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  New Zealand Folk Song * homepage
This Maori fishing song uses Pacific Island mission harmonies.
This yicky song is a favourite with the little kids when The Minstrel visits their school -
This old action song is an evergreen favourite.
www.folksong.org.nz   (600 words)

  CDSS: Folk Song Catalog
The focus of the Folk Song section is on collections of traditional and community songs from North American and the British Isles, complemented with books by and recordings of artists who are favorites at our summer camps.
Fifty-three songs and ballads from Sharp's American collection, "..a celebration of the close links between the musical traditions of Britain and North America.." With introductory essay, biographical sketches of the singers, notes on the songs, and many illustrations.
Songs and carols for the season of rebirth covering the period from Candlemas through Lent and Easter.
www.cdss.org /sales/folk_song.html   (2887 words)

  Index of Folk Music Tablature
The songs you find here are not copyrighted or the copyright has expired (unless otherwise noted), but the tablature, notation, and performances are.
These MIDI files are intended not to entertain, nor even to demonstrate exactly how a song should be played, but to provide the beginner with a feel for the timing of the piece as they are learning it.
Songs from such collections also have a link to the collection index.
www.guitarnut.com /folktablature   (1018 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).
In English folk song, for example, contour (the general outline of melodic movement) remains constant, whereas in Hungarian folk music, the consistent elements are the rhythm and the configuration of final notes of the several (usually four) phrases.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761554209/Folk_Music.html   (2292 words)

 What is Art Song?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Folk Song: Brahms thought it was the greatest compliment when people mistook his composed songs for genuine Volkslieder.
Neither are folk song because they are composed with a certain degree of precision, whereas in folk song the whole point is expression, not by classically trained singers but with native, naïve enthusiasm.
Folk song has a different cultural setting; it is part and parcel of events like weddings, parties, wakes, etc. where audience and performers are focused on the event.
www.art-song.net /artsong/gs/gs_WhatisArtSong.shtml   (1248 words)

 Music in the SCA: A Case Study of Folk Song
The songs are sung by and for the very folk who took part in those experiences, and the songs are seen by those folk as a very valuable and organic part of the community.
In addition to the ten percent of SCA folk songs which have by custom gathered a large number of (often anonymous) secondary contributors, another ten percent were originally the result of a collaboration between two or more persons.
The quality of the average SCA folk song is not high, but there are occasional lyrics or tunes that are quite pleasing, and which would not seem out of place in the repertoires of traditional folk singers.
www.pbm.com /~lindahl/articles/folk_music_sca.html   (3955 words)

 Folk Music History Outline
The folksinger as interpreter of traditional songs was replaced by the singer-songwriter or the interpreter of the songs of the singer-songwriter.
Folk music gave rock content and lyrical depth while rock breathed new life into folk music, and provided a musical dynamism that took it to new and larger audiences.
Folk music and the organized workers’ movement never acquired the organic connection envisioned by the left, and while a real link between many folk music artists and an array of social movements has existed and continues to exist, folk music also has evolved into the minor leagues of the pop music industry.
folkmusichistory.com /outline.shtml   (4031 words)

 Literary Encyclopedia: Folk song (British)
“Folk song” is an oral art that challenges the expectations of “literature”, which implies something written down.
The status of song in Celtic languages in the west and north of Britain contributed to differences in the valuation of song types, but the discussion here is confined to folk songs in English within the British Isles.
Some of the songs from this kind of theatrical setting were widely sung, and became part of the oral tradition themselves.
www.litencyc.com /php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=425   (596 words)

 Canton Folk Song Society
The Canton Folk Song Society is a small group of folk-style musicians who get together at the McKinley Historical Museum in Canton, Ohio once a month to enjoy sharing music with each other and with the museum's patrons.
The Canton Folk Song Society is a club open to anyone who enjoys folk-style music and agrees to work with other members for the mutual enjoyment of all.
The primary purposes of the club are to share in the enjoyment of folk-style music, to share friendships with others who have similar interests, to help others to become familiar with this type of music and the instruments involved with it, and to help our members follow their own goals in relationship to the music.
web.raex.com /~ssssbill/cantonfolksongsociety.htm   (990 words)

 Russian folk music free MP3 download   (Site not responding. Last check: )
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.
Don Cossacks State Academic Song and Dance Ensemble from the Don River region of Russia, town of Rostov-Na-Donu, was established in 1936.
It is the Don folk song and dance traditions that form the basis of the ensemble's artistic work.
www.barynya.com /mp3/index.stm   (1250 words)

