Folk

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.

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Other articles related to "folk":

Music Of Finland - Folk Music
... 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 ...
Music Of Sweden - Traditional
... 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 ...
Stephen Stills - Early Years
... 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 ... of the Au Go Go Singers formed The Company, a folk-rock group ...
The Weavers
... 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 ... 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 ...
Music Of Sweden - Traditional - Roots Revival
... 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 ... a popular trend towards jazz- and rock-oriented folk music, featuring many performers who brought a new vitality to Swedish folk ...

Famous quotes containing the word folk:

    The ties between gentle folk are as pure as water; the links between scoundrels are as thick as honey.
    Chinese proverb.

    I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.
    William Burroughs (b. 1914)

    Babies are beautiful, wonderful, exciting, enchanting, extraordinary little creatures—who grow up into ordinary folk like us.
    —Doris Dyson. quoted in What Is a Baby?, By Richard and Helen Exley.