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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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DANCING DRUID - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Happy and playful traditional Celtic track. Features acoustic guitar, Irish Whistle, melodeon and bodhran. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
826833 1:49 Medium 115   


COSSACK DANCE - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Traditional Russian music with a festive and celebratory mood. Like many cossack dances it starts slower and accelerates at the end for fanfare. Great for traditional Russian features. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
839388 2:13 Med Fast 146   


COSSACK DANCE - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2017
Abbas Premjee Traditional Russian music with a festive and celebratory mood. Like many cossack dances it starts slower and accelerates at the end for fanfare. Great for traditional Russian features. Instrumental, East European, Russia
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
826821 2:13 Med Fast 146   


I REMEMBER ITALIAN - (by Michelangelo Oprandi)  Year: 2016
Michelangelo Oprandi italian mandolin popular simil tarantella, with tamburine fisarmonica (accordion) traditional style of Italian. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
794019 1:14 Medium 122   


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   


FLOWING INTO DARKNESS - (by Isha Erskine Project (LP))  Year: 2015
Isha Erskine Project (LP) A hazey, somewhat melancholy Americana / Acoustic track with a dreamy, slightly dark feel. Has an almost earthy sound. Available with or without a drum beat that joins in towards the end. Can work well for storytelling, drama and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
11 Mixes Available
762380 2:27 Medium 112   


FALLING DOWN (VOCAL VERSION) - (by Isha Erskine Project (LP))  Year: 2015
Isha Erskine Project (LP) A mellow, melancholic and dreamy ballad track lead by female vocal, piano and acoustic guitar. (Also available in an Instrumental version). Big thunderous drums lift up the chorus for an almost epic, yet emotional feel. Floating ambient synths fill out the track and add a dreamy quality. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
762383 3:15 Med Slow 82   
Loop - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761112 0:24 Med Slow 82   
Stinger A - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761117 0:06 Med Slow 82   
Stinger B - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761116 0:08 Med Slow 82   
Loop A - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761113 0:24 Med Slow 82   
Loop B - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761115 0:24 Med Slow 82   
Loop C - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761114 0:24 Med Slow 82   
Variation (Underscore version) - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761118 3:15 Med Slow 82   


FALLING DOWN (INSTRUMENTAL VERSION) - (by Isha Erskine Project (LP))  Year: 2015
Isha Erskine Project (LP) A mellow, melancholic and dreamy ballad track lead by female vocal, piano and acoustic guitar. (Also available in an Instrumental version). Big thunderous drums lift up the chorus for an almost epic, yet emotional feel. Floating ambient synths fill out the track and add a dreamy quality. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
762384 3:15 Med Slow 82   
15sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761108 0:15 Med Slow 82   
30sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761109 0:32 Med Slow 82   
60sec - Folk, Folk Dramatic
761110 1:01 Med Slow 82   


JOYFUL DAY - (by Evgeny Emelyanov)  Year: 2015
Evgeny Emelyanov Happy and carefree, bright and bouncy track touching on Nu-folk and Pop. Features ukulele, acoustic guitar, piano and bells, with a simple hand clap for rhythm section. Folksy, uncomplicated and joyful. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
756864 2:44 Med Slow 97   


WALKING ON AIR - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips A happy and feelgood pop-rock track with a family friendly sound and an uplifting melody. Catchy and appealing, with a youthful flow. Rhythmically, this track has an interesting twist. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
10 Mixes Available
755564 1:13 Fast 150   


SUMMER BREEZE - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips A happy and feelgood acoustic guitar track. Care free and uncomplicated. Uplifting and refreshing, friendly melodies. A little bit playful. Instrumental, Folk, Folk Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Folk Pop
754875 2:31 Medium 120   
60sec - Country, Country Pop
754869 1:00 Medium 120   
Loop - Country, Country Pop
754871 0:32 Medium 120   
Stinger - Country, Country Traditional
754872 0:06 Medium 120   
Loop - Folk, Folk Pop
754870 0:32 Medium 120   
Stinger - Folk, Folk Pop
754873 0:08 Medium 120   
Variation - Folk, Folk Pop
754874 2:31 Medium 120   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
754868 0:30 Medium 120   


MY KIND OF PLACE - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips Light acoustica. Somewhere between folk, country, easy listening and soft pop, this track features crisp acoustic guitars and a heartwarming piano melody. Happy, in an easy-going, laid back way. Instrumental, Pop, Acoustic Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754845 2:43 Fast 155   
Loop A - Country, Country Pop
754841 0:25 Fast 155   
Loop B - Country, Country Pop
754840 0:25 Fast 155   
60sec - Folk, Folk Pop
754839 1:00 Fast 155   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
754838 0:30 Fast 155   
Loop - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754842 0:25 Fast 155   
Stinger - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754843 0:13 Fast 155   
Variation (Underscore Version) - Pop, Acoustic Pop
754844 2:43 Fast 155   


LONG DRIVE HOME - (by Dustin Taylor Phillips)  Year: 2015
Dustin Taylor Phillips An easy-going, earthy and nicely laid back Folk / Nu-folk / Acoustica track. Acoustic guitar, piano and subtle shaker rhythm. Feelgood, relaxed, uncomplicated and happy. Think home, family, friends and good times. Instrumental, Pop, Soft Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
754837 2:39 Med Slow 100   


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   


SANDS OF TIME - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2015
Abbas Premjee Evocative Middle Eastern music with a strong and dramatic flavor. Intense and exotic with melancholic undertones. Instrumental, Middle East, Arabic Pop
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
13 Mixes Available
748058 2:46 Medium 120   


