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  There are 29 quizzes and 295 trivia questions in this category.
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Trivia Quizzes in category Folk Music
1
New Christy Minstrels Alumni 10 questions

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
shanteyman
363 plays
2
Folk Songs of the Fifties and Sixties 10 questions

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.
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shanteyman
4455 plays
3
Sixties and Seventies Folk Albums, Solo 10 questions

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.
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shvdotr
615 plays
4
Number One Folk Songs and Singers 10 questions

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.
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shanteyman
1584 plays
5
Folk Trios 10 questions

I'm sure you remember these great folk trios from the Fifties through the Seventies. Have fun!
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shvdotr
429 plays
6
Anatomy of a Song: "The Fields of Athenry" 10 questions

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.
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Quiz_Beagle
336 plays
7
1960s Folk Music Revival 10 questions

Rock and roll had some competition in the ‘60s. How much do you know about the times that were a-changin’?
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CmdrK
993 plays
8
Hootenanny: Famous Folk Singers 15 questions

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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daver852
1353 plays
9
Blues Run The Game 10 questions

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.
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gentlegiant17
237 plays
10
Folk Song Hootenanny 10 questions

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.
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Bruyere
1935 plays
11
Sailors' Songs and Sea Shanties 10 questions

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.
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daver852
480 plays
12
Sixties Folk Albums, Duets and Groups 10 questions

People seemed to enjoy the Singles Folk Album quiz, so I hope you like this one as well. Have fun.
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shvdotr
510 plays
13
Michael, Row Your Boat Ashore 10 questions

"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!
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logcrawler
303 plays
14
Folk Song Favorites 10 questions

I will give you the name of a song, and you have to match it with the singer or group most closely associated with the song. Some of these songs go back many decades!
Easy
daver852
Jan 16 17
708 plays
15
Just Plain Folks 10 questions

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.
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nutmeglad
1137 plays
16
Folk Songs and Songwriters 10 questions

Most of these songs were made famous by other singers, but can you match the song to the songwriter?
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PDAZ
Mar 19 17
210 plays
17
Anatomy of a Song - "On Ilkla Moor Baht 'at" 10 questions

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?
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zippolover
144 plays
18
Anatomy of a Song: "One Tin Soldier" 10 questions

"One Tin Soldier" is an anti-war song from the Vietnam War era. See how much you know about it!
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Suerreal
477 plays
19
Folk Goes Electric 10 questions

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.
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droombolus
867 plays
20
Folk Duos of the '60s 10 questions

See how many of these popular musical duos you recognize from the folk revival of the early 1960s.
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McGruff
1713 plays
21
Fo'c'sle and Halyards and Capstan...oh, my! 10 questions

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.
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jacobite1745
396 plays
22
American Folk Music 10 questions

Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough
sku
1443 plays
23
A Folk Festival 10 questions

If you enjoyed folk music back in the day, you might want to try this quiz. Simply match the singer to the song.
Easy
nyirene330
Dec 18 16
462 plays
24
A Man Named Charlie ... 10 questions

Many years ago, a campaign song became a major hit record. This quiz is about that song, and poor Charlie and the MTA.
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collect
498 plays
25
Bluegrass Banter 10 questions

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.
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habitsowner
729 plays
26
British Folk Rock Music 10 questions

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!
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Steamhammer
999 plays
27
Big Rock Candy Mountain 10 questions

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.
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jimpimslim1
267 plays
28
Names in Traditional Songs 10 questions

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
collect
2112 plays
29
The Old Gray Mare 10 questions

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