Folk music/Related Articles
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- Folklore : The body of myths, legends, and traditional beliefs of a people or the study of those beliefs.
- Music : The art of structuring time by combining sound and silence into rhythm, harmonies and melodies.
- Kingston Trio : A very popular American vocal group of the late 1950s and early 1960s that led the folk-music (or urban folk, as it is now sometimes called) revival of that era.
- Peter, Paul and Mary : A 1960s musical folk-singing group from the United States composed of Peter Yarrow, Noel "Paul" Stookey, and Mary Travers.
- Pete Seeger : Iconic American singer-songwriter and activist (born 1919) whose songs are standards in the American folksong repertoire and some of which are known throughout the world.
- Bard : In medieval Britain and Ireland and Wales, a professional poet paid by a powerful patron such as a monarch or nobleman or bishop, to praise the person's ancestors and the patron as well. In Greek mythology, a bard was a poet skilled in epic poetry. For example, the Greek poet Homer was described as a bard by the scholar of Classics, Elizabeth Vandiver, who suggested that Homer sung the detailed epic poems such as the Iliad and Odyssey, although there is no definitive evidence that Homer was a single person, or an agglomeration of different poets from an oral tradition.