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  • n. The singing of folk songs


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  • As an engineering student at Amherst College in the late 1950s, Mr. West initially focused more on his folksinging hobby than his studies.

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  • Along with Lee Hays, Ronnie Gilbert, and Fred Hellerman, he formed the first commercially successful folksinging group, The Weavers, who's version of Leadbelly's classic "Goodnight, Irene" was a runaway hit.

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  • They were making a little fun of the tradition of filking, a brand of folksinging that could be found at cons.

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  • There are readings by authors, autographings, costume competitions, filksinging fannish folksinging, as it were, parties, and a chance to escape from the mundane world for little while.

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  • How an unedjumacated non-college-attending former-soldier-slob folksinging happy idiot such as myself became a copy editor and proofreader for Viking/Penguin is a long, tedious story, but suffice to say someone must have taken pity on me.


  • "They both wanted to help their people, the working class, the people hit by the Dust Bowl and everything," Wooley said of Guthrie, the folksinging political activist, and Wills, the king of Western swing.

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  • Canadian folksinging legend Gordon Lightfoot took Internet-distributed rumours of his death good-naturedly.

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  • It was called "folksinging groups," and the universe has never seen anything like it before or since.

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  • Canadian folksinging icon Kate McGarrigle was celebrated with moving tributes and songs from her friends and family -- including her sister Anna, and her children Rufus and Martha Wainwright -- as they gathered for her funeral Monday

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  • Sleigh Ride sounds fresh and fun with Sam Bush's bluegrass instrumental and Kate Rusby's pretty British folksinging on

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