|Mainstream popularity||Popular mostly during late 1960s and early 1970s; Still has a large fanbase today|
|Celtic rock, electric folk, folk metal, viking metal, folk punk, folktronica, neofolk, nu-folk, psychedelic folk, indie folk|
Folk rock is a musical genre, combining elements of folk music and rock music. Traditional music is the term now used in the terminology of Grammy Awards for what used to be called " folk music " Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums. Popular music is Music belonging to any of a number of musical styles that are accessible to the general public and are disseminated by one or more The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located An electric guitar is a type of Guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into an electrical current which is made louder See also Acoustic Guitar (magazine An acoustic guitar is a Guitar that uses only acoustic methods to project the sound produced by its strings The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the A drum kit (also drum set or trap set) is a collection of Drums Cymbals and sometimes other Percussion instruments such as cowbells The piano is a Musical instrument played by means of a keyboard that produces sound by striking steel strings with Felt covered hammers The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Folk music is one of the major divisions of Music. There are many styles of folk music all of which can be classified into various traditions generally based around some combination Celtic rock is a genre of Folk rock which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes Electric folk is a genre of music in which British and Celtic Traditional music is played in a Rock music style Folk metal is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that developed in Europe during the 1990s Viking metal is a subgenre of Heavy metal music characterised by its galloping pace keyboard-rich anthemic sound bleakness and dramatic emphasis on Norse mythology Folk punk is a fusion of Folk music and Punk rock. Folk punk in the United Kingdom has existed almost as long as punk rock itself Folktronica or Electrofolk is a genre of music comprised of varying elements of Folk music and Electronica. Neofolk is a form of Folk music -inspired experimental music that emerged from post-industrial music circles Freak folk is a genre of Folk music associated with contemporary artists like Devendra Banhart, Joanna Newsom, Hecuba, Akron/Family Psychedelic folk or Psych folk is a Music genre that is a blending of Folk music and Psychedelic rock or pop Indie folk is a genre and musical style primarily categorized by "independent" smaller music labels supporting progressive Folk music artists Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous Rock and roll (also known as rock 'n' roll) is a form of Music that evolved in the United States in the late 1940s and early 1950s with roots in mostly African
In its earliest and narrowest sense, the term referred to a genre that arose in the United States and Canada around the mid-1960s. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The sound was epitomized by tight vocal harmonies and a relatively "clean" (effects- and distortion-free) approach to electric instruments epitomized by the jangly sound of the Byrds' guitarist Roger McGuinn. The Byrds were a popular American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1964 The guitar is a Musical instrument with ancient roots that is used in a wide variety of musical styles James Roger McGuinn (known professionally as Roger McGuinn, previously as Jim McGuinn, and born James Joseph McGuinn III on July 13, The repertoire was drawn in part from folk sources, but even more from folk-influenced singer-songwriters such as Bob Dylan. Singer-songwriter is a term that refers to Performers who write, compose and sing their own material including Lyrics Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Roger McGuinn of the Byrds has also stated the Beatles inspired him to mix folk with rock music. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 All Music Guide also credits the Beatles for fusing folk with rock in 1964. allmusic (previously All Music Guide) is a Metadata database about music owned by All Media Guide. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 
This original folk rock directly led to the distinct, eclectic style of electric folk (a. Electric folk is a genre of music in which British and Celtic Traditional music is played in a Rock music style k. a. British folk rock) pioneered in the late 1960s by Pentangle and Fairport Convention. Pentangle is a British Folk rock (or folk-jazz band The original band was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s its successor has been active since the early Starting from a North-American style folk rock, Pentangle, Fairport and other related bands deliberately incorporated elements of traditional British folk music. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located At the same time, in Brittany, Alan Stivell began to mix his Breton roots with Irish and Scottish roots and with rock music. Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a French musician whose father came from the small town of Gourin, Brittany Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Very shortly afterwards, Fairport bassist Ashley Hutchings formed Steeleye Span in collaboration with traditionalist folk musicians who wished to incorporate electrical amplification, and later overt rock elements, into their music. Ashley Stephen Hutchings (born January 26 1945) is a British folk musician Steeleye Span is a British Electric folk band formed in 1969 and remaining active today
This, in turn, spawned several other variants: the self-consciously English folk rock of the Albion Band and some of Ronnie Lane's solo work, and the more prolific current of Celtic rock, incorporating traditional music of Ireland, Scotland, Cornwall, and Brittany. England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland The Albion Country Band, (also known as The Albion Band) were an English Electric folk band Ronald Frederick "Ronnie" Lane ( 1 April 1946 - 4 June 1997) was an English Singer, Songwriter Celtic rock is a genre of Folk rock which incorporates Celtic music, instrumentation and themes Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Cornwall ( Kernow ˈkɛɹnɔʊ is the most southwesterly county of England, on the Peninsula that lies to the west of the River Tamar Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into Through at least the first half of the 1970s, Celtic rock held close to folk roots, with its repertoire drawing heavily on traditional Celtic fiddle and harp tunes and even traditional vocal styles, but making use of rock band levels of amplification and percussion. The harp is a Stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard.
