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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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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DANCING DRUID - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Happy and playful traditional Celtic track. Features acoustic guitar, Irish Whistle, melodeon and bodhran. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
826833 1:49 Medium 115   


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   


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   


JOY - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Light, campy and dynamic instrumental rendition with acoustic guitar. Fitting for themes like romance, traveling, country-side landscapes and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741332 1:28 Med Slow 92   


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   


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   


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   


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   


O' MARY DON'T YOU WEEP (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, passionate, sincere classic Folk-Country with male vocals, acoustic guitars and mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like western, historical, drama series and more. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
375121 2:44 Medium 117   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
375140 2:44 Medium 114   


JOLLY UKULELE - (by Dave Blomberg)  Year: 2015
Dave Blomberg Cheerful, happy and light hearted pop song that features quirky ukulele, childlike whistled melody, piano, happy bells and a groovy drum beat. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
753875 2:43 Med Fast 142   


I REMEMBER ITALIAN - (by Michelangelo Oprandi)  Year: 2016
Michelangelo Oprandi italian mandolin popular simil tarantella, with tamburine fisarmonica (accordion) traditional style of Italian. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
794019 1:14 Medium 122   


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 Very Slow   


COSSACK DANCE - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Traditional Russian music with a festive and celebratory mood. Like many cossack dances it starts slower and accelerates at the end for fanfare. Great for traditional Russian features. Instrumental, East European, Russia
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
826821 2:13 Med Fast 146   


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   


FLOWING INTO DARKNESS - (by Isha Erskine Project (LP))  Year: 2015
Isha Erskine Project (LP) A hazey, somewhat melancholy Americana / Acoustic track with a dreamy, slightly dark feel. Has an almost earthy sound. Available with or without a drum beat that joins in towards the end. Can work well for storytelling, drama and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
762380 2:27 Medium 112   


SCARBOROUGH FAIR - (by D J Bonseye)  Year: 2007
D J Bonseye An adaptation of a classic British traditional folk song with new contemporary but timeless lyrics. A beautiful love ballad about true loves separated in foreign lands destined to be together. Featuring classical acoustic guitar and female vocals suitable for romantic wedding proposal scene, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
417002 2:09 Very Slow 45   


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, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
374671 2:22 Med Slow 91   
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
375126 2:22 Med Slow 90   


MOLLY WENT TO WOOLONGONG - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Fun, mid-tempo, down home Folk-Country with male vocals and acoustic guitars. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, farm country, camping, trains and traveling. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
289109 2:43 Mixed 100   


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   


DZHOLOMYGA PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle The Dzholomyga (or Dvodentsivka) is a woodwind musical instrument. It differs from the true sopilka in that the dentsivka has a fipple, like the western European recorder. It is thus classified as a duct flute. Two dentsivkas are joined together into one which is called Dvodentsivka, or Dzholomyga, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Folk Wind Instr. Dzholomyga) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725101 1:29 No Tempo   


FALLING DOWN (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION) - (by Isha Erskine Project (LP))  Year: 2015
Isha Erskine Project (LP) A mellow, melancholic and dreamy ballad track lead by female vocal, piano and acoustic guitar. (Also available in an Instrumental version). Big thunderous drums lift up the chorus for an almost epic, yet emotional feel. Floating ambient synths fill out the track and add a dreamy quality. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
762384 3:15 Med Slow 82   
60sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761110 1:01 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761109 0:32 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761108 0:15 Med Slow 82   


SHADY GROVE (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Easy rolling, mellow, nostalgic Country-Folk Ballad with mixed vocals, acoustic guitars and mandolin- mid tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, historical, story telling and more. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
331434 2:43 Med Slow 102   
Full Track - Folk, European Folk
331433 2:43 Medium 112   


KALINKA - (by Vlad Zakrevsky)  Year: 2013
Vlad Zakrevsky Famous Russian "Kalinka" performed by a native singer Zhenya, and featuring acoustic ensemble. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
613828 1:42 Medium 105   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DANCING DRUID - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Happy and playful traditional Celtic track. Features acoustic guitar, Irish Whistle, melodeon and bodhran. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
839389 1:49 Medium 115   


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   


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   


COSSACK DANCE - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Traditional Russian music with a festive and celebratory mood. Like many cossack dances it starts slower and accelerates at the end for fanfare. Great for traditional Russian features. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
839388 2:13 Med Fast 146   


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   


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   


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   


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   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 06 - (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
704141 2:32   


A DANCE IN THE MEADOW - (by William J. Furner)  Year: 2016
William J. Furner Acoustic guitar finger style track. Easy-going, warm and homey. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
835216 2:59 Slow 61   


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