Folk Music Festivals Are Good For Uk Tourism

In 2008, a study of folk festival attendees in the UK showed that a folk festival is a good way to increase the number of tourists visiting your area. 90% of the folk festival goers who were interviewed during the 2008 study turned out to be tourists. Most of these tourists were on holiday and planned to stay once the festival had finished. In 2008 folk festival goers were interviewed…

April 21, 2016
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Folk Music Genres – Folk Punk

When people think of folk music, practically the last thing they think of associating it with is punk. Surprisingly there is such a thing as Folk Punk. To start with, folk punk was known as rogue folk. Folk punk is as the name indicates a mixture of punk rock and folk music. The Pogues pioneered this genre of music during the early 1980s. They enjoyed several top 10 hits including…

April 21, 2016
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The Origins of Folk Music In England

In most dictionaries, the term folk music is defined as traditionally based music. In England, the earliest surviving examples of folk music are courtly or classical in origin. Most folk songs that were sung by the common people survived only by being passed on by word of mouth and were not written down, this means that there are only a few very early examples of this type of folk music….

April 21, 2016
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