The Performing Arts in Colonial American Newspapers, 1690-1783
This publication fills a major gap in access to eighteenth-century American sources for research in the performing arts and related humanities fields. It includes all references to music, poetry (lyrics), dance, and theater in American newspapers, from the earliest extant copy (1690) through the end of the Revolutionary War (1783).
Compiled by Mary Jane Corry, Kate Van Winkle Keller, and Robert M. Keller
Digital Library of Appalachia (Music Collection)
A searchable database of several thousand non-commercial sound recordings that document much of Appalachian music’s geographic, ethnic, vocal, and instrumental diversity.
From the Appalachia College Association
The Full English Project
The Full English Project is the world’s biggest free digital archive of traditional folk music and dance tunes, and songs.
The Mudcat Café is an online discussion group and song and tune database, which also includes many other features relating to folk music.
MDDL Morris Dancing Discussion List
The MDDL (“Muddle”) is an unmoderated listserv (email group) devoted to discussions, debates, and rants on all things morris, including: Cotswold, border, garland, Northwest, etc.; sword dancing, both long sword and rapper; mumming, mumming plays and other ritual drama; molly dancing, Abbots Bromley, plough dancing; winter festivals such as wassailing, caroling and Twelfth Night; May Day celebrations, including May poles and other rural festivities; and anything else we can think of that might be even the slightest bit morris related.
Roy Dommett’s Morris Notes
This online collection contains an extensive set of dance notes from various traditions as collected by Roy Dommett. It also includes articles on other topics such as sport injuries, playing music for morris, clowning in morris, and more.
by Dr. Anthony Barrand
Tunes from Bacon’s “A Handbook of Morris Dances”
Hundreds of morris dance tunes as appeared in Lionel Bacon’s “A Handbook of Morris Dances”.
From The Morris Ring
Creating a Thriving Open Band
September 20, 2018
Please join us if your group encourages sit-in musicians at your dances, or if you’re interested to learn more about including this opportunity at your dances. We’ll hear from open band leaders in Wisconsin, Arizona, Georgia, and Massachusetts, and have a Q&A at the end.