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#2
There is a Folk thread kicking about somewhere, but its probably long dead by now. Hopefully this one will stay alive, because everyone should be able to appreciate Folk music.

Here is a few of my favourite Folk songs/artists, to keep this going. Good call on The Pogues, by the way.

-Solas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD_3CnaeCoM

-Planxty
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-zPpLTtfQY

-Andy Irvine (Of Planxty)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFBPtJLcDDc

-Great Big Sea(And The Chieftains)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOw3w-00Jqw

-The Imagine Village (Featuring both Martin Carthy and his daughter Eliza) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QC2av7-_Ik

-Eliza Carthy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPEvgXxPpjA

Just for fun, here is my folk/traditional project, The Cat and The Fiddle, featuring me and my girlfriend, who plays a mean fiddle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUWSF7SAJQ
#3
Yeah the folk thread died a long time ago
I'm a massive folk fan, got back from Cropredy festival a couple of days ago. Not quite as good a line up as usual, but Urban Folk Quartet and Lau were absolutely outstanding. Plenty of ceilidh tunes after the music was finished, also

Quote by Stud_Muffin

Just for fun, here is my folk/traditional project, The Cat and The Fiddle, featuring me and my girlfriend, who plays a mean fiddle

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JSUWSF7SAJQ

interesting chord choices for the second tune, like it a lot.

EDIT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3LiEXHCRxU (the last tune in this set is just breathtaking)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8CFB552rNQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ezy2WaM24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe2_4n5C_Yo
Last edited by korinaflyingv at Aug 16, 2011,
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Quote by korinaflyingv
Yeah the folk thread died a long time ago
I'm a massive folk fan, got back from Cropredy festival a couple of days ago. Not quite as good a line up as usual, but Urban Folk Quartet and Lau were absolutely outstanding. Plenty of ceilidh tunes after the music was finished, also


interesting chord choices for the second tune, like it a lot.

EDIT:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3LiEXHCRxU (the last tune in this set is just breathtaking)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R8CFB552rNQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-ezy2WaM24
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe2_4n5C_Yo


Wow, Lunasa might just be my new favourite band, after that tune. Lots of love for the other 3 too, though I've only just discovered Bellowhead. They played at Brigg Fiddle Festival in 2009, but I missed their set

Glad you liked our version of the song, I'm using DADGAD, and lot of chords with the top 3 strings ringing out, to keep the modal thing going. I'm still learning how to accompany traditional jigs and reels, so its great to hear some feedback from that.

Just out of interest, what other folk artists have you seen? I'm lucky to be friends with the organisers of Brigg Fiddle Festival (my girlfriends violin teacher, who taught Eliza Carthy for a short while), so I've seen a few really good bands there, like Solas, Koshka and Uiscedwr.

Got to love a bit of Seth Lakeman too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20d3fs2gLI&feature=related
#5
Quote by Stud_Muffin
Wow, Lunasa might just be my new favourite band, after that tune. Lots of love for the other 3 too, though I've only just discovered Bellowhead. They played at Brigg Fiddle Festival in 2009, but I missed their set

Glad you liked our version of the song, I'm using DADGAD, and lot of chords with the top 3 strings ringing out, to keep the modal thing going. I'm still learning how to accompany traditional jigs and reels, so its great to hear some feedback from that.

sucks about missing bellowhead, they're one of the best live bands around at the moment. boden's stage presence is just ridiculous.

and yeah, drone strings are always good when accompanying tunes. you would probably get some dirty looks using those chords in a proper pub session, but for performance purposes you're definitely on the right track.
Quote by Stud_Muffin

Just out of interest, what other folk artists have you seen? I'm lucky to be friends with the organisers of Brigg Fiddle Festival (my girlfriends violin teacher, who taught Eliza Carthy for a short while), so I've seen a few really good bands there, like Solas, Koshka and Uiscedwr.

Got to love a bit of Seth Lakeman too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g20d3fs2gLI&feature=related

too many to count (i've been going to cropredy fest almost every year since i was 4, i'm now 20). highlights would be seth lakeman (twice), bellowhead (twice), fairport (16 times i think?), richard thompson (at least 3 times), lau, flook, julie fowlis and demon barbers road show. unfortunately the best folk artist i've ever seen, i can't remember his name. was a free gig in a pub, he tapdanced whilst playing bouzouki and singing, at age 60 i was impressed he didn't have a heart attack

what do you think of seth lakeman's newer stuff? i've not heard his latest album, but poor man's heaven was pretty poor... such a disappointment compared to freedom fields and kitty jay
Last edited by korinaflyingv at Aug 17, 2011,
#6
Quote by korinaflyingv
drone strings are always good when accompanying tunes. you would probably get some dirty looks using those chords in a proper pub session, but for performance purposes you're definitely on the right track.


