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Genre: traditional british folk

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Traditional British folk music is a genre that has been passed down through generations, featuring acoustic instruments such as fiddles, banjos, and accordions. The music often tells stories of rural life, love, and loss, and is characterized by its haunting melodies and intricate harmonies. This genre has seen a resurgence in recent years, with contemporary artists adding their own unique twists to the traditional sound.

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Releases by year

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

1960s 1
1968 1
1970s 19
1972 4
1975 6
1976 5
1977 2
1979 2
1980s 21
1980 9
1981 4
1982 1
1983 1
1984 1
1985 1
1986 1
1988 2
1989 1
1990s 90
1990 6
1991 1
1992 1
1993 4
1994 30
1995 12
1996 12
1997 17
1998 5
1999 2
2000s 253
2000 4
2001 20
2002 4
2003 29
2004 1
2005 8
2006 58
2007 60
2008 29
2009 40
2010s 548
2010 37
2011 46
2012 59
2013 75
2014 38
2015 36
2016 91
2017 51
2018 42
2019 73
2020s 215
2020 48
2021 32
2022 76
2023 40
2024 19
1147 releases

Popular traditional british folk Songs


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Most popular traditional british folk albums

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Beautiful Darkness: Celebrating The Winter Solstice
2000
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Sweet Bells
2008
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The Eternal Rocks Beneath
2021
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The Longshot
2010
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Coming Home
2024
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Revival (Deluxe)
2014
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Freedom Fields
2006
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Namer of Clouds
2018
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Threads
2007
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Early Days
2006
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Never Forget
2014
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Hills
2017
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Penguin Eggs
2006
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The Unthanks with Brighouse and Rastrick Brass Band (Diversions, Vol. 2)
2012
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Nothing Can Bring Back The Hour
2014
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Folk Music
2005

traditional british folk music by decade

Explore traditional british folk history by listening to songs from every decade. Click on the decade to view songs.

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List of traditional british folk artists

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

#namepopularityfollowers
1 23 11012
2 27 42551
3 13 3332
4 11 4539
5 16 908
6 15 5540
7 36 56480
8 13 2205
9 7 3106
10 5 1871
11 4 1569
12 32 30486
13 24 14858
14 27 10517
15 27 19029
16 27 14578
17 27 26074
18 25 7634
19 25 16761
20 24 3945
21 23 17886
22 15 4917
23 21 6263
24 23 3241
25 21 7968
26 19 4458
27 20 6957
28 10 675
29 19 2595
30 19 5430
31 34 4190
32 19 2634
33 17 9361
34 16 2062
35 15 2767
36 13 2752
37 12 2218
38 12 4642
39 11 2637
40 11 4115
41 25 5510
42 9 2454
43 15 1011
44 8 2698
45 23 1674
46 8 2817
47 20 7792
48 5 710
49 5 1225
50 5 1492
51 18 5122
52 17 4072
53 15 3047
54 13 2692
55 13 1710
56 12 1728
57 11 1613
58 7 1376
59 7 2274
60 7 709
61 6 755
62 6 472
63 5 1350
64 5 1418
65 34 10216
66 4 1522
67 29 11375
68 27 5765
69 30 26463
70 29 12661
71 22 4378
72 23 8598
73 21 1196
74 19 1440
75 13 1531
76 17 4083
77 14 3530
78 16 2778
79 6 449
80 15 163
81 15 145
82 10 1441
83 14 1594
84 13 200
85 12 3973
86 11 868
87 11 1485
88 10 422
89 9 90
90 7 639
91 8 376
92 7 824
93 6 1262
94 5 847
95 5 866
96 5 917
97 5 1034
98 5 115
99 4 385
100 4 1676

traditional british folk playlist created by Chosic

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