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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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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   


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 (waltz) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
552877 0:31 Mixed 118   


GREEN SLEEVE - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe This is famous traditional folk song. Boosted with epicness. This is one of the best modern versions out there. Great for commercials, trailers or movies. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540769 2:04 Med Slow   


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   


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   


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   


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   


MY PRAIRIE HOME - (by Mike Stidolph)  Year: 2012
Mike Stidolph A lovely legato Harmonica instrumental performed in the traditional Western Folk style. Featuring Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin, and Upright Bass. A wonderful piece for your TV, Movie, or Radio project. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
534021 2:49 Slow 74   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


IRISH LAMENT - (by Daniel Cullen)  Year: 2011
Daniel Cullen Uilleann pipes, fiddle, snares and bass drum combine in this beautifully sad Irish Lament. Tender and heartbreaking, this would be perfect for Saint Patrick's Day, especially late at night after a few Guinness. Nostalgia for the old country in drama and film. Wakes and sorrow for loss of loved one. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
457405 1:20 Very Slow 50   


FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1709
Elizabeth C. Axford Sung to congratulate a person on a significant event, such as a retirement, a promotion, a birthday, the birth of a child, or the winning of a championship sporting event; melody originates from that of the French song "Marlbrough s'en va-t-en guerre;" 2nd-most popular song in the English language. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
455932 0:58 Med Slow 104   


OH MY DARLING, CLEMENTINE - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1884
Elizabeth C. Axford American western folk ballad usually credited to Percy Montrose (1884), even though it's sometimes credited to Barker Bradford; believed to have been based on another song called "Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden" by H. S. Thompson (1863); piano solo great for a western-themed film, TV, or video. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
455679 0:50 Medium 119   


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   


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   


A CANADIAN SNOW DAY - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2011
Mario Pompetti A easy listening track that reminds of the proverbial "small-Southern-one-stop-light-town" on a Sunday afternoon after church service where families and friends relax and enjoy each other's company. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
450049 3:47 Medium 120   


AS THE WHEAT SWAYS - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2010
Mario Pompetti mellow folk instrumental, swaying violin with acoustic guitar, make it perfect for rual country, farmland footage, lovers playing in the grass. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
445265 6:10 Medium 120   


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   


SPIRIT OF TIBET - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2010
A-P-M Productions Tibetan drone, ancient sounding, very dramatic, usable in desert scenes or anything requiring an eerie, yet sophisticated feel. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
452145 2:29 Med Slow 100   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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