Halloween Folk and Country Music

Folk and Country music are no strangers to the darker themes of death, murder, magic and the macabre. So below is a collection of over 50 Folk and Country songs that delve into the spooky and more eerie side of nature, perfect for Halloween.

Halloween Folk and Country Music

Howlin’ at the Moon – Hank Williams
Ghost Riders in the Sky – Johnny Cash – also performed by Sons of Pioneers.
God’s Gonna Cut You Down – Johnny Cash
Ain’t No Grave – Johnny Cash
Happy and Strange Night of Samhain – Les Derniers Trouvères
A Soalin' - Peter, Paul and Mary
Bloody Brook - John Allison
The Gloucester Witch - John Allison
You're Dead - Norma Tanega
All Souls Night - Loreena McKennit
The Witch of Westmoreland – Archie Fisher/Stan Rogers
Werewolf - Michael Hurley
The Murder of the Lawson Family- Carolina Buddies
Graveyard - Tracy Schwarz
As I Lay In Death, My Son - Marissa Nadler
Little Grave In Georgia - Earl Johnson and His Clodhoppers
No Death – Mirel Wagner
I Am Stretched On Your Grave - Kate Rusby
Poor Murdered Woman - Shirley Collins
Lady Eleanor – Lindisfarne
Season of the Witch – Donovan
It’s Alright Ma, It’s Only Witchcraft – Fairport Convention
Tam Lin – Fairport Convention
Crazy Man Michael – Fairport Convention
Pretty Polly – Sandy Denny
Witchwood - Strawbs
Cruel Sister – Pentangle
Witches Promise – Jethro Tull
The Witch - Mark Fry
Alison Gross – Steeleye Span
The Bells – Phil Ochs, based on the Edgar Allan Poe poem
Devil in the Bayou – Harry Choates
This Haunted House – Loretta Lynn
The Vampire – Buffy Sainte-Marie
The Unquiet Grave - Jean Ritchie/Shirley Collins
Tombstone Blues – Bod Dylan
Hellhound on my Trail – Robert Johnson
Diggin’ My Grave – William Elliott Whitmore
Old Devils – William Elliott Whitmore
The Ghost Song – Salty Holmes
Dark Night – The Blasters (from the From Dusk Till Dawn soundtrack)
Yodeling Ghost – Patsy Montana
The Sailor’s Grave on Prairie – Leo Kottke
Keep Them Cold Icy Fingers Off Of Me – Stanley Brothers, also recorded by Pee Wee King and Lost and Found
Miner's Silver Ghost - Merle Haggard
Devil Song – Beth Orton
Devil Woman – Marty Robbins
Devil in Disguise – Emmy Lou Harris
The Ghost Train – James Alan Shelton
Oh, Death – Ralph Stanley and Gillian Welch
Devil Went Down to Georgia – Charlie Daniels Band
The Legend of Wooley Swamp – Charles Daniels Band
The Devil’s Right Hand – Steve Earl, also performed by The Highwaymen
The Ghost Of Tom Joad – Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen
Marie Laveau – Bobby Bare
Psycho - Leon Payne, also recorded by Eddie Noack
The Lantern – Baucom, Bibey, Graham and Haley
Phantom 309 – Red Sovine / Tom Waits
Murder in the Red Barn - Tom Waits
Your Memory Won’t Die In My Grave – Willie Nelson
Digging Up Bones – Randy Travis
Sittin’ Up With the Dead – Randy Travis
Haunted House - John Anderson
It's A Monster’s Holiday – Buck Owens
Old Man Cabbage – Blair Crimmins & the Hookers
Spooky Lane – Sam Bush
Night Terror – Laura Marling
The Beast – Laura Marling
Devil’s Spoke – Laura Marling
Nellie Coming Home From The Wake - Mathias Kom
The Dundee Ghost - Matt McGinn
Ghost in this House – Alison Krauss
The Ghost Who Walks – Karen Elson
Spooky Uke - Michael Wagner
This One Is Cursed - Boduf Songs
The Ballad of Harry Warden - John McDermott, from the 1980s slasher My Bloody Valentine
Far from Any Road - The Handsome Family, the theme from season 1 of True Detective
Sugarland – Papa Mali, used in American Horror Story: Coven

The Wicker Man Soundtrack
Blood on  Satan's Claw Soundtrack
Witchfinder General Soundtrack
The Wicker Tree Soundtrack 

The incredibly beautiful and haunting songs from the BBC series The Living and the Dead. Including the main theme A Lyke Wake Dirge - The Insects & Howlin' Lord, She Moves Through the Fair - The Insects & Elizabeth Fraser, The Reaper's Ghost - The Insects & Sean Cook (also performed by Dean Gitter),The Lover's Ghost - The Insects & Elizabeth Fraser.

Tracks available from Amazon US and UK


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