at the Library of Congress was created by Congress in 1976 "to preserve and present American Folklife." The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music. The Center and its collections have grown to encompass all aspects of folklore and folklife from this country and around the world. Contact us by Phone or Fax (202) 707-5510 Written Correspondence * American Folklife Center Library of Congress 101 Independence Ave. SE Washington DC 20540-4610


of Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, West Virginia is dedicated to making traditional music, crafts, dancing and folklore available to visitors and residents alike. Since 1973, thousands of people of all ages, from all 50 states and many foreign countries have found their way to this picturesque mountain town and learned, shared and enjoyed this interesting and valuable heritage. Mailing Address: Augusta Heritage Center of Davis & Elkins College Jennings Randolph Hall, 1st Floor 100 Campus Drive Elkins, WV 26241 Fax: 304-637-1287 Augusta office phone: 304-637-1209


is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to preserving and promoting folk music, dance, and tradition. BFMS sponsors regular dances, concerts,family events, and related activities year-round. (888) 646-BFMS Baltimore Folk Music Society, P.O. Box 7134 Waverly Station, Baltimore, MD 21218-0134.


is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the preservation and presentation of the traditional music of the United States, particularly that of the Southern Appalachians; classic early country music; and also bluegrass. Formed in 1972 in Wilmington, Delaware Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music P.O. Box 3672 Greenville, DE 19807 USA Telephone (302) 321-6466 Please Note!!: This is a changed number (Old Number: 302-635-3001) Email


A nonprofit educational and presenting organization that promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts. Calliope programs are unique to western Pennsylvania. Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society (office) 6300 Fifth Ave. 3rd Floor Pittsburgh PA 15232 Phone 412-361-1915 Fax 412-361-1475 Calliope promotes and preserves traditional and contemporary folk music and its allied arts. Calliope’s tri-partite mission as presenter, educator, and community-builder has evolved naturally and steadily since our founding in 1976. We continue to evolve as the product of Pittsburgh’s enthusiasm for celebrating the many musical forms and influences that shape the American experience. Calliope’s first mission is to remain the premier presenter of traditional and roots-based music in Western Pennsylvania. We strive to present performing artists of national and international reputation, to promote and encourage regional performers, and to reward audiences with experiences of music rarely presented elsewhere in our region. Our second mission is accomplished through the Calliope School of Folk Music, Dance, and Craft, which provides accessible instruction of the highest quality for teaching heritage-based music and craft to adults, teens, and children through classes, workshops, jam sessions, and collaborations with other organizations.


Cornstock Folk Festival is an organization that promotes a three day celebration of acoustic and roots music set in the "gateway to the Endless Mountains" of Northeastern PA. Festival goers not only experience an eclectic lineup of music and workshops, but also some of PA's most beautiful scenery. The 2014 festival will be held August 29, 30, 31 at Lazy Brook Park located in the gateway to the Endless Mountains, 20 miles west of Scranton, PA on Rt. 6 at 55 Overlook Road, Tunkhannock, PA. General Information Booking Vending Call Us Jillian 570.250.7464 General Questions, Volunteers, Vendors Anthony 570.250.7972 Bands and Sound Write to Us Cornstock Folk Festival 84 Church Rd Mansfield, PA 16933


based in Washington, DC, seeks to create new and better opportunities for all those involved in the performing folk arts. Founded in 1989, the Folk Alliance was created to increase public awareness of the vital artistic and cultural importance of folk music and dance, because the founders believed that through folk music and dance, living cultural expressions and traditions are shared, heightening understanding of all cultures, and enriching our quality of life. Folk Alliance Headquarters (NEW INFO): 509 Delaware St. #101 Kansas City, MO 64105 Phone: 816-221-3655 Fax: 816-221-3658 Email:

