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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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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   


BRITISH GRENADIERS (ACCORDION) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Famous Fiery Accordion March, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
286258 0:53 Medium 106   


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   


CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA (FINNISH) - (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
282812 0:50 Fast 168   


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   


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   


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   


DRINK TO ME ONLY WITH THINE EYES - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Lyrical Accordion Melody, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
286259 0:49 Med Fast 136   


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   


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   


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   


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   


OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTINE - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1884
Elizabeth C. Axford American western folk ballad usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), even though it's sometimes credited to Barker Bradford; believed to have been based on another song called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden" by H. S. Thompson (1863); piano solo great for a western-themed film, TV, or video. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
455679 0:50 Medium 119   


LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'London Bridge Is Falling Down'. 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
680650 1:02 Medium   


MATIKVOH - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Isreali Anthem Accordion solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287794 0:49 Med Fast 143   


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   


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   


FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1709
Elizabeth C. Axford Sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement, a promotion, a birthday, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event; melody originates from that of the French song "Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre;" 2nd-most popular song in the English language. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
455932 0:58 Med Slow 104   


SHORTNIN' BREAD - COWBOY STYLE - (by Suzannah Doyle)  Year: 2009
Suzannah Doyle A cowboy spin on this children's classic. Laid back Tremolo electric guitar, bassoon and glockenspiel. Moseys right along in an easy going manner. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
327483 1:00 Medium 120   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


SHE'LL BE COMING AROUND THE MOUNTAIN - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 1890
Adagio Music Here's the traditional American folk song done with flair in the old saloon style piano playing. The piece has a grand authentic western feel with the wood block percussion and a strumming uke. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
355187 1:12 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   


SHE'LL BE COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN ORCHESTRAL - (by Erik Haddad)  Year: 2009
Erik Haddad A fun orchestral arrangement of the American folk classic "She'll Be Comin Round The Mountain". Great for everything from children's to historical productions. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
332922 1:14 Med Fast 132   


SOLDIER'S JOY - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer An old time bluegrass fiddle tune raw and unadorned. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397872 1:45 Medium 118   


FISHER'S HORNPIPE - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A traditional fiddle tune performed by solo violin. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397865 1:44 Medium 118   


JAPANESE LULLABY - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Japanese Folk Accordion solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287791 0:55 Slow 72   


IK HOU VAN HOLLAND - (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
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287781 0:59 Fast 153   


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   


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   


OVER THE WATERFALL - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer An old time fiddle tune arranged for solo violin and piano. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397870 1:48 Medium 111   


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   


EARLY SPRING - (by Jeremy Sherman)  Year: 2009
Jeremy Sherman Gentle, folky, with acoustic guitars and sparse piano on the middle 8. Atmospheric, earthly, great for media use. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
431563 2:44 Fast 155   


DULCID FOLK - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2010
Annie McGee atmospheric Folk Dulcimer played with a twang with added Dobro and tambourine & shaker guitars, bass & drums. This track is has a certain element of melancholy and emotion. instrumental for Film, TV, or Documentary, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
418938 0:41 Medium 111   


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   


GRANDMA'S PORCH-56SEC. - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2013
Eric Waters A down-home real acoustic guitar & bass provide that honest, wholesome, country vibe that will make your productions shine with sincerity, & quaint nostalgia. Ideal for advertising, documentaries, cooking shows, film, & a wide range of other uses. It creates a sense of trust with the listener. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (56 second edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
606177 0:56 Very Fast 184   


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   


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   


AZK IM PARABANTZ - (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
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
286245 1:02 Medium 121   


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   


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   


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   


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