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The term "traditional folk" (or "traditional music") is often used interchangeably with "folk music". Apart from instrumental music that forms a part of traditional music, especially dance music traditions, much traditional music is vocal music, since the instrument that makes such music is usually handy. As such, most traditional music has meaningful lyrics.

Before artists like Bob Dylan, the Kingston Trio, and the Weavers popularized folk among hip young college kids, the music existed in many forms in the U.S.--rural old-time songs passed from family to family (and generation to generation), broadly political or satirical songs, children's tunes, minstrel songs. This is a catc ...
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THE SHETLAND HIGHLAND - FULL - (by Paul Gelsomine)  Year: 2014
Paul Gelsomine A lush blend of powerful Scottish bagpipes, tin whistle, and fiddle evoke a warm Scottish / Irish feeling, bringing a hauntingly real element to this cue. Traditional percussion elements and a false ending add to the suspense and drama. Ideal for film, TV, travel, nature, adventure, documentary. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
640842 2:12 Med Slow 96   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 08 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704143 1:27 Medium 112   


WORKING ON THE RAILROAD - (by Ronald Nelson)  Year: 2016
Ronald Nelson Soulful song of a railroad man at the end of a hard days work. Features a male vocal with a steady slow rhythm reminiscent of hammering railroad spikes. Perfect for a scene with trains or railroad yard in the background. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
769526 1:31 No Tempo   


MY KIND OF PLACE - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips Light acoustica. Somewhere between folk, country, easy listening and soft pop, this track features crisp acoustic guitars and a heartwarming piano melody. Happy, in an easy-going, laid back way. Instrumental, Pop, Acoustic Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754845 2:43 Fast 155   
Loop A - Country, Country Pop
754841 0:25 Fast 155   
Loop B - Country, Country Pop
754840 0:25 Fast 155   
60sec - Folk, Folk Pop
754839 1:00 Fast 155   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
754838 0:30 Fast 155   
Loop - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754842 0:25 Fast 155   
Stinger - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754843 0:13 Fast 155   
Variation (Underscore Version) - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754844 2:43 Fast 155   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 09 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704144 3:08 Fast 150   


CERVEZA - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, confident, festive Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar and mandolin. Fitting for themes like celebrating, drinking, history and biographies, and indie/comedy. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741758 2:10 Medium 121   


EL CONDOR PASO - (by Junko Aono)  Year: 2009
Junko Aono Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
333107 5:15 Fast 157   


JOCK O HAZELDEAN - (by Chris Angel)  Year: 2015
Chris Angel Moving folk song about lost love. Male vocals and elegant guitar. Would work over historical pieces or period pieces. Perfect for settings in forest or fields. Scottish ballad song. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725549 4:32 Med Slow 100   


SUNSET - (by Dimitris Fritzalas)  Year: 2015
Dimitris Fritzalas Sweet Mediterranean folk instrumental melody played with small ensemble. Two themes, first one by accordion and acoustic guitar, second with ancient flute. Looking at the sunset near by the sea. A feeling of summer vacations in Greek islands calm, relaxing, loving, tender. Instrumental, European, France
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Version) - European, France
727148 2:19 Med Slow 84   
Variation (Theme without percussion ) - Folk, Traditional Folk
727192 0:29 Med Slow 84   


SOLDIERS JOY - (by Bernard Wrigley)  Year: 2011
Bernard Wrigley A traditional, fast paced jolly tune, often used for barn dances, and ceilidhs. Ultra catchy, very hummable. Played on three English Wheatstone concertinas, including a very rare contra-bass. Usable with or without the middle section. Ideal theme tune for children's programmes, circus events. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
469136 1:13 Med Slow 85   
Variation A - Folk, Traditional Folk
469139 1:02 Med Slow 85   
Variation B - Folk, Traditional Folk
469137 0:15 Fast 171   
Variation C - Folk, Traditional Folk
469138 0:30 Fast 171   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 15 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704150 2:21 Fast 155   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 17 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704152 4:32   


ANCIENT GREEK FLUTE THEME - (by Dimitris Fritzalas)  Year: 2015
Dimitris Fritzalas Ancient-style Greek melody played by ancient flute. Sentimental, tranquil coming from the past. Traditional theme brings memories of civilizations lost in time. Perfect for history documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Solo Ancient Greek Flute) - Folk, Traditional Folk
727131 1:18 Slow   


