folk music http://iowapublicradio.org en Creating Unity Through Music http://iowapublicradio.org/post/creating-unity-through-music <p>Peter Yarrow rose to fame in the 1960’s as one third of the folk trio, “Peter, Paul and Mary.” The group was known for their political activism as much as they were known for their music. Yarrow says it wasn't the music that motivated him. “It wasn’t just about the music, it was about its ability to unite people in common cause.”</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 17:54:37 +0000 Charity Nebbe & Lindsey Moon 40285 at http://iowapublicradio.org Creating Unity Through Music Top Folk and Classical Music of 2013 http://iowapublicradio.org/post/top-folk-and-classical-music-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Host Charity </span>Nebbe<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is joined by </span>IPR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> music host Barney Sherman to talk about the top classical music of 2013, and Karen </span>Impola<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talks about some of the best folk music of the year. &nbsp;Listen to some excerpts and a </span>little<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> info about the artist and performances. Scroll down for the full list of selections.</span></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:03:55 +0000 Charity Nebbe, Ben Stanton, Barney Sherman & Karen Impola 33719 at http://iowapublicradio.org Top Folk and Classical Music of 2013 This week on The Folk Tree http://iowapublicradio.org/post/week-folk-tree-0 <p>This week on The Folk Tree, join us for exclusive Iowa Public Radio recordings of award-winning Des Moines-based singer-songwriter Mary McAdams, from the 2010 Iowa Women's Music Festival, and Iowa City acoustic roots band Red Rock Hill, recorded live last August in our own Studio One in Cedar Falls.</p><p>We'll also hear music from new releases by Tom Paxton, the Wild Ponies, and the Barn Birds, and old favorites from the Battlefied Band and Mary Flower.</p> Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:23:48 +0000 Karen Impola 27587 at http://iowapublicradio.org This week on The Folk Tree