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Folklife Sourcebook: A Directory of Folklife Resources in the United States


State, local, and regionally oriented societies have historically played a major role in support of folklife studies, cultural conservation, and the perpetuation and presentation of traditional culture--particularly music, dance, and storytelling genres. In addition to the large number of societies with general public membership, there are also professional societies characterized by their interests in scholarly research and writing. Many of the societies listed below have serial publications ranging from newsletters to journals. Because of the nature of membership organizations, the addresses provided are subject to change with the election of new society officers.



Birmingham Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance
2169 Shadybrook Lane
Birmingham, AL 35226

Southern Appalachian Dulcimer Association
Birmingham, AL
Phone: Johnny Masters (205) 744-0189

The Mountain Dulcimer Association
Huntsville, AL
Phone: (205) 987-7976
Email: Jake Gibson

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Association
Web article on the history of the organization
Email: Rick Mould

Alabama Folklife Association
Alabama Center for Traditional Culture
410 North Hull Street
Montgomery, AL 36104

Congress on Research in Dance (CORD)
3416 Primm Lane
Birmingham, AL 35216
Phone: (205) 823-5517


Dancing Bears
P. O. Box 200366
Anchorage, AK 99520-0366


Aiga Tautai o Samoa (Samoan Voyaging Society)
Aiga Tautai o Samoa
Sandy Ilaoa, President
(684) 633-4590

See also: "Pacific Arts Association" under California


Arizona Bluegrass Association
PO Box 8139
Glendale AZ 85312-8139

Arizona Old Time Fiddlers Association
7470 Derryberry Drive
Flagstaff, AZ 86004

Cross-Cultural Dance Resources,Inc.
518 S. Agassiz St.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001-5711

The Tucson Blues Society
31 East Grant Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Phone: 520-623-9533

Tucson Friends of Traditional Music
PO Box 40654 Tucson
AZ 85717-0654


Arkansas Country Dance Society
P.O. Box 242141
Little Rock, AR 72223

Rackensack Folklore Society
Mountain View, AR 72560


Humboldt Folklife Society
P.O. Box 1061
Arcata, CA 95518

Freight & Salvage
1111 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94702

San Diego Folk Heritage
C/O Linda Jay
P. O. Box 270562
San Diego CA 9219

San Diego Folk Song Society
2852 University Avenue
San Diego, CA. 92104-2930
Phone: (619) 280-9035

Fresno Folklore Society
Box 4617
Fresno, CA 93744

Western States Folklore Society
Elliott Oring
Business Manager, Western Folklore
P.O. Box 3557
Long Beach, CA

Folk Dance Federation of California (North)
(See Web site for contact information)

Folk Dance Federation of California (South)
(See the web site for contact information)

East European Folklife Center
P.O. Box 12488
Berkeley, CA 94712-3488
Phone: 510-547-1118

Folk Dance Federation of California, South
3200 Sepulveda Blvd., Suite K29
Phone/Fax: (310) 478-6600

Santa Monica Traditional Folk Music Club
1097 Aviation Boulevard
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Pacific Arts Association
P.O. Box 6061-120
Sherman Oaks, CA 91413 USA
Subjects include: Oceania, American Samoa, Hawai'i

Pacific Islanders Cultural Association
1016 Lincoln Blvd. #5
San Francisco, California 94129
PICA Hotline: (415) 281-0221
Serving Pacific Islanders in Northern California

Bay Area Blues Society
408 13th Street, Suite 512
Oakland, CA 94612

Bay Area Country Dance Society
San Francisco Bay area, CA
See Web site for additional contact information

California Bluegrass Association
(Business Office) Zeke Griffin
2375 S. Arlington Ave
Reno, NV 89509

California State Old-Time Fiddlers Association
email: Mimi Wolf

American Quilt Study Group
35th & Holdrege
East Campus Loop
P.O. Box 4737
Lincoln, NE 68504-0737
402 472-5361

San Francisco Folk Music Club
885 Clayton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117
(415) 661-2217

San Francisco Scottish Fiddlers
See Web site for contact information

Santa Barbara Country Dance Society
P.O. Box 21904
Santa Barbara, CA 93121-1904

Songmakers, Inc.
17739 Lemarsh Street
Northridge CA 91324

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - San Francisco Branch
(See web site for contact information.)

