Ann Arbor Community for Traditional Music and Dance


Related Links

AACTMAD is a group affiliate of:

Country Dance and Song Society (CDSS) The site includes summer camps information, an online catalog of books and music resources for sale, newsletter archives, library archives, contact list for affiliate groups, and membership info.

Other resources, in no particular order:

North American Folk Alliance The site explains the programs and resources of the Folk Alliance. AACTMAD was a founding member.

What is contra dancing

NEFFA New England Folk Festival Association

Ted Crane's Dance database to find people, bands, venues, and dances.

Colin Hume’s website includes lots of dance info, notes on technique, and more

The Round’s Dance and Music Resources

An Online Guide to Square Dancing

Discussion Lists:

Stanford ECD Discussion Mailing List   Join the list to participate in moderated online discussion related to English country dance across the US and internationally, or use the site’s hypertext archives to track down people, dances, music, history, and stories.

J. Appleseed Society Email discussion lists are intended to nurture the growth of participatory art and cultural activities, not limited to music and dance. Traditional Dance Callers List is for participatory dance callers, teachers, leaders, and interested friends. Subscribe with a blank e-mail message (no subject, no message) to: Yahoo! Groups Links. To visit the group on the web, go to: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/trad-dance-callers/

Fiddlers listserv

Public sector folklore listserv

Publications: Old-Time Herald , Sing Out! , Fiddler Magazine , Banjo Newsletter , Dulcimer Player News ,

Vendors: Rounder , County Sales , Arhoolie , Smithsonian Folkways , Gruhn Guitars , Pickers' Supply , House of Musical Traditions ,

Festivals and workshops: MerleFest , Fiddlers' Grove , Alleghany Fiddlers Convention , Festival of American Fiddle Tunes , Swannanoa Gathering , Augusta Heritage Festival

Local Folkshows:

WEMU FM 89.1: Folks Like Us , WKAR FM 90.5: Folk with Matt Watroba

These links are just a sample of the amazing music-related resources you can find on the Internet. If you find a site you'd like included on this page, let us know:


(Please note that dance instructions you find in websites may or may not be accurate and may or may not comply with copyright laws. If you use web-found dance instructions, make them a starting point only.)