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  There are 29 quizzes and 295 trivia questions in this category.
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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.
Average (10 qns)
360 plays
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)
4452 plays
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)
612 plays
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)
1584 plays
Folk Trios

I'm sure you remember these great folk trios from the Fifties through the Seventies. Have fun!
Average (10 qns)
426 plays
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)
336 plays
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)
984 plays
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)
237 plays
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)
1929 plays
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)
1350 plays
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)
480 plays
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)
510 plays
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)
303 plays
Folk Song Favorites

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!
Average (10 qns)
Jan 16 17
702 plays
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)
1134 plays
Folk Songs and Songwriters

Most of these songs were made famous by other singers, but can you match the song to the songwriter?
Average (10 qns)
Mar 19 17
204 plays
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)
144 plays
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)
477 plays
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)
867 plays
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)
1713 plays
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)
396 plays
American Folk Music

Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
1440 plays
A Folk Festival

If you enjoyed folk music back in the day, you might want to try this quiz. Simply match the singer to the song.
Easy (10 qns)
Dec 18 16
462 plays
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 qns)
702 plays
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)
498 plays
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)
999 plays
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)
267 plays
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)
2112 plays
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)
225 plays
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