View Full Version : Recommend me some Folk music.

05-23-2006, 07:21 PM
I sundenly grew a taste for Folk and Celtic music. I bought American Lension, and it had the best tunes. Im also waiting for Cold As Clay. So, as the title says, recommend me some Folk music. Thanks.

05-23-2006, 07:22 PM
The Dubliners are goood.

05-23-2006, 07:28 PM
The Dubliners are goood.

Wow. 44 years. I just listened to their "Rocky Road to Dublin". Sounded familiar for some reason.

Sin Studly
05-23-2006, 07:35 PM
Wolfetones - Wearing of the Green
Dubliners - We're all off to Dublin in the Green
Clancy Brothers - Botany Bay
Clancy Brothers - And the band played Waltzing Matilda

Russian and Serb folk is better, however.

05-23-2006, 07:43 PM
I can't speak from experience, but I've heard Phil Ochs is good.

I would suggest checking out some riot-folk to see if you like it. It's pretty easy to find on the internet.

Here's a good website (http://disarmdisarm.org/index1.htm)

edit: From that website, I suggest downloading some My Voice! My Fist!, Captain, My Captain, and Eat This McKinley.

05-23-2006, 07:44 PM
Thanks alot guys. Some of my Folk music hunger is sated.

Sin Studly
05-23-2006, 07:49 PM
I'm gonna go ahead and reccomend some non-Celtic folk.


Johnny Horton - When Johnny Comes Marching Home
Johnny Rebel - Confederate Anthem
Doc Watson - I wish I was in Dixie


Russian Waltz
Ivan Rebroff - Little Bell of the Troika
Ivan Rebroff - Kalinka (Red Army Choir version is good too)
Ivan Rebroff - Cossack Patrol
Leningrad Cowboys - Those were the days
Leningrad Cowboys - Volga Boatmen's Song


Djordje Balasevic - Namcor
Djordje Balasevic - Balkanski Tango
Djordje Balasevic - Slovenska (I think this one is Slovak)


Ivan Rebroff - Havah Nagila

05-23-2006, 10:22 PM
Slovenska is Serbian too. It just sounds confusing because Slovenska in Slovak means Slovak (adjective). Meanwhile I think in Serbian it is Slovenian.

Folk can be pretty good. I like old Celtic/Irish and Russian.

05-23-2006, 10:40 PM
As far as American folk goes, I like Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan.

05-24-2006, 01:43 AM
james taylor/jonathan edwards/gordon lightfoot

Sin Studly
05-24-2006, 01:57 AM
As far as American folk goes, I like Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, early Bob Dylan.

I thought folk had to be at least 50 years old?

05-24-2006, 02:08 AM
I thought folk had to be at least 50 years old?

Maybe you're mistaking wine with whine?

05-24-2006, 06:47 AM
American Folk, I would include, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen (I guess), and Woodie Guthrie.

I can't believe someone put Arlo Guthrie above Woodie Guthrie. What a world.

05-24-2006, 06:57 AM
I can't believe someone put Arlo Guthrie above Woodie Guthrie. What a world.

Him too! I forget who's the older one sometimes, such as late at night, heh. Though come on, "Alice's Restaurant" is classic.

I'm not sure Leonard Cohen would be considered folk. But whatevs. He's amazing.

05-24-2006, 07:07 AM
I wasn't sure either. I just always include him with Bob Dylan. As one of those artists with bad voices but sound good anyways.

Alice's Restaurant is great. But I think that is really up their with psychadellic. If not for the fact that the song is really long. :p

Sin Studly
05-24-2006, 07:07 AM
Wait wait wait.

Isn't folk really old 'traditional' music?

05-24-2006, 07:19 AM
Folk as I understand it. Would mean that the musicians don't write the music themselves. The songs are very old, and musicians just re-interpret them.

Bob Dylan has done that (although doesn't do that anymore.) I don't know if Leonard Cohen does, I haven't listened to enough of his, and I simply don't know enough American folk to judge.

Woodie Guthrie is folk in my eyes. The songs he wrote himself and the ones he didn't. American folk will never be old, so that's just the way it's got to be.

I forgot one folk artist though, for the Celts, The Pogues.

Sin Studly
05-24-2006, 07:35 AM
Tommy Makem & the Clancy Brothers pwns the field of Irish Folk. Sorry, but true.

And I think Cohen writes all his songs himself.

05-24-2006, 10:51 AM
Jim Croce is good