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Traditional Music Library

Traditional Music Library

Traditional & Folk Songs The songs are accessed by clicking on a letter on the above nav-bar, A for songs beginning A etc. (see below for list of titles) THIS COLLECTION contains around 3700+ traditional and folk songs with midi music files and mp3 audio. Songs from many genres will be found, including: bluegrass, old-time, Celtic (Irish, & Scottish), English, Welsh, Canadian, Australian, & American. Each song page has a link to the midi for that song. If you want scores and tablature for these songs look HERE for guitar tab or HERE for mandolin tab, both include standard notation. The songs in this section are a collection of transcriptions by various individuals. Looking for sheet music or instrument arrangements for these songs? Should you need a print-out of the song, PDF versions (without banners or adverts) are available from the link at the bottom of each song page. You may also be interested in other Traditional, Folk and Old Songs related items on this site:

folkloretanznoten Know Better Do Better Project Articles and Other Resources Listed in no particular order. University of South Florida Libraries History of Minstrelsy, from “Jump Jim Crow” to “The Jazz Singer” New York Times podcast Episode 3: The Birth of American Music Ferris State University, Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia The Origins of Jim Crow Kennedi Johnson (permission granted by the author) Tracing the Origins of Blackface Minstrelsy in Children's Folk Music Jack Dappa Blues Podcast, Apr 2, 2019 Dom Flemons - Understanding Blackface, Minstrelsy and Early Black Entertainment Video interview, the music and history of minstrelsy Live with Carnegie Hall: Rhiannon Giddens with Francesco Turrisi 19 minute segment of a PBS documentary, “Vaudeville” (2012) Blacks and Vaudeville Medium article, by Dr. Dinah Put Down Your Horn The White Fear of Taking Racist Songs Out of Music Education, by Martin Urbach You Might Be Left With Silence When You’re Done Mother Jones, by Michael Mechanic The Music I Love is a Racial Minefield Blackface and Hollywood

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