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Thread #117504   Message #2531260
Posted By: open mike
04-Jan-09 - 12:09 PM
Thread Name: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
Subject: RE: Folk Music: Recommendations For a Newby
rosie--where are you? I would recommendthat you might want to join up with other singers and pickersin your area...perhaps there is a regularly scheduled jam or singing circle. this is a good way to learn new tunes, and become acquainted with the music scenein your area. attendingconcerts or festivals is alsoa great way to learn
about new (or old) performers and music, and meet others who also
enjoy it.

here is a plce where you can find jams
Folk Jams

a magazine that has been around a very long time Sing Out! This magazine has workshops, printed music, and more

And here is a magazine that has an extensive listing of concerts
and performances Dirty Linen Magazine

And here is a place to find festivals

Festival Link

these are mostly U.S, resources -- hope this is helpful.
if you tell us where you are, perhaps folks here can provide
more local pointers for you
good luck and happy singing