Category Archives: Heroes

Jenine Abarbanel is the newest Hero of the Map

On 21st March 2015 Jenine added a great wodge of Festivals and a club in Australia and New Zealand, including some of these:.

Golden_Star_medal_473So of course she is added to the list of legendary Heroes of the Map

As Jenine says, “We get so many visitors from the UK, I’m sure lots of them would appreciate knowing where the good music is!” Wherever you are, you never know when a new friend might be coming your way so put your event on the map and make sure they know how to find you.

Today’s Hero of the Map is Everything Dulcimer

Everything Dulcimer might be the most comprehensive and well-maintained folk music web resource that the Folk Music Map has encountered.

So of course I’ve plundered it for contacts and I hope some of the amazing range of festivals and workshops there will be putting themselves the map soon.

But if Everything Dulcimer was Everything Folk Music the map would be redundant. It has a very full, current and well presented calendar of events and a huge array of resources for people who play or want to play the dulcimer and traditional music. And it has several maps too :o)

Golden_Star_medal_473More about Heroes of the map

Now we have heroes

Jamie Katz and Twickfolk are the first Heroes of the map.

I’ll be looking out for opportunities to make more of these prestigious awards, so do feel free to nominate a potential hero on the feedback form. You’ll have to provide a description of what the person has done to justify the award, the two examples  we have should give you an idea what the Map Hero Judging panel* is looking for.


Joan of Arc (1882) by Dante Gabriel Rosetti, his last painting discovered on his easel after his death. Joan here looks very like Lizzie Siddal, Rosetti’s wife and model who died from a drug overdose after a stillbirth in 1862, 2 years before the first version of this painting. After her death Rosetti became depressed and his death was connected to drug abuse. So this is a painting of a great romantic hero, by a great romantic artist obsessed with a great artistic muse. The painting can be seen in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England.

*It’s just Chris