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A folk instrument is an instrument that developed among common people and usually doesn't have a known inventor. It can be made from wood, metal or other material. It is a part of folk music. The instruments can be percussion instruments, different types of flutes, the bow and different types of trumpets.

The cavaquinho is a Portuguese folk instrument.

Some instruments are referred to as folk instruments even if they do not meet the criteria for classifying a folk instrument because they commonly appear in folk music. An example would be harmonica.

List of folk instruments[edit]

Over 75 instruments


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Press Trust of India
Tue, 19 May 2015 22:52:18 -0700

In the initial stages Khan was introduced to 'Surili' (a folk instrument) by his father before he began training in vocals and perfecting the art of playing the 'Sarangi'. In his late sixties, the maestro now opines that youngsters should take up folk ...

Crave Online

Crave Online
Fri, 15 May 2015 08:52:30 -0700

There is something primeval about a naked sound of a very old folk instrument in combination with nature as a brutal landscape. This is not to say that other parts of the Witcher's world (the Skellige Islands and Novigrad) are in any way less forgiving ...

miPRO

miPRO
Fri, 08 May 2015 07:46:04 -0700

The Birmingham branch of the folk instrument specialist has a magnificent selection of instruments and offers great service. After being welcomed by a shop assistant, who was already busy with another customer, I had a browse through the products the ...

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)

The Ukrainian Weekly (press release) (subscription)
Fri, 08 May 2015 11:11:20 -0700

Between musical selections, Mr. Zaets and Ms. Kuzma explained the evolution of the bandura from a simple fretted folk instrument played by blind minstrels to the modern 50-string concert bandura more familiar to diaspora audiences. Their program ...
 
Astana Times
Tue, 23 Dec 2014 19:45:00 -0800

To celebrate the 23rd anniversary of Kazakhstan's independence, the Dina Nurpeisova Academic Orchestra of Folk Instruments from Atyrau held a major concert on Dec. 15 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. Parisians got to experience the beauty of some of ...
 
The Baltic Course
Fri, 08 May 2015 03:33:37 -0700

First up on the stage entertainment-wise will be the Russian folk instrument orchestra "Slavjanje" and the "Lada" choir. They will start a full day of music and dance, with the headliner this year: Emir Kusturica and his "No Smoking Orchestra ...
 
The Hudson Reporter
Sat, 09 May 2015 21:06:45 -0700

Among the performers she introduced was tenor Theodore “Ted” Tomasso, belting out selections from Verdi to Mario Lanza, and Charlie Rutan, playing the zapogna, a folk instrument nicknamed the “Italian bagpipe.” “The Italian bagpipe is closely ...
 
Hudson Reporter
Sat, 02 May 2015 21:06:58 -0700

Among the performers she introduced was tenor Theodore “Ted” Tomasso, belting out selections from Verdi to Mario Lanza, and Charlie Rutan, playing the zapogna, a folk instrument nicknamed the “Italian bagpipe.” “The Italian bagpipe is closely ...
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