Sonoma County Folk Society (SOCOFOSO)
PO Box 9659,
Santa Rosa 95405-9659

California Traditional Music Society
4401 Trancas Place
Tarzana, CA 91356-5399

California Dance Coop
Los Angeles, CA
Phone: 626-205-2044
(See web site for more information)


The Colorado Friends of Old Time Music and Dance
7820 Durham Way
Boulder, CO 80301

Village Arts Coalition
Front Range, Colorado
See Web site for futher contact information

Swallow Hill Music Association
Denver, CO
Phone: 303-777-1003 Toll-free: 1-877-214-7013

Colorado Bluegrass Music Society
PO Box 68
Louisville, CO 80027-0068


Branford Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 441
Branford, CT 06405

The Sounding Board
C/O Brent S. Hall
460 Wallingford Road
Cheshire CT 06410

New Haven Folk Alliance
New Haven, CT 06511


Dover English Country Dancers
Dover, DE 19401
See Web site for contact information

Brandywine Friends of Old Time Music
P.O. Box 3672
Greenville, DE 19807

Eastern Shore Bluegrass Association
138 Firehouse Lane
Maryland, DE 19964
Phone: 302-492-3394


Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
2007 Bunker Hill Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
Phone: 202-526-7539

Conradh na Gaeilge Washington
(Gaelic League of Washington)
4309 Neptune Drive
Alexandria, VA 22309

DC Blues Society
P.O. Box 77315
Washingon, D.C. 20013-7315
Hotline: (202) 962-0112

Folklore Society of Greater Washington
P.O. Box 5693 Friendship Station
Washington, DC 20016-5693

Gaelic League of Washington
See: Conradh na Gaeilge Washington

National Visionary Leadership Project (African American Oral History Project)
1218 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-331-2700
Toll-free: 1-888-680-6857 (NVLP)
Fax: 202-331-2707

Uzbek Dance and Culture Society
PO Box 65195
Washington, DC 20035

World Folk Music Association
PO Box 40553
Washington, DC 20016


North Florida Bluegrass Association
P.O. Box 2830
Orange Park, FL 32067-2830

Southeast Bluegrass Association (SEBA)
P.O. Box 20286
Atlanta, GA 30325

South Florida Bluegrass Association
20533 Biscayne Blvd. #358
Aventura, FL 33180
Phone: (305) 358-1800

Southwest Florida Bluegrass Association
PO Box 512729
Punta Gorda, FL 33951
Email: See contact page on the web site

Florida State Fiddlers Association
Box 713
Micanopy, FL 32667

Florida Folklore Society
Cultural Heritage Alliance
Zora Neale Hurston Institute for Documentary Studies
School of Film and Digital Media
University of Central Florida
Orlando, FL 32816

Friends of Florida Folk
C/O Margaret Lewis
4411 Bee Ridge Rd, PMB 281,
Sarasota, FL 34233

Ballet Folclorico de Bomba Y Plena Lanzo
Orlando, FL
(See web site for more information.)

Puerto Rico Cultural Center of South Florida, Inc.
P.O. Box. 442775
Miami, Fl. 33144
(305)441-0014 (954)

Tallahassee Community Friends of Old Time Dance
P.O. Box 5992
Tallahassee, FL 32314

Palm Beach County Folk Club, Inc.
Phone: 561-588-4775
Email: Marg Chauvin at


Athens Folk Music & Dance Society
P.O. Box 346
Athens, GA 30603
See Web site for Email contacts

Chattahoochee Country Dancers
Atlanta, GA
See Web site for contact information

National Clogging Organization
2986 Mill Park Ct.
Dacula, GA 30019

Atlanta Area Friends of Folk Music
Atlanta, GA
See Web site for contact information

Savannah Folk Music Society
Savannah, GA
See Web site for contact information

Southeastern Bluegrass Association — SEBA
P.O. Box 20286
Atlanta, GA 30325

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Atlanta Branch
(See web site for contact information.)


Guma’ Pålu Li’e’
P.O. Box 11140
Yigo, Guam 96929
(Chamorro traditional music and dance organization)

Inadahen I Lina’la’ Kotturan Chamoru
P.O. Box 4157
Hagåtña, Guam 96932
Phone: (671) 482-4630
(Chamorro arts and culture organization)

Pa’a Taotao Tano’
Pacific News Bldg. 9th Floor, Ste. 905
238 Archbishop Flores St.
Hagåtña, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 475-4722
(Chamorro performing and visual arts organization)

Tao Tao Tano Cultural Dancers
P.O. Box 3505
Hagåtña, Guam 96932
Phone: (671) 475-4722/ 565-9877


Association for Chinese Music Research
Contact: Frederick Lau
Department of Music
University of Hawaii at Manoa
Select Web site for further information. Publications available online.

Contra Dancers of Hawai'i
See Web site for contact information

Halau Hula O Kukunaokala
P.O. Box 700696
Kapolei, HI 96709-0696
(Organization for public education on Hawiian traditions)

International Folk Dancers of Hawaii
P.O. Box 22463
Honolulu, HI 96823-2463
See Web site for contact information

Polynesian Voyaging Society
Pier 7
191 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96813

Temari Center for Asian and Pacific Arts
P O Box 12185 Honolulu, Hawaii 96828
Phone/Fax: (808) 536-4566

See "Pacific Arts Association" under California

Volcano Art Center
P.O. Box 129
Volcano, HI 96785


Boise Contra Dance Society

Idaho Bluegrass Association
P.O. Box 477
Star, ID 83669

Idaho Old-Time Fiddlers Association
c/o Signal-American
Box 709
Weiser, ID 83672
Email: see their web site directory