In a broader sense, folk rock includes later similarly-inspired musical genres and movements in the English-speaking world (and its Celtic fringes) and, to a lesser extent, elsewhere in Europe. English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States Celts (ˈkɛlts or /ˈsɛlts/, see Names of the Celts As with any genre, the borders are difficult to define. Folk rock may lean more toward folk or toward rock in its instrumentation, its playing and vocal style, or its choice of material; while the original genre draws on music of Europe and North America, there is no clear delineation of which folk cultures music might be included as influences. Still, the term is not usually applied to rock music rooted in the blues-based or other African American music (except as mediated through folk revivalists), nor to rock music with Cajun roots, nor to music (especially after about 1980) with non-European folk roots, which is more typically classified as world music. The Blues is a vocal and instrumental form of Music based on the use of the Blue notes It emerged as an accessible form of self-expression African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa A roots revival ( folk revival) is a trend which includes young performers popularizing the traditional musical styles of their ancestors Cajuns ('keʒən les Cadiens are an Ethnic group mainly living in Louisiana, consisting of the descendants of Acadian exiles and peoples of other The term world music includes Traditional music (sometimes called Folk music or roots music of any culture that are created and played by indigenous musicians
Folk rock arose mainly from the confluence of three elements: urban/collegiate folk vocal groups; singer-songwriters and the revival of North American rock and roll after the British Invasion. The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media — and subsequently by consumers — to the influx of Rock and roll, beat and pop performers Of these, the first two owed direct debts to Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger and the Popular Front culture of the 1930s. Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Guthrie (July 14 1912–October 3 1967 was an American Singer-songwriter and Folk musician Guthrie's musical legacy Peter "Pete" Seeger (born May 3 1919 is an American folk singer political Activist, and a key figure in the mid-20th century American A popular front is a broad Coalition of different political groupings often made up of leftists and centrists who are united by opposition to another group The 1930s were described as an abrupt shift to more radical and conservative lifestyles as countries were struggling to find a solution to the Great Depression.
The first of the urban folk vocal groups was the Almanac Singers, whose shifting membership during the late 1930s and early 1940s included Guthrie and Bob Sagit and Lee Hays. The Almanac Singers were a group of Folk musicians who as their name indicates specialized in topical songs especially songs connected with union organizing Lee Hays ( March 14, 1914 - August 26, 1981) was an American folk-singer and songwriter best known for singing bass with The In 1947 Seeger and Hays joined Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman to form the Weavers, who popularized the genre and had a major hit with a cleaned-up cover of Leadbelly's "Goodnight, Irene", but fell afoul of the U. Year 1947 ( MCMXLVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1947 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Ronnie Gilbert (born September 7, 1926) is an American folk-singer one of the members of The Weavers with Pete Seeger, Lee Hays The Weavers were an influential American Folk music quartet based in the Greenwich Village area of New York City. Huddie William Ledbetter, (January 1888 – December 6 1949 was an American folk and Blues Musician, notable for his clear and forceful singing " Goodnight Irene " or " Irene Goodnight," is a 20th century American folk standard. S. Red Scare of the early 1950s. McCarthyism is a term describing the intense anti-communist suspicion in the United States in a period that lasted roughly from the late 1940s to the late 1950s The 1950s Decade refers to the years of 1950 to 1959 inclusive Their sound, and their broad repertoire of traditional folk material and topical songs inspired other groups such as the Kingston Trio (founded 1957), the Chad Mitchell Trio, New Christy Minstrels, and the (usually less political) "collegiate folk" groups such as The Brothers Four, The Four Freshmen, The Four Preps, and The Highwaymen. A topical song is a Song that comments on political and/or social events The Kingston Trio is an American folk and Pop music group that helped launch the folk revival of the late 1950s to early 1960s Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) The Chad Mitchell Trio was an American Folk music group during the 1960s The New Christy Minstrels is an American Folk music group that came to prominence in the 1960s The Brothers Four are an American folk group founded in 1957 in Seattle Washington. The Four Freshmen is an American Vocal band that continued a style of open- Harmony vocals which builds on the barbershop tradition and big The Four Preps were a Popular music quartet most popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s The Highwaymen were a circa 1960 "collegiate folk" group which originated at Wesleyan University and had a number-one hit in 1961 with " Michael All featured tight vocal harmonies and a repertoire at least initially rooted in folk music and (in some cases) topical songs. The successors of such groups were bands such as We Five and The Mamas & the Papas (1965-8). We Five was a 1960s Folk rock Musical group based in San Francisco, California. The Mamas & the Papas (credited as The Mama's and the Papa's on the debut album cover were a Vocal group of the 1960s.
