Wiltshire Folk Arts

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Wiltshire Folk Arts
19 Whistley Road, Potterne, Devizes, Wiltshire, SN10 5QY
email: mail@wiltshirefolkarts .org.uk
Office: 01380 726597
Bob : 07714 550990


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Links to other sites

There are many Folk sites across the county, and the country. We want to foster as much contact as possible. So we list here all the sites we are aware of. Please contact us if you know of other useful sites we should add. Our prime interest is, of course, Wiltshire, but no man is an island...

www.dlbmusic.org.uk Dave Brown’s Website. Musician, Caller and all round good guy of the Social dance scene
www.bechler.free-online.co.uk/klof Wiltshire Klof. Wiltshire Based dance band for barn dances, ceilidh’s etc.
www.efdss.org/mayteach.htm Good link to find teachers of Maypole dancing
www.childrensentertainer-uk.com/ services.htm Great website for Ticklish Allsorts, Children’s entertainer. You wont need another!
www.guestlist.freeserve.co.uk Extensive site for those looking for guests performers and artists of all kind.
www.mikeharding.co.uk Site of Mike Harding, BBC Radio Presenter of "Folk on 2"
www.mikenicholson.me.uk Wonderful Singer of Traditional and contemporary songs. Book him!
evacassidy.org/eva Website for the late great Eva Cassidy. Many other links contained within too.
www.webfeet.org/index.html One of the only sites you will need for All Dance and Ceilidh from Martin Kiff
www.poppyrecords.co.uk Adrian Tuddenhams place for all sorts of things especially those really hard to get old recordings. Adrian is also a great chap who can fix just about anything electronic particularly if it is involving the world of sound. Worth a look.
Display dancing, Morris and all things Ritual
www.morrisdancing.org/ finder/sfcgi.html Side Finder. Are you looking for a morris dance side anywhere in the world?? Here you can find a morris man from Wiltshire to Hong Kong
www.chippenhammorris.com Local Morris heroes Chippenham Morris Men. Great site
hipsandhaws.supanet.com Local Ladies Clog Dancers.
uk.geocities.com/mmorris01uk Link to Devizes based Morris side Moonraker Morris.
www.nyfte.org.uk The National Youth Folklore Troupe of England. Great national organisation based in the Bristol area with a good long term plan to teach all young people to dance, sing and play traditional music and dance
www.open-morris.com Open Morris Web Site
Morris dancing for all! Open Morris is open to any group or individual involved in the performance of Morris Dancing or allied activities. All sides are welcome - mixed, male or female, as are dancers or musicians who wish to become individual members.
www.argonet.co.uk/users/ johnmaher/mmd  
www.shortal.com/sarummorris Sarum Morris is a great side residing and dancing in and around Salisbury
www.englishfolkdance. org/cotsmorr.shtml The English Folk Dance Project. THE BEGINNERS GUIDE TO COTSWOLD MORRIS
All you really wanted to know, and even some things you didn't. By Steve Douglas
www.nc.uk.net/home.html link to the National Curriculum. Essential link for teachers.
www.chippfolk.co.uk The Chippenham Folk Festival
www.trowbridgefestival.co.uk The Trowbridge Folk Festival
www.wayaway.co.uk/whff The White Horse Folk Festival in Grove, Nr Wantage, Oxfordshire
www.sidmouthfolkweek.co.uk The 2nd Folk Week after the re-birth of the BIG festival. Great week-long Festival by the Sea
www.saintchartier.org/flash.htm If you are into traditional instruments this is a must visit across the channel and meet the people that make ‘em. Great music too.
www.wiltshireontheweb.co.uk Major guide to all things Wiltshire Traditions
www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk Best link to get to all of Wiltshire’s major newspapers. Swindon Advertiser, Gazette & Herald, Wiltshire Times and Salisbury Journal
Folk Press
www.focsle.org.uk/SCoFF The Southern Counties Folk Federation web site with lots of links to Folk Clubs and artists in the area
www.folking.com Great web site for just about all you are looking for in Folk
www.folkaroundbristol.co.uk/ afd.htm Nice site for contacts in the Bristol and greater area
www.users.waitrose.com/ ~cresby/index.htm Mr Red’s amazing site to get to everything you need including a lovely picture of Mr Red ‘imself
