Mikes Music

Mike Ludgate has compiled an impressive list of local folk music happenings and links.

WVBR Concert Log


Folkstuff is a newsletter serving the Tompkins County music, dance, and folk community.

WSKG Weekend Arts Roundup

WVBR's Bound for Glory (WVBR--8 to 11 pm Sundays)

Ithaca's famous Sunday night folk music program broadcast live from the Cafe at Anabel Taylor Hall.

Salt Creek Bluegrass (WVBR--6 to 10 am Sundays)

Bluegrass, Old Time, Country and other things that go twang in the early morning.

Nonesuch (WVBR--10am to 2:30pm Sundays)

Music in the Folk Tradition.

Hobo's Lullaby (WICB--10 to noon Tuesday, repeated 2 - 4pm Sundays)

Everything from the spoken word to folk, world and other homeless music.

Cranberry Coffee House (Binghamton)

Third Saturdays September through May.

The Folkus Project (Syracuse)

Presents a variety of folk and acoustic music in Syracuse.

Valley Folk (Corning)

Concerts, open mikes and jams.

The Center for the Arts (Homer)

The Earlville Opera House (Earlville)

The Endicott Performing Arts Center (Endicott)

Oswego Music Hall (Oswego)

Buffalo Friends of Folk Music (Buffalo)

Central New York Friends of Folk Music (Syracuse)

The Golden Link Folksinging Society (Rochester)

The Clearwater Festival (Croton-on-Hudson)

Cranberry Dulcimer Gathering (Cobleskill)

Falconridge Folk Festival (Hillsdale)

Folk College with Simple Gifts (Huntingdon, PA)

Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance (Trumansburg)

Greenwood Furnace Folk Gathering (Huntingdon, PA)

Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival (Oak Hill)

The Heart of the Alleghenies Folk Music Festival

Hickory Fest (Wellsboro, PA)

The Ithaca Festival (Ithaca)

Newark Valley Apple Festival (Newark Valley)

Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance (Altamont)

Old-Time Fiddlers' Gathering (Watkins Glen)

The Philadelphia Folk Festival (Schwenksville, PA)

Pickin in the Pasture Bluegrass Festival (Lodi)

Turtle Hill Folk Festival (Rush)

Top of the Hill Bluegrass Festival (Canisteo)

Tompkins County Country Dances

Hands Four Dancers of Ithaca

Syracuse Country Dancers

Contra Dance in Binghamton

Binghamton Community Dance

Sponsors public contradances each month, English Country dance classes, as well as Scottish dance sessions.

Country Dancers of Rochester

Sponsors traditional New England Contra Dances and English country dances.

Ted Crane's Dances Database

Is a national database of dances by date.

Phil Shapiro's Group Folk Guitar Lessons

Beginner and Intermediate Guitar classes offered twice a year.

Laurie Hart's Fiddle Lessons and Group Classes

The Back Porch News

News, links and commentary for the folk music community.


A comprehensive source for links to organizations, artists and information about folk music as a business.

GirlGuides songbook

Campfire songs.

The Mudcat Cafe

Includes the Digitrad digital tradition folk song database.

Hear the Music Play

Articles for musicians about instruments and music related products.