A couple of days ago, a member named Amy sent me a link to an archived book called English Folk Songs from the Southern Appalachians. This book contains 122 Songs and Ballads, and 323 tunes. The book was published in 1917, and the contents were collected by Olive Dame Campbell and Cecil J. Sharp. Most interesting for me was the introduction so rich with descriptions of the people of this region, their music and culture when this was written in the early 20th century.
This book is just one of the works you can find on Internet Archive, a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more.
The next thing I did was sign up for a free account and then searched for Old Time Music, and before I knew it, I was listening to some great old archived tunes, some with fiddle(s), some not, but all worth listening to. Here are just a few I found.
I thought you might enjoy this resource, and I thank Amy for sending me the link to share. Once again, the website is: Internet Archive. And, here’s a post from their blog you may find helpful: 10 Ways To Explore The Internet Archive For Free. Enjoy!