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Genre: balfolk

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Balfolk music is a traditional folk dance genre originating from Western Europe. It is characterized by lively and upbeat rhythms, often played on acoustic instruments such as accordion, fiddle, and hurdy-gurdy. The music is typically accompanied by dancing, with many of the dances having roots in medieval and Renaissance times. Balfolk music has gained popularity in recent years, with many contemporary artists incorporating elements of the genre into their music.

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Releases by year

Here you can see the popularity of Balfolk genre over time. This graph shows albums and singles releases count by year and decade.

1990s 39
1990 3
1992 3
1993 2
1996 2
1997 19
1998 3
1999 7
2000s 138
2000 16
2001 8
2002 7
2003 6
2004 33
2006 16
2007 20
2008 7
2009 25
2010s 343
2010 35
2011 45
2012 42
2013 64
2014 23
2015 25
2016 43
2017 14
2018 24
2019 28
2020s 76
2020 10
2021 20
2022 14
2023 30
2024 2
596 releases

Popular balfolk Songs


Most popular balfolk albums

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Les musiques du Puy du Fou
2022
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Music of Waters
2002
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Setu ! (Breton Music / Celtic Music from Brittany / Keltia Musique - Bretagne)
2013
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Rauhnächte
2010
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Rule of 3
2019
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Laÿou !
2006
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Fleuves
2016
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Setu ar vuhez
1998
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Circo Montecuruto
2000
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Loop to the Moon
2008
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Adiu miladiu !
2016
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Medieval Dances, Vol. 1 (Dances for Reenactment, Larp and Medieval Markets)
2013
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Skeud
2015
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Dose de Bal
2019
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B.L.O.C.K.
2014

balfolk music by decade

Explore balfolk history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of balfolk artists

Here is a list of balfolk artists on Spotify, ranked based on popularity, who exemplifies the balfolk genre. You can find out what balfolk genre sounds like where you can preview artists or sort them the way you want, just click the headers to sort.

#namepopularityfollowers
1 41 34944
2 28 8252
3 23 3261
4 20 4556
5 19 5581
6 18 2623
7 26 16333
8 24 7592
9 26 15526
10 15 2227
11 15 1417
12 24 10923
13 27 6530
14 11 1292
15 10 841
16 21 3916
17 23 12664
18 21 2625
19 21 826
20 14 2456
21 6 924
22 6 406
23 12 1785
24 18 2945
25 19 3922
26 12 3031
27 18 2513
28 18 2369
29 4 599
30 4 445
31 14 3530
32 1 2550
33 15 313
34 12 1118
35 15 1102
36 13 4220
37 14 2140
38 13 3998
39 11 1440
40 11 1785
41 11 660
42 9 1874
43 10 1896
44 2 294
45 2 300
46 9 603
47 9 1431
48 5 798
49 1 286
50 8 793
51 8 787
52 6 1357
53 8 1606
54 7 987
55 7 1140
56 2 322
57 6 1613
58 2 349
59 3 758
60 5 317
61 5 1040
62 5 916
63 5 649
64 2 257
65 3 301
66 3 569
67 3 519
68 3 263
69 3 467
70 3 895
71 3 648
72 1 243
73 1 501
74 1 92
75 1 39
76 1 246
77 1 192
78 1 160

balfolk playlist created by Chosic

Enjoy this playlist of popular balfolk music. We made this playlist using an algorithm created by our team.