Idaho Folklore Society
C/O Alan McNeely
4518 Jewell St
Boise, ID 83706

Palouse Folklore Society
Box 8945
Moscow, ID 83843-1145
Phone: (208) 882-0273


Fox Valley Folklore Society
755 N. Evanslawn Avenue,
Aurora, IL 60506
Phone: (630) 897-3655

Plank Road Folk Music Society
PO Box 176
Downers Grove, IL 60515

Ethnic Cultural Preservation Council
6500 S. Pulaski
Chicago, IL 60629
Phone: (773) 582-5143

Old Town School of Folk Music
4544 West Lincoln Ave.
Chicago, IL 60625

Fermilab Folk Club
Warrenville, IL
See Web site for contact information

American Dialect Society
Urbana, IL
(See web site for contact information.)

Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center (SRBCC)
4046 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60639-3765, USA
(Puerto Rican Culture in Chicago.)

Rock River Friends of Folk Music
Box 1583
Rockford, IL 61110
Phone: 815-399-7334

Italian Folk Art Foundation of America
P.O. Box 1192
Rockford, IL 61105 USA

Champaign-Urbana Dulcimer Society
Urbana, IL 61801-0816
Phone: 217-367-1359

Dulcimer Society of Northern Illinois
St. Augustine Episcopal Church
1140 Wilmette Avenue
Wilmette, IL 60091
Phone: 847-432-1701

Chinese Music Society of North America
P.O. Box 5275
Woodridge, IL 60517-0275


Hoosier Folklore Society
Folklore Institute
Indiana University
504 North Fess Street
Bloomington, IN 47405

Folklore Students Association
Folklore Department
Indiana University
504 N. Fess
Bloomington, IN 47408

Society for Ethnomusicology
Morrison Hall 005
Indiana University
1165 E 3rd St
Bloomington, IN 47405-3700
Phone: (812) 855-6672

Northern Indiana Bluegrass Association
5034 Wapiti Court Fort Wayne, IN 46804-4946
Web Site:

Central Indiana Folk Music and Mountain Dulcimer Society
Indianapolis, IN 46206
See Web site for contact information

Indiana Friends of Bluegrass
3102 S. Meridian St.
Indianapolis, IN 46225


Fiddlers Association of Iowa
Des Moines, IA
See web site for contact information

Iowa Friends of Old-Time Music
109 N. Van Buren St.
Iowa City, IA 52245
Phone: 319-337-7180

Iowa Square Dance and Round Dance Federation
770W Zeller
North Liberty, IA 52441

Iowa Storytellers Roundtable
Dows Community Library
112 Ellsworth St
Dows, IA 50071
Phone: 515-852-4559

National Traditional Country Music Association, Inc.
P.O.Box 492
Anita, IA 50020
Phone: 712-762-4363


Americana Music Academy
1419 Massachusettes
Lawrence, KS 66044

Great Plains Dulcimer Alliance
Wichita, KS
See Web site for contact information

Kansas Folk Music and Dance
Extensive links to Kansas folk music and dance sites on their Web

Missouri Valley Folklife Society
PO Box 5916
Kansas City, MO 64171

Kansas Bluegrass Association
c/o Ed Hill
8400 S. Kansas Circle
Haysville, KS 67060

Kansas Folklore Society
P.O. Box 135
Paola, KS 66071

Svensk Hyllningsfest
P.O. Box 323
Lindsborg, KS 67456-0323
Swedish folk dance


International Order of Ears
651 S 4th St
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: (502) 245-0643

Bluegrass Anonymous: The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association
P.O. Box 21281
Louisville, KY. 40221-0281

Louisville Contra Dancers (formerly Louisville Country Dancers)
PO BOX 4815
Louisville, KY 40204-4815

International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle South, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203 USA
Phone: 615-256-3222

Louisville Dulcimer Society
P.O. Box 206376
Louisville, KY 40250-6376


Cajun French Music Association
P.O. Box 92575
Lafayette, LA 70509-2575

The Louisiana Folklife Center
P.O. Box 3663, NSU
Natchitoches, LA 71497-0014

Louisiana Folklore Society
C/O Ray Brassieur
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
University of Louisiana
Lafayette, LA 70504

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation
1205 North Rampart Street
New Orleans, LA 70116 (Web site under construction)


Bath-Brunswick Folk Club
43 River Road
Brunswick, ME 04011
Phone: 729-3185

Down East Friends of the Folk Arts
c/o Margaret Cox
15 Dyer Brown RD
New Sharon ME 04955

Maine Folklife Center
5773 South Stevens Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5773


Baltimore Blues Society
P.O. Box 4522
Baltimore, MD 21212
Phone: 410-744-2291 ("Info Line")

Baltimore Folk Music Society
Box 7134, Waverly Station
Baltimore, MD 21218

Capitol Area Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association
8404 Queen Annes Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910-5549

