Cultural Folk Artists
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:05 PM
I've been listening to a lot of old Irish ballads recently, namely by The Chieftains and The Dubliners, and it's got me wondering about other artists who do similar folk music for other parts of the world. I'm mainly curious about England, Germany, Poland, and Scandinavia, but if you have any suggestions I would be happy to hear them.
For discussion: Do you listen to folk music of any kind?
Posted 11 March 2012 - 02:24 PM
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:20 PM
As far as cultural folk goes, I'm finding it's surprisingly difficult to find bands who stay true to tradition. For some reason traditional Irish music is the most plentiful. Maybe it just sounds the best? =P I read that the band Pentangle was supposed to be a good English traditional folk band but I listened to them and they seemed to sound too 60s/70s-ish.. Mostly original compositions from what I could tell; no real old ballads or anything, at least none performed in proper form.
Posted 11 March 2012 - 11:25 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 10:35 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 11:06 PM
No, but forreal, the Tannies do have a fantastic variety of stuff. It probably helps that they've been together since about the dawn of time.