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This Services: ​Media webpage is on www.folklife-directory.uk/media.html​

M. MEDIA
Services webpages are Services, Media and Workshop-Providers

Listed by country & area -- in same order as in Folklife West magazine news on https://folklife.uk, & on these online webpages:

Cymru • Wales England​: West Country West Midlands (these, plus Oxon, are our main areas, so most entries)
England other regions --- East Midlands, East; South-East, London; North-West, North-East, Yorkshire & the Humber
Alba•Scotland → International entries welcome from enthusiasts everywhere!

  • M.1 --- PRINTED: FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS
  • M.2-.6 --- ONLINE: FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS • M.2: UK-wide • M.3 Cymru•Wales • M.4: England • M.5: Scotland, and International
  • M.7 --- FOLK RADIO
  • M.8 --- PUBLISHERS (MUSIC & PRINT)


For more details of those listed who are 🄵 Folklife members, Ø Associate members,ØØ International Updates-signups, see Folklife West folk news.

We also list, free, in this Directory, 🅄 UK Updates-signups (other than above), and 🄹 Folklife Traditions Journal subscriber/contributor.

​MEDIA M.1 PRINTED: FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS

for JOURNALS see FOLKLIFE STUDIES webpage (on our Folklife Traditions site)
FOLKLIFE

🄵
Cymru, England West Country & West Midlands § FOLKLIFE WEST  www.folklife.uk
§ mainly as above, now with some news from rest of England, Scotland, & international
⇒ Editors: Sam & Eleanor Simmons, 01684 561378. 16 Barrett Rise, Malvern, Worcs WR14 2UJ. sam@folklife.uk
⊕ Each issue has Members' news pages plus Festival & Workshop Diaries (also copied online to www.folklife.uk).

🄵 Mainly UK, some international FOLKLIFE TRADITIONS JOURNAL articles & news www.folklife-traditions.uk
⇒ Editors: Sam & Eleanor Simmons, 01684 561378. 16 Barrett Rise, Malvern, Worcs WR14 2UJ. sam@folklife.uk
⊕ Researched articles, news from societies and researchers, books announced (also copied online to www.folklife-traditions.uk).


INTERNATIONAL

UK & IRELAND

🄵 UK & Ireland LIVING TRADITION www.livingtradition.co.uk
LT is no longer published but ?? back issues & other products still for sale ?? - 10/6/2023
⇒ The Living Tradition, PO Box 1026, Kilmarnock KA2 0LG. admin<at>livingtradition.co.uk, www.facebook.com/thelivingtraditionmagazine
Was A full colour, glossy, folk and traditional music magazine highlighting the rich heritage of traditional music in the UK, Ireland and beyond. TLT has a worldwide circulation, and is an independent and authoritative voice in the folk world. Subscriptions available.


CYMRU/WALES --- none that we know of

​ENGLAND

ENGLAND NATIONAL
🄵 England EDS (English Dance & Song) www.efdss.org/efdss-join-us/english-dance-and-song
⇒ EFDSS, 020 7485 2206. To join EFDSS [English Folk Dance & Song Society] and receive EDS and other benefits: www.efdss.org/efdss-join-us
Editorial: EDS Editor, Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent's Park Road, London, NW1 7AY. eds.editor<at>efdss.org
⊕ An international publication, going out to the almost 4,000 members of the Society. It’s the world’s longest-running folk magazine, first published in 1936, and balances professional folk with grassroots folk, both traditional and contemporary. [EFDSS, now a FL member, October 2017]

ENGLAND WEST COUNTRY

🄵 Cornwall FOLK IN CORNWALL www.folkincornwall.co.uk
⇒ Editor: John Tremaine, 01208 872124. 7 The Moors, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BX. mail<at>folkincornwall.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/folkincornwallmagazine
⊕ Folk in Cornwall supports the thriving folk scene in Cornwall, providing information through publishing the printed magazine every three months, and its website, listing song, music and dance clubs, groups, sessions, with an event diary and details of regular events. [Feb 2018, new member]

🄵 Devon WHAT’S AFOOT https://devonfolk.org.uk
⇒ Anne Gill, 01803 290427. Maleth, 11 Cleveland Road, Torquay, TQ2 5BD. adverts<at>devonfolk.org.uk
⊕ Diary, contacts, articles, reviews. 3 per year: 1 Apr (deadlines 1 Feb), 1 Aug (deadline 1 Jun), 1 Dec (deadline 1 Oct). Posted UK: £5.00 for 3 issues, cheques: Devon Folk.