OLDFOLKCOUNTRYDANCE ENDING - (by Joel Hunger)  Year: 2013
Joel Hunger Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
572098 1:27 Med Slow 94   


BULLY OF THE TOWN - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Easy, elegant, mellow instrumental rendition of this folk classic- featuring acoustic guitar. Fitting for backgrounds and themes like history/historical, western, traveling in western territories, scenic views and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
741315 0:57 Med Slow 100   


LONG DRIVE HOME - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips An easy-going, earthy and nicely laid back Folk / Nu-folk / Acoustica track. Acoustic guitar, piano and subtle shaker rhythm. Feelgood, relaxed, uncomplicated and happy. Think home, family, friends and good times. Instrumental, Pop, Soft Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
754837 2:39 Med Slow 100   


MOVING THROUGH THE COUNTRYSIDE - (by Mark Burch)  Year: 2011
Mark Burch All acoustic instrument short song that would be a great background song for a comercial or a movie scene. Has a country feel to it. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk  
471056 0:58 Very Fast 174   


HOME - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, festive, mid-fast tempo Contemporary Folk instrumental with acoustic guitars. Fitting for soundtracks, backgrounds and themes like celebrating, dancing in a nature setting, or traveling in the back country. (Cohen Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741733 2:15 Med Slow 95   


THE PARTING GLASS - (by Chris Angel)  Year: 2015
Chris Angel Traditional song of farewell and parting. Great for funerals or wakes and saying goodbye to loved ones. Strong emotional beat. Historical piece with symbolic and gentle lyrics. Evokes feelings of nostalgia. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725597 4:52 Slow 79   


CUCKOOS NEST - (by Bernard Wrigley)  Year: 2011
Bernard Wrigley A traditional, medium pace jolly tune. Ultra catchy, very hummable. Played on three English Wheatstone concertinas, including a very rare contra-bass. Usable with or without the middle section. Ideal theme tune for children's programmes, circus events. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
469127 0:49 Very Fast 176   
Variation A (17sec) - Folk, Traditional Folk
469128 0:17 Med Fast 176   
Variation B (30 sec clip) - Folk, Traditional Folk
469129 0:31 Med Slow 88   


WINDMILLS - (by Brian Blaney)  Year: 2007
Brian Blaney Windmills- a free flowing acouctic guitar / finger style & lush violin duet track duet between Ann Gilleran and Brian Blaney (who wrote the tune) The track has a warm and fulling feeling - a smooth jazz tone poem with a soft breezy feeling.......... Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
277743 2:08 Med Fast 138   


CABIN BOY - (by Alex Larson)  Year: 2015
Alex Larson Cabin Boy is a short, salty whistle and guitar track which conjures up a life on the ocean waves. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
732137 0:44 Slow 78   


LYRE PATTERN 01 (WITH BOURDONS) - STEREO SPREAD - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2015
The Cradle Lyre is the old traditional instrument of Slavic nations. It was also widely used in medieval Europe. It’s often called a Wheel Lyre or Hurdy Gurdy. Lyre performance school as well as bandura/kobza one is outlined in a separate musical tradition of performance. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
726411 1:07 No Tempo   


IN DUBLINS FAIR CITY - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Duet mellow, relaxed rendition: Folk-Country with male/female vocals, guitars, and mandolin- slow tempo. Fitting for themes like rural-countryside, Ireland/Irish, drinking blues. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
747490 3:16 Med Slow 101   


LYRE PATTERN 05 (WITH BOURDONS) - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2015
The Cradle Lyre is the old traditional instrument of Slavic nations. It was also widely used in medieval Europe. It’s often called a Wheel Lyre or Hurdy Gurdy. Lyre performance school as well as bandura/kobza one is outlined in a separate musical tradition of performance. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, European Folk  
726422 1:00 No Tempo   
60sec A (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
726421 1:05 No Tempo   
60sec B (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, European Folk  
726419 1:00 No Tempo   
60sec C (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Folk Dramatic  
726420 1:06 No Tempo   


