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This is a monthly posting of pointers to places on the internet relevant to celtic music. The most current version of this list is maintained at the Ceolas archive, in text and hypertext (WWW) formats: FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/pub/Internet_Sources WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/Internet_Sources.html Please let me know of any corrections, additions or comments to the email address below. Gerard Manning ceolas@celtic.stanford.edu Current version: 26 October 1996 (I'm afraid it will be another month or two before I get a chance to do a proper re-organisation on this list, but it is in the pipeline). Contents: -------- 1. Where can I discuss celtic music on the internet? 2. What are the major online sites for celtic music? 3. What magazines are available online? 4. How can I find tunes on the internet? 5. Where can I find out about concerts and festivals? 6. Where can I discuss and find out about particular instruments? 7. Where can I discuss and find out more about particular musicians? 8. How can I buy celtic music through the internet? 9. Other celtic resources 10.A few technical notes ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Where can I discuss celtic music on the internet? Newgroups: rec.music.celtic Chief celtic music group on Usenet. About 30-80 messages per day. rec.music.folk Higher traffic than rec.music.celtic and much broader coverage, especially of American folk. Most of the celtic discussion is cross-posted to rec.music.celtic. soc.culture.celtic soc.culture.breton soc.culture.irish soc.culture cornish soc.culture.scottish soc.culture.asturies soc.culture.welsh soc.culture.catalan Occasionally deal with musical matters, as well as other celtic questions. Mailing lists: Irish Traditional Music Mailing list on Irish traditional music, oriented towards players and traditional, as opposed to popular, music. Membership is about 300, with an average of about half a dozen messages a day. A digest form of the list, with summaries of the most important messages, comes out every month. Subscription address: listserv@listserv.hea.ie List address: irtrad-l@listserv.hea.ie Gopher archives: gopher://irlearn.ucd.ie/1List/IRTRAD-L Maintainer: Hammy Hamilton (ARMU6001@ivax1.ucc.ie) Cape Breton Music mailing list Discusses the music of the Cape Breton area of Canada, which maintains a strong tradition of celtic music, espcecially in Scottish-style fiddling. List address: cb-music@chatsubo.com Subscription: Send message with 'subscribe' or 'subscribe digest' to list address. Maintainer listmaster@chatsubo.com (Jamie Foulds and Mike Gurstein) Folk Music radio shows This is primarily for hosts of folk/bluegrass/celtic radio shows, but all are welcome to join. Runs about 5-10 messages per day usually, includes playlists, band information, Folk Alliance news and chat. Very much US- based. Subscription address: listserv@psuvm.psu.edu. List address: folkdj-l@psuvm.psu.edu Maintainer: Tina Hay, tmh1@psuvm.psu.edu (if you are on Bitnet, use the addresses listserv@psuvm and folkdj@psuvm) American Folk Music Moderated mailing list, concertrating on American singer-songwriters, more folk than celtic. Subscription address: listserv@nysernet.org List address: folk_music@nysernet.org Maintainer: Alan Roworth (alanr@nysernet.net) Celtic Music in Houston, TX Unmoderated list covering Celtic music events in the Houston, Texas area. Messages are accumulated and sent out in a digest form once per day. Subscription address: majordomo@chron.com List address: celtic-houston-digest List Maintainer: Chuck Ivy <cei@po.cwru.edu> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 2. What are the major online sites for celtic music? Ceolas This is the largest and most complete site dedicated to celtic music. Many sections are mentioned elsewhere in this list, but there is a lot else besides. WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/ceolas.html FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/catalog Latest updates: finger ceolas@celtic.stanford.edu Here are some examples: /pub/artist /artists.html Background information on over 50 celtic groups and musicians /pub/instruments /instruments.html Resource guides and bibliographies for many instruments used in celtic music /pub/mail-order /mail-order/ List of mail-order sources for celtic music /pub/radio.list /pub/thistle.list /pmurphy/thistle.html A list of the three hundred