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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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SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66657 4:16 Fast 155   


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   


AFTER THE STORM - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2015
Derek McCorkell Mid Tempo Celtic music track featuring a variety of Traditional Celtic music instruments. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental Celtic track) - Folk, Traditional Folk
736545 3:27 Medium 100   


500 MILES - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66663 3:20 Medium 118   


PRAIRIE LULLABY - (by Paul & Margie)
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
728637 3:20 Medium 120   


THE WABASH CANNONBALL - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66664 3:05 Med Slow 94   


THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2008
Paul & Margie Classic American folk song, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
320395 4:17 Slow 72   


CHERRY ORCHARD - (by Vladimir Makhankov)  Year: 2015
Vladimir Makhankov Instrumental version capella Ukrainian folk songs "Oh, in the Cherry Garden" This is calm, lyrical melody. Solo plays flute and oboe accompaniment of instrumental ensemble, pizzicato violancheley and Ukrainian folk instrument Bandura. Suitable for historical, documentary and dramatic, romantic video, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
722489 2:35 Med Slow 85   


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   


ST. PATRICK'S DAY GUITAR REEL - (by Larry Folk)  Year: 1995
Larry Folk This is a Traditional Irish fiddle tune that I arranged for guitar with new variations. It's a lively polka that will help set the mood for a green beer or a pint O' Guiness. I had to alter the tuning of the strings in order to get the runs I needed. Happy St Patrick's Day! Top O'the mornin to ya! Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Guitar Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
458408 2:49 Med Fast 144   


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   


THE WATER IS WIDE - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66659 2:39 Medium 128   


GALLOWS AT SUNSET - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2009
Mario Pompetti Slow folkish guitar track, waiting for the gallows is theme of track great for many uses. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
355699 3:30 Med Slow 92   


JOHN HENRY - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66655 3:08 Medium 124   


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   


HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66656 3:43 Med Fast 149   


ALL MY TRIALS - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66653 3:49 Medium 116   


MOTHERLESS CHILD - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66658 4:29 Med Fast 141   


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   


SIDESTEP - (by Patrick Williams)  Year: 2012
Patrick Williams This jazz oriented folk song is up tempo with charlie brown like bass and piano lines and electric guitar accompaniment. The rhythm is a finger picked acoustic guitar with drums entering the picture after the first third of the song. It has a great Nick Drake quality. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
578850 2:20 Med Slow 85   


POOR WAYFARIN' STRANGER - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66662 4:46 Medium 115   


THE TRIBES ARE CROSSING - (by Vincent Moretto)  Year: 2014
Vincent Moretto A memorable world fusion song with huge european and asian folkloric influences. Feature a wide string orchestra, whistles and percussions. Fits travel videos, scenes of nature, historical themes, heroic-fantasy genres or anything from imaginary & conceptual universes. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
701572 2:14 Medium 120   


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   


DIXIE- (ACOUSTIC) - (by Wade Mosher)  Year: 2010
Wade Mosher The traditional song Dixie, condensed, performed on 2 acoustic guitars. Hail the south! Redneck Patriotic Civil War Yanks America the South Lincoln Red White Blue Mason Dixon Alabama Mississippi, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
432515 0:44 Med Slow 96   
Bed (Lively Banjo) - Folk, Traditional Folk
432516 0:44 Med Slow 96   


SOLO HARMONICA STOMP - (by Eddie Matthews and Maz)  Year: 2010
Eddie Matthews and Maz This is solo harmonica jam with a percussive foot stomp making the song usable in many differnt applications from websites, commercials, indie movie projects and many more. Would even make a great ringtone or background for voice overs, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
419882 0:34 Med Slow 92   


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   


I AM A RIVER - (by Bill Leslie)  Year: 2006
Bill Leslie vocal, lyrical, lush, spiritual, quest, heartwarming, reassuring, tranquil, heroic, resilient, pastoral, peaceful, uplifting, kind, compassionate, romantic, prismatic, journey, goodness, grace, heavenlike, heartfelt, heartscape, hopeful, kind, curative. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
417968 4:00 Med Slow 102   


RAGGLE TAGGLE LOVER - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon **Vintage** Bluesy song about a man who all the women fall for. Male vocals and a great blue guitar riff make for a dark sound, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
383994 1:52 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Rock, Soft Rock
389961 1:00 Med Fast 130   


THE GOOD OLD WEST - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2008
Michael Huang A simple high spirited accoustic guitar piece from the good old west. Slow, Sweet and wonderfully pokey. Sittin' on the porch music, reflecting times past, watching kids play in the yard, or Mom baking apple pie. Song is written to loop. Hard times, dust bowl, dry goods store, 1930s and 1940s. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
343559 1:02 Medium 105   


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   


AHYAZIN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Charming & Sinewy Accordion Melody, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
286257 2:14 Med Slow 96   


MY PRAIRIE HOME - (by Mike Stidolph)  Year: 2012
Mike Stidolph A lovely legato Harmonica instrumental performed in the traditional Western Folk style. Featuring Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, and Upright Bass. A wonderful piece for your TV, Movie, or Radio project. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
534021 2:49 Slow 74   


AL QUEBRAR LA PINATA - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Mexican Accordion solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287797 0:39 Very Fast 172   


ALOUETTE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin French Canadien Cafe Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
286250 1:07 Med Slow 99   


TOO LONG - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe When love is taken for granted. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239629 2:59 Medium 127   


GREEN SLEEVE - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe This is famous traditional folk song. Boosted with epicness. This is one of the best modern versions out there. Great for commercials, trailers or movies. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540769 2:04 Med Slow   


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   


BAGPIPES - SCOTTISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2010
Annie McGee The haunting melody of an ancient scottish melody 'The Rowan tree' played on highland bagpipes gives a feel of Scotland going back hundreds of years - formal nostalgic Scotland, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk  
442697 0:41 Med Slow   


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   


OH TO BE A GYPSY - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon Upbeat Folk song about a man who is trying to find his place in life. Features male vocals and a bright acoustic guitar, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
384007 1:57 Medium 105   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
389964 1:04 Medium 105   


THE WALTZER - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2015
Derek McCorkell Medium paced Folk Waltz instrumental, great for pub scene/party get together very listenable, good variation of Traditional Folk related Instruments. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Folk Waltz) - Folk, Traditional Folk
737403 3:01 Med Slow 93   


QUIET TIMES - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2006
Steve Dafoe Don't we all want quiet....no sound while watching mindless TV... When you have had enough of Modern Life especially the noise, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239634 4:19 Med Fast 131   


AMAZING GRACE - (by Dynamite Chick Publishing)  Year: 2010
Dynamite Chick Publishing . Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
472867 2:08 Med Slow 100   


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   


CONSTANT LOVE (VICTORIA BLYTHE VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2007
Greg Beattie Constant love is a love based on the sweet, familiar, everyday happiness of being together. Perfect for the love of your life, who you don't tell often enough, on any occasion or no occasion. Beautiful folk ballad with Victoria Blythe backed by acoustic guitars, gorgeous viola solo and stand-up bass, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
452582 3:33 Slow 73   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
458544 3:33 Slow 72   


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   


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