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Originally posted by Raff Raff wrote:

Originally posted by Mortte Mortte wrote:

Came into my mind Finnish folkband Värttinä. It hasn´t got much to do with prog, but anyway I really have liked it, specially their 80-90 albums (their newer material has electro elements). Here´s one of their piece:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbrJNJknIf0&t=0s&list=PL5DF42146202E4A75&index=2


Värttinä are outstanding Clap. I had the privilege of seeing them in Rome in 2004, and it was a fantastic gig. They were suggested to Prog-Folk at least once in the past, but the suggestion did not go anywhere - which is a pity, because I think they are very progressive (though maybe not in a "traditional prog" sense), and would not be out of place in our database.

As to modern bands with male-female vocals, Fields Burning from Washington DC might be right up your alley:
http://https://fieldsburning.bandcamp.com/releases
BTW have you heard another, older folkgroup "Pihasoittajat"? Their "Kontaten Kotia" is really great album, it seems to be in spotify, here´s a song from their other album in youtube (sadly I didn´t found songs from that great album):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWlJyc5ut4M

Also, if "folkpunk" is not too much, "Sielun Veljet" has made really outstanding album "Suomi-Finland", it has folkelements and instruments, it´s also in spotify, here´s a song from it:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nzKP6yFkids
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Richard Dawson's Peasant might be what you're looking for. It has a psychedelic playfulness to it, although it's more aggressive and twangy than Spirogyra or The Pentangle. 

You might check out Current 93. David Tibet is far less musical than the folks in Spirogyra and The Pentangle, but is great at building an immersive, unsettling atmosphere, and making his albums sound like they are thousands of years old. 
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Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

Richard Dawson's Peasant might be what you're looking for. It has a psychedelic playfulness to it, although it's more aggressive and twangy than Spirogyra or The Pentangle. 

You might check out Current 93. David Tibet is far less musical than the folks in Spirogyra and The Pentangle, but is great at building an immersive, unsettling atmosphere, and making his albums sound like they are thousands of years old. 

Sounds interesting I will have to check it out. I feel like the name Current 93 sounds very familiar. Did that band work with Death in June?
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Originally posted by starofsirius7 starofsirius7 wrote:

Are there any modern bands that do the psych folk male/female duo type thing?

Sedmina - not so modern but it fits the definition perfectly:


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That is very pretty and soothing!
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Originally posted by starofsirius7 starofsirius7 wrote:

Originally posted by Polymorphia Polymorphia wrote:

Richard Dawson's Peasant might be what you're looking for. It has a psychedelic playfulness to it, although it's more aggressive and twangy than Spirogyra or The Pentangle. 

You might check out Current 93. David Tibet is far less musical than the folks in Spirogyra and The Pentangle, but is great at building an immersive, unsettling atmosphere, and making his albums sound like they are thousands of years old. 

Sounds interesting I will have to check it out. I feel like the name Current 93 sounds very familiar. Did that band work with Death in June?
Douglas P. has been on some Current 93 records, I think.
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Mark Mc Dowell & Friends- Dark Weave; This is very current and very folk-psyche, only just discovered it myself and heartily recommend it!
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My recommendations:

Sloth Metropolis - Origins (Bandcamp)
Seas of Mirth - Hark! The Headland approacheth (Bandcamp)
Mordecai Smyth - The Mayor of Toytown is Dead (Bandcamp)

Amazing Blondel
Ougenweide
Smell of Incense



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I also wanted to hear some new bands like that, so I've checked out most suggestions here - but i've hardly enjoyed any of it. Lots of weak vocals I must say. But today I stumbled over some lovely progfolk by the completely unknown and unheard Toadstone. Released two weeks ago. Dark, eerie, mystical atmosphere very nice female&male vocals (think Sonia Kristina at her ghostliest) + an end epic... all you can dream of. Check them out: Toadstone   






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