70 Best Folk Wedding Songs

 

 
Some of our favorite songs to play at weddings are folk songs. They contain so much emotion in their performances which makes your wedding memorable.

 

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Best Folk Songs For Weddings

We have curated a list of our favorite folk songs perfect for weddings. If you have a folk wedding song not on our list that you think SHOULD be on our list, be sure to comment on the song below. We read and respond to every comment.

Folk wedding song list curated by Matthew Campbell
Last Updated: March 29, 2021

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SongAmazon Link
Aaron Espe
If I’m the Sun and You’re the Moon
2017, Passages
Alison Krauss and Union Station
When You Say Nothing At All
1994, A Tribute Album
Alivan Blu
All The Gold
2020, All The Gold
Anders Sohn
All My Life
2020, Fly Away With Me
Anders Sohn
Forever & Back
2020, Fly Away With Me
Anna Nalick
As Time Goes By
2019, The Blackest Crow
Aria & Oaken
Bride
2018, Belonging
Barry Louis Polisar
All I Want Is You
2008, Juno Soundtrack
Ben Howard
Only Love
2012, Every Kingdom
Big Thief
Love In Mine
2020, Love in Mine
Bill Callahan & Bonnie Prince Billy
She Is My Everything
2021, She Is My Everything
Black Lillies
Earthquake
2018, Stranger to Me
Brian Fallon
You Have Stolen My Heart
2019, Local Honey
Caleb Edens
I Chose You
2019, I Chose You
Caroline McCaskey
Mairi’s Wedding
2020, Altstrings Fiddle Method for Viola, Book 2 (Second Edition)
Chance McCoy
No One Loves You (The Way That I Do)
2019, No One Loves You (The Way That I Do)
Daulton Hopkins
I Melt with You
2020, I Melt with You
feeney/winthrop
She Makes It Right
2020, 2020 Feeney / Winthrop
Fortunate Ones
Before You
2018, Hold Fast
Fox and Bones
Chances
2017, The Remarkable Adventures Of
Fox and Bones
Welcome Home
2018, Better Land
Freedom Fry
Yeah You
2018, Yeah You
Gregory & the Hawk
Boats & Birds
2006, The Boats&birds
Hayes Carll & Allison Moorer
That's The Way Love Goes
2020, That's The Way Love Goes
Hush Kids
Make These Colors Real
2019, Make These Colors Real
Imaginary Future & Kina Grannis
I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
2017, I Will Spend My Whole Life Loving You
Imaginary Future
As Long as I Have You I’m Home
2017, As Long as I Have You I’m Home
Imaginary Future
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
2017, Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Jack Johnson
Better Together
2005, In Between Dreams
Jacob Humber
End of the Street
2018, End of the Street
James Vincent McMorrow
Higher Love
2010, Early in the Morning
Jeremy Lister
L O V E L O V E
2019, Sign Language
Jim Lord
Helplessly I Fell
2020, Little Star
JJ Heller
Anything
2021, Anything
JJ Heller
Not Enough
2020, Not Enough
John Prine and Iris DeMent
In Spite Of Ourselves
1999, In Spite of Ourselves
JOHNNYSWIM
First Try
2016, Georgica Pond
JOHNNYSWIM
Touching Heaven
2016, Georgica Pond
Jon Danforth
Give All
2018, Time and Vision
Jon Danforth
To Whatever Comes After
2019, Departure
Jonathan Wilson
Simple Thing
2020, Dixie Blur
Joy Williams
No Place Like You
2019, Front Porch
Justin Fouts
Let’s Go Build a House
2018, Let’s Go Build a House
Langhorne Slim
Colors
2021, Strawberry Mansion
Loggins & Messina
Watching the River Run
1973, Full Sail
Luke Cerny
Not Just Any Old Love Song
2019, Not Just Any Old Love Song
Lumineers
Hey Ho
2012, The Lumineers
MAZ
My Blue
2020, My Blue
Michael Franti & Spearhead
I Got You
2020, Work Hard and Be Nice
Michael-James
I Do
2020, I Do
Nate Michael
Places We’ll Go
2017, Places We’ll Go
Noel Paul Stookey
Wedding Song (There Is Love)
1969, Wedding Song (There Is Love)
Phillip Phillips
Dance With Me
2017, Collateral
Ray LaMontagne
Let It Be Me
2008, Gossip In The Grain
Sam Ryder
Whirlwind
2021, Whirlwind
Sawyer Fredericks
What a Wonderful World
2021, What a Wonderful World
Sheffield
Forever From Now
2019, Lucky
Sheffield
Lucky
2019, Lucky
Shelby Lynne
I Got You
2020, Shelby Lynne
Stories feat. Casey Abrams
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
2019, vol. 4
Sweet Tea Project
Lover’s Lullaby
2017, Alder Lane Farm
The Avett Brothers
I And Love And You
2009, I and Love and You
The Avett Brothers
January Wedding
2009, I And Love And You
The Collection
In Love With Your Soul
2020, In Love With Your Soul
The Hound + the Fox
Latch
2019, Latch
The Light the Heat
Rest of Our Lives
2020, Wide Awake
The Macarons Project
Put Your Head On My Shoulder
2021, Put Your Head On My Shoulder
The Paper Kites, Ainslie Wills
Steal My Heart Away
2021, Roses
The Paper Kites
Bloom
2013, Woodland
The Suddenlys
I Want To Make You Mine
2020, I Want to Make You Mine
Tom Rosenthal
For You To Be Here
2015, The Pleasant Trees (Volume 2)
Tom Rosenthal
Hugging You
2018, Hugging You
Tyler Childers
All Your’n
2019, Country Squire
Us The Duo
No Matter Where You Are (Wedding Version)
2020, No Matter Where You Are
Us The Duo
There Is Only One You
2020, There Is Only One You
Voyageur
All I Wanted
2021, All I Wanted

