The word folk is a noun. Folk means (1) the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community, (2) people in general, (3) people descended from a common ancestor, (4) a social division of (usually preliterate) people.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word folk.
John C. Campbell Folk School, located in Brasstown, North Carolina, offers year-round weekend and weeklong classes for adults in arts and crafts, music and dance, cooking and gardening, as well as nature studies, photography and writing.
Founded in 1818, the Farmers' Almanac is prized by city folk as well as country farmers. People still consult it frequently, as did generations from a century ago. With this nostalgic context, current editions of the Farmers' Almanac are filled with entertaining short stories, cooking recipes, and interesting facts. Visitors will enjoy reading weather forecasts and household tips as well as gardening advice and fishing calendars.
The following articles provide recent folk-related news.
Ten years after leaving his childhood home in West Bengal, photographer Soumya Sankar Bose returned to find that stars of Jatra, a popular local form of folk theater, were fading from public view.
Amr Alfiky. NPR. Sunday, 19 May 2019 07:00:53 -0400.
Chain-smoking singer Gudar Mia, who recently turned 80 in a refugee camp in Bangladesh, lit another cigarette, closed his eyes, and crooned the opening words of a Rohingya folk song.
Reuters. Tuesday, 07 May 2019 23:00:24 -0400.
It is difficult to set tuberculosis (TB) control targets in Singapore, as a significant number of older people have latent TB infections, said Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health Amrin Amin yesterday.
Straits Times. Wednesday, 08 May 2019 05:00:00 +0800.
Every spring in Shukhuti, a black leather ball is sewn together to play Lelo Burti, a brutally physical folk game. The winners carry it straight to the cemetery.
Andrew Keh. New York Times. Tuesday, 07 May 2019 06:27:17 GMT.