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Hootenanny: Famous Folk Singers
"This is a quiz about old time folk singers. Some have left us, some are still around, but all have made important contributions to the world of folk music."
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Perhaps the best known Irish folk group of the 60's and 70's consisted of three brothers from Carrick-on-Suir, County Tipperary, and their friend, Tommy Makem. What was the name of this group?
The Clancy Brothers
The Wolfe Tones
The Irish Rovers
This singer was born in New Bedford, Massachusetts in 1931. He recorded many albums of folk music, and was a major influence on Bob Dylan (who was accused of stealing several of his songs). Most of his albums have never been released on CD, but one, "Whaling and Sailing Songs From the Days of Moby Dick," is available, and is perhaps the definitive work in its genre. Who was he?
Dave Van Ronk
Born in 1920, this Canadian folksinger is still going strong at the ripe old age of 88. He is best known for his risque material, including a seven volume collection called "Bawdy Songs and Backroom Ballads." More recently, he attracted notice by recording an album of Presidential campaign songs. Can you name this Canadian crooner?
Ramblin' Sammy Pitnik
One of the most successful commercial folk groups of the 50's and 60's was formed in 1957 by Dave Guard, Nick Reynolds and Bob Shane. The group is still around today, although the members have changed. Although the group had only a single number one hit, at one time they had four of the top ten selling albums in the United States. What is the name of this enduring ensemble?
The Kingston Trio
The New Christy Minstrels
Big Twist and the Mellow Fellows
This Canadian husband and wife duo is thought by many to be the inspiration for "Mitch and Mickey" in the film "A Mighty Wind." Their biggest hit was a song called "Four Strong Winds." What are their names?
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings
Ian and Sylvia Tyson
Paula and Stuart Tindall
Jacob and Lily
This singer is best known for his anti-war songs from the Vietnam era. His songs include "The Draft Dodger's Rag," "I Ain't Marching Anymore" and "There But For Fortune." Who was this singer who met a tragic end?
This singer is sometimes known as "America's Troubadour." Can you name the man who wrote "This Land Is Your Land," "Roll On, Columbia, Roll On," and "Pastures of Plenty?"
This English group combines folk music with modern instruments. They are sometimes refered to as an "electric folk band." Their lead singer is Maddy Prior. Formed in 1969, they are still around today. Their albums include "Below the Salt," "Please to See the King," and "Back In Line." Among their successful singles are "All Round My Hat" and "Gaudete." What is this name of this folk-rock group?
The Mothers of Invention
For some reason, Canada seems to produce more than its share of great folk singers. This man is best known for songs about his native Nova Scotia. His first album was "Fogarty's Cove." His last was "From Coffee House to Concert Hall." A folk music festival honoring his memory is held every year in Canso, Nova Scotia. Do you remember this man who wrote such classic songs as "The Field Behind the Plow," "Barrett's Privateers" and "Northwest Passage?"
Stompin' Tom Conners
This singer started out as a founding member of the Weavers. He has written many songs, including "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" and "If I Had a Hammer." Who is this controversial singer who was once a member of the Communist Party and is still an active voice for many left-leaning causes?
Another left-leaning singer, this man is has probably had more influence as a songwriter than as a singer, although he can sing, and sing very well. He was once a member of the trio Best of Friends with Ann Hills and Bob Gibson. His songs have been covered by artists as diverse as Dolly Parton and the Pogues. One, "My Dog's Bigger Than Your Dog" was even used in a dog food commercial. Who is this Chicago native who wrote "The Last Thing On My Mind" and "Bottle of Wine?"
Nearly everyone should be familiar with this next singer. Her biggest commercial hit was "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down," but she also scored some success with "Diamonds and Rust" and "Forever Young." Who is this woman who was once romantically linked with both Bob Dylan and Steve Jobs?
This Scottish singer/songwriter is one of the men mainly responsible for making folk music popular in the United States and Great Britain. He recorded well over 100 albums of folk music, including an eight volume set of the Child Ballads with fellow singer A.L. Lloyd. His wife, Peggy Seeger, is a famous singer in her own right. But he's perhaps best remembered as a songwriter. Can you tell me who wrote "Dirty Old Town" and "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face?"
Sometimes the lines between country, folk and pop music become blurred. This singer has had success in all these fields. She sang the song "Barbara Allen" on the soundtrack of the movie "Songcatcher," and is known for her albums like "Elite Hotel" and "Luxury Liner." She paired with Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt to produce "Trio." Who is this "Blue Kentucky Girl?"
Bluegrass is a uniquely American form of folk music, and it owes its popularity to this man, universally acknowledged as "The Father of Bluegrass."
Can you name this mandolin player who sang "Blue Moon of Kentucky?"
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