 CD Baby: CD Baby: FOLK music you will love.   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Featuring the salty sweet voice of Aimee Curl, whose distinct vocal alchemy in ThaMuseMeant has hurled her name into various pockets of folk, bluegrass and roots music, Furnace Mountain is driven by David VanDeventer on the fiddle and vocals with Morgan Morrison on the vocals and bouzouki.
The songs are full of light and life, coming from industry professionals who not only pack a punch with their weighty names, but with their alternating styles of folk, rock, jazz, pop, and everything in between.
Folky soul, earthy blues, with songs driven by emotion, passion, and empathy, Amos Lee, a Philadelphia native, distinguishes his latest recording with strong songs that are diverse stylistically and rich in texture.
www.cdbaby.com /style/folk   (962 words)

 What is a "Folk" Song?
I don’t sing folk songs because I think they’re holy or noble or anything; each one of the songs I sing,"folk" or not, is, to me, a wonderful song, for one or more reasons.
If there’s such a thing as a "folk" song, that implies that it’s a kind of song which is different from other kinds of songs.
Someone may have written a song to start, but that wasn’t really a folk song; it is the cumulative effect of all the changes on the song as it travels from person to person that make it a "folk" song.
www.michaelcooney.com /MC1P013.html   (1575 words)

 ♫ Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha From Russia", Brooklyn, New York
Russian folk song duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" are professional Russian traditional entertainers.
Rusian folk duo "Misha and Natasha from Russia" was born.
This is a lyrical song of suffering in the form of "chastushka" a series of four line folk verses.
www.barynya.com /duo   (1790 words)

 Old Town School - resources   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He sang folk songs his whole life, but also sang in classical settings, choirs, and even an opera or two.
Their new school would be a meeting house for musicians, storytellers, folk dancers, folklorists, and professional folk entertainers who would gather to share their knowledge and experience with the public.
Most were North American folk songs, but selections from Israel, Ireland, England, Chile, and a Cajun love song were added.
www.oldtownschool.org /resources/songnotes   (941 words)

 folk song — Infoplease.com
The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies.
There is scarcely any people whose folk song is wholly indigenous, and among notable cases of transplanting is the English ballad found in various parts of the United States.
Conversely, folk song often shows the influence of formally composed music; this is particularly true of 17th- and 18th-century European folk song.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0819069.html   (452 words)

 Song Text Folk: Syracuse University Library
The Library also has folk song collections in other languages from many other countries.
Select "all of these" and enter the words folk and songs.
Folk Song Index, by Florence E. Brunnings is an index of over 50,000 song titles including traditional ballads, cowboy songs, work songs, sea chanties, etc. Includes songs of the folk song revival.
library.syr.edu /research/internet/music/folk.htm   (208 words)

 Folk Rock - MilesofMusic.com
Adams walks the roads of plaintive country and an acoustic/electric folk rock that recalls the music of a young Bob Dylan.
From their Bookends-style cover to their electro-acoustic folk rock pop sound that resembles an Americana-ized Belle & Sebastian, the New Americans duo (Dan Touhy and, from Flamingo, Casey Fundaro) display not only an affinity for musical duos but a love of songcraft and the ability to pull it off themselves.
The music is an intriguing English country folk rock blend that's typical of the sound that producer Joe Boyd used to cultivate.
www.milesofmusic.com /folk_rock.html   (557 words)

 Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950
Woody Guthrie and the Archive of American Folk Song: Correspondence, 1940-1950 highlights letters between Woody Guthrie and staff of the Archive of American Folk Song (now the Archive of Folk Culture, American Folklife Center) at the Library of Congress.
The letters were written primarily in the early 1940s, shortly after Guthrie had moved to New York City and met the Archive's assistant in charge, Alan Lomax.
memory.loc.gov /ammem/wwghtml/wwghome.html   (283 words)

 THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT WAS - 4. The Folk Song Army   (Site not responding. Last check: )
One type of song that has come into increasing prominence in recent months is the folk song of protest.
I have a song here which, I realize, should be accompanied on a folk instrument, in which category the piano does not, alas, qualify.
There are innocuous folk songs, yeah, But we regard 'em with scorn.
members.aol.com /quentncree/lehrer/folksong.htm   (337 words)

