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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 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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Thanks to WORT-FM - 89.9 WORT 89.9 FM!

Willy Street Fair

Willy Street Fair - Mad Folk Stage

Sept. 19-20 (Sat-Sun), 2015
2:00-6:00pm Sat, 12:00-6:00pm Sun
Williamson Street, Madison


Steve Gillette & Cindy MangsenLou and Peter Berryman

Lou & Peter Berryman AND
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Oct. 9 (Fri), 2015
The Brink Lounge


Check back soon for more upcoming Mad Folk concerts!
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Upcoming House ConcertsUpcoming House Concerts
Hosted by Members [details...]


Sam Llanas


Tommy Keene & Band


Chuck Prophet


Fendrick & Peck


The Figgs


Erin McKeown


Tom Kastle


David Roth