Some useful links.

Event and band listings

  • Poynton Ceilidh. Ceilidh series in Poynton, near Manchester run by Albireo.
  • hosts a bulletin board, features and band listings.
  • Lancashire Folk provides event and band listings for the Lancashire area, along with details of Morris, sword and clog sides. All this and a forum too!
  • South Riding Folk Network.
  • Webfeet is a site with dance-related resources and a comprehensive listing of bands.


  • The lovely photographs on this site were taken by Elly Lucas.


Tunes and ways of reading them

The abc format provides a simple ascii-based representation of tunes, particularly suited to European folk and traditional music. There are a number of software packages that provide support for editing, playing and searching abc archives.