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  • n. Plural form of folkie.


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  • Sunday's show is heavy on big-name folkies with Collins (mentioned above), festivals.


  • A couple years later, Lauren Agnelli's, Tom Goodkind's and Bruce Jay Paskow's The Washington Squares perfectly mimicked Peter, Paul & Mary with modest commercial success, though Tracy Chapman and Bruce Hornsby were the genre's least folkish, most successful, de facto champions, coming very close to the category with a "singer-songwriter" status (though one could never brand them as "folkies").

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  • Burlington's Rounder Records, a respected American roots music label started by three Cambridge "folkies" in 1970, has been acquired by a larger independent record company.

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  • Since their inception in 1977, the name of the game for The Mekons has been experimentation and excursion, and they have even happily embraced the 'folkies'.

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  • (Charlotte Gainsbourg); professionally the one-time folk-singer who went electric and stirred the passionate hostility that only purist 'folkies' can muster.

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  • It captures the prefab folkies at a graceful moment when they were old enough to appreciate their success and relatively young enough to still capture vocally what made them special.

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  • Experimental folkies Tunng aren't the most obvious band to turn in a live album.

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  • The day's racing was topped and tailed by the hirsute raggle-taggle folkies of the Hothouse Flowers and an assortment of Irish dancers performing in the Centaur while the Guinness Village was stuffed to the gunnels with heavily refreshed revellers, many of whom were dressed as leprechauns or snake-banishing saints.

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  • This year's event features turns from trad British folkies Bellowhead among those from further afield.

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  • Ragtag freak-folkies Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros vamped through a playlist of uninspired hippie-rock while the incredibly irritating indie-punk duo Matt & Kim offered an obnoxious cover of Biz Markie's "Just a Friend."

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