National Association of Black Storytellers
P. O. Box 67722
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
Phone: 410-947-1117

Society for the Preservation of American Roots Music
St. Johns Church of Baltimore
2640 St. Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
See the Roots Cafe web site for more information

Middle Atlantic Folklife Association
c/o Douglas Manger Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation
201 N. Charles St. Suite 401
Baltimore, MD 21201

The Gypsy Lore Society
5607 Greenleaf Rd
Cheverly, MD 20785

Mid-Maryland Folk Arts Council
P.O. Box 3603
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: Boe Walker at 301-694-6794

Potomac Valley Scottish Fiddle Club
2889 Evergreen Way
Ellicott City MD 21042-1052

Celtic Society of Southern Maryland
P.O. Box 209
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Washington DC Folk Harp Society
c/o B. B. Bradley
602 Burgundy Dr.
Rockville, MD 20850-1428

Tri-State Bluegrass Association
4176 Timber Ridge Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(Serves Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania)

North Bay Bluegrass Association
c/o Brad Walker
132 Park Towne Drive
Elkton, MD 21921
Phone: 410-392-9689


New England Foundation for the Arts
145 Tremont Street, 7th Floor
Boston, MA 02111

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Boston Branch
The Folk Arts Center of New England
42 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Boston Bluegrass Union
PO Box 650061
West Newton, MA 02465-0061

Country Dance Society, Boston Centre
P.M.B. 282
1770 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge MA 02140
(781) 662-6710

Folk Arts Center of New England
42 West Foster Street
Melrose, MA 02176

Woods Hole Folk Music Society
74 Lakeshore
East Falmouth, MA 02536

Pioneer Valley Folklore Society
Amherst, MA

Country Dance and Song Society of America
132 Main St/PO Box 338
Haydenville, MA 01039-0338

New Song Library
PO Box 295
Northampton, MA 01061
(413) 586-9485

Folk Song Society of Greater Boston
Box 492
Somerville, MA 02143

The League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling
411A Highland Avenue, #351
Somerville, MA 02144
Phone: (617) 499-9662


Original Dulcimer Player's Club
Grand Rapids, MI
Phone: 616/459-6716

Ann Arbor Council for Traditional Music and Dance
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Cobblestone Farm Country Dancers
c/o Robin Warner
4222 Dexter Townhall Rd
Dexter, MI, 48130
Phone: (734) 426-0241

Gopherwood Folk Society
Cadillac, MI 49801
Phone: Paul Brown, 775-2813

Hiawatha Music Co-op
PO Box 414
Marquette MI 49855
Phone: (906)226-8575

Lansing Area Folksong Society
P.O. Box 4486
East Lansing, MI 48826

Allegan Woods Folk Arts Coop
Jan Coray, 214 W 15th St
Holland, MI, 49423

Grand River Folk Arts Society
2520 Russit Dr. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Silver Strings Dulcimer Society
Garden City, MI
(See web site for contact information.)

Kalamazoo Folklife Association
See: K'zoo Folklife Organization

K'zoo Folklife Organization
P.O. Box 51421
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49005-1421

Looking Glass Music and Arts Association
Box 1403
East Lansing, MI 48826

Original Michigan Fiddlers' Association
C/O Patti Greenman
8701 East Seven Mile Road
Big Rapids, MI 49307

Paint Creek Folklore Society
Rochester Hills, MI

Bayside Travellers Country Dance Society
1752 PO Box
Traverse City, MI 49685

Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica
P.O. Box 865
Troy, MI 48099-0856


Hardanger Fiddle Association of America
P.O. Box 23046
Minneapolis, MN 55423-0046

Minnesota Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association
P.O. Box 16408
Minneapolis, MN 55416

Minnesota Country Dance Co-op
Minneapolis, MN
Phone: Sally Gordon, 612-823-5082

Homestead Pickin' Parlor
6625 Penn Ave So
Richfield, MN 55423-2027

Irish Music and Dance Association
236 Norfolk Ave NW
Elk River, MN  55330
Phone: (612) 990-3122


Magnolia State Bluegrass Association
C/O J. D. Cannon
250 Maxine Circle
Pearl, MS 39208-4908

Ala-Sippi Dulcimer Association
Tremont, MS 38876
Phone: (601) 652-3680


Missouri Folklore Society
PO Box 1757
Columbia, MO 65205

Tri-State Bluegrass Association
RR 1 Box 52
Williamstown, Missouri 63473

Missouri Valley Folklife Society
PO Box 5916
Kansas City, MO 64171

Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America
P.O. Box 271
Kirksville, MO 63501

Bluegrass America: Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee
c/o Evelyn Sandifer
1929 Mitchell Place
St. Louis, MO 63139-3548
See Web site for additional contact information

The St. Louis Blues Society
See Web site for contact information


The Bozeman Folklore Society
PO Box 812
Bozeman, MT 59771-0812

The Missoula Folklore Society
P.O. Box 9296
Missoula, MT 59807
See Web site for additional contact information

