British Composer Alec Makinson has been creating compelling original music for media for over 20 years. His catalog of over 1,400 tracks includes Corporate, Christmas, quirky Kids music, Dramatic cues, regal Renaissance, and exotic World Beat tracks -- often used in documentaries, TV/Radio commercials, jingles, and stage productions. Alec’s compositions enjoy a wide range of major clients, including USA National Cable TV, BBC Radio 1, BBC 1 Television, BBC 2, ITV, Channel 4, Sky, National TV ads in UK, and many other clients worldwide.
Alec Makinson is a genius in the variety and high quality range of music offered in his large catalog we offer on our site. He relishes the challenge of composing in a wide range of musical genres, and has created music that would fit nicely and enhance greatly just about any production under the sun.
Happy, laid-back, care-free and considered acoustic underscore. Very warm, sunny and innocent, with child-like qualities. Features acoustic guitar and vibes. Perfect for family orientated Ads, children, PSA's, wholesome food products & friendly service. 60sec, 40sec and 30sec versions, Instrumental, Dramatic, Smooth Music
Welcoming, warm & friendly nu-folk, with a real feelgood vibe. Conjours up visions of long hot sunny days in the countryside, idyllic rustic living, or good wholesome home-made food. Features small ukelele style rhythmic guitars, flutes, glockenspiel & light percussion. Great for family style ads, Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Jolly, uplifting and rousing traditional sailors sea shanty. Often associated with pirates and the children's TV cartoon 'Captain Pugwash'. This tune is also known as the 'Thunder Hornpipe'. Perfect for TV & radio commercials for swashbuckling pirates and marine related events. Played on accordions, Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Jolly Olde English traditional dance. Think clog dancers with ribbons streaming from sticks and you're almost there. Great for Medieval scenes too. Traditional instruments - flute, whistle, reed, accordion and percussion. Perfect for historical, Morris dancers. Main mix, Uscore & 30sec & sting, Instrumental, Folk, British Folk
Jolly, festive and cheery version of the well known sea-shanty 'What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor' folk song. Conjours up visions of salty old seadogs, pirates and drinking about an old galleon. Played by small accordion or squeeze box ensemble, with whistle & harmonica. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Easy going, foot-tappin' mid-tempo American deep south rolling theme. Laid back, slightly whimsical banjo style band featuring fiddle, blow bottle, banjo & mandolin. Perfect for travelogue to comedy. Main mix, 30sec and 2 x 17sec loops. Instrumental, Americana, Americana
Gentle, but stirring and emotional Christmas theme from around the Middle Ages. A kindly, fresh faced fair maiden elegantly waltzes around a forest glade choosing holly and berries for her Lord and masters table, as the snow gently falls. Great for historical documentary, television and drama. Instrumental, Christmas, Xmas Orch.
Uptempo, happy and catchy traditional Mexican Mariachi band. Full of sunshine with a hint of Jalapeno spice, this lively number takes you right into the heart of El Paso. Perfect for travel, commercials, TV and documentary. Features acoustic guitars and trumpet with light percussion- various mixes, Instrumental, Latin, Mariachi
Bright, sunny, light and uplifting nu-folk, has a real feel of the countryside. Gently meandering rural country lanes, villages, a happy simple life, surrounded by rolling hills and lush green fields. Features mandolin, acoustic guitars, shakers, bass guitar. Various mixes and cuts, Instrumental, Dramatic, Heartwarming Music
Happy, laid-back, care-free and considered acoustic underscore. Very warm, sunny and innocent, with child-like qualities. Features acoustic guitar and vibes. Perfect for family orientated Ads, children, PSA's, wholesome food products & friendly service. 60sec, 40sec and 30sec versions, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Happy, care-free and simple theme. Very summery, joyful and wholesome, perfect for families, children, picnics, countryside. Soaking up the sun on your picnic blanket relaxing. Features accordion, flutes, acoustic guitar, harmonica & shakers. Great for radio & television commercials, Instrumental, Dramatic, Happy Music
Early 14th Century Renaissance dance. Melodic, sweet, tuneful, circular and progressive. Suitable for peasants and gentry alike, a sociable and gentle dance. Features recorders, crumhorn, English horn, harp & flute. Great for Historic documentary & period drama between 12th & 17th centuries. Instrumental, European, European
Uplifting, jolly & lively Irish style reel. Full of the flavour of the Shamrock Isle and good craic! Features authentic instruments - acoustic guitar, Accordion, Concertina, Tin Whistle & Fiddle. PERFECT FOR ST PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATIONS, Travelogues, History & documentary. 60,40 & 30sec versions, Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Jolly & upbeat version of the traditional English folk song from Northumberland. Also known as 'Dance Ti Thy Daddy' or 'Thou shall have a fishy'. Opens with whistle & harmonica, then acoustic guitar joins, building to accordion band style - versions with & w/o sea fx. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Old English processional May dance that conjours up warm summer afternoons enjoying this slow-med dance performed by traditional cloggers or Morris dancers. Features tradtional instruments - fiddles, melodeons, bell-sticks, whistle, drums. Also known as 'The Floral Dance'. Main mix & 30sec mix. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Light, lyrical and atmospheric orchestral version of the tradtional Irish folk tune 'Danny Boy'. Features haunting english horn lead, flute, harp, lush strings, male voice choir and percussion. Great for travel and anything Irish from the Shamrock Isles. Main mix, chorus 42" & flute verse 38" Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Traditional festive lively jig or sea-shanty, featuring traditional folk instruments - Flute, Quena, Reed Instrument, Accordion, Bodhran drum, Tambourines, Lute. Christmas how it used to be. Great for traditional festive markets, Xmas muzak & commercials. Main mix & 30sec, Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Jolly, bright and up tempo version of the famous Sousa march. Feel the swell of the waves and smell the salty air with this solo piccolo and whistles version, in the style of a sea shanty. Perfect for all nautical flavoured commercials, documentary, presentations, theme parks and attractions. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Passionate, eloquent and unhurried, traditional style, Greek, Italian or Mediterranean folk dance. Cinematic, warm and friendly Taverna music. Perfect for travelogue, Greek holidays, historic Greece & European music. Features Acoustic Guitar, Bandolin, Mandolin, strings & tambourine. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Ahoy Me Hearties! Splice the main brace! Jolly, traditional English folk sea-shanty. Salty old sea dogs at the fore, for this historic accordion ensemble. Ideal for all seafaring & drinking documentaries, drama and 30sec radio & television commercials. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties