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Definition of the noun folk music

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  1. the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community

Alternative definition of the noun folk music


  1. any genre of music originating from the ethnic community of a specific region; often not recorded, but passed down orally
  2. contemporary music in the style of traditional folk music


  1. folk music a.k.a. Volk: In German, the word Volk may mean folk, people in the ethnic sense, and nation.
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  2. Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. The term originated in the 19th century but is often applied to music that is older than that. Some types of folk music are also called world music.
  3. "Folk Music" was the fourth studio album by English acoustic roots duo Show of Hands.
  4. "Folk Music" is an album by hip hop group Far*East Movement (FM).
  5. "Folk Music" is a musical album of Deep Blue Organ Trio.
    • released on (8 years ago)


  1. "Folk music" is a book by Sheenagh Pugh.
  2. "Folk music" is a book by Kristin Baggelaar.
    • also known as "Folk music: more than a song"

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Google previewDictionary of Music Education (2013)

by Irma H. Collins

FOLK MUSIC, FOLK SONG. 1. The musical repertory and tradition of communities (particularly rural) as opposed to art music, which is the work of musically trained composers. It generally develops anonymously, usually among less-educated ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Popular Music (2017)

by Norman Abjorensen

Folk music is a type of traditional and generally rural music originally transmitted through families, places of work, and other small social...

Folk music includes both traditional music and the popular music genre that evolved from it during the ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Music and Musicians of Finland (1997)

by Ruth-Esther Hillila, Barbara Blanchard Hong

Kansantansseja [Finnish Folk Music III. Folk Dances]. Helsinki: Suomalaisen kirjallisuuden seura [Finnish Literature ...

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I like Celtic folk music, Native American music, and any kind of early music. There isn't a lot of music that I don't like... except for Show Tunes. (Terri Windling)
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