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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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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   


INTROGRAPH - (by Majed Salih)  Year: 2016
Majed Salih This is a part of a traditional symphony of Qanawat. a syrian Folk music with a symphonic instruments that fully composed and produced by me. e, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Traditional Symphony) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
770918 5:13 Very Slow   


BABEL - (by Majed Salih)  Year: 2014
Majed Salih Babel is the name used in the Hebrew Bible for the city of Babylon. was a significant city in ancient Mesopotamia, in the fertile plain between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. I composed this symphony after a big dose of ancient inspiration while watching the old city pictures and videos. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Traditional Symphony) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
659954 1:12 Med Slow 96   


FESTIVE FOLK - (by Anton Atom)  Year: 2014
Anton Atom Strumming mandolin and acoustic guitars drive along this Christmas folk tune which builds to a glorious end with boys choir. Feelgood and uplifting with a hint of tradition and the past. Ideal for seasonal festive themed drama or advertising. Instrumental, Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678153 2:29 Med Fast 133   
Stinger (no choir) - Folk, Traditional Folk
678152 0:10 Med Fast 134   
Variation (no choir) - Folk, European Folk
678150 2:28 Med Fast 133   
30sec - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678148 0:31 Med Fast 133   
60sec - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678149 1:00 Med Fast 133   
Stinger - Christmas, Christmas Acoustic
678151 0:10 Med Slow 95   


WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker The traditional American folk song weaves in & out of this track with a twist; Useful in spaghetti westerns, Civil War documentaries, films, memory flashbacks, wars & battles, scenes of military going to war; Perfect as film opener, closer, credits, feature song, or underscore; Think Clint Eastwood. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (mellow, heroic tribute music) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
671404 3:00 Med Slow 90   


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   


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   


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   


RAGGLE TAGGLE LOVER - (by Adla Hannon)  Year: 2009
Adla Hannon **Vintage** Bluesy song about a man who all the women fall for. Male vocals and a great blue guitar riff make for a dark sound, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
383994 1:52 Med Fast 130   
60sec - Rock, Soft Rock
389961 1:00 Med Fast 130   


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   


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   


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   


OLD COUNTRY GUITAR: FOLK ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2013
Stephan Lindsjo Optimistic and positive country guitar tune. Uplifting and happy. 30s, 40s, Nice, acoustic, advertisement, background, bright, business, carefree, cheerful/happy, country, down, easy, festive, finger, folk, folksy, guitar, guitars, hank williams, happy, home, hopeful, inspirational, inspiring, light, Instrumental, Country, Classic Country
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Country, Classic Country
603565 1:09 Slow 62   
15sec - Folk, Finger-Picked Guitar
603564 0:17 Slow 62   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
403221 0:36 Slow 75   


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   


I AM A RIVER - (by Bill Leslie)  Year: 2006
Bill Leslie vocal, lyrical, lush, spiritual, quest, heartwarming, reassuring, tranquil, heroic, resilient, pastoral, peaceful, uplifting, kind, compassionate, romantic, prismatic, journey, goodness, grace, heavenlike, heartfelt, heartscape, hopeful, kind, curative. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
417968 4:00 Med Slow 102   


CHERRY ORCHARD - (by Vladimir Makhankov)  Year: 2015
Vladimir Makhankov Instrumental version capella Ukrainian folk songs "Oh, in the Cherry Garden" This is calm, lyrical melody. Solo plays flute and oboe accompaniment of instrumental ensemble, pizzicato violancheley and Ukrainian folk instrument Bandura. Suitable for historical, documentary and dramatic, romantic video, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
722489 2:35 Med Slow 85   


RUNNING UP - (by Silvia Marchese)  Year: 2017
Silvia Marchese An uplifting, uptempo and motivational track. Joyful and inspiring. Featuring Acoustic guitars and B4 organ sound. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
9 Mixes Available
839371 2:19 Med Fast 130   


LIVING WORLD - (by Dream Valley Music)  Year: 2015
Dream Valley Music Sweeping chords that glide among a landscape of natural sounds. A useful atmospheric bed for visuals such as environmental issues, ecology or the Natural World. Instrumental, Electronic, Dark Ambient
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Electronic, Dark Ambient
752582 3:42 No Tempo 114   
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
752578 0:30 No Tempo   
60sec - Corporate, Corporate Ambient
752579 1:04 No Tempo 152   
Variation (Underscore version) - Electronic, Drone music
752580 3:41 No Tempo 114   


