If you like what we are doing at TATT, then here are some websites that you might find interesting / useful:
The English Folk Dance and Song Society; join it, support it - if you don't think it's relevant to what you're doing then why are you reading this? Join up and help to keep it relevant! www.efdss.org/index.htm
The extremely useful Leicester Folk Diary - started by Pete Burton and now run by Bill Wilkes (of the GU Club - see below). This covers any club or event travelling distance of Leicester that lets Bill have their details (e.g. Derby, Burton, Coventry, Nottingham ...) http://lfd.org.uk/
Musical Traditions: Rod Stradling's on-line magazine; news, reviews, arguments (sorry, debates), links - invaluable for knowing what's going on in the UK folk scene:
www.ukfolkmusic.co.uk Started up in 2011, this website that intends to be "the leading folk music website for the |UK" - a noble aim - support it!
Michael Wright's Jew's Harp site is a great resource for anyone interested in the Jew's (or jaw's) Harp. www.jewsharper.info Michael was asking the other day whether any one could suggest a suitable collective noun for these instruments (as in the five in different keys that he has welded, mouthorgan style, onto a single bar). A synagogue, perhaps?
Other Folk Clubs:
Musical Traditions Club at the King and Queen in Foley Street: run by Peta Webb and Ken Hall; this is perhaps the club that Tigerfolk would be most proud to be compared with. We admire their booking policy, their devoted and extremely talented band of regulars and the whole atmosphere of the club - and it's possibly one of the very few reasons it would be nice to live in London! www.mustradclub.co.uk
The Cellar Upstairs: Sheila Miller's extremely long-lived Saturday night Folk Club - one of, if not the, most long-lived on the London Folk scene. It has moved venues several times in it's long life and is somewhat flexible in its venues at present so its essential to check out the website.
Black Diamond Folk Club in Birmingham; it's within easy reach of TATT members via the M42: check their brand new website (that's new in Autumn '08 - I don't know when you're reading this) which is a lot posher than this one: http://blackdiamondfolkclub.org.uk
Derby Heritage Club; met for 17 years in Derby Gaol (And all the men of Derby came begging for his tail / To ring St. George's passing bell from the top of Derby Gaol - how much more traditional can you get?) on the third Thursday of every month. Alas, In January 2017 the increased commercial success of this venue led to an amicable parting of the ways and after a couple of moves, the club now meets at The Tap, 1, Derwent Street, starting at 8.15pm to allow people to take advantage of free on-street parking. www.dhtmc.co.uk
The Goilin Singers' Club: If you're ever in Dublin on a Friday night, this is the place to go; without doubt the best traditional music club in Ireland; and the website has useful links to good places to find traditional singing in other parts of Ireland as well.
Howth Singers' Circle: another great venue on the outskirts of Dublin, and one with whom Tigerfolk has had close links for some years. Meets on Thursday nights once a month and runs a mean Burns Night!
Sligo Traditional Singers Circle was started up a couple of years ago; for those planning a visit to the west of Ireland, they meet monthly, apparently at different venues - see www.sligotradsingers.ie for details. There's a festival each Autumn as well; I have been hoping to get out their myself for a couple of years but haven't managed it yet; maybe next year ...
http://www.shepshedwatermill.co.uk/ We've held a few good singing events at this lovely spot, which is now the venue for a new Storytelling circle organised by our own Sheila Bentham, so it seemed a good idea to have a link here to their website so you can find out more about it.