amazing folk music thread
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146467
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post #146467 :: 2021.09.07 10:04am :: edit 2021.09.07 12:22pm
  
  mirageofher, Doxic and sulkaritari liēkd this
hi ! share some folk music you like with me !

also, let me call this out at the top of the thread - please note if someone is posting a link with a timestamp so you can find the best part (:


Bulgarian folk music (full vid is great btw!):
https://youtu.be/xSJpMNpVhrg?t=683
 
 
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146486
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Webriprob
 
 
 
post #146486 :: 2021.09.07 1:46pm :: edit 2021.09.07 2:04pm
  
  blower5, mirageofher and mechika liēkd this
Mostly American and Irish folk music:

Some really nice blues stuff from the old PC game "railroad tycoon 2"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=osGPv4lGbeE'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4CnWQHIfH5M
Lap steel Resonator guitar trio stuff by Jerry Douglas and co:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObWxQe0za30
Really good midi of the folk tune "the red-haired boy" (try isolating the 3rd channel, the banjo sounds really good)
https://bitmidi.com/red-haired-boy-mid
Really good cover of Neil Young's Old Man on electric slide guitar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pn3mR0HRcbg
A really great track from one of my favorite bands, The Books (folktronica):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wVhWcpZpac
Some Irish ballads performed by the High Kings:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lse3DnB2y08
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKFCQ-Hhh2E
Irish reels I liked and the Spotify playlist where I found them:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1mpo-xltSU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SD3f28kRss
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZL5iMDDBps
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hYDqzYboh4
https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37i9dQZF1DX9HwI3Crikcm?si=d21e775701a94ffc
Bluegrass meets funk music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRMe1HBWsIE
Sufjan Stevens playing the banjo:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4tkiGvV_ek
The Raconteurs (rock/bluegrass):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qahZ-whM6o
And lastly, I'm not sure if these are considered folk or not, but here are two tracks from the Samorost soundtrack that use traditional instrumentation mixed with modern synths and stuff:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFB2wcxPTn0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hpaOmhhHt38
 
 
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Level 27 Mixist
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post #146498 :: 2021.09.07 3:15pm
  
  mirageofher liēkd this
Some Finnish neo-electro-folk by Suistamon Sähkö:
Rappaus putoaa

Kotiin

Jyskyjärven kautta

Kankkuspäivästä Karjala


And to contrast this off, some slightly more traditional acapella stuff by Rajaton:
Kavala

Läksin minä kesäyönä käymään

Väinämöisen veneretki

Ketun joululaulu
 
 
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Level 29 Mixist
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post #146534 :: 2021.09.08 7:13am
  
  blunderspublik and Svipal liēkd this
if i include folktronica, vignetting the compost by bibio is one of my favorites. also one thing i forgot is huun huur tu's music.
 
 
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post #146588 :: 2021.09.09 4:17am
  
  mirageofher liēkd this
I quite like Kveldssanger by Ulver. Its fairly simple but does the job

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWTpdOPAZDw

I think you could easily replace the age of empires soundtrack with this while playing and still have yourself a similar experience
 
 
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post #146611 :: 2021.09.09 4:00pm
  
  mirageofher and Webriprob liēkd this
slipjigs baybeeee
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQUVptmqpf4
I'm a sucker for 9/8
 
 
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Level 11 Grafxicist
mechika
 
 
post #146673 :: 2021.09.11 6:16am :: edit 2021.09.11 6:37am
  
  mirageofher, tael, damifortune and kfaraday liēkd this
here's a ukrainian band, mostly ukrainian tunes, but a few bulgarian, transylvanian, jewish/polish/goral
https://youtu.be/nRSDmoXcWFs

and a channel dedicated to collecting traditional vocal tunes from ukrainian villages https://www.youtube.com/c/polyphonyprojectcom/featured

a gypsy band from Romania https://youtu.be/xnNCidccbG8
really like this one with their violinist https://youtu.be/IlWLuchrMuQ

a hungarian band, folk with some bluesy sounds by the end https://youtu.be/8HdES7qZqyw

egyptian nubian musician https://youtu.be/KLPV5epHQLc

azerbaijani kamancheh player https://youtu.be/Ukc2hk7OsWE

albanian polyphonic singing https://youtu.be/MizNIGzn58Q
 
 
146767
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Maximemoring
 
 
post #146767 :: 2021.09.15 2:15pm
  
  ASIKWUSpulse, Webriprob and mirageofher liēkd this
Wintergatan, which is somewhere in between of Electro-Folk and Prog Rock https://wintergatan.bandcamp.com/album/wintergatan-full-album
(Paradis is especially delicious)
 