or so US stations that air the Thistle & Shamrock weekly program of celtic music and a list of about 80 other celtic music radio programs around the world. All-Music Guide This is a listing of almost a quarter of a million albums by the biggest names in almost every genre of music, including celtic. It is available in book, CD-ROM, and online form. The listings have most of the albums by the group/artist, along with a brief descriptive note, rating of most of the albums and some details for each album. Gopher: allmusic.ferris.edu (port 70) This service is currently in transition and is for the moment being hosted by CDNow http://cdnow.com Internet Musical Archives This is the single largest internet musical archive, containing lyrics, discographies, reviews and other information, sorted alphabetically by artist. It's so huge, it can be difficult to search completely: a partial list of celtic artists covered by this archive is available by FTP from celtic.stanford.edu as /pub/uwp-list FTP: ftp.uwp.edu Maintainer: Dave Datta (datta@cs.uwp.edu) The archive is often overloaded, it may take several attempts to get through. Sunsite Gaelic archive This archive has a lot of information on gaelic and celtic matters, including the bagpipes archive and information and sound samples for a few north american celtic musicians. WWW: http://sunsite.unc.edu/gaelic/gaelic.html FTP: sunsite.unc.edu/pub/academic/languages/gaelic ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 3. What magazines are available online? The Living Tradition This Scottish folk/trad magazine is now being made available by Gopher. The online version includes album reviews, articles news and Scottish events guide. The same site also contains information on the Dalraida celtic heritage society, including sections on celtic music. Gopher: gopher.almac.co.uk. Editor: Pete Heywood (living.tradition@almac.co.uk) Dirty Linen American folk/celtic/world music monthly, now has a sample of each month's articles available on the Web WWW: http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/ Maintainer: Cliff Furnald (cliff@rootsworld.com) Hot Press Irish rock magazine also has some celtic coverage. WWW: http://www.iol.ie/hotpress/ Folk Roots English folk and world music magazine WWW: http://www.cityscape.co.uk/froots/ Editor/Maintainer: Ian Anderson (froots@cityscape.co.uk) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 4. Where can I find out about concerts, festivals and sessions? Ceolas Ceolas carries information on most of the big touring groups and some local musicians in the US and Canada. It also has spotty information on European and other locations and has listings of festivals around the world. FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/schedules FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/festivals WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/events/ Listings for individual states and provinces are also available: FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/schedules/Listing-by-state/ WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/calendar.html You can subscribe to a monthly posting of each state-wide calendar by email. For more information, mail majordomo@celtic.stanford.edu a message with the single command "info lists", or see: http://celtic.stanford.edu/lists.html Ceolas also carries George Keith's list of Irish/celtic open sessions around the world. FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/session.list Electronic Dirty Linen - Tour Schedules Dirty Linen, the American folk music magazine maintains publishes an extensive monthly calendar of folk and celtic events, mostly North American concerts and festivals. The nysernet.org site carries the calendar in a single, ~300kb file, while the psu site and the Web site have it broken down by artist and by state. FTP: nysernet.org/listserv/folk_music/dirty_linen FTP: ftp.cac.psu.edu/pub/folk_music/dirty_linen WWW: http://www.dirtynelson.com/linen/special/tour.html Calendar of New England Folk Events FTP: theory.lcs.mit.edu pub/wald/concert-calendar. email: send mail containing the line "send wald concert-calendar" to archive-server@theory.lcs.mit.edu. WWW: http://theory.lcs.mit.edu/~wald/calendar.html Maintainer: David Wald (wald@theory.lcs.mit.edu) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 5. How can I find tunes on the internet? The Digital Tradition This giant database contains over 6000 lyrics and over 2000 tunes of folksongs