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New Mexico Folk Music & Dance Society • FolkMADS  

The New Mexico Folk Music and Dance Society - FolkMADS - is a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting and teaching traditional music and dance. FolkMADS sponsors Albuquerque, Santa Fe, and Taos contra dances, Megabands, concerts, camps, and other special events.

Assorted FolkMADS Media
FolkMADS videos & photos on YouTube, Facebook, etc.
FolkMADS Road-Trip Blog
FolkMADS News Blog
Alibi article, September 2010
Santa Fe New Mexican article, December 2013
Hoku's FolkMADness 2009 Camp Rap  Click here for image or here for .pdf
Links to New Mexico Resources
¡Globalquerque!  (September)
Non-FolkMADS activities we happen to know about (list of events)
New Mexico Rail Runner Express 
Old-Time ABQ (info about Old-Time Music in the Albuquerque area)
Santa Fe International Folk Dancing (Balkan, Greece, Middle East (not belly dancing), & more)
SNMMDS (Southern New Mexico Music and Dance Society)
SouthWest International Folk Dance Institute (SWIFDI)
Klezmerquerque  (February)
Zoukfest (June)

Music and Dance Groups in Neighboring States
Arkansas Valley Music and Dance (Buena Vista, Salida, and Leadville)
Durango Bluegrass Meltdown
Four Corners Folk Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO
Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association (CROMA) (Facebook link)
Lyons Old-Time Square Dance (Facebook Link)
Pagosa Folk 'n' Bluegrass Festival - Pagosa Springs, CO
AZ We Dance - Cottonwood, AZ (and Northern, AZ)
Prescott, AZ Contra Dance  (Folk Happens)
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Traditional Austin Area Dance Association

Assorted Web Resources

ABC Music Notation
Everything you've ever wanted to know about ABC, plus links to software.

Bruce's Megaband ABC music archive
Tune of the month in ABC notation as appeared in past FolkMADS newsletters.

CDSS-Affiliated Groups List

English Country Dance Video List
Annotated index of over 900 online videos; includes a couple from our own Jim Boros.

Essays about Contra Dance
A million links to essays; maybe even a Brazilian. That's a lot.

Fasola Home Page
Resources for Sacred Harp/shape note singing.

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

Michael Dyck's Contra Dance Index
100's of Contra Dances by author, title, formation

The Dance Gypsy
Locate dances anywhere.

Centralia Old-Time Music Campout
Second Full Week in August

Instrument Jokes!
Occasionally offensive.