Definition of folk rock noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


folk rock

BrE BrE//ˌfəʊk ˈrɒk//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌfoʊk ˈrɑːk//
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a style of music that combines elements of folk music and rock Culture In folk rock groups with electric instruments perform traditional folk songs with a strong beat, sometimes also using traditional instruments such as flutes and violins. Folk rock was popular in Britain and America in the 1960s and 1970s. Many folk-rock songs by singers such as Bob Dylan contained social and political comments about life in that period, such as protests against the Vietnam War. Popular folk-rock groups in Britain have included Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and Pentangle.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: folk rock