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Enigmatic_Oddity
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29 Mar 2011, 3:48 am

Yes, I like folk, amongst various other genres, but my collection leans towards more recent offerings.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUYeV3ZOwgw[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzsCWvxGhdU[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJGTyUEWMWU&feature=fvst[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H-I2IeODXEo[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI-cuKKQrN0[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fb8AVVlAltk[/youtube]
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brZTvGIzeGg[/youtube]

I also like Leonard Cohen, The Audreys, Martha Tilston, Bonnie 'Prince' Billy, Ani DiFranco, The Unthanks, Alela Diane, Vashti Bunyan, Midlake and others.



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29 Mar 2011, 4:00 pm

^Your taste in music is awesome 8)


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29 Mar 2011, 5:59 pm

I love all kinds of folk music but mostly the newer stuff. I prefer folk rock and singer-songwriter folk. I can't stand celtic punk/rock music though.



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30 Mar 2011, 10:20 am

I have always been a fan of Loreena McKennitt and a number of celtic tunes. Anyone familiar with her?


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04 Jul 2011, 3:53 pm

I have Irish ancestry so I love Irish traditional music; The Dubliners, Clancy Brothers, The Chieftains, Seamus Ennis, Altan, Christy Moore... etc. Uilleann Pipes and Sean Nos music is very beautiful! it makes me cry! and I love celtic folk-rock bands like The Pogues, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys etc.

I also listen to a lot of Scottish, English, American and French folk music too! If I was to name every single artist it would take up about 20 pages



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04 Jul 2011, 4:26 pm

TellEmSteveDave thanks finding this thread... lots of good music in here! I play primarily folk music (guitar and banjo). Love Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Leadbelly, The Weavers, Almanac Singers, Arlo Guthrie, Malvina Reynolds, Len Chandler, etc, etc, etc.

Wallourdes wrote:
johnpipe108 wrote:
Wallourdes wrote:
Kaybee wrote:
Wallourdes wrote:
I think Alice's Restaurants was a very funny story


The movie weirded me out.


It's a pretty weird story :lol:


It was a true story. If you could have "been there" and seen it "back in the day," you wouldn't have found it funny, but poignant.

It was a weird era, produced by many factors, including the despair we felt by the assassination of John F. Kennedy (Julian Lennon commented on just that in an interview I saw a little while back), whom many of us felt "represented" us younger people, because he was such a young president, and all the rest of the politicians were "old-men." We felt betrayed by the older generation, for letting us down, and "dropped out."

I was in the local hipster, hippie, motorcycle scene in the sixties, and that particular kind of story was, generally, "happening" around the US at the time, the Hippie Era. I saw the film first run; it was shown at a little "art-house" theater, and it was probably the only movie in town in those days that had a line of people like those that became prominent during the first Star Wars showings. All the hippie-experience oriented people showed up to see it, and the general comment at the time was "it's happening everywhere!"

I met Pete Seeger a couple times (he had known my warpipes teacher back in the 1950's in New York), and played a Scots bagpipe finale for one of his Hudson Valley Folk Picnics back in '68; he played himself in the film (as did most of the characters, including Officer Obie, IIRC!).

One of the feelings everyone then identified with was that of an "extended family," as there was a "generation gap" brewing that an old Indian yogi once described as "A tragedy worse than wars or natural disasters;" that was a factor contributing to the breakup of the sense of the traditional nuclear family, and many people left home to seek out a new imagination, like the lyrics to Bob Dylan's Like A Rolling Stone.

Alices Restaurant was one of many stories of that era. A great, comprehensive video on the era was shown on PBS some years ago, and was entitled It was Twenty Years Ago Today...", and was evolved around the Beatle's music of the Seargeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Regards, Johnpipe


Thank you very much for the explaination, you could really say this movie captured the zeitgeist of the Hippie Era. It's that I am from a later time so I can't really with that time, although I heard people say I should have been around in that time because of my way of thinking.

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Wallourdes


The last concert I went to was Arlo Guthrie! I saw him in November... second concert I have ever attended. He didn't play Alice's Restaurant though (but thats okay).


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04 Jul 2011, 5:46 pm

I like some 'folk' music but it depends on how one interprets the term 'folk'

To me there is folk style music, which includes most modern artists who are not performing traditional or 'public domain' material and there is traditional folk music which to my mind includes a lot of 'world' musics.

