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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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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 (Banjo & Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401747 1:29 Medium 124   
Variation C (Banjo Solo) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401748 1:26 Medium 124   
Variation D (Bed - Piano & J-Harp) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401749 1:29 Medium 124   
Variation E (Bed - Piano Only) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401750 1:29 Medium 124   


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   


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   


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   


MATIKVOH - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Isreali Anthem Accordion solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287794 0:49 Med Fast 143   


HAPPY UKULELE AND WHISTLE - (by Heavenless)  Year: 2017
Heavenless The bouncy lively feel and happy tune create a perfectly optimistic vibe for motivational corporate videos websites Youtube videos commercials and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
861518 1:31 Fast 160   


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   


SHE'LL BE COMING AROUND THE MOUNTAIN - (by Adagio Music)  Year: 1890
Adagio Music Here's the traditional American folk song done with flair in the old saloon style piano playing. The piece has a grand authentic western feel with the wood block percussion and a strumming uke. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
355187 1:12 Medium 124   


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   


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   


DIAMONDS AND GOLD - (by Purple Mountain)  Year: 2008
Purple Mountain Strong mid tempo contemporary folk piece with acoustic instruments. This crystalline recording is great for a folksy backwoods Video Tv and more, Male Vocals
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal) - Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
617205 1:59 Med Slow 82   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Spiritual, Instrumental Gospel
342770 2:35 Med Slow 82   
Variation A (vocal) - Country, Country Ballads
329343 2:41 Med Slow 82   
Variation B (cue with light drums) - Folk, Traditional Folk
342772 1:12 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403218 0:30 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403222 0:15 Med Slow 82   


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   


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   


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   


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   


GRANDMA'S PORCH - (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, Dramatic, Happy Music
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Dramatic, Happy Music
605178 1:00 Very Fast 184   
Variation (56 second edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
606177 0:56 Very Fast 184   
30sec - Country, Bluegrass
605184 0:30 Very Fast 184   


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   


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   


O' MARY DON'T YOU WEEP (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, passionate, sincere classic Folk-Country with male vocals, acoustic guitars and mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like western, historical, drama series and more. Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
375121 2:44 Medium 117   
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
375140 2:44 Medium 114   


GREEK SLOW DANCE (VARIATION) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287085 1:03 Med Slow 100   


ACOUSTIC FOLK - (by Heavenless)  Year: 2017
Heavenless Upbeat Acoustic Folk is inspiring and uplifting background acoustic folk track for your projects. Great for any uplifting and inspiring videos such as advertising, marketing, product launching, vlogs, podcasts, youtube intros, broadcasting and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
864322 1:15 Med Slow 100   


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   


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   


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   


BUBLITCHKI - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Accordion Village Dance, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287792 1:05 Slow 66   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


ANCIENT GREEK FLUTE THEME - (by Dimitris Fritzalas)  Year: 2015
Dimitris Fritzalas Ancient-style Greek melody played by ancient flute. Sentimental, tranquil coming from the past. Traditional theme brings memories of civilizations lost in time. Perfect for history documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Solo Ancient Greek Flute) - Folk, Traditional Folk
727131 1:18 Slow   


GREEK SLOW DANCE (SOLO ACCORDION) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite (extnd), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287084 1:22 Med Slow 100   


SHE'LL BE COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN ORCHESTRAL - (by Erik Haddad)  Year: 2009
Erik Haddad A fun orchestral arrangement of the American folk classic "She'll Be Comin Round The Mountain". Great for everything from children's to historical productions. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
332922 1:14 Med Fast 132   


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   


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   


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   


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
786339 1:02 Medium 108   
60sec D - Folk, Traditional Folk
786340 1:02 Medium 108   


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   


FOLK SONG OF INDIA - (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
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
282818 1:04 Med Slow 97   


WORKING ON THE RAILROAD - (by Ronald Nelson)  Year: 2016
Ronald Nelson Soulful song of a railroad man at the end of a hard days work. Features a male vocal with a steady slow rhythm reminiscent of hammering railroad spikes. Perfect for a scene with trains or railroad yard in the background. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
769526 1:31 Very Slow   


JILL DAILEY (VOCAL) - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Mellow, smooth, campy Country-Folk with male vocals, acoustic guitars and mandolin, mid-tempo. Fitting for themes like rural/country-side, farming, traveling/scenic nature. Male Vocals, Folk, Contemporary Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Contemporary Folk
374671 2:22 Med Slow 91   
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
375126 2:22 Med Slow 90   


DIXIE ACOUSTIC GUITAR 60 - (by David Harper)  Year: 2010
David Harper Dixie on 2 acoustic guitars. Nothing fancy... just a good ol' southern staple. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
424388 1:00 Med Slow 100   


FOLK INSPIRATION - (by Jo Masino)  Year: 2016
Jo Masino A sweet, joyful, serene folk / bluegrass track, very melodic and inspirational, with all classic acoustic instruments, including a beautiful fiddle, played by real musicians. Ideal for productions related to nature, simple life, hope, travel, family. No lead and 60 sec edits versions available. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main version) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836225 4:00 Medium 105   
Full Track (no lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836224 4:00 Medium 105   
60sec A (60 sec - fiddle lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836221 1:02 Medium 105   
60sec B (60 sec - guitar lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836222 1:02 Medium 105   
60sec C (60 sec - no lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836223 1:02 Medium 105   


JOLLY UKULELE - (by Dave Blomberg)  Year: 2015
Dave Blomberg Cheerful, happy and light hearted pop song that features quirky ukulele, childlike whistled melody, piano, happy bells and a groovy drum beat. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
14 Mixes Available
753875 2:43 Med Fast 142   


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   


GREEK NATIONAL ANTHEM - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Greek Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287086 1:09 Very Fast 208   


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