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What do you know about this topic? Play this mixed game to try a little bit of everything!
category Band, The category Bragg, Billy
category Campbell, Glen category Cohen, Leonard
category Gibson, Bob category Prine, John
category Van Zandt, Townes
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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 Q
shanteyman
Oct 22 09
306 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 Q
shanteyman
Dec 16 07
3816 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 Q
shvdotr
Jun 15 13
513 plays
4 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 Q
daver852
Nov 19 08
1125 plays
5 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 Q
shanteyman
Jun 11 09
1293 plays
6 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.
Tough
10 Q
gentlegiant17
Apr 08 08
219 plays
7 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 Q
Quiz_Beagle
Mar 21 09
321 plays
8 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 Q
daver852
Jan 02 09
444 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 Q
Bruyere
Aug 19 01
1863 plays
10 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.
Average
10 Q
habitsowner
Oct 07 13
171 plays
11 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 Q
CmdrK
Jan 20 10
882 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 Q
shvdotr
Nov 01 13
471 plays
13 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 Q
nutmeglad
May 25 04
1116 plays
14 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 Q
logcrawler
Jul 30 13
249 plays
15 American Folk Music
Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough
10 Q
sku
Oct 27 03
1404 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 Q
droombolus
Sep 24 05
834 plays
17 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 Q
McGruff
Jan 16 06
1482 plays
18 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 Q
zippolover
Jan 29 13
138 plays
19 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 Q
Suerreal
Nov 25 08
453 plays
20 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 Q
jacobite1745
Jun 23 04
384 plays
21 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 Q
collect
Oct 02 05
468 plays
22 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 Q
Steamhammer
Feb 26 04
987 plays
23 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 Q
collect
Oct 30 06
1809 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 Q
jimpimslim1
May 28 10
237 plays
25 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 Q
froggyx
Mar 16 13
213 plays
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Last Updated Jul 12 14 8:12 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* Where did this lyric come from? 'I spent my last hundred dollars on that iron gray mare'
* Where did this sad line come from? 'Oh I feel so breakup, I wanna go home'
* From which song did this line come? 'I asked my love to go with me, to take a walk, a little way'
* Which of these songs did this lament come from? 'Bury me beneath the _________' ?
* Where did this ending line come from? 'I hang my head and mournful cry'


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