Folk music uses the traditional instruments and stories of an individual country to create a form of music that is representative to that country’s history. Instruments can include bagpipes, lutes, pan flutes, and cytars to name a few. It is usually traditional music that was handed down from generation to generation and is not credited to a particular songwriter
Folk rock mixed rock with traditional folk instruments, elements and themes. This mixture would lead to metal bands experimenting with similar sounds helping to create regional folk metal.
Bands include Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, and Simon & Garfunkel