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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 catch-all category for traditional folk music before it became the voice of the Sixties.
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GREEN BELT   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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GREEN BELT   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
Folksy Cue with calm and carefree character. Accordeon, Guitar, Rhodes and Contrabass. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. It's handmade and warm. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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JIGGLE BUG LOOP   (by Winthrop Brookhouse )  Composed: 2014
An acoustic folk tune that is great for children. TV, film, infomercial, animation or radio. Moves with a nice skipping feel, Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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TIMELESS   (by George Crisikakos )  Composed: 2014
Beautiful Mysterious track featuring a touch of Greek and Eastern Music. Didgeridoo Santoor Guitar Harmonics and percussion blend with sub drones to create a strong rhythmical soundscape. Very melodic and dreamy tune. Could also be used for war scenes scoring. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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PROJECT 85 MASTER   (by Michael Gaughan )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN HAT DANCE STRINGS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN HAT DANCE PIANO   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN HAT DANCE HARP   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN HAT DANCE GUITAR   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN HAT DANCE BRASS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEN OF HARLECH STRINGS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEN OF HARLECH PIANO   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEN OF HARLECH HARP   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEN OF HARLECH GUITAR   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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MEN OF HARLECH BRASS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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LA CUCARACHA STRINGS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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LA CUCARACHA PIANO   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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LA CUCARACHA HARP   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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LA CUCARACHA GUITAR   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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LA CUCARACHA BRASS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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WHEN JOHNNY COMES MARCHING HOME   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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SHENANDOAH   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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HAPPY TRAVELLING   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
This is Bavaria in Germany close or in Munich having a relaxing time with traditional folk. Tuba, Horns and Piano with Glockenspiel. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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THE WEDDING OF SEA   (by Majed Saleh )  Composed: 2014
Traditional Speed and rush, Action and Chasing Scene! Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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BABEL   (by Majed Saleh )  Composed: 2014
Folkloric iraqian music can be used many ways, it has a kind of ethnic rhythmic that can move the listener, Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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SWEET WHOLESOME JOYFUL HOLIDAY: FOLKSY COMMERCIAL   (by Stephan Lindsjo )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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THE SHETLAND HIGHLAND - FULL   (by Paul Gelsomine )  Composed: 2014
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
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MARIA BAVARIA   (by Hanjo Gabler )  Composed: 2014
This is Bavaria in Germany close or in Munich having a relaxing time with traditional folk. Tuba, Horns, Coprs and Accordeon with Glockenspiel. Have a listen to this stunning piece of music. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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YANKEE DOODLE   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
Traditional instrumentation mixes with contemporary rhythms to create a patriotic rendition of this classic folk song; Great as background music for anything Americana: commercials, celebrations, programs, documentaries, films, or as lead in music for TV coverage of political conventions & parades. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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HOME ON THE RANGE   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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DIXIE   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
Sweet rendition of a Southern favorite; Beautiful melancholic piano solo evolves & builds into an orchestrated piece; Perfect for all media: Use for civil war, memory flashbacks, reflection, historical documentaries, old southern culture, patriotic & political events, anything Americana; Radio ready, Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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CAMPTOWN RACES   (by Mark S. Crocker )  Composed: 2014
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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MEXICAN WALTZ   (by 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 Music, Ranchera
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DIXIE (TACK PIANO)   (by David Flavin )  Composed: 2014
Dixie theme (popular American theme of the south) performed on a tack piano with an old time saloon style feel. Anthem of the Confederacy with the lyrics I wish I was in the land of cotton, look away dixie land. 2 versions are available, one with simply piano and one with added drums and tuba. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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DIXIE   (by David Flavin )  Composed: 2014
Dixie theme (popular American theme of the south) performed on a tack piano with an old time saloon style feel. Anthem of the Confederacy with the lyrics I wish I was in the land of cotton, look away dixie land. 2 versions are available, one with simply piano and one with added drums and tuba. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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KELLIE MAE   (by 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 Music, Bluegrass
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FLOWING MOUNTAIN STREAM   (by Bobby & Leslie Sahlen )  Composed: 2013
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
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THE DANCE OF JOY   (by Marco Pesci )  Composed: 2013
Upbeat and uplifting folk dance with happy vibe, completely acoustic, featuring gypsy instruments like bandoneon, guitar, trombone, violins, tambourine, ecc. Perfect for commercials and corporates. Will put a smile on your face and will make you want to get up and start dancing while clapping hands. Instrumental, Corporate Music, Corporate Folk Music
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KALINKA   (by Vlad Zakrevsky )
Famous Russian "Kalinka" performed by a native singer Zhenya, and featuring acoustic ensemble. Female Vocals, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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AMAZING SAXY GRACE   (by Ethereal Motion )  Composed: 2013
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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MORNING RAIN   (by Aaron Saloman )  Composed: 2006
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
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HERO FOR OUR SOULS - INSTRUMENTAL   (by Philip Shorey )  Composed: 2006
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
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TRACK003   (by Alexey Parfyonov )  Composed: 2013
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
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RED RIVER VALLEY   (by MX47 )  Composed: 2013
Ethereal and haunting rendition of the traditional cowboy folk tune. A deeply expressive keyboard ensemble arrangement with background vocals reflects the fond heartfelt memories of the American pioneer experience. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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THE LEPRECHAUNS IN IRELAND   (by Ola Melander )  Composed: 2013
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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SIDESTEP   (by Patrick Williams )  Composed: 2012
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
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