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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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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   


AMAZING GRACE - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2012
Ethereal Motion This iconic Christian Hymn is arranged by Jay Althouse for solo soprano voice and piano, and written by John Newton.   One of the most recognizable songs in the English speaking world, this arrangement is very introspectively done without too much embellishment of the melody. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
537338 2:37 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Instrumental) - Classical, Classical Piano
537341 2:37 Med Slow 90   


CONSTANT LOVE (VICTORIA BLYTHE VOCAL) - (by Greg Beattie)  Year: 2007
Greg Beattie Constant love is a love based on the sweet, familiar, everyday happiness of being together. Perfect for the love of your life, who you don't tell often enough, on any occasion or no occasion. Beautiful folk ballad with Victoria Blythe backed by acoustic guitars, gorgeous viola solo and stand-up bass, Instrumental, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
452582 3:33 Slow 73   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
458544 3:33 Slow 72   


HELSTON FURY DANCE (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2011
Alec Makinson Old English processional May dance that conjours up warm summer afternoons enjoying this slow-med dance performed by traditional cloggers or Morris dancers. Features tradtional instruments - fiddles, melodeons, bell-sticks, whistle, drums. Also known as 'The Floral Dance'. Main mix & 30sec mix. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - Folk, Traditional Folk
482394 1:44 Med Slow 86   
30sec (30sec commercial) - Folk, British Folk
482393 0:31 Med Slow 86   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


I AM A RIVER - (by Bill Leslie)  Year: 2006
Bill Leslie vocal, lyrical, lush, spiritual, quest, heartwarming, reassuring, tranquil, heroic, resilient, pastoral, peaceful, uplifting, kind, compassionate, romantic, prismatic, journey, goodness, grace, heavenlike, heartfelt, heartscape, hopeful, kind, curative. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
417968 4:00 Med Slow 102   


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   


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   


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   


SHENANDOAH - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2012
Ethereal Motion This is an entirely new and original look at a folk song that dates back to the early 19th century.   Arranged for solo soprano with piano accompaniment by Gay Santerre.   Full of musical imagery, the accompaniment very vividly imitates a river throughout the 1st and 2nd verse. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
537344 3:16 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Instrumental) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
537347 3:16 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   


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   


MEXICAN HAT DANCE PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Mexican Hat Dance'. 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
680662 1:01 Medium   


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   


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   


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   


THE DANCE OF JOY - (by Marco Pesci)  Year: 2013
Marco Pesci Upbeat and uplifting folk dance with happy vibe, completely acoustic, featuring gypsy instruments like bandoneon, guitar, trombone, violins, tambourine, ecc. Perfect for commercials and corporates. Will put a smile on your face and will make you want to get up and start dancing while clapping hands. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Corporate, Corporate Folk
617089 3:26 Medium 124   
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
618483 1:06 Medium 124   
Variation (No Claps Edit) - Corporate, Corporate Folk
654198 3:27 Medium 124   
30sec - Corporate, Corporate World Beat
618478 0:35 Medium 124   


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   


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   


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   


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   


THE WATER IS WIDE - (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
66659 2:39 Medium 128   


FOLK MUSIC RINGTONE - OH, HOW LOVELY IS THE EVENING - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1999
Elizabeth C. Axford Traditional folk song often sung as a round; campfire melody; song about peace and bells sweetly ringing; keyboard instrumental track with bells and chimes; medium tempo. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
409974 0:42 Med Slow 98   


AMAZING SAXY GRACE - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2013
Ethereal Motion This iconic Christian hymn has a slightly different flavor with the alto sax melody and acoustic piano. Solemn and sparse, it evokes a peaceful gospel vibe.  One of the most recognizable songs in the English speaking world, this arrangement is very introspectively done without much embellishment. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
609259 2:37 Med Slow 90   


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   


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   


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   


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