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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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IRISH LAMENT - (by Daniel Cullen)  Year: 2011
Daniel Cullen Uilleann pipes, fiddle, snares and bass drum combine in this beautifully sad Irish Lament. Tender and heartbreaking, this would be perfect for Saint Patrick's Day, especially late at night after a few Guinness. Nostalgia for the old country in drama and film. Wakes and sorrow for loss of loved one. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
457405 1:20 Very Slow 50   


MEN OF HARLECH GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Men Of Harlech'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680655 1:04 Medium   


OUR WORLD - (by Evan Zappa & the Necessity)  Year: 2013
Evan Zappa & the Necessity Inspired by Johnny Mayer's song Gravity, this song expresses worldwide sorrow over man's inhumanity to man, poverty and suffering but with a voice of optimism to work together to resolve and heal what pains us. A great solo male performance with guitar and vocals by the talented Peter G. Olach. Male Vocals, Rock, Blues Rock
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (full vocal version) - Rock, Blues Rock
630584 3:53 Med Slow 85   
Full Track A (ft Paul Messina) - Blues, Chicago Blues
632910 3:54 Med Slow 80   
Full Track B - Singer/Songwriter, Folk Singer-Songwriter
446728 3:52 Mixed 84   
30sec A (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450193 0:31 Mixed   
30sec B (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450194 0:31 Mixed   
Loop (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
450195 0:24 Mixed   
Stinger - Folk, Traditional Folk
450196 0:11 Mixed   


MORNING RAIN - (by Aaron Saloman)  Year: 2006
Aaron Saloman Upbeat fingerstyle acoustic tune with banjo & lonesome slide guitar. Outdoors (plowing, fishing, hunting), travel documentary, history, bluegrass underscore. 1930s 1940s 1950s folksy picking on the porch, the general store, rural themes, western, TV music, The Ponderosa, mending fences, campfires. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
263308 2:12 Med Slow 95   


MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680667 0:48 Medium   


FINSKA VALSEN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Solo World Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
282806 1:22 Med Slow 93   


MEXICAN HAT DANCE PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Mexican Hat Dance'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680662 1:01 Medium   


SHENANDOAH - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's most beloved folk songs becomes a warm symphonic instrumental; Use this track in scenes with reflection, memory flashback, loneliness, Civil War, southern living; Great for scenic flyovers; Radio ready; Perfect song feature for documentaries, TV, video, travelogue, or film. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
667558 3:19 Slow 70   


HOLIDAY SLEEVES - (by Rick DellaRatta)  Year: 2010
Rick DellaRatta A Swinging take on the classic "Greensleeves." Latin feel. Melody and solo on Piano. Sounds like Bill Evans, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
394453 3:23 Med Fast 130   


RED RIVER VALLEY - (by MX47)  Year: 2013
MX47 Ethereal and haunting rendition of the traditional cowboy folk tune. A deeply expressive keyboard ensemble arrangement with background vocals reflects the fond heartfelt memories of the American pioneer experience. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
584019 4:20 Slow 72   


FROG LEGS RAG - (by Jay Marsman)  Year: 2010
Jay Marsman An old sounding version of the famous rag: 'Frog Legs Rag' from James Scott. Good for wild west, silent film, slapstick etc. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
438020 1:28 Med Slow 90   


TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 1908
Suzannah Doyle Old Timey piano version of this classic Baseball song. 2008 is the 100-year anniversary of this long-standing part of American culture. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Segue - Folk, Traditional Folk
474759 1:33 Med Fast 143   


BAR BY DE MOLEN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Dutch Accordion Solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287782 0:43 Med Slow 82   


LA CUCARACHA GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'La Cucaracha'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
680645 1:06 Medium   


AH, MARIE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Italian Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287785 1:46 Very Fast 185   


OH! SUSANNA (BANJO & PIANO & JAW HARP) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 1848
Music Boutique Also known as "Banjo On My Knee," this song by Stephen Foster is associated with the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. This version features a banjo (of course!) with an old, upright piano, and a "boing, boing" jaw harp. The song was popular in minstrel shows around the turn of the century. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Banjo & Ensemble) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401746 1:29 Medium 124   
Variation A (No Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401745 1:26 Medium 124   
Variation B (Bed - Piano & J-Harp) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401749 1:29 Medium 124   
Variation C (Banjo Solo) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401748 1:26 Medium 124   
Variation D (Bed - Piano Only) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401750 1:29 Medium 124   
Variation E (Banjo & Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401747 1:29 Medium 124   


