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Instruments Makers and Retailers


Richard Blake Wood Turner, Instrument Maker & Musician

Busy Mole Music

Early Music Connect

The Early Music Shop - Sponsors of The Waits Website

Second-hand instruments for sale

Christopher Monk Musical Instruments

Julian Goodacre Bagpipe Maker

Sean Jones, bagpipe maker

Marcus Music (drums)

Internet Shopping

Our Fundraising page tells you how you can raise money for the International Guild of Town Pipers whilst shopping online.

Recorded Music

Beautiful Jo Music

Early & Renaissance Guitar Music

Sheet Music

The Dancing Master, 1651-1728:
An Illustrated Compendium By Robert M. Keller

Kunstderfuge Music
    Thomas Ravenscroft
    Henry VIII
    More Renaissance Music

Internet Score Exchange Library

Richard Robinson's Tune Book Search

Steve Hendrick's music collection
see also

Playford (includes dance steps) - Facs Piae Cantiones

The Music of Thomas Ravenscroft

Werner Icking Music Archive
Other free sheet music archives

The Renaissance Music Workshop

Petrucci Music Library

Digital Sound Files

ABC Navigator

ABC tune converter

Thomas Campion, 3rd & 4th books of Ayres

Dan's Classical Music Page

Early Music Societies, Festivals, Events

Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools

Chester Watch Parade

Helsinki Early Music Society

Leicester Early Music Festival

West Gallery Music Association

Early Music Workshops

The National Centre For Early Music

National Early Music Association   York Early Music Festival   North East Early Music Forum


Johan Ambrosius Bach (father of JSB)

Bassetlaw Museum (see silver collection)


Blackletter Ballads

The Book of Days

British History on-line

The Broadside Ballads Website

Music of William Byrd

The Cantigas de Santa Maria

Catches & Glees

Music in Dalkeith

Dolmetsch Music Dictionary

Early English Music

English Ballad Archive

Exeter City Waits' Chains

Female Musicians in the 1500s

La Folia - the most lasting and famous tune in western music

Medieval English urban history

The Malone Society

Municipal Corporations Act 1835 - The Peel Web
Municipal Corporations Act 1835 - Wikipedia

Open Directory

R.E.E.D.  Records of Early English Drama

REED articles for downloading

Renascence Editions

SECULAR MUSICIANS IN LATE MEDIEVAL ENGLAND. Richard Rastal's doctoral thesis now available online.

Ludwig Sennfl


John Wilson, City of London Wait (1595 - 1674)

Waite Genealogy

Castlebar Waits


List of Waites Bands



Costume Bands

De Blauwe Schuyt

Early Music Network (UK)

Elizabeth Gutteridge, Composer

Lincoln Renaissance Band

James Merryweather's Web Site

The PIPE List
(Period Instrument Performance Ensembles)

Stanhoppe's Musick

Warwickshire Youth Waits

Wylde Nnoyse

Douglas Yeo Trombone Web Site

Historic Instruments


Iberian traditional instruments

Medieval & Renaissance Instruments

The Ripon Wakeman's Horn

Winchester Moot Horn's shawm page

Serpent Website

The Slide Trumpet - article

Trombone Society article - The Trombone Before 1800


Clio & Euterpe (includes a large archive of tunes and songs)

Dicey & Marshall catalogue

York Mystery Plays

Goldberg: The early music and baroque music portal

Music Styles Directory


This page is a mix of resources, links to websites of musicians and things Waites (and others) might want to buy.

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