CT Folk

CT Folk seeks to educate, entertain, and inspire a diverse audience through music and conversation to create a socially responsible and environmentally sustainable community. New Haven, Connecticut How we make a difference: CT Folk is committed to being a comprehensive guide to the Folk, Roots and Americana music community, and to environmental initiatives in Connecticut and the surrounding region. CT Folk is dedicated to the furtherance of environmental initiatives that affect our local community and to the furtherance of music in all of its varied forms which may include, but is not limited to: Folk, Roots Country, Bluegrass, Roots Rock, Blues, Jazz, Zydeco, World, Western Swing, Roots Gospel, Celtic, and more. We provide performance opportunities for emerging talents, support the development of new work, pay tribute to individuals who have made distinctive or significant contributions to our musical and environmental culture, recognize those who have contributed to the betterment of the community, provide educational programs and events, and give rise to social and civic issues in our local community through musical endeavors. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6295 Hamden, CT 06517


Delaware Friends of Folk is a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering the cause of folk music and folk musicians in our area. We stage coffee houses, concerts, and monthly pick-ins where people gather to play music together. This program is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency dedicated to nurturing and supporting the arts in Delaware, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. Dover, DE Jan Crumpley • (302) 827-FOLK


furthers the understanding, investigation, appreciation, and performance of the traditional folk music and folklore of the American people. FSGW presents over 200 folk events in the metropolitan DC area each year, including festivals, concerts, dances and swaps. FSGW President, April Blum 8300 Osage Terrace Adelphi,MD 20783 Home 301-422-0292


The Folk Project is New Jersey’s leading acoustic music and dance organization. It is a community of over 600 music lovers, musicians and dancers. Our member volunteers have been showcasing acoustic and traditional music in North Jersey for over 30 years. We invite you to join our audiences, enjoy our shows, and become a part of our dynamic, nonprofit organization. Project volunteers present more than 100 events annually, with a unique mix of homegrown and nationally acclaimed performers. We present music styles that go well beyond what you may consider traditional American folk music, including blues, swing, gospel, jazz, sea chantey, Irish, vaudeville, doo-wop, gypsy, jug band and rock ‘n’roll. Musicians come from as close as our local Jersey neighborhoods to as far away as Europe and China The Folk Project is also an artistic community that offers support, instruction and performance opportunities. Our performing members range from local beginners to full-time touring professionals. We provide multiple showcases for every level of talent and many ways to interact with other musicians. Our concerts, dances, festivals, parties and member shows are a great way to participate in this very active and social community, centered on a love of music, dance and fun. The Folk Project PO Box 41 Mendham, NJ 07945


in Rochester, New York Golden Link offerings include concerts of folk performers, a monthly newsletter, a lending library of folk music recordings and books, a folk musician's reference service, folk music workshops, an annual weekend folk festival, free weekly Tuesday night sing-arounds, and much, much more Mailing Address: P.O. Box 92398, Rochester, NY 14692. Vern Lindberg


(Mt. Laurel,NJ) meets and jams at the Pinelands Folk Music Center in Burlington County, New Jersey where aficionados of old time, Celtic, Gospel or folk music come to relax, sing, make music and obtain musical necessities. Concerts, performances and lessons are going on almost all the time. incorporated in 1979, and since then GPDS members have been gathering together regularly to play, to sing, and to enjoy traditional music. Our membership includes folks of different backgrounds and cultures who share a common bond. We've become an ever-changing family of friends linked by the desire to play folk instruments, among which the Appalachian mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimers stand out. GPDS, Inc. P.O. Box 292 Rancocas, NJ 08073 Meetings and Programs We hold our business meetings on the first Tuesday of each month from September through June. Our meetings are usually brief and are followed by a program or jam session. Occasionally we will sponsor a special event, a performer, pot luck social or an open stage, where all members are invited to perform. Meetings start at 7PM and are held at the Saint Paul Lutheran Church Study House, 910 Marne Highway, Hainesport, NJ 08036. Jam Sessions Jam sessions are hosted by members and their families usually on the third Friday of each month at 7PM. All skill levels are welcome to attend. Come to play, sing or listen, but come mostly to have fun.


