folk adj. of, originating among, or having to do with the common people, who transmit the general culture of the group through succeeding generations. -ery suffix forming nouns meaning "place for, art of, collection of," from M.E. -erie, from L. -arius.
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Begin Song One Again, Hank

Begin Song One Again, Hank

This and the following years will be eventful for us folkies. Who wouldn’t be excited to have a bunch of singer-songwriter movies coming our way? The first one out, from director John Carney who gave us the award-winning movie Once, was well-received by viewers. Begin Again stars Keira Knightley as a musician left on her...
Edward S. Curtis - Photography & Film

Edward S. Curtis – Photography & Film

Edward S. Curtis was a renowned photographer and documenter of Native American life in the early 20th century. His works, which include more than 40,000 photographs, are still widely used in different print and digital media: in books, web articles, even music album covers, that those not familiar will have at one time or another...
Help Raise Funds for The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Help Raise Funds for The Ballad of Shirley Collins

A Kickstarter campaign has been started by Burning Bridges & Fifth Column Films to make a feature documentary called The Ballad of Shirley Collins. The film will be a lyrical response to the life and works of Shirley Collins who was a central figure to the folk revival of the 60s, and 70s. As of...
New Music Video: Róisín O - Hold On

New Music Video: Róisín O – Hold On

I feel the need to praise two works of art in this post. Last night I was sent a preview of Irish singer Róisín O’s music video for her upcoming song Hold On. With only a short text to introduce me to this new artist from Dublin, I didn’t have any expectations. So I put...
Folksongs & Ballads

Folksongs & Ballads

Folksongs & Ballads is an animated short film by Mathieu Vernerie, Pauline Defachelles, and Rémy Paul. Produced in 2011 at Supinfocom as a student project, it gives us 8 minutes of purely beautiful imagery and music, no dialogues. The film is about an old sailor trying to resist inactivity in an isolated port.
3 Reasons to Watch Inside Llewyn Davis

3 Reasons to Watch Inside Llewyn Davis

There’s a folk movie coming and it’s from highly awarded siblings. Here’s three reasons to watch Inside Llewyn Davis: It’s the Coen brothers and they’re tackling folk music. The movie, which is about a singer-songwriter navigating New York’s folk music scene in the 60s, is currently set to be released early next year. Although highly...