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Canadian Folk Music Bands List

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List of Canadian folk music bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as folk music solo artists from Canada are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Canadian music that you've never heard before. The folk music bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Canada. If you think the best Canadian folk music band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

The list you're viewing is made up of a variety of different bands, including Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular folk music bands from Canada?" and "Which folk music bands started in Canada?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Joni Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk jazz
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Leonard Cohen is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Synthpop, Pop music, Spoken word
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k.d. lang is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Folk music
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Feist is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Folk music
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Gordon Lightfoot is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
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Dallas Green is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Acoustic music, Melodic hardcore
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Bruce Cockburn is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Rock music, Folk music, Jazz
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The Irish Rovers is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Folk music of Ireland, Folk rock
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Kathleen Edwards is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Alternative country, Country
10
Sarah Harmer is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
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Basia Bulat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music
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Great Lake Swimmers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Indie, Rock music, Folk music
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Corb Lund and the Hurtin' Albe... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Indie, Western music, Folk music
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Sylvia Tyson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Country rock, Country
15
Ron Sexsmith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Pop folk
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The Duhks is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Folk rock
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Kamal Heer is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Kamal Heer Pop music, Folk music, Indian folk music
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Jane Siberry is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Folk music
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Jeremy Fisher is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Breakbeat
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Geoff Berner is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Klezmer, Folk music
21
Jeff Martin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Rock music, Folk music
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Stompin' Tom Connors is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Country
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Ron Hynes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Folk music, Country
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Martha Wainwright is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Pop music, Folk music, Alternative rock
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Ennis Sisters is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Canadian Folk Music Bands List
Country pop, Pop music, Traditional music