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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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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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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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MEXICAN HAT DANCE PIANO   (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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MEXICAN HAT DANCE GUITAR   (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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MEN OF HARLECH PIANO   (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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MEXICAN HAT DANCE 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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MEXICAN HAT DANCE STRINGS   (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 BRASS   (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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LA CUCARACHA HARP   (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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AMAZING GRACE   (by Dynamite Chick Publishing )
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LA CUCARACHA BRASS   (by Bobby Cole )  Composed: 2014
Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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OLDFOLKCOUNTRYDANCE ENDING   (by Joel Hunger )  Composed: 2013
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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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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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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WON'T YOU STAY   (by Steve Dafoe )  Composed: 2003
The realization that it's over but it never hurts to ask "Won't You Stay"! Lyrical themes are Unrequited Love, Regret, Sadness, Depression, Anguish, Desperation, Broken Hearts, Wishing to be in Love, Loneliness and the Frustration of it all. Male Vocals, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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BRANDISI   (by Kepha Peter Martin )
Italian Accordion Solo (Verdi), Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk, Giuseppe Verdi
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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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ACOUSTIC COMMERCIAL   (by Valencia Magic )  Composed: 2012
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 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 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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BLACKBERRY BLOSSOM   (by Jonathan Geer )  Composed: 2010
A fast, energetic traditional bluegrass tune with violin, guitar and bass. Do si do, swing your partner. Lively Fiddle Bluegrass Folk Guitar Violin Bass Upbeat Energetic Fun Happy Excited Joyful Down Home Traditional Americana Rustic Rugged Rough Country Lively -- great fun, swinging, wholesome. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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OH! SUSANNA (BANJO & PIANO & JAW HARP)   (by Music Boutique )  Composed: 1848
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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SHE'LL BE COMIN' ROUND THE MOUNTAIN ORCHESTRAL   (by Erik Haddad )  Composed: 2009
A fun orchestral arrangement of the American folk classic "She'll Be Comin Round The Mountain". Great for everything from children's to historical productions. 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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SHE'LL BE COMING AROUND THE MOUNTAIN   (by Adagio Music )  Composed: 1890
Here's the traditional American folk song done with flair in the old saloon style piano playing. The piece has a grand authentic western feel with the wood block percussion and a strumming uke. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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DIAMONDS AND GOLD   (by Purple Mountain )  Composed: 2008
Strong mid tempo contemporary folk piece with acoustic instruments. This crystalline recording is great for a folksy backwoods Video Tv and more, Male Vocals, Sound-Alikes Music, Bob Dylan Soundalikes
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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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EARLY SPRING   (by Jeremy Sherman )  Composed: 2009
Gentle, folky, with acoustic guitars and sparse piano on the middle 8. Atmospheric, earthly, great for media use. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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OH! SUSANNA (HONKY TONK PIANO)   (by Music Boutique )  Composed: 1848
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
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HIGHWAY MAN   (by Jeremy Sherman )  Composed: 2009
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 Music, Traditional Folk
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BONAPARTE'S RETREAT   (by Jonathan Geer )  Composed: 2010
A well-known fiddle tune arranged for violin, percussion, guitars and piano. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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OLD FOLKSY COUNTRY GUITAR NO 2: ACOUSTIC GUITAR   (by Stephan Lindsjo )  Composed: 2013
Optimistic and positive country guitar tune. Uplifting and happy. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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FROG LEGS RAG   (by Jay Marsman )  Composed: 2010
An old sounding version of the famous rag: 'Frog Legs Rag' from James Scott. Good for wild west, silent film, slapstick etc. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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AZK IM PARABANTZ   (by Kepha Peter Martin )
Solo Cafe Accordion, Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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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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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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SOLDIER'S JOY   (by Jonathan Geer )  Composed: 2010
An old time bluegrass fiddle tune raw and unadorned. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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FISHER'S HORNPIPE   (by Jonathan Geer )  Composed: 2010
A traditional fiddle tune performed by solo violin. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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ALOUETTE   (by Kepha Peter Martin )
French Canadien Cafe Accordion, Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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CHILDGROVE   (by Jonathan Geer )  Composed: 2010
A dark, traditional english folk tune arranged for bass, guitar, violin and bells. Haunting cinematic lullaby. Folk Fiddle Lullaby Sad Guitar Bass Acoustic Bells Celeste, Soulful Traditional, Minor key, Lonely Mysterious Fantasy. Movie Trailer, Film Credits. Heartbreaking, traditional soundtrack. Instrumental, Folk Music, Traditional Folk
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