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folk music:

see folk songfolk song,
music of anonymous composition, transmitted orally. The theory that folk songs were originally group compositions has been modified in recent studies. These assume that the germ of a folk melody is produced by an individual and altered in transmission into a
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folk music

1. music that is passed on from generation to generation by oral tradition
2. any music composed in the idiom of this oral tradition
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Koerner's trio of folk musicians (with Dave "Shaker" Ray and Tony "Little Sun" Glover) fell into the chronological gap between the renowned Weavers and the emergence of contemporary Minnesotan Bob Dylan.
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Cara, sister-in-law of UK folk musician Seth Lakeman, is heading for Teesside a week tomorrow, Saturday October 17, for a gig filled with folk inspired tracks from her new album.
Today folk artists from across the country came together to perform at one platform so that we shared together and when we see our mainland people and people from northeast together like this is really good and such event is really important to organize it more so that we can safe our culture," said Rewbwn Mashangva, a Naga Folk Musician, Manipur
FOLK musician Francis McPeake III appeared in court yesterday facing a raft of charges over claims he sexually abused an under-aged teenage girl.
Folk musician Loudon Wainwright III addresses aging on his newest album, "Older Than My Old Man Now." Sometimes, the songs are thoughtful and poetic, as with the title song and "The Here & the Now." Elsewhere, he takes a more humorous approach, especially on songs such as "My Meds" and "I Remember Sex." Throughout, Wainwright keeps a gentle hand, even in his more serious moments, such as "The Days That We Die," his songs remaining warm, inviting and utterly unpredictable.
"By working together I believe we can do something very special." Eliza is shortly to go on tour with a new project, Wayward Daughter, with fellow folk musician Jim Moray.
Pete Seeger: Live in Australia 1963 is a black-and-white DVD capturing the 1963 Melbourne concert of folk musician Pete Seeger, who at the time was blacklisted and barred from American television.
BBC2 Later with Jools Holland (11.35pm) Tom Jones performs songs from his latest album 24 Hours, along with Snow Patrol, folk musician Eliza Carthy, and indie trio Friendly Fires.
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Folk musician Johnny Handle and clog/rapper dancers will be performing and Heart Radio will be at the entrance entertaining you on the way into the Museum in their alfresco zone including face painting, music, games and their giant deck chair.
IRISH folk musician Davey Arthur will be playing a solo gig at The Criterion on Saturday.