 
146768
Level 18 Mixist
tael
 
 
 
post #146768 :: 2021.09.15 2:35pm :: edit 2021.09.19 8:02am
  
  mirageofher liēkd this
i just woke up and cant think but i like this cover https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zQKvGLfhFU

OH this is my favorite recording like ever, its perfect
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3hJrAChpPM
 
 
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post #146909 :: 2021.09.19 5:07pm
 
 
157370
Level 23 Chipist
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post #157370 :: 2022.06.10 4:42pm
@Maximemoring: Yeah Wintergatan!
I bet everybody thinks of Marble Machine when they hear Wintergatan. But dude, that is just a creative side branch by Martin for the moment - their music is fantastic and quickly became one of my favourites.

You need to check out Sommarfågel (Debut side A), Starmachine2000 (Debut side B) and Paradis (their longcatislong magnum opus) from their first album. Also, Marble Machine is a cool gadget, but the tune made for it is also pretty iconic - Martin definitely knows what he's doing when composing.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBK2AF-NdVA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEeiRXOlWUE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mx3z2_58Ozc

(proud swede since they're also swedish XD)
 
 
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Level 20 Chipist
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post #157377 :: 2022.06.10 11:41pm :: edit 2022.06.10 11:42pm
This
has been living rent-free in my head for a while. The chords in the chorus are absolute fire.

It's an a cappella cover of a traditional French Canadian reel (original version
).
 
 
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Level 8 Signalist
maj-6
 
 
post #157379 :: 2022.06.11 12:00am
Set of Irish tunes played on Baroque instruments
by Les Musiciens De Saint Julien -- not quite "authentic" folk music, but a really beautiful, polished kind of fusion.

Kopanitsa (11/8 Bulgarian dance) -- A La Turca Kollektif
Again, not entirely "authentic" since this ensemble plays a variety of folk and historical music and not all of the instruments here are Bulgarian. But quite authentic in spirit and lovely in its own respect.

Kamaicha (Rajasthani folk instrument)
played by Dappu Khan, who was well loved for many years in his home city of Jaisalmer and famous enough to be somewhat of a tourist attraction. He recently passed away but there are many recordings of him scattered across Youtube, mostly taken by visitors to Jaisalmer. The instrument is fascinating; it's a relative of the kemancheh, a variety of spike fiddle which is used in the classical music of Iran and Turkey. In classic Indian fashion it has been equipped with a set of sympathetic strings which sustain the resonance of the thick gut playing strings. (Similar to the sarangi
)
 
 
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post #157463 :: 2022.06.14 10:19am
  
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post #157468 :: 2022.06.14 1:39pm :: edit 2022.06.14 1:39pm
  
  nitrofurano liēkd this
Gusta Mi Magla (7/8 Serbian folk classic)
-- I've been exposed to this specific folk song throughout my entire childhood, from family and from an elementary school choir I was part of (until they kicked me out for being complete dogwater at reciting)
 
 
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Level 21 Chipist
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post #157599 :: 2022.06.20 7:51pm :: edit 2022.06.20 7:52pm
  
  damifortune, tennisers and DefenseMechanism liēkd this
Most of her work really but, this song in particular
by Ichiko Aoba cradles and comforts me as if I were a lost and frightened child and tells me everything is going to be okay. Guaranteed the one song to make me sob, no matter my mood, every fucking time. Whole discography is incredible, really.

Nick Drake and Elliott Smith as well, I just listen to bummer folk I guess lmao
 
 
157642
Level 17 Chipist
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post #157642 :: 2022.06.22 9:43am
  
  damifortune liēkd this
if you like nick drake and elliott smith i have to recommend chris weisman https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5moXOTOuXI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QosCwOeJcLY

also buke and gase https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wQv60dxAUU
 
 

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