Montana State Old Time Fiddlers Association
Jill Flikkema, President
P.O. Box 459
Three Forks, MT 59752
Phone: (406) 285-3823


Lincoln Association for the Traditional Arts
P.O. Box 30561
Lincoln, NE 68503
Phone: (402) 580-8656

Great Plains Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association
Belleview, NE

Omaha Folk Song Society
c/o Kathy Wood
1622 Hillside Drive
Omaha, NE 68114


Western Folklife Center
501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801
Phone: (775) 738-7508

Southern Nevada Blues Association
PO Box 20562
Las Vegas, NV 89112
Phone: 702 812-3088

Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society
P. O. Box 363584
North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030

Las Vegas Blues Society
PO Box 371077
Las Vegas, NV 89137


American Gamelan Institute
Box 1052
Lebanon, NH 03766

Monadnock Folklore Society
54 Brook St.
Keene, NH 03431
Phone: (603) 352-8616


American Hungarian Folklore Centrum
178 Oakdene Ave
Teaneck, NJ 07666

North Jersey English Country Dancers
c/o Unitarian Society
113 Cottage Place, Ridgewood NJ

Lambertville Country Dancers
Lambertville, NJ
Phone: 609-393-3762
See Web site for futher contact information

Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association of New Jersey
Little Silver, NJ
Phone: 732-222-7020
See Web site for futher contact information

Folk Project
Box 41
Mendham, NJ 07945

Jersey Shore Jazz & Blues Foundation
P.O. Box 477
Belmar NJ 07719-0477
Phone: 732-775-4100

Middle Atlantic Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology
c/o Kai Fikentscher
School of Contemporary Arts
Ramapo College of New Jersey
505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah, NJ 07430-1680
Phone: 201-684-7594

New Jersey Folklore Society
P.O. Box 9
Camden, NJ 08101

Princeton Folk Music Society
Box 427
Princeton, NJ 08540

Hurdy-Gurdy Folk Music Club
c/o Bernice Epstein
191 Johnson Ave.
Dumont, NJ 07628

Pinelands Cultural Society
PO Box 657
Waretown, NJ 08758



New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society
P.O. Box 40421
Albuquerque, NM 87196

Southwest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association
P.O. Box 90145
Albuquerque, NM 87199

The Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
2401 12th Street NW (1 block North of I-40)
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104


Brooklyn Arts Council
55 Washington Street, Suite 218
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 625-0080

Folk Dance Association
PO Box 300500
Brooklyn, NY 11230-0500
Phone: (888) 321-1023

Buffalo Friends of Folk Music
c/o Dan D’Arcy
3427 Town Line Road
Lancaster, NY 14086

Musicians United for Superior Education, Inc. (MUSE)
475 Beard Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14214

Society for Asian Music
Department Music
Lincoln Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853

Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
2 West Main Street
Canton, NY 13617-0665

People's Music Network
c/o Sarah Underhill
1150 Berme Road
Kerhonkson, NY 12446

Long Island Traditions
382 Main Street
Port Washington, New York 11050

Folk Music Society of Huntington
PO Box 290
Huntington Station, NY 11746

Cornell Folk Song Club
PO Box 481
Ithaca NY 14851-481

Central New York Bluegrass Association
PO Box 491
Baldwinsville, NY 13027

City Lore
72 East First Street, #1
New York, NY 10003-9322
Phone: 212/529-1955

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (formerly Ethnic Folk Arts Center)
32 Broadway, Suite 1314
New York, NY 10004

Manhattan Blues Alliance
New York, NY

New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club
Country Dance and Song Society of America
817 Broadway, 6th Floor
New York, NY 10003-1760

Society for Folk Arts Preservation
New York, NY
Phone: 845-436-7314

Madison County Historical Society
435 Main Street
Oneida, NY 13421
Phone: 315-363-4136

Hudson Valley Council Dances
224 Green Street
Honesdale, PA 18431

Genesee-Orleans Regional Arts Council
201 East Main Street
Batavia, NY 14020-2205

Country Dancers of Westchester
White Plains, NY
Phone: (914)762-8619 or (914)693-5577

Hudson Valley Folk Guild
P.O. Box F
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602

New York State Old Tyme Fiddlers Association
RD 1
Redfield, NY 13437

Country Dancers of Rochester
Membership c/o Bob Fabinski
96 Stonybrook Dr.
Rochester, NY 14618
See Web site for additional contact information

Golden Link Folk Singing Society
PO Box 92398
Rochester, N. Y. 14692

New York Folklore Society
632 West Buffalo St
Ithaca, NY 14850
web site:

Long Island Traditional Music Association
C/O George Lindsay
145 West Main St.
Oyster Bay, NY 11771-2228

Salt City Song Miners Traditional Folk Music Club of Central New York
c/o Jean & Bill Delaney
328 Vann Street
Syracuse, NY 13206

Friends of Fiddle and Dance
PO Box 49
Saugerties, NY 12477

World Music Institute
49 West 27th Street, Suite 930
New York, NY 10001
Phone: 212/545-7536