COCKELS AND MUSSELS GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Cockels and Mussels'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680619 0:46 Medium   


BALKAN DANCE - (by Sashqxxx)  Year: 2011
Sashqxxx Cinematic piece inspired from Balkan music & traditions.. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
465963 0:51 Fast 155   


PASTORAL - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2009
Michael Huang An americana pastoral piece featuring slow melodic fiddle and soft guitar playing evoking the sentimental feeling of a simpler times, families and kids, traditional ways, rural farm video game, romance, slow dancing, love song, commercial or advert. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop (Loopable) - Folk, Traditional Folk
362637 0:49 Med Slow 80   


THE DANCE OF JOY - (by Marco Pesci)  Year: 2013
Marco Pesci Upbeat and uplifting folk dance with happy vibe, completely acoustic, featuring gypsy instruments like bandoneon, guitar, trombone, violins, tambourine, ecc. Perfect for commercials and corporates. Will put a smile on your face and will make you want to get up and start dancing while clapping hands. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Corporate, Corporate Folk
617089 3:26 Medium 124   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
618483 1:06 Medium 124   
Variation (No Claps Edit) - Corporate, Corporate Folk
654198 3:27 Medium 124   
30sec - Corporate, Corporate World Beat
618478 0:35 Medium 124   


THE TATTERED HOOD - (by David M Brown)  Year: 2016
David M Brown Tribal flute invoke ancient times and strumming guitar move you through the forest of the tune. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
788666 3:11 Med Slow 97   


JESSIE JAMES - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66660 4:52 Medium 123   


FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'For He's A Jolly Good Fellow'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680629 0:35 Medium   


SPIRIT OF TIBET - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2010
A-P-M Productions Tibetan drone, ancient sounding, very dramatic, usable in desert scenes or anything requiring an eerie, yet sophisticated feel. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
452145 2:29 Med Slow 100   


HIGHWAY MAN - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2009
Jeremy Sherman Acoustic folk with an English, Irish feel. Can also be mid-west America. Great as background music for drama, film, TV and other media. Multiple guitars and dobro. Earthly, live, folky. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
431621 2:03 Very Fast 175   


COCKELS AND MUSSELS HARP - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Harp arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Cockels and Mussels'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680620 0:46 Medium   


OH! SUSANNA (HONKY TONK PIANO) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 1848
Music Boutique Also known as "Banjo On My Knee," this song by Stephen Foster is associated with the California Gold Rush in the mid-1800s. This version features an old, upright, honky tonk saloon piano. The song was popular in minstrel shows around the turn of the century. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Honky Tonk Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401980 1:14 Med Slow 100   


DIXIE ACOUSTIC GUITAR 60 - (by David Harper)  Year: 2010
David Harper Dixie on 2 acoustic guitars. Nothing fancy... just a good ol' southern staple. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
424388 1:00 Med Slow 100   


ON TOP OF OLD SMOKY - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 2009
Adagio Music A delightful arrangement of the classic American folk song, that kids sing as "on top of spaghetti..". Perfect for a music box, ringtone, or just waltzing around. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
353558 0:41 Fast 152   


GREENSLEAVES GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Greensleaves'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680634 0:52 Medium   


THE OLD BAR ENTERTAINER - (by Jay Marsman)  Year: 2010
Jay Marsman A lo-fi version with bar sounds of the famous rag: 'The Entertainer' from Scott Joplin. Good for silent film, slapstick, wild west etc. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
438018 3:26 Very Fast 180   
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
438019 3:26 Very Fast 180   


HAPPY TRAVELLING - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2014
Hanjo Gabler This is Bavaria in Germany close or in Munich having a relaxing time with traditional folk. Tuba, Horns and Piano with Glockenspiel. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
665891 1:48 Fast 162   


