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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 USD $78.95  
Variation A (No Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401745 1:26 Medium 124 USD $82.95  
Variation B (Bed - Piano & J-Harp) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401749 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  
Variation C (Banjo Solo) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401748 1:26 Medium 124 USD $92.95  
Variation D (Bed - Piano Only) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401750 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  
Variation E (Banjo & Piano) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
401747 1:29 Medium 124 USD $78.95  


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 USD $61.95  
Bed (Lively Banjo) - Folk, Traditional Folk
432516 0:44 Med Slow 96 USD $61.95  


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 USD $138.95  


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 USD $105.95  
15sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556164 0:16 Medium 120 USD $22.95  
Ident - Folk, Traditional Folk
556168 0:11 Medium 120 USD $17.95  
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556166 0:31 Medium 120 USD $47.95  
Loop - Folk, Traditional Folk
556169 1:00 Medium 120 USD $87.95  
60sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556167 1:04 Medium 120 USD $97.95  
Variation (Solo Guitar) - Folk, Traditional Folk
556170 1:35 Medium 120 USD $105.95  
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
556165 0:31 Medium 120 USD $47.95  


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 USD $88.95  


THE SIMPLE GIFTS - (by Eric Waters)  Year: 2008
Eric Waters Traditional Shaker melody with sounds of nature (birds). Ideal for setting a peaceful feeling in film/video or on-hold phone systems. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
295208 0:30 Med Slow 80 USD $40.95  


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 USD $185.95  
Variation (vocal) - Country, Country Ballads
329343 2:41 Med Slow 82 USD $197.95  
Full Track (Instrumental) - Spiritual, Instrumental Gospel
342770 2:35 Med Slow 82 USD $106.95  
Variation (cue with light drums) - Folk, Traditional Folk
342772 1:12 Med Slow 82 USD $81.95  
15sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403222 0:15 Med Slow 82 USD $33.95  
30sec - Corporate, Radio/Multimedia
403218 0:30 Med Slow 82 USD $78.95  


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 USD $112.95  


GOD SAVE THE QUEEN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Majestic Accordion Anthem, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
30sec - Folk, Traditional Folk
286260 0:33 Med Slow 85 USD $51.95  


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 USD $26.95  


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 USD $89.95  


BAR BY DE MOLEN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Dutch Accordion Solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
287782 0:43 Med Slow 82 USD $54.95  


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 USD $115.95  


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 USD $89.06  


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 USD $116.95  


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 USD $81.95  


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 USD $84.95  


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 USD $99.95  
30sec A (accordion with fx ) - European, England
422252 0:31 Med Slow 102 USD $41.95  
30sec B (accordion mix no fx) - Folk, Traditional Folk
422238 0:31 Med Slow 102 USD $43.95  
Full Track (main mix w/o sea fx) - Folk, European Folk
422244 1:31 Med Slow 102 USD $93.95  
30sec (30sec flute mix) - Folk, European Folk
422243 0:32 Med Slow 102 USD $49.95  


CUCKOO CLOCK POLKA (FINNISH) - (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
282812 0:50 Fast 168 USD $66.95  


AFTER THE STORM - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2015
Derek McCorkell Mid Tempo Celtic music track featuring a variety of Traditional Celtic music instruments. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Instrumental Celtic track) - Folk, Traditional Folk
736545 3:27 Medium 100 USD $104.95  


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 USD $150.00  
60sec - Rock, Soft Rock
389961 1:00 Med Fast 130 USD $88.00  


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 USD $126.95  
Full Track (no lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836224 4:00 Medium 105 USD $126.95  
60sec A (60 sec - fiddle lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836221 1:02 Medium 105 USD $81.95  
60sec B (60 sec - guitar lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836222 1:02 Medium 105 USD $81.95  
60sec C (60 sec - no lead) - Folk, Traditional Folk
836223 1:02 Medium 105 USD $81.95  