Asia Society
725 Park Avenue at 70th Street
New York, NY 10021


Pioneer America Society
Department of Geography
University of North Carolina
Wilmington, NC 29403-5944

Folk Arts Society of Greenville
Email: asgnc @ gmail . com

North Carolina Folklore Society
c/o Box 726
Fountain, NC 27829

Charlotte Folk Society
P.O. Box 36864
Charlotte, NC 28236-6864

Charlotte Blues Society
P.O. Box 32752
Charlotte, NC 28232-2752

North Carolina Dance Alliance
P.O. Box 10688
Raleigh, NC 27605

Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
P.O. Box 28534
Raleigh, NC 27611

John C. Campbell Folk School
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902
Phone: 800-365-5724

Yadkin Valley Folklore Society
613 Maupin Ave.
Salisbury, NC 28144-6325
Phone: 828-636-7170

The Swannanoa Gathering
Warren Wilson College
PO Box 9000
Asheville, NC 28815-9000

Fiddle and Bow
The Triad's Traditional Music Society
P.O. Box 10447
Winston-Salem, NC 27108


The Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums (ALHFAM)
8774 Route 45 NW
North Bloomfield, Ohio 44450

Northeast Ohio Folk & Traditional Music & Dance Society
P.O. Box 470512
Broadview Hts., OH 44147

Cincinnati Dulcimer Society
Norwood, OH
Phone: Madge Moore at 513-531-8772

Cincinnati Folk Life
P. O. Box 9008
Cincinnati, OH 45209-0008
Phone: 513-533-4822

Queen City Balladeers
Cincinnati, OH
Phone: (513) 561-8875

The Blues, Jazz & Folk Music Society, Inc.
PO Box 2122
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Columbus Folk Music Society
P.O. Box 129
Ashley, OH 43003
Phone: 614-470-3963

City Folk
126 N. Main St. Suite 220
Dayton, OH 45402
Phone: 937.223.3655

Institute for Vietnamese Music
2005 Willow Ridge Circle
Kent, Ohio 44240

Oberlin Folk Music Club
Wilder Hall
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 44074

Mountain Dulcimer Society - Dayton, Ohio
2111 Beaver Valley Rd.
Beavercreek, OH 45434


Oklahoma City Traditional Music Association
P.O. Box 60087
Oklahoma City, OK 73146

Green Country Bluegrass Association
P.O. Box 2002
Owasso, Oklahoma 74055-2002

Indian Territory Dulcimer Celebration
PO Box 471532
Tulsa, OK 74147


Ashland Folk Music Club
Ashland, OR
Phone: Jay Michalson, 541-535-4053

Portland Folk Music Society
PO Box 1448
Portland, OR 97207-1448

Corvallis Folklore Society
P.O. Box 1690
Corvallis, Oregon 97339

Eugene Folklore Society
P.O. Box 1645
Eugene, Oregon 97440

The Mid Columbia Folklore Society
P.O. Box 1623
Hood River, OR 97031

Oregon Jewish Folk Arts Society

Oregon Oldtime Fiddlers Association
c/o Bob Ervin
6189 N.E. Wainwright Road
Prineville, OR 97754-8621

Oregon Bluegrass Association
Box 1115
Portland, OR 97207

Oregon Folklife Program
Oregon Historical Society
1200 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: (503) 222-1741

Portland Country Dance Community
Portland, OR
See Web Site for contact information

Northwest Folkdancers, Inc.
P.O. Box 1944
Woodinville, WA 98072-1944


American Nyckelharpa Association
PO Box 661
Lahaska PA 18931-0661

Bucks County Folk Song Society
Wrightstown, PA

The Susquehanna Folk Music Society
378 Old York Rd.
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Seven Mountain Bluegrass Association
c/o Jeanne Snyder
827 New Valley Rd.
Marysville, PA 17053-9716

Pennsylvania Dutch Folk Culture Society
PO Box 306
Kutztown, PA 19530
Phone: 610-683-1589

Pennsylvania German Society
P.O. Box 244
212 South White Oak Street
Kutztown, PA 19530-0244

Italian Folk Arts Federation of America
P.O. Box 1192
Rockford, IL 61105

Off the Wall Dulcimer Society
Mechanicsburg, PA
Phone: 717-766-2982

Center for Pennsylvania Culture Studies
American Studies Program
777 West Harrisburg Pike
Middletown, PA 17057-4898

Germantown Country Dancers
Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215-836-0426
See Web page for additional contact information

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Deleware Valley
c/o Jill Emery
1007 Hawthorne Lane
Fort Washington, PA 19034

Heritage Dance Association
PO Box 42415
Philadelphia, PA 19101-2415

Philadelphia Ceili Group
The Irish Center
6815 Emlen Street, Room 2
Phila., PA 19119
Phone: (215) 849-8899

Philadelphia Folklore Project
735 South 50th Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143
Phone: 215-726-1106