ENGLAND LONDON
🄵 London & home counties FOLK LONDON https://folklondon.co.uk/
www.instagram.com/folklondonmag/; https://twitter.com/FolkLondonMag
Bi-monthly listings magazine covering folk music, dance and song events in London & home counties [updated 14/3/2023]

OTHER AREAS OF ENGLAND entries welcome

SCOTLAND entries welcome

MEDIA M.2-.5 are ONLINE FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS

​• M.2: UK-wide • M.3 Cymru•Wales • M.4: England • M.5: Alba•Scotland, and International

MEDIA ONLINE FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS. M.2 UK-WIDE

UK

🄵 This website is the FOLKLIFE MEMBERS' ONLINE DIRECTORY, including these listings from Folklife.
⇒ Sam Simmons 01684 561378
⊕ Folklife produce FOLKLIFE WEST print magazine (details: top of page) available online:
FW news pages are on www.folklife.uk and Folklife Traditions Journal is on www.folklife-traditions.uk

🄵 FOLKLIFE's ZOOM LIST www.folklife-traditions.uk/zoom.html
Mostly UK zooms, + above
"Venues Zoom" webpage

🅄 FATEA www.fatea-records.co.uk
info[at]fatea.co.uk https://twitter.com/Fatea_Magazine, https://en-gb.facebook.com/FateaMagazine,
Review material: to FATEA, PO Box 2218, Parkstone, Poole, BH17 7ZZ, & electronic copy of sleeve to reviews[at]fatea.co.uk
News & Features, keeping you up to date; Reviews, detailed thoughts on albums, singles, EPs, the odd book and DVD; Live Gig & Festival reviews; Shop, support Fatea and help Fatea support live events by visiting the shop. [Dec 2022, new listing]

UK & IRELAND

🄵 LIVING TRADITION www.livingtradition.co.uk
LT is no longer published but ?? back issues & other products still for sale ?? - 10/6/2023
⇒ The Living Tradition, PO Box 1026, Kilmarnock KA2 0LG. admin<at>livingtradition.co.uk, www.facebook.com/thelivingtraditionmagazine
Was A full colour, glossy, folk and traditional music magazine highlighting the rich heritage of traditional music in the UK, Ireland and beyond. TLT has a worldwide circulation, and is an independent and authoritative voice in the folk world. Subscriptions available.

MEDIA ONLINE FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS. M.3 CYMRU • WALES

NATIONAL

(TBC - no recent contact) ALAWON CYMRU www.alawoncymru.com
⇒ Meurig Williams 02920 628300.
Monthly sets of Welsh tunes & archive going back to 2012. (added March 2019)

🄵 BYWYD GWERIN, our bilingual Welsh-language folklife traditions site http://bywyd-gwerin.weebly.com/ NOT RUNNING AT PRESENT
⇒ Sam Simmons 01684 561378
Our former website for Welsh Traditions, to be transferred to Folklife Traditions site www.folklife-traditions.uk/cymru.html , requires volunteers to progress.
Nid yw’r golygyddion yn siaradwyr Cymraeg rhugl, rydym yn croesawu gwirfoddolwyr i’n helpu i gyfieithu rhestriadau, penawdau ac ati. (2023 Gorffennaf)

(TBC - no recent contact) SESIWN.COM www.sesiwn.com
⇒ Meurig Williams 02920 628300.
Classes, sessions and tune clubs across Wales [Nov 2018]

🄵 TRAC CYMRU: Music Traditions Wales/Traddodiadau Cerdd Cymru https://trac.cymru
⇒ Megan Lloyd, Company Manager 01446 748 556. megan<at>trac-cymru.org
Wales’ Folk Development organisation; its rôle to promote and develop the music and dance traditions of Wales - both within Wales and beyond. trac provides an information service, and the website lists performers, events and contacts. [2023 June, updated new contact details]

