About Us

We are the voice for folk, roots, traditional music, dance and related folk arts.

The world today is filled with glitz and noise, but there is a softer voice rooted in people getting together to sing, play, dance and tell stories. We are the living communities of the folk and traditional arts fueled by the energy of vibrant and culturally diverse populations.

FolkWorks is the source for folk/roots/traditional music, dance and related folk arts – vibrant, and often overlooked by the popular media. Originally a print publication (January 2001), we went online in July 2007. (You can view the print copy in PDF format under ARCHIVES from the main menu.)

FolkWorks features articles and columns, interviews and CD reviews contributed by folks in the community. Our extensive calendars contain both live and virtual events, with the ability to filter by location and genre. They are provided directly by artists, venues, producers in the community.

CHECK OUT articles, columns, interviews, videos and extensive calendar listings.

DISCOVER the joy in getting together to sing, play instruments, dance, tell stories or just sit back and listen.

Barbara Morrison

Our Board Members

Our Board members share a love of folk music and dance. We came together in 2000 to help promote folk and traditional music and dance. At the time, we felt the best way to do this was to publish a hard copy newspaper that gave exposure to all the events, organizations, musicians, dancers and storytellers that were overlooked by the mainstream media. Since then we’ve moved from the hard copy newspaper to this online e-zine, and produced concerts and festivals, as well as some live streaming events… We have a presence on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter and have moved from covering a local area to a calendar of events (virtual or live) anywhere in the world.

Our goal is still the same as when we began . . . to spread the  word of these folk/trad/roots happenings to the global  community.


Fred Aronow
Liz Carroll
Tom Carroll
Mary Pat Cooney
Linda Dewar
Jeanette Lundgren
Suni Paz
Tom Sauber
Nick Smith