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Since the 1970s a genre of "contemporary folk", fueled by new singer-songwriters, has continued to make the coffee-house circuit and keep the tradition of acoustic non-classical music alive in the United States. Such artists include Chris Castle, Steve Goodman, and John Prine. While from London The Pogues and Ireland The Corrs brought traditional tunes back into the album charts.


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IN THE PEACE OF MY LOVE (VICTORIA BLYTHE VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2011
Greg Beattie Soaring, sweet lullaby about the moment of a newborn's first breath and the birth of a mother's lifelong devotion. Female vocal with rich viola over fretless bass, acoustic guitars and pedal steel. Female Vocals, Childrens, Lullabies
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Childrens, Lullabies
458553 3:09 Med Slow 100   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
458549 3:09 Med Slow 98   


DRIVING HIM AWAY - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2000
Greg Beattie A wistful, bittersweet, emotional ballad by a dad taking his son off to college--Kerrville New Folk and West Coast Songwriters song of the year winner. Male vocal, acoustic guitars, viola and bass in reverie about that fateful trip that changes the lives of a family forever. Instrumental, Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
453206 3:15 Med Slow 86   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
458545 3:15 Med Slow 87   


LIVIN' IN THE TIME - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe surviving in the modern world. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238059 3:00 Med Fast 138   


WINDSAIL - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2003
Steve Dafoe Fella's choice between the girl or the boat . I love the sea...special song as it is the first song I wrote....it is to appear on a Nashville Limited Prod. CD called "Catch A Rising Star"! Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238150 3:23 Medium 112   


NEW YORK NITES - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe New York to Los Angeles! Dream and imagination of partying and dancing from LA to NYC to party to wherever in your mind! Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
238211 2:40 Med Fast 142   


SAVE MY SOUL - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2012
Sean McCabe folk song about an Irish lad who defies the wishes of his religious parents and goes to America to play in a country band! Earnest story song a la Whiskeytown with catchy hook, acoustic guitar and vocal only. Perfect for film, soundtrack, phone on hold, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
546503 3:04 Med Slow 101   


WISH I HAD STAYED WITH YOU - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2012
Sean McCabe Sad 'those were the days' love ballad, regret for leaving a girlfriend, Celtic melancholy, perfect for romantic drama, perfect for phone on hold, beautiful Irish fiddle and mandolin duet would suit credits on a movie, Paris love affair, phone on hold, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
544753 3:19 Slow 70   


YOU ARE MY EVERYTHING - (by Sean McCabe)  Year: 2011
Sean McCabe Tender Celtic love ballad with traditional Irish orchestral arrangement a la Chieftans featuring piano, Uilleann pipes, whistles, guitars, violins, percussion. Perfect for film credits, soundtrack, any movie with a romantic love theme, phone on hold. Song also has a year's end, Christmasy feel to it, Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (commitment) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
533099 4:12 Slow 65   


HAMPSTEAD HEATH - (by Nick Nicolas)  Year: 2009
Nick Nicolas Relaxing, peaceful, lilting, free-flowing acoustic guitar piece. Beautiful and graceful music perfect for moments of tranquility, reflection or nostalgia. The music has a glorious feeling of lightness and calm, for romantic moments or walks in the park holding hands. Instrumental, Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
360882 2:02 Medium 120   
15sec (alternate master) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479464 0:15 Slow 77   
60sec A (alternate master) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479478 1:00 Medium 117   
60sec B - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479379 1:00 Medium 125   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
479360 0:15 Slow 77   
30sec A - New Age, Solos (Strings)
479374 0:30 Slow 77   
30sec B (alternate master) - New Age, Solos (Strings)
479477 0:30 Medium 118   
Variation (alternate master) - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
479446 2:02 Medium 118   


AMAZING GRACE (TRUMPET) - (by Thomas Beckner)  Year: 2006
Thomas Beckner An American Folk Song performed as a duet with trumpet and piano in a contemporary arrangement. A fresh take on a classic spiritual. A perfect soundtrack to all of the paths through life, from weddings to funerals. Great for religious services, videos, or web sites. Flute or vocal arrangements also. Instrumental, Spiritual, Christian Hymns
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track ((trumpet)) - Spiritual, Christian Hymns  
233966 2:55 Med Slow 80   
Variation A (flute) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
407048 2:54 Med Slow 80   
Variation B (Tpt solo) - Spiritual, Instrumental Gospel  
473245 1:33 Med Slow 80   
Variation C (vocal) - Spiritual, Traditional Gospel  
233967 2:54 Med Slow 80   


BEAUTY LIKE A ROCK - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 1999
Vicki Hannah Lein This song was written to celebrate the beauty in us all with poetic sign language. This song has been taught all over the world so would be a great addition for motivational, inspirational and uplifting projects, incuding school assemblies, teaching through music, recovery, courage, self-image, etc. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
296859 4:13 Medium 120   


RAINY DAY - (by Richy Kicklighter)  Year: 2004
Richy Kicklighter rain in the morning folk/blue/jazz acoustic new age intsrumental melodic and soulful, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
313587 5:07 Medium 116   


