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  Folk Music - Bluegrass Music - Alt Country - Americana Music - Roots Rock - MilesofMusic.com
Biell's music sounds something like a cross between Janis Ian and Suzanne Vega and yet...she never gives the impression that she is aping or copying the sound of others.
The music is rich and thick, but never overwhelms the singing.
Four albums into her young career, Kurn is one of the exciting voices of folk music.
www.milesofmusic.com   (1344 words)

  Folk Music - MSN Encarta
Folk music is most commonly the music of the socially and economically lower classes and of rural populations.
Folk music also changes because it is affected by the art music of nearby cultural centers (for example, cities, courts of the nobility, and monasteries).
Folk music is not necessarily more functional than other kinds of music; it is as much a form of entertainment as it is a functional art form.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554209/Folk_Music.html   (2309 words)

  Folk music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The pattern of urban influence on folk music was intensified to outright destruction as soon as the capitalist economic system had developed to the point that music could be packaged and distributed for the purpose of earning a profit--in other words, when popular music was born.
Folk music is easily identified with the ordinary working people who created it, and preserving treasured things against the claimed relentless encroachments of capitalism is likewise a goal of many politically progressive people.
Enthusiasts for folk music might properly consider this song to be pastiche and not parody, because the tune is pleasant and far from inept, and the topic being lampooned is not balladry but the medieval heroic tradition.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Folk_music   (5719 words)

 folkmusic dot org
We offer several free discussion lists dedicated to folk music, including the ten-year-old folkmusic listener list that has helped create the buzz about many excellent independent artists.
This list was founded nearly ten years ago (get ready for our birthday party!) and has led to spin-off lists like folkbiz, folkvenu, folkdj-l; All night song circles under the Big Orange Tarp; educational programing at various festivals, conferences, and song schools; The Folktrain transcontinental rail trip in Feb 2001; and more.
to increase the visibility and popularity of live music; to create and provide tools and support to help musicians hone their business, marketing, creative, and performance skills; and to create, expand, and enhance live performance opportunities.
www.folkmusic.org   (0 words)

Since 1999, Frank Shane of Folk Music Archives has been recording folk artists and folk groups to preserve and archive their personal stories, backgrounds and recollections.
The Center incorporates the Archive of Folk Culture, which was established at the Library in 1928 as a repository for American Folk Music.
In addition, Folk Music Archives creates a voice data base of each interview which is segmented and put on a computer archive system to enable the retrieval of not only interview recordings, but the retrieval of subject matter of one folk artist or all recorded folk artists.
folkmusicarchives.org /fma.htm   (718 words)

 American folk music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
American folk music, also known as Americana, is a broad category of music including Native American music, bluegrass, country music, gospel, old time music, jug bands, Appalachian folk, blues, Tejano and Cajun.
Roots musical forms reached their most expressive and varied forms in the first two to three decades of the 20th century.
Folk musicians like the Kingston Trio, pop-Tejano and Cuban-American fusions like boogaloo, chachacha and mambo, blues-derived rock and roll and rockabilly, pop-gospel, doo wop and RandB (later secularized further as soul music) and the Nashville sound in country music all modernized and expanded the musical palette of the country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/American_folk_music   (507 words)

 World Music
Turkoz' music is freely improvised, but is based on a personal interpretation of and reflection on the folk melodies her parents and their friends exposed her to when she was a child.
Music is like a clock, it moves around in a circle, declares Rahim Al Haj, an innovative musician whose own life has been formed by cycles of music.
Some wealthy music lovers in the forties and fifties actually went to the trouble to import record-cutting lathes in order to record private concerts by the reigning maestros of the day, and these recordings are still in private family collections, only to be heard by intimate circles of afficionadi.
www.rootsworld.com /rw   (2078 words)

 Folk Music
Folk music is an integral part of our musical culture.
From the protest songs of the 1960's to contemporary singer-songwriters, this is the place to find artist profiles, CD reviews, and information about folk music from different parts of the world.
He has often been credited with inventing the gnere of World Music, despite the fact that this is a term he strongly dislikes.
www.suite101.com /welcome.cfm/folk_music   (573 words)

Pesnyary was a folk rock group that appeared in Belarus in 1969 and for years pretty much defined Belarusian national identity.
Another folk group with a lot of attention to detail and truthfulness of their performance is Litwins.
And their music was even forbidden for FM Radio rotation in Belarus by a secret Lukashenka regime instruction.
www.belarusguide.com /culture1/music/Music.html   (781 words)

