This Beardsley graphic says it all, I suppose... sometime maybe I'll get around to explaining in detail. Meanwhile, a few links to representative sites:

April 1999 at Horton Landing: notes to accompany a couple of tapes

the Dell'Arte mandocello

University of Washington Ethnomusicology links

MandoZine, an online cultmag

Klezmer music

Music in Muslim Lands

Karl Signell Mediterranean musicians in the American diaspora, present & past

North African music

Hurdy-gurdy discography


lyrics to several Agnes Bernelle songs

American Nyckelharpa Association

And a gallery of some instruments