Folk Association of South Hants

 

Links

Apart from myriad links to clubs included throughout this website, here are some more general links. If you would like your link included, just drop a note to editor@fash.org.uk and we would appreciate any reciprocal links

Regional

Devon Folk
FolkActive Aims to encourage and enable people and groups of all ages to become active in traditional music, dance and folk arts.
FolkonWight
What's on in the Isle of Wight
Lancashire Folk Association
Mr Red Links to many folk organisations and publications, mainly to the north and west of us. Also links to music resources etc.
Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Website run by Steve Cunio, listing clubs, sessions and events for our neighbouring counties. Club lists include links to maps showing the locations. Sign up to get e-mails showing the most recently aded events.
Sussex Folk Guide
Sussex Folk Association (SusFA) Roughly equivalent association to FASH but covering folk events and organisations in East and West Sussex. Comprehensive website with directories of local clubs and lists of events. Sussex Pie, their quarterly journal, back after a few months absence, is available only by e-mailing the editor


National

EFDSS English Folk Dance and Song Society
BAASDC British Association of American Square Dancing Clubs. Site includes a 'find a local club' map with general details of every club. Round Dancing is also covered (think called ballroom dancing).
Folk Camps Folk Music, Song and Dance activity holidays throughout the UK
Friends of English Dance "Fledgling" website pulling together a directory of dance clubs, callers and bands/musicians, plus a dance events calendar. Consider adding your club, or if you are a caller or a musician, yourself, to their listings. (Note - the organisers of this site were previously called Friends of Cecil Sharp House).
Halsway Manor in the South West of England, the only permanent residential folk music centre in the UK
The Morris Federation
The Morris Ring
Open Morris
Royal Scottish Country Dance Society
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library
Webfeet Many links from home page to dance organisations, bands and callers. Not complete and some out of date.


International

Belgium based AADS Promote Dances & Music in Western Europe
Ancient Music of Ireland
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) American equivalent of our EFDSS
Celfyddydau Mari Arts (Folk Wales Home Page)
harp.net Festivals, Summerschools, Irish Harp Organisations, Albums, Magazines and a Harp Bulletin Board
Irish Music Magazine news, views and more on the Irish Folk and Trad scene
Musical Traditions
Morris Dance Database International database of Morris sides, what dances they perform and tunes they dance to.
The Society for International Folk Dancing


Individuals, groups and companies

Colin Hume's website has a huge amount of information for callers and dancers, with descriptions of many figures and instructions for many dances.
Contactaband. Una bolton keeps lists of bands and callers available for events you might wish to organise. No website, so contact her by 'phone on 02392 632770
Folk Dance and Song Group of the Camping and Caravanning Club. The local branch can be found here.
Folk Plays
Jigfoot - lively five piece ceilidh band
Iscalis - a trio playing traditional, original and contemporary acoustic music. Featuring female vocals, and combinations of guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, and bass.
Spike Island Band (Spike Island is the old name for Sholing, a district of Southampton). A versatile six-piece barn dance band
Threepenny Bit - Eight-piece concert and ceilidh band based in Hampshire
West Gallery - music sung by church and chapel bands in the 1700s and early 1800s. Sung locally by Madding Crowd
Woodsiders Barn Dance Band, Southampton.