Tag: folk music
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Hoedowns, throwdowns, and shindigs have long been a way of letting loose, each suggesting the sort of physical release that arises from dancing along to an impromptu musical performance. And within that spectrum of revelry lies the hootenanny. Jools Holland hosts one annually to salute and celebrate the end of the year, but the term […]more
Traditional song can be a tricky beast. Stubbornly slippery in form, content, and definition, its remit encompasses an amorphous mass of vernacular songs that have been cherished by everyday people over time. These songs are of varying vintages, of both known and unknown authorship, some passed through generations by word of mouth, others emerging from […]more