How to order Smithsonian Folkways albums
All recordings on the Smithsonian Folkways, Arhoolie, Cook, Collector, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk Musical Magazine, Folkways, UNESCO, Blue Ridge Institute, and Paredon labels are available for sale. For your convenience, there are a variety of ways to order our recordings.
Purchase CDs, DVDs, LPs, Digital Downloads, Books, and merchandise online 24 hours a day over a secure server using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or PayPal. Browse or search our catalog or our new releases, and add the items you wish to purchase to your cart. When you have finished browsing and would like to submit your order, click the cart icon in the upper right hand corner of the screen and proceed with check out.
Order recordings by telephone using Visa, Mastercard, or American Express. Call our toll-free order line at 1-800-410-9815 or 1-888-FOLKWAYS; International customers please call +1 202-633-6450.
Orders over the phone can be taken during our normal business hours, 9am to 5pm Monday through Friday, with the exception of federal holidays.
Send your order via mail using this order form. Include shipping information and check, money order, or credit card info to:
Smithsonian Folkways Mail Order
PO Box 37012, MRC 520
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Fax your order with shipping information to 1-800-853-9511 or 1-202-633-6477. International customers please call +1 202-633-6450 for any assistance.
Shipping and Handling Information
Orders ship within 3 business days. Shipping costs are based on weight and distance shipped.
You may choose which mail service you prefer at checkout.
Other shipping options available upon request.
FREE Ground Shipping on orders $150 or more
Customers ordering $150 or more of CDs, LPs, DVDs, Books, or T-Shirts through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings will receive FREE FedEx Ground Shipping on their order. Digital downloads and gift certificates excluded. No coupon code is necessary to receive FREE Ground Shipping. Merchandise total must be over $150 for coupon to be applied. It does not include express shipping options, handling, taxes or duty charges. For Domestic orders only, PO BOXES are not permitted. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other offers.
Smithsonian Institution Members
Members of the Smithsonian Institution are entitled to a 10% discount on their Smithsonian Folkways Recordings purchases. Orders can be placed via phone, fax or online. For online orders, enter your member number and promotional code “SIASSOCIATE” during checkout. The discount will be reflected on your final invoice and on your credit card statement. For phone or fax orders, please provide your member number. For more information on becoming a Smithsonian member, please visit this website: www.smithsonian.com/folkways/join
Download Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Download Smithsonian Folkways recordings directly from this website in 256K MP3 or lossless FLAC format for the same price ($.99 for most songs or $9.99 for most single-disc albums). Both formats are DRM-Free, and our MP3s are compatible with all digital music players. Click here for more information on the MP3 and FLAC formats. Full-album downloads also include album artwork and liner notes. You will also find our recordings at digital download retailers such as iTunes, eMusic, Amazon.com, and Classical.com.
For questions about your order, please call 1-888-FOLKWAYS or email at email@example.com. (This email address is for informational requests only! Do not place orders through this address, as it is not secure.) Want more information? Check out our FAQs page.