SWEET WHOLESOME JOYFUL HOLIDAY: FOLKSY COMMERCIAL - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2014
Stephan Lindsjo This sweet happy feeling good track is played with ukulele and bass. It has a cheerful warm melody, nice playful bass which help to get the rich tone of an old acoustic folk song with a relaxed holiday emotion. This is an optimistic emotional folk country song for happy children, sweet commercial. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
653211 1:37 Slow 72   


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   


KELLIE MAE - (by Alan Fagan)  Year: 2013
Alan Fagan This is an old time slow, melancholy country waltz played on acoustic guitar, mandolin, upright bass and harmonicas. Traditional country band style, authentic live performance. It would also fit nicely in a documentary about the old American west, the Ozarks, Appalachia, the Great Plains, or cowboys, Instrumental, Country, Bluegrass
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Country, Bluegrass
623217 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Lead, underscore) - Country, Bluegrass
623213 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Loop (seamless loop) - Country, Bluegrass
623214 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Variation A (No Lead, underscore) - Country, Bluegrass
623216 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Variation B (Duet) - Folk, Appalachian Folk
623210 1:55 Med Slow 100   
Loop A (Duet Loop) - Folk, Appalachian Folk
623211 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Loop B (Loop No Bass) - Folk, Traditional Folk
623212 0:51 Med Slow 100   
Variation (No Bass) - Folk, Traditional Folk
623215 1:55 Med Slow 100   


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   


MY GRANDFATHER'S CLOCK - (by Mark Knox)  Year: 1876
Mark Knox An orchestral version of the timely and recognizable song by Henry Clay is popular in many cultures as a children’s song and folk/bluegrass standard. This version is a fun pops orchestra treatment well suited for commercials, a children’s theme or documentary. And of course, kids will love it too. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
731882 2:11 Med Slow 94   
30sec - Folk, Folk Oldies
731884 0:30 Med Slow 94   
60sec - Childrens, Playful Novelty
731883 1:01 Med Slow 94   


THE GOOD OLD WEST - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2008
Michael Huang A simple high spirited accoustic guitar piece from the good old west. Slow, Sweet and wonderfully pokey. Sittin' on the porch music, reflecting times past, watching kids play in the yard, or Mom baking apple pie. Song is written to loop. Hard times, dust bowl, dry goods store, 1930s and 1940s. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
343559 1:02 Medium 105   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


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   


WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN (MAIN MIX WITH FX - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2010
Alec Makinson Jolly & upbeat version of the traditional English folk song from Northumberland. Also known as 'Dance Ti Thy Daddy' or 'Thou shall have a fishy'. Opens with whistle & harmonica, then acoustic guitar joins, building to accordion band style - versions with & w/o sea fx. Instrumental, Folk, Sea Shanties
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main with sea fx) - Folk, Sea Shanties
422259 1:35 Med Slow 102   
30sec A (accordion with fx ) - European, England
422252 0:31 Med Slow 102   
30sec B (accordion mix no fx) - Folk, Traditional Folk
422238 0:31 Med Slow 102   
Full Track (main mix w/o sea fx) - Folk, European Folk
422244 1:31 Med Slow 102   
30sec (30sec flute mix) - Folk, European Folk
422243 0:32 Med Slow 102   


MOTHERLESS CHILD - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66658 4:29 Med Fast 141   


PRAIRIE LULLABY - (by Paul & Margie)
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
728637 3:20 Medium 120   


NEVER KNEW YOU AT ALL - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2004
Steve Dafoe A Sad and Sentimental Acoustic Ballad. ABC TV licensed this song for the "Secret Lives Of Women" .."American Brothel Series". Just the tale of a stronger personality in a relationship and how love goes away. Lyrical themes are Frustration, loneliness, Sadness, Being in Love and Devotion. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239623 3:08 Med Slow 101   


TOO LONG - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2005
Steve Dafoe When love is taken for granted. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
239629 2:59 Medium 127   


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   


THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2008
Paul & Margie Classic American folk song, Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
320395 4:17 Slow 72   


THE WATER IS WIDE - (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
66659 2:39 Medium 128   


JESSIE JAMES - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Mixed Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk  Caution: Mature Lyrics
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66660 4:52 Medium 123   


POOR WAYFARIN' STRANGER - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66662 4:46 Medium 115   


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   


ALL MY TRIALS - (by Paul & Margie)  Year: 2002
Paul & Margie Most Popular American Folk Songs, Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
66653 3:49 Medium 116   


JOHN HENRY - (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
66655 3:08 Medium 124   


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   


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