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 USD $114.95  


AURA LEE - LOVE ME TENDER - ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Annie McGee)  Year: 2009
Annie McGee Acoustic guitar played simply, without adornment "Aura Lee" is an American Civil War song about a maiden. It was written George R. Poulton (music) tune also known as 'Love me tender'. Dreamy, Emotional, Easy style, sweet and simple acoustic track. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
376875 2:56 Slow 77 USD $183.95  
Full Track (Shorter Version) - Folk, Traditional Folk  
376874 1:11 Slow 79 USD $105.95  


EN ROULANT MA BOULE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2006
Kepha Peter Martin Nice accordian French waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
213216 0:37 Med Slow 87 USD $54.95  


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 USD $24.95  


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 USD $124.95  
60sec A - Folk, Traditional Folk
786337 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec B - Folk, Traditional Folk
786338 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec C - Folk, Traditional Folk
786340 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
60sec D - Folk, Traditional Folk
786339 1:02 Medium 108 USD $81.95  
Variation (no lead edit) - Folk, Traditional Folk
786341 4:12 Medium 108 USD $124.95  


LONDONDERRY AIR - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Irish accordion favorite, shimmering and reflective. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
279037 1:47 Mixed 168 USD $107.95  


OLD FOLKSY COUNTRY GUITAR NO 2: ACOUSTIC GUITAR - (by Stephan Lindsjo)  Year: 2013
Stephan Lindsjo Optimistic and positive country guitar tune. Uplifting and happy. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
383427 2:22 Med Slow 85 USD $40.00  


GREENSLEAVES HARP - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Harp 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
680635 0:52 Medium USD $31.95  


PASTORAL - (by Michael Huang)  Year: 2009
Michael Huang An americana pastoral piece featuring slow melodic fiddle and soft guitar playing evoking the sentimental feeling of a simpler times, families and kids, traditional ways, rural farm video game, romance, slow dancing, love song, commercial or advert. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Loop (Loopable) - Folk, Traditional Folk
362637 0:49 Med Slow 80 USD $99.95  


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 USD $189.00  


WON'T BE HURT AGAIN - (by Steve Dafoe)  Year: 2011
Steve Dafoe An Acoustic Powerful Pop Alternative Folk song! A person retreating from love as they have been hurt so much. Perfect for the bitter poignant parts of a Film on love gone wrong! Lyrically deals with Broken Hearts, Lies, Deception all in the name of romance. Male Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
474476 3:14 Med Slow 93 USD $118.95  


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 USD $89.95  


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 USD $66.95  


BELIEVE ME IF ALL THOSE ENDEARING CHARMS (WALTZ) - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2007
Kepha Peter Martin Quaint accordian waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Bed - Folk, Traditional Folk
259856 0:46 Medium 121 USD $66.95  


SHENANDOAH - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of America's most beloved folk songs becomes a warm symphonic instrumental; Use this track in scenes with reflection, memory flashback, loneliness, Civil War, southern living; Great for scenic flyovers; Radio ready; Perfect song feature for documentaries, TV, video, travelogue, or film. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
667558 3:19 Slow 70 USD $125.95  


HERO FOR OUR SOULS - INSTRUMENTAL - (by Philip Shorey)  Year: 2006
Philip Shorey Celebration is the key to enjoying life! Here is a track that will lift your spirit and remind you of the times that you triumphed over hard times and struggles. The track is played loosely, and lively with folk instruments taking advantage of their free spirit. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (European Flair) - Folk, Traditional Folk
600853 1:07 Med Fast 141 USD $81.95  
Variation (Ending) - European, European Vintage
600859 1:07 Med Fast 142 USD $81.95  


COCKELS AND MUSSELS GUITAR - (by Bobby Cole)  Year: 2014
Bobby Cole A beautiful Guitar arrangement of the well known traditional tune 'Cockels and Mussels'. 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
680619 0:46 Medium USD $30.95  


AH, MARIE - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Italian Accordion Favorite, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287785 1:46 Very Fast 185 USD $112.95  


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