When the term singer-songwriter was coined in the mid-1960s, it was applied retroactively to Bob Dylan, Fred Neil, and other (mainly New York-based) folk-rooted songwriters. The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1960 to the end of 1969 Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major Fred Neil ( March 16, 1936 – July 7, 2001) was an American Blues and folk singer and songwriter in the 1960s and early The City of New York Paul Simon, Australian Bruce Woodley of The Seekers, and the Scottish songster Donovan also fit this mould. Paul Frederic Simon (born October 13 1941 is an American Songwriter, Musician, and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Bruce Woodley (born 25 July 1942 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian Singer, Guitarist, and The Seekers were a group of Australian folk -influenced popular musicians that was formed in Melbourne, in 1962 Scotland ( Gaelic: Alba) is a Country in northwest Europethat occupies the northern third of the island of Great Britain. Donovan ( Donovan Phillips Leitch, born 10 May 1946 in Glasgow) is a Scottish Singer-songwriter and guitarist Dylan's material would provide much of the original grist for the folk rock mill, not only in the U. S. but in the UK as well.
None of this would likely ever have intersected with rock music, though, if it had not been for the impulse of the British Invasion. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, and numerous other British bands reintroduced to America the broad potential of rock and roll as a creative medium. The Beatles were a pop and rock band from Liverpool, England formed in 1960 One of the first bands to craft a distinctly American sound in response was the Beach Boys; while not a folk rock band themselves, they directly influenced the genre, and at the height of the folk rock boom in 1966 had a hit with a cover of the 1920s West Indian folk song "Sloop John B", which they had learned from The Kingston Trio, who, in turn, had learned it from the Weavers. The Beach Boys is an American rock band Formed in 1961 the group gained popularity for its close vocal harmonies and lyrics reflecting a California Youth culture Year 1966 ( MCMLXVI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. The 1920s is sometimes referred to as the " Jazz Age " or the " Roaring Twenties " when speaking about the United States and Canada The Caribbean (ˌkærəˡbiən kæ'rəbiən Cariben|Caraïben or Caraïben; Caraïbe or more commonly Antilles; Caribe is a Region consisting " Sloop John B " is the seventh track on The Beach Boys ' Pet Sounds album and was also a single which was released in 1966 on
However, there are a few antecedents to folk rock in pre-British Invasion American rock; one could cite Link Wray (a full-blooded Apache drawing upon tribal drum rhythms) in "Fatback and Beans", as well as some of the later recordings of Buddy Holly, which strongly influenced artists like Dylan and the Byrds, and to some extent some recordings by country-influenced performers like The Everly Brothers. The drum is a member of the percussion group technically classified as a Membranophone. Charles Hardin "Buddy" Holley (September 7 1936 – February 3 1959 was an American Singer-songwriter and a pioneer of Rock and roll. Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. The Everly Brothers ( Don Everly, born Isaac Donald Everly February 1 1937 Brownie Muhlenberg County, Kentucky This was not a recognized trend at the time, and probably would have not been noticed if not for subsequent events.
