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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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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


HAPPY AS FOLK - (by Felipe Adorno Vassao)  Year: 2015
Felipe Adorno Vassao Very positive and uplifting folk in the style of Mumford and Sons. Acoustic guitars, whistling and glockenspiel, over a driving drum pattern. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Folk Pop
758012 1:53 Very Fast 220   
Loop A - Folk, Folk Pop
758008 0:35 Very Fast 220   
Loop B - Folk, Folk Pop
758007 0:35 Very Fast 220   
Variation (Underscore Version) - Folk, Folk Pop
758011 1:53 Very Fast 220   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
758005 0:31 Very Fast 220   
Loop A - Folk, Traditional Folk
758010 0:09 Very Fast 220   
Loop B - Folk, Folk Dramatic
758009 0:09 Very Fast 220   
60sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
758006 1:01 Very Fast 220   


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   


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   


SIMPLE GIFTS - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2012
Ethereal Motion An arrangement by Mark Hayes of a Shaker song written in 1828.   Originally written by Joseph Brackett. Arranged for solo soprano voice and piano accompaniment, this is a lively and tuneful dance into Americana.   This particular arrangement allows for some lovely soaring soprano moments. Female Vocals, Dramatic, Whimsical Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Dramatic, Whimsical Music
537452 2:11 Med Slow 90   
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
537454 2:11 Med Slow 90   


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   


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   


KELLIE MAE - (by Alan Fagan)  Year: 2013
Alan Fagan This is an old time slow, melancholy country waltz played on acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and harmonicas. Traditional country band style, authentic live performance. It would also fit nicely in a documentary about the old American west, the Ozarks, Appalachia, the Great Plains, or cowboys, Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Country, Bluegrass
623217 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Lead, underscore) - Country, Bluegrass
623213 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Loop (seamless loop) - Country, Bluegrass
623214 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (No Lead, underscore) - Country, Bluegrass
623216 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Variation B (Duet) - Folk, Appalachian Folk
623210 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Loop A (Duet Loop) - Folk, Appalachian Folk
623211 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Loop B (Loop No Bass) - Folk, Traditional Folk
623212 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Bass) - Folk, Traditional Folk
623215 1:55 Med Slow 100   


ST. PATRICK'S DAY GUITAR REEL - (by Larry Folk)  Year: 1995
Larry Folk This is a Traditional Irish fiddle tune that I arranged for guitar with new variations. It's a lively polka that will help set the mood for a green beer or a pint O' Guiness. I had to alter the tuning of the strings in order to get the runs I needed. Happy St Patrick's Day! Top O'the mornin to ya! Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Guitar Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
458408 2:49 Med Fast 144   


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   


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   


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   


THE GOOD OLD WEST - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2008
Michael Huang A simple high spirited accoustic guitar piece from the good old west. Slow, Sweet and wonderfully pokey. Sittin' on the porch music, reflecting times past, watching kids play in the yard, or Mom baking apple pie. Song is written to loop. Hard times, dust bowl, dry goods store, 1930s and 1940s. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
343559 1:02 Medium 105   


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   


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   


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   


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   


WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN (MAIN MIX WITH FX - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2010
Alec Makinson Jolly & upbeat version of the traditional English folk song from Northumberland. Also known as 'Dance Ti Thy Daddy' or 'Thou shall have a fishy'. Opens with whistle & harmonica, then acoustic guitar joins, building to accordion band style - versions with & w/o sea fx. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main with sea fx) - Folk, Sea Shanties
422259 1:35 Med Slow 102   
30sec A (accordion with fx ) - European, England
422252 0:31 Med Slow 102   
30sec B (accordion mix no fx) - Folk, Traditional Folk
422238 0:31 Med Slow 102   
Full Track (main mix w/o sea fx) - Folk, European Folk
422244 1:31 Med Slow 102   
30sec (30sec flute mix) - Folk, European Folk
422243 0:32 Med Slow 102   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2008
Paul & Margie Classic American folk song, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
320395 4:17 Slow 72   


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   


JESSIE JAMES - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66660 4:52 Medium 123   


POOR WAYFARIN' STRANGER - (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
66662 4:46 Medium 115   


THE WABASH CANNONBALL - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66664 3:05 Med Slow 94   


ALL MY TRIALS - (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
66653 3:49 Medium 116   


JOHN HENRY - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66655 3:08 Medium 124   


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