Yeahh, I realise that, but I am just learning the tuning, and I always argue that there isn't a right or wrong way to accompany with a guitar. Luckily most of the sessions I go to, people are pretty open minded, when it comes to music, so you tend to hear a lot more jazzy chords going on, especially when theres just one guitar.

When theres more than one, I usually just stop playing, and listen, because its so open to the guitarist, what chords he uses, and what passing chords, or substitutions he uses, it tends to sound pretty awful.

Quote by korinaflyingv
too many to count (i've been going to cropredy fest almost every year since i was 4, i'm now 20). highlights would be seth lakeman (twice), bellowhead (twice), fairport (16 times i think?), richard thompson (at least 3 times), lau, flook, julie fowlis and demon barbers road show. unfortunately the best folk artist i've ever seen, i can't remember his name. was a free gig in a pub, he tapdanced whilst playing bouzouki and singing, at age 60 i was impressed he didn't have a heart attack.


Wow, thats very impressive. My girlfriend's seen Fairport Convention, and a fair few other big names, and I hope to see a few more in the next few years, because I'm moving to Scarborough in September to start university.

As for Seth Lakemans newer stuff, I can't say that I've heard many tracks off it, aside from Solomon Browne, which I quite liked, but it wasn't great compared to Freedom Fields, which was an awesome album.
#10
Quote by institutions
Not a huge fan of folk, but I adore folk rock and folk punk

The Mountain Goats
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lcbsBFthX8

Andrew Jackson Jihad
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XHRYmIzHo4

Ghost Mice
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0QKOBefDx0A

<3


Big fan of AJJ, and folk punk is pretty awesome. My brother got me into The King Blues and I supported a guy called Sam Russo at a gig. I'm not sure if Frank Turner (one of my favourite artists) counts as folk punk, or if The King Blues do, but those links were pretty sweet.

Been listening to loads of Bellowhead lately, absolutely loving New York Girls and A-Begging I Will Go.
#17
My folk days are pretty much over, but if anyone's interested in traditional Scandinavian folk music, I'd like to shamelessly plug my dad's band.


Unfortunately nothing youtube but here's some spotify links (artist page/one of my favourite traditional tunes they play):
http://open.spotify.com/artist/24aatjLf6m2mQdklVGKvt7
http://open.spotify.com/track/5zDJ28cyJg7P5iUFyE6m7M
#20
This thread is allowing me to open up to alot more folk music. Keep it up guys!!!!
Dan Wiley
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#28
Quote by daytripper75
How are we not talking about The Dubliners right now? Luke Kelly and Ronnie Drew are legends.


I hear you there.

Also, check out The Brobdingnagian Bards
Some other bands (maybe not traditional Folk) are, Flogging Molly , Primordial , and Cruachan.

I love Folk Music, and also love the heavier stuff too. I embrace my Irish heritage!!!

Erin go Bragh!!!
#29
Quote by Cap'n Braid


Bert Jansch is pretty much the greatest thing to ever happen to me.


I'm really into psych folk and freak folk (even though I'm not too into that name).
older stuff like the Incredible String Band, the Holy Modal Rounders, and Pearls Before Swine and newer stuff like Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom. (fun fact: it was through Devendra that I found out about Bert Jansch and Vashti Bunyan. the cycle of folk continues.)

if anyone is interested, here's some stuff I'm doing that I suppose might be along those lines:

http://camelliasinensis.bandcamp.com/
Last edited by Jearl at Feb 1, 2012,
#32
Haha no problem man. It's just great to hear some modern folk with a more old-school approach, not explicitly 'freak', and more importantly not part of the whole Mumford & Sons 'nu-folk' thing. Props for liking Vashti as well, I've been hooked ever since I heard 'Diamond Day' on an advert a few years back. Such a unique talent.
#34
yeah, I've been looking for that Vashti record for a while. the record store by me (that has a decent amount of stuff) doesn't have it.


also, institutions, Tallest Man is great. he's got one heck of a picking hand.
I like his music, but I never try to learn it because of all the tunings. kind of like Nick Drake.
#39
Nick Drake is freakin' great.
Rod Stewart's (Yes, before he completely sucked) early albums especially Gasoline Alley and Every Picture Tells A Story. Perfection.
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