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see folk Music of England, roots revival

Electric folk is a genre of music in which British and Celtic traditional music is played in a rock music style.

Electric folk derives from Anglo-Celtic traditional music and Rock as as specified in the following list. It should be noted that not all of these features are found in every song. For example, Electric folk groups, while predominantly using traditional material as their source for lyrics and tunes, occasionally write their own (much as traditional musicians do).

"In 1968 Jo Lustig spotted British folk music band “The Pentangle”. In 1969 he gave them one of the first mystery album sleeves – a silhouette of the band (see The Pentangle). The cover of their second album Sweet Child was designed by Peter Blake, creator of The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper cover. Lustig also brought Pentangle a U. S. concert tour beginning in February 1969 at the Fillmore East." --Sholem Stein





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