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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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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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


DANNY BOY HARP - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A Harp rendition of this traditional Irish track. A beautiful and heartwarming version, perfect for all traditional visual applications. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680625 0:53 Slow   


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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287792 1:05 Slow 66   


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   


10 LITTLE INDIANS GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar 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
680609 0:55 Medium   


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   


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   


FOLK MUSIC RINGTONE - IF WE COULD ALL BE GOOD FRIENDS - (by Elizabeth C. Axford)  Year: 1999
Elizabeth C. Axford Folk song often sung as a round; ethnic, Klezmer-like instrumentation; keyboard instrumental. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
409688 0:31 Med Fast 148   


IN THE GOOD OLD SUMMERTIME (HONKY TONK PIANO) - (by Music Boutique)  Year: 2010
Music Boutique This song was a favorite during the Tin Pan Alley era. Written in 1902, it's still heard today in shows and commercials. This version features a honky tonk, ragtime-style piano. Great for western saloon scenes -- but please, don't shoot the piano player! Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Honky Tonk Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401979 1:58 Fast 150   


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, Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation (Vocal) - Soundalikes, Bob Dylan
617205 1:59 Med Slow 82   
Variation (vocal) - Country, Country Ballads
329343 2:41 Med Slow 82   
Full Track (Instrumental) - Spiritual, Instrumental Gospel
342770 2:35 Med Slow 82   
Variation (cue with light drums) - Folk, Traditional Folk
342772 1:12 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403222 0:15 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403218 0:30 Med Slow 82   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


CELITO LINDO - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Mexican Accordion Waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287798 0:42 Fast 160   


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   


ENGLISH COUNTRY GARDEN V2 40 SECS - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2014
Annie McGee Country Gardens is an English folk tune - more commonly know as english country garden - whimisical piece played here on ukuleles English folk music 18th-century songs. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
672853 0:41 Medium 114   


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   


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   


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   


FRENCH BLUE VALSE (JAZZ ACCORDION MUSETTE SOLO) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2003
Kepha Peter Martin Jazz Accordion Musette solo. Great for European period pieces, cafe scenes, stories set in Paris, and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
294051 2:23 Med Slow 89   


TA RA RA BOOM - (by Dewey Dellay)  Year: 2009
Dewey Dellay traditional Ta Ra Ra Boom dee ray song instrumental, clarinet, flute, accordion, tuba, march drum, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
343397 1:30 Medium 129   


BOBBIE SHAFTO HARP - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A childrens and kids version of this traditional and classic nursery rhyme. This track is very traditional, and is perfect for all your children and kid visuals. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
680615 1:12 Med Fast   


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   


WILL YOU GO LASSIE GO - (by Tunes Are Me)  Year: 2010
Tunes Are Me A traditional folk song with a very obvious Celtic Appeal,A beautifully understated backing supports a male vocal that is haunting and heartfelt,this would be ideal in a period drama with a Scottish or Irish aspect,TV,Movie,Documetary, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
419427 4:28 Slow 73   


SUNSET - (by Dimitris Fritzalas)  Year: 2015
Dimitris Fritzalas Sweet Mediterranean folk instrumental melody played with small ensemble. Two themes, first one by accordion and acoustic guitar, second with ancient flute. Looking at the sunset near by the sea. A feeling of summer vacations in Greek islands calm, relaxing, loving, tender. Instrumental, European, France
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Full Version) - European, France
727148 2:19 Med Slow 84   
Variation (Theme without percussion ) - Folk, Traditional Folk
727192 0:29 Med Slow 84   


LA CUCARACHA GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar 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
680645 1:06 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   


STAR SPANGLED BANNER (USA NATIONAL ANTHEM) PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Star Spangled Banner (USA National Anthem)'. 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
680687 0:55 Medium   


BRANDISI - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Italian Accordion Solo (Verdi), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk, Giuseppe Verdi
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
287786 1:01 Med Slow 94   


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   


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   


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   


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   


FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW PIANO - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Piano arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'For He's A Jolly Good Fellow'. 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
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
680631 0:35 Medium   


HOPAK (DANCE) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Spirited Traditional Dance, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
233304 2:06 Med Fast 134   


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