Mad Folk Mutterings


NEW: Folk Music Worldwide - Historical Archive

Listen Free to Historic Folk Music Radio Shows! 1963-64 From 1963 to 1964, a radio show called Folk Music Worldwide, based in New York City, broadcast interviews of select folk music artists playing and discussing some of their best songs. Audio recordings of these historic interviews are posted at this site for anyone to enjoy.


Jan 2014

New - Old Time Jam!

An Old Time Jam is now meeting monthly on the 3rd Sunday of every month, from 4 to 6pm at EVP West, 3809 Mineral Point Road. For information contact coodinator Al Wilson, 608-572-0634 or


Folk Music Classes Offered Through UW Continuing Studies

Each semester UW Continuing Studies offers many non-credit classes in various music topics such as bluegrass banjo, ukulele, guitar, fiddle, mountain dulcimer, singing, and more. Classes are reasonably priced and meet once weekly for 5 to 10 weeks. See the full schedule online at . You may register online from the website or call 608–262–2451.

Instructor-Led Jam Sessions

Southern Wisconsin Bluegrass Music Association offers an instructor-led jam class program every week, year-long. See their site and/or contact them for up-to-date information.

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Wild Hog in the Woods

Wild Hog is our "sister" organization, who puts on folk/acoustic shows on Friday nights during most of the year at the Wil-Mar Center in Madison.

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Folk Music Instructors and other music professionals:

We post links for musicians, instructors, and other music professionals within our membership who work in folk/acoustic styles. If you are one of those and want to be listed, let us know! If you are not yet a member but want to be included, see the JOIN page for instructions!

Welcome to Mad Folk!

We are a non-profit society dedicated to fostering folk/acoustic music in the greater Madison, Wisconsin area. We offer concerts and publish a monthly newsletter full of information about relevant music and dance events. Please join us for a concert soon! [More about Mad Folk...]

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John Gorka

John Gorka
Opening set by Amilia K Spicer

May 5 (Sat), 2018
The Brink Lounge


Check back soon for more upcoming Mad Folk concerts and events! See this page for details.

Looking ahead...

Garnet Rogers & Archie Fisher

September 22 (Sat), 2018
Details TBA - Save the date!

Farewell Tour - This will be the only Wisconsin show

Upcoming House ConcertsUpcoming House Concerts
Hosted by Members [details...]


Vivian Leva and Riley Calcagno


Mike Gent/Ian Olvera










Charlie King


Robbie Fulks


Joe Crookston


Cindy Mangsen & Steve Gillette


Harpeth Rising


The Tannahill Weavers