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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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FOLK SONG OF INDIA 2 - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin East Indian Accordion Solo, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287784 1:41 Med Slow 92 USD $107.95  


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 USD $91.95  


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  


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  


HELSTON FURY DANCE (MAIN MIX) - (by Alec Makinson)  Year: 2011
Alec Makinson Old English processional May dance that conjours up warm summer afternoons enjoying this slow-med dance performed by traditional cloggers or Morris dancers. Features tradtional instruments - fiddles, melodeons, bell-sticks, whistle, drums. Also known as 'The Floral Dance'. Main mix & 30sec mix. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (main mix) - Folk, Traditional Folk
482394 1:44 Med Slow 86 USD $104.95  
30sec (30sec commercial) - Folk, British Folk
482393 0:31 Med Slow 86 USD $43.95  


EXPECTATIONS - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Russian Jewish Accordion Waltz, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287795 1:53 Fast 164 USD $112.95  


RED LION HORNPIPE - (by Jonathan Geer)  Year: 2010
Jonathan Geer A traditional New England folk tune arranged for violin, bass and harpsichord. Has a rugged classical feeling. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
397871 2:34 Fast 167 USD $120.95  


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  


IMAYO - (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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
287789 1:37 Slow 70 USD $106.95  


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  


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 USD $115.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - Classical, Classical Piano
537341 2:37 Med Slow 90 USD $200.95  


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 USD $112.95  


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 USD $168.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - Folk, Traditional Folk
537454 2:11 Med Slow 90 USD $113.95  


FINNISH WALTZ - (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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
282813 1:53 Med Fast 135 USD $112.95  


THE WALTZER - (by Derek McCorkell)  Year: 2015
Derek McCorkell Medium paced Folk Waltz instrumental, great for pub scene/party get together very listenable, good variation of Traditional Folk related Instruments. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track (Folk Waltz) - Folk, Traditional Folk
737403 3:01 Med Slow 93 USD $94.95  


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 USD $103.95  


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 USD $119.95  


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 USD $107.95  


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  


THE OLD BAR ENTERTAINER - (by Jay Marsman)  Year: 2010
Jay Marsman A lo-fi version with bar sounds of the famous rag: 'The Entertainer' from Scott Joplin. Good for silent film, slapstick, wild west etc. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
438018 3:26 Very Fast 180 USD $124.95  
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
438019 3:26 Very Fast 180 USD $124.95  


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 USD $115.95  


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  


GREEN SLEEVE - (by Peter Roe)  Year: 2012
Peter Roe This is famous traditional folk song. Boosted with epicness. This is one of the best modern versions out there. Great for commercials, trailers or movies. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
540769 2:04 Med Slow USD $104.95  


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  


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 USD $117.95  
30sec - Folk, Folk Oldies
731884 0:30 Med Slow 94 USD $44.95  
60sec - Childrens, Playful Novelty
731883 1:01 Med Slow 94 USD $89.95  


FINSKA VALSEN - (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
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
282806 1:22 Med Slow 93 USD $117.95  


CAMPTOWN RACES - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2014
Mark S. Crocker One of the true gems of America's minstrel era; Although a contemporary version, this track still exudes the charm of the original folk song with 2 tempos & interesting instrumentation; Use in film, TV, videos, or documentaries associated with American living in the 1850's, cowboys, or westerns. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
635021 2:14 Med Fast 134 USD $95.95  


SHENANDOAH - (by Ethereal Motion)  Year: 2012
Ethereal Motion This is an entirely new and original look at a folk song that dates back to the early 19th century. Arranged for solo soprano with piano accompaniment by Gay Santerre. Full of musical imagery, the accompaniment very vividly imitates a river throughout the 1st and 2nd verse. Female Vocals, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
537344 3:16 Med Slow 90 USD $115.95  
Variation (Instrumental) - Dramatic, Dramatic Solo Piano
537347 3:16 Med Slow 90 USD $115.95  


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  


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 USD $108.95  


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 USD $123.95  


AHYAZIN - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Charming & Sinewy Accordion Melody, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
286257 2:14 Med Slow 96 USD $134.95  


SPIRIT OF TIBET - (by A-P-M Productions)  Year: 2010
A-P-M Productions Tibetan drone, ancient sounding, very dramatic, usable in desert scenes or anything requiring an eerie, yet sophisticated feel. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
452145 2:29 Med Slow 100 USD $107.95  


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  


DANNY BOY - (by Kepha Peter Martin)  Year: 2008
Kepha Peter Martin Modern Jazz accordion rendition of an old standard, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
279040 2:10 Mixed USD $127.95  


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 USD $142.95  


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  


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 USD $144.95  


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 USD $105.95  


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 USD $125.95  


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 USD $137.95  


GALLOWS AT SUNSET - (by Mario Pompetti)  Year: 2009
Mario Pompetti Slow folkish guitar track, waiting for the gallows is theme of track great for many uses. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
355699 3:30 Med Slow 92 USD $139.95  


BRING A TORCH JEANETTE ISABELLA - (by Mark S. Crocker)  Year: 2016
Mark S. Crocker Rhythmic instrumental arrangement of the 16th century French Christmas carol; Useful in a variety of scenes portraying the Christmas season; Radio ready and perfect for holiday shoppers, Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk  
826107 2:06 Med Fast 149 USD $89.95  


THE TATTERED HOOD - (by David M Brown)  Year: 2016
David M Brown Tribal flute invoke ancient times and strumming guitar move you through the forest of the tune. Instrumental, Folk, Traditional Folk
Type Play Track Info Catalog ID Min:Sec Tempo & BPM Price Control
Full Track - Folk, Traditional Folk
788666 3:11 Med Slow 97 USD $118.95  


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 USD $146.95  


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  


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