 What is Folk Music?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
American folk music, as a body of work, forms a portion of the oral and recorded history of the life and times of our people.
Contemporary folk music is an expression of the continuing growth of our culture, and offers us a look into the lives of our forebears, shows us the common threads which run through past and present and helps us to understand and therefore consciously direct the evolutiion of our culture.
This particular form of cultural history, folk music, is an oral tradition, the dissemination of which can only take place in the context of live performance and musical collaboration.
www.boont.com /wildiris/What_is_folk_music.html   (670 words)

 Folk Music
Folk music often expresses the character of ethnic and social groups and sometimes a nation.
Folk music is usually learned by listening rather than by reading the notes or words.
Roots Music encompasses a variety of different musical genres and their offshoots, such as alternative country, traditional country, American folk, blues, and bluegrass--all forms of music that are themselves deeply rooted in, and directly proportional to, the ongoing development of American society and culture.
www.42explore.com /folkmusic.htm   (1383 words)

 Folk Music in Ojai
Self-dubbed "eclectomaniacs," their mix of music has required, in their words, "years of indecision." Irish, country, blues, cowboy, and swing gives you a good idea of their range.
Their music is the kind that inspired the creation of our concert series: rich, vibrant, spirited tunes from the venerable Celtic tradition.
Her songs catch the old fashioned rhythms of mountain music married to lyrics that give a modern, clear eyed look at life's pleasures, sorrows, and dreams.
www.billyates.com /ojaifolk   (1846 words)

 BUBL LINK: Folk music
Outlines the development of folk music in Finland from its revival in the 1960s to the present day.
Covers the music and instruments of the Kalevala culture, the study of folk music, and the role of education in preserving the tradition among the younger generation.
Folk Roots is a paper-based folk music magazine, which also provides online news and reviews, and a classified index to related Internet resources.
bubl.ac.uk /link/f/folkmusic.htm   (649 words)

 Folk Music Albums Available on CD (American Folklife Center, Library of Congress)
The Library of Congress and Rounder Records have joined together in a project to reissue on compact discs American folk music from the legendary Library of Congress series Folk Music of the United States.
Afro-American Folk Music from Tate and Panola Counties, Mississippi
(Rounder CD 1521) In the 1940s, the Wisconsin Folk Music Recording Project, sponsored by the Library of Congress and the University of Wisconsin, took Helene Stratman-Thomas and other fieldworkers on a collecting expedition around Wisconsin to document a folk music that reflects the colorful pattern of immigration and and occupational development in the state.
www.loc.gov /folklife/rounder.html   (1352 words)

 Folk Music Society of New York - home page   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Longtime veterans of the folk scene in the U.S. and England (where they were born), Heather and David offer ballads, songs, and shanties with a leavening of wry humour.
New England fiddler and folk singer Lissa Schneckenburger grew up in Maine as an active member of the folk music and dance community, where she cut her teeth as a musician at a very young age.
She has continued to explore music throughout her life, leading to her graduation from The New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Massachusetts (2001).
www.folkmusicny.org /index.html   (664 words)

 Indian Folk Music
Where folk music is a mere rustic reflection of the larger Indian society, tribal music often represents cultures that are very different.
There is no formal period of apprenticeship where the student is able to devote their entire life to learning the music, the economics of rural life does not permit this sort of thing.
The instruments that folk musicians use are generally not as refined as the classical musicians use.
chandrakantha.com /articles/indian_music/folk_music.html   (657 words)

 The Folk Music Ring
The Folk Music Ring is for web sites containing folk music material; articles, audio, video, etc. This web ring is intended for all ages.
Hobgoblin Music has provided folk musicians with otherwise hard to find folk and celtic instruments for over 20 years, and has grown to be probably the largest source in the world.
A collection of traditional and folk music tunebooks and songbooks with midis, sheet music, lyrics and chords.
u.webring.com /hub?ring=folk   (566 words)

 Scottish Folk Music :American Folk Music, Music CD, Traditional Folk Music, Folklore, Sea Shanties, Folk Hymns, Folk ...
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Scottish Folk tradition is as deeply rooted as that of Ireland.
Shetland Folk with its emphasis on fiddle virtuosity (and one of the few folk forms to use the piano as a prominent instrument) is often seen as a separate development from mainland Scottish music.
www.folk-legacy.com /store/scripts/prodList.asp?idCategory=33   (297 words)

 Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange Home Page
Peterborough Folk Music Society, a tax-exempt non-profit organization under IRS section 501.c.3.
We are committed to the development of the folk community.
Peterborough Folk Music Society also sponsors folk music events in the Monadnock Region of southern New Hampshire.
www.acousticmusic.com /fame/famehome.htm   (644 words)

 KUNI's Folk Music
Folk Music is also heard on KHKE on Saturdays at noon.
Enjoy two hours of traditional and contemporary acoustic music, folk tunes and dance music from around the world each Saturday.
If you are interested in purchasing one or more of these recordings, go to Public Radio Music Source and tell them KUNI sent you!
www.kuniradio.org /kufolk.html   (342 words)

 The Great Folk Scare and the Folkniks
It may seem strange now, but then folk musicians could sell millions of albums, hear their songs played even on commercial radio and television, and read gossip about themselves in the mass media.
The coffeehouses of the period were as noted for their impassioned discussions as for their music and expresso.
For the same reason I have not emphasized those who got their start in a previous folk music revival, such as Pete Seeger, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, Cisco Houston, The Weavers, and Josh White.
www.zipcon.net /~highroad/folkscare.html   (692 words)

 Russian folk music free MP3 download   (Site not responding. Last check: )
There is one folk Russian Christmas Carol recorded by Mikhail Smirnov in folklore expedition in Smolensk region of Russia in 1988 (track 13).
Russian folk duo Misha and Natasha from Russia compact disk "Beyond The Don River Russian folksongs" was released by RUSA Records, Philadelphia, PA. There are Russian folk lymericks, Cossacks ballads and marching songs, popular tunes and chastushki with accompaniment of garmoshka, guitar and balalaika.
Russian folk singer Aleksandr Menshikov was born in small Russian town of Bugulma (Now republic of Tatarstan) where during Russian civil war famous Czech writer Jaroslav Hasek was appointed by a communist party as a town's political commissar.
www.barynya.com /mp3/index.stm   (972 words)

 WKSU Folk Music
WKSU Music Director David Roden presents the beauty of baroque music (from Monteverdi to Bach) with excursions into the Renaissance and the early Classical era.
His special blend of classic and contemporary singer/songwriters, traditional and roots based songs, Celtic and world music and new acoustic instrumentals have helped to maintain the region’s long-standing connection to folk music.
Folk music can be heard on WKSU, Fridays from 9pm–1am, Saturdays 8pm–1am, and Sundays 8pm–12am.
www.wksu.org /folk   (768 words)

 WKSU Folk Music
WKSU Music Director David Roden presents the beauty of baroque music (from Monteverdi to Bach) with excursions into the Renaissance and the early Classical era.
His special blend of classic and contemporary singer/songwriters, traditional and roots based songs, Celtic and world music and new acoustic instrumentals have helped to maintain the region’s long-standing connection to folk music.
Folk music can be heard on WKSU, Fridays from 9pm–1am, Saturdays 8pm–1am, and Sundays 8pm–12am.
www.wksu.kent.edu /folk   (820 words)

 California Gold: Northern California Folk Music from the Thirties
The WPA California Folk Music Project is a multi-format ethnographic field collection that includes sound recordings, still photographs, drawings, and written documents from a variety of European ethnic and English- and Spanish-speaking communities in Northern California.
This elaborate New Deal project was organized and directed by folk music collector Sidney Robertson Cowell for the Northern California Work Projects Administration.
Sponsored by the University of California, Berkeley, and cosponsored by the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center), this undertaking was one of the earliest ethnographic field projects to document European, Slavic, Middle Eastern, and English- and Spanish-language folk music in one region of the United States.
lcweb2.loc.gov /ammem/afccchtml/cowhome.html   (258 words)

 Folk Music Home Page
There is an explosion of information about folk music on the net and this site will try to cover the depth and breadth of it.
Politics- Legislation that affects folk music and the response to it
Music- Links to other good music pages that don't necessarily concentrate on folk music
www.jg.org /folk/folkhome.html   (401 words)

 Princeton Folk Music Society
Performing Songwriter Magazine describes them as "Somewhere between John Prine and the Roches, pulling folk music into the next century by the heart and the funny bone." Peter Yarrow states that "The Sons of the Never Wrong are great.
Admission to the concert is $15 for the general public, $10 for members of the Folk Music Society and affiliated organizations, $3 for children age 11 and under, and special rates for students.
These concerts are a wonderful way to hear your favorite folk musicians or to hear new singer-songwriters and singers of traditional music, all in an intimate, friendly setting.
www.princetonol.com /groups/pfms   (1464 words)

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