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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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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   


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   


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   


TA RA RA BOOM - (by Dewey Dellay)  Year: 2009
Dewey Dellay traditional Ta Ra Ra Boom dee ray song instrumental, clarinet, flute, accordion, tuba, march drum, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
343397 1:30 Medium 129   


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   


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   


FOLKSY CONSORT - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 2014
Mark Knox Imagine an acoustic performance at the local town hall or church by the local musicians who play ukulele, bass flute, violin, upright bass and washboard. This track is right from such a performance. Perfect for a folksy underscore, commercial cue, background music or movie trailer. Instrumental, Folk, Appalachian Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Appalachian Folk
703977 3:05 Medium 116   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
703978 1:01 Medium 116   


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   


BAR BY DE MOLEN - (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
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287782 0:43 Med Slow 82   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


THE CHILDREN - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe My kids will do better...Hope the future of planet earth is good, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
247323 2:55 Medium 112   


WON'T YOU STAY - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2003
Steve Dafoe The realization that it's over but it never hurts to ask "Won't You Stay"! Lyrical themes are Unrequited Love, Regret, Sadness, Depression, Anguish, Desperation, Broken Hearts, Wishing to be in Love, Loneliness and the Frustration of it all. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
244759 4:18 Med Slow 89   


GALAPAGOS WILDLIFE - (by Davinia Leonne)  Year: 2010
Davinia Leonne Significant lively and optimistic song with rhythmic, upbeat vibes and beautiful pan flute sequences. Very closed to earth, thus suitable for movies about nature & travelling, documentary about south america, galapagos island, exotic animals, landscapes & indigenous people. Advertising for handcraft, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
475327 1:18 Medium 107   


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   


BON HOMME - (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
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
286253 0:43 Medium 128   


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   


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   


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   


AURA LEE - LOVE ME TENDER - ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2009
Annie McGee Acoustic guitar played simply, without adornment "Aura Lee" is an American Civil War song about a maiden. It was written George R. Poulton (music) tune also known as 'Love me tender'. Dreamy, Emotional, Easy style, sweet and simple acoustic track. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
376875 2:56 Slow 77   
Full Track (Shorter Version) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
376874 1:11 Slow 79   


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   


TRAIL'S END - (by Roger and Ellen Bruno)  Year: 2008
Roger and Ellen Bruno Western cowboy song with 2 guitars, bass, drums and accordion. Sittin' by the fire out on the prairie or up in the mountains of the Adirondacks or on the trail at the end of the day. Country waltz. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
519069 0:43 Medium 112   


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   


CHEROKEE - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2007
Steve Dafoe A horse on a mission around the world to save it from man's destructive hand. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
258166 2:58 Med Slow 99   


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   


NEVER KNEW YOU AT ALL - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe A Sad and Sentimental Acoustic Ballad. ABC TV licensed this song for the "Secret Lives Of Women" .."American Brothel Series". Just the tale of a stronger personality in a relationship and how love goes away. Lyrical themes are Frustration, loneliness, Sadness, Being in Love and Devotion. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239623 3:08 Med Slow 101   


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   


POKE-A - (by David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis)  Year: 2010
David Flavin/Roland Rudzitis HEE HAW! !! Polka meets Hoe Down in this wonderful track! Very catchy melodic and well performed polka that works great with all media needs including TV, Film, Web sites and Multi media projects. Happy, uplifting, joyful, hopeful, playful, bouncy, cheerful. Grab your partner dosey doe, Swing around, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
436038 1:33 Medium 123   


BUBLITCHKI - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Accordion Village Dance, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287792 1:05 Slow 66   


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   


SWEET WHOLESOME JOYFUL HOLIDAY: FOLKSY COMMERCIAL - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2014
Stephan Lindsjo This sweet happy feeling good track is played with ukulele and bass. It has a cheerful warm melody, nice playful bass which help to get the rich tone of an old acoustic folk song with a relaxed holiday emotion. This is an optimistic emotional folk country song for happy children, sweet commercial. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
653211 1:37 Slow 72   


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   


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   


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   


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   


OLD COUNTRY GUITAR: FOLK ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2013
Stephan Lindsjo Optimistic and positive country guitar tune. Uplifting and happy. 30s, 40s, Nice, acoustic, advertisement, background, bright, business, carefree, cheerful/happy, country, down, easy, festive, finger, folk, folksy, guitar, guitars, hank williams, happy, home, hopeful, inspirational, inspiring, light, Instrumental, Country, Classic Country
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Country, Classic Country
603565 1:09 Slow 62   
15sec - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
603564 0:17 Slow 62   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
403221 0:36 Slow 75   


MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 1876
Mark Knox An orchestral version of the timely and recognizable song by Henry Clay is popular in many cultures as a children’s song and folk/bluegrass standard. This version is a fun pops orchestra treatment well suited for commercials, a children’s theme or documentary. And of course, kids will love it too. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
731882 2:11 Med Slow 94   
30sec - Folk, Folk Oldies
731884 0:30 Med Slow 94   
60sec - Childrens, Playful Novelty
731883 1:01 Med Slow 94   


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   


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