UNDER ANOTHER SKY - (by Richy Kicklighter)  Year: 1985
Richy Kicklighter solo guitar instrumental, finger picking blues/new age with a Jimi Hendrix kind of feel, touching, soulful, space, time, regal, proud, time, life, distance, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
499716 3:54 Slow   


COMFORT AND JOY - (by Jive Ass Sleepers)  Year: 2011
Jive Ass Sleepers Sunny and uplifting modern folk with acoustic guitar ensemble building to light strings, bass and drums. Cheerful, heartwarming music for any project. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
500889 1:20 Medium 110   


REPO MAN - (by Vicki Hannah Lein)  Year: 2004
Vicki Hannah Lein No matter how you live it, life is uncertain. This song was written after my daughter nearly died at age 20. We can't run away from what life may throw at us, but we can look it in the face with courage and faith. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
312798 4:50 Slow 66   


BLUEGRASS: ANSWER YOUR PHONE RIGHT NOW - (by Ringtone Theatre)  Year: 2009
Ringtone Theatre Musical ring tone with bluegrass style 3-part harmony reminding you "Hey, your cell phone is ringing... " Vocals and original song ("Bluegrass: Answer Your Phone") by Suzannah Doyle. Brought to you by Ring Tone Theatre. Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
324043 0:30 Med Fast 133   


FAMILYMAN - (by Jason Bradley Livesay)  Year: 2008
Jason Bradley Livesay Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
316713 2:46 Medium 110   


AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL 3:19 (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by The Music Bakery)  Year: 2008
The Music Bakery Moderate: A deeply moving arrangement of this memorable classic. From intimate phrases to majestic swells, the smooth combination of instrumental elegance and choral warmth will leave you misty-eyed. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279645 3:21 Medium 118   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279649 0:32 Medium 110   
Full Track (Heavenly Choir Vocal) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279644 3:22 Med Slow 89   
60sec A (Instrumental) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279646 1:04 Medium 110   
60sec B (Heavenly Choir) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279647 1:05 Medium 108   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279648 0:34 Medium 113   
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
279650 0:21 Medium 111   


GREEN MIST - (by Kevin Packard)  Year: 2014
Kevin Packard A gentle track beginning with fingerpicked acoustic, guitar. Light percussion comes in as wood flute and and synth lead take turns with the melody. Relaxed and easy. Calming. Summer rain. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
656146 1:39 Medium 120   


ON THE HILL - (by Record/Play Music)  Year: 2008
Record/Play Music An acoustic guitar instrumental that's kind of a folk blues combination with a little harmonica in the background. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314890 2:40 Med Fast   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314974 0:31 Medium 121   
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
314975 1:02 Fast   


THE DAMAGE - (by Record/Play Music)  Year: 2011
Record/Play Music An acoustic rock, singer songwriter track that incorporates acoustic rhythm guitars and a swampy electric accent guitar. It's held down by a bass guitar and modern percussion. The damage was unintended but what's done is done. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
473587 3:01 Medium 114   


SCARBOROUGH FAIR - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2012
Adagio Music A gentle version of this traditional English ballad that was popularized in the late 1960's by Simon and Garfunkel in the iconic movie "The Graduate. " This adaptation features a clear lead guitar melody with a fingerpicking background and mixed chanting choir. Useful for wholesome product adverts. Vocal Pads, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
354016 1:17 Medium 109   


WILD IN GALWAY - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Fast and furious Celtic folk rock with a good time rebellious punk edge featuring accordion and whistle with hard hitting drums and dirty electric guitar. Great for action and drama travel beer ads or extreme sports, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
703425 2:36 Medium 125   


CELTIC HEART - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Glorious traditional folk that summons the spirit of the Emerald Isle. Accordion and mandolin lead the tune building to a rousing finale joined by whistle and flute. Ideal for anything needing a touch of the Celtic. Instrumental, European, Ireland
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
687033 2:19 Med Fast 143   


TELL ME GOODBYE - (by Nicola Donchev)  Year: 2015
Nicola Donchev Happy. care-free, warm and uplifting instrumental. Fingerpicking acoustic guitar riffs mix with whistling motif. Ukulele and organ sound pieces. Modern sounding production. Great for film, TV commercials and documentaries. Have energy like, The Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Mumford & Sons…, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
754691 4:14 Med Slow 96   
15sec (short 20 sec) - Folk, Folk Pop  
754700 0:24 Med Slow 96   
Loop (acoustic loop) - Pop, Acoustic Pop  
754702 0:40 Med Slow 96   
Variation (No Whistling) - Corporate, Corporate Folk  
754698 2:14 Med Slow 96   
30sec (short 40 sec) - Corporate, Corporate Folk  
754701 0:45 Med Slow 96   
Variation (Whistle Version) - Corporate, Corporate Pop Whistling  
754699 3:08 Med Slow 96   


TELL ME GOODBYE - (by Nicola Donchev)  Year: 2015
Nicola Donchev Happy. care-free, warm and uplifting instrumental. Fingerpicking acoustic guitar riffs mix with whistling motif. Ukulele and organ sound pieces. Modern sounding production. Great for film, TV commercials and documentaries. Have energy like, The Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Mumford & Sons…, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Whistle Version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
754695 3:08 Med Slow 96   