In the United States the heyday of folk rock is likely between the mid-sixties to the mid-seventies, not only aligning itself but also becoming the medium of expression for the hippie movement. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Hippie Subculture was originally a Youth movement that began in the United States during the early 1960s and spread around the world Cities such as San Francisco, Denver, New York and Phoenix became centers for the folk rock culture, playing on their central locations among the original folk circuits. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city The City and County of Denver (pronounced /ˈdɛnvɚ/ is the Capital and the most populous city of Colorado, in the United States New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Phoenix (ˈfiːˌnɪks O'odham Skikik, Yavapai Wasinka, Western Apache Fiinigis, Navajo Hoozdo, Earthy "unplugged" musically simplified sound of the music and common presentation reflected the genre's connection to a more earthy look at society's state of affairs. Unlike pop music's escapist lyrics that were disconnected from reality, a fantasy distraction from the problems in life, folk artists were actually speaking to masses their connected-to-life messages for peace, global awareness, and other touchstones of the revolutionary era.
Arising originally from the folk-influenced music of Bob Dylan and earlier musicians, the folk revivalist vocal combo, and the rock music of the British Invasion; folk rock later incorporated elements of country music, drawing on Hank Williams and others. The British Invasion was the term applied by the news media — and subsequently by consumers — to the influx of Rock and roll, beat and pop performers Country music is a blend of popular musical forms originally found in the Southern United States and the Appalachian Mountains. Hank Williams ( September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953) was an American Singer-songwriter and Musician who has This success in the country folk blend led to pioneering records for 1960s folk singers such as John Denver and Judy Collins. John Denver (December 31 1943 &ndash October 12 1997 born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr Judith Marjorie Collins (born May 1, 1939 in Seattle, Washington) is an American folk and standards Singer
The British style of folk rock (often called electric folk) was established by the band Fairport Convention, who formed in North London in the late 1960s, and by Pentangle who were also influenced by classical and jazz traditions and avoided electric instruments for several albums. Electric folk is a genre of music in which British and Celtic Traditional music is played in a Rock music style The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Pentangle is a British Folk rock (or folk-jazz band The original band was active in the late 1960s and early 1970s its successor has been active since the early Steeleye Span, also prominent in this vein, was formed by folk musicians who wished to add electric instruments and experiment with song structures. Steeleye Span is a British Electric folk band formed in 1969 and remaining active today Nick Drake's music has had a large impact on modern folk rock. Nicholas Rodney Drake (19 June 1948 – 25 November 1974 was an English Singer-songwriter and Musician best known for his acoustic autumnal songs Several temporary groups, such as the duo, Bert and John, also contributed to the development of the genre. Herbert Jansch (born 3 November 1943 known as Bert Jansch, is a Scottish Folk musician and founding member of the band Pentangle. John Renbourn (born 8 August 1944, Marylebone, London, England) is an English Guitarist and Songwriter Bert and John, in particular, developed a style of intricate acoustic guitar duet sometimes referred to as 'folk=baroque'.
Across the English Channel in Brittany or France, a similar fusion of folk and rock elements can be found in the Breton folk rock music of Alan Stivell (1970s and later) and the French Malicorne, founded by one of Alan Stivell's musicians. Brittany (Breizh bʁejs Bretagne; Gallo: Bertaèyn) is a former independent Celtic kingdom and Duchy, now incorporated into This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. The Bretons are a distinct Ethnic group located in the region of Brittany in France. Alan Stivell (born Alan Cochevelou January 6, 1944) is a French musician whose father came from the small town of Gourin, Brittany Malicorne was a French Electric folk group that flourished in the 1970s
British folk rock was also influenced by some experimental work, found for example in The Incredible String Band, who found considerable popularity in the university town of Cambridge, Massachusetts, for several years, and this line of development eventually contributed to progressive rock. The Incredible String Band (abbreviated as ISB were a psychedelic folk band formed in Scotland in 1965 Progressive rock (often shortened to " progressive " " prog " or " prog rock " is a form of Rock music that evolved
In Hungary fusion of rock and folk music began in 1965, when the band Illés introduced Hungarian folk music elements in their beat-influenced music, winning everything which could be won in that time at festivals, tv-contests, etc. Hungary (Magyarország 'mɔɟɔrorsaːg) officially in English the Republic of Hungary ( Magyar Köztársaság, literally Magyar (Hungarian Republic Their rock-musical István, a király (King Stephen of Hungary), released in 1980 contains heavy folk-influences and traditional folk songs as well. The film made based on the rock-opera was one of the biggest box-office hits in 1980. Later on bands like Barbaro, Gépfolklór, Kormorán and Drums have developed a unique sound using odd rhythms, progressive rock, Hungarian and Greek/Bulgarian/etc. folk traditions.