www.folkmusic.net/listeningpost The mail order service from Living Tradition Magazine. Lots of great albums
www.frootsmag.com the National Folk Magazine. Reviews, Articles and great listings from this high street Glossy’s web site Funding and grants If you need some funding then this is as good a place to start as any
General Links
www.wiltshireway.co.uk/ index.html A general website on Wiltshire items.
www.folkcamps.co.uk If you like your folk under canvas then try this one
www.hedinghamfair.co.uk Fascinating and beautiful site site for all you cards, books, calendars and all things to do with traditionand customs of the UK A must see site.
www.aon-celtic.com The Aeon Celtic Art site with a massive range of celtic designs and artwork available
www.folkmusic.org American Folk Web Site
www.jg.org/folk/folkhome.html Another folk based web site in America
www.footstompin.com/ home/?fw1 Foot Stomping Scottish Celtic Music site. If you are going to Scotland take this with you!
www.optimismsflames.com/ 1nonanim.html Extraordinary web site from Swindon Based XTC. Not particularly folk but worth a look for the strangeness. Good information contained in there somewhere on how to make a mummers kit ( if you can find it –it’s worth the search!
www.commonground.org.uk Excellent web site highlighting the need to connect arts, nature, culture and local distinctivness. Lots to see and read. Fascinating site.
Local Authorities
Folk Organisations
www.wiltsfolka.fsnet.co.uk Wiltshire based organisation supporting and encouraging Folk Activity in the county.
www.efdss.org English Folk Dance and Song Society. A national organisation for all Folk.
www.folkarts-england.org/ Folk Arts England A superb organisation of all things Folk. Also has under it’s umbrella the Association Of Festival Organisers, Folk Arts Network, Shooting Roots and Direct Roots Directory. Links also to Mrs Casey’s Music.
www.folksw.org.uk Folk South West is the folk arts development organisation for the South West of England - working to stimulate enjoyment, participation and creativity in the music, song, dance and traditions of the South West.
www.folkworks.co.uk The Sage, Gateshead is the home for Music and musical discovery. An excellent place teaching our students about all aspects of music including the Tradition.
www.folklore-society.com Site to the Folklore Society
www.tradamis.co.uk/index.htm site for the Traditional Dance and Music in Schools organisation based in the South of England.
Song Clubs
www.focsle.org.uk/ SCoFF/whitehorse The White Horse Folk Club in Highworth, Wiltshire.
www.theacousticroom.co.uk home page of the Nova Scotia Folk club in Bristol for almost 40 years!
www.flickr.com A great place to store all those really great pictures – and let everyone else see them too.
www.bobnaylor.co.uk Devizes based photographer of merit. Some wonderful pictures including early Bampton and folk events.
Radio & TV
URL MISSING BBC Wiltshire Radio - Extensive site with some folklore content and links to these pages
www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/folk BBC Radio Player – listen again to several folk shows on the Beeb.
www.mikeharding.co.uk It’s that Mike Harding again

http://windowsmedia.com /radiotuner/

links to lots of online folk radio stations
www.liveireland.com/index.html Live radio from Dublin City
www.radiofeeds.co.uk the Internet's most comprehensive and most up-to-date list of UK and Irish radio stations simultaneously webcasting live on the net.
www.wildgoose.co.uk/ The Wildgoose Label has an extensive catalogue of English recording artists.
www.folkandroots.co.uk A guide to the folk and acoustic scene, with information about UK folk gigs, folk concerts, folk festivals and hundreds of links.
web.ukonline.co.uk/Members/ martin.nail/Folkmus.htm The site with the best, and most, links to anywhere you want to go folk wise. Superbly run by the very busy Martin Nail
www.neston1.freeserve.co.uk French Music and Dance Session in Chippenham, Wiltshire
Tourist Information
www.sanddancer.co.uk/ wltshire.htm  
www.potterne.net The Village of Potterne’s web site. Potterne is where Wiltshire Folk Arts is based.
Other Links
Halsway Manor  
Setandturnsingle online magazine
"The Dancing Master, 1651-1728" An Illustrated Compendium by Robert M. Keller.   
Very interesting reading!
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