Tag Archives: folk music

Why Do Musicians Write Songs?

In the medieval era, there were the troubadours who traveled the country performing songs they had composed. Nowadays, that’s the life of the folk singer/songwriter. Woody Guthrie was one of the earliest in the modern era to write songs about … Continue reading

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What is Traditional Music?

I periodically ponder this question, since I guess that would be the best description of the type of music I like to play, those old songs that people sing when they get together, whether sitting around the campfire, at a … Continue reading

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The Simple Joys of Contra Dancing

Do-si-do and swing your partner. Ladies chain. Gypsy. Hey for four. … If these phrases are familiar to you, chances are you’ve been to a contra dance sometime in your life. With some of the same steps as square dancing, … Continue reading

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