In Romania Transsylvania Phoenix (known in Romania simply as Phoenix), founded in 1962, introduced significant folk elements into their rock music around 1972 in an unsuccessful attempt to compromise with government repression of rock music. Romania ( dated: Rumania, Roumania Phoenix is one of the most prominent Romanian Rock and Roll bands of the latest decades and also the first one to take musical inspiration from ancient Romanian folk themes The attempt failed, and they ended up in exile during much of the Ceauşescu era, but much of their music still retains a folk rock sound. Nicolae Ceauşescu (nikoˈlaje tʃauˈʃesku (January 26 1918 – December 25 1989 was the communist dictator of Romania from 1965 until December 1989 when a revolution The present-day bands Spitalul de Urgenţă (Romanian) and Zdob şi Zdub (Moldova) also both merge folk and rock. Spitalul de Urgenţă, literally "Emergency Hospital" is a Romanian pop band integrating elements of traditional Romanian music into a sometimes Zdob şi Zdub are a Moldovan musical group based in Chişinău, whose work for the last several years combines elements of Moldova, officially the Republic of Moldova ( Republica Moldova) is a Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, located between Romania
Other fusions of folk and rock include New Flamenco (Spain), the pop-oriented forms of North African raï music. Nuevo Flamenco ("New Flamenco" is synonymous with contemporary Flamenco and is a modern derivative of traditional flamenco (see the Cafés cantantes period Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Raï (راي is a form of folk music, originated in Oran Algeria from Bedouin Shepherds mixed with Spanish, French, From Anglo-Irish culture there is The Pogues, and from Ireland itself, Horslips. The Pogues are a band of mixed Irish and English background playing Traditional Irish music with influences from Punk rock, formed in 1982 and fronted by Shane Horslips were a 1970s Irish rock band that composed arranged and performed their music based on traditional Irish Jigs and reels. Spain has produced two folk-rock-bagpipers, Susana Seivane and Hevia, who mix traditional with modern dance tunes. Susana Seivane is a Galician gaita ( Bagpipes) player She was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1976. Hevia, or José Ángel Hevia Velasco, is a Spanish piper &ndash specifically an Asturian gaita piper born in 1967 in Villaviciosa Asturias Dropkick Murphys also draw on traditional Irish music and punk rock. Dropkick Murphys are a Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, U Irish Music is the generic term for music that has been created in various genres on the entire island of Ireland, North and South of the border
Turkey, during the 1970s and 1980s, also sustained a vibrant folk rock scene, drawing inspirations from diverse ethnic elements of Anatolia, the Balkans, Eurasia and the Black Sea region and thrived in a culture of intense political strife, with musicians in nationalist and Marxist camps. This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. The 1980s was the decade spanning from January 1 1980 to December 31 1989. Anatolia (Anadolu Ανατολία Anatolía) or Asia minor, comprising most of modern Turkey, is the geographic region bounded by the Black The Black Sea is an inland Sea bounded by southeastern Europe, the Caucasus and the Anatolian peninsula ( Turkey The term nationalism can refer to an Ideology, a sentiment, a form of Culture, or a Social movement that focuses on the Nation Marxism is the political philosophy and practice derived from the work of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. See Music of Turkey. The music of Turkey includes diverse elements ranging from Central Asian folk music and music from Ottoman Empire dominions such as Persian music,
From Norway, Gåte combines Norwegian folk songs (Stev) and rock. Norway ( Norwegian: Norge ( Bokmål) or Noreg ( Nynorsk) officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Constitutional This article is about the Norwegian band Gåte for the two self-titled EPs by the same band see Gåte EP and Gåte EP (2002 Gåte
The Soviet Uzbek band Yalla also combined rock, pop and Uzbek traditional music. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 For the collaborative project between young Arabs and Jews that focuses on humanizing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict by encouraging creative expression see Yalla (journal Central Asian classical music is called Shashmaqam, which arose in Bukhara in the late 16th century when that city was a regional capital
It is too difficult to define the boundaries between folk and ethnic music in Italy, because of its geographic position and its history. See also Folk (disambiguation, Volk (disambiguation Folk is one of the Germanic roots that mean "(of the people" or "our Traditional music is the term now used in the terminology of Grammy Awards for what used to be called " folk music " Italy (Italia officially the Italian Republic, (Repubblica Italiana is located on the Italian Peninsula in Southern Europe, and on the two largest
The basis on folk side were founded by the Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare at the end of sixties with the aim of search and diffusion of popular music of Campania. Campania is a region of Southern Italy in Europe. The region has a population of around 5 A lot of artists alternated in the group Eugenio Bennato, Giovanni Mauriello, Peppe Barra and Roberto De Simone, Fausta Vetere and Patrizio Trampetti. In 1964 was born Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano that number Ivan Della Mea, Gualtiero Bertelli, Paolo Pietrangeli, Giovanna Marini, and the peasant singer Giovanna Daffini. The Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano was characterized by musical search and a strong political commitment, that was bring in the play Ci ragiono e canto (I think and sing) by Dario Fo. Dario Fo (born March 24, 1926) is an Italian satirist, Playwright, Theater director, Actor, and Composer In Italy many songwriters imported American models: is enough to think to Folk beat n. 1 by Francesco Guccini or to Edoardo Bennato who mixes country, tarantella and rock. Francesco Guccini (born June 14, 1940) is an Italian Singer-songwriter and author Edoardo Bennato ( July 23, 1949) is an Italian Singer-songwriter. In Political geography and International politics, a country is a Political division of a geographical entity The Tarantella is an Italian dance its name coming from the town of Taranto, where it originated Rock music is a genre of Popular music often though not necessarily employing Electric guitar, Bass guitar, and Drums.
