"FROM MAREMMA (TUSCANY) TO TENNESSEE or FROM WOODEN CASTANETS TO BONE CASTANETS"Short documentary on the use and tradition of castanets (gnacchere) in Tuscany and in the United States (here called "bones"). The document was prepared on the occasion of the presentation in Grosseto of the...

New member, Dennis Devine, saw Percy Danforth play at the 1977 Florida Folk Festival, and said he did not realize his importance at that time. He found this photograph and a great recording of Percy playing both from the Festival at the website of...

Rowan mentioned me in passing during our Virtual Bones Fest. I was surprised. The funny thing about it to me is that that day was my only visit to the Colorado Renaissance Festival. In the Renaissance Faire circuit, the Colorado event was well known, but I...

The Bush Music Club, based in Sydney, is the oldest folk club in Australia and, arguably, one of the oldest folk clubs in the world. It has been actively promoting Australian folk traditions for over 60 years. Club member Sandra Nixon sent a...