HAPPY NEW YEAR 2017 to all supporters of folk music, and an important announcement. This site will be “on sabbatical” until April, as links and pages are updated. The “Get Listed” page will be down and no new listings will be accepted during that time. The rest of the site will continue to function as usual. See you again in the spring!!
The New England Folk Network has been online since May 2007, connecting New England regional folk performers, folk-supporting music venues and folk music fans. Using this network, artists, venues and listeners can better support the music they love.
To be listed here, you must have a website. Your potential audience is best served by seeing and hearing you on a decent website, and I cannot vet you without one. Private pages are not accepted. If I can’t access your page, your potential audience can’t, either.
If you have a listing you think is appropriate – for yourself, your folk music organization, or for a venue you like to go to – you may send your links via the “Get Listed” button on the left.
All potential listings will be vetted. Listees must be:
- New England-based. That is, the artist, venue, festival, radio station, or organization is located in one of the following states: Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island.
- Anglo-American-oriented. That is, primarily performing or presenting folk music that has its roots in the Anglophone cultures of England, Canada or the United States.
- Folk. Folk music has long relied on oral/aural transmission, which lends to its accessibility and popularity in informal social situations. For purposes of this website and this website only, I define “folk” as acoustic-based non-theatrical vocal or instrumental music created and/or performed without reliance on a classically or academically trained musical background; also, the subsequent evolutions of this music.
This website is very specifically focussed on one strand of folk music. To clarify, here are some of the styles I will not list: Blues, Bluegrass, Boogie-Woogie, Cajun, Celtic, Country-Western, Gospel, Gypsy, Irish, Jazz, New Age, Pop, Rock, World, or Zydeco.
However, there is some wiggle room. Festivals, radio stations, camps, clubs and other venues serving a wide audience will be listed as long as they offer a generous amount of Anglo-American folk music.
A Note on Updates: pages are updated individually, as a listing is added, changed, or deleted. The update on this homepage does not reflect updates on other pages.
Wikipedia Link: Sometime late in 2007, an unknown Wikipedia user referenced this website in an article in the series, “Music of the United States.” Click the link above to read the article, “Music of Massachusetts.”
last updated 27 December 2016
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