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Site dedicated to the Child Ballads with Lyrics and music                               http://www.contemplator.com/child/
Celia Briar, excellent Lancaster based Harpist, available ( & recommended) for weddings, schools, concerts & private parties.  Celia & I occasionally play as a harp / mandolin duo.http://www.celiabriar.com
Ben Farmer. Highly talented & versatile accordion, melodian, bass & ukelele-ist , music teacher and workshop leader. www.benfarmer.co.uk
The FARNE project (Folk Archive Resource North-East)  A wealth of information about North Eastern  music and traditions.  http://www.asaplive.com/FARNE/Home.cfm
Another great collection of tunes, including Carolan, O Neil's and Allen's Irish Fiddler  in Midi, ABC, dots and Noteworthy Composer format. Noteworthy is cheap straightforward and worth investigating for producing notation and converting midi files                              http://www.oldmusicproject.com/oneils1.html 
The Fiddler's Companion- Huge and growing collection of fiddle tunes. with excellent cross referencing of titles and sources                           http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/index.html
Fantastic collection of mostly Irish tunes       http://www.thesession.org/index.php/search?q=polkas&start=0&scope=The+Session
Search for English Broadside ballads                                    http://www.english.ucsb.edu/emc/ballad_project/sample_songs/index.asp
Very useful links to all things folky in the North West of England                       http://www.folknorthwest.co.uk/links.htm
Contacts details for bands, callers, folk clubs etc across Lancashire                    http://www.lancashirefolk.co.uk/index.htm
Interesting website about the European roots of North American music and song.      http://www.colonialdancing.org/Easmes/Intro.htm
A great resource of information about all kinds of dance and dance music http://www.streetswing.com/histmain/z1c.htm
Community & Arts centre in Freehold, Lancaster's  answer for all things musical and artistic. It has recently opened a  mini cinema (free to members). We have an anything goes (well at least most things!) music session upstairs on a Thursday night. This is likely to feature fiddles, mandolins, banjos, accordions, hurdy gurdys, guitars bagpipes of various sorts, and tin whistles. The tunes range from medieval & renaissance stuff, Irish/Scottish/English/European to Klezmer and Spanish fandangos! 
There is also a thriving regular Irish session on Tuesdays.
http://www.gregson.co.uk/
Showcase for Howard Haigh's LAVA-a fantastic high energy Lancaster Latino/Blues band who sometimes let me play!. http://www.lavamusic.co.uk/
The Virtual Lancaster Lancaster web site, with listings of bands, events and lots of information about what's going on in Lancaster http://www.lancasterukonline.net/market/gallery/music/music_hq.htm
Website for the hugely entertaining 5 go off in a caravan who used to play regularly at the late lamented Lancaster Clocks Back Festival http://fivegooff.co.uk/
Website showcasing  music composed by the very talented Ed Marchewicz of the above mentioned 5 go off in a caravan
http://www.clearjar.com/downloads/html/harry_walton_quintet1.html
Website for the Old Friends Band, Ceilidh band based in Ulverston in Cumbria and run by one of our favourite  dance callers, Deb Kermode  http://www.oldfriendsband.org.uk
ABC tune search and information pages- There are many thousands of tunes availabe across the web.
ABC is a simple way of typing music on the computer keyboard as text.-How to use ABC notation and links to ABC collections across the web.Free software to convert ABC to written music, midi, NWC,  PDF etc
http://abcnotation.com/
Priceless resource for info & chat about folk related topics. Search for song lyrics.   http://www.mudcat.org
"Folkopedia"  Up and coming "Wikipedia" for Folk Music of all kinds                      http://folkopedia.efdss.org
John Offord's Website about his book of Northern 3/2 hornpipes                          
"John of the Green, The Cheshire Way"
http://www.johnofthegreen.co.uk
Richard Robinson's Tunebook. A vast and invaluable collection of tunes from various sources. In ABC notation and the dots (PNG). The full Winder manuscripts are here as are copies of some of the printed books that the Winder family band used as a source of tunes. http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/RRTuneBk/tunebook.html
The Village MusicProject: A central repository for manuscripts of village band music
and Dancing Masters. Full of useful background to English dance music traditions
http://www.village-music-project.org.uk
Alan Nowell's Website about the Wyresdale Greensleeves Dance   http://www.timedance.org.uk
Julian Taylor's useful site all about fiddles and fiddle music. Also useful links to folk related things, especially in the North West http://www.fiddlemusic.co.uk/index.htm
Embryonic site about the delights of moorland near Lancaster. By Richard & Anne who come to our Thursday session. www.tathamfells.me.uk
Listings of folk dance stuff- bands events, callers etc http://www.setandturnsingle.org.uk
Very useful folky site with listings of bands,events, folk music news etc. Folking.com
collection of tunes in various formats & dances from workshops run by the Cat's Whisker Band from Worcestershire
 http://midlandsbarndances.co.uk/#Tunes
Interesting Eurofolk site from Belgium.
 Folky midis, tunes, dances people, Pictures relating to music & dance. & much more
http://www.vitrifolk.be