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Old Folk and New Folk!

Joined: August 16th, 2014, 2:00 pm

May 4th, 2018, 3:47 pm #1

A thread for Folkie type of music, one you remember from your childhood or current ones, all are welcomed, and no hard and fast rules - if you think it’s folkie then this is the thread!

I’ll do a couple to get the ball rolling!

This song so easily could have been number 1 in 1618, timeless words and melodies can never age, so hard to believe it is a contemporary song...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=acfJlVGz5c8


The beautiful and gifted Rachel Sermanni with a gorgeous modern folk song ‘Everything Changes’

https://youtube.com/watch?v=VEq-VbYzYls
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May 4th, 2018, 4:00 pm #2

Nick Drake. And that's it rotfl
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May 4th, 2018, 4:59 pm #3

Post a Drake song Davie, for the uninitiated!

Here’s an old I remember from years back! Countrified but still a little bit folksy!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=C_ksYL26lZE
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May 4th, 2018, 5:25 pm #4

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May 4th, 2018, 6:17 pm #5

Here's a few old favorites from my younger folk listening days....

Silly Wizard


Tannahill Weavers


Dick Gaughan




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May 5th, 2018, 5:24 pm #6

Silly Wizzard!!! Happy Days!

4 bird related songs now...

One for sorrow...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=_fPbWEa1cyg


A song from 1611 describing a murder victim being eaten...

Sang in Scots (Makin’ Mane means singing a dirge)

https://youtube.com/watch?v=e4gLZe15BFQ


Paul and Arts Sparrow...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=0eWaG1gXnwQ


Donovan was a successful folk signer (I’ll post Donovan later) was our Bob Dylan, he wasn’t as good obviously, but he did teach Paul McCartney how to pluck the guitar for this song, about race relations in the US of A...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=Mo_DMGc2v5o
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May 6th, 2018, 8:28 pm #7

Sinead O’Conner sings Ralph McTells Classic ‘The Streets of London’

https://youtube.com/watch?v=NdKY8IzhEZI
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May 7th, 2018, 8:07 pm #8

Some songs about workers and unions...I like these type of songs so expect more later...

The Almanac Singers and Pete Seeger (loads more Seeger later) sing Casey Jones Union Scab!

https://youtube.com/watch?v=wnzTX2w8aZc



Now a real sing-a-long...The Strabs and Part of the Union...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=KdOCWUgwiWs
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May 8th, 2018, 9:26 pm #9

Amy MacDonald, some Glaswegians and Rod Stewart all sing the Runrig classic Rythmn of my heart...

https://youtube.com/watch?v=hyrcQCYcn08
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May 8th, 2018, 9:40 pm #10

Not sure if this is technically "folk".... but it's acoustic. And anyway, it's a favorite song of mine - by Glen Phillips, one of my favorite singers. (You might know him as the lead singer from the 90s band Toad the Wet Sprocket.)

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