Folk.World would like to bring you closer to the infinite world of folk music with the folkBlog. The articles are about artists, instruments, reviews and events.
Folk connects people!
You experience it yourself: Hardly anything brings people closer to their roots than folk music. Folk, in its constant evolution, is an important part of our existence. What would modern crossover folk be without the influences of centuries-old melodies, rhythms and chants? Folk connects people worldwide and Folk.World invites you to be a part of this community:
Festivals, Dates & more
Read about transnational folk music and traditions on the folkBlog, for example about the origins of the instrument saz.
Check out the event tips for details on live performances, festivals and workshops. Whether Greek Bouzouki at the Schlossgrabenfest or Bluegrass Guitar at the Wheatland Music Festival: The blog keeps you informed about current highlights and dates.
Artists and their portraits
Learn about the lives and careers of individual performers and bands in thoroughly researched portraits. Get to know artists from all over the world from their authentic side. Interviews and links to concert videos tell the story of musicians like German folk legend Tom Kannmacher or folk-jazz singer Hasan Yükselir, who comes from Anatolia.
New albums and reviews
The process of creating an album is one of the most exciting areas in music. In addition to the development of the respective folk groups and individual artists, the reviews also highlight other topics. What folk style is it and where are the musicians based? Has the lineup changed and with it the style? What content and musical themes are taken up in the songs? Which cities will the album release tour take you through?
The descriptive reviews of the albums live not least from the subjective view of the reviewers. This awakens the desire to listen – surely also with you!
Instruments and workshops
As a fan with a thirst for knowledge, you will also find what you are looking for here. Folk.World publishes regular workshops and exhibitions featuring bagpipes, bodhrán, harp & co. Breton dances or Gaelic songs are also part of the multifaceted program. It pays to participate!
One of the core competences of Folk.World is the world of the original Scottish bagpipes. From instructional books and workshops on how to learn to how to purchase instruments, you have a wide selection to choose from.
In the last post Folk.World reviewed an amazing live recording of Nadishana: Handpan in perfection: „Live @ HUGʼ20 Festival“ from Nadishana & Peter Somos. Only for Patrons, Folk.World releases now the exclusiv interview with this fantastic multi-instrumentalist from Siberia.
Recently Folk.World wrote about Tims new album “Come”, published in November 2019. How did you come up with the name of the album? Well, the album title is part of a series of albums. Each one is a one word title with each letter in the alphabet except I’m not going through in order to […]