Old-Time Music in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Links & Resources


Radio Programs

Whiskey in the Jar
• Old time and Irish, Saturdays at 11 a.m. on KUPR in Placitas (click on the "Listen Now" button), hosted by Marc Robert.

Old Time Music Hour
• (OTHM) Weekly program hosted by Bill Smedley. Full archive available, easy to find each show's content.


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. Not terribly active.
Old Time String Band Jam Tunes Features playlists from jams all over, and similar stuff
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)

All About Fiddling (Link submitted by a young visitor to this page - thanks, Julie!)


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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