THE LEPRECHAUNS IN IRELAND - (by Ola Melander)  Year: 2013
Ola Melander irish dance song with powerful strings and great violin. A beautiful and pleasant theme great in your tvshow or travel documentary. Opening piece. Happy feeling and sensitive. A day in the countryside. Big scenes. Love and romance Folksong Epic Drums romantic nostalgic feel celtic joy happiness, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
576802 2:22 Medium 120   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk  
581102 1:12 Medium 120   


DIXIE (TACK PIANO) - (by David Flavin)  Year: 2014
David Flavin Dixie theme (popular American theme of the south) performed on a tack piano with an old time saloon style feel. Anthem of the Confederacy with the lyrics I wish I was in the land of cotton, look away dixie land. 2 versions are available, one with simply piano and one with added drums and tuba. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
633890 1:39 Medium 85   


OLD FOLKSY COUNTRY GUITAR NO 2: ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2013
Stephan Lindsjo Optimistic and positive country guitar tune. Uplifting and happy. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
383427 2:22 Med Slow 85   


KEHTO LAULU - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Finnish Cradle Song Solo Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
282814 1:09 Med Slow 96   


GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE - (by Davinia Leonne)  Year: 2010
Davinia Leonne Significant lively and optimistic song with rhythmic, upbeat vibes and beautiful pan flute sequences. Very closed to earth, thus suitable for movies about nature & travelling, documentary about south america, galapagos island, exotic animals, landscapes & indigenous people. Advertising for handcraft, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
475327 1:18 Medium 107   


TRAIL'S END - (by Roger and Ellen Bruno)  Year: 2008
Roger and Ellen Bruno Western cowboy song with 2 guitars, bass, drums and accordion. Sittin' by the fire out on the prairie or up in the mountains of the Adirondacks or on the trail at the end of the day. Country waltz. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
519069 0:43 Medium 112   


DIXIE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker Sweet rendition of a Southern favorite; Beautiful melancholic piano solo evolves & builds into an orchestrated piece; Perfect for all media: Use for civil war, memory flashbacks, reflection, historical documentaries, old southern culture, patriotic & political events, anything Americana; Radio ready, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
634984 3:53 Med Slow 86   


HERO FOR OUR SOULS - INSTRUMENTAL - (by Philip Shorey)  Year: 2006
Philip Shorey Celebration is the key to enjoying life! Here is a track that will lift your spirit and remind you of the times that you triumphed over hard times and struggles. The track is played loosely, and lively with folk instruments taking advantage of their free spirit. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (European Flair) - Folk, Traditional Folk
600853 1:07 Med Fast 141   
Variation (Ending) - European, European Vintage
600859 1:07 Med Fast 142   


WON'T BE HURT AGAIN - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2011
Steve Dafoe An Acoustic Powerful Pop Alternative Folk song! A person retreating from love as they have been hurt so much. Perfect for the bitter poignant parts of a Film on love gone wrong! Lyrically deals with Broken Hearts, Lies, Deception all in the name of romance. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
474476 3:14 Med Slow 93   


FOLK MUSIC RINGTONE - OH, HOW LOVELY IS THE EVENING - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1999
Elizabeth C. Axford Traditional folk song often sung as a round; campfire melody; song about peace and bells sweetly ringing; keyboard instrumental track with bells and chimes; medium tempo. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
409974 0:42 Med Slow 98   


FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'For He's A Jolly Good Fellow'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680631 0:35 Medium   


GREENSLEAVES PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Greensleaves'. Great for a wide range of visuals including TV, Film, adverts as well as corporate events, theatres, radio plays, and much much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680637 0:52 Medium   


FOLK TALE - (by Jo Masino)  Year: 2016
Jo Masino Folk / bluegreass track with traditional instruments such as banjo, mandolin and fiddle. Great performance by real musicians. The track has a narrative feel to it, perfect to illustrate a story, a character, or just to create a folk, sincere atmosphere. Several different edits available. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main version) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786342 4:11 Medium 108   
60sec A - Folk, Traditional Folk
786337 1:02 Medium 108   
60sec B - Folk, Traditional Folk
786338 1:02 Medium 108   
60sec C - Folk, Traditional Folk
786340 1:02 Medium 108   
60sec D - Folk, Traditional Folk
786339 1:02 Medium 108   
Variation (no lead edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786341 4:12 Medium 108   


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