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Here are the top ten articles for the Folk Music Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Deck the Halls History and Lyrics
Deck the Halls is based on an old Welsh tune, known back in the 1700s. The words were added in America in the 1800s.
2. Top 10 Bluegrass Artists (Traditional)
These are the artists that are considered to be among the best performers who consistently produce the traditional Bluegrass sound.
3. Christmas Bluegrass
Recommended Christmas projects by bluegrass artists.
4. God’s Gonna Trouble the Water
Lyrics and orgins of an African Spiritual and Coded Slave Song.
5. Poor Wayfaring Stranger Lyrics and History
Poor Wayfaring Stranger is a traditional folk song of unknown origin. Regardless of its origins, it is a hauntingly beautiful piece of music. This song has been recorded countless times.
6. Barbara Allen Origins and Lyrics
An old Scottish Ballard rich with symbolism.
7. Joy to the World History and Lyrics
Joy to the World was taken straight from the Bible by Isaac Watts in 1719. The music was added by American Lowell Mason in 1822.
8. Oh Come, Angel Band
Background and song of a very beautiful and spiritual gospel song.
9. Turkey in the Straw History and Lyrics
Turkey in the Straw is one of America´s oldest folk songs.
10. Folk Tunes Suitable for Halloween
Why not celebrate Halloween through music in your home? Here's a list 50 tunes to put in your listening rotation to set the proper mood.
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