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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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CZARDAS - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 1800
Kepha Peter Martin Hungarian Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
260316 3:51 Mixed   


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   


DANNY BOY - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Modern Jazz accordion rendition of an old standard, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
279040 2:10 Mixed   


DOES THE JOURNEY SEEM LONG - (by Ben Harris)  Year: 2011
Ben Harris Sit back and relax by the fire as your wagon train takes a break on your old west journey with this public domain melody written on the wagon trail. This piece brings the nostalgic feelings of the simple but rough life in the old west with a simple acoustic guitar with violin and harmonica. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
556171 1:35 Medium 120   
15sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556164 0:16 Medium 120   
Ident - Folk, Traditional Folk
556168 0:11 Medium 120   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556166 0:31 Medium 120   
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
556169 1:00 Medium 120   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556167 1:04 Medium 120   
Variation (Solo Guitar) - Folk, Traditional Folk
556170 1:35 Medium 120   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556165 0:31 Medium 120   


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   


LIVE FOR TODAY - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe People live for yesterday and live for the future but it is harder to accept and appreciate what's in front of you today. Dale Carnegie would approve! Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239637 3:37 Medium 126   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


THE SIMPLE GIFTS - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2008
Eric Waters Traditional Shaker melody with sounds of nature (birds). Ideal for setting a peaceful feeling in film/video or on-hold phone systems. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
295208 0:30 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   


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   


DUS TOLESOL - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Accordion Bar Mitzvah Song, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287793 0:46 Very Fast 203   


EIN ZWEI ZOPPA - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Nice German accordian waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
213222 1:26 Medium 129   


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   


DIXIE - (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
633889 1:39 Medium 85   


EXPECTATIONS - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Russian Jewish Accordion Waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287795 1:53 Fast 164   


WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO - (by Tunes Are Me)  Year: 2010
Tunes Are Me A traditional folk song with a very obvious Celtic Appeal,A beautifully understated backing supports a male vocal that is haunting and heartfelt,this would be ideal in a period drama with a Scottish or Irish aspect,TV,Movie,Documetary, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
419427 4:28 Slow 73   


FINNISH WALTZ - (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
282813 1:53 Med Fast 135   


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   


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   


FOLK SONG OF INDIA - (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
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
282818 1:04 Med Slow 97   


FOLK SONG OF INDIA 2 - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin East Indian Accordion Solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287784 1:41 Med Slow 92   


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   


AS THE WHEAT SWAYS - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2010
Mario Pompetti mellow folk instrumental, swaying violin with acoustic guitar, make it perfect for rual country, farmland footage, lovers playing in the grass. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
445265 6:10 Medium 120   


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   


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   


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   


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   


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Majestic Accordion Anthem, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
286260 0:33 Med Slow 85   


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   


GREEK NATIONAL ANTHEM - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287086 1:09 Very Fast 208   


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   


GREEK SLOW DANCE (SOLO ACCORDION) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite (extnd), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287084 1:22 Med Slow 100   


GREEK SLOW DANCE (VARIATION) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287085 1:03 Med Slow 100   


AFTER SANDRA - (by Bartok Music)  Year: 2012
Bartok Music A serene classical guitar solo that's powerful and in control. Perfect for radio productions, films, commercial music services and much more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
546536 2:30 Med Slow 100   


A CANADIAN SNOW DAY - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2011
Mario Pompetti A easy listening track that reminds of the proverbial "small-Southern-one-stop-light-town" on a Sunday afternoon after church service where families and friends relax and enjoy each other's company. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
450049 3:47 Medium 120   


FOLK MUSIC RINGTONE - IF WE COULD ALL BE GOOD FRIENDS - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1999
Elizabeth C. Axford Folk song often sung as a round; ethnic, Klezmer-like instrumentation; keyboard instrumental. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
409688 0:31 Med Fast 148   


HOPAK (DANCE) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Spirited Traditional Dance, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
233304 2:06 Med Fast 134   


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   


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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