The original folk rock roots can be found in two Italian songwriters: Fabrizio De André and Angelo Branduardi. Fabrizio De André (February 18 1940 - January 11 1999 was an Italian Singer-songwriter. Angelo Branduardi (born February 12, 1950) is an Italian pop singer and composer who scored relevant success in Italy and European countries such as Angelo Brandurdi is a classical musician, graduated at Genova's conservatory in violin. Genoa ( Genova, ˈdʒɛːnova in Italian; Zena in Genoese and Ligurian; Genua in Latin and archaically in English The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member His first LP Branduardi '74 is near to progressive sound, later he approaches to medieval and rinascimental and Celtic music; in 1985 he sang William Butler Yeats poetries. The violin, the harp, the sitar, the banjo and the lute are accompanied by electric bass and drums. The harp is a Stringed instrument which has the plane of its strings positioned perpendicular to the soundboard. The sitar ( Hindi: सितार Urdu: ستار Persian: سی تار) is a Plucked stringed instrument. The banjo is a Stringed instrument developed by enslaved Africans in the United States, adapted from several African instruments Lute can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either Fretted or unfretted and a deep round back or more specifically to an instrument from The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Later he substituted violin with electric violin. In 1984 Fabrizio De André published the LP Creuza de ma, in Genoese dialect (an ancient dialect, with ancient and obsolete words, imported from Arabian, with linguistic difficulties among the same Genoese). Genoa ( Genova, ˈdʒɛːnova in Italian; Zena in Genoese and Ligurian; Genua in Latin and archaically in English On the musical aspect, De Andrè used musical instruments from Bosporus to Gibraltar: oud, andalusian guitar, macedonian bag pipe, flute, shannaj|Turkish shannaj, lute, greek bouzuki and neapolitan mandolin. A musical instrument is a device constructed or modified for the purpose of making Music. The Bosporus or Bosphorus, also known as the Istanbul Strait, (İstanbul Boğazı (Βόσπορος is a Strait that forms the boundary between the Gibraltar (dʒɨˈbrɒltər is a British overseas territory located near the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Strait of Gibraltar The oud ( عود ʿūd, plural أعواد, a‘wād; kaban; Persian: بربط barbat; ud Bagpipes are a class of Musical instrument, Aerophones using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag The flute is a Musical instrument of the Woodwind family Unlike other woodwind instruments a flute is a Reedless wind instrument that produces its Lute can refer generally to any plucked string instrument with a neck (either Fretted or unfretted and a deep round back or more specifically to an instrument from The bouzouki ( gr το μπουζούκι pl. τα μπουζούκια (plural sometimes transliterated as bouzoukia) is the mainstay of modern A mandolin is a musical instrument in the Lute family (plucked or strummed A record that was out of market rules, but was a hit and opened the doors to ethno-folk-rock.
