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Folk Art

Folk art is, indeed, the oldest of the aristocracies of thought, and because it refuses what is passing and trivial, the merely clever and pretty, as certainly as the vulgar and insincere, and because it has gathered into itself the simplest and most unforgetable thoughts of the generations, it is the soil where all great art is rooted. Wherever it is spoken by the fireside, or sung by the roadside, or carved upon the lintel, appreciation of the arts that a single mind gives unity and design to, spreads quickly when its hour is come.

W.B. Yeats, 1856-1939
The Celtic Twilight from The Gutenberg Project.



Folkstreams.net celebrates the film work of Pete and Toshi Seeger with video streaming of their remarkable 1966 documentary "Afro-American Work Songs in a Texas Prison".

The video streaming of Pete Seeger's work in the Seeger archive begins a new partnership between ibiblio, Folkstreams.net, and the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress.

Folkstreams.net is a national preserve of documentary films about American roots cultures streamed with essays about the traditions and filmmaking. The site includes transcriptions, study and teaching guides, suggested readings, and links to related websites.

McGuinn's Folkden

McGuinn's Folkden

Roger McGuinn in the folk tradition. Downloading music from Folkden is easy and you have a couple of options. You can either manually download songs directly from the Folkden Pages or you can subscribe to the Folkden Podcast and let your RSS aggregator download them for you.



The Folktunes Archive for teaching and learning. We are building an archive of folk tunes with the eventual goal of making multiple versions of any folk tune you might want to hear or learn freely available.

NC Folk Artists

NC Folk Artists

Preserving North Carolina folk arts is an integral part of the folk art tradition and shares the stage with crafting and fine-tuning the various art forms.

Folk Music Index

Folk Music Index

The Folk Music Index is an index to recordings of tunes and songs from traditional and contemporary sources. At present the database lists mostly recordings, but now also includes some of the major song collections and tune folios. The recordings indexed generally have a major emphasis on tradition based material from both commercial and non-commercial performers, including a considerable amount of old-time fiddle and banjo tunes. Although most of the recordings included are vinyl LP's, many have been reissued in both cassette and CD format and out of print material can often be found in both public and university libraries.

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to Southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes nine thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs. Some items of interests for Folk Art include War Songs of the South, The Southern Zion's Songster, Songs of Love and Liberty.

More Folk Art!

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Last updated July 01, 2006.

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