Resources

This page is a collection of links, advice and other useful information that will help you prepare for your first time at Sore Fingers or just help fill the time between courses. If you know of other information that could be provided on this page, please let us know.

Useful information for Sore Fingers

Special daily schedule for Sore Fingers Week October, 2021 (PDF)
This is the revised routine for the re-scheduled event for October, 2021. The standard daily schedule for the week long event normally held at Easter is on the link below. on arrival at SFW.

Daily schedule for Sore Fingers Week (PDF)
The typical routine for the Easter five day courses at Sore Fingers. Please note this is subject to minor changes and you will be issued with a proper timetable on arrival at SFW.

Daily schedule for Sore Fingers October Weekend (PDF)
This is the typical routine for the October Weekend which is over two days at the end of October every year. Please note this is subject to minor changes and you will be issued with a proper timetable on arrival at SFW.

Student reviews
Reviews of previous Sore Finger Weeks written by students. These give an idea of what the courses are like and what to expect.

Jam etiquette (PDF)
Tips and guidelines on bluegrass jamming, as provided by Paul Hill. Further advice can be found at Paul's website.

Circle of fifths (PDF)
Bluegrass music generally revolves around three or four chords. This small dose of music theory helps explain which ones to use.

Bluegrass & old-time on the internet

Woodsongs Old-time Radio Hour
Free downloads of videos and podcasts of shows from some of the biggest names in bluegrass, old-time and other roots music.

Bluegrass Country Radio
Online radio station broadcasting bluegrass, gospel, country and related music.

Bluegrass radio
Another radio station, broadcasting bluegrass 24 hours a day.

The Internet Archive
This archive contains hundreds of downloadable concerts from bluegrass and old-time artists, aswell as rare 78s from the early 20th century.

Berea College Appalachian Sound Archives
Sound and video archives of Appalachian music and culture.

Sugar In The Gourd
Streaming old-time music, 24/7.