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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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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   


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   


AMAZING GRACE - (by Dynamite Chick Publishing)  Year: 2010
Dynamite Chick Publishing . Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
472867 2:08 Med Slow 100   


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   


CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA (FINNISH) - (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
282812 0:50 Fast 168   


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   


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   


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   


SWEET BETSY FROM PIKE - (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
66657 4:16 Fast 155   


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   


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   


LONDONDERRY AIR - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Irish accordion favorite, shimmering and reflective. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
279037 1:47 Mixed 168   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DANNY BOY GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar 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
680624 0:53 Medium   


GREENSLEAVES GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Greensleaves'. 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
680634 0:52 Medium   


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   


HOME ON THE RANGE - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's premiere folk songs in a beautiful reflective rendition; This track begins with a soft piano then builds with strings, harmonica, flute, & guitar; Perfect for films & docs. with scenes around the campfire, cattle ranchers, wagon trains, cowboys, old west, Civil War, or Americana. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
635291 3:23 Slow 75   


JOLLY LEPRECHAUN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Bouncing and bubbly accordion dance piece uplifting and playful. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
279041 1:14 Medium 129   


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   


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   


WON'T BE HURT AGAIN - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2011
Steve Dafoe An Acoustic Powerful Pop Alternative Folk song! A person retreating from love as they have been hurt so much. Perfect for the bitter poignant parts of a Film on love gone wrong! Lyrically deals with Broken Hearts, Lies, Deception all in the name of romance. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
474476 3:14 Med Slow 93   


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   


MEXICAN HAT DANCE GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar 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
680660 1:01 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   
Variation (Underscore Version) - Folk, Folk Pop
758011 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   
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   


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   


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   


LITHUANIAN FOLKSONG - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Lithuanian Accordion Solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287796 1:11 Mixed 96   


AH, MARIE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Italian Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287785 1:46 Very Fast 185   


MEXICAN WALTZ - (by Alan Fagan)  Year: 2014
Alan Fagan Enjoy this beautiful mariachi ranchera waltz. It is romantic, acoustic Mexican or South American folk music. The acoustic guitars and violins set the scene for a strolling band at a restaurant, Mexican dance or celebration. A couple strolling the streets on a hot summer night. Cinco de Mayo, love, Instrumental, Latin, Ranchera
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15 Mixes Available
634838 3:27 Medium 120   


COCKELS AND MUSSELS BRASS - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Brass 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
680618 0:46 Medium   


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   


ALOUETTE - (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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
286250 1:07 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   


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   


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   


SHENANDOAH - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's most beloved folk songs becomes a warm symphonic instrumental; Use this track in scenes with reflection, memory flashback, loneliness, Civil War, southern living; Great for scenic flyovers; Radio ready; Perfect song feature for documentaries, TV, video, travelogue, or film. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
667558 3:19 Slow 70   


BALKAN DANCE - (by Sashqxxx)  Year: 2011
Sashqxxx Cinematic piece inspired from Balkan music & traditions.. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
465963 0:51 Fast 155   


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