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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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The Bandrum: A New Folk Instrument

Please visit the Bandrum Kickstarter to support! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1885543510/the-bandrum-a-new-folk-instrument?ref=email.

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 3)

Harmonium - Eero Grundström http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.

Lithuanian folk instrument birbynė - Saulius Petreikis

http://www.facebook.com/sauliuspetreikismusic In this record you hear an authentic composition 'Autumn' performed by Saulius Petreikis with a birbynė (Lithua...

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 4)

Jouhikko (bow lyre) - Lassi Logrén, Ilkka Heinonen http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.


This Autophonic instrument known as "Morchang", or Jew's harp is made by iron rid by Gadoliya Luhar in the villages. Played by common people in the desert fo...

Кобза "Вечірня" . Ukrainian folk instrument - Kobza.

Memory of music - folk instrument videos (part 7)

Peasant kantele - Pauliina Syrjälä http://www.facebook.com/kantelar.


"Ravanhatha" a bow string instrument is made by bamboo & coconut shell mainly by player himself. It consists nearly 17 strings in which two main strings are ...

How To Play Tumbi - Punjabi Folk Instrument

Hi Friends.. Here I am Just spent my time to inform you the basic i.e How to Play Tumbi... This is completely for Beginners as well as For NEW Learners.. Hop...

Sukhishvili "Tsdo " / Phanduri (Georgian Folk Instrument)

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21 news items

Times of India

Times of India
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 16:26:15 -0700

READ: Singer Shibani Kashyap to enter Veera During one of her visits to the city, Shibani got an opportunity to listen to a folk artiste playing Rawanhattha, a folk instrument which is on the verge of vanishing. "When I heard the artiste, I fell in ...
Sunbury Daily Item
Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:09:38 -0700

The Frosty Valley Dulcimer Friends first met 25 years ago this year. Pictured are the group's core members, from left, Warren Fisher, of Selinsgrove; Kathy Wagner, of Danville; Helen Miller, of Danville; Alf Bashore, of Danville; and Ann Fisher, of ...

The Independent

The Independent
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 15:52:30 -0700

On paper, the ensemble awaiting him looks astounding: a pop choir, a traditional Bulgarian choir, operatic singers, 100 acoustic guitarists, the Ruse Big Band, a tambura ensemble (a Bulgarian stringed folk instrument similar to the mandolin ...

Times of India

Times of India
Sat, 11 Oct 2014 05:48:17 -0700

"The song starts on a very basic folk instrument called pepa - it's made of buffalo skin, typically used in love songs and songs about the harvest. Most football songs have the sound of a war horn, so I have used a peta for that effect. It then goes ...
Business Standard
Fri, 10 Oct 2014 05:11:15 -0700

After performing solo for a while, Daly later invited Ghevar Khan, a traditional Manganiar folk musician, to join him in the jugalbandi with his Rajasthani folk instrument 'Kamaycha'. 'Kamaycha' is a multi-stringed instrument similar to Sarod, whereas ...
Mon, 06 Oct 2014 06:38:43 -0700

Located a short walk from the east end's bustling Brick Lane, Duke of Uke boasts a superb array of ukuleles and related accessories, along with a small smattering of acoustic guitars and other folk lines. Stocking everything from budget models not far ...
Classic FM
Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:22:46 -0700

The Internet Party of Ukraine, which aims to create an electronic government in the country, has released a party political broadcast starring Darth Vader playing a traditional stringed instrument. The Internet Party of Ukraine has been around since ...
Businessinsider India
Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:26:15 -0700

sina weibo China's government heavily censors its internet - and amid recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, online freedom of speech in the country has deteriorated even further. Netizens have long gone without YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook, but ...

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