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 catch-all category for traditional folk music before it became the voice of the Sixties.
Multi mood Orchestral piece with Folk Instruments, featuring balalaika & a heavenly choir. Warm & uplifting for stories of personal struggle in the heartland, with hope & warm spirits. Turns serious at 2.23 w/ church bells & atmosphere. At 3.02 the mood takes a hopeful & upbeat turn for the finale. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
A traditional, fast paced jolly tune, often used for barn dances, and ceilidhs. Ultra catchy, very hummable. Played on three English Wheatstone concertinas, including a very rare contra-bass. Usable with or without the middle section. Ideal theme tune for children's programmes, circus events. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional 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 Music, Traditional Folk
A lush blend of powerful Scottish bagpipes, tin whistle, and fiddle evoke a warm Scottish / Irish feeling, bringing a hauntingly real element to this cue. Traditional percussion elements and a false ending add to the suspense and drama. Ideal for film, TV, travel, nature, adventure, documentary. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
Warm and playful, this classic lullaby is one of the best-loved in the genre. Female vocal and guitar sounds like Joan Baez/Alison Kraus. Perfect for film & TV underscore, documentaries, ad campaigns for products that help you sleep, children’s clothing, diapers, formula, baby food. Female Vocals, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
An adaptation of a classic British traditional folk song with new contemporary but timeless lyrics. A beautiful love ballad about true loves separated in foreign lands destined to be together. Featuring classical acoustic guitar and female vocals suitable for romantic wedding proposal scene, Female Vocals, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk
A cleverly written and emotionally stirring song story in which we're left unsure whether the singer protagonist is returning to his favorite fishing spot to reminisce or take his own life. A powerful love song in solo 12 string acoustic guitar vocal presentation. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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 Music, Traditional Folk