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Selected sites of related interest. If you think a site belongs here, see the Contribute section.
Bulgarian Popular Folklore Music: a great collection of MP3s of old Bulgarian recordings maintained by Ivan Ivanov. There may be a lot here, but I can't read the Bulgarian. Be sure to check out the "Muzika ot Trakiiya" link (bottom left of red header box), which features gorgeous audio clips of Mincho Nedyalkov, God's gift to the gadulka.
Kaba Gaidi: a collection of audio files of Rhodope gaida music from Bulgaria. In mp3 and wav formats. Curated by Boyan Dobrev, who also has a nice collection Bulgaria music on YouTube.
WebFolk Bulgaria : an large searchable multimedia database of Bulgarian folklore, including song lyrics, musical scores, audio and video. In English and Bulgarian. Project director: Lubomir Kavaldjiev.
Song of the Crooked Dance: utterly beautiful site with info about the early Bulgarian recording industry and images of old Bulgarian 78 labels maintained by Lauren Brody. In Bulgarian and English.
Bulgarian Kaval: Alex Eppler's site contains a small, but growing, collection of Bulgarian music transcriptions from his "concert and pedagogical repetoire". Also, a collection of Mr. Eppler's performances on kaval, tambura and balalaika are available via the Seattle Balkan Dancers.
Tale Ognenovski: fun site containing lots of info about the famous Macedonian clarinetist, including lots of images and a discography.
Eliznik Romania Pages: lots of info on Romanian music, dance and ethnography. Also has section on Bulgaria.
Izvor Music: provides detailed transcriptions of izvorna Macedonian tunes by David Bilides, nicely matched with downloadable source recordings. Some Bulgarian material is also available.
Tamburitza 78s: lots of info on old style Tamburitza music from Europe and America, including audio files and pictures of album labels. Maintained by Steven Kozobarich.
Sevdalinke: extensive site on Bosnian traditional lyric song. Includes many song texts and audio files, as well as background info on the culture, songs, performers and literature. In Bosnian and English, mostly the former.
Irish Traditional Music Index: totally awesome site by Alan Ng including a searchable discography and transcription fragments.
Folklore Discography is an attractively presented discography of albums of interest to the Balkan music and dance community. Maintained by Tom Deering.
Balkan Tunes: this site, maintained by Bill Cope, has a nice selection of transcriptions, conveniently matched with mp3 audio files.
The Dick Crum Collection at UCLA: a finding aid to the (still largely uncatalogued) collection of Balkan dance pioneer Dick Crum's records now in the UCLA library. His books, by contrast, ended up at the University of Washington. Anyone know if there is a comparable link for that collection?
Folkloretanznoten: impressive collection of international dance music notation PDFs, mostly transcribed by Martin Junghans and nicely typeset.
Folk Dance Federation of California: contains a searchable list of folk-dances and associated recordings.
International Folk-dance Teacher Bios: Biographical sketches for several hundred IFD teachers, maintained by Dick Oakes.
The Incredible Artistry of Marcus Moskoff: Largely unknown graphic works by America's leading gadulkar (originally presented by Aegean View - 1996).
Tunes are my life: some misty recollections of yesteryear.
Great Moments in Musicology 1: Willi Appel and the Harvard Dictionary of Music weigh in on Greek musicology.
Great Moments in Musicology 2: Albert Faurot in the music of Charles Alkan
Great Moments in Musicology 3: my review of "Squeeze This! A Cultural History of the Accordion in America By Marion Jacobson"
Irish Tunes Practice List: my reminder list for Irish sessions.