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Y3 CYCLE D: Popular Music: Folk Music

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Genre: Popular Music

Style: Folk Music



Bela Bartok (Hungarian, influenced by Romanian Folk Music)

Paul Simon & Art Garfunkel (American, influenced by British/Irish folk music)


Bartok: Romanian Folk Dances, - No. 1. Jocul cu bata: Molto moderato, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra

Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence (from The Concert in Central Park 1981)

Pentatonix - The Sound of Silence (2019)

If you would like to study other folk artists from (or influenced by music from) the British Isles... listen to and compare these excellent performances.

Fairport Convention: 'She Moves Through The Fair' (1969)

Song written in 1909
Producer: Joe Boyd
Vocalist: Sandy Denny
Guitar: Richard Thompson
Bass Guitar: Ashley Hutchings
Guitar: Simon Nicol

Tir Eolas: 'She Moves Through The Fair' (2010)

Tir Eolas performing their own arrangement of She Moved Through The Fair (written in 1909)
Philippa Mercer (vocals, flute, whistle)
Ruairi Glasheen (percussion, drums, glock, vocals)
Laura Snowden (guitar, vocals)
Georgie Harris (viola, vocals)
Kristina Edin (bass, vocals)

Sandy Denny (vocalist from Fairport Convention) - Live At The BBC (1971)

BBC TV, 1971:
01. The North Star Grassman And The Ravens
00:00 02. Late November
03:20 03. Crazy Lady Blues

Joni Mitchell - Big Yellow Taxi (1970)

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