Folk Association of South Hants



Apart from myriad links to clubs included throughout this website, here are some more general links. If you would like your link included, just drop a note to and we would appreciate any reciprocal links


Devon Folk
FolkActive Aims to encourage and enable people and groups of all ages to become active in traditional music, dance and folk arts.
What's on in the Isle of Wight
Lancashire Folk Association
Meltdown Ceilidhs Haywards Heath, Sussex
Mr Red Links to many folk organisations and publications, mainly to the north and west of us. Also links to music resources etc.

Somerset & Dorset Folk Events Website run by Steve Cunio, listing clubs, sessions and events for our neighbouring counties. Club lists include links to maps showing the locations. Sign up to get e-mails showing the most recently aded events.
South Devon Folk Events
Sussex Folk Guide
Sussex Folk Association (SusFA) Roughly equivalent association to FASH but covering folk events and organisations in East and West Sussex. Comprehensive website with directories of local clubs and lists of events. Sussex Pie, their quarterly journal, back after a few months absence, is available by e-mailing the editor or from local clubs.
Wiltshire Folk Arts



EFDSS English Folk Dance and Song Society
BAASDC British Association of American Square Dancing Clubs. Site includes a 'find a local club' map with general details of every club. Round Dancing is also covered (think called ballroom dancing).
English Folk Music

Folk Camps Folk Music, Song and Dance activity holidays throughout the UK
Friends of Cecil Sharp House Promoting participation in English folk dance and music, also running a series of on-line/virtual dance calling workshops at the moment.
Halsway Manor in the South West of England, the only permanent residential folk music centre in the UK
The Morris Federation
The Morris Ring
Open Morris

Set and Turn Single a great national source of folk listings
The Vaughan Williams Memorial Library

Webfeet where you can locate clubs nationally


Belgium based AADS Promote Dances & Music in Western Europe
Ancient Music of Ireland
Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) American equivalent of our EFDSS
Celfyddydau Mari Arts (Folk Wales Home Page) Festivals, Summerschools, Irish Harp Organisations, Albums, Magazines and a Harp Bulletin Board
Irish Music Magazine news, views and more on the Irish Folk and Trad scene
Irish Traditional Music & Dance
Musical Traditions
Morris Dance Database International database of Morris sides, what dances they perform and tunes they dance to.
The Society for International Folk Dancing

Individuals, groups and companies

The Bitter End Shanty event and fact link information page
The Bursledon Village Band
Folk Dance and Song Group of the Camping and Caravanning Club. The local branch can be found here.
Folk Plays
Forest Tracks Hampshire based record company formed in the early seventies to produce records of the folk music of Hampshire and Dorset, now re-issuing albums in CD form including some fresh material
Jigfoot - lively five piece ceilidh band

Iscalis - a trio playing traditional, original and contemporary acoustic music. Featuring female vocals, and combinations of guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, and bass.
Old Pull & Push Barn Dance Band, Bournemouth
Pass the Buck Ceilidh/Barn Dance Band with Caller Jennet Lambert
Rattlebones Ceilidh and Barn Dance Band
Spike Island Band (Spike Island is the old name for Sholing, a district of Southampton). A versatile six-piece barn dance band
Threepenny Bit - Eight-piece concert and ceilidh band based in Hampshire
West Gallery - music sung by church and chapel bands in the 1700s and early 1800s. Sung locally by Madding Crowd
Woodsiders Barn Dance Band, Southampton.