REGIONAL

North Wales, & Merseyside/Cheshire

🄵 CALENDAR: OPEN MIKE, FOLK & ACOUSTIC EVENTS http://ruthinallstyles.co.uk, then click Other local clubs’ at foot of page
⇒ Chris Birchall, 01824 704844, chris<at>chrisbirchall.co.uk
North Wales, & Merseyside/Cheshire. Other categories also eg theatres. You can add your event, and request a review. [checked √ July 2023]

South Wales

🄵 CASBAR www.casbar.co.uk
​⇒ Cas Smith cas<at>casbar.co.uk
⊕ Website folk related listings & contacts in South Wales Updated regularly and the list is emailed out to people who have requested to join the list, cas<at>casbar.co.uk [checked √ July 2023]

MEDIA ONLINE FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS. M.4 ENGLAND, by region

WEST COUNTRY

🄵 Cornwall FOLK IN CORNWALL www.folkincornwall.co.uk
Editor: John Tremaine, 7 The Moors, Lostwithiel, PL22 0BX. 01208 872124. mail<at>folkincornwall.co.uk
Facebook: www.facebook.com/folkincornwallmagazine
⊕ Song, music and dance clubs, groups, sessions, with Google maps. Event diary. Details of regular weekly or monthly events. View and download pdf versions of all issues of the magazine. Links to local and national folk information websites.

🄵 Cornwall WHEAL ALICE MUSIC www.whealalice.com
David Harley 01736 740337. St. Ives, Cornwall david.a.harley<at>gmail.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/WhealAlice/
⊕ Combines the folk-oriented music of David Harley with writing about musical techniques and history, music reviews, and information on Cornish events and resources. [30 October 2020]

🅄 Devon DEVON FOLK http://devonfolk.org/
https://www.facebook.com/devon.folk.58 https://twitter.com/DevonFolk
Devon Folk Devon Folk is a voluntary, constituted body and is the only Devon wide organisation promoting folk activities of all types (song, social dance, ritual dance, mumming etc.), through the regular publication "What's Afoot" and Devon Folk website. (June 2023)

🄵 Glos & nearby; includes South Glos GLOSFOLK www.glosfolk.org.uk
Peter Cripps
The Folk Diary of events (www.glosfolk.org.uk) is well worth a visit to keep up with what is going on in the county and nearby, with over 200 events listed most months (and those are just the ones we know about!).

🄵 Somerset and Dorset SOMERSET AND DORSET FOLK DIARY www.sadfolk.co.uk
Steve Cunio. Subscribe or email via website.
⊕ The Somerset and Dorset Folk Diary (or SaDFolk) is based around a weekly email service, listing ‘folk’ events in Somerset and Dorset. The term ‘event’ covers concerts, barn dances, sessions, workshops and any other folk related activity.

🄵 West Country [& West Mids] MR RED’s MID WEST listings www.cresby.com
Cresby Brown
⊕ Mr Red’s website gives regional listings, for the ‘Mid-West’, by day and by county.

🄵 West Country, part [& West Mids, part] ARMANDALEG MUSIC www.armandalegmusic.com
West Country: Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, Wiltshire. Midlands: Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Worcestershire.
⇒ ​Mike Weaver. Contact via website. twitter <at>armandalegmusic
⊕ Independent organisation, helping original acoustic and traditional artists to promote their music. Listen online to live music, find out what’s on in the Mid-West, get the latest news, view comprehensive list of Mid-West venues and of folk and acoustic festivals.

WEST MIDLANDS

🄵 MR RED’s MID WEST listings and 🄵 ARMANDALEG MUSIC see under WEST COUNTRY as cover both West Country & West Midlands

🄵 ​​Shropshire & elsewhere SABRINAFLU Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/27261137852/
⇒ David Harley 07891 999619. Contact: david.a.harley<at>gmail.com.
⊕ Promoting folk(-ish) music, song, dance and poetry, especially but not exclusively along the course of the river Severn (hence Sabrinaflu).

