Reviews are easy enough to classify, and that's what you'll find in every other section of this magazine. But Folkways is reserved for something a little different. It's a chance for our writers to stretch their creative wings a bit and write outside the usual review format.

Here you will find interviews with some of the leading figures in the music and publishing industries. You'll also find live performance reviews of some musical giants. And then there's the ramblings section, the least defined category here. Writers are free to write about ... well, pretty much anything.

So check out our Folkways and see what you find.

concerts Come with us and enjoy the sounds of Arrogant Worms, Battlefield Band, Black 47, Celtic Colours, Cherish the Ladies, Dervish, Enter the Haggis, Fairport Convention, Bela Fleck, Great Big Sea, Merle Haggard, Indigo Girls, Jethro Tull, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Lunasa, Loreena McKennitt, Bruce Springsteen, Paul Winter, etc.
musicians We've interviewed Rory Block, Chubby Checker, Liam Clancy, Iris DeMent, Maggie Drennon, Dick Gaughan, Martin Hayes, Anne Hills, Lucy Kaplansky, Nuala Kennedy, Donnell Leahy, Natalie MacMaster, Joanie Madden, Shannon McNally, Amy Ray, John Renbourn, Tommy Sands, Dar Williams, Weird Al Yankovic and many more.
authors We've also had some pleasant conversations with Maya Angelou, Robert Ballard, Octavia E. Butler, Bernard Cornwell, Charles de Lint, Betty Friedan, Brian Froud, Guy Gavriel Kay, Mercedes Lackey, Frank McCourt, David McCullough, Penn & Teller, Bobby Seale, William Styron, John Updike, Boris Vallejo ... and the list keeps going.
ramblings Our writers have a few interesting things to say about building the Lilith Fair, buying a small piece of history, civil discourse, Columbine paintball, the cult of Anna Nicole, fiddles with wolves, a fragile planet, on Walden Pond, shopping the Green Dragon, snow & circumstance, Yes, Molly, there is a Santa Claus ... and there's plenty more where that came from.

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