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Dulcimer
Everything Dulcimer Mostly mountain dulcimer. There are some articles and lists of events.
Old Time Music
Old Time Music The site name is self explanatory. Great!
Contemplator Great old-time music from England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, and America. Includes great music of Turlough O'Carolan.
Chris Peterson Music Another excellent source of old-time music.
Historic American Sheet Music The site title is self explanatory. Neato.
Music for the Nation Library of Congress site has 19th Century music in two major categories: 1820–60 & 1870–85. Hmmm. It does contain music from 1860 to 1870. Guess which category it‘s in.
Yet Another Digital Tradition Page A very rich collection with lyrics and MIDI files.
Public Domain Music Lots of it, and no worries about licensing.
David Warren Steel Not only does he have an excellent middle name, his web site has some interesting old-time music information, including shaped-note singing. He’s also a self-taught web-master with a lot of good web page advice.
Folk Den Search Roger McGuinn's site has lyrics and MP3s for several genres.
Lester S. Levy Collection of Music At the John Hopkins University.  Scanned in images of over 29,000 pieces of sheet music from 1780 to 1980.  Especially thorough in the period from the war of 1812 through World War I.
Max Hunter Folk Song Collection Great stuff from the Ozarks.
Traditional Ballad Index More than just an index, this has the lyrics to many old ballads.
Barb Diederich’s Bluegrass Song Lyrics Don’t forget that “high, cryin’ sound” when you sing ’em.
Sugar in the Gourd Great site to listen to at work or play. Make sure you have WinAmp installed and set to play MP3s. It works much better than RealPlayer or Windows Media Player.
Early Music Recordings of 2, 3, 4 and 5-part songs and instrumental selections from the 14th - 17th Centuries
Gospel
Brumley Music A great gospel song writer & publisher of the 20th century. I also learned from this site that Albert Brumley wrote his famous “I’ll Fly Away” and many other songs while living near a small town (Powell) just west of what is now our ranch.
Cyber Hymnal “This site has over 4,400 Christian hymns & Gospel songs from many denominations. You’ll find lyrics, scores, MIDI files, pictures, history, & more.”
Online Hymnal Over 700 hymns, including lyrics and history. Some have MP3s.
Sacred Harp Online Index Foundational. Great for Fa So La sight singing.
Other
The Music Teacher List Find a music teacher.
Free Sheet Music Many different genres.
Irish Tunes Celtic
The Session Irish Tunes
King Laoghaire Lyrics and some streaming MP3s for lots and lots of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English songs.
Scouting Resources Scouts’ Campfire Tunes

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