In 1982 Lou Dalfin formed an occitanian group. Lou Dalfin is an Italian folk and Folk-rock / Folk-punk group focused on preserving and modernizing the traditions of Occitania. Occitania ( Occitan: Occitània) refers to the lands where Occitan is the traditional language in use though more recently viewed as a minority language It is among the first to resume traditional music with traditional instruments: ghironda, accordion and organetto, violin, flute, boha and bag pipe and singing in occitanian language. A hurdy gurdy (also known as a wheel fiddle) is a stringed Musical instrument in which the strings are sounded by means of a Rosined wheel which the strings The accordion is a portable box-shaped Musical instrument of the hand-held Bellows -driven free-reed aerophone family sometimes referred to as a Squeezebox Organetto refers to two distinct instruments The medieval organetto was a portable pipe instrument while the modern organetto is a popular Italian folk instrument allied to the accordion The violin is a bowed String instrument with four strings usually tuned in Perfect fifths It is the smallest and highest-pitched member The flute is a Musical instrument of the Woodwind family Unlike other woodwind instruments a flute is a Reedless wind instrument that produces its Bagpipes are a class of Musical instrument, Aerophones using enclosed reeds fed from a constant reservoir of air in the form of a bag They broke up in 1985 but reunited in 1990 with a new line up with different roots: folk, jazz and rock; they introduced to folk instruments bass, drums, electric guitar, keyboard and saxophone. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the An electric guitar is a type of Guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into an electrical current which is made louder An electronic keyboard or digital keyboard is a type of Keyboard instrument. The saxophone (commonly referred to simply as sax) is a conical- bored transposing Musical instrument considered a member of the Woodwind It's no longer only folk but folk rock. In 1988 Gigi Camedda, Gino Marielli and Andrea Parodi founded Tazenda, one of the first Italian ethno-folk-rock, flag of Sardinia in the world. Sardinia (sɑrˈdɪnɪə Sardegna Sardigna or Sardinnya is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (after Sicily) In their first record they created their own style: launeddas (the oldest reed instruments of the Mediterranean), the sampled "canti a tenore", the diatonic accordions are mixed with electric guitars. The launeddas (also called triple Clarinet or triplepipe) is a typical Sardinian Woodwind instrument, consisting of three Sardinia is probably the most culturally distinct of all the regions in Italy and musically is best-known for the Tenores Polyphonic chant sacred songs
The Gang were formed in 1984 as a punk group, inspired by The Clash, but in 1990 they had an important u-turn: to talk about Italian political and social situation they have to sing in Italian. Gangsters redirects here For the computer game see Gangsters (video game. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were Year 1990 ( MCMXC) was a Common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar) They had also a musical turn; they left Clash's punk, the electric guitar was substituted by acoustic twelve string guitar, were added violin, accordion, harmonica, flutes and bands. A harmonica is a free reed Wind instrument which is played by blowing air into it or drawing air out by placing lips over individual holes (reed chambers or The flute is a Musical instrument of the Woodwind family Unlike other woodwind instruments a flute is a Reedless wind instrument that produces its The Gang produced three albums Le radici e le ali (1991), Storie d'Italia (1993), with the collaboration and artistic production by Massimo Bubola, Una volta è per sempre (1995) that can be considered among the best Italian folk rock records. On the stage the previous songs and also I fought the law by The Clash, ever performed by the Gang, were revised in acoustic way. In 2004, after two rock discs, Gang recorded Nel tempo e oltre cantando insieme with La Macina, band of musical search from Marche led by Gastone Pietrucci. The Marche (plural originally from le marche de Ancona, referring to the March of Ancona) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. Traditional songs and Gang's songs were revised rearranged: an example of fusion between rock and popular tradition.
In 1991 some emilian boys founded Modena City Ramblers, the band that influenced the most the Italian folk rock in the last 15 years. Emilia-Romagna is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The capital is Bologna. Modena City Ramblers is an Italian Folk band founded in 1991 Its members always declare their love for folk and Ireland. Their first demo-tape was Combat Folk: a musical manifesto: a fusion of Combat Rock by The Clash and folk: traditional Irish excerpt, political songs (Contessa) and partisans' songs (Fischia il vento and Bella Ciao rearranged with Irish sound. Combat Rock is a 1982 album released by The Clash. It was the last album to feature the classic line-up before Mick Jones left and Topper Headon Combat folk will be a new muscal genre: folk rock with a strong political and social message. Later M. C. R. travelled in South America, Morocco, Palestine and South Africa, world sound met rock, punk, loops and samples: the new genre is Celtic patchanka. South America is a Continent of the Americas, situated entirely in the Western Hemisphere and mostly in the Southern Hemisphere, with a Morocco (المغرب "al-Maghrib" officially the Kingdom of Morocco (المملكة المغربية is a country located in North Africa Palestine is a name which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The Republic of South Africa (also known by other official names) is a country located at the southern tip of the continent of Africa Patchanka is an album by Mano Negra, released in 1988 Track listing "Mano Negra" – 144 "Ronde De Nuit" Many groups were born by M. C. R. : Casa del Vento, Fiamma Fumana led by Alberto Cottica (electronic folk); Caravane de Ville of Giovanni Rubbiani; Ductia of Massimo Giuntini; Paulem and La strana famiglia led by Luciano Gaetani; and at least Cisco (former singer of M. Fiamma Fumana is an Italian World music ensemble Formed in 1999 in Northern Italy their name translates from Italian as "flame fog" or "fire mist" C. R. ) now soloist.
