Folk Music Origins in Europe

Folk music resides in oral tradition; consequently, its history is best learned through the study of its relation to other genres. Literary sources have allowed for the gathering of a vast chunk of folk songs gathered in oral tradition; usually of significant antiquity. Assimilation Under the growth of Christianity, efforts[…]

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Great European Folk Bands

Europe boasts an array of folk bands, however, only a few have gained international recognition. They have become more and more popular over the last few years and now they are bands that are not to be missed.  Below is a compilation of the most prominent groups that fans would[…]

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Where to See Folk Music in Europe

Folk music has been one of the most effective ways of preserving European traditions. Listening to the music is fun and educative, but watching a live performance is an overwhelmingly fantastic experience. If you are a folk music lover, consider going someplace where you can see leading stars perform these[…]

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All About Mumford & Sons

Mumford & Sons are a very famous and popular British band formed in 2007. The members are Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwayne. They became very popular in the UK and overseas thanks to their unique music style and the mixture of elements from different music styles.[…]

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Modern Day Folk Bands

Folk is a music style that had its debut sometimes around the 60’s. It was a very representative style for the relaxed atmosphere during those years. After that, folk has seen a decline in front of the new music styles like pop and hip hop but remained in the hearts[…]

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Why Folk Music Is Popular

Folk music first appeared as distinct genre around the 60’s. It was a genre that presented folklore and appealed to legends for the main theme. Later, it developed into a genre that described many other themes and feelings and became very popular especially during the hippie era. After that, it[…]

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The Move from Acoustic to Electric in Folk Music

Newport Folk Festival 1965 By the mid 1960s, the Newport Folk Festival was becoming an established event attended by hardcore folk fans and with a bill featuring Joan Baez, John Lee Hooker and Johnny Cash, amongst others. A young Bob Dylan had played there in ’63 and ’64, treating the[…]

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Folk Music Origins in the USA

The Folk music in America has no traceable origin because started out from the traditions of the being then from fun or gain. Some folk songs are so old that they are referred to as word of mouth history. Some known folk musicians in America such as Woody Guthrie and[…]

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Famous Grass Root Musicians

Lets take a look at the profile of some of the best grass root musicians of our time. Joel Larson Joel Larson is a veteran rock drummer and percussionist who hail from California. Born on April 29, 1947, at San Francisco, Joel grew up at the Lincoln Park. At the[…]

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Grassroot Music Events In America

The united states of America are popular for strong grass root music communities. Every year met with several grass root music concerts and performances across the country. Music lovers from the roots never fail to come together in significant number, and when such gatherings occur, one thing is sure, there[…]

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