Category: Folk Music, Art and Dance

Folk music, folk art and folk dance

Kulning, An Ancient Scandinavian Herding Call

Kulning is a high pitched singing technique used by women to communicate with animals and over great distances, most common from 1500 to 1800 in Scandinavia.

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The Devil’s Instrument: Hardanger Fiddles and Norwegian-American Folk Music

The Hardanger fiddle is a staple of traditional Norwegian folk music, which connects people visually, bodily, and aurally, with their Norwegian heritage.

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All Hael! All Hael! Singing with the Kibbo Kift

What sort of music did a 1920s utopian youth movement fiercely opposed to mainstream society actually like? The Kindred of the Kibbo Kift (‘KK’) were creatures of their time.

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Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing: a Contemporary Folk Dance?

Often overlooked in accounts of English Morris dancing, girls’ (carnival) Morris is a highly competitive, team formation dance popular in England and Wales.

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A Feast of Folk: TradFest Edinburgh 2016

The first of two annual festivals run by TRACS (Traditional Arts and Culture Scotland), TradFest Edinburgh • Dùn Èideann is a celebration not only of Scotland’s traditions and heritage, but equally of…

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Folk Crafts: Handmade Textiles and Folk Costumes in Poland

Poland is a country where the diversity and presence of textile traditions in folklore derives from the country’s long and complicated history.

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Folk Group Said the Maiden Talk to #FolkloreThursday About Folk Music and Shakespeare

2016 is the year of all-things Shakespeare, as the country gears up to celebrate the most famous playwright of all time. Here at #FolkloreThursday we are very pleased to welcome Jess, Hannah…

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