🄵 Worcestershire & very nearby WORCESTER Traditional Music Page​ www.worcesterfolk.org.uk
⇒ Mike Walton 01905 357482. mike<at>worcesterfolk.org.uk
⊕ Website with information on Worcester’s traditional music scene.

🄵 Warks, Coventry, nearby FOLKFAX www.folkfax.net
⇒ Malc Gurnham 024 7634 5568, Mobile: 077 6019 0309. Email: mail<at>bedworthfolkclub.co.uk

🄵 Warks & nearby COTSWOLD FOLK listings www.cotswoldfolk.co.uk
⇒ Paul Bryan 07711 121210

🄵 Warks & nearby ​ SHIFTING SUNDAY SESSIONS listings www.sessionfolk.blogspot.com
⇒ Paul Bryan 07711 121210


EAST MIDLANDS, and EAST
entries welcome

SOUTH-EAST, and LONDON

🄵 London & Home Counties FOLK LONDON https://folklondon.co.uk/
⇒ www.instagram.com/folklondonmag/; https://twitter.com/FolkLondonMag
Bi-monthly listings magazine covering folk music, dance and song events in London & home counties [updated 14/3/2023]

🄵 Oxon FOLK IN OXFORD http://folkinoxford.co.uk
⇒ Contact us - admin<at>folkinoxford.co.uk Mailing list for all the latest news, subscribe via website form.
⊕ Calendar of events (by category, by week, searchable); listing a huge variety of folk activities to watch, or to join in. [checked, 4/2024]

NORTH-EAST
entries welcome


NORTH-WEST

🅄 North-West (also North Wales) FOLK NORTH WEST http://www.folknorthwest.co.uk/
⇒ David & Anne Jones 0151 639 4285. https://www.facebook.com/folknorthwest/ aanddjones<at>sky.com
New online magazine replacing printed magazine (June 2023)

🄵 Merseyside/Cheshire (also North Wales) CALENDAR: OPEN MIKE, FOLK & ACOUSTIC EVENTS http://ruthinallstyles.co.uk, then click Other local clubs’ at foot of page
⇒ Chris Birchall, 01824 704844, chris<at>chrisbirchall.co.uk
North Wales, & Merseyside/Cheshire. Other categories also eg theatres. You can add your event, and request a review. [checked √ July 2023]

YORKSHIRE & THE HUMBER
entries welcome

MEDIA ONLINE FOLK MAGAZINES & LISTINGS. M.5: ALBA • SCOTLAND and INTERNATIONAL

Scotland

entries welcome

Ireland
(TBC) FONN TRADITIONAL MUSIC & SONG https://fonn.online
Primarily, but not excusively, from Ireland.
The fonn website covers traditional music and song -- fonn is an online magazine devoted to traditional music and song – primarily, but not excusively, from Ireland. The magazine includes news, reviews and essays along with images and videos.


USA
(TBC) CALENDAR of VIRTUAL SONG SESSIONS bostonsongsessions.org​/virtual-sessions
An invaluable resource for USA, UK, & more (as pictured above)
Please send corrections, additions, and suggestions to: virtualtradsession <at> gmail.com It's maintained jointly by Clara Jordan (Sheffield, UK) & Jeff Keller (Somerville, MA, USA). For individual session queries, contact that session.
A calendar of online (mostly zoom-based) pub sings, chantey sings, & ballad sessions started up under the Coronavirus lockdown.
Unless your browser is confused, times should display in your timezone. Note that some of the sessions require registering in advance.

ØØ COUNTRY DANCE & SONG SOCIETY'S ONLINE EVENTS CALENDAR https://www.cdss.org/community/events-calendar
CDSS, mainly USA and Canada
⊕ Check out CDSS's online events calendar Dozens of virtual events posted every week for traditional singers, musicians, and also dancers. Most are hosted by Americans & Canadians, some by others, but anyone can join.