PLEASANT VALLEY - (by Abbas Premjee)  Year: 2015
Abbas Premjee Happy and uplifting trio of classical guitar, piano and violin. Very heartfelt and sincere. Great for nature. Beauty and heartwarming romance. Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
12 Mixes Available
746708 2:11 Med Slow 64   


JOY - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Light, campy and dynamic instrumental rendition with acoustic guitar. Fitting for themes like romance, traveling, country-side landscapes and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741332 1:28 Med Slow 92   


CERVEZA - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, confident, festive Folk instrumental with acoustic guitar and mandolin. Fitting for themes like celebrating, drinking, history and biographies, and indie/comedy. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741758 2:10 Medium 121   


BULLY OF THE TOWN - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Easy, elegant, mellow instrumental rendition of this folk classic- featuring acoustic guitar. Fitting for backgrounds and themes like history/historical, western, traveling in western territories, scenic views and more. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
741315 0:57 Med Slow 100   


HOME - (by Paul Reece)  Year: 2013
Paul Reece Upbeat, festive, mid-fast tempo Contemporary Folk instrumental with acoustic guitars. Fitting for soundtracks, backgrounds and themes like celebrating, dancing in a nature setting, or traveling in the back country. (Cohen Brothers, O Brother Where Art Thou), Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
741733 2:15 Med Slow 95   


CABIN BOY - (by Alex Larson)  Year: 2015
Alex Larson Cabin Boy is a short, salty whistle and guitar track which conjures up a life on the ocean waves. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Variation - Folk, Traditional Folk
732137 0:44 Slow 78   


LYRE PATTERN 05 (WITH BOURDONS) - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2015
The Cradle Lyre is the old traditional instrument of Slavic nations. It was also widely used in medieval Europe. It’s often called a Wheel Lyre or Hurdy Gurdy. Lyre performance school as well as bandura/kobza one is outlined in a separate musical tradition of performance. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
60sec (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, European Folk  
726422 1:00 No Tempo   
60sec A (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
726421 1:05 No Tempo   
60sec B (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, European Folk  
726419 1:00 No Tempo   
60sec C (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Folk Dramatic  
726420 1:06 No Tempo   


LYRE PATTERN 01 (WITH BOURDONS) - STEREO SPREAD - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2015
The Cradle Lyre is the old traditional instrument of Slavic nations. It was also widely used in medieval Europe. It’s often called a Wheel Lyre or Hurdy Gurdy. Lyre performance school as well as bandura/kobza one is outlined in a separate musical tradition of performance. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Wheel Lyre, Hurdy Gurdy Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
726411 1:07 No Tempo   


THE PARTING GLASS - (by Chris Angel)  Year: 2015
Chris Angel Traditional song of farewell and parting. Great for funerals or wakes and saying goodbye to loved ones. Strong emotional beat. Historical piece with symbolic and gentle lyrics. Evokes feelings of nostalgia. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725597 4:52 Slow 79   


JOCK O HAZELDEAN - (by Chris Angel)  Year: 2015
Chris Angel Moving folk song about lost love. Male vocals and elegant guitar. Would work over historical pieces or period pieces. Perfect for settings in forest or fields. Scottish ballad song. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725549 4:32 Med Slow 100   


TSYMBALY MOOD 11 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle Tsymbaly is the Ukrainian version of the hammer dulcimer. It is a chordophone made up of a trapezoidal box with metal (steel or bronze) strings strung across it. The tsymbaly is played by striking two beaters against the strings. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Ukrainian Tsymbaly Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725223 0:14 No Tempo   


SOPILKA BASS PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle Sopilka is a general name of the flute family woodwind instruments used in Ukrainian folk music. Most commonly refers to a fife made of a variety of materials (traditionally out of wood) and has 6 to 10 finger holes. There are prima, alto and bass sopilkas in the collection, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Folk Wind Instr Sopilka Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725185 0:18 No Tempo   


REBRO PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle The Nai (or Ney, Rebro) is a Romanian and Ukrainian diatonic pan flute used since the 17th century. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
15sec (Rebro (Ney, Pan Flute) Loop) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725167 0:16 No Tempo   


DZHOLOMYGA PATTERN 02 - (by The Cradle)  Year: 2006
The Cradle The Dzholomyga (or Dvodentsivka) is a woodwind musical instrument. It differs from the true sopilka in that the dentsivka has a fipple, like the western European recorder. It is thus classified as a duct flute. Two dentsivkas are joined together into one which is called Dvodentsivka, or Dzholomyga, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Folk Wind Instr. Dzholomyga) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
725101 1:29 No Tempo   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 23 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736759 1:26 Med Slow 98   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 21 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736753 1:33   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 19 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736754 2:17   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 18 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736755 8:14 Med Slow 91   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 17 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704152 4:32   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 15 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704150 2:21 Fast 155   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 13 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736748 2:52 Medium 108   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 09 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704144 3:08 Fast 150   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 08 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704143 1:27 Medium 112   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 07 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704142 3:15 Med Fast 147   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 06 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
704141 2:32   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - WEDDING IN KOSMACH - 03 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2010
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736738 2:02   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 17 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736782 1:28   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 16 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736781 3:22   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 15 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736780 2:11 Med Slow 94   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 14 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736779 2:35   


HUTSUL COLLECTION - MELODIES OF PASTURELANDS - 13 - (by Hutsul Collection)  Year: 2011
Hutsul Collection Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
736778 2:29   


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