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.
Other articles related to "folk":
... 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 at the height of their popularity ... 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 ...
... 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 ... reflected a popular trend towards jazz- and rock-oriented folk music, featuring many performers who brought a new vitality to Swedish folk ...
... 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 ... other former members of the Au Go Go Singers formed The Company, a folk-rock group ...
... 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 ...
... 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") ... 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 ...
Famous quotes containing the word folk:
“the yonge sonne
Hath in the Ram his halfe cours yronne,
And smale foweles maken melodye,
That slepen al the nyght with open eye
So priketh hem nature in hir corages
Thanne longen folk to goon on pilgrimages,”
—Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?1400)
“Myths, as compared with folk tales, are usually in a special category of seriousness: they are believed to have really happened, or to have some exceptional significance in explaining certain features of life, such as ritual. Again, whereas folk tales simply interchange motifs and develop variants, myths show an odd tendency to stick together and build up bigger structures. We have creation myths, fall and flood myths, metamorphose and dying-god myths.”
—Northrop Frye (19121991)
“Some folk want their luck buttered.”
—Thomas Hardy (18401928)