from around the world, including a fair amount of celtic-related music. Versions for Unix, Mac and PC are available by FTP, but be warned, the whole database is over 10 megabytes. Recent legal wranglings have shut it down, but now at least the lyrics are available for search on the Web, and the full database is promised soon. WWW: http://www.deltablues.com/dbsearch.html Maintainer Dick Greenhaus (digitrad@world.std.com) Ceolas This has several hundred tunes in abc and bagpipe.tex formats as well as postscript versions of most of the abc tunes, software for viewing and manipulating tunes and several descriptive files. FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/pub/tunes WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/ceolas.html St. Olaf tune index This is an index of printed collections of tunes, with over 28,000 entries, mostly of celtic or American-celtic origin. It is broken up into 25 files in the form a_index.prn for each letter; the whole set comes to about 2.7 megabytes. There is also a biblio.txt file listing the source books and Intro and a Readme for more information. The collection is copyright but freely available for non-commercial use. Maintainer: James Stewart (jnstewart@ualr.edu) FTP or gopher: ftp.stolaf .edu /gopher/"Internet Resources"/"St. Olaf Sponsored Mailing Lists"/Omni-Cultural-Academic-Resource/Fine- Arts/Music/folk-tunes. WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/tunesearch.html Now updated, with just over 35,000 entries! Richard Robinsons' Tunebook This is a nice listing of Richard's personal collection of tunes, available by WWW; each tune has an associated graphic file (72 dpi gif) which will display the staff notation for that tune WWW: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/music/Info/RRTuneBk/tunebook.html WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/pub/tunes/RRTunebook/tunebook.html FTP celtic.stanford.edu/pub/tunes/RRTunebook Richard Darsie's TuneWeb Similar project to that of Richard Robinson WWW: http://itpubs.ucdavis.edu/richard/music/tuneweb/ Maintainer: Richard Darsie (rfdarsie@ucdavis.edu) Dan Beimborn's Tune Collection A similar collection of gif tunes. WWW: http://execpc.com:80/~danb/tunes/dantunes.html Maintainer: Dan Beimborn (danb@execpc.com) Michael Loehr's collection This has a collection of tunes in postscript format, including John Walsh's collection of about 60 of the most popular session tunes. Most WWW browsers cannot display postscript, but the files can be saved and printed using software such as the Macintosh LaserWriter Utility. WWW: http://este.darmstadt.gmd.de:5000/~loehr/music.html Irish folksong lyrics collection: The lyrics to over 300 Irish folk songs are at: WWW: http://www.cs.hut.fi/~zaphod/search Maintainer: Seppo J Niemi <zaphod@cs.hut.fi> Gaelic Song Archive Contains songs in Irish, Scots Gaelic and Manx, with accompanying tunes in abc format. WWW: http://www.webcom.com/~liam/gaelsong/song.html Maintainer: Liam Hart (wahart00@pop.uky.edu) ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 6. Where can I discuss and find out about particular instruments? General Lark in the Morning sells all kinds of celtic (and other exotic) instruments and their Web site has a large collection of background information. WWW:http://www.mhs.mendocino.k12.ca.us/MenComNet/Business/Retail/Larknet/ larkhp.html Ceolas. See the instruments section: FTP:celtic.stanford.edu /pub/instruments/ Accordion Newsgroup: rec.music.makers.squeezebox Mailing list Covers all kinds of accordions and concertina. 10-15 messages a week, discusses contemporary accordion music of all sorts, instrument building and repair. The archive has lots of information on magazines, builders, tutors and tips. Subscription address: accordion-request@cs.cmu.edu List address: accordion@cs.cmu.edu Maintainer: Phoebe Sengers (accordion-request@cs.cmu.edu) Web Archive http://www.cs.cmu.edu:8001/afs/cs/user/phoebe/mosaic/accordion.html Concertina FAQ http://www.cs.cmu.edu:8001/afs/cs/user/phoebe/accordion/concertina-faq.html Bagpipes//Uilleann pipes Archive: WWW: http://sunsite.unc.edu/bagpipes FTP/Gopher: cs.dartmouth.edu/pub/bagpipes (includes mailing list archive?) WWW FAQ: http://info.acm.ord/~mscully/faq.html Another Bagpipe Web Site: http://www.rootsworld.com/rw/feature/gaida.html Mailing list: Discusses all kinds of bagpipes, including Scottish, Irish (uileann), Northumbrian, Spanish, Macedonian, Swedish and others. Covers technical issues and news