Canadian folk rock is particularly, although not exclusively, associated with Celtic folk traditions. Celtic music is a term utilised by artists record companies music stores and music magazines to describe a broad grouping of Musical genres that evolved out of the Folk Bands such as Figgy Duff, Wonderful Grand Band and Spirit of the West were early pioneers in the Canadian tradition of Celtic-influenced rock, and were later followed by acts such as Crash Test Dummies, Great Big Sea, The Mahones, The Dukhs, Jimmy George, Rawlins Cross, Captain Tractor, Mudmen and Celtae. Figgy Duff was a Canadian Folk-rock band from Newfoundland. They played a major role in the Newfoundland cultural renaissance of the 1970s and 80s Spirit of the West are a Canadian Folk rock band who were popular on the Canadian Folk music scene in the 1980s before evolving a blend of Crash Test Dummies is a Canadian Folk-rock group from Winnipeg Manitoba, popular in the early 1990s Great Big Sea (often shortened to GBS) is a Canadian Folk-rock band from Newfoundland and Labrador, best known for performing energetic The Mahones are a Canadian Celtic punk band whose blend of Celtic folk with Alternative rock was a popular draw on the Canadian live music The Duhks (pronounced like "ducks" is a band from Winnipeg Canada Jimmy George is a Canadian Folk rock band who blended Celtic folk with rock influences in a manner similar to Spirit of the West Rawlins Cross was a Newfoundland Celtic rock band that formed in 1988 Captain Tractor is a Canadian Folk rock band based in Edmonton, Alberta. Mudmen are a Canadian rock band based out of Ontario. The band was formed in 1998 by Zoy Nicoles and brothers Sandy Campbell and Robby Campbell
Other notable Canadian folk rock acts include The Band, The Weakerthans, The Grapes of Wrath, Lava Hay, The Waltons, Kashtin, Great Lake Swimmers and Beau Dommage, as well as singer-songwriters such as Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, Leonard Cohen, Gordon Lightfoot, Bruce Cockburn, David Wiffen and Stan Rogers. The Band was a rock group active from 1967 to 1976 and again from 1983 to 1999 The Weakerthans are an award-winning four-piece (and sometimes six-piece Canadian Indie rock band that blends Punk rock with Folk rock. The Grapes of Wrath are a Canadian Folk rock band who were one of Canada's most successful pop bands in the late 1980s and early 1990s before disbanding in 1992 Lava Hay were a Canadian folk - pop duo in the early 1990s The duo consisted of Suzanne Little and Michelle Gould. The Waltons were a Canadian Alternative rock band in the 1990s Kashtin were a Canadian Folk rock duo in the 1980s and 1990s one of Canada's most famous and influential First Nations musical groups Great Lake Swimmers is a Canadian band built around the melodic Folk rock songs of Singer-songwriter Tony Dekker, from Wainfleet Ontario Neil Percival Young OM (born November 12, 1945, Toronto Ontario) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter, Musician Joni Mitchell, CC (born Roberta Joan Anderson on November 7 1943) is a Canadian Musician, Songwriter, and Leonard Norman Cohen CC GOQ (born September 21, 1934 in Westmount, Quebec) is a Canadian Singer-songwriter Gordon Meredith Lightfoot Jr, (born November 17, 1938) is a Canadian singer and songwriter who achieved international success in folk country and Bruce Douglas Cockburn, OC (ˈkoʊbɚn phonetically "co-burn" (born May 27, 1945) is a Canadian folk/rock Guitarist David Wiffen (born March 11, 1942 in Surrey, England) is a Canadian Folk music Singer-songwriter. Stanley Allison "Stan" Rogers ( November 29, 1949 &ndash June 2, 1983) was a Canadian Folk musician and Songwriter