TELL ME GOODBYE - (by Nicola Donchev)  Year: 2015
Nicola Donchev Happy. care-free, warm and uplifting instrumental. Fingerpicking acoustic guitar riffs mix with whistling motif. Ukulele and organ sound pieces. Modern sounding production. Great for film, TV commercials and documentaries. Have energy like, The Lumineers, Phillip Phillips, Mumford & Sons…, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (No Whistling) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
754696 2:14 Med Slow 96   


24TH FLOOR (INSTRUMENTAL) - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2012
Dean Graham Wolfe Nice build up from serene and pretty acoustic guitars and harmonica to a full easy going pop folk rock band. Hohner solo throughout evokes a wholesome summer country ranch image; relationships/families on the farm/ cowboys cattle and sunshine; farm fresh products promotions; grain silos n horses, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (zero vocals involved) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
691557 3:08 Med Slow 82   


SO NAIVE SOMBER TRANSITION - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2005
Dean Graham Wolfe Somber and serious transition piece between newscast stories such as 'as it happens' CBC; Cellos and bass with some subtle atmospheric textures, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
691561 0:17 Med Slow 87   


JACK IN THE BOX - (by Dean Graham Wolfe)  Year: 2005
Dean Graham Wolfe a beautiful track leaning heavily on picked acoustic guitar with real cello accompaniment and pure sounding male vocal; great for film character that is a late bloomer coming of age; also works for children- a toy being the main metaphor in the song. Male Vocals, Rock, Folk Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (only version avail ) - Rock, Folk Rock
695467 3:19 Med Slow 100   
Variation (instrumental version) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
784616 3:39 Med Slow 100   


OPEN BOOK (A FEEBLE CHILL) - (by AKIAV)  Year: 1998
AKIAV Dueling acoustic guitars, a hybrid of flamenco styled guitars & western alternative pop folk. A contemporary sound with a retro flair reminiscent of The Eagles, Paul Simon & CSN&Y with a psychedelic edge a la early Pink Floyd & The Beatles. Road trip montage worthy for an earthy film. Instrumental. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Inst. version of Open Book) - Folk, Contemporary Folk
700966 2:00 Slow 67   


BROKEN TWIG - (by David Scance)  Year: 2015
David Scance A finger picked acoustic guitar highlights this lighthearted piece. Perfect for nature shows, scenes in the great outdoors or wholesome family oriented commercials. A cello appears halfway through to lend substance. Would also be right at home in a pharmaceutical ad. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
737529 1:32 Med Slow 93   


VILLAGE FOLK - (by Anthony Proveaux)  Year: 2015
Anthony Proveaux A 1960s fingerpicking guitar and harmonica track, ala Bob Dylan, Greenwich Village, John Denver. Classic sound with all real instruments and players. Happy, innocent, rural or urban folk style. Good positive energy and movement for many media situations. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
733485 5:00 Med Slow 96   


GOOD MORNING SUNSHINE - (by Antonio Fernandez)  Year: 2015
Antonio Fernandez The music starts at a medium pace with an accordion, bells and pizzicato strings. Its not clear at the beginning where the music is going to go but its optimistic. Then suddenly the acoustic guitar and strings enter and turn it into a joyous music. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Optimistic and sunny) - Folk, Contemporary Folk  
741511 1:01 Med Slow 84   


WHISTLING FOLK - (by Liz Cirelli)  Year: 2016
Liz Cirelli A happy acoustic guitar and percussion based folk track featuring a catchy and friendly whistled theme. All accompanied by "bom bom bom" male backing vocal - and a harmonica. Cute and fun. Perfect for an animated commercial, or children's TV. Would also work perfectly in a romantic comedy. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
780129 1:26 Med Slow 97   


MY LONELY HEART - (by Alan Marchand)  Year: 2007
Alan Marchand "My Lonely Heart" is a slow jazz ballad that mourns unrequited love. The arrangement features a baritone saxophone lead backed by acoustic piano, bass, and drums. Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Folk, Contemporary Folk
274952 3:20 Slow 72   


MY GRANDMA - (by David Harper)  Year: 2006
David Harper A song of respect and love to grandma. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
322583 3:37 Med Fast 140   


CONTIMPLATING THINGS 60 - (by David Harper)  Year: 2010
David Harper Lovely, soft acoustic guitar gently leads this song that plays like goose down pillows over video and footage. Perfect for contemplation scenes, as per the title. And I'm sure you creative folks will find more uses for it :), Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
423246 1:00 Med Slow 80   
30sec - Folk, Contemporary Folk
423238 0:30 Med Slow 81   


HONEYSUCKLE - (by Kate Carpenter)  Year: 2002
Kate Carpenter Sweet, mellow song about the honeysuckle vine, comparing its beauty and sweetness to home and family relationships. Great song for a female solo at a wedding shower or ceremony. Gentle guitar and violin with beautiful riff. Magical harmonics. Flower song collection. Songs with bees. Nature love song, Female Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
323825 4:55 Medium 120   


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