The Arts: Music: Styles: F: (Folk )

The term Folk Music has come to encompass a wide variety of styles, traditional and contemporary, based mainly on the musical roots and traditions of Europe. It includes: Regional and ethnic traditional musics of the continent, performed by people for and within their own community, passed on and evolving through live performance. Recorded collections of the aural tradition. Composed songs and music which have become so well known that they can be said to have "entered the tradition," and are evolving through repeated performance. Interpretations of the tradition, using different vocal styles and instrumentation. Maintainers and interpreters of European traditional musics in diaspora communities of North America and Australasia. Folk F Styles Music Arts.