What began with as a simple Weekly Dose of Prog has spawned into a movement that is dominating my time (much to my enjoyment). The Decemberists' classic, The Hazards of Love (see the WDoP here), has gotten me into a folk bender, first with just their discography, and then into folk as a whole.
While it did begin on the more docile side of things, with The Decemberists, Mumford & Sons and a little Iron & Wine (jury's still out on that one), it quickly jumped on the metal bandwagon. Bands like Turisas (I've been looking forward to their newest release for a while now), Týr have already popped up, and I'm going to try a foray into some Celtic/black folk - something that I've not had a lot of experience with - with Cruachan and Primordial (but that may only appear a little bit).
I wanted to dedicate March to folk, mostly of the Irish/Celtic kind, something I decided in the middle of January. I figured that with Saint Patrick's Day, there isn't a better month for the music of my heritage, but I preemptively hit this subject by a week or so, during the waning days of February. So for this month, expect a large number of Celtic folk rock/punk bands, a good portion of indie/alternative folk rock, and a heaping of folk metal.