Old-Time Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Radio Programs - click the program titles for online streaming options

Whiskey in the Jar
• Old time and Irish, Saturdays at 11 a.m. to noon on KUPR in Placitas, hosted by Marc Robert.

Old Time Music Hour
• (OTHM) Weekly program hosted by Bill Smedley on WSOV in Millheim, PA, (and many other stations around the world) but available wherever there is internet. Full archive available, easy to find each show's content. New shows every week.

Folk Routes
• A weekly sampling of the best in folk, from blues to bluegrass...and beyond. KUNM, Saturdays 10 a.m to noon. Various hosts.

Home of Happy Feet
• Folk music in the broadest sense of the term. Bluegrass, blues, cajun, zydeco, western swing, rockabilly, Tex-Mex, and more! KUNM, Saturdays 10 a.m. to noon. Various hosts.

Folk Remedy
• Folk Remedy is a freeform celebration of musical and oral traditions, embracing an uncommon mix of folk styles: Old folk remedies for a new world. Sundays, 8-10 a.m on KSFR in Santa Fe. Hosted by Tom Adler.

Old-Time Depot
• "Three hours of random hillbilly expressionism and all the banjo and fiddle music you can stand" -- every 2nd and 4th Wednesday at 5 p.m. Mountain Time, on WOMR in Provincetown, MA. Hosted by Jim Rohrer.


Groups & Associations

NM Folk Music & Dance Society (FolkMADS)

ABQ Megaband (open band, plays every other month for FolkMADS contra dance)

Southwest Traditional & Bluegrass Music Association (AKA Southwest Pickers)

A few Old-Time-ish Facebook groups (some are public, others you can join):

Old-Time ABQ Our home on the evil social media.
Old Time String Band Jam Tunes Features playlists from jams all over, and similar stuff (often inactive)
Old Time Open Jams Links to google map with jam locations around the globe
(not all OT, despite the name)
Dedicated to Old Time Music Various content in the genre
Old Time Appalachian Fiddle "


Web Resources

The Fiddler's Companion Search titles alphabetically for lots of info, sources, history, etc.

Traditional Tune Archive (Formerly The Fiddler's Companion) Info as above, but in wiki format.

Folk Music - Index to Recorded Resources

Old-Time Music entry on Wikipedia

The Founding Fiddlers - article on Galax fiddlers' history

Old Time Herald Online

Old Time Music Home Page

Field Recorders Collective

John Lamancusa's Old Time Fiddle Tunes Collection (transcriptions and audio)

Tater Joe's Old-TIme Musical Mercantile (transcriptions and chords for lots of tunes)


Looking for recordings of specific tunes? Try these:

Slippery-Hill (vast collection of old recording clips) ••• LET'S HELP THEM STAY ONLINE! ••• Click here

John Lamancusa's extensive collection of old-time tunes

Canote Brothers Stringband Class recordings

Berea College Digital Collections - Traditional Music Resources

Digital Library of Appalachia

Juneberry78s.com (Early American Roots Music)

ABQ Megaband Tune Archive


Music Teachers

Fiddle: Marjorie Mullany (kids and adults)



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