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  There are 26 quizzes and 265 trivia questions in this category.
Take this hour's trivia quiz: Folk Music - Mixed Questions

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1
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
4362 plays
2
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
357 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
594 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
1578 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
411 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
1344 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
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
963 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
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
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
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
501 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
291 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
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
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
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
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
1707 plays
19
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
612 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 qns)
jacobite1745
396 plays
21
American Folk Music

Gadzooks Daddy-o, time for a folk music quiz.
Tough (10 qns)
sku
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
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
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
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
1998 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
225 plays
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