 English Folk Dance and Song Society Homepage
It is with deep sadness and regret that the English Folk Dance and Song Society announces the death of its President, Mrs Ursula Vaughan Williams, on 23 October 2007, at the age of 96.
Widow of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, himself a former President of the Society, Ursula was a member of the English Folk Dance and Song Society for seventy years.
Ursula was a dancer before the Second World War and, following her marriage to Ralph Vaughan Williams in 1953, accompanied her husband to many EFDSS events.
www.efdss.org   (331 words)

 Win CD, Polyphonic Ringtone. Folk music and folk songs chart from the Balkan countries - (Mp3, Real Audio) Balkanfolk ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Balkanfolk Chart is a monthly chart of folk music and songs from the Balkan countries.
You can vote for 3 songs, putting them in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, adding respectively 3, 2 and 1 point to the total number of points of each song.
The Bulgarian folk song `V gradina moma sedeshe` performed by Ivan Dyakov won with 65 points.
www.balkanfolk.com /ranking.php   (473 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Music: Lyrics: Folk
Australian Folk Songs - Collection of traditional Australian folk songs with lyrics, notation, and MIDI files.
Spike's Music Collection - Folk song sheets in.pdf format, so they can be printed and used by musicians or singers.
Union Songs - A collection of lyrics to songs concerning the struggles of workers, repressed peoples, and the unions.
dmoz.org /Arts/Music/Lyrics/Folk   (573 words)

 Henry Queen - Appalachian Mountain Folk Music - Samples
A sample of the Black Jack Davy song, one of the early folk ballads documented in the Child Ballads collection as the Gypsy Laddie and dates the first printed version to around 1720.
A sample selection of music from the Queen Family, keepers of the old time music and folk song traditions in southern Appalachia.
This Cd is a mixture of HQ original compositions and traditional folk music arrangements from Jackson County, North Carolina.
homepage.mac.com /henryqueen1/iblog   (513 words)

 Amazon.com: Russian Folk Song & Dance: Video: Tony Randall   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In an Amazon search for "Russian folk dance" videos - (and there aren't more than 2 listed!) - I found this video but did not want to purchase it after reading a dissapointing 2-star review by a previous viewer.
I expected some of the spectacular, athletic dancing we usually associate with Russian folk dancing; however, there were only a few such performances.
Song and Dance Ensemble is the first group shown in this film.
www.amazon.com /Russian-Folk-Song-Dance-Randall/dp/630017462X   (1168 words)

 Chicago Town & Points West - Art Thieme LIVE :American Folk Music, Music CD, Traditional Folk Music, Folklore, Sea ...   (Site not responding. Last check: )
He has collected songs (and bad jokes), while travelling across the country, from hoboes, children and other musicians.
From Uncle Dave Macon.Here is a song that could be taken rightout of today’s headlines.
Surprisingly, there is a modicum of respect shown in this song for the Native American chief and his fighters.My rendering of this great ballad (story song) was recorded at Stages Music Hall on Clark Street in Chicago—November 14, 1979—by Rich Warren for WFMT-FM radio.
www.folk-legacy.com /store/scripts/prodView.asp?idProduct=363   (1326 words)

 English folk and traditional music on the Internet
A recent initiative is Jim Lawton's innovative Folk Map, which "allows club, session, festival and venue organisers to mark the location of their event" on a map of the UK and Ireland.
The Traditional Song Forum is an association of people interested in research, collection and performance of traditional song, principally of the British Isles.
David Atkinson's English Folk Song, an introductory bibliography: Discography is part of the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library series of study guides and annotated bibliographies.
web.ukonline.co.uk /martin.nail/Folkmus.htm   (2819 words)

is a library of "bardic" folk songs, mostly from Ireland, Scotland, and England, intended to be an educational tool for propagating the living song tradition through passing on folk songs (old and new) in a medium where far-flung singers can share songs as easily as if we were all circled up around a fire.
All songs, listed by the singers who have generously agreed to let us use their recordings in Cantaria.
Cantaria was started in September, 1995 with a handful of songs and a grand idea.
www.chivalry.com /cantaria   (357 words)

 Folk Song Lullabies : 1 : Songs for Teaching
Songs for Teaching >> 1 >> Folk Song Lullabies
Warm vocals, lovely harmonies and the intimate, twinkling sounds of guitar, mandolin, flute, banjo and more make this collection of traditional and original folk song lullabies one that is sure to delight all ages.
Together they weave a magical musical spell on these folk song lullabies.
www.songsforteaching.com /store/Folk-Song-Lullabies-p-4045.html   (123 words)

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