The English word Folk is derived from a Germanic noun, *fulka meaning "people" or "army" (i.e. a crowd as opposed to "a people" in a more abstract sense of clan or tribe). The English word folk has cognates in most of the other Germanic languages. Folk may be a Germanic root that is unique to the Germanic languages, although Latin vulgus, "the common people", has been suggested as a possible cognate.
Other articles related to "folk":
... See also Swedish folk music In the 1960s, Swedish jazz musicians like Jan Johansson used folk influences in their work, resulting in an early 1970s series of music festivals in Stockholm ... reflected a popular trend towards jazz- and rock-oriented folk music, featuring many performers who brought a new vitality to Swedish folk ...
... There are two major traditions of folk music in Finland, namely, music of the Kalevala form, and Nordic folk music or pelimanni music (North Germanic spelman, "player of music") ... Pelimanni music is the Finnish version of the Nordic folk dance music, and it is tonal ... Well-known Finnish folk music groups of today in the Kaustinen tradition include JPP, Frigg (although part Norwegian), and Troka ...
... Moving around as a child, he developed an interest in blues and folk music ... Stills could also be heard singing solo at Gerde's Folk City, a well-known coffee house in Greenwich Village ... former members of the Au Go Go Singers formed The Company, a folk-rock group ...
... See also Swedish folk music Swedish folk songs are dominated by ballads and kulning the latter was originally used as a cow-herding call and is traditionally sung by women ... Modern bands like Folk och Rackare, Hedningarna and Garmarna incorporated folk songs into their repertoire ...
... The Weavers were an American folk music quartet based in the Greenwich Village area of New York City ... They sang traditional folk songs from around the world, as well as blues, gospel music, children's songs, labor songs, and American ballads, and sold millions of records at the height of their popularity ... Their hard-driving string-band style inspired the commercial "folk boom" that followed them in the 1950s and 1960s, including such performing groups as The Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul, and Mary ...
Famous quotes containing the word folk:
“An when the earths as caulds the mune
An a its folk are lang syne deid,
On coontless stars the Babe maun cry
An the Crucified maun bleed.”
—Hugh MacDiarmid (18921978)
“In the past, the English tried to impose a system wherever they went. They destroyed the nations culture and one of the by- products of their systemisation was that they destroyed their own folk culture.”
—Martin Carthy (b. 1941)
“Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatureswho grow up into ordinary folk like us.”
—Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.