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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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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   


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   


SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK (HONKY TONK PIANO) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 1894
Music Boutique This nostalgic song is a New York City favorite. It was even considered the city's theme song at one time. Written in 1894, it's still heard today in shows and commercials. This version features a honky tonk, ragtime-style piano. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Honky Tonk Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401981 1:52 Fast 160   


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   


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   


MADELON - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Happy accordion solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
213220 1:06 Medium 123   


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   


AMAZING GRACE (NEW BRITAIN VERSION) - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe Full orchestrated version of one of the most popular piece in the world called New Britain or Amazing Grace. It goes guite massive in the end. This might be the best version out there. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540595 4:23 Very Slow 48   
Variation - Folk, Christian Folk
540647 2:01 Med Slow 80   


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   


LILI MARLENE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin German polka on accordian, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
213223 0:51 Med Fast 149   


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   


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   


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   


IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME (HONKY TONK PIANO) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 2010
Music Boutique This song was a favorite during the Tin Pan Alley era. Written in 1902, it's still heard today in shows and commercials. This version features a honky tonk, ragtime-style piano. Great for western saloon scenes -- but please, don't shoot the piano player! Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Honky Tonk Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401979 1:58 Fast 150   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


KAROUN KAROUN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Solo Cafe Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
286244 0:55 Medium 118   


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   


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   


IN AN ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN (24SEC) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin World Accordion Music solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287083 0:25 Med Fast 139   


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   


IRISH WASHERWOMAN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Irish Gigue plyed with a shimmering accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
279036 0:44 Med Slow 82   


CELITO LINDO - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Mexican Accordion Waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287798 0:42 Fast 160   


BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING CHARMS (WALTZ) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2007
Kepha Peter Martin Quaint accordian waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
259856 0:46 Medium 121   


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   


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   


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   


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   


TRADITIONAL IRISH TUNE - (by Daniel Cullen)  Year: 2011
Daniel Cullen Beautiful and slightly sad Irish folk tune with harp, fiddle and pipes. Very wistful and nostalgic. Would be used in drama for scenes of traditional Irish life. Drinking Guinness and Whisky, pastoral countryside. American cop shows with Irish Connections. Documentary and TV Adverts. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
457414 1:44 Med Slow 80   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


CAMPTOWN RACES - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of the true gems of America's minstrel era; Although a contemporary version, this track still exudes the charm of the original folk song with 2 tempos & interesting instrumentation; Use in film, TV, videos, or documentaries associated with American living in the 1850's, cowboys, or westerns. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
635021 2:14 Med Fast 134   


HOME ON THE RANGE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's premiere folk songs in a beautiful reflective rendition; This track begins with a soft piano then builds with strings, harmonica, flute, & guitar; Perfect for films & docs. with scenes around the campfire, cattle ranchers, wagon trains, cowboys, old west, Civil War, or Americana. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
635291 3:23 Slow 75   


YANKEE DOODLE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker Traditional instrumentation mixes with contemporary rhythms to create a patriotic rendition of this classic folk song; Great as background music for anything Americana: commercials, celebrations, programs, documentaries, films, or as lead in music for TV coverage of political conventions & parades. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
637600 1:41 Med Slow 90   


ETERNAL SKY - (by Alexander John Ericson)  Year: 2015
Alexander John Ericson An ambient, reflective and somewhat ethereal track made with an echoey and reverberant bed of electric guitar. Available with or without 'bitty' electronic drums. Hints of Sigur Ros. Instrumental, New Age, New Age Electronic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - New Age, New Age Electronic
748188 3:47 Med Slow 90   
30sec - New Age, New Age Electronic
748181 0:31 Med Slow 90   
60sec - New Age, New Age Electronic
748182 1:01 Med Slow 90   
Variation (No Drums) - New Age, New Age Electronic
748185 3:42 Med Slow 90   
Stinger - Dramatic, Romantic Music
748186 0:05 Med Slow 90   
Loop A - Folk, Traditional Folk
748183 1:05 Med Slow 90   
Loop B - Folk, Folk Dramatic
748184 0:22 Med Slow 90   
Stinger - Folk, Folk Dramatic
748187 0:05 Med Slow 90   


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   


MARIA BAVARIA - (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, Coprs and Accordeon 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
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
640133 1:04 Medium 123   


GREEN BELT - (by Hanjo Gabler)  Year: 2014
Hanjo Gabler Folksy Cue with waltz and movement. That's the picture of this sound. It is named by an isle in the northern sea of Germany. Accordeon, Guitar, Piano 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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
695012 3:34 Medium   


WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker The traditional American folk song weaves in & out of this track with a twist; Useful in spaghetti westerns, Civil War documentaries, films, memory flashbacks, wars & battles, scenes of military going to war; Perfect as film opener, closer, credits, feature song, or underscore; Think Clint Eastwood. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (mellow, heroic tribute music) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
671404 3:00 Med Slow 90   


LIVING WORLD - (by Dream Valley Music)  Year: 2015
Dream Valley Music Sweeping chords that glide among a landscape of natural sounds. A useful atmospheric bed for visuals such as environmental issues, ecology or the Natural World. Instrumental, Electronic, Dark Ambient
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Dark Ambient
752582 3:42 No Tempo 114   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
752578 0:30 No Tempo   
60sec - Corporate, Corporate Ambient
752579 1:04 No Tempo 152   
Variation (Underscore version) - Electronic, Drone music
752580 3:41 No Tempo 114   


FESTIVE FOLK - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Strumming mandolin and acoustic guitars drive along this Christmas folk tune which builds to a glorious end with boys choir. Feelgood and uplifting with a hint of tradition and the past. Ideal for seasonal festive themed drama or advertising. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678153 2:29 Med Fast 133   
Stinger (no choir) - Folk, Traditional Folk
678152 0:10 Med Fast 134   
Variation (no choir) - Folk, European Folk
678150 2:28 Med Fast 133   
30sec - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678148 0:31 Med Fast 133   
60sec - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678149 1:00 Med Fast 133   
Stinger - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678151 0:10 Med Slow 95   


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