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  There are 26 quizzes in this category.
Take Folk Music - The Mixed Quiz ( Scores )
What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
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1
New Christy Minstrels Alumni

The New Christy Minstrels was a popular and successful folk group between 1961 and 1971, reforming later in the seventies. Several notable singers and musicians have been part of the band. This quiz deals with some of them.
Tough (10 qns)
shanteyman
Oct 22 09
351 plays
2
Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties

Questions about the artists and the songs of the folk music craze of the 1950s and 1960s. The information is from my collection of vinyl folk albums.
Average (10 qns)
shanteyman
Dec 16 07
4335 plays
3
Sixties and Seventies Folk Albums, Solo

I was going through some albums I bought when I was in college and shortly after graduating in 1970. Can you identify some of the artists or albums? Have fun.
Average (10 qns)
shvdotr
Jun 15 13
579 plays
4
Number One Folk Songs and Singers

Over the past fifty years folk artists have occasionally placed songs at the top of the US Billboard charts. This quiz is about these folk artists and songs.
Average (10 qns)
shanteyman
Jun 11 09
1539 plays
5
Folk Trios

I'm sure you remember these great folk trios from the Fifties through the Seventies. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
shvdotr
Dec 07 15
408 plays
6
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.
Average (15 qns)
daver852
Nov 19 08
1341 plays
7
Blues Run The Game

Passing through the lyrics of his folk classic "Blues Run The Game", you are invited to pay tribute to the life and music of Jackson C. Frank - the most famous 60s folksinger that no one has ever heard of.
Average (10 qns)
gentlegiant17
Apr 08 08
237 plays
8
1960s Folk Music Revival

Rock and roll had some competition in the ‘60s. How much do you know about the times that were a-changin’?
Tough (10 qns)
CmdrK
Jan 20 10
957 plays
9
Folk Song Hootenanny

As folk songs vary widely from one place to another (that's why they are what they are!), I'll rely on the most common versions. These songs are from the 'classics' of folk.
Tough (10 qns)
Bruyere
Aug 19 01
1926 plays
10
Anatomy of a Song: "The Fields of Athenry"

If you've ever attended a sporting event in the UK or Ireland, you may have heard this lovely song rising from the terraces. But how much do you know of the story? Another 'Anatomy' quiz, inspired by FussBudget.
Average (10 qns)
Quiz_Beagle
Mar 21 09
333 plays
11
Sailors' Songs and Sea Shanties

Most of my misspent youth was spent as a sailor in the US Navy. Sailors have always had their own songs - work songs, songs to pass the lonely hours at sea, and songs to boast about their deeds at sea. I hope you enjoy this quiz about their music.
Tough (10 qns)
daver852
Jan 02 09
474 plays
12
Sixties Folk Albums, Duets and Groups

People seemed to enjoy the Singles Folk Album quiz, so I hope you like this one as well. Have fun.
Tough (10 qns)
shvdotr
Nov 01 13
498 plays
13
Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore

"Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore" is Quiz Number 5 of a series based on my teammates' names. They volunteered to be my guinea pigs. I volunteered to "experiment" on them! (Bwaa-haa-haaa!) Hope you enjoy this series!
Average (10 qns)
logcrawler
Jul 30 13
285 plays
14
Just Plain Folks

There was more to the folk music revival of the early '60s than The Rooftop Singers so time to pick up the ol' axe, strum a few chords and see how well you know your folks.
Tough (10 qns)
nutmeglad
May 25 04
1134 plays
15
Anatomy of a Song - "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at"

This Yorkshire dialect song, considered to be the "Yorkshire Anthem", is sung in many places. It was always the most popular song at the many Beer Festivals that I attended during my younger days. How much do you know about it?
Average (10 qns)
zippolover
Jan 29 13
144 plays
16
Folk Goes Electric

In the wake of The Byrds' version of Dylan's "Mr. Tambourine Man" a lot of acoustical folk-music was recorded in electric settings and folk-rock was born. Here's a few other fine examples in folk-rock and beyond.
Tough (10 qns)
droombolus
Sep 24 05
861 plays
17
Anatomy of a Song: "One Tin Soldier"

"One Tin Soldier" is an anti-war song from the Vietnam War era. See how much you know about it!
Average (10 qns)
Suerreal
Nov 25 08
471 plays
18
Folk Duos of the '60s

See how many of these popular musical duos you recognize from the folk revival of the early 1960s.
Average (10 qns)
McGruff
Jan 16 06
1707 plays
19
Fo'c'sle and Halyards and Capstan...oh, my!

Here is a quiz on a variety of chanteys for a variety of purposes, in addition to ballads and fo'c'sle songs and all manner of sea music. I'll give you a line or two of the song, and you give me the name of the song.
Tough (10 qns)
jacobite1745
Jun 23 04
396 plays
20
Bluegrass Banter

When I was about thirty-five I heard my first bluegrass music and I fell madly in love. Here are some of the people with whom I fell I love.
Easy (10 qns)
habitsowner
Oct 07 13
450 plays
21
American Folk Music

Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
sku
Oct 27 03
1437 plays
22
A Man Named Charlie ...

Many years ago, a campaign song became a major hit record. This quiz is about that song, and poor Charlie and the MTA.
Average (10 qns)
collect
Oct 02 05
492 plays
23
British Folk Rock Music

Do you know the difference between Donovan and Dylan, Fairport Convention and Fairfield Parlour? If the answer is yes, slip your clogs off and try these 10 questions. Good luck!
Tough (10 qns)
Steamhammer
Feb 26 04
996 plays
24
Big Rock Candy Mountain

The children's song of today has changed considerably since it was first recorded by Harry McClintock in 1928. All questions have been taken from the 1949 Burl Ives version of the song.
Average (10 qns)
jimpimslim1
May 28 10
267 plays
25
Names in Traditional Songs

Many of the popular traditional and folk songs have a proper name in the title -- here is your chance to show just how well you remember these classic songs.
Easy (10 qns)
collect
Oct 30 06
1983 plays
26
The Old Gray Mare

This is a mixed questions quiz about the enduring and well-known folk song 'The Old Gray Mare'. Have fun!
Tough (10 qns)
froggyx
Mar 16 13
225 plays
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