Folkipedia is collection of topics, facts and interesting items on all aspects of Folk and Tradition initially put together by the host and author Paul Slater as a personal encyclopedia. When it grew to over 1000 pages, it was decided to open it to others to both read and contribute. It is eclectic, personal and in some places a little quirky but I hope it is as accurate as possible.
Where there is conjecture, opinion or irony, I hope it is clearly discernible. It is largely focused on English Folk but only because that's where I live and that's what I understand best. I play Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Swedish, Belgian, French, American and French Canadian tunes (probably in an English way) and I'm just as interested in those cultures and any others I happen across.
A lot of Folkipedia grew out of my interest in Folk Instruments which started with the long running site
The Mandolin Pages.
Folkipedia goes further into the origins, traditions, customs and events in the folk world as well as people and groups reflecting my early interests in Morris Dancing and the influences of early revival groups such as Fairport and Steeleye.
Contributions are most welcome. I would like this to be a warm and friendly online encyclopedia of Folk for the whole community and everyone connected with the folk world is welcome to write a page or add to an existing one.