mainly of interest to players. Subscription address: pipes-request@sunapee.dartmouth.edu List address: bagpipe@cs.dartmouth.edu Maintainer: Wayne Cripps <wbc@quimby.dartmouth.edu> FTP or Gopher FAQ and archives: cs.dartmouth.edu/pub/bagpipes Uilleann pipes mailing list Subscription address: listproc@lists.acs.ohio-state.edu List address: uileann@lists.acs.ohio-state.edu Maintainer: David Daye (daye.1@osu.edu) Newsgroup rec.music.makers.bagpipe Bodhran WWW: http://www.panix.com/~mittle/bodhran.html Bodhran-making guide FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/instruments/Bodhran.making Bouzouki Archive: WWW: http://www.ice.el.utwente.nl:80/~han/bouzouki/ Cittern Mailing list: Subscription address: majordomo@ice.el.utwente.nl List address: cittern@ice.el.utwente.nl Flute Mailing list Subscription address: flute-m-request@unixg.ubc.ca Maintainer: Cara Camcastle <camcastl@unixg.ubc.ca> Irish Flute FAQ FTP:celtic.stanford.edu /pub/instruments/Flute.FAQ Guitar Newsgroup: rec.music.makers.guitar Newsgroup: rec.music.makers.guitar.acoustic Newsgroup: rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature Guide to accompaniment FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/pub/instruments/accompaniment Hammered Dulcimer Mailing list Started up around July, so still finding it's place. Plans to go to listserv system soon Subscription address: hammerd@mcs.com List address: hammerd@mcs.com Maintainer: Bill Paulson (hammerd@mcs.com, hdulcimer@aol.com) Web Site http://tfnet.ils.unc.edu/~gotwals/hd/dulcimer.html Newsgroup: rec.music.makers.dulcimer Harp Mailing List Subscription address: harp-request@mit.edu List address: harp@mit.edu Archive: file://tns-www.lcs.mit.edu/pub/mail-archive/harp/harp_archive.html Harmonica Newsgroup: alt.music.harmonica Discography: FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/pub/instruments/Harmonica.discog Lute mailing list Subscription address: lute-request@cs.dartmouth.edu Maintainer: Wayne Cripps <wbc@cs.dartmouth.edu>] Mandolin mailing list Subscription address: listserv@vm1.nodak.edu List address: comando@vm1.nodak.edu Tin Whistle (pennywhistle) FTP: celtic.stanford.edu/pub/instruments/Tin.Whistle ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 7. Where can I discuss and find out more about particular musicians? Note: I am not listing musicians for which a Website is the only resource: since they are of use only to Web users, they are instead listed at the Ceolas artists page (below). Ceolas artist profiles Ceolas carries profiles on about 30 major celtic groups and musicians, as well as an omnibus file with short snippets on many groups, and links to all of these other pages. WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/artists.html FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/artists Boiled In Lead Mailing List Subscription address: leadheads-request@apocalypse.org Maintainer: John Romkey (romkey@elf.com) or maybe: Drew Miller (72133.3263@compuserve.com) Boiled in Lead Archives: FTP: ftp.apocalypse.org /pub/leadheads WWW: http://www.apocalypse.org/leadheads/home.html WWW: http://www.omnium.com/pub/omnium/bil/ ('official') Sinead O'Connor Mailing list jitr ("Jump in the River") mailing list: discusses music and activism of Sinead O'Connor. About 240 members worldwide; volume is 1 or 2 messages per day. Subscription address: majordomo@postmodern.com List Address jitr@postmodern.com (jitr-digest also available) Maintainer: Michael C. Berch (jitr-approval@postmodern.com) List Archive: http://www.postmodern.com/~mcb/jitr/ Information: http://www.postmodern.com/~mcb/jitr/jitr-info.html Enya Newsgroup alt.music.enya Enya mailing list Subscription address: majordomo@cs.colorado.edu List address: enya@cs.colorado.edu FTP archive: refuge.colorado.edu pub/enya  Maintainer: Tim Hunter (tim@boulder.colorado.edu) Enya archives WWW: http://www.bath.ac.uk/~ccsdra/enya/ FTP: ftp.uwp.edu /pub/music/artists/e/enya FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/artists/Enya.FAQ (FAQ) Hothouse Flowers mailing list Subscription address: yaboss@cc.bellcore.com All postings get distributed in digest form, 1-2 times per week. Loreena McKennitt mailing list Subscription address: old-ways-request@lists.mindspring.com List address: old-ways@lists.mindspring.com List Maintainer: Christian Walters (cwalters@mindspring.com) Oyster Band mailing list Subscription address: majordomo@best.com Send a message with the words 'subscribe oysters') List address: