Music that originates in traditional popular culture or that is written in such a style. Folk music is typically of unknown authorship and is transmitted orally from generation to generation.
More example sentences
- There are no simple explanations for the remarkable transformation of Celtic music from folk music to world music.
- And these different genres, like folk music and dance music, come out of that.
- I have never owned or been interested in folk music, except Woody Guthrie, who transcends it.
Definition of folk music in:
- The British & World English dictionary