ØØ AMERICELTIC www.AmeriCeltic.net / www.facebook.com/AmeriCeltic
West Coast of U.S. and more.
⇒ Public Calendar of related events: AmeriCeltic Calendar Weekly newsletter: AmeriCeltic Newsletter
Read about all our work,: www.AmeriCeltic.net/about
A weekly newsletter needs NEWS! Please submit your relevant news to americeltic<at>gmail.com.​
⊕ A user supported, non-profit service organization. Our Mission is to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry as well as report and comment on related current events.

ØØ AMERICELTIC CALENDAR AmeriCeltic Calendar
West Coast of U.S. and more. Live and Zoom listings
⇒ Read about all our work, www.AmeriCeltic.net/about
⊕ A user supported, non-profit service organization. Our Mission is to restore awareness, celebrate and preserve the culture and history of Celtic Americans by promoting live Celtic music, festivals, history & ancestry as well as report and comment on related current events.

​MEDIA M.7 FOLK RADIO

(TBC) Wales: National CELTIC HEARTBEAT (BBC Radio Wales) www.bbc.co.uk/radiowales
⇒ Frank Hennessy Email: frank.hennessy<at>bbc.co.uk Post: Celtic Heartbeat, BBC Radio Wales, Cardiff CF5 2YQ
Sunday, 7pm. The best in traditional and contemporary folk groups and acoustic music, plus Frank Hennessy’s weekly Celtic gig guide. [New member, added September 2017]

🅄 ​ ​​Warkwickshire ANKER FOLK www.ankerradio.co.uk
​⇒ Geoff Veasey, Presenter folk<at>ankerradio.co.uk. Mixcloud: https://www.mixcloud.com/ankerradio/playlists/anker-folk
1st and 3rd Wednesdays monthly on Hospicoms, on 1286am and online via station website. Presenters: John Goodman & Geoff Veasey. For the three most recent broadcasts, www.ankerradio.co.uk then click on the FOLK button. [New member, Apr 2018]

🅄 ​​Gloucestershire FOLK & ACOUSTIC MUSIC with Chris Arscott deanradio.co.uk
⇒ Chris Arscott. Contact chris on chrisarscott46<at>gmail.com
⊕ Dean Radio 95.7 &105.6FM also on deanradio.co.uk, 6pm on Tuesdays, repeated on Thursday at 9pm. Listen again (after the repeat) on the Dean Radio web site. [New listing, Oct 2023]

🄵 ​​Greater Manchester NEAR AND FAR www.salfordcityradio.org
​⇒ Rob Dunford, Salford City Radio, Radio House, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton M27 5AW. info<at>salfordcityradio.org
Tuesdays, 3pm-4pm, with online Listen Again. 94.4 FM. Folk, roots, acoustic . . . and a bit extra. [Updated, Nov 2023]

​MEDIA M.8 PUBLISHERS (MUSIC & PRINT) see also FOLKLIFE STUDIES (on our Folklife Traditions site)

🄵 ​S Glos SAYDISC www.saydisc.com
⇒ Gef Lucena. The Barton, Inglestone Common, Badminton, S. Glos. GL9 1BX, England Saydisc<at>aol.com
⊕ Maddy Prior/Carnival Band, Mellstock Band, Broadside Band, Kathryn Tickell, Nigel Eaton, Ray Fisher, Chinese, Japanese, Pacific, African, Indian and many other cultures, trad performers and rare musics.

🄵 ​​Herefs TOM HUGHES www.tomhughesmusic.co.uk
⇒ Tom Hughes. Contact: tomhughesmusic<at>outlook.com
⊕ Music transcription and engraving service, including music book production and publishing of folk/traditional music. I can offer special rates to folk musicians looking to release a music book. Now available: ALAWON:MELODIES Tune Book from the fantastic Welsh folk trio ALAW. [Feb 2020, new Member]

🄵 Kent DEREK TAYLOR BOOKS http://www.derektaylor.org
01303 760 546. books<at>derektaylor.org, Facebook: Derek Taylor Twitter: twitter.com/@derektaylor201
⊕ Publishers of ‘Little Book Of Ballads’, a portable little pocket book. The book is available at Amazon etc and http://www.derektaylor.org [added, Feb 2024]

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