Philadelphia Folksong Society
7113 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, PA 19119
(215) 247-1300

Association for Chinese Music Research
Undergoing reorganization. Select link for further information

Calliope: The Pittsburgh Folk Music Society
#10 Bedford Square
Pittsburgh PA 15203
Phone: 412-432-0333

Pittsburgh Scottish Country Dance Society
Pittsburgh, PA
Email: Email:

Coal Country Traditions
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-4191
See Web site for contact information and discussion list subscription

Country Dance and Song Society of Pittsburgh
c/o Ralph Bangs
1623 Denniston Street
Pittsburgh, PA, 15217

StorySwap: The Pittsburgh Storytelling Organization
P.O. Box 90161
Pittsburgh, PA 15224

Western Pennsylvania Bluegrass Committee
Pittsburgh, PA
The Web site is a discussion list. Subscribe to the list for more information.

Tri-State Bluegrass Association
4176 Timber Ridge Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(Serves Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania)

(See web site for more information.)


Concilio Taíno Guatu-Ma-cu A Borikén
Reparto Teresita Calle 20 - T1
Bayamón, PR 00961
(web site is in Spanish and English.)

(See web site for more information.)

Guateque Ballet Folklorico de Puerto Rico
c/o Joaquin Nieves Caldero
HC-01 Box 6894, Corozal, PR, 00783
Phone: 1-787-859-8601

Escuela de Bomba Y Plena
P.O. Box 7625
Barrio Obrero Station
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00916
Phone:1-787-728-1096 or 787-728-6969

Gíbaro de Puerto Rico Compañía Folklorica
PMB 177
362 Avenida Andalucia
San Juan, PR 00920
(web site in Spanish.)


Rhode Island Folk Dance and Song Society
Jamestown, RI
Phone: (401) 423-2284


Columbia Traditional Music and Dance Society
Phone: 803-796-8935
Or use the email form on the Web site

South Carolina Bluegrass and Traditional Music Association
710 Meeting St.
West Columbia, SC 29169
Phone: (803) 796-6477

Southeastern Bluegrass Association of South Carolina
PO BOX 4743
Florence, SC 29502

Harvest Moon Folk Society
P.O. Box 342
Seneca, SC 29679


South Dakota Friends of Traditional Music
P.O. Box 901
Sioux Falls, SD 57101-901


The Chattanooga Traditional Dance Society
Phone: Bryant Haynes at 423-876-7359

Folk Alliance
PO Box 285
Memphis TN 38101
Site includes extensive pages of links to organizations and resources

Folk Life Center of the Smokies
PO Box 8, Highway 32
Cosby, TN 37722
Phone: 423-487-5543

National Storytelling Network
132 Boone Street
Suite 5
Jonesborough, TN 37659

New Harp of Columbia
c/o Larry Olszewski
1538 Laurel Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916

Jubilee Community Arts
1538 Laurel Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916-2016
Phone: (865) 522-5851

Blues Foundation
49 Union Ave
Memphis, TN 38103
Phone: 901-527-2583

Tennessee Folklore Society
c/o Jubilee Community Arts
1538 Laurel Avenue
Knoxville, TN 37916-2016 USA
(See web site for additional contact information.)

International Bluegrass Music Association
2 Music Circle South, Suite 100
Nashville, TN 37203

Nashville Country Dancers
P.O. Box 40581
Nashville, TN 37204-0581


Lone Star State Dulcimer Society
2624 Quail Ridge
Irving, TX 75060

The Society of Folk Dance Historians
2100 Rio Grande
Austin, TX 78705

Austin Friends of Traditional Music
(See web site for contact information)

Puerto Rico Folkloric Dance and Cultural Center
15228 Quiet Pond Court
Austin TX 78728-4555
Phone: 512-251-8122
(web site in English and Spanish. See web site for more information.)

Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center
P.O. Box 6
La Grange, TX 78945-0006
Phone: (888) 785-4500

Asian Pacific Heritage Association
6220 Westpark, Suite 245B
Houston, TX 77057

Southwest Bluegrass Club
C/O Edward Flynn
1718 Prestonwood Drive
Arlington,TX 76012
Phone: 817-275-3104

Central Texas Bluegrass Association
P.O. Box 9816
Austin, TX 78766-9816

The Fund for Folk Culture
P.O. Box 303366
Austin, TX 78703
Phone : 512-472-8757

Bay Area Bluegrass Association
League City, TX
See Web site for additonal contact information

Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association
P.O. Box 653
Hampstead, TX 77445

International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen
9410 FM 1960 W
Houston, TX 77070

The Houston Folklore and Folk Music Society
PO Box 720314
Houston, Texas 77272-0314

Spring Creek Bluegrass Club
PO Box 1294
Bellville, TX 77418-1294

Red River Valley Bluegrass Club
1784 CR12500
Paris, Texas 75462

Southwest Traditional and Acoustic Music Association
PO Box 90145
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87199

