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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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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 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 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   


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   


BRANDISI - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Italian Accordion Solo (Verdi), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk, Giuseppe Verdi
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287786 1:01 Med Slow 94   


CHILDGROVE - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A dark, traditional english folk tune arranged for bass, guitar, violin and bells. Haunting cinematic lullaby. Folk Fiddle Lullaby Sad Guitar Bass Acoustic Bells Celeste, Soulful Traditional, Minor key, Lonely Mysterious Fantasy. Movie Trailer, Film Credits. Heartbreaking, traditional soundtrack. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397862 3:14 Slow 66   


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   


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   


BEROYZKA (LITTLE BIRCH) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Beautiful Russian Accordion Waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
233300 4:00 Medium   


BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A fast, energetic traditional bluegrass tune with violin, guitar and bass. Do si do, swing your partner. Lively Fiddle Bluegrass Folk Guitar Violin Bass Upbeat Energetic Fun Happy Excited Joyful Down Home Traditional Americana Rustic Rugged Rough Country Lively -- great fun, swinging, wholesome. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397858 1:29 Medium 119   


BLUE WALTZ - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Warm & Melodic Accordion Melody, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
233303 1:58 Medium   


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 BELT - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2014
Hanjo Gabler Folksy Cue with calm and carefree character. Accordeon, Guitar, Rhodes and Contrabass. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. It's handmade and warm. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (without drums) - Folk, Traditional Folk
695424 3:33 Medium   


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   


EN ROULANT MA BOULE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Nice accordian French waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
213216 0:37 Med Slow 87   


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   


FRENCH BLUE VALSE (JAZZ ACCORDION MUSETTE SOLO) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2003
Kepha Peter Martin Jazz Accordion Musette solo. Great for European period pieces, cafe scenes, stories set in Paris, and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
294051 2:23 Med Slow 89   


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   


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   


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   


STAR SPANGLED BANNER (USA NATIONAL ANTHEM) PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Star Spangled Banner (USA National Anthem)'. 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
680687 0:55 Medium   


RED LION HORNPIPE - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A traditional New England folk tune arranged for violin, bass and harpsichord. Has a rugged classical feeling. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397871 2:34 Fast 167   


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   


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   


BONAPARTE'S RETREAT - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A well-known fiddle tune arranged for violin, percussion, guitars and piano. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397859 1:47 Medium 117   


10 LITTLE INDIANS BRASS - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune '10 Little Indians'. 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
680608 0:55 Medium   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DIAMONDS AND GOLD - (by Purple Mountain)  Year: 2008
Purple Mountain Strong mid tempo contemporary folk piece with acoustic instruments. This crystalline recording is great for a folksy backwoods Video Tv and more, Male Vocals, Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal) - Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
617205 1:59 Med Slow 82   
Variation (vocal) - Country, Country Ballads
329343 2:41 Med Slow 82   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Spiritual, Instrumental Gospel
342770 2:35 Med Slow 82   
Variation (cue with light drums) - Folk, Traditional Folk
342772 1:12 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403222 0:15 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403218 0:30 Med Slow 82   


ACOUSTIC COMMERCIAL - (by Valencia Magic)  Year: 2012
Valencia Magic Soft Mellow Acoustic Guitar Strumming all the way thru. If your looking for a folky unassuming twist to add to your commercial, then try this. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk  
525581 1:07 Med Slow 80   


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   


CAMPTOWN RACES - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1850
Elizabeth C. Axford Famous tune written in 1850 by Stephen Foster (1826–1864), known as the "father of American music," who was the pre-eminent songwriter in the United States of the 19th century; fun, uptempo piano arrangement great for a comical film, TV, or video project; classic American "horse race" melody. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
474758 0:46 Med Slow 85   


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   


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   


ASBERG POLKA - (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
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
282809 0:58 Very Fast 179   


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   


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