REBRO PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle The Nai (or Ney, Rebro) is a Romanian and Ukrainian diatonic pan flute used since the 17th century. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Rebro (Ney, Pan Flute) Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725167 0:16 No Tempo   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 09 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704113 1:37   


JAY GOULDS DAUGHTER (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, bluesy, Country-Folk with male vocals, guitars and mandolin. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, historical, trains, hobos, drinking and more. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
331427 2:38 Med Slow 93   
Full Track - Country, Country Traditional
331426 2:38 Med Slow 90   


HUSH LITTLE BABY - (by Amy Elizabeth Wheeler)  Year: 2009
Amy Elizabeth Wheeler Warm and playful, this classic lullaby is one of the best-loved in the genre. Female vocal and guitar sounds like Joan Baez/Alison Kraus. Perfect for film & TV underscore, documentaries, ad campaigns for products that help you sleep, children’s clothing, diapers, formula, baby food. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
344001 1:33 Med Slow   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 10 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
704114 0:37   


OFF TO SEA ONCE MORE (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Smooth, mellow, passionate classic Folk with male/female vocals and acoustic guitar and mandolin, mid tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, historical, sailing/sea and more. (Drama, Peaky Blinders), Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
331429 5:00 Slow 57   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
331430 5:00 Very Slow 56   


SOPILKA BASS PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle Sopilka is a general name of the flute family woodwind instruments used in Ukrainian folk music. Most commonly refers to a fife made of a variety of materials (traditionally out of wood) and has 6 to 10 finger holes. There are prima, alto and bass sopilkas in the collection, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Folk Wind Instr Sopilka Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725185 0:18 No Tempo   


JILL DAILEY (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, smooth, campy Country-Folk with male vocals, acoustic guitars and mandolin, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, farming, traveling/scenic nature. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
747493 2:22 Med Slow 91   
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
375126 2:22 Med Slow 90   


PLEASANT VALLEY - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2015
Abbas Premjee Happy and uplifting trio of classical guitar, piano and violin. Very heartfelt and sincere. Great for nature. Beauty and heartwarming romance. Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
746708 2:11 Med Slow 64   


TSYMBALY MOOD 11 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle Tsymbaly is the Ukrainian version of the hammer dulcimer. It is a chordophone made up of a trapezoidal box with metal (steel or bronze) strings strung across it. The tsymbaly is played by striking two beaters against the strings. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Ukrainian Tsymbaly Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725223 0:14 No Tempo   


COUNTRY FIELD - (by Rodrigo Mardones)  Year: 2011
Rodrigo Mardones A beatiful song with acoustic guitars, rhodes keyboard, and drums. a traditional folk sytle music, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
483276 1:12 Fast 164   


SUMMER BREEZE - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips A happy and feelgood acoustic guitar track. Care free and uncomplicated. Uplifting and refreshing, friendly melodies. A little bit playful. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Folk Pop
754875 2:31 Medium 120   
60sec - Country, Country Pop
754869 1:00 Medium 120   
Loop - Country, Country Pop
754871 0:32 Medium 120   
Stinger - Country, Country Traditional
754872 0:06 Medium 120   
Loop - Folk, Folk Pop
754870 0:32 Medium 120   
Stinger - Folk, Folk Pop
754873 0:08 Medium 120   
Variation - Folk, Folk Pop
754874 2:31 Medium 120   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
754868 0:30 Medium 120   


WALKING ON AIR - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips A happy and feelgood pop-rock track with a family friendly sound and an uplifting melody. Catchy and appealing, with a youthful flow. Rhythmically, this track has an interesting twist. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
755564 1:13 Fast 150   


JOYFUL DAY - (by Evgeny Emelyanov)  Year: 2015
Evgeny Emelyanov Happy and carefree, bright and bouncy track touching on Nu-folk and Pop. Features ukulele, acoustic guitar, piano and bells, with a simple hand clap for rhythm section. Folksy, uncomplicated and joyful. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
756864 2:44 Med Slow 97   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 11 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736776 2:33 Medium 120   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 12 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736777 2:12 Med Fast 148   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 13 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736778 2:29   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 14 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736779 2:35   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 15 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736780 2:11 Med Slow 94   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 16 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736781 3:22   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 17 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736782 1:28   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 03 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736738 2:02   


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