folk music

The Sounding Joy: Christmas Music for Families

My Yankee Homestead family absolutely loves good folk music. (Are you tired of listening to children’s music that makes you want to bang your head against a wall?  Check out some of our favorite albums Favorite Folk Albums for Family Listening, Another Great Folk Album for Families and Two Favorite Folk Singers.) If you’ve followed along here…

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Liz Mitchell Concert at Wolf Trap

2 Favorite Folk Singers and 1 Fantastic Venue {Part Two}

Did you catch this post: 2 Favorite Folk Singers and 1 Fantastic Venue {Part One}? If there are any children in your life, I highly recommend the two musicians–and their CD’s–discussed in that post. This part is for the locals, or for visitors to our nation’s capital… Do you live in or near Northern Virginia (outside…

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2 Favorite Folk Singers and 1 Fantastic Venue {Part One}

Our family has a slight obsession with good folk music. I love these words from Ruth Crawford Seeger, in her wonderfully helpful book American Folksongs For Children: Many of us open a savings account at the bank when a child is born, and add layer after layer of small deposits which he can later draw…

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Pete Seeger

Another Great Folk Album for Families

We love folk music here at the Yankee Homestead, and have amassed quite a collection of Family-Friendly Folk Favorites.  Here’s another album we’ve recently added to our list:  

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Folk Music for Family Listening

Favorite Folk Music for Family Listening

“All music is folk music, I ain’t never heard no horse sing a song.” –Louis Armstrong, one of the greatest artists in jazz history Sadly, all music is NOT folk music, and some kids’ music is downright annoying.  Tired of listening to Veggie Tales and The Wiggles?  Need some great road trip tunes for a…

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