How to order Smithsonian Folkways albums
All recordings on the Smithsonian Folkways, Cook, Collector, Dyer-Bennet, Fast Folk Musical Magazine, Folkways, 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 (for Discover purchases please call 1-202-633-6450, online support is currently not available). Browse or search our catalogue 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 "view cart" in the upper right hand corner of the screen and proceed with check out.
Order recordings by telephone using Discover, 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, CG 2001
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 usually ship within 2-3 business days. Shipping costs will be totaled at time of purchase and are based on weight and distance shipped.
You may choose which mail service you prefer at checkout.
Other shipping options available upon request.
- USPS Domestic 1st Class
- FedEx Express Saver
- FedEx Overnight Lower 48
- USPS International Air Mail
- FedEx International Economy
* Orders that are designated to ship FedEx Overnight and received before 4PM ET are guaranteed to ship same day. Orders received after 4PM ET may be shipped the following day.
Customers ordering $150 or more of CDs, LPs, DVDs, Books, Hats, or T-shirts through Smithsonian Folkways Recordings receive a 15% discount on their purchase. Digital downloads excluded.
Members of the Smithsonian Institution are entitled to a 10% discount on their Smithsonian Folkways Recordings purchases. For online orders, enter your member number and the code "SIMEMBER" during checkout. For phone/fax orders, please provide your member number. For more information on becoming a Smithsonian member, please visit this website:
If you order on-line, your discount(s) will be reflected on your final invoice and your credit card statement.
Download Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
Download Smithsonian Folkways recordings directly from this website in 256K MP3 or lossless FLAC format for the same price ($.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (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.