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Banjos, Mandolins, Cats, and Dogs

In the 1950s and 1960s, Sunday afternoons were spirited times in Washington Square Park.  For several hours folk singers, accompanied by enthusiasts, performed in the public space.  830 more words

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Folk singers, throngs of medical students, and Indian pride—Modi in Shanghai

SHANGHAI—Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked a crowd of some 3,000 Indians living in China to feel proud of their nation and its rich heritage on a May 16 speech, and asked each Indian present to convince five Chinese to visit India. 1,498 more words

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Sparrow-Folk and Tara Moss want to Ruin Your Day

This year, as I like to do, I went to the National Folk Festival, albeit for only one day instead of my usual two. I love the music, but I also love the singer-songwriters for whom the lyrics are at least as important at the music. 746 more words

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Playlist No. 5

I’ve been doing a bit of traveling lately and for me that always means listening to a lot of music. It took me 7 hours to get from New York to Boston this weekend and I listened to these tracks multiple times on the journey. 91 more words

Playlist No. 3

The thing about having a blog about female folk singers is that there it’s so easy to fall into focusing the whole thing on the 60s and 70s – an amazing period for music in general, especially for folk. 82 more words

"No Love Today", by Chris Smither.

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A beautiful song, performed by a wonderful guitarist and song-writer. Lyrics are as clarifying as vinegar.

I think it a small masterpiece. 85 more words

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Ewan MacColl - Dirty Old Town

On October 22 1989 English folk singer, songwriter, poet, and record producer Ewan MacColl died aged 74. He wrote ‘Dirty Old Town’ and ‘The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face’, (which became a No.1 hit for Roberta Flack in 1972). 103 more words

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