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Related Links:

Organizations & Related Links:

  Albuquerque Arts Alliance:

  The Albuquerque Dance Club: Swing and Country Western dancing.

 AMP Concerts brings the best of world, folk, acoustic and Americana music to listening rooms around Albuquerque 

  Folk Music and Dance Society (FOLKMADS): :

  Southwest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association (SWT&BMA),
otherwise known around town as Southwest Pickers:

 Annual New Mexico Dulcimer Festival focusing on mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer instruction and jamming, with additional instrument workshops, and concerts open to the general public. Nationally acclaimed Instructors and performers. The New Mexico Dulcimer Assocation may provide other dulcimer activities throughout the year as well.

 Storytellers of New Mexico (STNM) supports and encourages the preservation of the history, knowledge and art of storytelling

Main Stage performers at the 2009 Folk Festival:

  Boulder Acoustic Society: Eclectic.

Main Stage performers at the 2008 Folk Festival:

  Bryan Bowers: Autoharp master.

  Le Chat Lunatique: Gypsy swing.

  Los Primos: Not exactly a mariachi band.

  Mike Lopez and Richard Hardy: Original songs with flute accompaniment. Mike Lopez and Richard Hardy

  Niños Flamencos: Flamenco.

  Syd Masters & The Swing Riders: Western Swing.

  The Wilders: Old-time country, bluegrass, hillbilly.

Main Stage performers at the 2007 Folk Festival:

  Antonia Apodaca with Bayou Seco playing traditional music from New Mexico. Bayou Seco:

  Boulder Acoustic Society: American Roots music with the edge of punk rock and the grace of chamber music.

  Daybreak Express: Teenage bluegrass.

  Elliott's Ramblers: Great old Bluegrass in a Brand New Way.

  Jonathan Edwards: Folk-rock legend.

  Ronald Roybal: Native American flute and guitar.

Main Stage performers at the 2006 Folk Festival:

  Black Eagle from the Pueblo of Jemez in New Mexico, visit their web site at 

  Ronstadt, Ramírez Santa Cruz River Band: E-Mail:  or visit their web site at:  Beautiful, intriguing and powerful music filled with history and the mystical lore of the Great American Southwest.

  Round Mountain: Email:  or visit their Web Site:

  Sandia Hots: Contact the band through Scott Mathis via email at

  Steve Smith and Hard Road: EMail:, or visit their web site at,  Traditional Old-time, Bluegrass and Gospel music

  Syd Masters and the Swing Riders: Contact Syd at email:,, or visit his web site at: Vintage Western Cowboy Swing!.

Craft Guilds participating in the festival:

Guild Contact Email Web Site
NM Quilters Assoc. 296-9046  
American Sewing Guild 268-0242
NM Crochet Guild 262-2204  
Dropped Stitch Knitters Guild 256-0829    
Las Aranas Spinners & Weavers
NM Bead Society 899-3982
Enchanted Lacemakers 281-8568  
Rio Grande Woodcarvers  
Turquoise Trail Chapter of the Embroiderers' Guilt 255-6852  

Performers from previous festivals:

  Atomic Grass: email Bluegrass.

  Bayou Seco: Contact Jeanie McLerie by email at,, or visit their web site at: Music of the Southwest and Cajun.

  Consuelo Luz:  Contact: Consuelo at email:, or visit her web site at:  "a shining star in the firmament of Sephardic music…".

  Elliott's Ramblers: Contact Elliott Rogers at email:  a high energy, pick your fingers to the bone, bluegrass & folk band based out of Albuquerque.

  Fiasco Brothers:, Bluegrass: "When you can't afford the very best!"

  Foxfire Bluegrass: The Haisman family from Farmington - A great young (an understatement) bluegrass band that has wowed audiences at the Santa Fe Bluegrass Festival and the Durango Meltdown.

  Higher Ground:, Bluegrass

  C. Daniel Boling & Perfectly Stable Music:, Local singer, songwriter.

  Michael Chapdelaine: Contact Michael by email at or visit his web site:, National Finger-picking Guitar Champion

  Michael Hearne & South by Southwest: Contact Michael at email:,, or visit his web site at: "Southwestern Americana" music that you just have to dance to.

  Rusty Strings and the Flat Tones:, Acoustic-folkadelic-country blues & rockabilly-bluegrass band from the Four Corners area.

  Walt Michael:, Hammer Duclimer