Texas Folklore Society
P.O. Box 13007 SFASU
Nacogdoches, TX 75962-3007
Phone: (936) 468-4407

Texas International Folk Dancers
P.O. Box 4516
Austin, Texas 78765

Texas Folklife
1317 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
Phone: 512-441-YALL (9255)


Bridger Folk Music Society
Logan, UT
See Web site for additional contact information

Intermountain Acoustic Music Association
P.O. Box 520521
Salt Lake City, UT 84152

The National Folk Organization
10752 N. Sahalee St.
Cedar Hills, UT 84062

Folklore Society of Utah
617 East South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84102


Northeast Fiddlers Association
103 VT Rte 14 N
East Randolph, VT 05041
Tel: 802-728-5188

Green Mountain Folklore Society
Phone: (802) 933-8912


Caribbean Museum Center for the Arts
#10 Strand St & # 62 King St.
Frederiksted, St. Croix
Virgin Islands
Phone: 340-772-2622


DC Bluegrass Union
PO Box 903
Warrenton, VA 20188
Regional group

The Washington Balalaika Society
7421 Calamo Street
Springfield, VA 22150

Vernacular Architecture Forum
c/o Gabrielle Lanier
PO Box 1511
Harrisonburg, VA 22803-1511

Virginia Folklore Society
University of Virginia
Department of English
219 Bryan Hall
PO Box 400121
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4121

Voices in the Glen
c/o Michael fleming
8519 Spartan Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22031

Tidewater Friends of Folk Music
P.O. Box 9606
Norfolk, Va 23505

Folk Art Society of America
P.O. Box 17041
Richmond, VA 23226

The Shenandoah Valley Folk Arts Revival Society
No city listed. VA

Traditional American Dance and Music Society
P.O.Box 15897
Richmond, VA 23227-5897

The Folk Club of Reston/Herndon
Herndon, VA

Archie Edwards Blues Heritage Foundation
2007 Bunker Hill Road, N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20018
Telephone: 202-526-7539
email us:


Victory Music
P.O. Box 2254
Tacoma, WA 98401
Phone: 253-428-0832

Bluegrass and Country Music Makers Association
PO Box 519
Darrington, WA 98241

Olympia Folklore Society
Phone: Burt Meyer 360-866-4296

Washington State Folklife Council
11507 N.E. 104th St.
Kirkland, WA 98033
Phone: (206) 827-6430

Washington Old Time Fiddlers Association
108 Ironwood Place
East Wenatchee, WA 98802

Northwest Folklife
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109-4623

Royal Scottish Country Dance Society - Seattle Branch
(See web site for contact information.)

Seattle Folklore Society
P.O. Box 30141
Seattle, WA 98103
Phone: (206) 528-8546

Seattle Storytellers' Guild
P.O. Box 45532
Seattle, WA 98145-0532
Phone: (206) 621-8646

Pacific North West Folklore Society
11720 1st Ave NW
Seattle, WA 98177

Skandia Folkdance Society
Box 17123
Seattle, WA 98107
Phone: (206) 784-7470

Spokane Folklore Society
P.O. Box 141
Spokane, WA 99210-0141


Kanawha Valley Friends of Old-Time Music and Dance
PO Box 1684
Charleston, WV 25326-1684

Elkins Country Dance Society
Elkins, WV
Phone: 304-645-7917

Tri-State Bluegrass Association
4176 Timber Ridge Road
Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
(Serves Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania)


Balalaika and Domra Association of America
2801 Warner Street
Madison, WI 53713-2160

Balalaika and Domra Association of America
2801 Warner Street
Madison, WI 53713-2160

Madison Folk Music Society
PO Box 665
Madison, WI 53701

Celtic Music Society of Madison
433 Berwyn Drive
Madison, WI 53711-1203

Wisconsin Folk Arts Association
40 Fuller Court
Madison, WI 53704

Wisconsin Storytellers Guild
1622 Meadowcrest Lane
Middleton, WI 53562
Phone: 608/831-8253

Wisconsin Quilt History Project, Inc.
PO Box 174
Thiensville, WI 53092

The Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association
P.O. Box 7761
Madison, WI 53707


Wyoming Old Time Fiddle Association
See web site for contact information


International Council for Traditional Music
School of Music, Australian National University
Building 100
Canberra, ACT 0200

Vancouver Folk Song Society
c/o Allison Campbell
#309 - 2330 Maple St.
Vancouver V6J 3T6
(See web site for additional contact information.)

The Victoria Folklore Society
Old Town Strings
1034 Hillside Ave.
Victoria, BC V8T 2A5

The Folklore Society
The Warburg Institute
Woburn Square
London WC1H 0AB

International Society for Contemporary Legend Research
Mikel J. Koven
Department of Theatre, Film and TV
Parry-Williams Building
Penglais Campus
University of Wales
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2AJ

Traditional Cosmology Society
Department OF Celtic and Scottish Studies
27 George Square
Edinburgh EH8 9LD


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