothing, musical instruments, and books.

John Whelan Button accordion player who lives and breathes celtic music
Richard Robinson's Tunebook
The Virtual Tunebook
CelticMusic.Comthe Internet
The home of Celtic music on
The TuneWeb
Henrik's Irish and Swedish Traditional Tunes and Songs
The Mudcat Cafe Tradition's Folksong Presents the Digital database search form
Quebec Traditional Music"Thirty Below"
Guy Bouchard's
Celtic Culture
Civilizations/Eras: Celtic - Web Clip Art - Net Links
Celtic knotwork
Steve Abbott's Computer Drawn Celtic Knotwork
Glenn Weiser's Celtic Guitar Music
Claude Calteux's Belgian Folk Page
Ceolas celtic music archive
Turlough O'Carolan - Complete WorksPages,
Ancient Music of Ireland
The Jordan-O'Connel Memorial Celtic Midi Archiv
Kipp Doolan's Midi Files
Irish Folk Songs
Richard Robinson's Tunebook
Barry Taylor's Traditional TunebookTunebook, Superb loads of downlaodable files, but please quote him if you use them
Shannon Irish Dance Company

BAGPIPE Sites Go to Top of Page

Northumberland Music Very pretty site
Northumbrian Smallpipes Homepage (Julia & Barry Say)

David Burleigh Northumbrian Smallpipes maker.
(I have a set made by him ... beautiful at least when not played by me)
Richard and Anita Evans Makers of Northumbrian and Scottish Smallpipes
Bagpipes At Best His Dad's favourite Page!
Uilleann Bagpipe MIDI Page
David Daye's Bagpipe Page
David Daye's Bagpipe Page Read this before nicking any of Dave's stuff
The Bagpipe Web

UK Related Folk Sites Go to Top of Page

Raven Folk Club Chester. Hosted by Sharon Murray
Sandbach Unplugged (Well it's near Middlewich.. can't be bad)
Folk/Traditional Related Web Sites Contemplator's Links

Folk Artists Go to Top of Page

Vin Garbutt
Cuig A Brilliant Celtic Band
(When do I get my fiver Martin?)
Roy Bailey and John Kirkpatrick
Blue Horses Personally, I'd pay just to look at them!
Show of Hands
Les Barker
Allie Fox (Vixen Records)
Chris While and Julie Matthews
Harvey Andrews
Wild Welsh Women A celtic band from Wales (where else?)
Middlewich Paddies
(Well, its my band, why shouldn't I use big letters)
Delaney's Donkey Friends of ours from Blackpool
Paddy's Pig
Sean Keane
Cherish the Ladies (USA)
The Poozies
Tanglefoot (Canada)
The Old Rope String Band
Cock & Bull
Bernard Wrigley
The Boat Band
The Chipolatas
Simon Howarth Previous winner of Middlewich F&B Talent Competition
Benny Graham

Folk Festivals Go to Top of Page

BALKAN folk festival - I'm not kidding.17th - 31st July at Sofia in Bulgaria.Get yourself there
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Beverley and East Riding Folk Festival (Good but same time as Middlewich so there's only one choice)
Chester Folk Survivors
Chippenham Spring Bank Holiday
Crewe and Nantwich
Denbigh (Wales)
Edinburgh Folk Festival (Shoots & Roots)
Edinburgh Harp Festival
Footloose Festival Matlock
Holmfirth 25th Festival in 2003 (9th-11th May)
Hebridean Celtic Festival (Stornoway Isle of Lewis)
Lossiemouth Festival Weekend
Middlewich Folk and Boat Festival
(Well, its my festival why shouldn't I use big letters)
Mid-Wales (Newtown Between Shrewsbury and Newport)
Otley Black Sheep Festival
St Neots
Sandbach Unplugged every Tuesday upstairs at the George
Stainsby Festival (Chesterfield)
Stony Stratford Folk on the Green (Its Milton Keynes Really)
Suffolk & Good (Posh professional pages - tickets are obviously overpriced - Only joking)
Trimdon Festival
Warwick Folk Festival (24-26 July)
Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival (Near Peterborough)
Wimborne Dorset. Pages now hosted by East Dorset District Council

Folk Magazines Go to Top of Page

WebFeet In Dublin
Stirrings Magazine

Folk Music Sites Go to Top of Page

Folk Music of England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales and America - Midis, Lyrics and Information Lesley Nelson, The Contemplator's site. This is one of the best sites I have ever come across, Simple, elegant, attractive and full of content, linking onward to O'Carolan stuff.
Canadian Society for Traditional Music. A mail order service specializing in Canadian folk music and artists.

RADIO2 Folk Website Excellent site with karaoke session tunes to help you get started in sessions.

Squirrel Hill Press This is a publisher and distributor of books on English country dance and historical social dance.
Music to your ears efolk music shop

RootsWorld: Music On The Net

Other Music Sites Go to Top of Page

Harmony Central®: MIDI: Sources of MIDI Files
Harmony Central®: OLGA Search Engine Online Guitar Archive - Chords and Lyrics for thousands of songs
Harmony Central
LSDS Searchable Music Site... Lyrics Archive Database
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