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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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Deccan Herald

Deccan Herald
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 11:33:45 -0700

They are vocally and visually a treat, be it their loud outfits or their style of playing African percussion. The Indo-African instrumental band, 'Beat Gurus', have taken the City by storm with their trance music and psychedelic rhythms. The band's ...


Fri, 02 Oct 2015 11:04:39 -0700

This sets things up perfectly as the song is played over the hurdy gurdy cover and the acoustic guitar is hardly noticeable. Things change suddenly as the song gets heavy and the folk instrument plays under the distorted leads of Mark Morton and Willie ...

Ventura County Star

Ventura County Star
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Moon Festival Concert, featuring the Westlake Village Symphony, Yang Chen Choir and the Thousand Oaks Chinese Folk Instrument Ensemble, Oct. 3, Samuelson Chapel at California Lutheran University. Roger McGuinn — a founding member of the 1960s ...

The Guardian

The Guardian
Sun, 27 Sep 2015 23:00:00 -0700

Of course it would be nice to sit down and listen to some of the great old vinyl records, but because of my crazy schedule I buy it on iTunes. What was the first ever record/CD you bought? I bought my very first record from my savings when I was about ...

Valley morning Star

Valley morning Star
Sun, 13 Sep 2015 19:37:30 -0700

“I've always liked working with wood. And as a musician, I wanted something to do with music that I could use my hands on besides just playing music,” he said. He settled on making dulcimers because he considers them the original American folk instrument.
Moorpark Acorn
Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:48:45 -0700

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today and Saturday at Ventura County Fairgrounds, 10 W. Harbor Blvd., Ventura. Also 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Hundreds of artists sell hand-made original works. Personalizing available for some items. Live entertainment, pumpkin patch ...

Pitchfork Media

Pitchfork Media
Thu, 10 Sep 2015 10:15:00 -0700

These include the drums of veteran jazz improviser Hamid Drake and the guitars of the Cairo Gang's Emmett Kelly and Tortoise's Jeff Parker. It's all led by Abrams' Guimbri, a three-stringed African lute he's used for years. “In a way, it is a simple ...

Trojan News Center (press release)

Trojan News Center (press release)
Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:56:15 -0700

19 on the Montgomery Campus, and the night's entertainment includes classical dance, Chinese folk dance, a hulusi performance, folk instrument performance, Chinese and British ballad performance and presentations from the Beijing Opera. Located in ...

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