oysters@best.com Maintainer: Christophe Pettus (cep@best.com) Pogues Web site WWW: http://crow.acns.nwu.edu:8082/kultur/pogues Pogues mailing list Contact rocco@rocyn.demon.co.uk for more information Pogues newsgroup alt.music.pogues has been created at some sites, but does not seem to be widely available Richard Thompson mailing list Subscription address: listserver@listserver.njit.edu List address: r-thompson@listserver.njit.edu Maintainer: Brian White <brw@hertz.njit.edu> Runrig mailing list Subscription address: listserv@westwater.com List address: runrig@westwater.com Maintainer: Jason Westwater (jwestwat@ix.netcom.com) Runrig Websites http://dux.dundee.ac.uk/~azmilne/runrig/ http://www.worldserverpipex.com/nc/scotty Silly Wizard mailing list (Ramblin' Rovers) Subscription address: rovers-request@lists.mindspring.com List address: rovers@lists.mindspring.com (rovers-digest also available) Maintainter: Christian Walters (cwalters@mindspring.com) Van Morrison mailing list Fairly quiet list, several messages per week Subscription address: van-request@fish.com List address: van@fish.com SUBSCRIBE van-digest to get a digest form of the list Maintainer: zen@bi.fish.com Van Morrison archives: Discography (FTP): ftp.netcom.com /pub/kevin/van.txt WWW:http://www.harbour.sfu.ca/~hayward/van/van.html Wolfstone mailing list Subscription address: Majordomo@mystery.com List address: wolfstone@mystery.com Incredible String Band mailing list(manual): ranauro@fas.harvard.edu....Michael Ranauro ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 8. How can I buy celtic music through the internet? CDnow is the latest and greatest in online CD stores. It claims to supply 140,000 titles, with low posting rates (<$5) and shipping within a week to US addresses. They have the usual popular celtic groups but also a fair listing from specialist labels such as Gael Linn and Claddagh. If you do business with them, please let me know how good they are. email: manager@cdnow.com telnet: cdnow.com WWW: http://cdnow.com/ Claddagh records are one of the most respected of traditional labels, and also do an extensive retail business, including mail-order and internet. They can be reached at claddagh@crl.ie For more traditional options, and for other internet-accessible celtic music vendors, check out the list of mail-order celtic music sources at Ceolas: WWW: http://celtic.stanford.edu/mail-order/ FTP: celtic.stanford.edu /pub/mail-order ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 9. Other celtic resources I carried a number of such items on this list in the past, but now have been admirably superseded by the FAQ for soc.culture.celtic, which can be found on that newsgroup or in the following areas: FTP: celtic.stanford.edu in /pub/misc/SCC.FAQ WWW: http://sunsite.unc.edu/gaelic/sccfaq.html ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 10. A few technical notes * Mailing lists. If the subscription address has 'listserv' or 'majordomo' somewhere in it, subscription is handled by a computer program. To subscribe, send a one-line message saying subscribe <mailing list name> <your real name> (listserv) or subscribe <mailing list name> (majordomo) If not, it's a person who reads the name, so just drop them a nice note. Most automatic lists can be set up in digest format, so that all the postings for one day are delivered in a single message. It's less interactive, but helps a lot with mailbox clutter. * Using a Web browser. If you have a World Wide Web browser, use the hypertext version of this list (http://celtic.stanford.edu/Internet_Sources.html) for simpler access to WWW, FTP and Gopher sites. * FTP by mail. You can search FTP archives by email; send a message saying 'help' to ftpmail@gatekeeper.dec.com for more information. * Mailing list etiquette: Be considerate when sending a message to a mailing list; hundreds of people may read what you write. Read the list for some time before posting a message, to gather the tone of the list. When replying to a posting, it is often best to reply to the sender of the posting than to the whole list. If you simply type 'reply' on your mail program, chances are, the reply will be sent to the whole list: it is safer to retype the senders address when replying personally. Copyright (c) Ceolas, 1995, 1996 -- Ceolas - Celtic music on the internet: IrishNet: directory of Irish-related http://celtic.stanford.edu/ceolas.html resources in America: FTP: celtic.stanford.edu http://celtic.stanford.edu/IrishNet/