If you have a folk wedding song not on our list that you think SHOULD be on our list, be sure to comment on the song below. We read and respond to every comment.

Reader suggested song!

Tom Rosenthal – For You To Be Here
2015, The Pleasant Trees (Volume 2)

Top 10 Folk Songs

This top ten list is compiled by popular downloads.

  1. Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
  2. When You Say Nothing At All – Alison Krauss and Union Station
  3. The Weight – The Band
  4. Sea Shanty Medley – Home Free
  5. In Hell I’ll Be in Good Company – The Dead South
  6. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot
  7. Remember Me Beautiful – Brandy Clark
  8. Sunshine On My Shoulders – John Denver
  9. Summer’s End – John Prine
  10. The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald – Gordon Lightfoot

Traditional folk music has been defined in several ways: as music transmitted orally, music with unknown composers or music performed as a customer over a long period of time.

Folk music is storytelling. It’s simple in its instrumentation but complex in its harmonies. It’s known for beautiful, haunting melodies with choruses that everyone can join.

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If you love Folk music, be sure to attend the Montana Folk Festival. It is held in Butte, Montana in the month of July.

Who Are Popular Folk Artists?

Folk isn’t for the old folks. According to Ranker, the top 3 folk artists in 2020 include Leon Bridges, Caamp, and Nathaniel Ratliff. We also like The Avett Brothers, The Milk Carton Kids, and Chris Thile.

The all-time popular folk artists include:

  • Ben Harper
  • Bob Dylan
  • Cat Stevens
  • Emmylou Harris
  • The Grateful Dead
  • Harry Belafonte
  • James Taylor
  • Joan Baez
  • Johnny Cash
  • Joni Mitchell

Why Would I Want Folk Music at My Wedding?

If Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and James Taylor speak to you, then that singer-songwriters feel that brings teardrops to everyone’s eyes, is your jam. Folk music is emotional. Folk music captures our stories as people. it’s part of our tradition and how we tell stories. You could say that country and western stems from folk. American folk music has its roots in Ireland.

Because of this, many of our most beloved songs are from the folk genre. We could also include indie and singer-songwriter in this genre as well.

Sweet, low-key weddings outdoors with a solo guitarist is the ideal wedding for folk music. Imagine walking down the aisle to “Something in the Way She Moves” by James Taylor. You could even include an instrumental version of “You Look Wonderful Tonight” in this category. Wow. Beautiful, just beautiful.

We have compiled a list of our favorite 60 folk songs perfect for weddings.


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2 responses to “70 Top Folk Songs for Your Wedding”

  1. Jade says:

    Tom Rosenthal – For you to be here

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