I like examples of both from crusty punk and agit prop like Billy Brag or the Levellers to Bluegrass/Hillbilly, Celtic traditional etc.. and music from Pakistan, Senegal, Mali...

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04 Jul 2011, 6:01 pm

I like lots of the aforementioned singers. I also like:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3nLM0azB0H0[/youtube]

Its of a Yorkshire couple, this story I'll relate,
Who waited on retirement with apprehension great.
In their little mill tied cottage, said Amos feeling low,
We've to leave this house tomorrow, wherever shall we go.
Wherever shall we go, wherever shall we go.
We've to leave this house tomorrow, wherever shall we go.

Said Martha unto Amos, well don't you fret old lad,
The thought of your retirement, it ought to make you glad.
Since the minute we got married I've saved for a rainy day,
Each time that we made love I put half a crown away.
Do you see that row of cottages, down by Dog and Gun,
We hadn't been married but a year before I'd bought first one,

The second two years later, the third it brought me tears,
The fourth one took much longer, over twenty years.
Said Amos unto Martha, you know I love you so,
And now I see the wisdom of reaping what you sow.
But one thing vexes me though, why did you never tell,
If I hadn't of played away, I'd have had Dog and Gun as well.

Said Martha unto Amos, well you know I love you dear,
But when you said you were working late, well I knew where you were.
D'ye remember our old milkman, the one that were such fun,
Well I did the same wi' him, and I bought him Dog and Gun.


[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3B2mntKAZo&feature=related[/youtube]


Anne Briggs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxOouYO5tY4[/youtube]

The Watersons

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yM_1gLvySHw[/youtube]

The Imagined Village (+Billy Bragg)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H3IyMnKrlk[/youtube]

Chris Wood

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI2YdHt_V7s[/youtube]

Hollow Point - About Jean Charles de Menezes.

Awake arise you drowsy sleeper
Awake arise it’s almost day.
No time to lie, no time to slumber,
No time to dream your life away.

It was a gorgeous summer's morning
It was a gorgeous summer's day.
His cotton jacket was all he carried
As he walked out to face the day.

As he was walking he was wondering
With a little dream as a young man will
And never heard footsteps behind him
By the bus stop at Tulse Hill.

But from his front door they’d had him covered.
They were right behind him from the start.
And though the video was buggered
Someone decided he looked the part.

Here comes the bus, the front doors hiss
He climbs aboard and so do they.
And now he swings down to his seat -
It’s just another working day.

But there was something in the air that morning
As they came down to Brixton town.
They sealed the station without warning -
There was something going down.

And so they journeyed on and onward.
He called his friend just to explain
How he would be late and not to worry,
And so to Stockwell Tube he came ….

Now he’s on their cameras, he’s on their radar,
He’s on their crackling radios,
His Oyster Card is in his pocket,
At 10am through the gates he goes.

And down and down dropped the moving staircase,
Deeper down go the others too.
And through the hour glass the sand is falling -
There is nothing they can do ….

When the train comes in they are right beside him.
Some say three and some say four,
Some say the cameras they were not working
As he sat down near the open door.

If he’d have stopped, if he’d have listened …
Commissioner said that it was no good -
He said they gave him no instructions
That an innocent man could have understood.

Just a Brazilian electrician -
Christ only knows what he came here for.
The hollow point was the ammunition.
Now it’s our turn now for some shock and awe….

Awake arise you drowsy sleeper,
Awake arise it’s almost day.
No time to lie, no time to slumber,
No time to dream your life away.

It was a gorgeous summer's morning,
It was a gorgeous summer's day.
His cotton jacket was all he carried
As he walked out to face the day.

Peatbog Faeries.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KUc8xbF5ZM[/youtube]



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04 Jul 2011, 7:17 pm

I love Hawaiian, Icelandic, African and Latin folk music. And of course, I love Nick Drake.

I think, despite the fact that I also love post-rock, I am a folk musician at heart. I play traditionally folk instruments moreso than anything else. I play the organ, harmonium, baritone, bass and tenor ukuleles, tin whistle, violin and the marimba. I'm currently obsessed with ukuleles and I desperately want cavaquinho, the origin instrument of the ukulele.

I'm probably not discussing folk music in the context of this thread, but that's my experience with folk music. :P