Celery City String Band 

Favorite Links - under construction

These books contain more of our favorites:

Fiddlers Fake Book, by David Brody, Oak Publications
One of the best sources of over 400 jigs,reels,and Appalachian Mt Tunes in standard notation.  Also available as Banjo, Mandolin, and Guitar tab books.

The Portland Collection, by Susan Songer, songer@teleport.com  
A collection of old time and contemporary contra dance tunes played in the Pacific Northwest.  This is a good source for some "new" old-time dance style tunes.  They are working on a CD of some of the tunes,  but no Volume 2 at this time  !!

String Band Classics for Mandolin, by Dick Bruce, Mel Bay Publications
A dozen tunes from the Fuzzy Mt String Band CD. The CD is included and is an excellent example of North Carolina string band styles.

Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo - Mel Bay Publications, Inc. Homepage
Instruction and CD on typical Old Time frailling N.C. banjo style

Cool Videos:

Old-Timey Jam, Fiddler's Magazine,
Fiddler Magazine - Home Page
26 Old Time tunes by Jack Tuttle & his string band

The Freight Hoppers at Bearsville Barn, Homespun Video
Musical instrument lessons at Happy Traum Homespun Tapes
8 great songs in classic old time style by a rockin' string band


2007_KatieChordsforWedTunes.doc  has chords for many of the Tunes we play. The maintained master can be found at Katie Wallers Web-site  Folk Fiddle Links

The Mudcat Discussion Forum
The Lyrics Ring
Kevin Lamb's Guide To Music: Song Lyrics




More  Favorite Links  (some are old, and have passed to web-heaven)

 Here are a bunch of sites that are my personal favorites,
especially for Old Time Round Peak (NC) Banjo and String Band styles.  

Orlando Florida Old Time and Folk Music sites of interest:
Folkfiddle.com and Folkfiddle Links
Orlando FOFF Home Page
Friends of Florida Folk (FOFF)

Orlando Contra Dance

Florida Old Time Music Championship

Sunshine State Acoustic Music Camp
Florida State Fiddlers Convention

The Chuck Bose Musical Instrument Shop


Super Old Time Bands & Pickers:
The Konnarock Critters, hot young band from Grayson County VA, near Mt Airy NC

The Freight Hoppers, another hot young group out of Bryson City NC
Mike Seeger, long time preservationist of old-time banjo & fiddle music
John Hartford, Banjo player, shuffle footed Fiddler, and Mississippi river boat dreamer
Dwight Diller , Clawhammer Banjo in W. Virginia
Walter Koken , 5-string banjo-ist and former old-time fiddler in the Fat City String Band and Highwoods Stringband

More about Old Time (sometimes bluegrass) banjo and music in general:
BANJO-L ,  a BANJO mail-list, with links to music & tab
Fiddle-L,  a Fiddle (a 4 string Banjo played with a bow) mail-list & music site
Clawhammer.com
Kafiristan.com- How to Play the Banjo!
Banjo Newsletter Online!
Celestial Mtn Music : a neat Banjo Builder in Brevard NC (not FL) Celestial Mtn Music

Old-Time Herald Magazine  Online
Old Time Music on the Web
Appalachian Music
Old Time Music

banjo-in-the-hollow ( Raleigh NC)
Mugwumps Online  Lots of neat Banjo & other stuff

Other Festivals:
Fiddler's Grove (Union Grove NC) Festival and Campground
Official MerleFest (N.Wilkesboro NC) Home Page
Cliff Top WVA Festival

Mt Airy Fiddlers Convention

Lyrics,  some old time stuff here:
The Mudcat Discussion Forum
The Lyrics Ring