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Folk Den

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Folk Den
Folk Den logo
Type of site
ibiblio digital library and archive
Available inEnglish
OwnerRoger McGuinn
Created byRoger McGuinn
Launched1995; 29 years ago (1995)
Current statusOnline
Content license
Folk Den Songs licensed

Folk Den is a folk music website founded in 1995 by Roger McGuinn, former front man of The Byrds.[1] Hosted at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's ibiblio, the site is intended to preserve and promote folk music and offers a new folk song on a monthly basis. Each posting provides an MP3 of a traditional folk song along with a descriptive paragraph, lyrics, guitar chords and related images. The site has received positive reviews from The New York Times, the Discovery Channel, and CNET.[1]

CD releases[edit]

A selection of songs from Folk Den, with guest vocalists, was released on CD as Treasures from the Folk Den, which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2002 for Best Traditional Folk Album. In November 2005, McGuinn released a four-CD box set containing one hundred of his favorite songs from the Folk Den.[2]


  1. ^ a b Van der Vliet, Gina (December 21, 1996). "Roger McGuinn Brings Folk To The Net: Byrds Front Man Exposes New Generation To Genre". Billboard. Vol. 108, no. 51. p. 50.
  2. ^ Swift, Glenn R. (December 2008). "On Stage: Roger McGuinn" (PDF). PBG Lifestyle Magazine. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 17, 2011. Retrieved August 6, 2011.

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