specializes in presenting the opportunity for audiences in the Wilmington, Delaware area to see top caliber touring Celtic and British Isles musicians in intimate, friendly performance venues. In 1999, Green Willow was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1999 through the auspices of the North American Folk Music and Dance Alliance. The Green Willow Folk Club is dedicated to the preservation and growth of Celtic and British Isles folk music. Artists from Ireland, Scotland and England are most prominently featured, as well as performers from Canada, the United States, Australia, France, and Spain. From Child ballads to sea music, from strathspeys to reels, the Green Willow seeks to keep alive the folk music traditions of Celtic communities from all over the world. Green Willow Folk Club P.O. Box 15070 Newark, DE 19711 USA Telephone: (302) 456-3242 Email:


is a growing free society of songwriters, recording artists and just about anyone connected to original music composition. JP Folks warmly embraces and welcome ALL genres of music, and everyone who creates, facilitates and consumes music around the world. Just Plain Folks 5327 Kit Drive Indianapolis, IN 46237


is the oldest,largest and most successful volunteer folk organization in North America...since 1957. Dedicated to promoting folk music in the Delaware Valley and beyond. Philadelphia Folksong Society office: 7113 Emlen Street Philadelphia, PA 19119 The PFS office is open Monday-Friday from 10 am to 5pm. Phone: 215-247-1300 | 800-556-FOLK Fax: 215-247-0293


has encouraged the growth of folk music in central New Jersey for 35 years sponsoring monthly house sings for members and monthly concerts by visiting folk singers and songwriters. The Princeton Folk Music Society has encouraged the growth of folk music in central New Jersey for 40 years. We sponsor a monthly house sing for members on the first Friday of each month and a monthly concert by visiting folk singers and songwriters, usually on the third Friday of each month. Non-members are welcome to attend our monthly concerts - we hope to see you at the next one! PFMS 21 Melville Road, Princeton Junction NJ 08550-2807 Write us, call us at 609-799-0944


The collections of the Center for Folklife Programs and Cultural Studies focus on the expressive traditions of communities in the United States and worldwide including materials on occupational folklore, family folklore, American musical traditions, and African American, Native American and other ethnic performance traditions. The archives organizes these collections, preserves them, and provides access to them by preparing catalogues and assisting with onsite consultation. The archives also collaborates with diverse communities and institutions in the development of strategies and practices for the collection, preservation, and dissemination of their own cultural traditions or those entrusted to their care. Street and Delivery Address: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Capital Gallery Building 600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 2001 MRC 520 Washington, D.C. 20024 Mailing Address: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage Smithsonian Institution P.O. Box 37012, MRC 520 Washington, D.C. 20013-7012 Telephone: 202.633.6440 Fax: 202.633.6474 Email:


is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and encouraging the traditional arts in Central Pennsylvania. SFMS currently sponsors concerts, dances, craft workshops and jam sessions from September through June. The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS), based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is a nonprofit education and arts organization dedicated to the advancement, promotion and preservation of traditional, contemporary and international folk music and folk culture. Every year, from September through June, Susquehanna Folk presents dozens of events for the cultural enrichment of South Central Pennsylvania. We present artists from around the globe as well as hometown performers. Many of our events have a "hands-on" component that strengthens the connections between music and folks. In addition, SFMS brings folk culture into local schools each year through Arts in Education residencies. Call Us Call SFMS at (717) 745-6577. Write Us Write SFMS at 378 Old York Road, New Cumberland, PA 17070 eMail Us See our Board of Directors Page for individual email addresses.


(a non-profit organization) exists to foster and promote traditional, contemporary and multicultural folk music and dance, and related performing arts in Southeastern Pennsylvania. The TurtleDove Folk Club seeks to strengthen its surrounding social community through presenting shows in the folk arts with a focus on education, cultural enlightenment and grassroots networking.