Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Produced at the Montréal facilities of the CBC, Folk Songs originated as a weekly half-hour program in 1955. The series specialized in multiracial musical talents, featuring several of the country's top Native American performers. Also spotlighted were a number of musical artists who had been blacklisted in the U.S., including Pete Seeger. Shortened to a weekly 15 minutes after 38 episodes, Folk Songs remained a CBC fixture for a total of 92 weeks.