Mountain Arts Gathering


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A Folk Music home page.
There is an explosion of information about folk music on the net and this site will try to cover the depth and breadth of it. It primarily provides an organized set of pointers to other pages but does include some original material.
This website has been up for over 10 years (ancient in web terms) and its design is definitely early Web 1.0. But hopefully you came here for content, not flash. The site has evolved over the years but its organization is much the same. Most of the links have now been provided by you, the readers of this site. For that I thank you.

Johnson String instrument:  violin, viola and cello sales, rentals, strings and accessories, plus sheet music, and much more.

The Hiawatha Music Non Profit Corporation
- better known known as the Hiawatha Music Co-op - is a well-established and well-regarded, non-profit organization for the support of traditional American music.
Hiawatha volunteers work hard to provide high-quality traditional-music events an area with an economy greatly affected by declines in the mining and timber industries, the 1996 closing of K.I. Sawyer Air Force Base, and the whimsies of weather and tourism. In 1993, Hiawatha received the Michigan Governor's Art Award, and in May 2006, Hiawatha received the Community Arts Impact Award from the Marquette Arts and Culture Center.

Banjo Hangout 
This is the world's largest, most active banjo community. Established in 2000, the Banjo Hangout features forums, reviews, tabs, audio, and video
archives and much, much more. Built for banjo players, by banjo players, this is the place to go for free banjo resources!

Native Ground Books & Music....
started with a simple idea - to teach and preserve Southern Appalachian music
As Native Ground Books & Music continues to grow, we are committed to producing high-quality educational materials that reflect careful research combined with skilled musicianship and imaginative graphics. We take pride in our commitment both to authenticity and creativity. Join us as we celebrate historic American music & cooking . Let us hear from you!

Making Music
Each issue of Making Music offers inspiration, instruction, and information for the amateur musician. Read stories about music makers from all walks of life, learn about the latest medical research into the benefits of making music, discover tips to make you learn better and get the most out of your hobby, and much more.

  Meadowood Music - Acoustic Music Incubator
Mike and Paula are the proprietors of Meadowood Music - a stringed instrument specialty shop between Reading and Allentown, PA. They are performing musicians (and Mike is a violin builder) who maintain this website as a resource for musicians

The Folk Music Society of Midland
The purpose of The Folk Music Society of Midland is:
To promote interest and educate the public in traditional music, folklore, and dance.
To provide a forum for musicians, dancers and storytellers with an interest in traditional music.
To provide services to the community via sponsorship of society meetings, concerts, festivals, and workshops designed to maintain these traditional heritages.

Flatpicker Hangout 
The mission of the Flatpicker Hangout is to become the world's most comprehensive flatpicked guitar resource. We're doing it by bringing the world's flatpickers together with powerful community-building tools created for musicians, by musicians.

Fiddler Magazine
Founded in 1994, Fiddler Magazine is an informative, educational, and entertaining resource for fiddlers, accompanists, and appreciative listeners. Each quarterly issue (now approx. 60 pages each) features a variety of different styles of fiddling, as well as plenty of other articles and columns.

 Folk Jam
Connect with local musicians. Find jams at home and on the road. Organize a jam. Publicize your jam. Check out the map of jams and festivals in the US 
over at

The Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. / New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club is a non-profit 501(c)(3) educational corporation is an affiliate of the Country Dance and Song Society of America.  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.

We work to promote Acoustic Music Performers, Recordings and Venues online.  Changes take place here daily, or even hourly. So come on in and check us out!

 Mountain Arts Gathering Facebook Fan Page

tricity trad
Tri-City Trad is a new non-profit organization whose mission is to support the participatory arts, including instrumental music, dancing, and singing, in the greater Capital Region area of New York State, Southern Vermont, Western Massachusetts, and even North-Western Connecticut. We honor and support the important organizations in our area already doing the important work of preserving and promoting the traditional arts. Tri-City Trad is about events and activities that encourage artisan-ship, musicianship, and community building. We organize and coordinate jam sessions of all different genres of music, and we encourage everyone to take any opportunity to make music in a way that moves you!

Merriweather Records...
began in 1994 as a small record label with Kathy Reid-Naiman as the sole owner. One children's cassette was produced in the first year. "Tickles and Tunes" was very well received and quickly became a favourite. In 1997 another children's recording was produced, "More Tickles and Tunes", and both titles were manufactured as CDs. That year Arnie Naiman, Kathy's husband joined the company and the first of the Banjo recordings "Five Strings Attached with No Backing" was created. Two years later, two more recordings,were made. Merriweather Records was becoming very well established.
2001 was a turning point for the company. Two projects were started and In the fall of 2006 Kathy produced 2 CDs for Toronto storytellers.
Merriweather Records Ltd. is now a thriving incorporated company with big plans for the future.

 The Albemarle Ramblers
Old-Time String Band
Dick Harringtom - guitar, vocals
Pete Vigour - fiddle, vocals and fingerpicking banjo
Arnie Naiman - clawhammer and fingerpicking banjo, vocals.

is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting folk music and musicians, offering folk music mp3s and information about folk music, bluegrass, Celtic, Traditional, Americana, country, roots and blues music, plus folk festival and folk radio databases, folk music video library and much more!

 Old Songs Fiddle and Strings Day Camp

 Mount Airy Violins & Bows
Elizabeth Vander Veer Skaak, Bowmaker
Mount Airy Violins & Bows is dedicated to the craft of bowmaking.   Elizabeth Vander Veer Shaak sells her own custom-ordered bows, as well as the fine works of other modern bowmakers from USA, France, Switzerland, Germany and England.

Fiddle Farmers 
Everything you always wanted to know about fiddling but were afraid to ask

Young Tradition Vermont
Dedicated to promoting, supporting and celebrating children, youth and young adults singing, playing and dancing in traditional styles.
is a work in progress. We are a collaborative that supports a growing database of festivals, front ended with a great search capability. We are open to new ideas such as blogs, discussion groups, services exchange, performer listings, promoter services and much more. Send us your suggestions and support us with your participation. We need YOU to expand our community.


sovereign by design
Welcome to sovereign by design.
If you are looking to bring character and conversation into your home, add an ambiance to your restaurant, trying to establish a visual identity for
business and increase employee engagement, or are ready to rejuvinate your office, you have come to the right place.
Please, have a look around
and if you have any questions, don't hesitiate to ask

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