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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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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 - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker Sweet rendition of a Southern favorite; Beautiful melancholic piano solo evolves & builds into an orchestrated piece; Perfect for all media: Use for civil war, memory flashbacks, reflection, historical documentaries, old southern culture, patriotic & political events, anything Americana; Radio ready, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
634984 3:53 Med Slow 86   


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   


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   


LA CUCARACHA PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'La Cucaracha'. 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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
680647 1:06 Medium   


PASTORAL - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2009
Michael Huang An americana pastoral piece featuring slow melodic fiddle and soft guitar playing evoking the sentimental feeling of a simpler times, families and kids, traditional ways, rural farm video game, romance, slow dancing, love song, commercial or advert. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop (Loopable) - Folk, Traditional Folk
362637 0:49 Med Slow 80   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   
Variation (no lead edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786341 4:12 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   


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   


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 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   


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   


TRADITIONAL IRISH TUNE - (by Daniel Cullen)  Year: 2011
Daniel Cullen Beautiful and slightly sad Irish folk tune with harp, fiddle and pipes. Very wistful and nostalgic. Would be used in drama for scenes of traditional Irish life. Drinking Guinness and Whisky, pastoral countryside. American cop shows with Irish Connections. Documentary and TV Adverts. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
457414 1:44 Med Slow 80   


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   


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   


IMAYO - (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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287789 1:37 Slow 70   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DANNY BOY PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Danny Boy'. 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
680626 0:53 Medium   


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   


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   


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   


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   


COCKELS AND MUSSELS GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Cockels and Mussels'. 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
680619 0:46 Medium   


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   


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   


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   


TOO LONG - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe When love is taken for granted. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239629 2:59 Medium 127   


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   


COUNTRY FAIR DANCE OLDE ENGLAND STYLE (30) - (by Steve Urwin)  Year: 2012
Steve Urwin Very much a Robin Hood Maid marion style of track quintessential england and european. Fun and lighhearted celebration music that speeds up towards the climax ending. Instant mood maker for period action or mayhem Strong field drums that boom out the tempo. would work well for a school project, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk  
552877 0:31 Mixed 118   


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   


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   


10 LITTLE INDIANS HARP - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Harp arrangement of the well known traditional tune '10 Little Indians'. 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
680610 0:55 Medium   


10 LITTLE INDIANS PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune '10 Little Indians'. 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
680611 0:55 Medium   


KEHTO LAULU - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Finnish Cradle Song Solo Accordion, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
282814 1:09 Med Slow 96   


MOTHERLESS CHILD - (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
66658 4:29 Med Fast 141   


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